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The annual MS Walk is Sunday in Portage la Prairie at the PCU Centre. The event kicks off with a BBQ lunch at 12 and the walk starting at 1 PM. Choose either the 2 or 5km walk around Island Park.


Walk with 40,000 other Canadians in support of those living with multiple sclerosis. Scooters, wheelchairs and strollers are welcome! Register your team today HERE. On the go? You can also download the MS Walk app here.


Be listening to Mix 96 for your chance to win an MS prizepack including a $100 gift certificate from ShoeMe!



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Local musician, Ed Goertzen stopped by the studio to chat about his upcoming shows in Portage la Prairie. Ed joins Jessica Rachelle and Acorn Box Sunday at the Prairie Vineyard Church Coffeehouse. The show starts at 7:30. Tickets are $10.


Growing up in Gladstone, studying jazz and moving home to Manitoba has shaped Ed as a musician: 


Ed discusses his song writing process and offers advice for aspiring musicians: 


Listen to Goertzen perform Quitting You: 


See the video here




weekend freebies summer edition


Gear up for a weekend of music, thrift shopping and family games. 


Live music 

Classically trained harpist, Janelle Nadeau, showcases her latest album, These Roads, with a concert Friday at the Carman Active Living Centre from 7:30-9:30.


Wash for a cause

If you're check out the town wide garage sale in Macgregor on Saturday, check out the MacGregor Car Wash & BBQ at Mac Gregor Fire Hall 9-2. 


Get thrifty

PCI student, Jaycia Martens, hosts a fundraising garage sale Saturday between 8-1 at 30 Garrioch Park Drive. Proceeds will go to UNICEF.


Everything is a buck!

Salvation Army is hosting their $1 sale at 220 Duke Avenue Saturday between 9-2. New and used clothing available at a steal!


Adopt a furry friend

PAWS hosts their Adoptathon Saturday between 10-2. Visit the Herman Prior Centre to adopt a dog and the Animal Adoption Centre at 121-12th street NE for cats.


Shop local

Homemade candy, baked goods, and more! The Farmers Market opens Saturday at the PCU Centre. 10-2.


Game on

If you're between 8-12, you're invited to play Wii at the Library Saturday between 2-4.


Roller Derby Home Opener

PLAP City Rollers host Weyburn Straight Jackets at the PCU Centre. Game starts at 7. Tickets available at the door for $10. Kids under 10 get in for free. A portion of the proceeds will support Habitat for Humanity.


Bring the pack

Bring Fido to the Lion's Den on Sunday for the Purina Walk for Dog Guides. All donations and pledges will be accepted between 9-10 AM. Walkers head to Yellowquill School at 10 AM. 


Family Fun in MacGregor

Head to MacGregor Centennial Park for giant jenga, kerplunk and twister and more between 3-6 PM! Stay for the BBQ. Proceeds support the Centennial 150 project for park upgrades.


 RBC Cup Final Group celebration

The Portage Terriers won the RBC Cup on Sunday night! Watch the final few minutes here! Make sure to attend the Parade today at 6pm from 3rd st NE to Royal Road, and south to the PCU Centre. BBQ to follow at the PCU Centre!


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Listen for your cue to call this week to play TRUE OR FALSE on Mix 96. Get 2 outta 3 questions correct and you'll win tickets to the Shrine Circus Saturday at the PCU Centre!