Local talent at Juried Art

The Central Region Juried Art Exhibit comes to Portage the first week of August with a gallery event and opening on Aug. 7 at 7 p.m

Paul Galea (left) slaps out percussion from his cajón box-shaped drum with a hole in it to original melodic tunes performed by Chris the Accordion Guy (right), on one of his 120 bass piano accordions during Saturday’s Artful Garden Tour at Linda and Mitch Omichinski’s in rural Portage. Ted provides details about an upcoming Outdoor Summer Folk Fest Concert at the same location, on Wednesday night, Aug. 13 from 7-10 p.m.

Garden Tour melodies

The 2014 Artful Garden Tour fundraiser for Portage and District Arts Centre has come and gone with numerous pleasant memories.

<b>Okanagan Valley, British Columbia:</b> A cottage vacation in the Okanagan Valley is a real treat. There are several communities in the area, Kelowna being the largest, and wine touring, watersports and hiking to keep the family busy! (Fotolia)

Canada's top 10 cottage regions

Planning a summer escape to the cottage? There are so many beautiful cottage regions across the country, perfect for your family's summer vacation.