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Doc Walker to headline at Portage Ex 0

By Angela Brown, Portage Daily Graphic

File photo by QMI Agency .....  Chris Thorsteinson of Doc Walker performs. The band Doc Walker will be headlining at the 2012 Portage Industrial Exhibition.

File photo by QMI Agency ..... Chris Thorsteinson of Doc Walker performs. The band Doc Walker will be headlining at the 2012 Portage Industrial Exhibition.

Portage Industrial Exhibition Association, which is in its 140th year, has big news in store for those looking forward to taking in this summer's line of entertainment.

Organizers are announcing Portage band Doc Walker will be returning to the fair as a headliner performer on Sat., July 7.

"It's great," said Ray Askin, who is head of the PIEA entertainment committee. "They actually approached us and wanted to come back to Portage because they hadn't been here for a couple of years. They have a new CD out. So we are happy to have them."

The band will be playing inside the PCU Centre for the event. Tickets can be purchased at the PCU Centre box office starting Monday. Prices for tickets are $30 to $35. Ticket prices include fair admission.

"I'm sure they will be playing their old favourites and some of their new stuff as well," he said.

There will also be an opening act for the Doc Walker show also -- Kevin Johnson from Langruth.

The midway will also see some entertainment during the Portage Ex.

There will be a young a cappella group from Calgary called Hoja will be performing during the exhibition.

"On Saturday and Sunday they will be on the midway stage," said Askin.

The Portage Ex, which runs Sat., July 7 to Mon., July 9, will also have its usual fun activities such as the petting zoo and the horse show, and of course the excitement of the midway. There will also be an opportunity to take in all the 4-H activities as well as the 4-H Grand Champion steer sale, always a highlight of the fair.

abrown@cpheraldleader.com


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