Reindeer Boogie

A Hoop and Holler Christmas card to brighten this Solstice season with a look at some of the Winter lights from around town over the past couple of years. Check out some of the old Island of lights...

ICE

From the Yosh Tashiro Archive at PCI. Some old Portage ICE. At the old Arena. Was this the one downtown across from the Portage Credit Union, or the Centennial? Looking at this shot, I suspect it was the...

Portage la Prairie At Night

The punchline would state that this town looks better in the dark.  And while surveying our fair city by the light of day one may argue it would appear some of it looks like it was put together in the dark...

Captain Canuck back in Portage

On October 30th, The creator of Captain Canuck, Richard Comely was back home here in Portage la Prairie.  He and Fadi Hakim, producer of Captain Canuck The Animated Web Series were on their way to C4 -...

You know… I think it’s spring.

I don't trust the weather this year.  We'll see if this lasts.  But for now, I think it's spring. A photo essay from around town of some  signs that we made it through. Click on any pic to...

Snow Clearing

With the arrival of winter this week, The Hoop and Holler thought it only appropriate to look back with Yosh Tashiro at some… well… SNOW. More snow clearing on Saskatchewan Avenue. Again, look at the...

Duck Walk VIDEO

This morning while walking over by the Portage library I met Rick Deleau of the Cinema Centre. He was taking a picture of something on the Boulevard.  Turns out it was this Mama Duck and her eight...

New Albion Hotel Fire Photos Discovered

With the overwhelming response to the Albion Hotel fire story, we went looking for more photos of that historic day. Here's more from the Albion Hotel fire. Firefighters hose down east wall. They look...

Trains Hit The Mall

There's nothing like a model train to bring out the kid in you. New, at the Portage la Prairie Mall this Christmas season is the Save the CP Station Store. With  N, O and HO scale models set up, you can...

Prisoner of War Camp @ Newton Manitoba

Did anyone know there was a World War Two Prisoner of War Camp at Newton, Manitoba? This video highlights a local collectors discovery  of an artifact revealing some of the history of this camp.  You never...