What's in a Nickname?

Cody and Jago

 Have you ever wondered how a someone gets a nickname? We chat with the Terrier's captain and find out!


Terriers Recognized With Awards

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The Portage Terriers Awards Banquet was held last night at Canad Inns as a way to honour the players for their hard work in the 2014/15 regular season.

Zack Waldvogel was the big winner on the night, picking up 3 awards, while Brad Bowles and Tanner Jago each had two, including splitting the team MVP award.  Waldvogel says he was happy to win some awards in front of his friends and family.

Here is a complete list of the award winners.

Rookie of the Year - Dean Stewart/Mackenzie Dwyer
Best Defenseman - Tanner Jago
Most Improved Player - Dane Schioler
Top Scorer - Zack Waldvogel
Most Valuable Player for Central Plains - Zack Waldvogel
Best Defensive Forward - Garick Gray
Sportsmanship with Ability - Brad Bowles
Community Spirit Award - Ryan Swier
Best Defensive Defenseman - Landon Peel
Portage Minor Hockey Scholarship - Zack Waldvogel
Award of Commitment & Dedication - Zack waldvogel/Matt Alexander
Outstanding Team Player - Ryan Swier
Most Valuable Player - Tanner Jago/Brad Bowles
Fan Appreciation Award - Chase Faulkner
Geno Romanow Award of Dedication - Mark Killam Family

All of the 20 year old players were honoured as well. Matt Alexander, Taylor Friesen, Grant Valiquette, Tanner Jago, Garick Gray, Carson Perreax, Zack Waldvogel, Jordyn Boyd, and Landon Peel.


CBC Manitoba Looks For Future 40


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Whether it's opening a small business or giving a community a new lease on life CBC Manitoba is hoping to celebrate the best and brightest around the province as they look for the Future 40.  They want to highlight Manitoba's top leaders, builders and change-makers who are under the age of 40.  There are plenty of categories these people could fall into including:

  • Arts, culture and entertainment.
  • Business and entrepreneurship.
  • Community leadership, social activism and volunteerism.
  • Politics.
  • Science and technology.
  • Sports and recreation.
  • Teaching and healthcare.

So if you know of someone locally who should be recognized for what they've done for their community you can nominate them HERE! 

Elie Talent Show

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It was a night of talent and success at Elie's Radio Amateur Talent Show Night brought to you by CFRY. Once the phone's had stopped ringing at midnight the money raised sat at $4580 which will be going to building maintenance and programming at the Elie Community Club. For those still wishing to donate they can visit or send in a cheque to PO Box 49 Elie, MB R0H 0H0 or drop off a donation to 20 Beaudin Blvd in Elie. The deadline for all pledges to come in is Friday, March 6th.

Being recognized for her talent and winning CFRY's "Most Promising Performer" was August Barron who sang Katy Perry along with a couple of others. To see a full rundown of others who were recognized see the gallery below.

Weekend Freebies Feb 27-March 1

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Pajama Party at the library!

Put on your favourite jammies and join in on a half hour of stories, songs and rhymes. This event is for children between the ages of 3-6. Contact the library to register at 857-4271.


Calling all ladies!

Grab the gals and head over to the Salvation Army on 220 Duke Avenue in Portage. 'Mom's Night Out' will be screened with munchies galore! The show starts at 7.

Check out the trailer below: 


All Nations Tribal Days

From Skidoo races Saturday afternoon to games at the PCU Centre, there is something for everyone this weekend. Events take place at the PCU Centre, Keeshkeemaquah Conf. Centre, BDO Arena and Portage Curling Club. More information about all of the events can be found HERE.


Want to adopt a pet?

P.A.W.S. Is holding an adoptathon between 10-2 on Saturday. Adoptable cats will be at their Cat Adoption Centre 121 - 12th Street NE. Adoptable dogs, such as Jade or Woody will be at the Herman Prior Centre (40 Royal Rd N.). Find more info on their website.


Nerd out!

The library is hosting a gaming session between 2-4PM on Saturday. This is aimed for teens between the ages of 12-14. Register by calling the library at 204-857-4271.



Going going gone!

Check out the Manitoba Auctioneers Association Annual Public Fundraising Auction at the Canad Inns Saturday night at 6. Items up for bid will range from Jets tickets to toys. A portion of the proceeds raised will be donated to Central Plains Cancer Care.


Dinner with the Portage Terriers

The Portage Terriers are wrapping up the regular season with an Awards Banquet Sunday at 4 PM. Prizes, awards and a great meal! Tickets are $30 for adults and $15 for children under 12. Ticket information can be found HERE


Have a great weekend! Don't forget to share your event with us!