Province to help community foundations move Manitoba forward

Province to help community foundations move Manitoba forwardAs part of its 100-Day Action Plan, the Manitoba government has taken steps to support the growth of community foundations and inspire philanthropy across the province by establishing the Endow Manitoba fund, Municipal Relations Minister Rochelle Squires announced today. The Community Foundation of Portage & District Inc. is one of 55 community foundations in Manitoba that…

Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra here Dec. 11 on Holiday Tour

Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra here Dec. 11 on Holiday TourThe Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra’s (WSO) Holiday Tour is coming to the Glesby stage on Dec. 11. Celebrate the season and enjoy your favourite holiday carols played live with a full orchestra. The WSO annual holiday tour is full of classics you know and love… bring the entire family and settle in for this heart-warming tradition…

Weather a concern for Yuletide celebration at Fort la Reine Museum

Weather a concern for Yuletide celebration at Fort la Reine MuseumFreezing rain that at one time closed the highway between Portage la Prairie and Headingly, caused reduced attendance at the Dec. 7 Yuletide celebration at the Fort la Reine Museum. “Last year we had 300 attend,” said Fort la Reine Museum Executive Director Madison Connolly at the beginning of the afternoon event. “I heard they…

Festival of Trees building Christmas tradition

Festival of Trees building Christmas traditionIn just three short years the Festival of Trees has become a Portage la Prairie Christmas tradition for families. The Festival of Trees is an early chance to spend family time and build some Christmas cheer. It’s a chance to meet Santa, talk to an elf, get involved in Christmas activities and help raise money…

Santa says hello to Portage la Prairie

Santa says hello to Portage la PrairieRudolph helped guide Santa through the streets of Portage la Prairie on Dec. 6 during the annual Parade of Lights. Santa was kept busy waiving at all the good boys and girls — moms and dads, too — as Rudolph and the other reindeers kept Santa's sleigh in a steady pattern along the Saskatchewan Ave.…

Royal Lepage reno meets customer needs

Royal Lepage reno meets customer needsOne of Portage la Prairie’s longest-serving real estate firms has torn a page from the realtor’s playbook — saw the possibilities with its property, remodelled and late last week invited the public to an open house to see the result. Royal LePage Portage Realty owners Warren Neufeld and Orvil Cairns, have been holding court at…