Daniel Boyse, Portage Legion service officer, presents a donation of $250 to Percy Zapata, president of the Chapter 19, Defenders Motorcycle Club, during their fourth annual Travis Halmrast Meorial Ride through Portage la Prairie on June 27, 2015. The riders are made up of current and former military members who ride to raise awareness and funds for veterans who need medical care. (Johnna Ruocco/THE GRAPHIC/POSTMEDIA NETWORK)

Memorial ride returns to Portage

The Chapter 19, Defenders Motorcycle Club, during their fourth annual Travis Halmrast Memorial Ride through Portage la Prairie on June 27, 2015.

RCMP Const. Francois-Xavier Raymond and Legion service officer Daniel boyse lay a Canadian flag at the tombstone of a soldier who died while in combat. The RCMP, the Portage la Prairie Legion, and the Royal Canadian Air Force came to Hillside Cemetery on June 30, 2015, to lay Canadian flags at the tombstones of former soldiers, RCAF officers, and RCMP officers prior to Canada Day. (Svjetlana Mlinarevic/The Graphic/Postmedia Network)

Honouring Canada's heroes

The RCMP, the Portage la Prairie Legion, and the Royal Canadian Air Force came to Hillside Cemetery on June 30, 2015.

La Verendrye School's Awards Day Grade 8 Gold Academic Achievement Award winners, from left: Tabitha Onigbinde, Shay Lyall, Jesse Lacroix, Kate Jordan, Haylee Fedorchuk, and Kailey Banfield. The awards were presented on June 26, 2015. (Johnna Ruocco/THE GRAPHIC/POSTMEDIA NETWORK)

LVS students recognized

La Verendrye School's Awards Day was held on June 26, 2015. The following Grade 8 students were recognized for their efforts:

Veronica, left, and Alison Loewen check out the fiction section of the Portage la Prairie Regional Library's summer book sale. (CLARISE KLASSEN/PORTAGE DAILY GRAPHIC/QMI AGENCY)

Annual book sale hits 37 years

For the past 37 years, the Portage la Prairie Regional Library has been holding its book sale with proceeds going to cover the library many literacy p

Tayler Wood shakes the hand of another volunteer during La Verendrye School’s volunteer appreciation day, June 25, 2015. (Svjetlana Mlinarevic/The Graphic/Postmedia Network)

LVS honours its volunteers

La Verendrye School honoured its volunteers on June 25 with music and cookies as students chatted and thanked the people who made their learning easie

Portage la Prairie Mayor Irvine Ferris dropped by The Graphic and Herald Leader office to celebrate the publications 120th anniversary. (Graphic Staff)

Graphic celebrates 120 years

The Graphic celebrated their 120th anniversary serving Portage la Prairie with a cake and coffee open house event on June 25, 2015.

   

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