Chamber to celebrate business award nominees

Chamber to celebrate business award nomineesPortage la Prairie & District Chamber of Commerce will be celebrating its business award nominees on Jan. 14 with a virtual presentation via the Zoom platform. In a press release this week the chamber says it is inviting all to join them to celebrate their nominees. “After the unprecedented year we've had, the chamber is…

Southport pilot training, jobs secure

Southport pilot training, jobs secureThe Portage Citizen: Everybody exhale a collective sigh of relief. The federal government has opted to keep military pilot training at Southport. Approximately 350 jobs are safe and whoever is successful in being awarded future contracts to train armed forces pilots, will have to so at Southport. Southport is an integral piece of the economic…

Southport Bowling Grand Opening

Southport Bowling Grand OpeningSouthport, MB — The grand reopening of Southport Bowl will take place on October 4 at the Central Plains RecPlex from 1-6 PM. Guests will be able to tour the newly renovated facility and enjoy games, giveaways and refreshments. Formal remarks and the grand opening ceremony will take place at 3:30 PM, followed by a ceremonial…

Manitoba Airshow takes off Saturday

Manitoba Airshow takes off SaturdayIt’s been a two-year wait, but the Snowbirds and friends will again take to the sky this Saturday and Sunday. For those who attended the last show the memory of trying to get in and out of the event probably still strikes a sore note, but organizers this time around have down their homework and…

Manitoba Airshow call for volunteers

Manitoba Airshow call for volunteersSubmitted — Volunteers are still needed for the upcoming Manitoba Airshow taking place at Southport on July 7-8. The two-day event requires a number of volunteers in many different areas, including set-up and take-down, traffic, parking, security, ticketing and hospitality. Volunteers who commit to two shifts or the equivalent of eight hours will receive a…

Southport to renovate and operate bowling alley

Southport to renovate and operate bowling alleySouthport announced today it has assumed management of the previously leased out 5-pin bowling alley located at the Central Plains RecPlex. Along with assuming the operations, Southport will renovate and upgrade the facility. The project will include upgrades to the lanes, the addition of electronic scoring capabilities and other renovations to give the facility a…

RCAF Gala

RCAF GalaThe Portage Citizen Ball gowns, tuxedoes and all fancy attire in between was on display Saturday night at Southport to celebrate NORAD’s 60th Anniversary. The formal RCAF Gala was held in Hanger 1 at Southport. The gala was a fundraiser for the Portage la Prairie Rotary Club and Soldier On, a support organization for members…

Southport to host UAS student “drone” competition

Southport to host UAS student “drone” competitionSubmitted Universities across Canada will again be competing at Southport in the Unmanned Systems Canada UAS Student Competition. Southport said Friday 12 teams will compete in Phase 2 of the 10th Annual Unmanned Systems Canada UAS Student Competition on May 4-6 at Southport. The students are faced with simulated real-life scenarios where each team is…

Manitoba Airshow clears turbulence

Manitoba Airshow clears turbulenceShort of announcing blue skies for its July 7-8 Manitoba Airshow 2018 during an open house March 16, organizers unveiled a well-organized two-day program that accounts for up to 10,000 visitors each day for the high octane entertainment. Organizers have pulled from the best plans from past shows and have heeded organizational pitfalls, too. There…