Back to School!

Colin grade 1 1My first day of Grade 1 at Eyebrow School in 1990. I'm on the left, my brother is on the right.

Today is the first day of school for students all over the southwest, and I'm sure there were a lot of excited kids, and parents this morning. My Facebook and Twitter feeds were filled with photos of some of my friends families and their back to school photos. If you have any back to school photos from this year, or perhaps your own from the past, that you would like to share with the world, feel free to post them on our Facebook page or tweet them to us @Magic97_SC.

The first day of school seemed like the perfect excuse to throw on this classic clip from "Billy Madison" for Name that Movie this morning.

Don't forget, your last chance to win passes for the Clearwater Drive-in is tomorrow morning at 7:20am, as the season will wrap up on the Labour Day weekend!

Cruisin' to End MS

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Today is Cruisin' to End MS Day at A&W in Swift Current and all across Canada, where a dollar from every Teen Burger sold today will go to the MS Society of Canada.

Multiple Sclerosis affects so many people in our community, in fact, Canada has the highest rates of MS in the world, and Saskatchewan has the highest prevalence of the disease in this country. Just by grabbing a Teen Burger today, you are helping those suffering with MS, the families supporting them, and research toward finally finding a cure.

There are lots of other fun things happening today at the local A&W. They will be selling Root Beer Floats for $3.00, making prize draws including a raffle for a small fridge, and the Eliminators Car Club will be bringing some classic hot rods to the parking lot.

You can learn more about Cruisin' to End MS by clicking here.

Roller Derby 5km Race this Saturday!

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Get your shoes or skates laced up for the Roller Derby 5kmRace this weekend!

It's the Southwest Saskatchewan Roller Derby Association 5km Amazing Race this Saturday, August 29th! Bring all your friends and have the choice to walk, run, skate, bike or even drive the 5km route!

Come out to Riverside Park at 1pm. The race ends at 5pm with a hot dog BBQ! Lots of prizes to be won!

-          Only $10 per person or $8 per person for groups of 5.

-          To register text Sadie at 1-306-741-8340 or email

All ages are welcome! Smile Have Fun!


The Beautiful Game on Display in Swift Current


Soccer is a fun and popular sport in Swift Current. A lot of young people take part in soccer every year in the city, and they are invited to learn more about the beautiful game with some players from the university ranks.

The University of Saskatchewan Huskies and Lethbridge Pronghorns will play an exhibition match this afternoon at 5:00pm from the soccer pitch at Riverside Park, and the Pronghorns players and coaches will be hosting a free soccer clinic this morning from 11:00am to 12:30pm, also at Riverside Park.

The soccer match is also free to attend, but those coming out are asked to bring a non-perishable food item as a donation for the Salvation Army Food Bank.

Biking the World for Cancer Research

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If you remember back in the 1980s, Canada was captivated by the Man in Motion World Tour, where Rick Hansen circled the globe in his wheelchair, and now another person is looking to do the same to help put an end to cancer.

Andrew Nicholson is a cyclist who is attempting to set a world record by circumnavigating the world on his bicycle, while raising awareness and money for the Te Aho Matatū Centre for Translation Cancer Research. He started out from BC on August 12th and arrived in Swift Current on Wednesday with his ride taking him east on the Trans-Canada Highway today.

If you see him biking along Highway 1 this afternoon, slow down and wish him luck on his journey! You can learn more about the Te Aho World Ride, track Andrew's journey, and support him along the way by visiting

Sadly, Summer's Almost Over

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It seems like not long ago that summer started in the southwest, but the season is starting to wind down, and thoughts will turn to fall.

The City of Swift Current Community Services Department says that Fairview Pool will close for the season on August 31st, with the Aquatic Centre opening up for the fall and winter on September 2nd. Crescent Point Pool in Gull Lake will close for the season on August 29th, and they'll have a big Slip 'n' Slide set up that day to mark the end of the season.

Also, hockey season will be starting up again soon. The Swift Current Broncos, who made a big trade yesterday, will be starting training camp on August 26th and their first pre-season game will be on September 1st. If you're already looking to lace up the skates, you can book ice times at the Credit Union iplex at discounted rates until Friday by calling City Hall at 306-778-2787.

And, of course, classes will start up again on September 1st at schools all over the southwest. As families are getting ready for the new school year, the Chinook School Division is advising parents of students who take the bus to school in Swift Current that they should receive a letter this week outlining their child's pick-up location and times for the upcoming season. If you don't receive this letter by Friday, you're asked to call Jenn at 306-773-2735 or Fay at 306-778-9236.

Enjoy the rest of the summer!

Play Name that Movie for Free Passes to Clearwater Drive-In!

Do you love the drive-in? Well, we have free passes for the Clearwater Drive-In Theatre! Listen in on the Magic Morning Show Tuesdays and Thursdays for our "Name that Movie" Contest! When you hear the movie clip call in for your chance to win passes. We have this contest going on through the rest of Summer. Good Luck!

There's only 5 movies left for the season!! Marvel's Ant-Man is playing tonight and tomorrow. Then it's the movie, Vacation playing August 21-24th. For the full movie schedule click here.

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A Fun Event for Youth Tonight!

The SIGA Energy in Excess Youth Extravaganza is happening tonight from 6:30pm to 8:30pm at Riverdene Park! The City of Swift Current is excited to partner with SIGA for the Energy in Excess Youth Extravaganza. It is a youth event for children 9-17 years old. It will take place at Riverdene park from 6:30-8:30pm. There will be inflatable games, a slip n' slide, ball hockey, Frisbee golf, and more! Bring out your kids for all the fun and activity!! See you there! This is perfect for my son who’s 10 years old and just happens to love ball hockey! See you out there!

Have a listen to Paige and find out all the details on Energy in Excess Youth Extravaganza!

Fun ways to beat the heat this Summer!

Do you need to cool off? Whether you have air conditioning or's some ideas on how to stay cool and have fun this Summer! The Fairview pool has their public swim from 2pm-5pm on Saturday and Sunday and every weekday...check out this schedule for times and pass prices.  If you love to swim you and want to get away for the day, head out to Cypress Hills Provincial Park. Hit the beach or check out the outdoor pool! Details on the schedule for Cypress Hills click here. The pool is open 1-8pm during August. Of course, there's also the relaxing beaches out at Saskatchewan Landing Resort and Lac Pelletier Park. All great ways to cool off!!

Enjoy your Summer!! Laughing



Believe it or Not, Hockey's Starting up Soon

Temperatures are getting up to the mid-30s this week, so thinking about hockey season might help you feel cooler. The rink will actually be getting busy soon as local teams gear up to get back on the ice again.

The Swift Current Broncos are holding the Crescent Point Hockey School at the Credit Union iplex this week, with their training camp set to begin August 26th. The pre-season starts on September 1st when they host the Moose Jaw Warriors, and the regular season gets going on September 25th when they host Brandon.

The Evans Brothers Home Hardware Midget AAA Legionnaires are about to get their season underway, as the team holds their fall camp this weekend. Intrasquad games will be held at the iplex Saturday night at 7:30pm, and Sunday at 9:00am and 3:30pm. The pre-season starts on September 12th and the regular season begins on September 27th.

The Diamond Energy Female Midget Wildcats are also gearing up for the season, and are still looking for some billet families for the year. Coach Terry Pavely says they are still looking for five families to take in players for the season, and those who are interested can call him at 306-778-6435 or email The Wildcats start the year with their fall camp in about two weeks time, and then they will host their pre-season tournament September 11-13 at the Fairview Arenas. Their regular season starts on October 16th.

As always, if your team has games going on and want us to talk about it, you can let our newsroom know by clicking this link. is Westman's only source for community news and information such as weather and classifieds.