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Rainbow Loom Workshop!

Rainbow Looming!

Do your kids love rainbow loom? There's a fun workshop tomorrow starting at 3pm at the Swift Current Library. If you've never done Rainbow Loom with your kids, it's lots of fun and easy to learn. You can get very creative with making super colourful jewellery and of course snakes! Check out some of the fun things they made...

Space is limited so register early by calling 306-778-2752...and the program is FREE!

 

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Making a Rainbow Loom Snake!

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Summer Kids Club!

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Are you looking for something for the kids to do this Summer? ARE THE KIDS NEEDING SOMETHING FUN TO DO?? Well, how about Summer Kids Club! It's a weekly kids club and runs every Wednesday from 6:30 to 7:30pm (until Aug 12th)...Kids can come and hear stories, sing songs, play games, and have an opportunity to WIN prizes...and eat snacks too! What could be better? Contact the Victory Family Church at 306-774-0127 for more info! - Tracey

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Fun in the Sun at Dairy King!

It was all FUN in the Sun for Christmas in July at Diary King!

This past weekend Colin from Magic 97 and Kathy from Country Music Radio had a fun mini golf tournament at Dairy King for Christmas in July!

Two lucky winners got to play a round of golf with Colin and Kathy and they all had a blast! Julia and Jaxon were on one team and Jaxon and Kathy were on the other. Jaxon and Julia won the first round...and went on to play round 2. It was very close and Jaxon won by a hair, with just one more point than Julia. But...they both walked away WINNERS with a big bag full of prizes! Hope you had FUN Jaxon and Julia!

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Julia and Jaxon- lucky winners!

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Colin golfing with his partner Julia

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Kathy playing some golf with her partner Jaxon!

Monsters & Mayhem Grand Prize Winner!

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Monsters & Mayhem is coming to Kinetic Exhibition Park Friday and Saturday, and the excitement is building all over the southwest.

We had a ton of entries for Swift Current Online's Monsters & Mayhem contest, where you had a chance to win tickets to the Monster Truck rally on Saturday night and a ride in a multi-seat monster truck for 10 people. We made the draw Thursday morning and our grand prize winner is Gwen Bedford!

Colin Powers told her the good news:

Congratulations to Gwen and thanks to everyone who entered! If you want tickets to Monsters & Mayhem, you can still get them at Pharmasave, Tuneamatic and the Swift Current Ag & Ex office at Kinetic Park!

It's Fan Flavourites Day at Dairy King!

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Christmas in July continues at Dairy King! Today is Fan Flavourites Day! Find out what Dairy King customers came up with, for their favourite Christmas flavours! They will feature their picks today…so that should be very interesting! Apparently, there won’t be any Turkey Twisters or Mashed Potatoe Sundaes...What?...Ya, that's probably a good decision.

I'm hoping for candy cane or apple cider flavoured ice cream...doesn’t that sound delicious?? YUM! We'll have to head out to Dairy King today, to see what Christmas flavours they have to temp our taste buds!

See ya there for Fan Flavourites Day!! – Tracey

Swift Current has Monster Truck Fever!

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Swift Current has been invaded with Monster Trucks and everyone is getting Monster Truck Fever!

monster4You could win tickets and a ride with your friends in this multi-seat monster truck!

Monsters and Mayhem Monster Truck Show is happening this weekend on Friday and Saturday! We're giving away tickets to the Saturday Show and a ride in a multi-seat monster truck! You have until tomorrow to enter! Go to swiftcurrentonline.com and click on the monster truck to watch a short video, answer the question about the video and be entered to WIN tickets!! Good Luck and have FUN!!

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Ho ho ho! It's Christmas in July!

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It certainly doesn't feel like Christmas now with this hot summer weather, but you can still get in the festive spirit this week as Dairy King celebrates Christmas in July!

The week started on Sunday with the launch of Dairy King's holiday-themed menu, which includes an Egg Nog Milkshake, a Nanaimo Bar Parfait, and a Christmas-themed ice cream sandwich. Today is carolling day, where you can bring your group up and sing a Christmas carol to the staff at Dairy King, and if you let them record it and put it on social media, your party gets $1.00 off their treat. Wednesday is Fan Flavourites Day, where they will feature some of the Christmas flavours that customers have picked.

Christmas in July will also support some great causes. On Tuesday, you can mini golf for free if you bring in an item for the Operation Christmas shoeboxes, and on Thursday, you can enter into a draw for a $40.00 Dairy King gift card if you bring in an item for the Salvation Army Food Bank. Also, Dairy King will match cash donations for the food bank on Friday.

The week will wrap up on Saturday with the Christmas in July Celebrity Putt-a-Thon. Two lucky kids will get to play mini golf with Colin and Kathy at 1:00pm, and those who come by wearing a Christmas outfit (including an ugly/awesome Christmas sweater) will get to golf for free that day!

We're getting into the holiday spirit with Dairy King this week, and we hope you can join us! Today's Question of the Day was "What's Your Favourite Christmas Song?". You can let us know on Twitter @Magic97_SC, or write in on our Facebook Page!

We Salute You, Maple Creek!

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Magic 97 is saluting the beautiful community of Maple Creek today!

Maple Creek was established in the winter of 1883 as a settlement.  A number of railway crew workers set up a wintering camp to wait out the winter in Maple Creek; with families of Fort Walsh Officers joining them in early spring. In the spring of 1883 buildings and businesses sprung up and Maple Creek was born. One of those businesses was the Dixon Bros. General Store. John Dixon and brother boarded a train to Calgary, but the railway only went as far as Maple Creek.  They decided to buy a log cabin and set up shop. The general store was very successful and their business expanded many times. With the expansion of the railway and promise of cheap land many settlers came to live in Maple Creek. Therefore, the town grew quickly and by 1886, it was decided that the “village” was big enough to warrant an “overseer” Mr. J.J. English was elected to this position. In 1903, Maple Creek was incorporated as a town, and Mr. J. Dixon was elected its first mayor.

Maple Creek is also a short drive away from the Cypress Hills, which were used for hundreds of years as a wintering ground for the plains Indians, and historic Fort Walsh, which was built in 1875 as a barracks for the North West Mounted Police.

The community and surrounding area has a strong history, as well as a prosperous future ahead. The community recently opened a new hotel, the Cobble Creek Lodge, along Highway 21, and the new Southwest Integrated Healthcare Facility in June. The community has also been working to preserve its history and revitalize its downtown as one of the pilot communities in the Main Street Saskatchewan program.

Maple Creek is celebrating their Heritage Festival today with shopping, cultural displays, and entertainment for the whole family. Also today is a charity golf tournament hosted by Ottawa Senators forward and Maple Creek native Zack Smith, the rodeo parade downtown at 5:00pm, and the final performance of the Cowtown Pro Rodeo at the High Chapparal Arena at 7:00pm. There's also a lot of other events coming up in Maple Creek and surrounding area, including Taste of Maple Creek on August 15th, and the RCMP Musical Ride at Fort Walsh on July 21st.

Colin Powers will be broadcasting live from the Heritage Festival from 12:00 noon to 4:00pm, so stop by and help celebrate the community of Maple Creek!

Men's Night Tonight at Mitchell Field!

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It's Men's Night at Mitchell Field tonight!

The Swift Current Indians are in action tonight as they take on the Melville Millionaires! First pitch goes at 7:05 from Mitchell Field!

Head out this evening to Mitchell field for a competitive game against the Weyburn Bulls! For the men, there's tons of amazing prizes up for grabs, along with a grand prize of a large screen TV donated by Wallace Construction! Have a great time everyone! Hope to see ya there! - Tracey


Fun Programs for Kids!

Are you looking for something to do with your children this Summer break? Here's a few ideas for ya...

Check out these programs...If your kids love to draw and create, there's a Manga Group - Thursday, July 16th...this program is for young people who love manga and anime.

If you children like crafts get them involved in the Families in the Park - Monday, July 20th and Wednesday July 29th at 10am at Kin Park. There's reading, doing rhymes,games, crafts and puppet plays. All children must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. For more information on these programs call the Library at 306-773-2752.

Do your kids love to swim? Check out the Fairview pool schedule here.

For a list of Summer events for you and the family go to our events calendar link here. Have Fun!!

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Swift Current Library has lots of Free programs for kids!

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