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Flu Clinic Schedule

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Check below to find a flu clinic near you. For more information visit Southern Heath's website. 

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Municipal Elections Two Weeks Away

It's election time for this beautiful city and the entire province. Municipal elections are two weeks from today - October 22nd. Make sure you vote and also make sure to tune in to CFRY 920 for complete coverage that night. Undecided? Tonight at 6:30 is the Chamber of Commerce All Candidates Forum, 6:30 at the Multi-Purpose room of PCI. Can't make it? Don't worry, the complete broadcast is on CFRY live tonight! Just click listen live in the top right corner or tune in to 920am. The list of the candidates is below....

 

Portage

FOR OFFICE OF THE MAYOR:

 

BOEHM, John

FERRIS, Irvine A.

PORTER, Earl J.

 

 

FOR OFFICE OF COUNCILLOR:

 

ASH, Steve

BUDZ, Brent

DRAYCOTT, Melissa

DRIEDGER, Liz

ESPEY, Ryan R.

FEDAK, Peter

FROESE, Brent

OLDFORD, Bob

PELECHATY, Don

VILLAGRAN, Carlos

WALL, Wayne

 

Culture Days

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Celebrate Manitoba culture with Culture Days this weekend! Last year, over 800 Canadian communities participated in free, hands-on activities. This year, you're invited to explore arts and culture within our communities in Manitoba. From knit bombing in Morden, stuffing your face with poutine in Brandon (yes, please!) to exploring local art in Ste. Anne, something is bound to catch your interest! You will find fun events all throughout Manitoba, the hardest decision will be picking one!

Here are a few highlights:

 

Portage la Prairie

Hats From a Life Lived Art Exhibition

Friday & Saturday 11AM-5PM

Mixed media exhibit by Colette Balcaen

William Glesby Centre, West entrance.

Free entry or by donation

 

Vintage Musical Instrument Roadshow

Sunday 11AM-4PM at Fort la Reine Museum, 2652 Saskatchewan Avenue

Want to see what your old musical instruments are worth? Share your treasures with others all day!

Record swap & sale

$5 admission 

 

Winnipeg

Nuit Blanche: Free all-night art party.

Saturday 7pm-4am at the WAG

Salvador Dali Up Close

Winnipeg's Contemporary Dancers

Surreal films

Fire dances & more!

 

Etsy: Made in Canada Pop-up Markets 

St. James Civic Centre, 2055 Ness Ave. 10AM-5PM

Shop Etsy here in Manitoba!

 

Brandon

Poutine Eating Contest

Saturday 12:15PM-12:45PM

Will you be crowned Pountie Champ?

12th St. & Rosser Ave.

 

'Stories from Home' -Debut of Patchworks 2

Saturday & Sunday 2-4PM at Evans Theatre

Check out 16 short films produced for MTS TV's Stories from Home series.

 

For a full schedule of events all throughout Manitoba click here.

 

Thank-You Farmers!

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Last week marked the final dinner in the field for local farmers when it came to Grain Rush 2014.  It was a lot of fun the past few weeks visiting those hard working producers in the area, and I know many of them are happy to be hitting the fields once again with all this gorgeous weather! 

 

Thanks to all our sponsors who made it possible and Seasons Family Restaurant for providing the delicious food.  As always a huge thank you on behalf of CFRY to all the farmers in the prairies who work so hard!  See you next year!

 

Terrier's Season Preview

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The Terriers off season has been bright as they look forward to the upcoming season. With the RBC Cup in their sights Portage is hoping to put together a championship calibre unit. The team has all but 4 of it's players from last year able to return. The Terriers have been preparing for this season for the past couple of years, bringing in young players with the hopes of them hitting their peak performance during this years RBC Cup Tournament.

Here's the roster from last season. (not actual line combinations)

   Left Wing                        Centre                          Right Wing
 Shawn Bowles                 Tyler Jeanson                Zack Waldvogel
 Taylor Sanheim *WHL      Brad Bowles                  Riley Hay *Graduated
 Jordon Boyd                    Nolan Ross                   Dexter Kuczek
 Chase Faulkner               Jaryd Wiebe                  Dane Schioler
                                      Drake Bodie *Trade

Left Defense             Right Defense
Clay Van Diest             Taylor Friesen
Davis Ross                  Jon Carlson *Traded
Brett Orr                     Matt Alexander

Goaltenders
Talor Joseph
Zac Robidoux*WHL

AP Call Up's
Devin Muir *Traded
Cody Durdle

Injured
Bryce Knapp

 

Terriers Trade History

The Terriers were busy preparing for the RBC Cup in 2013. In September Portage acquired the rights to 20 year old forward Jack Rodewald, Dane Schioler, and Brett Friesen from Virden in the trade that sent Adam Iwan the other way. In November The Dogs traded Dylan Butler and Brent Wold to Dauphin for the rights to defenseman Landon Peel, and Taylor Sanheim.

Here are the trades from 2014:

May 21 - Portage acquires 20 year old forward Garick Gray from OCN for 18 year old forward Devin Muir, and list rights to 18 year old defenseman Adam Heinemann

July 18 – Portage acquires 19 year old goaltender Justin Laforest and 19 year old forward Stephen Cooney from the Carelton Place Canadians for future considerations

July 25 – Portage acquires 19 year old forward Cameron Whyte and 18 year old defenseman Jordan Thomson from the Dauphin Kings for 19 year old forward Drake Bodie, and the list rights to 18 year old forward Landon Plett, and 18 year old defenseman Hayden Pierce.

July 25 – Portage acquires 20 year old defenseman Tanner Jago from the Winkler Flyers for 19 year old forward Cameron Whyte and 20 year old defenseman Jon Carlson and Future Considerations.

July 25 – Portage acquires 19 year old forward Joey Miller from the Soo Thunderbirds for future considerations.

Sept 9 - Portage acquires 18 year old forward Ryan Swier from the Lloydminster Bobcats for future considerations.

 

New Player Outlook

20 year old defenseman Tanner Jago has already been named the Terrier captain. He brings an immediate leadership voice, and has the ability to make a difference at both ends of the ice, especially on the powerplay. Look to see him contribute offensively as in two seasons with Winkler he had 86 pts.

19 year old right wing Stephen Cooney has RBC Cup experience, playing last year with the Carleton Place Canadians. The 6'2" forward likes to play a physical game, and can put up the points. Last season he had 19 pts in 40 games.

19 year old centre Joey Miller comes to Portage coming off a great season with the Soo Thunderbirds of the NOJHL. He scored 55 pts in 56 games, and likes to play physical and isn't afraid to go in the corners.

19 year old goaltender Justin Laforest has RBC Cup experience under his belt, as he also played for the Carleton Place Canadians last season. Last season he posted a 2.75 GAA and a .896 SV%

18 year old forward Ryan Swier played last season with the Lloydminster Bobcats in the tough AJHL. He is a defensive forward who was able to put up 12 pts in 56 games as a 17 year old.

 

Summary: The Terriers bring in forwards Gray, Miller, Swier and Cooney, defensemen Jago and Thomson, and goaltender Laforest.
The Terriers lose 6 roster players: Carlson, Bodie, Hay, Robidoux, Sanheim and Muir

The Terriers have the potential to have some important players return to the team. Sanheim, Rodewald, and Robidoux will all likely start the season in the WHL, and Gray in the USHL.