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Friends of Rotary

Today was our “Friends of Rotary”meeting where we took some time to recognize those individuals in our community who have supported various Rotary endeavours throughout the year.
 We were also very pleased to be joined by Sonja Susut, District Governor of Rotary District 5550 (of which we are a part), pictured here, center, along with President Elect Tosha Hotel (left) and current President Sherrie Palmer (right).
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Big Brothers Big Sisters

This week we joined Big Brothers Big Sisters to help celebrate their 50th Anniversary! Executive Director Dawn Froese and all of the wonderful volunteers fed us a delicious lasagna dinner, took us for a tour and showed us a presentation of what Big Brothers Big Sisters is in our community.
Big Brothers Big Sisters 2024-02-28 06:00:00Z 0
Paul Harris Fellows Gord Sellinger and Vern Crandle 2024-02-11 06:00:00Z 0
February 6 Lunch meeting Maureen Owens 2024-02-08 06:00:00Z 0
January 23 Evening Meeting- Peter Fedak 2024-01-30 06:00:00Z 0

December 1st Rotary Santa Claus Parade of Lights

The Portage Rotary Club and The Portage & District Chamber of Commerce would like to send a huge THANK YOU to everyone involved in the Rotary Santa Claus Parade of Lights! The RCMP, City of Portage, Stride Place, Crescent Heights Chapel and Operation Red Nose all played a huge role! Thank you to all of the volunteers and friends of Rotary that helped us out and of course to all of the participants that put in a float!
We counted about 60 floats in the parade and a record number of onlookers to watch the parade! Perfect weather for a great event!
December 1st Rotary Santa Claus Parade of Lights 2024-01-30 06:00:00Z 0
November 18 Lobsterfest 2024-01-30 06:00:00Z 0
November 7 Lunch Meeting- Bob Durston 2024-01-30 06:00:00Z 0
October 31 Lunch Meeting-Hospital Foundation 2024-01-30 06:00:00Z 0

October 24-Polio Day

World Polio Day is a time for Rotary members, public health advocates, and all who want a world free from polio to come together, recognize our progress in the fight to end polio, and talk about the actions we need to take in order to end polio for good.
October 24-Polio Day 2024-01-30 06:00:00Z 0
October 17 lunch meeting- United Way 2024-01-30 06:00:00Z 0
January 30 Lunch Meeting-Exchange Student Mykola 2024-01-30 06:00:00Z 0
December 5 Lunch Meeting- Guy Moffat 2024-01-30 06:00:00Z 0
November 28 Evening Meeting- Salvation Army 2024-01-30 06:00:00Z 0
November 21 Lunch Meeting- Eve O'Leary 2024-01-30 06:00:00Z 0

September 19 Lunch Meeting

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Our guest was Kim Lavallee, Executive Director of the Community Foundation of Portage & District. She is pictured here second from the left along with Rotarians and CFPD Board members Cathie McFarlane, Amy Chappellaz and Sherrie Palmer.
September 19 Lunch Meeting 2023-09-21 05:00:00Z 0
September 5 Lunch Meeting 2023-09-08 05:00:00Z 0
Annual Vegetable Sale - September 26-29 2023-09-07 05:00:00Z 0
August 22 Supper Meeting - Honouring Long-Standing Rotarians! 2023-08-22 05:00:00Z 0
August 22 Supper Meeting - RYLA Camp Kids Presentation 2023-08-22 05:00:00Z 0
PCI Basketball Court Upgrade - Cheque Presentation 2023-07-14 05:00:00Z 0
‘Rotarian of the Year’ Awards 2023-07-10 05:00:00Z 0
Canada Day Pancake Breakfast 2023-07-01 05:00:00Z 0
June 27 Lunch Meeting - Executive Changeover 2023-06-28 05:00:00Z 0

Rotary Duck Pond, Friday June 9

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We are thankful for the support of our great community partners, Southport and Richardson Milling who came out to help us plant today. The Rotary Duck Pond is looking great with the addition of perennials and annual flowers!
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Rotary Duck Pond, Saturday June 10

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What a great day to finish off planting at the duck pond. With help from the team from Homestead Co-op, we will have more flowers blooming in short time. Thanks Homestead for supporting this and many other Rotary projects!
Rotary Duck Pond, Saturday June 10 2023-06-12 05:00:00Z 0

Lovely Visitor to the Duck Pond!

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While adding some finishing touches to the duck pond this morning, one of our members was pleasantly surprised to see a full goose family visiting!
Lovely Visitor to the Duck Pond! 2023-06-02 05:00:00Z 0

May 30 Supper Meeting

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Rotary members met for supper at Fort la Reine Museum and heard from Emma Ens-MacIver, Director/Curator about what’s happening and planned at the Museum for the coming months.
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May 23 Lunch Meeting

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A highlight of today's meeting was a presentation by Joe Masi to President Jennifer Campbell, both long-term Toronto Maple Leafs fans. In addition, Josh Meier, fellow Rotary member, presented to members on the updated club website
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May 16 Lunch Meeting

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Our guests today were BGen John Alexander, Comd 2 Canadian Air Division, Royal Canadian Air Force (center left) LCol Jason Virtue Commandant, 3 Canadian Forces Flying Training School (center right), pictured here with Rotarians Pete Fedak and Jennifer Campbell-Dornan.
May 16 Lunch Meeting 2023-05-19 05:00:00Z 0

May 2 Lunch Meeting

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Our guest today was Travis Rintoul (pictured here with Dave Falk, fellow Rotarian and long time Canadian Foodgrains Bank volunteer) who came to tell us about Canadian Foodgrains Bank and Operation FOCUS (Feeding other countries; undo starvation) and their goal to reduce hunger and its consequences among hunger-affected individuals, households and communities in developing countries.
May 2 Lunch Meeting 2023-05-19 05:00:00Z 0
Apr 25 Lunch Meeting 2023-04-25 05:00:00Z 0

Apr 18 Lunch Meeting

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At today's regular lunch meeting we heard from Stacy Turner of the PCI Parent Council along with Lawrence McKenzie, Principal of PCI (not pictured) and Darin Arnold Vice Principal of PCI.
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Apr 4 Lunch Meeting 2023-04-04 05:00:00Z 0
Mar 28 Supper Meeting 2023-03-31 05:00:00Z 0
Mar 28 Supper Meeting 2023-03-31 05:00:00Z 0
Mar 21 Lunch Meeting 2023-03-25 05:00:00Z 0
Mar 21 Lunch Meeting 2023-03-25 05:00:00Z 0
Mar 14 Business Lunch Meeting 2023-03-17 05:00:00Z 0

March 7 Lunch Meeting

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Our guest today was Her Worship, Mayor Sharilyn Knox. She was able to provide us with an overview of her role in the 132 days since being elected.
March 7 Lunch Meeting 2023-03-07 06:00:00Z 0

February 28 Supper Meeting

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Club members had an evening meeting at Stride Place! We presented our last $5000 cheque of a $50,000 commitment we had made to PRRA and heard from General Manager Angie Shindle on how those funds were put to use.
February 28 Supper Meeting 2023-03-02 06:00:00Z 0
February 22 Friends of Rotary Lunch Meeting 2023-02-24 06:00:00Z 0

February 14 Lunch Meeting

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Members met for a general business meeting, hearing reports from various club executives covering recent events and happenings. Approval was also given by attending members to update the website name/address!
February 14 Lunch Meeting 2023-02-16 06:00:00Z 0

February 7 Lunch Meeting

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International youth exchange is back! We were pleased to meet Mia Outingdyke and Brielle Caners who will be representing Portage la Prairie on youth exchange for 2023-2024.
February 7 Lunch Meeting 2023-02-08 06:00:00Z 0

January 31 Supper Meeting

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Last night we had an evening of fellowship at Tornado’s Restaurant and Lounge. We had the pleasure of inducting our new member, Dave Roberts, into the Portage Rotary Club.
January 31 Supper Meeting 2023-02-01 06:00:00Z 0

Jan 24 Lunch Meeting

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Craig Dunn from Craig Dunn Motor City was today’s speaker at Rotary. He talked about the constant change in the auto industry and recent challenges and trends.
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Jan 17 Lunch Meeting

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Betty-Jean Checkley and Brent Froese from the Portage la Prairie Chapter of Habitat for Humanity joined Rotary today to share Habitat's accomplishments in our community.
Jan 17 Lunch Meeting 2023-01-18 06:00:00Z 0
2022 Jets Alumni Cheque Presentation 2023-01-16 06:00:00Z 0
Jan 10 Lunch Meeting 2023-01-10 06:00:00Z 0

Jan 3 Lunch Meeting

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The Portage Rotary Club met for their first meeting of 2023, briefly touching on various topics ahead of the club for the new year. 
Jan 3 Lunch Meeting 2023-01-04 06:00:00Z 0

Dec 6 Lunch Meeting

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Jen Kendall, Director of the Portage la Prairie Regional Library, visited the Rotary Club today and spoke about the exciting developments that have been happened at the library.
Dec 6 Lunch Meeting 2022-12-13 06:00:00Z 0

Nov 22 Lunch Meeting

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Melissa Draycott, Steve Hildebrand and Gord Zacharias from the Portage Parks Committee met with the Rotary Club to share exciting developments about the skateboard park planned at Simplot Central Park.
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Nov 15 Lunch Meeting

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Micheline Berard spoke with us today, talking about foot care and various practices, including reflexology, that go into treating your feet and the impact that your feet can have on the rest of your body.
Nov 15 Lunch Meeting 2022-11-15 06:00:00Z 0

Nov 1 Lunch Meeting

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Past Rotarian Derek McCutcheon, along with Sean Robertshaw, spoke to the club about their involvement with the 19th Army Cadet Program.
Nov 1 Lunch Meeting 2022-11-01 05:00:00Z 0

Nov 1 Lunch Meeting - New Member

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Nahid Rahman was formally inducted during today's lunch. Nahid joins us after being introduced to Rotary through fellow Rotarian and Past-President Gord Selinger. In the image, we have Gord providing Nahid with his new Rotary lapel pin while current President Jennifer Campbell looks on. ​​​​​
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Oct 25 Supper Meeting

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We heard from Kaitlyn Coates and Adrienne Matthews-McCulley, who spoke to us on behalf of the Koko Platz Community Club Redevelopment Committee. 
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Annual Rotary Parade of Lights returns to pre-COVID ways 2022-10-20 05:00:00Z 0

Oct 19 Lunch Meeting

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Our guest at our weekly meeting was Karen Faurschou, a founding member of The Holiday Avenue Project, a grassroots committee formed to help beautify our city.
Oct 19 Lunch Meeting 2022-10-19 05:00:00Z 0
Rotary $50k Skate Park Boost Rockets Roll-Out Closer to Reality 2022-10-14 05:00:00Z 0

October 5 Lunch Meeting

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Our October 5 lunch guest was Fred Wright, Governor of Rotary District 5550, spanning across three provinces from Saskatoon, Saskatchewan in the West, to Thompson, Manitoba in the North and to Sioux Lookout, Ontario in the East.
October 5 Lunch Meeting 2022-10-05 05:00:00Z 0

Another Vegetable Sale is in the Books!

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We had some challenges this year, but still managed to pull off a successful sale! We would like to sincerely thank the growers for their partnerships this year and every year; Connery’s Riverdale Farms, Jeffries Bros Vegetable Growers, SB Vegetable Growers Ltd. and New Rosedale Colony!
Another Vegetable Sale is in the Books! 2022-10-04 05:00:00Z 0
Portage Rotary Club celebrates third phase of Duck Pond project 2022-09-29 05:00:00Z 0

2022 Annual Vegetable Sale

Posted on Sep 28, 2022
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We're all set up and ready for our annual Vegetable Sale!! This year we are in the vacant lot across from Dairy Queen, on the corner of Saskatchewan Avenue and 2nd Street SW.
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