Let’s Go Bowling!

The building that the Portage and District Arts Centre sits, was once Portage la Prairie's  "...most modern building", housing the epic Delta Lanes 10-Pin Bowling Alley. Here's a look from the Yosh Tashiro...

Movie Night

  Take a look back the old Playhouse Theatre on Saskatchewan Avenue.  Right where the RBC is. We thought we'd go ROGUE (1) on everybody so we could play the BAD SANTA on our site to give you some...

The Epic Metropolitan Fire

Sunday, July 26, 1976 saw the end of the Metropolitan Store (The Met).  The Met was a a hub of activity in the downtown. A five and dime type dollar store and lunch counter is what I remember. There's...

Oakville Archive – Winter Tourism

With the arrival of winter here are the top 9 reasons to visit Oakville in the snow.  Photos are courtesy of the Caddy Halliday Archive. These photos were generously donated to the PCI Archive by Silver...

Swap Beer Bottles for Gas… ?

Here is the latest image that James Kostuchuk dug out of the Yosh Tashiro archive at PCI.  It's... well... an odd promotion.  Perhaps not well thought through.   1980 "The more beer you...

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...

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...