An executive director of a local non-profit received a plaque from the City of Swift Current earlier this week. 

Laura Beddome and The Swift Current Early Years Family Resource Centre welcomed the community into their new space on Tuesday with an official grand opening.  

“Today is really an opportunity to celebrate where we've been and where we're going,” she said at the event. “This whole experience has been a fantastic journey of growth and expansion for our Family Resource Center.”

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The organization has been located in the Hillside Plaza since February. Though they’d been going through renovations during that time, the Family Resource Centre was still able to provide programming and services for the southwest. 

To celebrate the finalization of months of hard work, a number of local leaders attended.  

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Councilor Ryan Switzer stopped in on behalf of the City of Swift Current to hand over the plaque to Beddome, Everett Hindley was there in support, and Holy Trinity Catholic Schools sent its Director of Education. 

“Holy Trinity is the Accountable Partner, so with that, we work with the Family Resource Center to make sure that we're meeting all the demands that the Ministry asks of us,” said Ward Strueby. “We also hold the funds, and we work together on the budget and ensure everything gets spent in the correct places to support kids and families in Swift Current. 

“When we were asked by the Ministry to take on this role, we said yes right away because we know the work that the Family Resource Center will be doing with young students and their families will help get kids ready for school. And the time that they put in with kids will benefit those kids to flourish in the school system right through to Grade 12 and on into post-secondary.”