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…

Island Serenade continues Thursday with Jimmy Sharpe, Northern Reflections

Concerts continue Thursday with Jimmy Sharpe, Northern Reflections

Island Serenade continues Thursday with Jimmy Sharpe, Northern ReflectionsThe Island Serenade's promoter — a free June concert series on the green bandstand in Island Park — is happy the first-time series of concerts started on a high note. Interested more about what a reporter might think of his handiwork, promoter Terry Human, who kicked off the concert series, could only humbly ask “what…

Island Park will host more free concerts this year

There will be a few more songs sung for free in the park this summer

Island Park will host more free concerts this yearThere will be a few more songs sung for free in the park this summer Island Park already plays host to the wildly popular free concerts series “Concerts in the Park” throughout July and August and this year a local promoter is filling dates in June with additional free concerts. Promoter Terry Human is calling…

Group to support the supporters takes shape

Group to support the supporters takes shape

Group to support the supporters takes shapeFinding emotional support is never a walk in the park, but sometimes it is a good place to start. A grassroots level support group to help those who take care of a sick family member or friend is taking shape after two weeks of meeting at Island Park. “I'm trying to get a group started…
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