Portage La Prairie and District Chamber of Commerce Action Forum For Small and Medium-size Enterprises

Portage La Prairie & District Chamber of Commerce and the Rotary Club of Portage joint luncheon presents a regional climate action forum.   The International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD) is one of the world’s leading centres of research and innovation. The Institute provides practical solutions to the growing challenges and opportunities of integrating environmental…

Federal writ dropped, Canadians headed to ballot box on Oct. 21.

Federal writ dropped, Canadians headed to ballot box on Oct. 21.Just a few hours after votes were counted in Manitoba’s provincial election, Governor General Julie Payette granted Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s request to dissolve parliament, paving the way for Canadians to head to the polls on Oct. 21. Federal party candidates will have five and a half weeks to convince Canadians to give them the…

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…

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…