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My Week in the Southwest

This past week was filled with baseball, dinosaurs, and concerts!

On Thursday, I headed out to the East Block of Grasslands National Park for "Fossil Fever!". I went on a hike through the valley, and got a chance to see a real triceratops fossil! I learned about the different rock formations and I witnessed quicksand for the first time.

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(This is actually a triceratops fossil.)

Swift Current hosted the AA Minor Western Canada Baseball Championships this past Saturday, and I got to hangout at the ball diamonds and work the concession! There was quite a turn out and we had lots of fun serving up burgers and hot dogs for the folks in town!

 

On Saturday night, I headed out to Gowan's Grove for the Bears in Hazenmore EP Release. Stacy Tinant and Colter Wall kicked off the night with two incredible performances, and Bears in Hazenmore had the crowd captivated with their songs from the EP, as well as a few covers. This crew is going to go far!

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Check back in next week for more adventures with Shanna!

Finals start tonight...

Swift Current Indians are on a roll, sweeping first the Weyburn Beavers followed by the Regina Red Sox, it's down to the wire...

Tonight is game one of the finals against the Medicine Hat Mavericks, first pitch at Mitchell Field at 7:05.

Kim Johnston, host of MY96 in Medicine Hat, sent out a friendly wager to me this morning... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3_Nps796kDs&

So naturally I had to fire a response back... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aRHnVtKkFSk&;

It's all in good fun, but honestly Kim really is a huge fan of the Tribe so I look forward to fufilling his dream of getting back into a SC ball cap!

Come out tonight to pack the park, tickets can be purchased at the gate!

and the winner is...

Listening for #KershawClassic paid off for Patti Highsaw (Mankota) and Shannon Poff (Swift Current) they were the 9th callers and won tickets to tonights SOLD OUT show!







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Rain Watcher, Grant Schierlink, called the other day and we had him choose a number between one and ten... he chose nine.

I had Patti & Shannon both pick and number, Patti (6)/Shannon(5) so Patti and her husband Lionel will not only be attending the show at the Sky Centre but will have the opportunity to Meet & Greet Mr. Kershaw!

Congrats winners!

Power outage = No Kershaw

We successfully gave away tickets to Sammy Kershaw this morning, Patti Highsaw from Mankota was the 9th caller during "She Don't Know She's Beautiful". Congrats!

During "Haunted Heart" other forces came into play and the power at our transmitter site went down, therefore postponing the final pair of tickets! Spooky!

As a result, to make it fair for everyone, we will be playing a #KershawClassic tomorrow between 6-9am, same as this morning... when you hear his smooth sultry voice, be the 9th caller and you could be on your way to the sold out performance at the Sky Centre!

Blake Berglund & the Vultures will be opening.

Now that the power is back on, it's just a matter of finding the appropriate dress for the occasion! :) See you tomorrow night!

Concerts, Rodeos, Dog Parks... Oh My!

Well, it was another fun weekend in the southwest!

On Friday, I went to the Frenchman River Gospel Jamboree in Shaunavon. There was alot of amazing talent up there with Catherine Lewans, 321 Improv, and Link Union! It was a friendly, compassionate atmosphere in the Crescent Point Wickenheiser Centre, and Catherine had the audience in awe.

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Next stop was Eastend's Centennial on Saturday. I spent the day out there, and it was the best small town centennial I've been to yet! They had a little street fair, a HUGE parade, and an awesome rodeo. The rodeo featured mini chuck wagon races, and it was the cutest and most entertaining thing I've ever attended. What's so mini about it? Mini horses! They ran a few races, and the CJSN chuck wagon won the calcutta race! They also had the J&S Trick Riders out there putting on a great show, as well as Team Masters with their beautiful Percherons! It was seriously the coolest thing to watch.

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On Sunday, I went to the Swift Current Dog Park's Grand Opening! It was the greatest way to spend my Sunday... Puppy kisses galore! There was lots of dogs running around at the park enjoying the 28 acres of free space, as well as a demonstration from the RCMP K-9 Unit. Pet Valu was also there handing out treats for our furry friends. Raffle draws, tours, and a reveal of the proposed dog park design.. it was a wonderful way to spend the afternoon!

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That was all for this weekend! I had a great time with all the folks at the events, so make sure you're having fun this summer! I hope you had a lovely August Long!

Pre-August Long!

Hey, guys! It's finally here... August long. It's time to kick back, relax and actually enjoy summer before heading back to the office on Tuesday. Whatever your weekend plans are, I hope you have a wonderful time and make some memories! This is what's up in the southwest this August long weekend:

Friday

Tonight, I'm heading out to Shaunavon for the Frenchman River Gospel Jamboree! I'm so excited, and there's some awesome headliners this weekend, too. Check out www.frgj.ca for more information regarding show times and tickets!

Saturday

Saturday I'll be spending the day out at Eastend for their centennial. I'm pretty stoked to see what Eastend has in store! From what I hear, it's going to be lots of fun with chuck wagon races, a street fair, and fireworks!

Sunday

On Sunday, the dog park is hosting a grand opening, weather permitting. It's set to go from 2 to 5pm east of Hillcrest cemetary on Highway #4 south. There will be raffle draws, tours, and refreshments for dogs and their humans, as well as a reveal of the proposed dog park design.

This is just my plan for the weekend based on what I have time to get to, but there's a ton of events going on this weekend! The Herbert Stampede, the Reno Rodeo in Consul, the Ponteix Centennial, and Fort Walsh's Trades Day!

All information on events in the southwest can be found by clicking on the Events Calendar under the Features tab.

Have a fun and safe weekend! I hope to see you guys out there enjoying yourselves. :)

#TBT mixed with a little long weekend action

In the past few months, #TBT has become a staple to our listeners, and we get quite an eclectic taste of requests! Everything and anything goes as long as you fulfill these requirements:

- Can't be anything newer than 2000
- Has to be a country song... obviously
- Should be upbeat as we don't want to put the rest of the audience to sleep! zzz

Pretty easy to follow and this week there was a couple of specials requests which kept things interesting!

The 28th Annual CCA/CRA Herbert Stampede kicks off tonight, so Albert Woelk a representative from the Gouldtown area made a special request.




So you heard, we did play "Coward of the County" and no I will not be participating in the Wild Cow Race! You can spectate alongside me as the event happens this Sunday at the Herbert Rodeo Grounds.

A longtime, loyal listener is celebrating a birthday this weekend and shares it with her twin brother. Evelyn Wiebe, we hope you enjoyed your request and have a happy birthday!




This morning we gave away our final pair of tickets to the Frenchman River Gospel Jam and I haven't heard a listener get this excited in a very long time...




You can still get tickets at www.frgj.ca - Link Union headlines tonight, Jason Blaine tomorrow and The Oak Ridge Boys round off the weekend on Sunday. Just a heads up there was a misprint on the Sunday passes, doors open at 1:15 and the show starts at 2pm.

Enjoy the weekend, whether its a rodeo performance, FRGJ, a centennial event or maybe just some downtime at home!

Herbert Stampede

The 28th Annual Herbert Stampede is approaching this weekend! $10 admission gets you into the rodeo action which kicks off Friday night right through Sunday afternoon.

The CCA/CRA approved rodeo is a long-standing event people from the community look forward to annually and it brings a lot of folks in from all over.

Secretary/Treasurer on the committee for the Hertbert Stampede, Brian Cornelson joined us this morning on the show and wanted to make sure people knew about not only the rodeo, cabarets, and wild west parade but the wild cow race taking part on Sunday.







Rob McLane & Against the Grain will be performing both Friday/Saturday nights, no minors allowed. You can get tickets for the dance at the gate.

Here is a video from a few years back to give you an idea of the wild cow race... http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WzvgzmRcJEM

Happy Tuesday!

A Weekend of No Sleep, Just Fun!

Hey, guys! I had so much fun this weekend and I honestly couldn't wait to share it with you. I had the chance to go on another roadtrip, and believe it or not, I didn't get lost this time!

On Friday night, I hit up the Lyric Theatre for some open stage talent. I try to get there as often as I can, because it's always a lot of fun and we have some incredible talent here in Swift. If you were there, you may have seen some familiar faces as there were a number of people hanging out at the Lyric including some radio station folks! Candace and I even jumped on stage and sang a couple songs.

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Saturday I checked out Market Square. I love going to Market Square, and I think we're very fortunate to have a community that can put it all together. From fashion to fresh produce, Market Square has it all! It's just a bonus that everyone there is a friendly face AND there's some awesome musical talent. I got some carrots and sprouts for a snack, and I have never tasted carrots that good! I think I'm going to start doing my grocery shopping at Market Square on Saturdays. It's so worth it to go.

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Next, I headed out to the Frenchman Valley Campground at Grasslands National Park for the Sleep Under the Stars Party! I had so much fun, and I got to know some pretty rad folks! We had a full day with kayaking, wagon rides, hikes, and of course scouting for some Black-Footed Ferrets at midnight.

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The picture above is just a piece of the history from this area. This was one of the first homesteads and by far the largest. There used to be a barn standing here as well, but unfortunately burned down last summer in a grass fire. We stopped here during our wagon ride to check out the historical site.

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We went kayaking in the Frenchman River, too! It was lots of fun, and yet so peaceful. However, a few of our fellow kayakers found out how tippy the boats could be and took a little dip in the river. ;)

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We had a delicious feast after kayaking and wagon rides! Burgers, hotdogs, and veggies! Next, we got all geared up to search for some ferrets in the dark. We put on gators, flashlights, and backpacks filled with all the equipment you need to find a ferret. Unfortunately, we didn't see any ferrets, but we did get to hangout with nature in the calmest environment surrounded by a sky so thick with stars you could swim in them. It was breathtaking. The fact that you could hear a herd of bison just ten feet away from you was really cool, too!

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After looking for ferrets until around midnight, I spent the night out there in a tent and it was lovely! The next morning we were awoken with a full breakfast spread of pancakes and sausage. There was one last hike to go on, but we had to hit the road to get to our next destination. 

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On our way home, we spotted a field full of these little guys! They're Black-tailed Prairie Dogs, and this is just one of the 19 dog towns they have out at Grasslands National Park! It was a really neat thing to see.

When we made it back to Swift, I scooted over to the Mennonite Village at Kinetic Park where they were having their 20th Annual Watermelon Festival! Not only did I enjoy the roll kuchen and watermelon, but I had a hidden agenda! I handed out Stars calendars to people at random and took some pictures with them! If you see me at events, chances are I'll have some prizes to give away. Come say hi and take a picture with me, and it's all yours!

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I stopped by Doc's Town on the way for "Down on the Farm" and I got to pet some ridiculously adorable fur babies. They had farm animals on display, as well as demonstrations of different farm chores like milking!

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Out of all the events I've attended, I'd say this past weekend was the most fun! Sleep Under the Stars is an annual event, so make sure to mark your calendars for the 4th weekend in July! ... And then come back to Swift for some roll kuchen!

Check back on Thursday for next weekend's upcoming events! Hint: Think 'centennial'. ;)

For more information, click on the Events Calendar. See you soon!

Events This Weekend!

Hey, guys! We've got some awesome events lined up for this weekend, so try your best to get out there!

Friday

Starting off tonight is the Lyric Theatre's Open Stage! I go to almost every one of the open stage events at the Lyric and it's always a great time filled with even better music! You're guaranteed to see some familiar faces as well! Candace from Magic 97.1 and I are both performing tonight, so come cheer us on!

Saturday

Saturday morning I'll be checking out Market Square. There's always something neat to check out and the live music adds a nice touch. :)

Saturday afternoon I'm heading out to Frenchman Valley campground for Sleep Under the Stars Party! An afternoon filled with kayaking, wagon rides, music, and a chance to seek out the black footed ferrets! You can join me, too! Click on the Events Calendar for more information and give them a call! It all starts at 4pm at the West Block

Sunday

Sunday is Doc's Town's Down on the Farm! Cute farm animals will be on display, and you can even try your hand at milking! (I'll cross another 'first' off my list).

Sunday is also Climax's Family Day! It'll be a great day to be out and about in your community.

This weekend is full of great events to be apart of, so grab a friend and find some fun in the southwest. :)

For more information on events happening this weekend, click on the Events Calendar. See you soon!

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