Mix 96.5 FM Blog



The Portage Terriers are on to the next round, and so are we! Mix96 and Craig Dunn GM are “Cruzin” to the Western Canada Cup next week! Listen in on Thursday and Friday as Cody Buhler Cruze's across the prairies to Fort McMurray, Alberta. Along the way he'll be snapping some photos and it's up to you to guess exactly what communities he's visited. If you can name each and every stop you'll have a shot at winning 4 RBC Cup tickets!


In addition to the exciting drive there we'll also be making a week long event out of the tournament. Each morning Cody will take a Terrier player for a spin around Fort McMurray and chat with them about the days events and how the WCC is going so far. You'll get extra insight on the games and the behind the scenes of what happens on a Terrier road trip! It's all brought to your by Craig Dunn GM, who's letting us drive a fully loaded Cruze for an entire week!


Visit Craig Dunn GM Online to find out about all the great offers they have on vehicles. Whether it's for the towing capabilities, seating room, or the wifi connectivity, Craig Dunn GM can help you find what you're looking for.


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Spring is here! Weekend highlights include food, yard work, garage sales, judo and fundraisers! 



Let's talk about poutine for a moment . . .


For $10 you can fill up on POUTINE at the Normac Centre in MacGregor. The cheese-filled fun starts at 5. Proceeds go to the Normac Centre.




And perogies . . .


Austin Christian Academy is hosting a family perogy night at the Austin and District Community Hall Friday from 5-7PM! Proceeds will go to Austin Christian Academy.




Need a new lawn toy?


Check out the Yard and Garden Equipment Show Saturday between 9AM-4PM at the MNP building on the Exhibition Grounds. Free for all!




Cheer on local athletes!


  • The Portage Judo club is hosting a Judo tournament at Ecole Crescentview School Saturday from 10:30AM-3PM. Free admission.
  • Prairie Fire is hosting a volleyball tournament Friday and Saturday at Ecole Arthur Meighen. Find times here. 




Shop for a cause!


It is GARAGE SALE SEASON! Yahoo! Check out the 2nd annual fundraiser for Fort la Reine School at the Gigot street entrance this Saturday. Home businesses, baking and more! Sale runs from 10AM-2PM.




Calling all gamers!


  • Teen gaming at the libray is on this Saturday from 10:20-12:30.


  • Wii @ the library runs from 2-4. Register: 204-857-4271




Shop 'til you drop


Check out the spring vendor show at the Austin Community Hall Saturday between 10AM-3PM.



Dinner and dancing!


Dance for a cause at the Plumas Old Tyme Dance and Supper Saturday. The party runs 3-8:30PM at the Plumas Community Hall. Music by Northern Reflection. Tickets are $25 and proceeds support Central Plains Cancer Care Services.




A night of music


Ben Zornes performs Saturday at the portage Evangelical Church from 7-9PM. Ben's new album, comes out in May. http://www.benzornes.com/ is a singer/songwriter from Colorado




Zacharias Family performs


Everyone is welcome to the Christ Church in Portage Saturday evening between 7:30-11PM for music and fun! The Zacharias family will perform. Coffee, refreshments and a jam session after the performance.




An afternoon of art & tea


The student Art Exhibition and Tea @ Herman Prior is Sunday from 1-3.  


Shawn Cody and Brad

Get to know some of your Portage Terriers!  Shawn and Brad Bowles join us for an exclusive behind the scenes interview!

Both players had a successful post season, playing big roles on their way to the Turnbull Cup. On the same line most of the time, the majority of their points coming on the same plays. During the playoffs Shawn picked up 8 goals and 7 assists, while Brad had 4 goals and 11 assists. Between the two of them they had 13 points in the final series against Steinbach.


beautification days

The Portage Community Revitalization Corporation, Mix 96 and Portage Online encourage you to have pride in your community - Portage La Prairie.  In partnership with the PCRC'S Beautification Days on from April 25th to May 8th, we are asking families, neighbours, co-workers and service clubs to plan a community clean up project.


Register with the PCRC for free supplies and look for the Portage Online contest page coming soon under quicklinks to enter your project. One lucky group who does will win a two hour pool party at the Shindleman Aquatic Centre! It won't be long before Portage will be in the national spotlight and we want to put our best foot forward. Not only that but a clean community promotes safer neighbourhoods, community pride, tourism and more.


Lead by example and get involved! Show your pride in Portage and win - presented by the PCRC, Portage Online and Mix 96. 

carseat install

Like any good soon-to-be father I waited until the last possible moment to install my car seat for my son/daughter (not sure yet).  Luckily the local fire department said they could give me a helping hand with the process.  If you have any questions on getting your car seat installed call them at any time (204) 239-8340


P.S. It could save you $300 in fines and demerits.