Mix 96.5 FM Blog


Bruno Mars, one of the most popular musicians on the planet, is playing Winnipeg's MTS Centre on Saturday August 2nd! No surprise, the show is completely sold out. But wait, Mix 96 and our great partners can still get you into the show with the Tickets to Mars and here's how it will work:

Step 1:

Print off the Passport to Mars.

Step 2:

Get your passport stamped during business hours at the following merchants.
For every two stamps you collect, you will get one entry form. One passport per person.

Sponsor Sponsor
Sponsor Sponsor
Sponsor Sponsor

Step 3:

Bring your passport to Mix 96 (2390 Sissons Drive Portage - across from the mall)
anytime before July 31st at 5pm. It will need at least two stamps for you to get a ballot.
Fill out your ballot(s) and put them in the draw box.

Step 4:

Wait for the phone to ring Friday morning (August 1st)
with the good news that you have just won tickets!


Be a Mix-I-P (Mix Important Person) at one of Manitoba's Biggest and Best Annual Events - Folklorama. All you need to know is Where in the World is Mix 96? Listen weekdays until July 28th for a chance to win instant prizes and qualify for the grand prize - 2 VIP World Tour Passes to Folklorama and a Canad Inns Hotel Stay in Winnipeg the Night of the tour.  There be plenty of chances to qualify and some bonus chances on the Mix 96 Facebook Page. Where in the World is Mix 96? Tell us and win....it's the best way to see Folklorama, as a Mix-I-P, from the station that keeps you winning, Mix 96.


Just FYI the World Tour passes get you into 3 pavilions, luxury coach travel to each one, a progressive meal, entertainment, no line-ups and revered seating! People can choose their tour from the ones available through Folklorama.


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Last week we wrapped up our Mix 96 and Canad Inns Summer Slow Pitch Challenge!  It was a blast facing-off against teams from around the Central Plains over the past month.  It's now on to our final game of the season, but this time Mix96 won't be playing.


If you're part of the Portage Mixed Slo-pitch League playing on Friday July 25th, we want you to challenge your opponent through us and the winning team will be hosted at Tavern United afterwards with some delicious appetizers!  To make your challenge email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it  and let us know your team name and who you're playing.  Also we'll give you a shot at some smack talk live on Mix96!  

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The Plap City Rollers are hosting the first ever tournament here in Portage this weekend, with everything getting underway at 8:30. Here is the complete schedule.

Saturday, July 12
8:30am to 9:20am - GAME 1 (B) Headstone Honeys vs. Bombshell Brawlers
9:20am to 9:50am - Officials’ Break
9:50am to 10:40am - GAME 2 (B) Gang Green vs. Prairie Fusion
10:40am to 11:10am - Officials’ Break
11:10am to 12:30pm - PROVINCIAL TEAM GAME A (Alberta vs Ontario)
12:30pm to 1:10pm - Lunch Break
1:10pm to 2:00pm - GAME 3 (B) Winner Game 1 vs. Winner Game 2
2:00pm to 2:30pm - Officials’ Break
2:30pm to 3:20pm - GAME 4 (B) Loser Game 1 vs. Loser Game 2
3:20pm to 3:50pm - Officials’ Break
3:50pm to 5:10pm - PROVINCIAL TEAM GAME B (Ontario vs Manitoba)
5:10pm to 6:45pm – Supper break / Officials’ Break
7:00pm to 8:20pm - PROVINCIAL TEAM GAME C (Ontario vs Alberta) 

Sunday, July 13
9:00am to 9:50am - GAME 5 (B) Loser Game 3 vs. Winner Game 4
9:50am to 10:20am - Officials’ Break
10:20am to 11:40am – PROVINCIAL TEAM GAME D (Manitoba vs Alberta)
11:40am to 12:10pmam - Officials’ Break
12:10pm to 1:40pm GAME 6 (B Championship) Winner Game 3 vs. Winner Game 5
1:40pm - Toban Tussle Trophy Presentation


The Artful Garden Tour is a fundraiser for the Portage & District Arts Centre will be held on Saturday July 19, 2014.  It's a self-directed tour of gardens in and around Portage la Prairie. The gardens open at 9:30am and close at 2:00pm. This event will happen Rain or Shine!  Tickets are available at PDAC for only $20. Tickets include a light lunch and refreshments, flower identification contest and door prizes. For tickets call us at 204-239-6029 or stop by the Art Centre, Tuesday to Saturday 11:00am to 5:00pm. Check the video highlighting one of the gardens below!