Major grant announced at Herman Prior Activity Centre open house

Major grant announced at Herman Prior Activity Centre open house  A grant for just over $40,000 was one of the highlights late last week at the Herman Prior Activity Centre’s open house. HPAC Executive Director Chris Dumont made the announcement of the Government of Canada’s Enabling Accessibility Fund Program grant which will help renovate the ageing washrooms at the centre. When you walk into…

Unique candidate forum attracts over 100

Unique candidate forum attracts over 100A combined forum to hear both federal and provincial candidates in the coming elections attracted upwards of 100 constituents Oct. 21 at the Herman Prior Activity Centre. The Portage Community Revitalization Corporation (PCRC) and Portage la Prairie & District Chamber of Commerce jointly hosted the meet the candidate forum that could fairly be described as…

Advance voting opens today

Advance voting opens todayFrom today, Aug. 29 until Sept. 5, Manitobans will be able to take advantage of the convenience of advance voting. Manitobans can vote at any one of the more than 300 advance voting locations across the province. Advance locations in Portage la Prairie include the Herman Prior Activity Centre and the official returning office. The…

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 elects new board at AGM

Herman Prior Activity Centre elects new board at AGM

Herman Prior Activity Centre elects new board at AGMThe Herman Prior Activity Centre held its Annual General Meeting today and elected a new board of directors. Back row from L to R, Gini Martin, Lynne Payette, Bunny Dietrich, Sandra Sharpe, Joan Hewson, Bill Kramble and Bev Case. Front row from L to R, Pat Hay, Kay Humphrey, Harriet Trumbull and Ed Enns. Jo-Ann…

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…
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