Comedian Ruth Wiebe laughing live from Herman Prior

Thanks to a HelpAge Canada grant, the Herman Prior Activity Centre (HPAC) has begun promoting series of online entertainment events dubbed Encore Series that are free to enjoy. “All of our concerts are presented through a grant provided by HelpAge Canada, helping older persons live with dignity in Canada and around the world since 1975,”…

Cropping cards to beat COVID-19 Christmas blues

Cropping cards to beat COVID-19 Christmas bluesThe power of Christmas cheer in the form of handcrafted Christmas cards will sneak through the lockdown doors at Portage la Prairie’s personal care homes to spread cheer and goodwill. Every resident living in Douglas Campbell Lodge and Lions Prairie Manor will receive a handcrafted card made by local crafters. Cards are also being sent…

Trick or Treat Safe Halloween

Safe trick or treat event. Call to find out how to register a table. Trick or treaters must be preregistered as well. Only 25 to go through at a time.

Concert – Northern Reflections

Enjoy live music. Cost of entry is purchase of Christmas Cash Raffle ticket #221-270 only available at the Herman Prior Centre. Due to COVID regulations no dancing allowed. Only 50 tickets.

Thanksgiving Dinner

Traditional Thanksgiving meal. Limited seating due to COVID-19. Must pre-register. 4 to a table. Cost is $12.00 each.    

1st Saturday Coffee House returns

1st Saturday Coffee House returns“How about that?” an exuberant Tom Howe said last year about the growing interest in a coffee house program he started in 2018 at the Portage la Prairie Regional Library. Tom passed away this year, but the “1st Saturday Coffee House” he founded will continue, as per his wishes. The Herman Prior Activity Centre is…

Kicking Up Dust to perform at Herman Prior fundraiser

Kicking Up Dust to perform at Herman Prior fundraiserCOVID crazy? Need Christmas cash? The Herman Prior Activity Centre is hosting a concert where only 50 people can attend to enjoy local favourites, Johnny Dietrich with his band, Kicking Up Dust. To attend the Sunday, Oct. 4 one-hour concert, you have to purchase a designated ticket — numbers 161 to 210 — from the…

Pastoral public art scene vandalized

Pastoral public art scene vandalizedOnce riddled with unsightly graffiti, the alley behind the library and Herman Prior Activity Centre went through a renaissance of sorts when about two years ago a local artist — Yvette Cuthbert — volunteering her time, organized the painting of a huge pastoral forest scene. Up until sometime over the long weekend vandals respected the…

CarHop to deliver COVID-19 stress break

CarHop to deliver COVID-19 stress breakThe Herman Prior Activity Centre will be heading for a simpler time Thursday offering up fun and a stress break with its COVID-19 responsible 50s Car Hop BBQ fundraiser. “Certainly, this has been a tough year for so many people and businesses and the Herman Prior is hurting financially, too,” explains Chris Dumont, Herman Prior…
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