Hope is Growing 2021 Photo Essay Program
Portage la Prairie
Many projects have been undertaken and completed in our city. We have a gardening club now. Projects completed include planting/maintaining Manitoba 150 bed; weekly contest for downtown businesses and non-profits with winners highlighted in the local newspaper. At the Cenotaph Site there has been enhancement of the site using a Community Grant, including plantings; also completed was a wider concrete path to and surrounding the memorial, memorial base repairs, addition of flower beds, and addition of vines and a Maple tree donated by the Lioness Club.
Refurbishment of Island Park Duck Pond:
- Waterfall; landscaping, perennials, many local businesses donated
- Large deck with pergola. Materials donated by local Rona.
- Maintenance by local business employees, summer students and Gardening Portage members
Sunset Palliative Care garden: doubled size, new hardscaping, landscaping, incorporated historical Lundy fountain
- High School students designed signs highlighting Crescent Lake biology
- Keeshkeemaquah reserve chosen as a Canadian Residential School Museum of Canada, it will be situated in the former Portage Indian residential school.
- The historic Wallace Mausoleum repaired
- Historical picture book received book award
- Plans are underway to identify, label trees in the Park Arboretum
- Local funeral home install trees in memory of those passed on
- New permanent disposal for hazardous materials such as paint and electronics
- City doing feasibility study for curbside composting
- New business for composting services
- New downtown sidewalks, benches and planters. Trees replaced.
- Downtown raised vegetable beds – supplies vegetables, herbs to those community members in need
- Many floral displays throughout our city
- City hanging baskets downtown