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Laila Biali is Coming to Swift Current!

The next performance in the Swift Current Arts Council Stars for Saskatchewan Series is coming up on Tuesday, October 24th, as award-winning Canadian singer-songwriter and pianist Laila Biali comes to the Sky Centre at Living Sky Casino.

Spinner Magazine said Biali melds “traditional jazz with contemporary pop so effortlessly that neither style seems out of place on the same record”, and she's opened for Grammy award-winning artists like Chris Botti, Paula Cole, Suzanne Vega and Sting. Her album "Tracing Light" was nominated for a Juno Award for best vocal jazz album, and she is set to release a new album featuring original songs and covers of David Bowie, Coldplay and others.

Kathy Jennings talked with Laila about her music, and her family's ties to Swift Current...

Tickets to Laila Biali's performance, and the other shows in the Stars for Saskatchewan series, are available online at ticketpro.ca.

Fun with September's Classroom of the Month!

On October 3, we made a visit to Mrs. Blanke's Grade 3 class at Swift Current's Ecole Centennial School, our Len's Plumbing & Heating Classroom of the Month for September! We brought lunch from Little Caesars and some great prizes from the kids, and had a lot of fun!

 

You can nominate your classroom for a chance to win a lunch party visit with us and Len's Plumbing & Heating through the Classroom of the Month page on Swift Current Online!

Introducing 50/50 for Change!

Through the month of October, we are teaming up with Southwest Crisis Services to bring you 50/50 for Change, a chance for you to win a big cash prize while supporting a valuable cause in our community.

Tickets for the lottery will go on sale on Tuesday, October 10, and continue through the end of the month, or until all tickets are sold, with the grand prize draw on October 28. As with any 50/50, half of the proceeds will go to Southwest Crisis Services to support their programming, which includes the Safe Shelter, confidential Crisis Line, and outreach counselling. The rest of the pot will go to one lucky winner. There will be 5500 tickets available and a potential winner's share of $49,000, plus two early bird draws of $500 each on October 16 and October 23! Also, we will be sharing stories about Southwest Crisis Services and the people they have helped.

Tickets will be available as we broadcast live from a number of our sponsors, including:

- Redhead Equipment       - Pioneer Co-op                    - Living Sky Casino
- The Brick                         - Wallace Construction         - Unforgettable You
- Canadian Tire                  - S3 Enterprises                   - Realty Executives
- Home Hardware              - Cypress Motors                  - Ashley Homestore

- Klassen Autobody           - B&A Petroleum
- Rilling Bus                       - Full Line Ag
- Optical Image                  - Urban Ground Coffeehouse (evenings from 6:00pm to 10:00pm)
- Swift Current Monumental

 

Last Day of Fall Into Christmas Giveaways!

We are wrapping up our two weeks of giveaways for the Fall Into Christmas Fine Art and Handcraft Market, coming to the Stockade Building on Saturday and Sunday. On Wednesday morning, Kathy won two great prizes from the vendors just for telling us her favourite Christmas flavour.

This morning, we've got two more prizes to give away, including a $20 gift certificate from Davenports Tasty Sensations of Okotoks, AB, and $20 to spend at Chatty's Indian Spices of Saskatoon, who will both be at Fall Into Christmas this weekend!

"Do you wrap your own Christmas gifts, get someone else to wrap them, or just use a gift bag?"

Tell us before 9:00am on our Facebook page or email [email protected] for your chance to win! Also, stay tuned this afternoon for a chance to win one more prize from a vendor, valued at $60.00!

More Fall Into Christmas Giveaways!

On Tuesday, we asked what you were thankful for another chance to win a great prize from Fall Into Christmas. Lisa Brumwell emailed this to us and won our draw for a gift from Spirits of the Creek in Coleman, AB, one of the vendors at the fine art and handcraft market this weekend at the Stockade.

"Good morning😊 I am thankful everyday for another day of good health for me and my family."

Today, we're giving away two prizes this morning, and another set of two prizes this afternoon! This morning, we've got a chance for you to win a $25 gift certificate from Chocolate Moose Fudge Factory out of Moose Jaw, and $10 to spend at Putting On The Glitz from Melfort, who will both be at Fall Into Christmas!

Just tell us what your favourite Christmas flavour is by commenting on our Facebook page or emailing [email protected] before 9:00am for your chance to win!

Double the Giveaways for Fall Into Christmas!

Our giveaways to celebrate the return of the Fall Into Christmas Fine Art and Handcraft Market continue! Melissa Topham was Tuesday's winner, and will receive a $30 gift certificate from Seven Pound Squid out of Kyle to use at the show this weekend at the Stockade!

 

Today, we have not one, but two giveaways for Fall Into Christmas! Here's how you can win this morning prize, a sterling silver & gemstone exotic ear cuff from Spirits of the Creek in Coleman, AB, valued at $30!

"What are you thankful for?"

Send us your answer to our Facebook page, or email [email protected] before 9:00am for your chance to win! Also, tune in this afternoon with Kathy for another chance to win!

Another Week of Fall Into Christmas Giveaways!

We have had a lot of lucky winners over the last week as we get ready for the Fall Into Christmas Fine Art and Handcraft Market, coming to the Stockade Building at Kinetic Exhibition Park on September 30th and October 1st.

On Friday, Carmela Koch was our winner of a $30 gift certificate from E. C. Tire Recycling that she can use at the show!

Here's how you can have a chance to win a $30 gift certificate from Seven Pound Squid in Kyle, which features photography around the world, each picture with its own "postcard story"; available individually or as part of a framed collage arranged by colour or theme; refurbished frames, blank journals & armchair travel books.

Post a picture of yourself in your best/ugliest Christmas sweater to our Facebook Page, or email the photo to [email protected], before 9:00am for your chance to win!

One Week Away from Fall Into Christmas!

Autumn officially arrives at around 2:00pm this afternoon, but for the last week, we've pretty much skipped an entire season to celebrate Christmas as the Fall Into Christmas Fine Art and Handcraft Market returns to the Stockade Building at Kinetic Exhibition Park next Saturday and Sunday.

On Thursday, we gave away another great prize as we asked what your family's traditional Christmas meal was. Christine Gerbrandt won our draw for a $25 gift certificate from Swift Current's TooAquarius, who will have a booth at Fall Into Christmas!

Here's today's question for a chance to win a $30 gift certificate from E. C. Recycling Tire Mats of Irvine, AB, which makes recycled tire swings and mats; rock flamingoes, geese and ducks; wooden reindeer, wreaths and post lights for garden and Christmas decor; hitching posts and downward trees.

“The Christmas song that best captures the holidays for me is ______________________.”

Congratulations to today's winner, Carmela Koch!  Check back here on Monday morning for your next chance to win!

More Giveaways for Fall Into Christmas, Plus Free Pie!

On Wednesday, we asked you what your favourite smells of Christmas were for another chance to win a great prize from the vendors at Fall Into Christmas. Brenda Loustel-Wall was the winner of the draw, and has a $25 gift certificate from Kerr Kreations by Maureen, which she can use at their booth at the Stockade on September 30th and October 1st!

Also, since Colin was raving about how he loved the smell of fresh baking at Christmas, Jack and Phyllis from Schimmel's Dutch Bakery on Central Ave N cooked up a fresh apple pie and brought it to our office!

 

Here's today's question for a chance to win a $25 gift certificate from Swift Current's own TooAquarius, which makes polymer clay jewelry, sculptures, vessels, Christmas ornaments, beads and decorative items...

"My family's traditional Christmas meal is ______________."

Congratulations to today's winner, Christine Gerbrandt! Check here tomorrow for our next question and your next chance to win!

We're Getting Into the Christmas Spirit Now!

We had another Fall Into Christmas giveaway on Tuesday and another great conversation to go along with it! We asked you which Christmas movie best captures the holiday spirit, and got a wide range of responses from the classics like "It's a Wonderful Life" and "Miracle on 34th Street", to more recent favourites like "Elf" and "The Polar Express"!

Jodene won our draw for a $25-value Fabric Creation, that she can choose at Fabric Creations' booth at Fall Into Christmas next weekend at the Stockade!

 

Here is today's question for another great prize, a $25 gift certificate from Kerr Kreations by Maureen of Saskatoon, which has homemade soaps, bath and shower products, skincare, clothes shavers and gift packs!

"My favourite scent at Christmas is ___________________"

Congratulations to today's winner, Brenda Loustel-Wall! Tune into the Redhead Equipment Magic Morning Show with Colin & Kathy tomorrow morning for another chance to win!

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