How Far is it to the PCU Centre?

Since before the construction of the PCU centre, there has been this notion that it favoured certain parts of town over others by it's proximity.  Not central enough and so on.  We thought we'd take a...

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...

Nicknames for $1

IN a world where names define us The Hoop & Holler went beyond our given names and dared to sell new identities on the streets of Portage la Prairie. We found willing victims to hand over a lone loonie...

The “G” is Silent

Dr. Peter Gnanapragasam is a fine vet. Educated at the the Royal Veterinary College in London, he has is Bachelor of Veterinary Science, a Post Graduate Diploma in Animal Health, is a Dr. of Veterinary...

Only Deals – The Movie

The Hoop & Holler cameras were out and about this week and made a stop at the Only Deals store in the Portage la Prairie Mall. As usual we had some fun and put together a spicy little video that tries...

Jake on the Cigar Box

Today, November 5, was "Take Your Kid to Work Day". Well, PCI Grade 9 student Jake Kostuchuk's parents, are both teachers (actually his Mom is a VP at Ecole Arthur Meighen).  Regardless, that's a boring...

All that Jazz

This past Friday night at the Ripples art show at the Glesby, saw Bob VandenBroek and Helen White deliver a wicked jazz set.  Something we don't often see in Portage la Prairie.  If jazz is your thing,...

Autumn/Harvest

Thanksgiving. On Thursday, January 31, 1957, the Parliament  proclaimed:  A Day of General Thanksgiving to Almighty God for the bountiful harvest with which Canada has been blessed – to be observed on...

Public Dancer At Portage la Prairie Mall

The Hoop and Holler cameras captured a strange and growing phenomenon in Portage retail advertising. The inflatable spastic dancing men seem to appear overnight designed to hypnotize and attract would be...

Election Stimulator Episode 1 – Development

With the civic election upon us, we thought it might be a good idea to stir the pot a little bit.  So, we're starting the ELECTION STIMULATOR series.  Designed to hopefully get people talking.  Now is the...