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Susan Motkaluk, chief administrative officer for the City of Swift Current has been the catalyst in helping push the rebirth of Swift Current’s downtown region.

Motkaluk, who lives downtown with her young family, says there is every reason to believe in the future of her city.

“Our whole city council here is forward-thinking. The spirit of the city is forward-thinking. There’s quite a

demand for the city to have that dynamic and diverse identity. And, from my perspective, we’re certainly working hard on image-making and place-making.”

They say every city has a soul. A spirit. An identity which gives it gravity in the world, and keeps the

Rachel Wormsbecher helps organize the Chautauqua Festival which is part of the downtown revitalization.

generations returning. In Swift Current the soul of the city moves to the music of the future. It whispers of industry, entrepreneurship and dynamic energy. It is a place where all things may be born in the fullness of time thanks to an unfailing optimism and a deep commitment to hard work.

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