BAM inducts Doc Walker into Hall of Fame

BAM inducts Doc Walker into Hall of FameWell after Doc Walker gets off stage, the buzz surrounding the affable duo fills the silence. Last week the Broadcasters Association of Manitoba inducted the much-lauded Manitoba country music talent into the Broadcasters Association of Manitoba's Music Hall of Fame! As Doc Walker, Dave Wasyliw and Chris Thorsteinson can so far celebrate their musical careers with…

First Fall Crawl bicycle ride a success

First Fall Crawl bicycle ride a successby Ian Wassink A large group of people on bicycles was seen around town Sept. 20. The event was called Fall Crawl and started from Café on Prince with people cycling for 1.5 hours. The group returned to Café on Prince at 7:00 pm to enjoy a burger (or two!), salads, and a flight of…

Rezoning request a bit late

Rezoning request a bit lateRezoning request a bit late A rezoning amendment request introduced at the Sept. 24 Portage la Prairie city council meeting has likely placed city council in a no-win position. To be fair to all six councillors and the mayor, it’s possible all may not have been aware of any irregularities outside of the granted permit…

Zacharias plays opening Coffee House at Glesby

Zacharias plays opening Coffee House at GlesbyPortage La Prairie alternative folk musician Micah Zacharias is the first Coffee House performance in the 2018-19 William Glesby Centre season. An experienced singer-songwriter-keyboardist, Zacharias incorporates percussion and synthetic effects into his music to create a fresh and exciting sound. “Zacharias brings an infectious enthusiasm and a unique perspective to the stage, which makes for…

Legion recognizes military and RCMP sacrifices

Legion recognizes military and RCMP sacrificesMickey Dumont — The Portage Citizen:  Cliff Steeden, 96, is one of Canada’s oldest surviving wartime veterans and on Sept. 19 he received a 90th Anniversary pin during the 6th Annual Veteran’s Dinner. The annual dinner is one way the Portage la Prairie branch reaches out to veteran’s and the community at large to celebrate…

Tourism award for Bill’s Sticky Fingers

Tourism award for Bill’s Sticky FingersProfessionally restaurateur Bill Protopapas is a pretty humble guy even knowing he has the best ribs in town. Chances are very good the owner of Bill’s Sticky Fingers will remain the affable host of the popular downtown Portage la Prairie eatery even after winning a Manitoba Tourism Award of Distinction – Business announced at a…

Local history is a story of grand human adventures

Local history is a story of grand human adventuresThe growth and progress of the town of Portage la Prairie up to the year 1871 was slow indeed. Its beginning may be said to originate with the home built by John Hudson on the bank of the slough at the south extremity of what was Joseph St., later Garland St. and now 4 St…

Metis festival moves indoors

Metis festival moves indoorsA huge Metis celebration scheduled for Sept. 16, at Rotary Republic Manitobah Park has been moved indoors at the Herman Prior Activity Centre. “Except for a very few events that obviously can’t be held indoors, everything will go as planned,” says Kathy Bryce, one of the organizers of the “Sharing the Day the Metis Way”…

We have the space for you!

We have the space for you!September brings the lovely tastes of all of our summers labours. The pies, the pickles, the jams and jellies. We have them all for sale at the Herman Prior to help with our building fundraising efforts. It is such a great use of our second kitchen space. We have such great spaces here at the…
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