Sunset Palliative Care enjoys a day in the sun

Sunset Palliative Care enjoys a day in the sunThere were lots of gifts Sunday for Sunset Palliative Care as it celebrated its 25th anniversary with a party at Island Park. Music by Johnny Dietrich, his sisters, Colleen Bryce, Carolyn Whitfield, Kathy Bryce and trusted bassist Ken Wettlaufer entertained about 200 guests who enjoyed a beautiful late summer day in the park. Sunset Palliative…

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…

Rest-A-Bit concert for the homeless

Rest-A-Bit presents Saturday evening coffee house fundraiser concert

Rest-A-Bit concert for the homelessWhen Rest-A-Bit — the Prairie Vineyard Christian Fellowship group looking to establish a homeless shelter in Portage la Prairie — was honoured by being selected to receive $10,000 at the 150 Women Who Care event on Feb. 28, the homeless on the street here could still feel the nasty bone-jarring chill subside. When Portage la…

Band at AN&AF Friday, experienced, versatile

Band at AN&AF Friday, experienced, versatileMusicians representing a collection of decades of professional performing experiences covering old-time, country and classic rock will take the Army Navy & Air Force Veterans club stage on Feb. 15. Mark Morisseau, Terry Human, multi-instrumentalist Bob Fleury and drummer Vince Uryniuk will be the house band taking the stage at 8 p.m., but many other…

Portage Legion celebrates 90th anniversary

Portage Legion celebrates 90th anniversaryIn honour of its 90th anniversary, Royal Canadian Legion #65 presents local music legend Johnny Dietrich and Kicking Up Dust on Dec. 8All are welcome at a cost of $10 per person at the door. Invite your friends and family.Operation Rednose will be on hand to give rides if needed. Johnny Dietrich and Kicking Up…

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…

Many hear Voices!

Many hear Voices!Johnny Dietrich's 12th Annual Voices of the Prairie benefit concert Oct. 6 brought out more than 400 fans. With co-hosts, the Sharpe Sisters and musical guests Hicktown the music set moved from traditional country, elevated three-part harmony from the sisters who move comfortably between old-timey country, ballads and folk to rollicking country rock from Hicktown.…