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Festival Fun Time!!

Kite Festival

(The Windscape Kite Festival attracts people from all over the world)

It's festival season in Swift Current. The Long Days Night Music Festival begins tonight (Thursday) with The Wet Secrets, Friday night it's the Johnny Mccuaig Band rocking the big tent and Hollerado headlines Saturday, it also features a Sunday matinee. Some tickets are still available in advance at Pharmasave or they can be purchased at the door.

The Windscape Kite Festival is set for Saturday and Sunday and is a free event that's great for the whole family. The kite festival attracts thousands of visitors, including many international, to Swift Current every year.

Swift Current's biggest annual party is now less than a week away. Frontier Days 2016 opens June 29 and will feature a whole lot of "Riden, Rockin, and Livestockin".

Free Smiles Gets Matt This Week's Eagle Acknowledgement!!

Matt and me

(Matt even brought Ken his very own clown nose!)

Matthew Drummond is this week's Eagle Acknowledgement. Matt loves to hand out free smiles all over Swift Current and for that we hooked him up with a gift card from Schultz Ranch Country Meats in Morse.

Congratulations Matthew and keep handing out the free smiles, the world can never have enough :D

Join Us For Hotdog Day!

hotdogs15

(hotdog day 2015)

Join us for hotdogs!!

Goldenwest Radio's annual hotdog days are coming up this week. Join us for hotdogs hot off the grill, cold pop, and a bag of chips at our studios in Swift Current, 134 Central Avenue North on Tuesday, June 21 from 11:30 - 1:30, and at our Shaunavon studios on Centre Street this Friday, June 24 also from 11:30 until 1:30.

It's our way of saying thanks to you our loyal listeners and you can also help us welcome summer 2016 to the great southwest by joing us for hotdog days.

By the way, summer officially arrives in Saskatchewan at 4:34pm today (Monday).

Five For The Fair Starts This Monday!!

Frontier Days

You can be off to Frontier Days 2016 from the Eagle and the Swift Current Ag & Ex with a VIP package by playing Five For The Fair starting this Monday, June 20!!

From June 20-23 one lucky listener every morning will have a chance to answer my five questions and if you can answer them all correctly I'll hook you up with a VIP pack that includes tickets to all the concerts, CCA Rodeo passes, and i-ride passes for the midway!!

Be listening for our "fair foods" cue to call and play Five For The Fair starting this Monday on the Eagle, Swift Current's Rock Radio.

Brandon's The Big Winner On His First Father's Day!!

Brandon and baby

(Brandon and his baby girl Harper. Photo courtesy Sarah Casselman Facebook page)

A big congratulations to first time dad Brandon Casselman who was the winner of our Father's Day Executive Golf Get Away to Medicine Hat! Brandon wins an overnight stay at the Home Inn Express Medicine Hat, two - 18 hole rounds of golf with cart, and Wilson golf balls

This will be Brandon's first Father's Day with his baby girl Harper and a big thanks to his wife Sarah who entered his name. Enjoy Brandon and Happy Father's Day to all dads!!

June Is Gigantic On The Eagle!!

Fronteri Days Pic

(The midway is always a popular attraction at Frontier Days/swiftcurrentonline.com file photo)

If you want to win free stuff to some of the fantastic events in Swift Current in the next few weeks then keep it locked on the Eagle 94.1 and follow our social media.

Starting this Monday, June 13 I'll be giving away tickets and passes to the Long Days Night Music Festival & the Windscape Kite Festival with a game called local landmarks. We'll see how well you know your city.

On Monday, June 20 I'll start giving away some outstanding prize packages for Frontier Days that will include concert and rodeo tickets, as well as i-ride passes for the midway. Details on how you can take your shot at winning those is on the way in the coming days, and of course every Tuesday and Thursday you can win passes to the Clearwater Drive-In at Kyle if you can identify my movie clip.

June is gigantic for prizes and freebies on Swift Current's rock radio...the Eagle 94.1!!

 

Another Busy Weekend Coming Up!!

Tekeyla

(Tekeyla from the Health & Wellness Expo joined Ken on the Eagle morning show this week)

It's another jam packed weekend of activities in our city. The Ride For Dad in support of the fight against Prostate Cancer is happening Saturday. It all starts with a pancake breakfast at Living Sky Casino at 7am. The parade of about 175 bikers will then roll up Central Avenue before heading out on their trek across the southwest with stops in Shaunavon, Eastend, and Maple Creek before making their way back to Swift Current.

The Southwest Youth Emergency Shelter is hosting their second annual Run For Shelter on Saturday also. It starts at Kinetic Park and will follow the Chinook Pathway so watch for the participants tomorrow. The initial run last year raised around $10,000 and organizers are hoping to build on that this year.

The Health & Wellness Expo goes Saturday from 11-6 and Sunday from 10-5 at the Colonel Clifton Centre and will have displays, products, and presentations that can help you live a healthy lifestyle.

The Swift Current Indians kick off a four game home stand on Sunday afternoon against the Weyburn Beavers. First pitch is 2:05 at Mitchell Field. The Indians are off to a great start with a 7&2 record so far.

Whatever your plans are for the weekend, have a great one!!

 

 

Excitement Building For Frontier Days 2016!!

Bryce

Bryce Burnett of the Swift Current Ag. & Ex.

Swift Current's biggest annual party, Frontier Days 2016 opens three weeks from Wednesday, on June 29. A big part of Frontier Days every year is the 4-H cattle shows. Bryce Burnett from the SC Ag. & Ex. stopped by the Eagle morning show on Tuesday to tell us about a couple big days for 4-H  at Frontier Days this year:

https://soundcloud.com/user-174077582/bryce-burnett-cattle

The Eagle will also have some fantastic Frontier Days prize packs to give away later this month so keep it locked on 94.1, follow our social media (facebook/Twitter), and swiftcurrentonline.com for details on how you can win those!!

SWYES Run For Shelter

Kayla

(Kayla from SWYES)

The South West Youth Emergency Shelter is getting set to host their second annual Run For Shelter on June 11th.

The day will feature a 5km, 10km half and full marathon and everyone is welcome to come out to run, walk, bike, or blade. It starts at Kinetic Park and will follow the Chinook Pathway. To register or for more information email [email protected], check their website at www.swyes.com or find them on Facebook.

The first run last year was a huge success and raised in the area of $10,000 for SWYES and organizers are hoping to build on that this year.

Indians Ready To Start The Season

Indians ball

(Swift Current Indians 2015 home opener)

The Swift Current Indians are ready to open the 2016 season this weekend. The Tribe open on the road in Moose Jaw Saturday night before hosting the Miller Express in the home opener Sunday afternoon at Mitchell Field with the first pitch at 2:05.

The team this year will be a big club with an average height of 6'3" and weight of over 200lbs. Sunday's home opener is pack the park and the Eagle is a game sponsor. We'll be there Sunday afternoon handing out prizes at the game. The Indians play a 48 game Western Major Baseball League regular season, 24 home and 24 away.

Season tickets and individual game tickets can be purchased in advance at Pharmasave.

 

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