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Recognition
08/30/2016

Past President Steve Krochak was presented with the Kiwanis Club of Swift Current Honorary...

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Congratulations
08/30/2016

To Ralph Liepold, Regina, who was recognized as World Leader for Fundraising:...

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Rampunzel by Koncerts for Kids & Missoula Theatre
05/11/2016
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The Kiwanis Club sponsored the Missoula Children’s Theatre, in its Koncerts...

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New Officers Installed for 2015-2016
12/18/2015

September 25th, 2015

New Officers Installed for 2015-2016

[L to R] Incoming...

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K-Kids Present - The Hunter Brothers
03/15/2012
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Come out and support our Kiwanis K-kids as they present - The Hunter Brothers... more

Celebrating Over 90 Years of Service  
 

On September 9th, 2011 the Swift Current Kiwanis Club celebrated its 90th Anniversary.  

 Chartered in 1921 as the 513th club of Kiwanis International and sponsored by the Moose Jaw Kiwanis Club, the 51 charter members of Swift Current took up the cause of serving their community and the children of the world.  Early days saw help given to families for needs such as dental work, eyeglasses, cod liver oil, tonsil operations, and even graduation gowns, while today’s organization fills a much broader and varied mandate.  

 During the last 90 years the Kiwanis Club has helped to establish Kiwanis Park, the Kiwanis Ball Diamonds, and the Kiwanis Skate Park.  And from 1924 until the 1970’s a Kiwanis Bathing Station was built and supervised on the creek at Elmwood Park.  These are just a few of the accomplishments the club has achieved over the past 90 years.     

Other projects the club has championed include: community talent shows; horticultural shows; an Air Cadet Band; a Junior Baseball League; working to bring 911 service to SW Saskatchewan; encouraging organ donations; constructing a kiosk on the Chinook Pathway; organizing the July 1 Parade for a number of years; completing numerous renovations at Crisis Services and Canadian Mental Health facilities, as well as assisting the Drug Task Force with it’s mandate.  

Over the years, Kiwanis donations raised through their yearly apple drive and Christmas tree sales have gone to: local bursaries, free swimming for children, Babysitting and Cybersafe Courses at Great Plains College, the annual Youth Leadership Conference, the Summer Fun Program, as well as the much popular and ever-present Halloween inspired Spookerama event which was introduced to Swift Current in 1978.  

An integral part of Swift Current’s dedicated volunteer force, over the years Kiwanis members have helped to: deliver Meals on Wheels, conduct Highway Cleanups, flip burgers at the Relay for Life events, the Swift Current Comprehensive High School year end BBQ, and for 4-H clubs at the local Fair.  They sell tickets and conduct the annual Crisis Services Duck Derby, enjoy Fun Olympics with residents at the Palliser, help at Blood Donor Clinics, and brighten the days of hospital patients and local seniors through the Kiwanis Caring Clowns.   The reach of the efforts of the Swift Current Kiwanis club has also extended internationally through Kiwanis International projects which have included a drive to eradicate Iodine Deficiency Disorder in Third World countries and the current drive to defeat maternal and neonatal tetanus.    

Looking to the future, the Swift Current Kiwanis club has begun new efforts aimed at instilling
the next generation with a passion for volunteering. 

Through their new youth-oriented clubs known as K-Kids for elementary aged children and Key Club for middle schools, the club is hoping that by exposing student’s to the benefits of volunteering at an early age, they will be more likely to join service clubs such as Kiwanis, once they’ve reached adulthood, and continue the proud tradition of Kiwanis here in Swift Current.