heyportage issue 2 :: winter 2017
YOU DESERVE A VACATION Travel Quest
Also Featuring: • Portage Ag Society • Mil-Jeanne • “Your dream is within your reach” - Ryan Espey, Royal LePage • “Exterior Insulation is an Energy Efficient Solution” - H.D. Masonry
2 | HeyPortage
heyportage issue 2
feature stories inside: 5. Be the Change You Want to See - United Way 6. Promoting Your Health and Wellness - Hill’s Clinic Pharmacy 9.
Diana Brana Creator
You Deserve a Vacation - Travel Quest
13. Portage’s Ag Society 14. Mil-Jeanne 16. Community Events 18. Your Dream is Within Reach - Ryan Espey - Royal LePage 20. Island on the Prairies - PRED 24. H.D. Masonry
Carlos Munoz Creator
28. Building a Better Life - Newton Enterprises 32. The World at Our Door - PRRA
firstname.lastname@example.org 306-209-0389 • 306-209-0390
38. Sights & Sounds
Disclaimer: Opinions expressed by authors and advertisers do not necessarily ref lect the views of heyPortage Magazine; also heyPortage Magazine does not accept responsibility for opinions expressed in advertisement for copyright issues with regards to photo, advertising copy and advertisement. All efforts have been made to ensure that
want to be featured? email@example.com
204-727-6309 • 306-209-0389 • 306-209-0390
heyPortage Magazine articles and all other information is up-to-date and as accurate as possible, at the time of publication. heyPortage Magazine accepts no responsibility for any errors or omissions contained in this magazine.
Design by Angela Burgess | Print by Leech Printing
Like us on Facebook! HeyPortage | 3
4 | HeyPortage
2345 Sissons Dr Portage la Prairie R1N 3P1
The Portage Plainâ€™s United Wayâ€™s mission is to improve lives and build community by engaging individuals and mobilizing collective action. Our 2017 Fundraising Campaign is running now until December 31st and we are eagerly trying to raise funds for our ten member agencies as well as our Community Response Grants. 100% of the funds raised during the campaign remain in our catchment area which includes Portage la Prairie and the RM., as far north as Amaranth, as far west as Sidney, as far south as Somerset, and as east as St Francois Xavier.
The funds raised allow us to work with our member agencies to ensure the programs and services they provide remain for those individuals and families in need. We are also able to support a number of other projects & initiatives through our Community Response grants like the Community 20 Saskatchewan Ave E
Food Matters group, the First Presbyterian Soup Kitchen and the Oakville Community Hall & Daycare project, just to name a few. It is crucial we reach our $242,000 fundraising goals and we hope everyone will consider making a donation to Portage Plains United Way before December 31st.. We also encourage any new donors to Portage Plains United Way to consider 2017 the right time to make a donation as your funds will be matched dollar for dollar up to $10,000 by Stride Credit Union. This means each new donation will have twice as much impact in our community.
at Box 953 Portage la Prairie, MB R1N 3C4 or dropped off at 20 Saskatchewan Ave E. Donations can also be made online at www.portageplainsuw.ca. Help us reach our goal and be the change you want to see in our community!
Donations can be mailed to our office
HeyPortage | 5
HILL’S CLINIC PHARMACY PROMOTING YOUR HEALTH AND WELLNESS
Did you know... • Nearly 75% of adults are non-adherent in one or more ways when it comes to appropriate use of their medications • Almost one-third of patients stop taking their medications earlier than instructed • More than half have forgotten to take their medication • Over one-third of patients have not filled their prescriptions The solution to these issues lies in the approach for your continuing health care and the ease of access to a pharmacist at the time of your medical appointment. That is why Hill’s Clinic Pharmacy, a proud part of the Hill’s Drugstore family, is designed to help build a team-based approach to your health care in the same place you are treated. In the fall of 2015, Hill’s Clinic Pharmacy moved into their new location within the Portage Clinic during the expansion that saw a surge in available space for medical care. The move has accommodated an increase in services to all our patients and the ease of access has allowed for many to optimize their time and increase the responsibility they have for their health comfort.
6 | HeyPortage
Our trained pharmacy staff are there to help you with your medication-use outcomes including oneto-one counselling, administration of flu shots and other immunizations and well as medical training and compression stocking fittings. They also continue to offer compliance/blister packaging and extemporaneous compounding. Our goal is to continue to be an intergral part of each patient’s ongoing treatment. This includes a close collaboration between your physician and your pharmacist, not only because they are in the same office, but also because they work together to review, profile and plan your treatment options and ensure your time is being used to its fullest.
Stride Credit Union
Designed with you in mind At Stride Credit Union, our competitive range of products and services is designed with you in mind. We continually evaluate our oﬀering to ensure we’re always meeting the diverse and evolving needs of our members. And whether you're saving, borrowing or investing, we have a financial solution to help reach your financial goals.
Move forward with purpose stridecu.ca
specials Personal t Ag t Commercial
.15% .00% .30%
( OAC ) 2 Years
Limited Time Oﬀer!
Austin 204 385.6140
Gladstone 204 385.6020
3 Years ( OAC )
4 Years ( OAC )
Some restrictions apply. See branch for details.
Lawyers Support Community Growth
In your community for over 45 years
204.857.7851 | firstname.lastname@example.org
204.857.7851 | email@example.com
204.857.7851 | firstname.lastname@example.org
MacGregor 78 Hampton Street E R0H 0R0 (204) 685-2192
Portage la Prairie 316 Saskatchewan Ave. E R1N 3C4 (204) 857-7851
Gladstone 24 Dennis Street W R0J 0T0 (204) 385-2775
Learn more at 8 | HeyPortage
HeyPortage | 9
10 | HeyPortage
HeyPortage | 11
In sports and life – the right game plan helps you win • Disability and critical illness insurance • Group insurance and retirement plans • Registered education savings plans • Annuities, RRIFs and LIFs • RRSPs and TFSAs • Life insurance
I can help – contact me today: Travis Foster, BBA, CFP
Certified Financial Planner 137 Saskatchewan Ave. E Portage la Prairie, MB R1N 0L7 204-856-0605 Cell: 204-871-4955 email@example.com Freedom 55 Financial and design are trademarks of London Life Insurance Company.
12 | HeyPortage
PORTAGE’S AG. SOCIETY HAS BEEN
IN EXISTENCE SINCE 1872
The Marquette Agricultural Society held its first fair on October 16, 1872. It was an unqualified success and there was never any doubt about its continuance. Portage had a population of 300 at that time with stagecoach service to Winnipeg. The hamlet was beginning to feel its importance as a new center of activity in the Dominion of Canada, which was then five years old. It was mainly due to the efforts of Kenneth McKenzie, the first presdient and varied exhibitor, that the fair was born.
The name of the fairboard changed to Portage and Lakeside Agricultural Society and then on February 13, 1907 the Portage Industrial Exhibition was set up as a shareholder company with one thousand shares. The land, 44 acres, was gifted to the Portage EX for use of the coming generations. The most striking features of the Portage EX location are its central location in the province of Manitoba, it is located on an island with the city park to the east and the golf club to the west. It ranks amongst the most attractive fair settings in Canada.
not know what farm life is like today. Many exhibitors and companies have chosen to limit their involvement in the fair due to escalating costs, less available labor or volunteers and machinery companies are hosting their own field days. The present day Board of Directors is doing its best to deal with these changing factors. 4-H groups are educational promotions as are Agriculture in the Classroom programs. Fairs promote programs on ecology and economy in agriculture that help get the message out.
The fair was the result of an expressed interest in the agricultural community. In 1923 it became a Western Canada Fair which included a midway and platform attractions. It soon became a family event, the highlight of the year. Exhibitors camped in tents, groomed themselves as best they could in cold water from the pump. Livestock were washed and groomed, stalls decorated, and no one thought of going to the fair without walking through the barns and carefully viewing every entry in the exhibition hall. Machinery displays were extensive and Harness Racing was a regular feature at the fair.
Throughout the years Portage EX has lost barns, exhibition buildings and a grandstand to fire, an exhibition building to a cyclone, and many exhibitors to present-day economic reality. We have rebuilt and continue to look to the future. Although the annual fair is the main focus of the organization, our rentals are becoming an integral part of our viability.
The capable people in our agricultural community realize that the story of agriculture must be presented for the understanding and support of urban residents who do
Upcoming events at the Portage Exhibition grounds include the MTC Christmas Show, “A Christmas Carol” with Rod Beattie on November 25th; MS Society Festival of Trees Fundraiser on December 2nd; several Christmas celebrations; the Manitoba Pigeon & Poultry Show January 12 &13, 2018.
Crystal Palace Circa 1913
Race Announcer / Judges Stand 1872
Office / Dining Hall
Office Building - 1998
1954 - 2008
Exhibition Building 1957 - 2008 HeyPortage | 13
14 | HeyPortage
HeyPortage | 15
Celebrating Ackno 204-857-4021 56 Royal Road South | Portage La Prairie
Community Events November 21 – January 6 Portage & District Arts Centre
December 17 | Stride Place
Main Gallery Exhibit featuring Colleen Granger
December 25 | Herman Prior Centre; 1:00 pm
December 1 | Stride Place; 7:00 pm
PRRA Free Skate with Santa & Mrs. Claus Annual Christmas Dinner
Portage Terriers 50th Anniversary Game
January 3-7 | Stride Place
December 3 | Trinity United Church; 2:00 pm
January 4 | Portage & District Arts Centre; 7:00 pm
December 6 | William Glesby Centre; 7:30 pm
January 7 | William Glesby Centre
Afternoon of Magic & Escape
Terriers Alumni vs. Boston Bruins Alumni
Country Christmas Music Event Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra
December 8 | Saskatchewan Avenue; 7:30 pm
Rotary Santa’s Parade of Lights December 10 | William Glesby Centre
Mixed Doubles Olympic Curling Trials Colleen Granger: Artist talk & reception Dean Gunnarson
January 9 – February 16 | Portage & District Arts Centre
More Than Just the Art
Main Gallery Exhibit featuring Pauline Braun & Audrey Lute
Janelle Nadeau: A Prairie Christmas
December 14 | Flightline Building; Southport
Portage & District Arts Centre; 7:30 pm
Precision Ag Workshop
December 15 | McKenzie United Church; 5:30 pm
Annual Children’s Christmas Party
16 | HeyPortage
Reel Event Film: Beatriz at Dinner January 20 | Herman Prior Centre; 9:00 am
Community Garage Sale
Life owledging Loss Karen Letts
January 20 | William Glesby Centre; 7:30 pm
February 21 | Portage & District Arts Centre
February 2 | MNP Exhibition Building
February 23-25 | Stride Place
Northern Reflections Concert
Agriculture Appreciation Night
Reel Event Film Night
Presented by the Portage Chamber of Commerce
All Nations Tribal Days Hockey Tournament
February 3 | MNP Exhibition Building
March 10 | Herman Prior Centre; 9:00 am
February 16-18 | Crescent Lake
March 10 | William Glesby Centre
February 17 | William Glesby Centre
March 21 | Portage & District Arts Centre
February 18 BDO Centre for the Community; 1:30 pm â€“ 4:30 pm
March 22 | Oakville Community Hall; 5:00 pm
FREE outdoor family activities for all ages
March 23 & 24 | Stride Place
February 19 | Stride Place
Presented by the Portage Chamber of Commerce
Made in Manitoba Expo
Rotary Pond Hockey Championships Derina Harvey in Concert Winterfest 2018
Louis Riel Day Celebrations February 20 â€“ March 30 | Portage & District Arts Centre
Prairie Ripples Group Exhibition
Spring Craft Sale
Hicktown in Concert
Reel Event Film Night
Oakville Farmers Market Easter Sale Home & Business Expo
March 31 | Oakville Community Hall; 10:00 am
Easter Egg Hunt
Main Gallery Exhibit
HeyPortage | 17
18 | HeyPortage
HeyPortage | 19
20 | HeyPortage
HeyPortage | 21
22 | HeyPortage
HeyPortage | 23
24 | HeyPortage
HeyPortage | 25
Fuelling Your Community Supporting growth and local causes in our hometown.
Co-op Community Spaces As western Canadians, we have to make the most of every chance we get to go outside and enjoy the spaces that bring us together.
Co-op Community Spaces has been developed to help protect, beautify and improve spaces across Western Canada. In keeping with our ongoing commitment to invest in the communities we serve, Co-op will contribute up to $2 million to help support projects that improve the places Canadians meet, play, learn and share.
www.communityspaces.ca 26 | HeyPortage
PORTAGE SERVICE FOR SENIORS INC. “ASSISTING SENIORS TO AGE IN PLACE”
• Meals on Wheels • Congregate Meals • Transportation • Lifeline • Home Help • Friendly Visitors • Assistance with forms • Resources Portage Service for Seniors is committed to assisting seniors to age in place, by providing
resources, and access to services not otherwise provided.
165 Saskatchewan Avenue East Portage la Prairie MB R1N 0L7
“A United Way Member Agency”
Portage Service for Seniors are reminding people to take time out of their busy holiday schedules to visit seniors in their homes. Spending as little as an hour with a senior living alone or in care over Christmas can help mitigate serious health effects caused by loneliness and social isolation. A problem that is likely to get worse with an aging population. A Statistics Canada report based on findings from 2008 to 2009 found that more than one-fifth of seniors wanted to be more involved in social activities.“It’s not like it was in the old days where your neighbor would kind of watch out for you,” Studies have shown that loneliness and social isolation are risk factors for mortality. Whereas having strong social connectedness can have direct and positive impacts on health. If you are a senior experiencing loneliness or isolation: • Contact Portage Services to Seniors or your church to find out what services they offer • Volunteering is a great way to make a productive contribution to the community while also connecting with others. • The Adult Day Program is available to provide caregivers respite while also allowing individuals with cognitive impairments the ability to engage in meaningful social activities in a safe, supportive environment. We are grateful for funding from Southern Health Sante Sud and Portage Plains United Way. HeyPortage | 27
BUILDING A BETTER LIFE If you’re planning a renovation, addition, or a new building, Newton Enterprises can help! Newton Enterprises is a local contracting company with more than 60 years’ experience meeting the construction needs of their customers in Portage La Prairie and beyond. Through the years, they’ve gained a reputation as a leading General Contracting and Construction Management firm serving the Commercial, Agricultural, and Residential building sectors. Why Choose Newton Flexible service options, professional staff and a proven track record of success are the hallmarks of Newton Enterprises. Their large portfolio of projects ranges from small renovations to multi-million dollar commercial and agricultural structures. Cookie Cutters are for Kitchens Every project has unique challenges meaning that a ‘cookie cutter’ approach seldom provides the best results. Newton Enterprises offers General Contracting, Construction Management, and complete Design – Build options allowing you to select a delivery method tailor-made to suit your needs. 28 | HeyPortage
Known by the Company They Keep Newton Enterprises is a COR certified firm and holds the distinction of Master Builder in the Province of Manitoba. They are a member in good standing of: The Winnipeg Construction Association, the Construction Safety Association of Manitoba, the New Home Warranty Program of Manitoba Inc, the Manitoba Home Builders Association and the Portage La Prairie Chamber of Commerce. Experience You Can Trust Newton Enterprises employs only qualified designers, estimators, project managers and site supervisors, and prequalifies all subtrades to ensure they meet our standards for quality, code-compliant construction and safe work practices. Your new building will be the product of the efforts of trained construction professionals skilled in their area of expertise. With thousands of successful projects located across three Canadian Provinces, the United States, and Japan, you can be certain that Newton Enterprises has the skills and experience to meet the demands of your building project. Visit their website at www.NewtonEnterprises.ca to learn more!
Winter Blues? Grieving the loss of a loved can be devastating during anytime of the year, but for those having to cope with the aftermath of death along with the likelihood of the winter blues, can be overpowering. Depression, and what’s known as Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), can generate when we get into the wintry time of year. There are many indicators we may experience when the winter season begins. The reasons for these mood changes, according to the specialists, are mainly due to less sunlight. Researchers proclaim that we develop less serotonin in the brain, which is a natural mood booster. And according to studies, we also produce more melatonin, which causes us to feel sluggish and less motivated. Symptoms of SAD (Seasonal Affect Disorder) may include: • • • • • •
Feeling less enthusiastic and losing interest in your usual activities Feeling anxious, sad and irritable Craving more comfort foods that are high in sugar & carbs, gaining weight Doing less, along with an overwhelming feeling Loss of energy with increase of sleep And more severe, thoughts of worthlessness
“Living a healthy lifestyle, maintaining nutrition, sleep, hygiene, positive thinking, are all areas to start to be aware of in learning how to best manage a depressive disorder should it develop.”
Experts also say it’s important to know your resources, and when to ask for help. You should talk to your family doctor, also the Mood Disorders Association of Manitoba or the Mood Disorders Association of Canada. Overcome the Winter Blues by: • • • • • • •
Exercise – bundle up, go for a walk, take up a winter activity Actively participate, socialize, take a weekend trip with friends Eat healthy Turn on some upbeat tunes Talk to your Doctor Accept the season Let’s beat the Winter Blues!
83 Royal Road South | Portage la Prairie, MB | Tel: 1-204-857-4621 | omegafuneralhome.com HeyPortage | 29
Arrowhead Development Corporation (ADC) was established to develop business concepts and incorporate businesses under a development corporation. ADC is governed by the Board of Directors and a Chief Executive Officer. The ADC manages band owned businesses on its three reserves; Long Plain Reserve No. 6, Keeshkeemaquah Reserve (Portage la Prairie) and Long Plain Madison Indian Reserve (Winnipeg).
30 | HeyPortage
Long Plain Reserve No.6
Provincial Highway #305 at Yellowquill Trail Arrowhead 305 Gaming Centre Video Lottery Terminals (VLTS) Arrowhead Crossing Gas Bar Full-service fuel, tobacco and convenience products Arrowhead Grocery Store Food and convenience products, café and lottery tickets/terminal Arrowhead Courier Courier cargo van Rez Radio 101.7 FM Music and information radio serving LPFN and the Portage la Prairie area. Rez Radio Bingo Sunday morning radio bingo
5000 Crescent Road West, Portage la Prairie Arrowhead Portage Gas Bar Full-service fuel, tobacco and convenience products Keeshkeemaquah Conference & Gaming Centre Crescent Gaming Centre – VLTS, Bigfoot Bingo & LPFN Youth Recreation Bingo, Texas Holdem Poker Room, 500-seat conference room, 40-seat meeting room, Mishoomis Gift Shop
Miskwaanakwadook Office Building Home of the Arrowhead Development Corporation Administration, Dakota Ojibway Tribal Council, Long Plain Employment & Training, and, Dakota Ojibway Child & Family Services – Portage Office Rufus Prince Building Formally the Portage Residential School. Now home to head office of the Dakota Ojibway Police Department, Long Plain First Nation Trust, Long Plain Lands Department and Long Plain Gaming Commission. White Cross Medical Clinic & Pharmacy
Long Plain Madison Indian Reserve #1 (Winnipeg) 480 Madison Street, Winnipeg
480 Madison Office Building 28,000 sq.foot office building, home of Yellowquill College and Manitoahbee Madison Petro-Canada Award winning full service gas station also selling tobacco and convenience products. For more information on the Arrowhead Development Corporation contact the Chief Executive Officer at (204) 857-3530
HeyPortage | 31
32 | HeyPortage
HeyPortage | 33
Garden of Life’s mission of Empowering Extraordinary Health® starts with the commitment in providing clean, whole food-based products which are free of any synthetic ingredients, artificial flavors or sweeteners and chemical preservatives. It also includes a focus on environmental sustainability, eco-friendly initiatives and philanthropy highlighted by the company’s B Corp status. Garden of Life’s dedication to guarantee truly clean products is guided by three main principles – whole food, USDA Certified Organic and Non-GMO Project Verified. Third party independent verification is the only way to ensure a product is truly organic and non-GMO, guaranteeing limited exposure to chemicals and contaminants. After many years of research and dedication, Garden of Life is pleased to introduce mykind Organics – an entirely new, full array of personalized, whole food, Certified USDA Organic, Non-GMO Project Verified multivitamin formulas. In addition, the mykind Organics line of supplements is free of any synthetic isolates, binders, fillers or other chemicals and is Certified Vegan, Certified Kosher, Gluten-Free and Dairy-Free. The traceability of each ingredient and product in the mykind Organics line is one of its distinctive features. Each formula starts with organic, non-GMO seeds, grown on Certified Organic farms using biodynamic practices. Long standing relationships with organic farms and farmers allow for the traceability of each ingredient – where the seed originates, how it is grown and where it is grown.
34 | HeyPortage
The Patented Fresh Extraction Process, which is protected by four international patents, involves fresh, organic produce added to clean, filtered water and lots of time that allows for the extraction of vitamins. The extraction of the nutrients takes place in a Certified Organic facility and 100% organic food powder is created through this process, where 10,000 liters of liquid is reduced to 100200 liters of concentrated organic plant extract which is spray-dried. The process does not involve fermentation or any added ingredients such as USP isolated vitamins. Every batch and formula is validated to be Certified USDA Organic and non-GMO Project Verified and the potency of each ingredient is tested and guaranteed to meet label claims. Moreover, mykind Organics is the first ever 100% organic food tablet. The line of multivitamins uses Garden of Life’s patent-pending Clean Tablet TechnologyTM which does not contain any synthetic binders, fillers or flow agents such as magnesium stearate. Mykind Organics has truly revolutionized the multivitamin category by providing whole food, Certified Vegan, Certified USDA Organic and Non-GMO Project Verified supplements, free of any synthetic ingredients. It features multivitamins specifically formulated for different life stages, lifestyles and ages and it also offers vegan vitamin B12, vitamin C and vitamin D3 individual sprays in delicious organic flavours with no added sugar.
WHY IS Red River College FOR ME? A friend and I were having a conversation last month as we sat enjoying some of the last warmth of summer – he explained that he was amazed to learn he could take a one night cooking course at Red River College (RRC). He was excited to be able to get professional instruction on something that he is truly interested in at a time of the day (or in this case, night) that worked for him and fit well in his schedule. But the conversation left me feeling divided. The good news is that he was very excited to have the opportunity to learn about dumplings (just one of the many professional cooking and baking courses offered), and that we had an additional student for the class. The bad news is that a close personal friend of mine didn’t know the basics of what my campus had to offer. Most people will know you can attend RRC during the day either full-time or part-time to work towards earning a certificate or diploma – but there is so much more you can do at the RRC Portage Campus. I explained to my friend that a lot happens at the Portage Campus in the evenings and the weekends. In fact, of the more than 400 students that a ended classes at the Portage Campus in the 2016/2017 academic year, about 85 per cent of those students attended in the evening or on the weekend. I let him know the options are almost endless, and that we offer a range of courses from one-night culinary classes to a once-a-week Human Anatomy and Physiology course. We are always working to connect with the community to see what is wanted and needed, and work to create a course from their suggestions – just like the cake decorating course that will be launching in January 2018. From learning how to install laminate floor, smartphone basics, workplace safety courses in First Aid, and the babysitter course to name a few.
Our conversation continued, and I let him know that witout a doubt the bulk of what we do at the Portage Campus definitely happens during the day. During the day you’ll find students working towards earning a certifcate or diploma in a variety of programs such as Health Unit Clerk, Business Administration, Health Care Aid, Administrative Assistant, Primary Care Paramedicine, Project Management, Bookkeeping and Accounting for Small Business, and Human Resource Management. We have a lot to offer to someone who is wanting to start a new career, and we work hard to bring what businesses and industry are looking for in trained employees, so our students are able to start work immediately after graduating. I let my friend know that my dream of Portage La Prairie becoming a college town will only happen when the Portage Campus is bursting at the seams, both day and night, and that I appreciated his candor in letting me know, that even with all we do in promotion on portageoneline.com, direct mailers, the radio, Hey Portage, and various other media that we still need to work hard on getting the word out to fill our building from dawn till dusk. There are a number of ways to learn what courses we are offering, and when they are offered. The monthly At A Glance newsletter is distributed to every household in Portage La Prairie, you can follow us on Facebook (Red River College – Portage Campus) or follow our blog at blog.rrc.ca/portage - Guy Moffat, Regional Campus Manager
HeyPortage | 35
We can help you to reach success by providing business loans, training, expertise and support with business plans, start-ups, expansions and succession planning. Our staff is here to support you! Community Futures Heartland Portage Office 1-877-472-7122 | 204-239-0135 firstname.lastname@example.org | www.cfheartland.ca
Community Futures White Horse Plains Elie Office 1-888-947-2332 | 204-353-4200 email@example.com | www.cfwhp.ca @cfheartland @cfwhp 36 | HeyPortage
From research and development through testing, labelling, and packaging, the Food Development Centre ( FDC) can help bring your idea for a food or beverage product to market. In order to stay current, FDC has to watch trends, and currently protein is trending all over the world. In particular, plant protein has captured the interest of the food and beverage industry as well as consumers. FDC is making protein one of our areas of focus, to this end working with a local company, Best Cooking Pulses is a perfect fit because pulses are an excellent source of plant protein. Best Cooking Pulses, Inc. Best Cooking Pulses, Inc. is a Canadian, familyowned agri-foods business that has been active in the international pulse trade since 1936. In 2016, BCP celebrated 80 years in business, 25 years of organic certification, and over 60 years of milling in Portage la Prairie. FDC has worked on several projects with Best Cooking Pulses over the years, from pea snacks for school kids, to high value pulse ingredients as additions to food and pet food products throughout the world.
is Prairie Fava owned by Hailey and Cale Jefferies (Cale is a fifth generation seed farmer from the Glenboro area). This company sells certified organic fava bean ingredients to food processors for further processing. Fava beans are another trending plant protein with a mild flavour, and they are easy to add into food products. The Food Development Centre has helped Prairie Fava by offering consulting services and labelling support. Helping Manitobans develop food products that promote increased use of Manitoba commodities is a key goal at FDC and we look forward to continued work with many more companies and producers in our province.
Prairie Fava Not only does FDC work with local businesses, we also work with Manitoba farmers. A good example
HeyPortage | 37
38 | HeyPortage
HeyPortage | 39
May this holiday season bring the music of laughter, the warmth of friendship, and the spirit of love.
Ian Wishart MLA for Portage la Prairie Constituency Office
46 Saskatchewan Ave East Portage la Prairie MB R1N 0L2
204.857.9267 firstname.lastname@example.org ianwishart.ca
Family, Engagement, Wedding, Event and Corporate Photography Email email@example.com for your FREE Consultation
heyportage hey portage issue 1
A “HOUSE-SOLD” NAME
IN PORTAGE LA PRAIRIE
Century 21 Foxx Realty Ltd. Also Feat uring:
• Community Eve nts • Portage: The Hea rt of the Food Indu stry • RONA Portage Marks it’s 10th Ann iversary • Not Just Fun + Games
42 | HeyPortage
KEESHKEEMAQUAH CONFERENCE & GAMING CENTRE 5008 Crescent Road West | Keeshkeemaquah, Manitoba | 204.856.1223
Arrowhead Crescent Gaming Centre
60 VLTs 37 different games total to choose from Keno, Video Poker. Top 5 games: Big City 5’s, Sugar Sugar, Viracocha, Zeus & Lobstermania. Bet anywhere from $0.05 to $2.50 for a max prize of $2500.00 Hours of operation Monday – Sunday 9:00am – 2:15am.
Shuffle up and deal!! We play Texas Hold’em at the Keesh Poker Room every Thurday and Sunday. Join the email list to receive updates for special promotions and information regarding the Poker Room. Hours of operation Thursdays & Sundays at 7:00pm
BINGO!! Bigfoot bingo has a guaranteed grand prize of $1000.00 to go 5 nights a week. We offer fun and affordable recreation for everyone. Good luck and have fun!! Hours of operation: Monday – Sunday 5:00pm – 10:00pm. Phone: 204.856.1223 ext. Bingo Hall
Book our hall for your next event. We accommodate meetings, graduations, conferences, birthdays. No event to big or to small, we have the space to fill your needs. Best rates in Portage la Prairie!! Hours of operation: Monday – Sunday 9:00am – 10:00pm. Phone: 204.856.1223 We have security on site 24 hours a day 7 days a week HeyPortage | 43