The Southwest Booster

‘Come Together’ celebratio­n on August 14 features a day filled with activities

- SCOTT ANDERSON SOUTHWEST BOOSTER

August 14 will be a day long celebratio­n of Swift Current’s resiliency during past number of months.

Come Together Swift Current is a combined effort of seven different organizati­ons who are hosting the day filled with a variety of family friendly activities.

First up on August 14 will be the final day of Sidewalk Days hosted by members of the Swift Current Downtown Business Community. Sidewalk Days runs from Thursday to Saturday during posted hours by the downtown businesses.

The downtown core will also be busy during the regularly scheduled Saturday Market Square and Farmer’s Market which runs from 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

The Swift Current Ag and Ex is hosting a Heavy Horse Pull in the Magnus Newline Arena starting at 10:30 a.m.

Drag Races will be held at the Swift Current Airport for the final time in 2021 during the weekend. Saturday’s racing will be held from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

The Swift Current Stock Car Associatio­n is getting in on the action by hosting an matinee afternoon of racing starting at 1 p.m.

As part of the day, everyone is invited to enjoy Supper in the City by visiting your favourite restaurant.

Following the five scheduled daytime events the day long celebratio­n wraps up with the Taking it to The Streets concert at Kinetic Park starting at 7:30 p.m. The Come Together grand finale event begins at 7:30 p.m. with opener Mitch Larock and the 454 Band from Eatonia, followed by headliners The Stampeders. The evening concert, hosted at Kinetic

Park, is a family-friendly event. Ticket holders for the concert are asked to bring their own lawn chairs for the evening. There will be a beer gardens on site operated as a fundraiser by the Swift Current 57’s Ball Club. The Center will also be set up with soda, water, and coffee. The Beaver Tail Concession Truck will also be in attendance.

Advance tickets or the concert are available at Bumper to Bumper, Pharmasave, Microage, Voth’s Brandsourc­e, Swift Current City Hall, the Swift Current Ag and Ex, plus the Stewart Valley Co-op. Tickets can also be purchased starting at 6:30 p.m. at the North Gate. Proceeds from the concert will be donated to the Swift Current Ag and Ex.

Co-event Coordinato­r Leanne Tuntland-wiebe announced the event at the June 28 Swift Current City Council meeting as a way to celebrate a return to post pandemic activities, and a way to support the Swift Current Ag and Ex.

“We’re hoping to fill Kinetic Park on the fair grounds, and lets have a good donation for Swift Current Ag and Ex,” Tuntland-wiebe said.

Swift Current Mayor Al

Bridal agreed the event is an important celebratio­n opportunit­y for the community.

“I said when COVID is over we needed a big party, and maybe this is it. So lets all come together and enjoy the music and enjoy all the activities that day.”

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