Portage la Prairie

What is Portage la Prairie known for?


classic+drawing

Goodrich World Junior Curling Championships were held at the Portage Curling Club in 1990. Canadian women skiped by Cathy Overton-Clapham, won bronze and the mens skipped by Dean Joanisse came fourth. The Portage Curling Club has twice played host to the Canadian Senior Curling Championships. It was also a longtime stop on the World Curling Tour hosting the Canad Inns Prairie Classic, drawing curling celebrities such as Jeff Stoughton, Vic Peters, Kerry Burtnyk


including food

milling, one of the largest oat mills in the world, is also located in the municipality (Rural municipality). McMillan Industrial Park, located on the eastern fringes of Portage, also plays a major role in the city's economy. Numerous industries including food science labs and food processing facilities, construction companies, and manufacturing sectors are located in this expanding industrial area, beneficial for the creation of jobs in the community. The city has developed into a regional


education community

, and Winkler (Winkler, Manitoba), and $173,811 to Northern Communities. Manitoba Lotteries Corporation - VLT Revenue The remainder of the net income is given to the Government of Manitoba that provide health care, education, community and social services and economic development for Manitobans. The origin of the route stems from its use as a part of an old Red River ox


conservative member

OF DEATH 1979 * Kennedy Francis Burns b. 1842 first elected in 1882 as Conservative (Conservative Party of Canada (historical)) member for Gloucester (Gloucester (electoral district)), New Brunswick. * William Herbert Burns b. 1878 first elected in 1930 as Conservative (Conservative Party of Canada (historical)) member for Portage la Prairie, Manitoba. * Charles Burpee b. 1817 first elected in 1867 as Liberal (Liberal Party of Canada) member for Sunbury


fiction quot

touring career, and won the 2006 ECHO songwriting award (Society of Composers, Authors and Music Publishers of Canada) for their song "A Speculative Fiction". group2 Cities (List of cities in Canada#Manitoba) list2 Brandon (Brandon, Manitoba) Thompson, Manitoba Thompson


running past

thumb Portage la Prairie (File:Portage La Prairie Manitoba Canada (8).JPG) One of Portage la Prairie's most popular attractions, the Community Walkway, which parallels Crescent Lake, is a , multi-use trail used for walking, bicycling, skateboarding and rollerblading, running past many grand heritage homes and the tranquil, picturesque sites along the lake. Other attractions include the world's largest Coca-Cola can. It was constructed from an old water tower


basketball football

Portage Pitbulls. Basketball is also played in Winnipeg in both the Rising Stars League and various community clubs. Also there is a healthy competition between the four junior high schools in sports such as basketball, volleyball and curling. The local high school, Portage Collegiate Institute, fields boys' and girls' teams in the Manitoba High School Athletic Association (MHSAA) in sports such as curling, hockey, basketball, football, volleyball, soccer, track and field, cross country running


food science

milling, one of the largest oat mills in the world, is also located in the municipality (Rural municipality). McMillan Industrial Park, located on the eastern fringes of Portage, also plays a major role in the city's economy. Numerous industries including food science labs and food processing facilities, construction companies, and manufacturing sectors are located in this expanding industrial area, beneficial for the creation of jobs in the community. The city has developed into a regional


growing food

in the 1850s, giving birth to the future agriculturally based economy of the village; Archdeacon Cochrane encouraged people to start growing crops and gardens on their properties to fulfill the needs of the growing food demand. A local government was formed in 1857, and by the 1860s, there were sixty homes situated in the community. The 1870s was a decade of rapid growth, as many more settlers moved to Portage, establishing farms and opening new businesses. By this time, the village had


highly popular

Crescent Lake (however, an extensive marsh located at the south ends of the lake connects the two halves of Crescent Lake, as a creek runs from one end to the other, but since two land bridges cross the oxbow, the island is no longer an official "island"). Every winter, the "island" has a festival of lights consisting of Christmas lights decorating a driving path around the perimeter. In addition, a highly popular winter lights parade is held. The island has an 18 hole golf

Portage la Prairie

'''Portage la Prairie''' west of Winnipeg, along the Trans-Canada Highway (located exactly between the provincial boundaries of Saskatchewan and Ontario), and sits on the Assiniboine River, which flooded the town persistently until a diversion channel north to Lake Manitoba (the Portage Diversion) was built to divert the flood waters. The city is surrounded by the Rural Municipality of Portage la Prairie.

According to Environment Canada, Portage la Prairie has the most sunny days during the warm months in Canada.

It is the administrative headquarters of the Dakota Tipi First Nations reserve (Indian reserve).

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