Honour 150 recognizes three Portagers

Honour 150 recognizes three PortagersHonour 150 presented by Canada Life, this week recognized 150 people from across the province who stand out for their role in making Manitoba such an amazing province. Nominated by people in their own communities in 2020, these (“meet” all 150 Honourees here) 150 individuals range from teenagers to centenarians and represent the diversity of Manitoba.…

Tool Library opens door at Herman Prior

Tool Library opens door at Herman Prior

Tool Library opens door at Herman PriorSubmitted — Following a hugely successful February turnout at an open house to learn if there is interest in opening a tool library at the Herman Prior Activity Centre, organizers and volunteers met last light to firm up details and to announce the library is a go. “You can take out tools today,” said Yvette…

Trustee recognized for 20-year milestone

Yvette Cuthbert was honoured at the Manitoba School Boards Association annual general meeting and conference March 14-15 for her long service as a school board trustee.

Trustee recognized for 20-year milestoneThe Portage Citizen Yvette Cuthbert is a force of nature many can’t keep up with. Many again believe that energy level can’t be sustained, but the always smiling and deceivingly quiet Portager is not out to prove anything other than ‘if something has to get done, get it done.’ Her dedication to community was once…

Tool shed concept embraced at Herman Prior open house

Tool shed concept embraced at Herman Prior open houseAfter a successful open house on Feb. 16, organizers of a potential tool library/community shed are buoyed and ready to take the next step. Chris Dumont, executive director at the Herman Prior Activity Centre where over 70 local citizens participated in the open house said following the day-long event: “it was very successful and we…

Herman Prior Activity Centre to launch tool library/community shed

Herman Prior Activity Centre to launch tool library/community shedOrganizers and forward thinkers at the Herman Prior Activity Centre are taking another step in making Portage la Prairie an increasingly sharing community — these steps involve being able to borrow tools like you would a library book. On Feb. 16, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. there will be workshops, speakers, a chilli lunch,…

Expanded Culture Day platform appreciated

Expanded Culture Day platform appreciatedThe Portage Citizen:     From a single day of events last year to a full slate covering three days of activities this year, From free musical performances on the William Glesby Centre stage, three exhibits filling the art gallery, dance, music and more art in the Herman Prior Activity Centre, there was no shortage of…

MCC helps Habitat for Humanity raise $3,000

MCC helps Habitat for Humanity raise $3,000MCC helps Habitat for Humanity raise $3,000   Submitted Habitat for Humanity Day March 27 at Portage MCC Thrift Shop netted Habitat $3,000. It was the eleventh event Portage MCC partnered with Habitat for Humanity to host a special fundraising day, with a set amount of the proceeds going to Habitat for Humanity’s local housing…