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Folks involved with the breakfast program pose for a photo during a delivery by McCain Friday afternoon. (left to right) resource teacher Darren Reichert, educational assistant Conrad Gabriel, outreach facilitator Michelle MacIvor, human resources manager at McCain Lindsay Kilcup, and Plant Manager Dean Melnic. (Aaron Wilgosh/The Graphic)

A student's most important meal

The breakfast program has spread to a fourth school in Portage la Prairie as students are now enjoying breakfast five days a week at Portage Collegiate Institute thanks to steady donations from McCain Foods Canada Ltd.

Running, rowing, and raising funds for ROK

The Central Plains RecPlex in Southport and Stride Place are partnering to raise funds for ROK-Central (Recreation Opportunities for Kids) on April 30 by having the community ride, row, or run their way from Portage la Prairie to Banff, Alta.

Portage’s Youth for Christ chapter, located on Tupper St. N, received a boost of $5,000 from local business Burbank Express recently to help with programs offered at the organization. (Aaron Wilgosh/The Graphic)

YFC Portage gets $5K boost

As a result of the federal governments Canada Summer Jobs attestation Portage la Prairie’s Youth for Christ missed out on funding opportunities. The Portage la Prairie based organization will have to rely on the public for support and thankfully, Burbank Express has stepped up with a $5,000 donation to keep the organization running strong.

Portage Collegiate student Brice Verwey (middle) won gold in the automotive division at the Skills Manitoba Competition held at Red River in Winnipeg recently. He'll get to represent PCI as a Grade 12 at the national event in Edmonton, Alta. (Supplied photo)

Verwey wins gold at Skills Manitoba Competition

Grade 12 Portage Collegiate Institute (PCI) student Brice Verwey won a gold medal at the Skills Manitoba Competition for his knowledge and ability in the Automotive Technology division was held at Red River College in Winnipeg yesterday.