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So I've never been much of a blogger but I figure I will give this a shot and see how it goes. This is where I will keep you up to date with what the broadcast team (me) and the Terriers are doing while they are in Fort McMurray for the Western Canada Cup.


Day 1 (Thursday April 23rd): I was able to pick up the lovely Chevy Cruze LT (as seen above) from Craig Dunn GM, loaded it up and headed out around 10:30am. You may have heard me check in throughout the day on both Mix 96 and Country 93. I witnessed countless hours (8, so I guess technically not countless) of mind numbing flat manitoba and Saskatchewan prairies. A highlight being 2 cows getting out of their pasture near Russel. (if you have cows in that area I would suggest you go and check your fence). It really wasn't that bad, as I was able to arrive in Saskatoon at 6:30 CST. I stopped up at Motel 6 to get ready for the second half of my journey. Another nice part was the fact I made it all the way on one tank of fuel.

Day 2 (Friday April 24th): I managed to leave the motel at 8:30 local time. Random music radio stations throughout Saskatchewan were my audio of choice on day 1. Day 2's theme was talk radio. My high school French teacher should be proud, as I even listened to French radio for probably almost 15 minutes. (which is a long time when you only understand 1 out of every 10 words, but I did pick out some words that I remembered). Saskatoon to Fort McMurray is just too far for one tank of gas, so I topped up in Vegreville, and snacked up as well. After talking to Jim Brands and Devon Ford at Craig Dunn, they suggested licorice and Spitz, to which I needed both. I made it to Fort Mac around 5:30, which was enough time to get to the rink to watch Terrier practice.

Weekend Freebies April 24-26

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Yay! The weekend is here! Check out some free events below: 

 

Support local art! 

Lee Beaton's solo exhibition 'Through My Eyes' opens tonight at Cre8ery Gallery & Studio at 7PM. Look for her ArtsSmarts project with Portage Ukrainian Nursery School in the PDAC Gallery Boardroom Gallery this June.

 

PJ's & Stories

Join the library for stories, songs and crafts at 7PM. Don't forget your jammies and fave stuffie!

 

Garage sale season is here!

Westpark School is hosting a garage and bake sale at Westpark School, 2375 Sask Ave. West. Proceeds go to the Grad Fund 2015.

 

Take pride in Portage with Beautification Days April 25th- May 8th

  • Come out for the PCRC's community clean-up Saturday between 9AM-12PM. Register and pick up supplies at Red River College, PCRC, Portage la Prairie Planning District & Association of Manitoba Municipalities.

  • Register a clean-up project between April 25th & May8th HERE for a chance to win a pool party! 

     

Attend the Big Plant Saturday

Learn about local food sources, composting and planting at the MNP building. Workshops start at 2:30PM, followed by dinner and a social! Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for children. Reserve yours through PRED before Friday at 5PM.

 

Shop local

Check out the vendors at the Farmers Market on Saturday from 10AM - 12PM at the PCU Centre.

 

Cheer on Terriers from your living room!

Portage Terriers are vying for the Western Canada in Fort McMurray. Their first game is Saturday against host team, The Fort McMurray Oil Barons at 8:30PM. On Sunday, they take on Melfort Mustangs at 3:30PM. Catch the game here.

 

Adopt a pet

P.A.W.S. Is holding their adoptathon Saturday between 10AM-2PM at the Herman Prior Centre.

 

LEGO CLUB

Build and create your own lego masterpiece at the library Saturday between 10-11AM. Pre-register by calling 204-857-4271.

 

Craft the afternoon away!

Join the library for a special 'eco' craft for children aged 8-14. The free fun starts at 2PM! Call 204-857-4271 to register.

 

Find EVEN MORE events HERE.

T.N.T. April - One Week Left

How would you like to kick off this season TNT style - by winning a 1000 gallon double walled Westeel Fuel Tank from Marquette Co-op AND an 18 foot flat deck trailer from Hi-Tec Trailers?

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this years prize package worth almost $9000

 

To enter, all you need to do is join us when we are live on location at one, or all of our many stops. The more you enter, the better your chances to win. Each stop will be from 10:30-1:30.

 

Locations and Schedule (subject to change)

 

Friday, April 10th: Enns Brothers Portage (Qualifiers: Ray Askin-rural Portage, Kristen Waldner-Grand Colony, Rudy Maendel-New Rosedale, Doug Faurschou-Portage, Jordan Waldner-Brantwood)

Tuesday April 14th: Western Bearing and Auto Parts (Qualifiers: Bar M Stock Farms Portage, Daryl Gobert-rural Portage, Connery Riverdale Farms-Portage, Randy Verwey-Portage, Leslie Farms-Poplar Point)

Wednesday April 15th: Mazer Group Portage (Qualifiers: Gordon Vincelette-Elie, Dave Wollman, Kent Donald-Rossendale, Robert Labossiere-Elm Creek, Kerry Tomchuk-Rossendale)

Friday, April 17th: Westward Ford, Neepawa location (Qualifiers: Mike Hofer-Riverdale Colony, Emil Bulas-Plumas, Richard Rey-St.Claude, Kathleen Koncz-Plumas, Keith Tidsbury) 

Tuesday, April 21st: R-Way Ag in St. Claude (Qualifiers: Janet Rey-St.Claude, Punch Dion-St.Claude, Roger Bernard Trucking-Haywood, Kevin Gates, Dean Rey, St. Claude)

Thursday, April 23rd: Fehr Automotive and Machine Shop (Qualifiers: Randy Painter-Portage, Doug Love-RM of Portage, Trail's End Farms-Macgregor, Gould Livestock-rural Portage, Heather Stobie-rural Portage)

Friday, April 24th: Craig Dunn Motor City (Qualifiers: Barry Pugh-Portage, Ben Waldner-Good Hope Colony, Evelyn Wieler-Gladstone, Randy Painter-Portage, Dan Sawatsky-Macgregor) 

 

Still to come:

Tuesday, April 28th: Fountain Tire, Portage

Wednesday, April 29th: Marquette Co-op (Marquette Location)

Thursday, April 30th: Drummond's Farm Services of Holland (at the Holland Community Hall)

Friday, May 1st: Grand Prize Draw at 8:10am live on the air

Five names will be drawn from each stop and posted right here. On grand prize draw day, we will draw one from each stop (out of the 5) and then do a reverse draw from all of those names to declare a winner.

 

Trailer specs:

7000lbs jack

3500lbs equalizer suspension

ST205/75D/15 tires

15” 6 bolt E-Coated white mod rims 6 on 5.5 bolt pattern

Treated lumber

Dual safety chains

Break away kit with charger

Breaking axles

EZ lube hubs

2 5/16” posi lock coupler

Led lighting

Tandem tear drop fenders

Black Powder coated paint

Manual tilt jack

Aluminum checker plate fender guards

 

 

Brandt or Brody?

BrandtandBrody

Dean Brody and Paul Brand are coming to Winnipeg Oct. 9 2015 and we want you to go! We have two pairs of tickets to give away Friday.

We are going to be playing Brandt or Brody Tuesday - Thursday to qualify. The final draw for the tickets will be on Friday at 8:10am.

We will play part of a Dean Brody or Paul Brandt song and if you guess who it is correctly you qualify! The number to call is 204-239-2960.

Tickets go on sale Friday at 10 am through LiveNation!

Happy Earth Day!

 green thumbs picture

Happy 45th Earth day! From the mass popularity of the PCRC's How to Plant an Herb Garden Workshop to the Little Green Thumbs program throughout the school division, we love our earth! 

 

Mrs.Pirt's grade 3 students from LVS teach us about growing beans, peppers and tomatoes: 

 

How can you celebrate Earth Day? 

Clean up!

A city-wide clean-up takes place Wednesday. You can pick up supplies at the PCRC. 

 

Learn about the Blue Dot Movement 

Check out a presentation and group discussion about The Blue Dot Movement Wednesday at 7:30PM in the Crocus Room at the Herman Prior Centre. 

 

Art & Earth 

Women of Mother Earth Network's Story Stick meets at North Memorial School from 6-8PM on Wednesday. Learn how to respect the planet in an artistic way. 

 

Take pride in Portage with Beautification Days April 25th - May 8th 

  • Come out for the PCRC's community clean-up Saturday between 9AM-12PM. Register and pick up supplies at Red River College, PCRC, Portage la Prairie Planning District & Association of Manitoba Municipalities. 

 

  • Register a clean-up project HERE for a chance to win a pool party! 

 

Attend the Big Plant Saturday 

Learn about local food sources, composting and planting at the MNP building. Workshops start at 2:30PM, followed by dinner and a social! Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for children. Reserve yours through PRED before Friday at 5PM. 

 

Shop local 

Check out the vendors at the Farmers Market on Saturday from 10AM - 12PM at the PCU Centre. 

 

Looking for a place to get rid of your kitchen scraps and yard trimmings?

Learn how to compost HERE.

 

Unplug your electronics!

Ever heard of phantom load? By unplugging your electronics you could save $120 on your energy bill a year. 

 

What Carbon Footprint? 

The app 'My Earth' analyzes your daily energy consumption and helps you reduce your carbon footprint through simple suggestions such as turning down your heat during the day and taking shorter showers.