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Senior boys and girls volleyball teams go head to head with RCMP

November 29, 2023  By Dean LaBerge, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter

Nov. 29, 2023, Swan Hills, Alta. – The Swan Hills School Grizzlies senior boys and girls volleyball teams played an intense but friendly game against the local RCMP detachment and Community Peace Officer (CPO). Each member of the Swan Hills RCMP detachment participated, including the new Detachment Commander, Sgt. Stefan Manaigre, and Constables Kevin Chopek, Russell Hoffman, Declan Treichel and Michael Young. With CPO Clint Baker to round out the team, the six law enforcement officers played back-to-back games against the Grizzlies senior girls first and then the senior boys.

Cheers and applause could be heard echoing down the halls of the school as students, teachers and community members filled the stands in the school’s large gym to take in the excitement.

Both volleyball games were action-packed, with the score teetering back and forth between the opposing teams, but in the end, the senior girls were victorious in their game, winning it handily with a final score of 25 to 18. The senior boys also played an excellent game, but the RCMP took it at the end with a final score of 30 to 28.

Each team engaged in a high-energy match, demonstrating outstanding sportsmanship and maintaining a balance between competitiveness and enjoyment. The game’s emphasis wasn’t necessarily on the outcome; instead, it offered the RCMP and students a chance to unite and revel in a thrilling and enjoyable event.


As a community, Swan Hills has expressed that they are fortunate to have an RCMP detachment and CPO who are so dedicated to community outreach and fostering positive connections with the youth.

– Grizzly Gazette

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