Made in Manitoba Expo brings in local champs

Made in Manitoba Expo brings in local champsThe annual Made in Manitoba Expo has invited all the local champion labels and the addition of a special viewing of the Grey Cup makes that official. The Made In Manitoba Expo features products made with Manitoba grown products. Visitors can learn where your food comes from and sample and buy some of the best…

Pride night for Concerts in the Park

Pride night for Concerts in the ParkThe final Concerts in the Park of 2019 tonight presents Will Garrioch (Cheron) and Kelly Langner (Elton John Jr.). “It will be an evening of Pride, favourite covers and some great Portage la Prairie culture,” says event organizer Annette Heal. “Today is the day,” says Garrioch. “Feeling nervous, anxious and excited. I'm looking forward to…

Whoop & Hollar Folk Fest continues Sunday

Whoop & Hollar Folk Fest continues SundayThere’s still lots of Folk Fest left to enjoy this weekend. Sunday is Day 2 of the 7th Annual Whoop & Hollar Folk Festival and will take place on the green bandstand on Island Park Sunday, August 25th — Noon to 10 p.m. Venue 2: Island Park (green bandshell on the southeast side of the…

Whoop & Hollar Folk Fest introduces free shuttle service

Whoop & Hollar Folk Fest introduces free shuttle service  A free, hop-on shuttle service will be offered for the first time at the Whoop & Hollar Folk Festival this weekend. The weekend-long festival will take place at two locations this year—the usual festival site along Hwy. #331 on Saturday, Aug. 24 and Island Park's southeast stage on Sunday, Aug. 25 with gates opening at 11…

Pop and rock from local talent in the park this Thursday

Pop and rock from local talent in the park this ThursdayBorn and raised Portager Reighan Chiponski is first up this Thursday during Concerts in the Park. Chiponski invites everyone to join her on her musical journey when it takes off at 6 p.m. on the big Island Park stage. “I’m excited to have this opportunity to sing and play some cover songs as well as…

Whoop & Hollar hitting all the right notes

Whoop & Hollar hitting all the right notesThe dust has settled. All of the flat notes have been ironed out. The coast is clear for a successful 7th Annual Whoop and Hollar Folk Festival — Portage and area’s very own music festival — to roll out the tunes on Aug. 24-25. Anyone following this story knows the event was scheduled to be…

Métis Day celebration attracts hundreds to Island Park

Métis Day celebration attracts hundreds to Island ParkThe second annual Métis Day celebration Sunday filled Island Park with the sound of fiddle music and laughter — an infectious combination. Throughout the day live music was featured on the Island’s main stage where a temporary dance floor came to life as the Nash boys danced the Red River Jig. Children filled the dance…

Concerts in the Park feature well-known acts tonight

Concerts in the Park feature well-known acts tonightThe “teacher” and classic rock favourites perform tonight as Concerts in the Park continues its free summer concert series on the island. Portage la Prairie piano and vocal teacher Janalee Bell will step out of her classroom tonight as she opens for Big Radio at Concerts in the Park on the island at 6 p.m.…

Kayla Luky/Southern Flavor to open summer concert series

Kayla Luky/Southern Flavor to open summer concert series

Kayla Luky/Southern Flavor to open summer concert seriesThursday night live music in the park continues this Thursday as the free Concerts in the Park concert series kicks off with some Manitoba country and bluegrass favourites. Concerts in the Park will start at 6 p.m. on Thursday on the Ukrainian stage. Singer-songwriter Kayla Luky lives in Grandview, Manitoba, a small farming community nestled…

March against drug violence defies nasty weather

March against drug violence defies nasty weather

March against drug violence defies nasty weatherMother Nature tried to take the punch out of a march to stop drug violence here Saturday, but it didn’t take the wind out of its sails. A core group gathered in Island Park Saturday and held the march in defiance of the previous high winds and rain and still peacefully marched on the streets…
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