Youth and Elder Gathering strengthens culture

Youth and Elder Gathering strengthens cultureMickey Dumont The Portage Citizen — Feeling empowered while attending the first-ever Youth and Elder Gathering at Portage Collegiate Institute (PCI), Seth Prince declared his candidacy to be the first Indigenous Prime Minister of Canada. It is exactly that kind of empowerment and cultural confidence building the new conference was planned to inspire. First, he…

Museum “friends” group calls meeting

Museum “friends” group calls meetingMickey Dumont The Portage Citizen — With the recent announcement the Fort la Reine Museum’s executive director/curator contract has not been renewed and a new opening day has not been scheduled, a group — members and supporters of the museum — is forming to try and learn what direction the museum’s board is going. The…

Prairie Pregnancy Support Centre schedules open house

Prairie Pregnancy Support Centre schedules open houseThe Portage Citizen — Sometimes the scariest thing in your life is about the beginning of another one! The Prairie Pregnancy Support Centre (PPSC), a new ministry in Central Plains, understands this and has a mission to offer compassion, hope, resources and support for anyone facing pregnancy-related decisions. After a year and a half of…

Letting go of museum curator/ED questioned

Letting go of museum curator/ED questionedFort la Reine Museum - an iconic Manitoba arts and culture institution, provincial star attraction, and #1 Portage la Prairie tourist destination on TripAdvisor - as we know it, is gone. At the end of April, Tracey Turner was unfairly let go from her 7-year position, without notice, as executive director and curator - and…

Shindle launches Nana’s Magic Swing tonight

Shindle launches Nana’s Magic Swing tonightThe Portage Citizen — Portage la Prairie author Janet Shindle’s first children’s picture book, Nana’s Magic Swing, is a poignant look at helping kids coping with the death of a loved one. Shindle is holding an official launch tonight at the Portage la Prairie Regional Library at 7 p.m. The little boy’s world is turned…

Police report April 23-29, 2018

Police report April 23-29, 2018Submitted by Portage la Prairie RCMP — The following is a summary of police activity in the Central Plains Area (Portage la Prairie, Treherne, Amaranth and the surrounding Rural Municipalities). The reporting dates are between 2018-04-23 and 2018-04-29. During this time period police responded to: 353 calls for service Traffic violations 109 Traffic Offences (Highway…

ROK/Sunset share garage sale cash

ROK/Sunset share garage sale cashSunset Palliative Care and ROK Central (Recreational Opportunity for Kids) will share $1,750 raised May 5 from its annual garage sale at the BDO Centre. The two groups will put the funds to good use delivering important programming they offer in Portage la Prairie. ROK and Sunset Palliative Care send out “a huge thank you…

Portage: tourism rising star

Portage: tourism rising starIsland Park has finally been recognized provincially as a tourist attraction. The Manitoba Government and Travel Manitoba have newly designated seven destinations as ‘Star Attractions’. This designation is used for attractions, parks or casinos that have the potential to appeal to visitors from outside the local area. The seven new Star Attraction are: Island Park,…

Westpark grads raise over $1G

Westpark grads raise over $1GThe Portage Citizen — Westpark school's fundraiser garage sale May 5 gave this year's graduating class an additional $1,100 towards making the graduation celebration that much better. The annual garage sale — typically one of the earliest in the season — is one way the school's graduating class offsets its costs related to the big…
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