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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.

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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!

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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.

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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:


New Contest on the Magic Morning Show


Starting Monday (runs from Aug. 11-15) on the Magic Morning Show we have a new contest called Giant Tiger's "Back to School."  When you hear the school bell, be the first caller at 306-773-0971 and you will win a $50 gift certificate from Giant Tiger!



Speedy Creek Raceway Kids Box Car Races this weekend and we gave away tickets on Thursday and Friday, congratulations to our winners and enjoy!  Details available on our Events Calendar for times etc.



On Wednesday we gave away tickets to this weekends Kinsmen Street Dance.  You can still get tickets at Superior Vac or Anchor Dental Group.  League of Wolves performing along with Charger!


Sunshine Safety!

This weeks weather is calling for SUNSHINE and more SUNSHINE after Tuesday and we want to make sure you are aware and protected from the Sun's rays.  Here is a news article from The Cancer Society with some important tips:

Cancer Society Asking us to Stay Sun Safe

Written by Francesca Arnold on Tuesday, 05 August 2014

Skin cancer is the most common form of cancer in Saskatchewan. That is why it is important that we take the necessary precautions when it comes to skin safety during the hot summer months.

Brett Estey, Cancer Control Coordinator for The Canadian Cancer Society says that taking the extra steps to protect yourself and your family before you head out is very important, and that we don't have to avoid the sun or stay inside to be sun smart.

"Trying to avoid activities between the times of 11 and 4, that is when the sun is at it's strongest. Also trying to find shade, this is another good option in terms of protecting yourself," explains Estey. Sunscreen selection is also a huge component of sun safety.

"First of all, you want to look for something with at least an SPF 30, 30 will give you about 97% protection. You want to give yourself a good application, and also to reapply about every two hours," says Estey.

Estey says it's also important to remember that sunscreen alone won't do the job. Applying sunscreen in combination with wearing hats, long-sleeved shirts and sunglasses will be our best defense against sun damage.

But what if you still end up with a sunburn? Estey has a few tips to help alleviate the pain and stop any further damage caused by a sunburn, saying that the first step is to drink a lot of water, because your body will potentially be dehydrated, caring for your skin with lotions to help stop any pain or damage, and lastly take a lesson from the sunburn and always take precautions to keep your skin safe while spending time outdoors.

sunscreen Also drink lots of water and stay in the shade if you can.

Sigh. Dreaded Raccoon Eyes.

A weekend full of outdoor events - golfing - slo-pitch tournament - and Candace has a spectacular pair of "raccoon eyes".

Here's her selfie:


Ok, maybe it's not so bad after all...

But seriously - it was severe enough to make a public appeal for help.

On another ball field in Swift Current - the Mosquito AA Indians Baseball team successfully defended their Provincial title on Sunday! CONGRATS! (Photo via Head Coach Derek Murdoch's Twitter page.)


The Tribe is on a roll!

So - the Swift Current Indians have been swinging some hot bats lately.
Last night, new player Eric Sams ( hit a MONSTER homerun vs the Moose Jaw Miller Express...

Check out the footage here, from Snowstreaker Media on Tribe TV:

Eric Sams Monster Homerun July 8, 2014

The Tribe are in action again tonight & tomorrow night at HOME - 7:05pm each night - tonight, vs Saskatoon and tomorrow, vs Regina.

PS. If you see Luke Barry, #5 for the Indians, wish him a Happy Birthday! He's celebrating today!

Go Tribe!

Sunshine Safety!


Ain't THAT the truth?!

Seriously though - take some precautions if you're out in the heat. Candace went golfing yesterday at Elmwood Golf Club and her legs (and arms and face) are just at littttttle bit pink today.

Today's UV index calls for 9 - ever wonder exactly what Environment Canada means when they're talking about that?

Look no further!


There - the mystery is solved. Let's avoid situations like this:


Also - don't forget to hydrate well, because Groovin' In The Park with the City's Community Services department - tonight's activity is at 7pm at Elmwood Park, featuring Foot Stompin' Fitness presented by Speedy Creek Cloggers.

Thursday at 10am is Peripheral Heart Action Body Burn.

Stay sun safe!

Century Celebration at the Airport


Come out on Thursday, July 10th at Swift Current Airport for Centennial Celebrations.

The local Southwest Flying Club is hosting the arrival of Century Flight Club, a group of aircraft completing a cross-Canada journey.

The aircraft will be arriving throughout the day and local flying club is hosting an evening banquet with entertainment and a cash bar (advance purchase only).

STARS will be there as well with a model plane and you can purchase tickets for their Lottery.

Airplane rides for kids (12-17 years old) will begin at 9:00am from the terminal building. A lunch BBQ will be held at the Craft Aviation hangar. Various aircraft will be on display, including a vintage Tiger Moth bi-plane arriving from Saskatoon. Local car clubs and the model railway club have been invited to provide displays.

Remember to bring the camera!

For more details call the airport office at 306-778-4803


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