The New Normal – Documentary on flood of 2011

In 2011 we were told the flood along the Assiniboine River and Lake Manitoba was a one in three hundred year event.  Portage la Prairie documentary film maker, William Plenty, captured the impacts and...

It’s 142 Years of EX-cellent

It definitely feels like summer. And with this perfect weather comes the arrival of the 142nd PortageX. Western Canada's longest running summer fair starts Friday, July 4 and runs until July 6 on the island...

CARP-ocalypse

This past weekend, The Hoop and Holler was at Delta Marsh and witnessed the Carp Apocalypse in full swing (swim). It turns out the invasive species has done quite significant damage to Delta Marsh. They rip...

Robins feeding young – Video

Here's this short video of a pair of Robins bringing lunch to a few of the newly hatched. The father Robin gets in between the babies and the camera for a little bit.  He didn't take direction very well....

Skate of Emergency

Portage’s Headstone Honeys played the role of grim reaper to Winnipeg’s Bombshell Brawlers, destroying them 184-89 in roller derby action. It was the Honeys’ second win in a row and showed a...

Downtown Portage Blues

We just re-discovered this short video made in 2011 when we started The Hoop and Holler as an experiment.  It's Aaron Fehr playing a little blues in various locations around downtown.  It was one of the...

Jambalaya Vocal Jazz Group Video Performance

Here is the latest video from the PCI Evening With The Arts.  This video features Jambalaya, the vocal jazz group. Click on the play button on the image above to see two of their songs including their...

All Aboard for Train Days!

Model Train Days rolled into the CP station Saturday, May 24 and the Hoop and Holler got onboard to capture the world of model railways. Practically every size of model train was on display, “We...