Seniors News:

News from the Herman Prior 55+ Centre

Hope Faschoway: Executive Director

May, 2016


Friday Afternoon of Music

Friday Afternoon of music will be on Friday, May 13th from 1:30 - 3:30 pm. There will be live music for everyone to listen and dance to. Bring a friend and enjoy an afternoon out with good company.


The Herman Prior Centre will be CLOSED on MONDAY, MAY 23rd for Victoria Day.

Monthly Birthday Party

The monthly Birthday Party and Dance will be on May 27th from 1:30 – 3:30 p.m. with music provided by Al & Friends. All those with a birthday in April will be given a corsage to wear for the party and birthday cake will be served following the dance. Ask your friends to meet you at the Prior Centre for and enjoyable afternoon full of music and friends.

Cribbage Tournament

Herman Prior Centre will be holding a cribbage tournament on Monday, May 23rd at 1:30. Partners are required. There will be a potluck dinner following so don't forget to bring a food item.

Beltone Hearing

Beltone will be at the Herman Prior Centre on Monday, May 16th & 30th. Call the Prior Centre at 204-857-6951 to book your appointment.

Annual General Meeting

The Herman Prior Centre’s Annual General Meeting will be held on Sunday, May 29th at 5pm. Doors open at 4:30, Dinner served at 5 pm. Cost is $10.00 per person, registration required by Wed, May 25th. Meeting will follow dinner.

If you are a member of the Herman Prior Centre and would like to sit on the Board of Directors, there are currently 2 vacant positions available. Call Hope at 204-857-6951 for more information or to have your name put down as an interested person.


Assiniboine Park Zoo - Wed, June 15th, cost is $50.00 members and $60.00 non-members. Departs Herman Prior Centre at 10 am and returns at 4:30 pm. This trip includes admission to the Assiniboine Park Zoo and bus fare. Upon arrival at the Zoo participants will have time to explore the different exhibits and view the animals, including the new Journey to Churchill exhibit. There is a tram service that goes throughout the zoo free of charge! Make sure to pack a lunch or you can purchase one from the Tundra Grill which is located inside the zoo. Don't forget to have a look in the new gift shop! Deadline to register for this trip is Friday, May 20th.

Rainbow Stage "Johnny Cash - Ring of Fire" on Wed, June 29th, cost is $75.00 members, $85 non-members. Departs Herman Prior Centre at 6 pm and returns at 11:45 pm. This play is a raucous celebration of the music, spirit and life of legendary singer-songwriter Johnny Cash. Ring of fire offers a rare glimpse at the life and times of the man you thought you knew and provides fascinating insight in the man, the myth, the legend. Described by the New Your Times as a show that "follows a sort of ages-of-man path from green country boy to idealism into the sloghts of a hard-living musician's disillusionment and on up to the mountains of spiritual demption". Ring of Fire is sure to move and entertain you. Deadline to register for this trip is Monday, May 30th.

Kenora on Tuesday, July 26th, cost is $90.00 members and $100.00 non-members. Departs Herman Prior Centre at 7:30 am and returns at 7:30 pm. This includes bus fare, boat cruise and lunch on the boat. The bus will depart HPC at 7:30 am and will stop for a coffee break along the way. All coffee breaks are the participant's responsibility. Upon arrival in Kenora there will be a short shopping period before loading the M.S. Kenora for lunch and a leisurely scenic cruise around the islands of the Lake of the Woods. On our return home we will stop for a coffee and stretch break and arrive back in Portage at 7:30 pm. Deadline to register for this trip is Monday, June 27th.

Royal Manitoba Theatre Centre

The Herman Prior Centre arranges season subscriptions for patron to attend 6 matinee shows at the RMTC. The shows run from October to April. The bus picks up participants in Portage and Headingley. Participants attend the matinee production, and then the bus takes them to Polo Park Mall for shopping and/or supper. Participants then board the bus for home at 7:00 pm. Call Hope at 204-857-6951 for more information.


The next Podiatrist Clinic at the Centre is on Tues, May 10th from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. To make an appointment with Dr. Bellmont call toll free 1-877-909-3338. A fee is charged for this clinic. is Westman's only source for community news and information such as weather and classifieds.