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…

Museum setting out all of the trimmings for Yuletide

Museum setting out all of the trimmings for YuletideThe Fort la Reine Museum is bringing the sights, sounds and feel of a traditional Christmas on Dec. 7 in a setting here no one can match. “Yuletide is a family-friendly festive event that includes horse-drawn sleigh rides, holiday crafts, our winter artisan market with vendors who specialize in handmade local goods/gifts, live festive performances…

Museum setting out all of the trimmings for Yuletide

Museum setting out all of the trimmings for Yuletide  The Fort la Reine Museum is bringing the sights, sounds and feel of a traditional Christmas on Dec. 7 in a setting here no one can match. “Yuletide is a family-friendly festive event that includes horse-drawn sleigh rides, holiday crafts, our winter artisan market with vendors who specialize in handmade local goods/gifts, live festive…

I Heart Heritage Festival a cultural pleasure

I Heart Heritage Festival a cultural pleasurePortage la Prairie has not had an official multicultural festival since 2015 and if interest in Saturday’s First Annual I Heart Heritage Festival, a similar festival will become an annual event. “I really think this is great,” Fort la Reine Museum Executive Director Madison Connolly said late Saturday afternoon. “The crowd is starting to thin…

“I Heart Heritage Festival” benefits from United Way grant

“I Heart Heritage Festival” benefits from United Way grantThe United Way Central Plains has allotted the Fort La Reine Museum a Community Response Grant to help cover costs with this weekend’s “I Heart Heritage Festival. The “I Heart Heritage Festival” is new and helps fill a cultural gap and is arguably the only multicultural festival now in Portage la Prairie. Fort la Reine…

Legion, military, to march June 6 in honour of D-Day

Legion, military, to march June 6 in honour of D-Day

Legion, military, to march June 6 in honour of D-Day    The 75th-anniversary commemoration of the Allied invasion of Normandy on D-Day, June 6 will celebrate the incredible sacrifices of the 14,000 young Canadians — some from Portage la Prairie — who stormed Juno Beach on D-Day. Portage la Prairie Royal Canadian Legion Branch 65 will be marching at 5 p.m. to commemorate the…

Bike Week pedals into high gear this week

Bike Week pedals into high gear this week

Bike Week pedals into high gear this weekPortage Active Transportation Committee kicked off Bike Week on Saturday with a BBQ and get together at Portage la Prairie’s bike central, The Greasy Chan shop. The Bike Week committee has expanded its schedule of events for the annual cycling celebration. The kick-off Saturday was followed up Sunday by a new event. the Buns for…

Manitoba tourism champions to be celebrated at awards gala

Manitoba tourism champions to be celebrated at awards gala  Some of the region’s most dynamic community volunteers, organizations and businesses will be recognized at the Central Manitoba Tourism Awards gala on April 25 at the Minnewasta Golf Club in Morden and Portage la Prairie is deservedly well-represented. Portage nominees include Dave Oshust as Volunteer of the Year; Portage Rotary Club and PCRC for Partnership…

YULE TIDE celebration at Museum

YULE TIDE celebration at MuseumJoin us at the Museum on December 8th (12:00-3: 00 pm) for a fun-filled afternoon of holiday cheer! Venture through the Winter Market and pick up some last minute gifts, jump on a sleigh ride, or enjoy live performances by the acclaimed Prairie Players, PCI Choir, ChoralReaders, and Hand-Bell Performers.  There is something for everyone, and…
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