Weekend Freebies May 22-24

weekend freebies summer edition


Gear up for a weekend of music, thrift shopping and family games. 


Live music 

Classically trained harpist, Janelle Nadeau, showcases her latest album, These Roads, with a concert Friday at the Carman Active Living Centre from 7:30-9:30.


Wash for a cause

If you're check out the town wide garage sale in Macgregor on Saturday, check out the MacGregor Car Wash & BBQ at Mac Gregor Fire Hall 9-2. 


Get thrifty

PCI student, Jaycia Martens, hosts a fundraising garage sale Saturday between 8-1 at 30 Garrioch Park Drive. Proceeds will go to UNICEF.


Everything is a buck!

Salvation Army is hosting their $1 sale at 220 Duke Avenue Saturday between 9-2. New and used clothing available at a steal!


Adopt a furry friend

PAWS hosts their Adoptathon Saturday between 10-2. Visit the Herman Prior Centre to adopt a dog and the Animal Adoption Centre at 121-12th street NE for cats.


Shop local

Homemade candy, baked goods, and more! The Farmers Market opens Saturday at the PCU Centre. 10-2.


Game on

If you're between 8-12, you're invited to play Wii at the Library Saturday between 2-4.


Roller Derby Home Opener

PLAP City Rollers host Weyburn Straight Jackets at the PCU Centre. Game starts at 7. Tickets available at the door for $10. Kids under 10 get in for free. A portion of the proceeds will support Habitat for Humanity.


Bring the pack

Bring Fido to the Lion's Den on Sunday for the Purina Walk for Dog Guides. All donations and pledges will be accepted between 9-10 AM. Walkers head to Yellowquill School at 10 AM. 


Family Fun in MacGregor

Head to MacGregor Centennial Park for giant jenga, kerplunk and twister and more between 3-6 PM! Stay for the BBQ. Proceeds support the Centennial 150 project for park upgrades.


Portage Terriers Win The RBC Cup!!!

 RBC Cup Final Group celebration

The Portage Terriers won the RBC Cup on Sunday night! Watch the final few minutes here! Make sure to attend the Parade today at 6pm from 3rd st NE to Royal Road, and south to the PCU Centre. BBQ to follow at the PCU Centre!


Weekend Freebies: May Long

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Make sure you soak up as much hockey as you can as the RBC Cup tournament wraps up on Sunday at 7 with the championship game. 


Crusin' the PLAP is back!

Check out classic cruisers and more in the Portage Mall parking lot from 6:30 – 9:30 tonight.



Wool + silk = New PDAC Exhibit 

Helga Schulte-Schroeer's 'Felt Works' opened at the PDAC earlier this week. Check out how she fuses wool and silk into beautiful tapestries of art. The PDAC is open Friday and Saturday 11-5.


Farmer's Market

Check out the goodies at the PCU Centre between 10-2 Saturday. Chance 2 grow will be there with their $5 petunias.


Game on

  • Teen Gaming at the library 10:30 – 11:30 AM. For ages 12-15.
  • Wii at the library 2 – 4 PM. For ages 8-12.
  • Register Here.


Travel back in time 

Fort la Reine Museum is open 9-5:30 Saturday and 12 - 5:30 Sunday. Explore the village or check out Cold Recall, a new exhibit about Antartic Exploration. 



  • Terriers play Melfort Saturday at 7 PM.
  • Penticton takes on Carleton Place Saturday  at 2 PM. 

If you couldn't get tickets, you can listen to all the games HERE.


Dog Pound

  • Classic Rockers, The Biiver Band, perform at Dog Pound at 10PM. $5 to catch the show.
  • The Blast Caps rock the pound Saturday night from 10-1. $5 or free admission for ticket holders and accredited volunteers


Bring the family for a free hockey experience!

  • The HUGE Hockey Canada Caravan is open until Sunday 1 – 7PM.
  • Skate on the synthetic ice rink - Check out the ice schedule here


 Check out what else is going on in Manitoba HERE


Charity in Bloom


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Time to start filling those planters! Support Chance 2 Grow by picking up an Ooh-la-la petunia for $5 at the Family Resource Centre today between 10-2. Chance 2 Grow helps families in the Central Plains with extracurricular activities such as sports or music lessons. 

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If you can't make it down to the Family Resource Centre, contact the Child and Family Services office in Portage at (204) 857-8751 to pick up petunias. You can also catch them on Saturday between 10-2 at the Farmer's Market held outside of the PCU Centre. 


Could it Happen Again?

73 terriers16 may112015Members of the 1973 Centennial Cup winning Portage Terriers during the parade in their honour along Saskatchewan Avenue (photos courtesy James Kostuchuk/Portage Collegiate Archive)

Portage la Prairie's focus is on the RBC Cup tournament at the PCU Centre, and Portage Terriers's quest to hoist the trophy.

It happened for the 1941 Terriers in the Memorial Cup tournament, and the 1973 Terriers, who won the Centennial Cup.

Here are some images from 1973.

73 terriers18 may112015The Terriers after winning the MJHL championship -- their first step toward the Centennial Cup

Here are more photos from that time. See anyone you know?

Let us know here.