After a very successful show in March 2022, Indigenous puppeteers Bighetty and Bighetty are coming back to Portage la Prairie.

Rachel Templeton, the Portage Community Revitalization Corporation's (PCRC) community facilitator, says, thanks to the provincial Community Celebrations Grant, they were able to have the duo return for a free show in Portage. She says it's an excellent opportunity to have some fun while learning about Indigenous cultures and Earth Day.

"Bighetty and Bighetty are from the north," explains Templeton. "It's kind of like north meets south. It's good to have connections up there."

The puppet show consists of four Indigenous puppets and sees them get into all sorts of mischief and adventures.

She adds that, while they want it to be as barrier-free as possible, you still need a ticket to attend, which you can find either on the PCRC Facebook page or by going to their building, since they've made a limited number of physical tickets.

"There might be some brief, short, clips from the evening (posted online), but we highly recommend you try and come in person," says Templeton. "The puppets also sometimes walk around the puppet show and chat with the kids as well. There's also some take-home items that you can leave with afterwards."

The show will be held on Friday, April 21st, with doors opening at 6 p.m. The show will begin at 6:30.