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Shindle launches Nana’s Magic Swing tonight

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…

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Solo exhibit continues

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…

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Steeden steals show

Steeden steals show The Portage Citizen Ryle Ann Steeden was awarded first prize in the annual Manitoba Country Voice amateur talent contest March 31 at the William Glesby Centre. She also received the crowd’s personal stamp of approval earning the People’s Choice Award. Nine contestants:…

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Reel Event screens RUMBLE

Reel Event screens RUMBLE “An encore for the Native Americans who shook up Rock & Roll.” The New York Times Submitted Portage la Prairie and area is blessed with a prolific Indigenous musician culture making tonight’s (March 21) Reel Event screening a rocking modern day…

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Writer’s conference

Winter Wheat: Second Sowing at the Portage la Prairie Regional Library March 17 attracted a full roundtable group of local writers. Published Manitoba authors Terrie Todd, Sharron Arksey, Oriole Vane Veldhuis, Bartley Kives and Donna Gamache participated in the roundtable discussions and exercises, spoken word and…

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Library hosts literary festival

Manitoba authors featured at library literary festival The Portage Citizen   From top left, Bartley Kives, Terrie Todd, Oriole Vane Veldhuis, Sharron Arksey and Donna Gamache are Manitoba authors taking part in March 17 Winter Wheat: Second Sowing, literary festival at the Portage la Prairie…

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Concert to support school guitar programs

Concert to support school guitar programs  A “celebration of the guitar” concert scheduled for March 15 at the William Glesby Centre is designed to entertain, inspire and support young players in two school guitar programs. Funds raised from the “Spring into String” celebration of the guitar concert…

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Glesby, arts centre to marry

Glesby, arts centre to marry It’s been the worse kept secret in the local arts community since early 2016, but it is now official the William Glesby Centre and the Portage and District Arts Centre will now be managed by a single board. The two…