As Frontier Days gets ready to fire up again in Swift Current, the City is making sure it's officially time to get the party started.

Frontier Days Week was officially proclaimed at city council last night, presented to members of the Swift Current Ag & Ex by Swift Current Mayor Al Bridal, marking June 23 to 29 as Frontier Days Week. 

Chris Martens, vice-chair for the Swift Current Ag & Ex, was happy to declare to council all the fun, games, events, spectacles, shows and more that would be taking place over the next week. 

"Frontier Days events have been known for reliving the West with friendly hospitality," said Martens. "The tradition of welcoming everyone to the most thrilling of summer fun continues for the whole family."

This year marks the 86th edition of Frontier Days, which began back in 1938. Tomorrow, things get started with the pancake breakfast and the burning of the brand at Market Square, presented by W.W Smith Insurance. 

It will also see Kinetic Park packed with rodeo events, family-friendly shows, and the West Coast Amusement Midway. 

Martens made sure to also introduce the 2024 Frontier Days Ambassador, in Chloe Malbeuf. She is a grade 12 student from Gravelbourg School, who lives with her family at their ranch at Shamrock. Malbeuf has been recently growing her own herd of cows, and increasingly developing her love for riding horses. 

"She's been riding since she was two years old and says her passion for riding grew when she was old enough to compete at 4-H Light Horse shows at Frontier Days," said Martens. "She also currently competes in barrel racing jackpots and rodeos."

Malbeuf has been accepted to the University of Regina, where she will be pursuing an education in psychology. 

"She is very excited for this opportunity to showcase her love for agriculture, Frontier Days, and to meet new friends along the way," said Martens. "You'll be able to see her all summer long."