A triple threat on Glesby stage Saturday night

A triple threat on Glesby stage Saturday night

It’s a Saturday night party at the Glesby with three popular and entertaining Manitoba acts as part of the centre’s Mainstage program.

The Janzen Boys

In 2018, Roots Music Canada said, ‘There are few things more uplifting in life than seeing a dad and his teenage sons making music together and looking like they’re having the time of their lives. At least that’s how it feels to watch a Janzen Boys show.

The Janzen Boys – Father and sons trio, got their start busking as a rootsy, harmony-singing family. Their unique flair and style is something to be seen as the trio entertains with their musical style.


Ila Barker

With soul and voice well beyond her years, folk soul Ojibwe artist Ila Barker captures audiences with her sweet melodies and dynamic presence. Fusing authentic and timeless notes this Manitoba grown singer-songwriter will surely connect and leave a lasting impression.
Ila’s second studio album is to be released Summer 2019 and hopefully, she is auditioning some of these in this performance.



Once a top-10 finalist in CBC’s Searchlight competition, this Manitoba singer has become known as a Manitoba-based singer, Mika-Dawn, has made it to the top 10.

Mika is sometimes described as ‘a well-known southern sweetheart’, or even ‘A Young Dolly Parton’, but whatever the description Mika-Dawn has been captivating audiences from a very young age. She began writing her own music at the age of 15 and her sweet vocals and honest story-telling have left audiences entranced since.


Janzen Boys/ Ila Barker/ Mika-Dawn Saturday, May 18th, 2019 @ 7:30 p.m.

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Eat, Sip & Bid fundraiser

Dan Verville

Winnipeg comedian, Dan Verville will be entertaining at Prairie Fusion Arts & Entertainment announces first annual fundraiser, Eat, Sip & Bid on May 24, 2019.

“Dan Verville will be our featured entertainment for the evening,” organizers say in a press release. “Dan is one of the youngest comics ever to headline Rumor’s Comedy Club and has been a regular host at Rumor’s Comedy Club. Dan has been featured on CBC Radio’s Laugh Out Loud, The Winnipeg Comedy Festival and has showcased for Just For Laughs. He will have us all laughing and enjoying our evening.

“Eat, Sip & Bid is designed for everyone to experience art in a fun and unique way. You will be entertained, enjoy great food and drinks while having fun and supporting a great cause. As a community, we support causes that are close to our heart. It is not always the large gifts that make the biggest impact, sometimes it is the smallest that is felt for a long time.”

Tickets for Eat, Sip & Bid are $100 and you will receive a tax receipt for $35 when you attend the event.

Organizers promise Eat, Sip & Bid “will be highly interactive and will take place throughout the whole facility. 100% of the proceeds from this fundraiser will stay in our community and will be put towards funding our arts programs.”

You can reserve your tickets before 5 p.m. May 18 by calling 204-239-6029 or emailing pdac@mts.net.

Premiere sponsors for Eat, Sip & Bid are Stride Credit Union and Southport Aerospace Centre Inc.

Prairie Fusion Arts & Entertainment is a registered charity that showcases and promotes the artworks of artists and is located in the William Glesby Centre at 11-2nd Street NE in Portage la Prairie. (www.portageartscentre.ca)


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