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Watch for us Next Week for the 9-2-5 Prize-a-Day Giveaway!

We have a huge contest starting up on Monday called "9-2-5", where you can win big just by finding our cruiser at 9:00am, 2:00pm and 5:00pm Monday through Friday next week!

Listen at those times to find out our secret location, and then be the first person to meet us there for a chance to win a great prize! We will have a different prize each time we go out, and they include:

  • Passes to the Elmwood Golf Club
  • $50 gift certificates from Boston Pizza
  • $100 gift card from the Comm Centre
  • $100 gift cards from the Brick
  • $100 gift card for merchandise at Black Bridge Brewery
  • Two passes to Saskatchewan Landing Golf Resort
  • One night stay at Medicine Hat Lodge

You never know what you'll win or where we'll be until we get there, so stay tuned and watch for us next week for the 9-2-5 Prize-a-Day Giveaway!

(Prizes must be accepted as awarded, and substitutions are not allowed. Potential winners cannot win multiple prizes in this contest, and must not have won another prize from any Golden West station in Swift Current in the last 30 days. Click here for official contest rules.)

Christmas in July at Dairy King

Did you ever wish that Christmas could come around more than once a year? This week, July 18-25 at Dairy King you can enjoy ice cream flavours that scream Christmas!

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You can partake in Christmas activities for Dairy King deals:

Monday, July 18- Sing a Christmas song and let Dairy King post it on their social media to get $1 off your purchase for everyone in your group!

Tuesday, July 19- Annual collection for Operation Christmas Child. Bring an item for a shoebox gift and you can play a round of mini golf for free!

Wednesday, July 20- Christmas Cruise-In hosted by the Eliminators Car Club. Bring your car in to show off at 7pm!

Thursday, July 21- Salvation Army Food Bank Drive. Bring an item for the local Food Bank and be entered to win a $40.00 Dairy King Gift Card.

Friday, July 22- Donation Doubler Day! Dairy King will match all cash donations to the local Salvation Army Food Bank today.

Saturday, July 23- Celebrity Golf Putt-a-thon with Colin Powers and Tara Garcia. Wear a Christmas costume today and you can Golf for free!

Sunday, July 24- Fan Flavorites! Give Dairy King a flavour suggestion and yours could be featured on Fan Flavorites Day!

Monday, July 25- Bring a donation for the Salvation Army Food Bank and you can mini golf for free!

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The newly renovated Dairy King is open Monday through Thursday 12pm-10pm and Friday through Sunday 12pm-10:30pm.

A summer twist on Christmas is the perfect way to spend the hot temperatures in Swift Current. Listen every Wednesday afternoon with Britt and Friday morning with Colin Powers for a chance to win a Dairy King voucher for the best ice cream in town!

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iSplash at Riverside Park

The iSplash event sponsored by Innovation Credit Union, is part of the City of Swift Current Parks and Play Program. iSplash took place today at Riverside Park from 10:30am until 4:30pm.

iSplash is a free event for children to spend the day playing water games, sliding down a giant blue waterslide, and enjoying a delicious BBQ courtesy of Innovation Credit Union. This event has been running for over ten years.

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The Parks and Play Program runs all summer at Riverside, ACT, Kinsmen, and Salteaux Park. For more information visit the City of Swift Current website.

 

Frontier Days Fun Kicks Off Today!

Frontier Days 2016 is finally here! The weekend started with the WW Smith Insurance kick-off pancake breakfast at Market Square, and continues with the Kiddies Day Parade at 4:00pm, and Link Union and Shaunavon's Hunter Brothers at the grandstand at 8:00pm, sponsored by Robertson Family Group.

Tracey Stevenson from the Swift Current Ag & Ex and Frontier Days Ambassador Lexi Hicks joined us in studio to fill us in on the fun!

We also wrapped up Fair Fact or Fiction this morning, with Kathleen upgrading her prize of CCA Rodeo tickets and iRide passes that she won in the game last week, to the complete Frontier Days prize package which includes tickets to all of the grandstand shows, and another set of rodeo tickets and iRide passes!

We will be part of the fun all weekend, so say hi when you see us at the fair and in the parade on Friday, and stop by our Knight Nissan trailer at Kinetic Exhibition Park, where Colin and Britt will be broadcasting live from on Thursday and Friday afternoon! You can also enter our draw for a chance to win great prizes from Golden West, including tickets to see Blink-182 with the Used live in concert at Saskatoon's SaskTel Centre on July 8th!

J8ke Robertson stops by Magic to promote his single 'Ricochet'

J8ke (Jake Robertson) stopped by the Magic studio in Swift Current during his Canada wide tour to promote his upcoming single, 'Ricochet'.

J8ke is a Canadian singer song-writer from Mississuaga, Ontario and has been playing guitar and other instruments since the age of seven.

You may recognize him as the lead singer from the band Cardinal Chase, however these days he is going solo. J8ke has played at most of the top venues in Ontario and has opened for The Beach Boys, Carly Rae Jepsen, Dragonette, Walk Off The Earth, and illScarlett.

J8ke describes his music as pop with influences from rock, reggae, and some country twaing.

You can find J8ke on social media through these links:

        Instagram @instasingerjake

        Twitter @j8kemusic

 

 

 

'Bun' Times for Golden West

On Tuesday, Golden West kicked off the summer with our annual Hot Dog Day at our offices in downtown Swift Current! Lots of people took advantage of the great weather, enjoyed some free hot dogs for lunch, and got to meet the great staff here at our studios!

There is another hot dog day happening in Shaunavon this Friday over lunch at the CJSN 1490 studio at 407 Centre Street.

Happy Father's Day!

Thanks to everyone who sent us entries for our "Dads Being Dads" Father's Day contest, and congratulations to our winner, Vikki Burkey! She won our grand prize of passes to the Elmwood Glof Club and a set of tools from NAPA Auto Parts!.

Here is the photo that Vikki sent us on Facebook...

With it, she wrote:

"I wanted to enter Ross in this Father's Day contest because I don't know anyone else who does as much as he does in a day. We have had many ups and downs in life but he always finds the bright side and always keeps pushing though it all. To have someone who is able to provide for his family, be a shoulder to lean on and be a little girls hero is above and beyond! His daughter is what lights up his... life and has made him stronger, watching him teach her new things just takes my breath away. He is ALWAYS lending a helping hand to my grandpa and his very own family, he is someone who never stops helping and always puts others first. I don't just appreciate him on Father's Day simply because he is always on the go and lighting up a room he walks in, so here is a very happy early Father's Day!"
 
Congratulations again to our winners, and we hope everone has a happy Father's Day with their dads!

Fair Fact or Fiction is BACK for Frontier Days!

Frontier Days 2016 is fast approaching, with the fair happening June 29 - July 2 at Kinetic Exhibition Park! This year's fair is expected to be as exciting as ever, with the midway, the CCA Rodeo, the Frontier Days Parade on July 1, and a great grandstand lineup including Link Union and Shaunavon's Hunter Brothers on June 29 (sponsored by Robertson Family Group), Julian Austin and the Road Hammers on Canada Day, and Finger Eleven and Medicine Hat's Aim for Theo on July 2!

As always, we've got a ton of Frontier Days prizes to give away, including tickets to the concerts and rodeo, and Innovation Credit Union iRide passes, and we will play the high-stakes, winner-take-all "Fair Fact or Fiction" again this summer! Every weekday morning, we'll give you the cue to call and then tell our contestant something about Frontier Days. If they can correctly guess if it's fact or fiction, they'll win the prize from Frontier Days. If not, the next caller on the line will take that prize, no questions asked.

Also, all of our winners through the contest will be put in a draw for a chance to upgrade their prize, and win a complete Frontier Days package with the grandstand and CCA rodeo tickets and iRide passes, which we will give away on June 29, just in time for the start of the fair!

Tune in every morning from now to June 29 for your chance to win!

When Will the Sun Come Down?

The official start of summer and the longest day of the year is fast approaching, and so is our annual kickoff to summer, the SaskPower Windscape Kite Festival on June 25 & 26, and the Long Day's Night Music Festival from June 23 to 26.

We've got some great prize packages from those events to give away this week, and all you'll have to do to win is tell us when the sun will come down tonight! When you hear the cue to call, we'll give a location anywhere in the world, and you will then have to tell us what the sunset time will be in that city within five minutes high or low (don't worry, you can Google it or ask Siri for help). If you're correct, you'll then get to choose one of five envelopes where you can win a Windscape family prize package, tickets to the Long Day's Night shows, or a pair of Long Day's Night festival packages valued at $240!

Then after Windscape wraps up, we'll go right into Frontier Days June 29 to July 2, and we'll give a chance to win a ton of prizes again right before the fair! Stay tuned for more details!

My Championship Experience!

This week, I got to travel to San Jose, California for Game 4 of the Stanley Cup Final in a trip I won from Sportsnet's Be A Broadcaster contest at the Rogers Hometown Hockey stop in Swift Current, and it was an unbelievable experience.

I promised that I'd take lots of pictures :)

The trip actually started on Saturday when I got to take in Game 2 of the National Lacrosse League Champion's Cup Final at Saskatoon's SaskTel Centre, where the Saskatchewan Rush claimed their second-straight championship to cap off a very successful first season in their new home!

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Early the next morning, my brother and I flew out of Saskatoon to San Jose, and went to our hotel in nearby Santa Clara, one of many cities in the Silicon Valley and the overall Bay Area of California. The area was a very busy place during our trip, with the Stanley Cup Final and game 2 of the NBA Finals between Golden State and Cleveland just 40 minutes away in Oakland, and the Copa America Centenario soccer tournament was also happening at Levi's Stadium, just a short walk from our hotel.

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On game day, we got to see the Stanley Cup in person at our hotel, along with its handler, Phil Pritchard.

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Before the game, we did some sightseeing along Santana Row (the Rodeo Drive of Silicon Valley) and San Pedro Square in downtown San Jose.

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Then we went to the game at SAP Center, which was packed full with over 17,000 fans. The Sharks get a lot of support from the area at most of their games, regular season and playoffs. Mostly everyone at the rink was wearing a Sharks jersey, and there were a few Penguins ones too. My brother and I wore Maple Leafs and Canucks sweaters and people were asking us if we were lost, but we told them we were cheering for the Sharks that night. Everyone at the game also got free t-shirts, rally towels and a bracelet synced to your seat that lit up during the pre-game and stoppages in play.

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The Sharks lost the game 3-1 and trail the series 3-1 heading to tonight's game 5 in Pittsburgh, but no matter what the score was, it was a game I'll never forget. I've been to a lot of hockey games and three NHL games, but there is nothing like getting to see the Stanley Cup final live!

Thanks again to everyone at Rogers, Sportsnet and Hometown Hockey for giving us this unbelievable experience!

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