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,…

Koats For Kids program seeks donations

Koats For Kids program seeks donationsUnited Way Central Plains in partnership with Big Brothers Big Brothers Big Sisters and the Tupper Street Family Resource Centre is again running the Koats for Kids Program this year. Organizers are accepting donations of new or gently used winter coats, ski pants, boots, toques, hats, mittens and scarves throughout the month of October at…

“I Heart Heritage Festival” benefits from United Way grant

“I Heart Heritage Festival” benefits from United Way grantThe United Way Central Plains has allotted the Fort La Reine Museum a Community Response Grant to help cover costs with this weekend’s “I Heart Heritage Festival. The “I Heart Heritage Festival” is new and helps fill a cultural gap and is arguably the only multicultural festival now in Portage la Prairie. Fort la Reine…

United Way Portage Plains huge winner in Pieing championship

United Way Portage Plains huge winner in Pieing championship

United Way Portage Plains huge winner in Pieing championshipIn the end, there could only be one. That one was United Way Central Plains (UWCP) as it came away the big winner in its annual Ultimate Pieing Championship raising over $5,000. Outgoing PRED Executive Director Vern May was the “other one” who single-handedly raised about $1,300 earning him champion honours and a trophy. Melissa…

MGEU spaghetti lunch to support United way this Wednesday

MGEU spaghetti lunch to support United way this WednesdayTo help United Way Central Plains in its goal of raising $225,000 in its 2018 fundraising campaign, the Annual Spaghetti Lunch presented by Manitoba Government and General Employees' Union will be served this Wednesday. At just $9, you can afford to feel good after a full lunch and satisfied you are helping United Way Central…

Big Brothers Big Sisters expands mentor program to Gladstone

Big Brothers Big Sisters expands mentor program to GladstoneGrants from The Boston Pizza Foundation and United Way Central Plains has allowed Big Brothers Big Sisters (BBBS) of Portage la Prairie to expand its In School Mentoring program to Gladstone Elementary School. The In School Mentoring program pairs up teen volunteers from William Morton Collegiate Institute with children from Gladstone Elementary School for one…