Smile Cookies are Back!

It was a cold, rainy start to the week (and it's going to freeze tonight, so cover your plants), but we helped put a smile on everyone's face in the southwest this morning!

Smile Cookies are back at both Tim Hortons restaurants in Swift Current (North Service Road East and at 1st Ave NW & Chaplin St). The cookies cost $1.00, plus GST, and your full dollar from every cookie sold will stay in Swift Current to support the local KidSport chapter, which aims to help all kids take part in sports.

Tim Hortons Owner/Operator Pete Fehr and KidSport's Rich Bissonette were in studio this morning to launch Smile Cookie week.

The cookies are available only to Sunday, while supplies last, so make sure to add one to your coffee break at Tims this week to help out KidSport!

We'll also be broadcasting live from the downtown Tim Hortons on Wednesday morning from 10:00am to 12:00 noon as a part of Smile Cookie week!

The World's First Dual Hypnosis Team Raising Funds for Dorie's House


Dr. Chaos and Damien Noir are the world's first dual hypnosis team. They are having a family friendly show this Friday, September 9th to raise money in support of Dorie's House and the Southwest Youth Emergency Shelter.

The show is at The Lyric Theatre and begins at 8pm, doors open at 7:30. Tickets can be purchased for $25 at Pharmasave.

For more information contact Betty at [email protected]

Hometown Hockey Coming to Moose Jaw and Medicine Hat

You probably still remember all of the fun Swift Current had when Rogers Hometown Hockey visited the city this past January, and now our friends in Moose Jaw and Medicine Hat will get to experience it this upcoming NHL season.

Earlier this morning, Rogers announced that the tour will make stops in Moose Jaw on January 7 & 8, 2017, and Medicine Hat on March 4 & 5, 2017. Both of those communities will get to host a weekend hockey festival filled with live entertainment, fun activities for fans, and a live broadcast hosted by Ron MacLean and Tara Slone, just as Swift Current did this winter.

Colin called Nick Myers, the morning show host for our sister station in Moose Jaw, Mix 103, to congratulate the Friendly City on the big news.

We're sure hockey fans in Moose Jaw and Medicine Hat are looking forward to their Hometown Hockey weekends, and we know they'll all have a lot of fun!

School Bus Driver Appreciation Day

Today is School Bus Driver Appreciation day and we had a chance to speak with bus drivers with Rillings Bus and asked what they loved most about being a bus driver. We also had a chance to speak with some of the kids at Central School & École Centenial School asking what they loved most about their bus drivers.

The Bus Drivers get the kids from point A to B and they do it with a smile and through all kinds of weather and they do it safely. When doing the video we learned that the kids share so much with their bus drivers about their day or weekend and they are their family away from home. You can tell that the bus drivers care about each and every single child on their bus!

A big THANK YOU to all the School Bus Drivers !!

Lego Mania with Robin Sather

Medicine Hat Mall is holding their annual Lego Competition this weekend, with Lego fans invited to build their masterpieces and take a look at some impressive creations.

Robin Sather is one of 14 Lego Certified Professionals in the world and the only Canadian with that certification. He made a visit to the Gas City last year where he built a replica of Medicine Hat's famous Saamis Teepee, and will return to build another massive creation at the mall this weekend.

He talked with Colin on the Magic Morning Show Friday.

Also at the event will be the Alberta Institute of Mentors and Builders of Tomorrow (AIMBOT), and they will be bringing a 20,000-piece robot named Contiuum Shift.

The competition runs during Medicine Hat Mall's regular hours on Saturday and Sunday, and all ages are welcome to compete and play!


Megan Nash visits Magic 97

Saskatchewan singer/songwriter Megan Nash is visiting Swift Current for Blenders' Music Camp in the Grove this afternoon, and will then perform at the historic Lyric Theatre with local band Bears in Hazenmore tonight!

She joined us in studio on the Magic Morning Show today.

Megan and Bears in Hazenmore will be at the Lyric tonight at 7:30pm. Tickets are available at Pharmasave or the door.

You can learn more about Megan on her website, and you can aldo download her album, "Song Harvest: Volume One" on iTunes.

Join the Houston Pizza Brunch Club!

Houston Pizza in Swift Current (323 North Service Road W) has an amazing brunch from 10-2 every Sunday, and you have a chance to try it out for free just by joining the Houston Pizza Brunch Club!

Every week, one member of the club will win a Sunday brunch for two at Houston Pizza, valued at $28! All you have to do to sign up is email your name and phone number to [email protected]. Every Friday, we'll make a draw from all of the emails we receive and we will give our lucky winner a call after 8:30am that day! You only have to email us once to have a chance to win every week!

Make sure you join the Houston Pizza Brunch Club for a chance to win with Magic 97!

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.)

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.

kid in pool



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.


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!

 putting in action


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!

tree and entry forms

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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