Written by Pearl Tymchuk
Monday, 30 March 2015 15:07
Students throughout the Portage School Division are learning about gardening through the Little Green Thumbs Project. Little Green Thumbs is an educational indoor gardening program sponsored by Agriculture in the Classroom. Grade 3 students at La Verendry School are growing beans, peppers, herbs and tomoatoes. The goals of the program are to plant, grow, eat and share.
Grade 3 teacher, Mrs. Pirt, explains:
The students share their favourite aspects of gardening:
The Little Green Thumbs Project is currently at Yellowquill, North Memorial, École Crescentview, Oakville and La Verendrye School.
Countryfest Lineup Finalized
Written by Travis Roberts
Friday, 27 March 2015 07:37
DAUPHIN’S COUNTRYFEST 2015:
Full Line-up released for this year’s festival
March 27, 2015 (Dauphin MB) -- Dauphin’s Countryfest is pleased to release the full line-up of artists slated to perform at the 2015 festival from June 25-28.
“We just celebrated our 25th anniversary, and are kicking off our next 25 years by featuring the next group of great country stars,” says Eric Irwin, president of Dauphin’s Countryfest. “It’s our goal year after year, and festival after festival, to provide our fans with an experience they’ll never forget. People come for the music, and in the process they discover it really is the party of the summer here in Manitoba.”
Manitoba Liquor & Lotteries Main Stage
Weekend Master of Ceremonies – Kenny Shaw
Thursday, June 25th The Road Hammers Doc Walker
Friday, June 26th The Dungarees Jordan McIntosh Mackenzie Porter Chad Brownlee – already announced Cole Swindell Brantley Gilbert – already announced
Saturday, June 27th The Dead South – already announced Cory Marquardt Songwriter’s Circle with Wendell Ferguson, Charlie Major, Brett Kissel, Gord Bamford Brett Kissel – already announced Gord Bamford Jake Owen – already announced
Sunday, June 28th The Reverend Rambler The Bros. Landreth Madeline Merlo Codie Prevost – already announced Jess Moskaluke – already announced Tyler Farr – already announced Miranda Lambert – already announced
Credit Union Corral
Thursday, June 25th 730 CKDM Battle of the Bands The Revival Black Stone Cherry – already announced
Friday, June 26th Until Red Bad Country Michael Winslow The Pistol Whips
Saturday, June 27th Bad Country The Mariachi Ghost The Randy and Mr. Lahey show from the Trailer Park Boys The Perpetrators – already announced The Fred Penner Band Andrew WK
Sunday, June 28th Indicator Indicator Until Red Sun K The Dead South – already announced
Little Miss Higgins The Bros. Landreth
Thursday, June 25th FINN Jay Sparrow Mike Plume Wyatt Leanne Pearson Charlie Major DJ Coop & DJ Hunnicutt
Friday, June 26th The Ripperz FINN Jay Sparrow
Shane Chisholm Jason Kirkness King and Cash DJ Coop & DJ Hunnicutt
Saturday, June 27th Sun K The Pistol Whips JJ Shiplett Leanne Pearson The Dead South – already announced Shane Chisholm Jason Blaine – already announced DJ Coop & DJ Hunnicutt
Sunday, June 28th JJ Shiplett Quinton Blair The Reverend Rambler Me and Mae Del Barber and The Profiteers Ridley Bent Cory Marquardt DJ Coop & DJ Hunnicutt
Your Chance To See Bridge Plan
Written by Rae Hathaway
Wednesday, 25 March 2015 09:58
Eric Loewen from AECOM presenting to Portage City Council
Monday March 23rd, the Portage la Prairie City Council saw the options for a new bridge from Crescent Road to Island Park.
AECOM's Senior Structural Engineer Eric Loewen made the presentation.
We told you we'd have the presentation for you to see as well, and here it is.
With the second round of the MJHL playoffs starting tonight, we had a chance to chat with Terrier forwards Carson Perreaux and Grant Valiquette. Both players were acquired at the trade deadline and have been a big part of the team during the playoffs so far. Listen to the complete interview here.
Weekend Freebies March 20-22
Written by Pearl Tymchuk
Friday, 20 March 2015 13:27
Challenge your mind with quiz night!
MDC Employees Association is hosting Trivia night in the MDC Aspen Gym Friday from 6:45PM-10PM.
The Elm Creek Men's Bonspiel starts Friday and runs all weekend long.
Visit Portage's adoptable pets
Check out the Portage Animal Welfare Society's Adoptathon at the Herman Prior Saturday between 10-2.
An Auction for a cause!
Free entry into the Lioness Celebrity Auction at the Canad Inns Saturday night at 7:30 PM. There will be door prizes, a Rainbow Auction and 37 donated prizes ripe for bidding! CFRY teamed up with Portage Co-op Food Store for a Back Yard BBQ. Yum! All proceeds support Central Plains Cancer Care.
Get your game on at the library!
Teen gaming runs from 10:30-12:30 PM.
Wii @ the library is from 2-4 PM. Register for either by calling the library 204 857 4271
Spring Fever Craft & Trade Show
Altamont Community Centre is hosting a spring fever craft and trade show Saturday from 10-4. All proceeds support the Community Centre.
The Altamont Poker Derby kicks off Saturday at 10AM. You can snowmobile, walk or drive! Partial proceeds will go towards Altamont Community Centre repairs.
Arts Exhibits at the PDAC
The hugely popular Dinosaurs in 3D exhibit by Dennis Weins remains at the PDAC until March 28! The PDAC is open Tuesday-Saturday 11AM-5PM.
Photography exhibit As We See It by Evangeline Chan and Rebecca Albert is featured in the Boardroom Gallery until April 18.
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