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Twenty Two Years Of Public Service Gets This Weeks Eagle Applause

Sharon Dickie 2016

Before she retired last year, Sharon Dickie spent 22 years serving the town of Shaunavon. The first 6 as a councilor and the last 16 as it's mayor and for her tireless dedication to her community and her many years in civic politics she gets this week's Eagle Applause for Schultz's Ranch Country Meats in Morse. 

Sharon spent countless hours working for Shaunavon and it's residents as well as working with other communities and municiplaities in the area to keep the region growing and thriving. She was always willing to step up and do whatever was needed and help out wherever she could.  Thank you Sharon!!

 

 

Have Lunch At Subway Today

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A delegation from the Swift Current Broncos including Head Coach Manny Viveiros, Business Manager Dianne Sletten, forwards Glenn Gawdon and Tyler Steenbergen, as well as Mayor Denis Perrault stopped by the Eagle this morning to thank Swift Current and area for their tremendous support at three home games during Bronco week last week and encourage fans to get their tickets for the remaining four regular season home games.

Bronco players are also going to be helping out at Subway today over the lunch hour so stop by either Swift Current location and have lunch with part of the proceeds from sandwich sales going to support the Bronco education fund. 

Eastend School Kids...You Rock!!

Raising Hope fundraiser Eastend School WE Day

On January 27th, the students at Eastend School held the Raising Hope Gala with all proceeds going to Ronald McDonald House. Their goal was to raise $30,000 and when everything was said and done they had raised over $65,000 for this amazing charity!!! Eastend School kids you are awesome and for that you get this week's Eagle Applause for Schultz's Ranch Country Meats in Morse. Bravo!! 

Fill The Pets Tonight

FTP Poster

(poster courtesy Swift Current SPCA Facebook page) 

Broncos vs the Pats tonight at 7pm and it's "Fill the Pets" night so don't forget to bring along a practical item for the local SPCA shelter and show a little love for homeless cats and dogs in our area!

Pet food, toys, supplies and cleaning or office products are all appreciated! Monetary donations are also accepted of course. You can also see a full wish list at www.spcaswiftcurrent.com 

Locals and their Love Stories

Denis & Leah Perrault's Love Story:

Denis Leah

Denis and Leah met at the University of Saskatchewan in 1999, when they were both RA's in Residence.

Denis asked Leah out a few times before she finally said yes....apparently he was very persistent and persuasive!

They were married in 2002, and the rest is history!

 

David & Shelia Anderson's Love Story:

David Shelia

What did they do on their first date.
David and Sheila went to the movie Honey Suckle Rose


How long have they been together
36 years


What makes them laugh or smile about one another:
a. When one of us leaves a little gift or card for the other
b. Finishing a job together
c. Hearing the other person’s stories when they have been visiting their two grandsons

 

Clayton & Shelia Wicks Love Story:

Clayton Sheila

 

Details of first date:
Although we went to the same school, we were not high school sweethearts.  It was after we both graduated and both had moved to Swift Current before we ventured on our first date.  We attended a Good Brothers concert in the basement of the Elks Hall.  There was only about 30 of us there and we sat on hall chairs and listened to “Red Neck Mother” “Brown-Eyed Girl” “Fox on the Run” “Kitty Star” and many more.  After the concert, we finished off the evening with a few drinks at the local “watering hole” Healy Hotel.
 
How long we have been together:
Things progressed steadily after that date for about a year and then we got engaged.  Married eight months after that.  Our 35th anniversary is in May so we have been together for about 37 years.  Without doubt, we have been in love unconditionally.  We can say we’ve seen good time and hard times but our love has kept us together.
What we love most about each other:
Our unconditional love for each other, our son, our daughter, their spouses and our grandkids and the love being returned is without question most valuable quality in our lives.
 
Things I love about Sheila
Companionship – the best mate I could have ever found
Unconditional love – good times – bad times – always at my side
Incredibly smart and passionate
Her love for family
Her love for friendships
She can put up with me!
 
Things I love about Clayton
Unconditional love for myself, son & daughter, their spouses and grandkids
He makes me laugh, (even when I might not be in the mood)
Watching him interact with our three grandchildren and how they look at him with such love and adoration warms my heart
Oh Yeah! It sure doesn’t hurt that he is a fantastic cook! 

 

Life is a Highway... on The Eagle

Tom Cochrane is rocking the Calalta Centre in Medicine Hat on March 9, and you know what that means; you're gonna have a chance to go see him do it!

 

The Eagle is proud to announce Life is a Highway, your chance to win your way to see Tom Cochrane just by listening in from Febraury 28- March 4.

 

More details are below! 

 

 

Weekend Wrap-up: Your Guide to Southwest Happenings- Feb. 10, 2017

It's hard to believe that we're almost at the halfway point for February, and even harder to believe that Valentine's Day is just FOUR days away (fellas, take note!). Here's a list of what's going on around Swift Current this weekend! 

 

1) National Adoption Weekend at the Wheatland Mall

"The Swift Current SPCA will have a number of their cats on site at Pet Valu Swift Current in the Wheatland Mall on Feb 11 from 12-4pm as part of National Adoption Weekend. You can come and visit the pets and talk to an SPCA staff member about starting the adoption process if you are interested in taking one home!" For more details, head on over to the events calendar at Swift Current Online!

2) The Village of Tompkins Water System Fundraiser and Dance

Go on over to Tompkins Community Centre to help them raise the funds for the village water station, which is in need of repairs. There will be a supper, dance and auction featuring live music from Blind Monday. It's a chili supper, which sounds delicious! Tickets are 10 dollars for adults, 5 for kids 7-13. and 6 and under get in free! For more information on the event and what's up for auction, check out the story on Swift Current Online.

3) Pennant Skating-

The Village of Pennant is having a special rink fundraiser to try and raise some money to help their rink out. It goes from 11-4 on Saturday. It's described as a "fun-filled day of skating, games, raffle prizes and concession booth"

4) AbilityBowl Winter Kickoff

Sunday, Feb. 12 at ACT Park, head on over for the Ability Bowl fundraiser featuring fun activities for the whole family! Sled Bowling, Ice Skating, Horse Wagon Rides, Chili and Hot Chocolate! All the action takes place from 11-3 

 

That's all for now, Folks! Stay tuned Monday to find out what you can look forward to for the week of Feb. 13-17

Santas For Seniors = Eagle Applause

Lennie and Scott

Last fall Scott and Lenni spearheaded and started a program in Swift Current called Santas For Seniors. The goal of the program was to get the community to purchase & provide Christmas gifts, cards, and goodies for residents of the Meadows long term care facility, who would be spending their first Christmas in their new home. It was a resounding success and all residents received some Christmas cheer because of it. Thank you Scott & Lenni!! You get this week's Eagle Applause for Schultz's Ranch Country Meats in Morse. They're planning on making Santa For Seniors and annual event every Christmas. 

Ability Bowl Winter Kick Off

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(swiftcurrentonline file photo)

The Saskatchewan Abilities Council in Swift Current is marking the thirtieth anniversary of one of their biggest annual fundraisers in 2017, Ability Bowl.  Organizers are hoping to make it one of the biggest and most exciting ones ever and to get the bowling ball rolling they're hosting the first ever Ability Bowl Winter Kick Off this Sunday, February 12.

The event runs from 11am - 3pm at ACT Park and will feature lots of fun, free activities for the whole family including sled bowling, skating, horse wagon rides, and chilli and hot chocolate to warm you up. Team registration packages will also be available on Sunday. You can also register for Ability Bowl by calling the Abilities Council at 306-773-2076 or online at www.abilitybowl.ca 

This year's Ability Bowl is being held April 22. 

 

The End of Brewed Awakenings

With the end of Brewed Awakening, Ken gives a special thank you to Timmies for all they've done

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