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Portage Celebrates Diversity festival Aug. 18

All are welcome to attend this third annual celebration of culture and diversity in Portage la Prairie. Formerly known as the Newcomers’ Summer Festival, Portage Celebrates Diversity is a free fun-filled community festival where you can experience new cultures and meet new people, organizers say….

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BBQ Fundraiser July 25 at Herman Prior

Herman Prior Activity Centre volunteers Barbara LaFreniere, left, and Joan Hewson show off some of the goodies being baked in preparation for the July 25 BBQ and Bake sale fundraiser. The fun gets underway at 11 a.m. and goes until 1:30 p.m. “Volunteers from the…

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Portage Pride takes to the street

The Portage Citizen — The third annual Portage la Prairie Pride Parade — the kick off to a day of celebrating diversity — didn’t wilt under what was reputed to be the hottest July 7 in 80 years. Hundreds still came out to march, hear…

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Portage Pride to gather Saturday a.m.

The Portage Citizen — Rain or shine this Saturday, Portage la Prairie’s LGBTTQ2 community and its supporters will take part in the March for Equality. Portage Pride first marched here in Aug. 2016. Since then the march has morphed into the March for Equality, explaining…

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Canada Day 2018

The rain came down in buckets at one point causing many to flee for cover, but celebrating Canada’s 151 birthday July 1 at Stride Place was still enjoyed and appreciated by many. Here’s a look at the day in pictures. Mickey Dumont/Citizen photos   And…

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PCI grads ready to take on the world

Some of Portage’s biggest smiles were seen on young and more experienced faces as the community gathered to congratulate a large collection of youth as they say goodbye to high school and hello to fresh endeavours, whatever they may be. PCI Valedictorian Tee-Tee Appah summed…

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Library book sale coming

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…