Swift Current Centennial Moments, with Living Sky Casino and Standard Motors. Honouring the Past, Celebrating the Present, and Welcoming the Future.
While drilling for oil in 1963, helium was discovered and a plant established just north of Swift Current. At the time, it was one of the only deposits of helium in the free world. A great deal of excitement was generated in the city as citizens raced to purchase stocks. The plant supplied helium to Australia, Japan, France, England, and India, among others. Canadian Helium Limited was owned by British American Oil, British Oxygen, and Canadian Liquid Air. Liquid nitrogen was an important by-product that created a secondary source of income. The plant, capable of producing up to 36 million cubic feet of helium per year, operated until 1977 when there was a pressure drop and water problems that led to closure of the plant.
Swift Current Centennial Moments... Honouring where we came from, celebrating where we are, and welcoming what we will become.
Swift Current Centennial Moments has been proudly brought to you by the Swift Current Museum.