Seniors News

Seniors News:

News from the Herman Prior 55+ Centre

Haley Parson: Executive Director

Week of November 24th, 2014


Over the past three months, students in the Masters’ of City Planning program, at the University of Manitoba, have been assessing Portage la Prairie’s age-friendliness and have suggestions for improvement. They would like to hear from you! All are welcome to attend their presentation on Tuesday, December 9th, 2014 from 1:30 to 2:30 pm at the Herman Prior Centre. Refreshments will be provided. Feedback from the community is encouraged and will be incorporated into a final report for the City of Portage la Prairie. 

Cyndi Toews will be at the Herman Prior Centre on Tuesday, December 2 at 1:30 to give a demonstration of urban poling. Poles will be provided. Call the Herman Prior Centre to sign up. Admission is $5.00. The session will last about 1 hour.

The Herman Prior Centre will be serving dinner on Christmas day at 1pm. Dinner will be Turkey with all the fixings and will cost $13.00 per person. Children under 12 pay half price. Please sign up for dinner by December 19.

The Herman Prior Centre is hosting "New Year's Eve in Vegas", Wednesday, December 31. Daylin James will be performing as Tom Jones and Elvis Presley. There will be games, prizes and dancing. Tickets are $35.00 and include dinner. Tickets are available at the Herman Prior Centre, Portage Co-op, Service on Second (Oakville) and Bison Boutique (McGregor).

Looking for Christmas gifts? Take a look in our gift shop. There are quilts, knitted items, moccasins and slippers, baby gifts, jewelry, etc. The gift shop is open Monday to Friday, 9am to 4 pm.

Memberships are still available! If you purchase a new membership or renew your current membership, your membership is good until December of 2015. You will also be entered into a draw for cash prizes- First prize $300.00, second prize $200.00 and third prize $100.00. Prizes will be drawn Sunday, May 31, 2015 at our annual general meeting. All prizes were donated.

If you are looking for something different for a Christmas gift, consider giving a membership to the Herman Prior Centre, or gift cards for our noon meal. For more information, speak to Debbie or Haley at (204)857-6951.

The Herman Prior Centre will be holding a garage sale on Saturday, January 24; from 10 am to 3pm. Tables are available for $15.00. Talk to Debbie or Haley to book a table, or for more information.

If you have any suggestions on trips, activities or events for the Prior Centre please feel free to call, drop by or send an email to Haley at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it . We are always looking for new and fresh ideas.