Canadian Mental Health Association Central earns Happy Days cash

Car Hop fundraiser brings Happy Days cash to the Canadian Mental Health Association Central

Canadian Mental Health Association Central earns Happy Days cashIt was a bit more of a physical leap than a mental one for Canadian Mental Health Association Central volunteers to cope with the overwhelming response to its recent Happy Days Car Hop Fundraiser May 7 at the Herman Prior Activity Centre. Armed with 50s music by Spectrum Light & Sound beautiful cars from the…

Annual Portage Pride celebration begins with 10 a.m. rally

Annual Portage Pride celebration begins with 10 a.m. rally

Annual Portage Pride celebration begins with 10 a.m. rallyThe annual Portage Pride March is about a lot of things, but the complete celebration is about love, individuality, diversity, human rights, equity and equality in Portage la Prairie and beyond, organizers say. The Pride community and supporters will gather May 11 to show their solidarity and in their way shed light into some of…

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…

“This Is Me” musical opening night a success

“This Is Me” musical opening night a success

“This Is Me” musical opening night a successIf advance ticket sales for the Prairie Drama Academy production of “This Is Me”, a musical based on the Barnum and Bailey Circus story, is an indication of how the next three shows will roll out, Portagers are hungry for a well-performed musical. The story takes an inside look at the freaks Barnum and Bailey…

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…

End of question period raises questions

End of question period raises questionsDuring the Nov. 13, 2018 city council meeting’s question period, Mr. James Kostuchuk asked Mayor Ferris if council would consider eliminating question period due to 'grandstanding' by the public. Mayor Ferris answered ‘yes, they would’.  To see his question and Mayor Ferris's reply, you can watch the video on the city's YouTube channel (1:16:46). Having…

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,…

Ukrainian Christmas celebrated at Herman Prior

Ukrainian Christmas celebrated at Herman PriorUkrainian Christmas was celebrated at the Herman Prior Activity Centre on Jan. 7 with a well-attended special lunch. Friends and family gathered to enjoy a typical feast, great company and good times. The Herman Prior Activity Centre provides an affordable lunch to members and the public Monday through Friday.  

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…

The “Jig is Up” annual Metis gala builds support for community

The “Jig is Up” annual Metis gala builds support for communityThe Oct. 27 Manitoba Metis Federation (MMF) Portage Local Gala is about so much more than comradery, a catered meal and dancing to Northern Reflections and other entertainers — it’s about supporting the Metis community here in building programs for seniors and kids. “This is an important fundraiser for us,” says Sandra Sharpe, one of…
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