Soap­box derby his­tory fea­tured at Mu­seum


The 35 year long Swift Cur­rent tra­di­tion of soap­box derby rac­ing is now be­ing high­lighted at the Swift Cur­rent Mu­seum.

The tem­po­rary ex­hi­bi­tion gallery at the Mu­seum is show­cas­ing soap­box derby rac­ing and the lo­cal club his­tory un­til Oc­to­ber 20.

“Swift Cur­rent has the long­est run­ning Soap Box Derby in Canada,” ex­plained Stephanie Ka­duck, the Ed­u­ca­tion and Pub­lic Pro­grams Of­fi­cer at the Mu­seum.

The ex­hi­bi­tion shares some of the de­tails of the ef­forts of the ded­i­cated in­di­vid­u­als be­hind the in­au­gu­ral Swift Cur­rent soap­box derby back in 1983, and the con­tin­ued ef­fort to keep the sport alive for area young­sters. Bap­tist Church. Info: Vi 306-773-6156 or Faye 306-7738603.

OVEREATERS ANONY­MOUS, noon, First United Church (Li­brary). Info: 306-778-3765.

ALANON, noon, Gull Lake Se­niors Cen­ter. Info:

TOPS (TAKE OFF POUNDS SEN­SI­BLY), 6:30 p.m., Mount Cal­vary Lutheran Church. Info: Cathy 306-773-5028.


SWIFT CUR­RENT LADIES LINE DANCE CLUB, 9 a.m. to 10 a.m., Le­gion Hall (up­per hall).

LINE DANCERCISE CLUB, Great Plains Col­lege gym. 11 a.m. to noon - be­gin­ners. 12:10 p.m. to 1 p.m. - reg­u­lar.

AL-ANON MEET­ING, Young Adults Hope for a Bet­ter To­mor­row, noon, The Cen­tre. Info:

SCRAB­BLE, 1 p.m., Swift Cur­rent Li­brary.

BRIDGE AND WHIST GROUP, 1 p.m., Swift Cur­rent Li­brary.

STORYTIME AND READ TO A DOG, 2 p.m., Swift Cur­rent Li­brary.

NICO­TINE ANONY­MOUS, meet­ing 6 p.m., 155 3rd Ave. N.E. (down­stairs, side door). All you need is the de­sire to quit smok­ing.

STITCH AND CHAT, 7 p.m., Swift Cur­rent Li­brary. PAR­ENT­ING STUDY GROUP, 7 p.m. to 9 p.m., O.M. Ir­win School (li­brary). Pro­mot­ing healthy par­ent/child re­la­tion­ships with re­spect­ful com­mu­ni­ca­tion. Info: 306626-3317.


The Mu­seum was ap­proached by the Swift Cur­rent Soap­box Rac­ing As­so­ci­a­tion to 8:30 p.m., Colin Lin­den. Ad­vance tick­ets at Pharm­save. More info www.lyricthe­

OC­TO­BER 10 MAHJONG, 10 a.m., Swift Cur­rent Li­brary.

SWIFT CUR­RENT LADIES LINE DANCE CLUB, 9 a.m. to 10 a.m., Le­gion Hall (up­per hall).

AL-ANON MEET­ING, Courage To Change Group, noon to 1 p.m., The Cen­tre. Info: www.

ALZHEIMER COF­FEE CLUB, 2 p.m. to 3:30 p.m., Phar­masave Gath­er­ing Room. So­cial­iz­ing time open to peo­ple with de­men­tia and their care part­ner. Info: Laura 306-773-2683 or cy­ Sec­ond Wed­nes­day of ev­ery month.

RUMMAGE AND GARAGE SALE, 2 p.m. to 5 p.m., First United Church.

EMAIL FOR BE­GIN­NERS, 3 p.m., Swift Cur­rent Li­brary. Pr­ereg­is­ter: 306-778-2752.

LINE DANCERCISE CLUB, Walker Place gym (north door). 5:10 p.m. to 6:15 p.m. - reg­u­lar, 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. - beginner.

EVENING STORY TIME, 6:30 p.m., Swift Cur­rent Li­brary.

AL-ANON MEET­ING, Be Good To Your­self Group, 7:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., First United Church. Info:

BINGO, 7:30 p.m., Royal Cana­dian Le­gion Branch #56.


SWIFT CUR­RENT LADIES LINE DANCE CLUB, 9 a.m. to 10 a.m., Le­gion Hall (up­per hall). Ev­ery Tues­day, Wed­nes­day, and Thurs­day.

LINE DANCERCISE CLUB, Great Plains Col­lege gym. 11 a.m. to noon - be­gin­ners. 12:10 p.m. to 1 p.m. - reg­u­lar.

CRIBBAGE, 1:30 p.m., Swift Cur­rent Li­brary.

SOUTH­WEST QUILTERS see if they would be in­ter­ested in put­ting their his­tory on dis­play.

Ka­duck said it fits per­fectly in their man­date to show­case lo­cal his­tory.

“One of the im­por­tant things for us to cover is some of the dif­fer­ent com­mu­nity groups, and this is a re­ally fun one,” she ex­plained.

“I started do­ing some back­ground re­search, not know­ing a whole lot about soap box. And then they started bring­ing stuff in. Its just been a blast.”

The ex­hi­bi­tion is on dis­play dur­ing reg­u­lar mu­seum hours. For more in­for­ma­tion con­tact 306-778-2775.

GUILD, 7 p.m., Fresh­start (214 1st Ave. N.E.). For be­gin­ners to ex­perts. Quilt show­ings, demon­stra­tions, work­shops and sewing days. Info: 306-773-7639. Meets ev­ery sec­ond Thurs­day of the month.

LYRIC OPEN STAGE, 7 p.m., Lyric The­atre. Host: Ryan Szaroz. A fun venue for lo­cal per­form­ers, both new and sea­soned. Open Jam at 7 p.m., Show at 8 p.m. Info: 306-773-6292.


BABY STEPS, 10 a.m., Swift Cur­rent Li­brary.

ROMP ‘N’ READ, 10:30 a.m., Swift Cur­rent Li­brary.

AL-ANON FAM­ILY GROUP, From A Par­ent’s Heart, noon, First United Church. Info: www.

SWIFT CUR­RENT SQUARE DANCE CLUB, 7:30 p.m., First United Church gym­na­sium.


SWIFT CUR­RENT IMPROVISATIONAL THE­ATRE, 8 p.m., SCIT presents an im­prov com­edy night. Info: Ste­fan 306-7415317 or email scit@out­ Fi­nal Show of the sea­son.

OC­TO­BER 13-14 SWIFT CUR­RENT LI­BRARY BOOK AND MAG­A­ZINE SALE, Swift Cur­rent Mall. Oct. 13 - 9:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. Oct. 14 - noon to 4 p.m.

OC­TO­BER 14 ALCOHOLICS ANONY­MOUS OPEN MEET­ING, down­stairs of Swift Cur­rent Lions Hall. Break­fast 8:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. Meet­ing 10 a.m. to 11 a.m.

SQUARE DANCE ZONE, 2:30 p.m., meet­ing and dance with caller/cuer Renz Struik, First United Church.

JUST IN CASE End of Life Prepa­ra­tion Sem­i­nar with Harold Empty, 7 p.m., First United Church. Pre-reg­is­ter and for more de­tails 306-773-9353.

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