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Friendship Centre getting set for summer

By Aaron Wilgosh, The Graphic

The Portage Friendship Centre helps a lot of kids out with camping and summer activities offered in the summer. The organization is hard at work raising funds for their programs offered. (Aaron Wilgosh/The Graphic)

The Portage Friendship Centre helps a lot of kids out with camping and summer activities offered in the summer. The organization is hard at work raising funds for their programs offered. (Aaron Wilgosh/The Graphic)

Once kids get out of school it’s important to have programs available to keep them busy and out of trouble and the Portage Friendship Centre is gearing up for a busy summer as the organization is currently raising funds to help give kids in Portage a great summer camping experience.

“Right now we’ve got a few things going on and a big event coming up,” says parent/child program coordinator, Jacqueline Lippens. “The earliest fundraiser is going to be the ‘Come and Get It’ barbecue we’re holding at the Co-op food store Friday through the day.”

The barbecue is set to run from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. outside of the Co-op Food Store in Portage la Prairie where barbecue and beverages will be sold to help raise funds for the PFC’s summer day camp. Funds are needed to help take the kids on camping trips, to help purchase equipment or materials the children need for the program, and anything else the Centre may need. PFC is also running their ‘Under the Stars 50/50’ to raise funds as well.

“This is to help fund our summer day camps annual camping adventure,” says Lippens. “We’ll be selling the tickets at the Co-op for 5$ and the draw is June 21 at our Aboriginal Day celebrations we’re holding at Island Park.”

The Friendship Centre will also be selling 50/50 tickets from Monday to Friday during their business hours. PFC is also getting ready for their Aboriginal Day festivities scheduled from 12-3 p.m. June 21, at Island Park.


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