News

Library book sale coming

June 20, 2018

The Portage Citizen — Suzy Laevens dresses up a window at the Portage La Prairie Regional Library to advertise its annual book sale. The library holds its annual book sale from the beginning of July to the end of August, perfect timing to stock up…

Portage la Prairie author again a winner

June 20, 2018

The Portage Citizen — Well-known local Christian author and newspaper columnist Terrie Todd again proved her recipe of mixing faith and the printed word is a winning one. Todd, an already decorated author, came away with two more accolades honouring her craft at the 30th…

CPCS entertains 600 on the bridge

June 18, 2018

What a beautiful evening for a dinner with 600 friends. Central Plains Cancer Services (CPCS) big dinner fundraiser dodged torrential rain, hail and biblical wind from the night before to offer the almost perfect weather for an outdoor dinner on the bridge to Island Park….

Wishart to dish out the beef

June 15, 2018

The Portage Citizen It’s barbecue season, that means it’s time again for Portage MLA Ian Wishart’s annual Constituency BBQ. On June 22, Wishart will swap his legislature duds for tongs and an apron. The MLA BBQ will get underway at 11:30 a.m. and go until…

Great Canadian Dollar Store opens

June 15, 2018

The Portage Citizen After a two-day soft opening, the Great Canadian Dollar Store in Portage la Prairie cut the ceremonial ribbon Friday morning to officially announce the party store is open. Portage la Prairie & District Chamber of Commerce President Preston Meier and Portage la…

Portage in a one horse race for concert

June 13, 2018

Mickey Dumont The Portage Citizen — When you click on Portage la Prairie to vote in the 2018 Coors Banquet One Horse Town contest you are informed you have made ‘a nice pick’. If you want to see the 2018 Coors Banquet One Horse Town…

Life

Library book sale coming

June 20, 2018

The Portage Citizen — Suzy Laevens dresses up a window at the Portage La Prairie Regional Library to advertise its annual book sale. The library holds its annual book sale from the beginning of July to the end of August, perfect timing to stock up…

CPCS entertains 600 on the bridge

June 18, 2018

What a beautiful evening for a dinner with 600 friends. Central Plains Cancer Services (CPCS) big dinner fundraiser dodged torrential rain, hail and biblical wind from the night before to offer the almost perfect weather for an outdoor dinner on the bridge to Island Park….

Beaucoup, beaucoup de fun at ECVS

June 5, 2018

The Portage Citizen — When you describe what kind of fun you can have in two languages, it’s double the fun. Right! Double the fun of an average Wednesday night is exactly what will happen at École Crescentview School where French Immersion is a priority ECVS…

Baby blues…

May 30, 2018

The Portage Citizen — Mother Nature often reminds us why she knows best! Looking at these Robin eggs makes it is easy to understand how this coloration made it into the designers’ palette. Robin Egg Blue is certainly an attractive shade! Interestingly, this robin made…

Bike Week shows its Portage pedal power

May 27, 2018

Mickey Dumont The Portage Citizen — Bike Week 2018 is underway and will continue in high gear until the wrap up party on June 1. Ian Wassink, chair for this year’s Portage Active Transportation Committee Bike Week, says the May 26 to June 1 event…

PAW Patrol huge family fun

May 26, 2018

The Portage Citizen — Organizers of Saturday’s Westpark Children’s Centre PAW Patrol must be sharing in the joy of the hundreds of children who filled Stride Place for a chance to meet some of the beloved characters of the Canadian TVOKids program. The excitement to…

Arts

Portage la Prairie author again a winner

June 20, 2018

The Portage Citizen — Well-known local Christian author and newspaper columnist Terrie Todd again proved her recipe of mixing faith and the printed word is a winning one. Todd, an already decorated author, came away with two more accolades honouring her craft at the 30th…

Arts Centre firms up gala entertainment

May 13, 2018

The Portage Citizen — With less than two weeks to go until The Portage & District Arts Centre’s most important annual fundraiser — Celebration of the Arts — organizers are saying today plans for the well-run and well-supported event are shaping up. “We are very…

One-man show for Brandon artist opens

May 13, 2018

Iconic prairie images in paintings and sculpture collection in PDAC main gallery The Portage Citizen — A solo display opening in the Portage & District Arts Centre’s Main Gallery May 15 will be a prairie introspective of sorts. Spaces, Forms and Expressions by Brandon artist…

Shindle launches Nana’s Magic Swing tonight

May 8, 2018

The Portage Citizen — Portage la Prairie author Janet Shindle’s first children’s picture book, Nana’s Magic Swing, is a poignant look at helping kids coping with the death of a loved one. Shindle is holding an official launch tonight at the Portage la Prairie Regional…

Solo exhibit continues

May 7, 2018

The Portage Citizen — Shoreline Portraits, a solo exhibition by Heather Martens Rempel in PDAC’s (Portage & District Arts Centre) Pop up Gallery continues until May 19. Shoreline Portraits is a collection of mono-prints and gel plate print collage artworks. This is Martens Rempel’s first…