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Tuelon Rodeo 2015

Despite the windy weather the Tuelon Rodeo still drew out a large and excited crowd to enjoy a weekend of heartland rodeo events, mechanical bulls and dances. Events in Tuelon seem to always draw a big crowd and really create a great community feeling no matter what the weather may be. With cowboy hats flying and fans bundled up the rodeo was still a big hit and that says a lot about the support and enthusiasm the people of the community give to one another.  

 

Concert in the Park Series Finale

As another fantastic season comes to a close the Concert in the Park series is celebrating the past couple months with Jonny Dietrich. Jonny has been a long time favorite of many portagers and who better to close out this years season? A large turnout and plenty of enthusiastic fans made the show something special and a great way to close the 2015 Concert in the Park Series!

Connecting Communities BBQ

The city of Portage la Prairie worked in conjuction with the PCRC to hold a massive family day/block party/free barbeque yesterday to help bring together neighbours and friends. Non-profit organizations from around the community came out to help and showcase what they're goals inside the community are. The barbeque was held on the Red River Campus and saw a huge turn out of people come out to enjoy the food, weather and fun. The beautiful weather worked hand in hand with the great food and plenty of games, activities and entertainment to make the day a great success.

Miracle Treat Day at Dairy Queen

Dairy Queen has long been a big proponent of helping the Children's Miracle Network and runs donations to the organization year round. However, once a year Dairy Queen holds Miracle Treat Day, a day in which money is donated per blizzard purchased. In years past $1 was donated for every blizzard sold, this year half of all proceeds from the Portage Dairy Queen location went towards The Manitoba Children's Hospital. Miracle Treat Day is always a big success, a massive fundraiser and this year was no different thanks to plenty of support from around the community.

Whoop and Holler Folk Fest 2015

The Whoop and Holler Folk Fest  with an expanded show and festival area. The eclectic set list drew inspiration and music from many different genres and had many highlights. The night began with Sheena Grobb, followed by members of Eagle and Hawk,  Guerrillas of Soul, High Gravity Stew Brew and headliner Wreckin So'. The night ended with a public jam around the campfire lead by local group the Shady Spaces. The festival was a success and will be back again next year!

Gladstone Fair

The Gladstone fair returned this year with an exciting three days that involved old favourites and new events that were big hits. The street dance and parades were a success as were the new additions like the "Frozen" Disney themed party and the Gladstone's Got Talent contest. The talent drew a large crowd and a wide variety of different acts and entertainment ranging from dance, cover bands and artists performing original compositions. All in all the weekend was a big success and saw lots of people from around the community come out and celebrate.

 

Icelandic Festival

The annual Icelandic festival was held in Gimli once again over the long weekend. For 4 days the town turned into a massive party that involved a fully loaded midway, tons of vendors, a viking village and of course, plenty of live music and entertainers. Definitely one of the busier events of the year, the Icelandic Fest is a celebration of a culture, the people, their history and whats to come. The festival holds something for everyone and is in a beautifully scenic location that makes for a great long weekend event.

 

Canada's National Ukranian Festival

Canada's National Ukranian Festival is now in it's 50th year and what better way to celebrate then a long weekend full of live entertainment, culture and great food? The Uke Fest was a full blown Ukranian bananza chock full of every piece of Ukranian heritage that could fit into Dauphin's fairgrounds. If you couldn't make it out this year it should be a priority to try and make it out next year as the festival is a great place to learn, experience a unique culture and have a great time.

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