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Former Museum ED pens message to museum friends group

May 23, 2018

May 17, 2018 Friends of Fort la Reine Museum Looking back to 2011 when I started working at the museum as its manager, I can assure you that the care and concern for the museum that is in this room today, on peoples’ minds, didn’t…

A stroll in the park

May 23, 2018

The Portage Citizen —    Arguably this week might be the best time to explore — really explore Island Park. The ornamental and fruit trees in the Island Park Arboretum and elsewhere in the park are a riot of colours as they sport their spring…

MP speaks with PCI students

May 22, 2018

Portage la Prairie, MB – Last week Portage-Lisgar MP Candice Bergen and Conservative House Leader took the opportunity to address Grade 11 and 12 students at Portage Collegiate Institute. “It was incredible speaking with these young men and women who attend Portage Collegiate Institute. They were…

Manitoba Airshow ’18 building interest

May 17, 2018

The Portage Citizen — Manitoba Airshow ’18 teases in a tweet this week: ‘it’s question time!’ With only 50 days to “wheels up”, The Manitoba Airshow organizers know how to have a little fun while working to bring arguably one of the most exciting entertainment…

Prairie Pregnancy Resource Centre officially opens

May 17, 2018

Prairie Pregnancy Resource Centre held an open house May 17 and cut the ceremonial ribbon in an opening ceremony. Mayor Irvine Ferris, centre, had the honours of cutting the ribbon. From L to R, Pat Hennan, Kathy Letkeman, Dawn Bell, Mary Loewen, Mayor Irvine Ferris,…

Museum Board issues press release

May 16, 2018

MUSEUM BOARD PRESS RELEASE Issued: May 15, 2018   RE: The Status of the Fort la Reine Museum There have been questions raised by the public and media with respect to the board’s decision to not renew the contract of the former executive director-curator of…

City council approves tax incentive bylaw

May 15, 2018

  Mickey Dumont The Portage Citizen – Vionell Holdings, A Brandon real estate developer, can now take advantage of a tax incentive bylaw the City of Portage la Prairie council passed at its meeting May 14. Should the project be constructed, and on time, the…

Life

A stroll in the park

May 23, 2018

The Portage Citizen —    Arguably this week might be the best time to explore — really explore Island Park. The ornamental and fruit trees in the Island Park Arboretum and elsewhere in the park are a riot of colours as they sport their spring…

Prairie Pregnancy Resource Centre officially opens

May 17, 2018

Prairie Pregnancy Resource Centre held an open house May 17 and cut the ceremonial ribbon in an opening ceremony. Mayor Irvine Ferris, centre, had the honours of cutting the ribbon. From L to R, Pat Hennan, Kathy Letkeman, Dawn Bell, Mary Loewen, Mayor Irvine Ferris,…

Promoting safe boating practices

May 15, 2018

The Portage Citizen — This week is North American Safe Boating Awareness Week with precautionary celebrations events happening across Canada including May 17 in Winnipeg and hopefully in your own watercraft, too. North American Safe Boating Awareness Week will take place across Canada from May…

Tuesday nature walks showing Island Park plumage

May 14, 2018

The early bird may get the worm, but the early birder gets to watch   Mickey Dumont   The Portage Citizen — Early morning Tuesday walks on the “bird side” of Island Park has been turning up some surprises in the trees and ground, in…

Youth and Elder Gathering strengthens culture

May 10, 2018

Mickey Dumont The Portage Citizen — Feeling empowered while attending the first-ever Youth and Elder Gathering at Portage Collegiate Institute (PCI), Seth Prince declared his candidacy to be the first Indigenous Prime Minister of Canada. It is exactly that kind of empowerment and cultural confidence…

Arts

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…

Library Coffee House

April 2, 2018

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