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…

First Fall Crawl bicycle ride a success

First Fall Crawl bicycle ride a successby Ian Wassink A large group of people on bicycles was seen around town Sept. 20. The event was called Fall Crawl and started from Café on Prince with people cycling for 1.5 hours. The group returned to Café on Prince at 7:00 pm to enjoy a burger (or two!), salads, and a flight of…

5 of 6 city councillors, mayor, seek re-election

5 of 6 city councillors, mayor, seek re-electionCity of Portage la Prairie Councillor Melissa Draycott has announced her name will be on the ballot Oct. 24 for re-election. According to the city's website, city council candidates now include: Ryan Espey Registration date: July 10, 2018 Kathrine Baer Registration date: August 17, 2018 Brent Budz Registration date: August 28, 2018 Melissa Draycott Registration…

Waiting for museum explanation

Waiting for museum explanationTo this date, people who love the (Fort La Reine Museum) are still looking for the answers as to why a person who was so instrumental in turning the fortunes of this museum completely around was simply let go with no answer as to why other than the reasons are ‘personal and confidential?’ That wording…

The Fort la Reine Museum is now open

The Fort la Reine Museum is now openThe Portage Citizen Clovis the Caribou Hunters, a bilingual travelling exhibition, is showing from June 1 to Aug. 31 at the Fort la Reine Museum. It tells the story of the Clovis people, believed to be the earliest inhabitants of the Americas, including the Portage area. Cathy Kozak, a member of a tour group from Winnipeg,…

Museum opens today

Museum opens todayMickey Dumont The Portage Citizen — Farmers are enjoying this billion dollar rain, but staff at the Fort la Reine Museum, well, not so much. The museum opened this morning under rainy skies, but opened nonetheless after being delayed since May 10. A permanent curator/executive director has yet to hired to replace Tracey Turner who…
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