Celebrity Luncheons making lunchtime fun 

Celebrity Luncheons making lunchtime fun The Herman Prior Activity Centre (HPAC) is looking to spice up its lunch program. Specifically, HPAC wants to inject a bit of fun into its lunch box with the introduction of Celebrity Luncheons. “We will be offering a lunch once a month based on a favourite recipe from one of our many community leaders,” says…

Tool Library opens door at Herman Prior

Tool Library opens door at Herman Prior

Tool Library opens door at Herman PriorSubmitted — Following a hugely successful February turnout at an open house to learn if there is interest in opening a tool library at the Herman Prior Activity Centre, organizers and volunteers met last light to firm up details and to announce the library is a go. “You can take out tools today,” said Yvette…

Herman Prior Activity Centre signs up 400th member 

Herman Prior Activity Centre signs up 400th member 

Herman Prior Activity Centre signs up 400th member It’s been some time since the official membership roll reached 400 at the Herman Prior Activity Centre (HPAC), but when Lynn Pashe signed up, the HPAC could once again claim that lofty membership plateau. Like all groups — non-profit or otherwise — membership numbers are a benchmark, a goal and a rung on a ladder…

Tool shed concept embraced at Herman Prior open house

Tool shed concept embraced at Herman Prior open houseAfter a successful open house on Feb. 16, organizers of a potential tool library/community shed are buoyed and ready to take the next step. Chris Dumont, executive director at the Herman Prior Activity Centre where over 70 local citizens participated in the open house said following the day-long event: “it was very successful and we…

Herman Prior Activity Centre to launch tool library/community shed

Herman Prior Activity Centre to launch tool library/community shedOrganizers and forward thinkers at the Herman Prior Activity Centre are taking another step in making Portage la Prairie an increasingly sharing community — these steps involve being able to borrow tools like you would a library book. On Feb. 16, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. there will be workshops, speakers, a chilli lunch,…

United Way helps Herman Prior Activity Centre with Community Response Grant

United Way helps Herman Prior Activity Centre with Community Response GrantWhen the commercial freezer in the main kitchen at the Herman Prior Activity Centre recently quit, administration at the non-profit once again had to look at finances to juggle numbers to see what would work. "We contacted United Way and they were able to help us out in our dire need," Herman Prior Activity Centre Executive Director Chris…

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…

Sept. 13 open house planned

Sept. 13 open house plannedEvenings are getting cooler. Only one more week of Concerts in the Park (where I happily see many of the members from the Herman Prior enjoying the free event) and then like magic we are back into the regular fall schedule. Not all of our programs start the first week of September so please drop…

Palliative Care fundraiser sees some rain

Palliative Care fundraiser sees some rainThe Portage Citizen The Third Annual Garden Party and fundraiser for Sunset Palliative Care held July 22 may have received more than its fair share of rain, but there was some sunshine, too. The day called for a 60 per cent chance of rain, but a 100 per cent chance of optimism to raise funds…