Lots Of Events This Weekend!

This week is packed full of great activities in the area and we hope to be at as many of them as possible. We will be at Island Park July 1st to enjoy all of the Canada Day festivities. July 2nd you can find us at Canad Inns for the Portage Kennel Club Dog Show followed by the St. Ambrose General Store Music Jamboree. The weekend’s events will be wrapped up at the Carberry Fair and Races. We hope to see you this weekend and don’t forget to find us to pick up some Blue Moon Water and enter our grand prize summer draw for a $1000 travel voucher from the Winnipeg Airport Authorities and much more!

National Aboriginal Day At Fort la Reine Museum

The Portage Friendship Center and the Fort La Reine Museum came together today to put on a day full of events in celebration of National Aboriginal Day. The event was opened to school groups for the first time and crowds of young people filled the museum grounds to learn about aboriginal traditions, music, and food in a hands-on setting. Members of local Aboriginal communities came out to give demonstrations on jingle dancing, bannock making, and storytelling. The celebration was very well attended by people of all ages who made the most of such an important day.



Local farmers and agricultural students saw great weather for a new event to the area; canolaPALOOZA. The outdoor agricultural convention saw a great crowd come out to take part in all of the fun events, food and information they had to offer. Canola-based foods,movies on canola history and beneficial insect displays were among the attractions that were offered. The interactive in-field training day allowed participants to access top agricultural research and new technology for them to implement into their of farming businesses.

Cruisin' The Island Show And Shine

The 34th Annual Cruisin’ The Island Show and Shine saw a great turnout for Father’s Day. The event was postponed from June 12th to the 19th due to rain and the weather was much more cooperative the second time around. Car lovers from all over the province made to trip to show off their prized vintage cars and admire the ones on display. Central Plains Cancer Care served a BBQ lunch to bring in extra funds at the Show and Shine and saw a great amount of support from those in attendance. Despite the free admission, the Vintage Cruisers Club encouraged the crowds to buy 50/50 tickets and take part in the silent auction as a portion the proceeds from the event would fund a local automotive scholarship and the rest would be donated to a local charity.


Hot Dogs And Harleys BBQ

A great sized crowd came out from the community to support the Portage Plains United Way’s “Hot Dogs and Harleys BBQ and Furniture Auction” this afternoon. A number of local artists took on the task of designing and painting wood chairs, a picnic table, and a toy chest to be auctioned off at the event and people were thrilled with the beautiful results. Motorcycle lovers gathered to show off their bikes and contribute to the event. The combination of good weather, great food, and a supportive community adds up to a great turnout for the Portage Plains United Way.

20th Annual Chamber Golf Tournament

The 20th Annual Portage Chamber “Meet Your Fellow Business” Golf Tournament saw an estimated 90 golfers on the green today. The event gave those who attended a chance to network and enjoy a day on the golf course with other local businesses. The normally leisurely paced game was revamped by a group from CFRY and Country 93.1 at hole 11, which was also known as “The fastest hole in the world”. The day on the green was capped off with a dinner at the golf club and prizes being handed out.


World Elder Abuse Awareness BBQ

Portage Service for Seniors held their annual World Elder Abuse Awareness Day (WEAAD) BBQ today and saw an impressive crowd come out to the event. The fundraiser was in unison with other WEAAD events all over the world. A number of volunteers and Portage Service for Seniors employees helped run the event and educate those who attended on the issue of elder abuse. Those who supported the BBQ were able to enjoy their lunch in Vopni Park and make the most of the warm weather.


Lundar Agricultural Fair

The 2016 Lundar Agricultural Fair saw an impressive turnout and great weather this weekend. The afternoon of day 2 of the fair was kicked off by an hour-long parade down Main Street. The parade featured the Pipes & Drums of Manitoba, Miss Interlake finalists and a number of horses. After the parade, the crowds moved to the fair grounds to enjoy food, live entertainment, and carnival rides. The fair schedule was packed full of activities like a petting zoo, the antique tractor pull and BBQ dinner that were enjoyed by all.



7th Annual Chance 2 Camp BBQ

The 7th Annual Chance 2 Camp BBQ saw a great turnout this afternoon with huge crowds making the most of the great weather. Those who attended got to enjoy a lunch outside with entertainment from the PCI Vocal Jazz group. The event was made possible with the help of CFS employees that volunteered their time as well as the Portage Supermarket who sponsored the event. All of the proceeds from the BBQ goes towards sending children in the community to camp who otherwise wouldn't have that opportunity.


ECVS Fun Fair

The 2016 École Crescentview School Fun Fair drew in a huge crowd tonight. The school was packed full of activities such as cake walk, a bouncy castle and carnival games. The rainy weather at the beginning of the evening didn't prevent anybody from enjoying any outdoor activities or BBQ. The helping hands of many volunteer, including ECVS alumni made for a successful event. The fair is one of the the biggest fundraisers for the school and is organized by the Parent Council. The proceeds from the event go back into the school to help cover costs of small projects and activities such as swimming days at Splash Island and making small expansions on the playground. is Westman's only source for community news and information such as weather and classifieds.