Sunset Palliative Care draws winner for Summer Sunshine Raffle

Sunset Palliative Care draws winner for Summer Sunshine RaffleSunset Palliative Care summer $10,000 cash draw was a runaway success. Drawn June 25 at the Herman Prior Activity Centre by Portage la Prairie’s Mayor Irvine Ferris, Shelby Smith’s name was drawn out of a possible 400 tickets in the draw box. The $50 tickets were sold with the main prize being $10,000 cash. Proceeds…

Big Brothers Big Sisters host volunteer fair

Big Brothers Big Sisters host volunteer fairOn Oct. 30 Portagers will have the chance to learn how they can give back to their community while Big Brothers Big Sisters host a volunteer fair at Stride Place from noon to 7 p.m. Come and explore volunteer opportunities with Big Brothers Big Sisters, Sunset Palliative Care, Portage Learning & Literacy, Visions of Independence,…

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…

Sunset Palliative Care Community barbecue on Friday

Sunset Palliative Care Community barbecue on Friday

Sunset Palliative Care Community barbecue on FridaySunset Palliative Care’s annual community barbecue is set to go on Friday, June 14 running from 11 a.m. until 1:30 p.m. at the Portage Co-op Marketplace. “This is our main fundraiser for our non-profit organization,” says Aldene Moroz, Sunset Palliative Care coordinator “All proceeds raised from the barbeque and giant rainbow auction will be in…

Palliative care room receives fundraising boost

Palliative care room receives fundraising boostSubmitted A third palliative care room at Portage District General Hospital is closer to being established thanks to a significant donation from a local couple. Sunset Palliative Care received a $10,000 donation from Rusty and Elaine Rutherford to help launch a third palliative care room within the hospital. “Through the overwhelming generosity of Rusty and…

Palliative Care fundraiser sees some rain

Palliative Care fundraiser sees some rainThe Portage Citizen The Third Annual Garden Party and fundraiser for Sunset Palliative Care held July 22 may have received more than its fair share of rain, but there was some sunshine, too. The day called for a 60 per cent chance of rain, but a 100 per cent chance of optimism to raise funds…

Johnny Dietrich, Sharpe Sisters to perform in support of Palliative Care

Johnny Dietrich, Sharpe Sisters to perform in support of Palliative CareThe Third Annual Garden Party fundraiser for Sunset Palliative Care is this weekend. “For the third year this event is being held at the Pelechaty/Dumont residence in Portage la Prairie,” says Chris Dumont, one of the event’s main organizers. “People have gathered these past years to view the art from the Prairie Ripples art group and to…

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…