Chamber AGM next week

Chamber AGM next weekThe Portage la Prairie & District Chamber of Commerce has an open invite to help it celebrate a successful 2018 and help us look ahead to 2019 as it holds its AGM next week. Deadline for tickets is Feb. 15, for the chamber’s Annual General Meeting scheduled for Feb. 21. The chamber will give a…

Chamber gives nod to excellence in agriculture

Chamber gives nod to excellence in agricultureThe Portage la Prairie & District Chamber of Commerce singled out excellence during “An Evening of Excellence in Agriculture”. “Thank you to everyone that joined us at the celebration of agriculture on Feb. 1, It was a great night and lots of fun!” the chamber noted post-event. Mayfair Farms was named 2019 Farm Family of…

Chamber seeks volunteer nominations

Chamber seeks volunteer nominationsThe Portage la Prairie & District Chamber of Commerce is accepting nominations for its first-ever Community Volunteer Awards. “Every year, volunteers dedicate their time to the many non-profit and charitable organizations here in Portage la Prairie. Without the help of these tireless individuals and groups, many of our non-profits, community groups and charities would no…

Annual parade lights up avenue

Annual parade lights up avenueIt looked as if the Rotary Santa Parade of Lights brought out almost everyone Dec. 7. Both sides of Saskatchewan Ave. were heavily populated with excited children and their parents to enjoy the lengthy and colourful procession. The Rotary Club of Portage joined efforts with the Portage la Prairie & District Chamber of Commerce to…

New RCMP Inspector says community policing is teamwork

New RCMP Inspector says community policing is teamworkMickey Dumont/The Portage Citizen: As Chief of Police for the city of Portage la Prairie and the commander for the greater Central Plains detachment, Insp. Jarrid St. Pierre told the Portage la Prairie & District Chamber of Commerce/Rotary Club of Portage la Prairie Joint Luncheon Nov. 20, his vision for policing here is based on…

Chamber changes business awards format

Chamber changes business awards formatThe Portage la Prairie & District Chamber of Commerce is changing the format of its Best Business Awards. The chamber has announced the November event is now called the Business Awards Celebration and it is moving the Volunteer Awards out of the Business Awards Celebration evening. “We're moving the Volunteer Awards out of the Business…

Great Canadian Dollar Store opens

Great Canadian Dollar Store opensThe Portage Citizen After a two-day soft opening, the Great Canadian Dollar Store in Portage la Prairie cut the ceremonial ribbon Friday morning to officially announce the party store is open. Portage la Prairie & District Chamber of Commerce President Preston Meier and Portage la Prairie Mayor Irvine Ferris joined Great Canadian Dollar Store representatives…

Chamber to host all candidates forum

Chamber to host all candidates forumMickey Dumont The Portage Citizen — The October 24, 2018, general municipal election is right around the corner the Portage la Prairie & District Chamber of Commerce will host an all candidates forum for those running for city council and mayor. Chamber Executive Director Cindy McDonald confirmed May 30, the chamber has booked the multipurpose room…

Chamber 101

Chamber 101The Portage Citizen The Portage la Prairie & District Chamber of Commerce is going back to the basics on May 15 with a “Chamber 101” meeting to explain what the business group is really about. This is “geared toward new chamber members and members who want to learn more about the chamber,” explains Cindy McDonald,…