Manitoba tourism champions to be celebrated at awards gala

Manitoba tourism champions to be celebrated at awards gala  Some of the region’s most dynamic community volunteers, organizations and businesses will be recognized at the Central Manitoba Tourism Awards gala on April 25 at the Minnewasta Golf Club in Morden and Portage la Prairie is deservedly well-represented. Portage nominees include Dave Oshust as Volunteer of the Year; Portage Rotary Club and PCRC for Partnership…

Stakeholders hear Manitoba/local tourism industry rosy and busy

Stakeholders hear Manitoba/local tourism industry rosy and busyMickey Dumont The Portage Citizen In a luncheon last this week to tourism stakeholders, Colin Ferguson Travel Manitoba CEO and Vern May, executive director of Portage Regional Economic Development, explained that maybe not all tourism roads lead to Manitoba and Portage la Prairie, but many do and others are getting used more. Colin Ferguson President and…

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,…