Hi, I'm Tracey! The Introduction
Hi everyone! I guess you could call this my “Introduction to Swift Current” blog. My name is Tracey and because this is my first blog for Magic 97, I'd like make sure to do it right! Look, I've even added a couple of photos of myself! Now when you see me around town, you can go, “Hey, look that's the new girl from Magic 97!” Hopefully you'll recognize me though because I probably won't be wearing the headphones...BUT there IS a VERY good possibility that I'll be wearing the toque!
I am so happy to be a part of the Magic 97 team!! WOOP! WOOP! I'll give you a little run down of “Me”. I grew up around here and went to High School at the Comp. Then I moved away to go to Art school. I stayed in Medicine Hat for a few years...but with life's twists and turns, I made the decision to move back to Swift Current! I'm happy to be closer to family. Yay Family!
I have to say, I'm enjoying the happy, friendly faces in Swift Current! What I've really noticed is just how friendly and helpful people are! Okay, here's an example of how helpful people are here in Swift Current...I was walking out of a store and my “To Do” list flew out of my hands. I could have let it go but I had stuff on there! At any rate, I decided to chase my little piece of paper across the street. Of course the paper didn't stop and kept flying around as soon as I got close to it. I'm sure you've all had this happen. Anyway, this very nice man driving down the street must of saw me running after it and took time to actually pull over, jump out of his truck and grab the piece of paper for me! I quickly got in a “Thank You so much” before he jumped back in his truck and drove off. So nice! Right?! Anyway, it's those friendly gestures from total strangers that makes it great to be back home!
So if you see me around, on the street or chasing after a piece of paper, make sure to say Hi! (maybe even help me chase down my paper?) See ya around people...and keep up the Random Acts of Kindness Swift Current!
Tuesday disguised as a Monday
Happy Thanksgiving! Did you get stuffed with stuffing, and all the other trimmings of a turkey dinner?
It's okay. Turkey comas happen to us all - we gorge ourselves... what, 3 times per year? It's all good! But how do you combat the post-apocalyptic effects of turkey dinners?
Fortunately - the City of Swift Current's Community Services Department has got our backs in the activity department! So if you're feeling a bit sluggish - hit them up for some ways to get back into your skinny jeans comfortably!
The Broncos are headed back to their barn!
The Swift Current Broncos are FINALLY back to their home barn on Friday and Saturday this weekend - and thanks to SWT, you have the chance to win $100 for every home game this season just by being a crazy, loud, fun, supportive, team-spirited, Broncos fan!
Seriously - Candace is on the microphone for the games this weekend and she'll be looking for you hardcore Broncos fans all game - with the $100 being awarded to the SWT "Fan of the Game" midway through the 3rd period.
PS. try to get Candace's attention. This is what she'll be wearing.
The Kootenay Ice are in town Friday - and Tri-City Americans make the trip to Swifty on Saturday. Game time both nights at the Credit Union iPlex is 7:00 - and the Stable has early bird ticket prices up till 3pm on Game Days.
So what are you waiting for? Get your tickets and let's support the boys in blue!
Oktoberfest - This has GOTTA be fun!
Oh hey - Dickson Agencies is helping out the Legion Building Fund in Swift Current with an Oktoberfest event on the 18th of October - sound fun?! Give Dickson Agencies a call for tickets! 306-773-0624
In Your Face!
What an honor to have Juno award winner Mitch Dorge in the studio yesterday.
Mitch, drummer with the Crash Test Dummies, is in Swift Current all week to talk about making informed life decision with local students.
Presented by The Co-operators, his "In Your Face and Interactive" presentation takes Mitch's unique, thought-provoking talk about responsible decision making to schools across Canada.
The presentation is tailored to the needs of participating schools, and topics can range from drug & alcohol awareness, peer pressure, driving safety, bullying, and goal setting.
His schedule for the rest of the week is as follows:
Wednesday, Sept 24 - 9-11am at Ecole Centennial School
Wednesday, Sept 24 - 1-3pm at Maverick School
Friday, Sept 26 - 10:30am-12pm & 1:50-3:20pm at the Comp
A lengthy (and entertaining!) interview between Mitch & Candace aired on Magic 97 yesterday - but one of the completely unexpected parts of the interview, pertaining to the Crash Test Dummies, can be heard here.
On tap for today...
Fall into Christmas is fast approaching. We have prizes to give away from a show vendor this morning and every weekday morning until the show gets underway at Kinetic Park.
The Magic 97 River Run - it's happening!
In case you missed it, we announced yesterday the 1st Annual Magic 97 River Run!
With proceeds going to the Dr. Noble Irwin Regional Healthcare Foundation, this non-competitive, 5k walk/run or 10k run will take place on Saturday, September 20th at 9am.
Onsite registration on race day will kick off at 8am, BUT you can register TODAY! Just click here!
Candace explains details on the Magic Morning Show today... hear them here:
Thanks to our amazing sponsors: Bowditch Promotions, Nutters, and the Pioneer Co-Op.
Start training today and support our local hospital!
Talking about... GARBAGE!
Literally - garbage.
Waste collection has been a hot-button topic in Swift Current of late. There's been some confusion, some frustration, and there have been some developments!
Mayor Jerrod Schafer dropped by the Magic Morning Show with Candace yesterday morning to discuss what is new. Hear their chat here:
Additionally, the City of Swift Current has posted a helpful dose of information to alleviate any further confusion. It's posted on the Magic 97 Facebook page.
The weather this week is cooling down - some spectacular light shows east of Swift Current last night. Looking like thundershowers will occur again tonight. If you, or someone you know, is planning to play Men's Night at Elmwood Golf & Country Club - double check to make sure it's still a go for the 4pm shotgun start time. Call the pro shop at 306-778-GOLF.
Morning show chatter
Tomorrow evening at The Lyric Theatre they are having their Open Stage Summer Series. It's going to be a great evening and if you would like to perform call Marc at 306-773-6292. The Headliner Band 'Bears in Hazenmore" will be opening the evening at 8:30pm.
Meghan Chisholm was the first person from Saskatchewan to ever swim the English Channel and if you haven't had a chance to meet her, you can this Sunday at Fairview Pool from 2pm - 5pm. Admission is only $2.00 which will be donated to JDRF.
This Friday is the last day for Giant Tiger's Back to School Contest. When you hear the "school bell"between 6am - 9am, be the first caller at 306-773-0971 and you will win a $50 gift certificate for Giant Tiger. At Giant Tiger they are Canada's Low Price Back to School Giant!
Chatter from Magic Morning Show
On the Magic Morning Show we covered so many things happening this week and upcoming weekend and want to make sure you don't miss anything...
Giant Tiger's "Back to School" Contest starts today and will run all week long (Aug 11-15) on the Magic Morning show between 6am - 9am. When you hear the school bell, be the first caller and you will win a $50 gift card from Giant Tiger! Call 306-773-0971 ~ Good Luck!
Congratulations to Shelley who was our first Winner this morning.
On Wednesday, The City of Swift Current Community Services is throwing a HUGE end of the summer party for the youth of Swift Current! Youth between the ages of 10-17 yrs old are invited to Lt. Colonel Clifton Centre from 6:30pm - 9pm. There will be giant inflatable games, interactive station, board games, food & don't forget it will be FUN as well as FREE event!
Groovin in the Park will be ending the last week of August, if you haven't had a chance to attend the Free Drop in Fitness Program for the Ladies, I would highly recommend it. It's a great way to meet other ladies in the community and get fit at the same time. For times and hours go to our Events Calendar. This Tuesday it is Cardio Kick and on Thursday it will be Hot Spots (Rope, Balls & bands). So ladies, let's get out there and get active and fun while your at it!
This Friday, The City of Swift Current's Parks Play Program is having their Annual Carnival at Riverside park on 6th Ave S.E. from 1-4pm. There will be a bouncy castle, face painting, games & a concession. The games will only cost $0.10 and the concession items only $0.25. This event is geared towards kids ages 5 - 12 yrs old. Their theme this year is "Wizard of Oz" going with the SC Centennial "There's no place like home" Come out for a fun filled day!
This weekend out in Maple Creek, they are having their 4th Annual Taste of Maple Creek as well as Art in the Tent and the Creek Classics Car Club Show & Shine and to finish off the evening with a Street Dance ~ here are the full details:
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