The 150 Women Who Care have once again selected their five candidates who could receive $10,000 grant. 

At the event, each group will have five minutes to persuade the 150 women in attendance why they deserve the grant the most. Each guest will cast one ballot, which they will use to select the project they believe should win. 

Mandy Dubois, Marketing Administrative Assistant for the Community Foundation of Portage and District, says that they could not be happier with the entries they received. She says it was difficult to choose five but she is excited to see what the selected organizations present. 

"Everybody is doing such great work in the community that you never want to say no to anyone. But, the committee has selected Portage Arc Industries, the Portage la Prairie Regional Library, Canadian Mental Health Association - Central Region, St. Marks Community Club Inc. and Portage Service for Seniors."

Dubois notes that this event is already sold out. However, if you would like to attend, there is still hope.  

"We have a waiting list, so if somebody is hearing this and wants to try still to attend the event, I can add them."

She says this event gets better each year and she is so thankful for everyone involved. 

"We appreciate all the women that come out every year to support this event and the foundation. It is a good event to learn what's happening in our community."

The winner will be declared on February 23rd.  You can find more information about 150 Women Who Care by clicking here.