Farewell $2 Bill and Ciara Dawn

Ciara Dawn Latendresse and Bill ‘$2 Bill’ Miles As they rode the wind into our area so did they leave. But before they left, the Hoop and Holler cameras rolled on one of their busking performances in...

Hit Country Song Has Portage Roots

Recently released, "Shake It Like It's Saturday Night", by Doc Walker, is taking the country charts by storm and is packed full of Portage la Prairie references. Our hometown boys have cranked out a...

Dennis Wiens

This week The Hoop and Holler look at the Ripples Art Group features the work of Dennis Wiens. Along with 3D photography, Dennis was showing some of his outstanding nature photography. “I love being...

ARTISAN

This vignette takes a look a 4 artists, their processes and work. Micheline Berard, Rusty Rutherford, Helen White and Gabrielle Neuchwander. Episode 3 of the "A Days Walk" series. Originally produced by...

Ellie Petkau

This week we take a look at the work of Ellie Petkau from the Ripples Art Group. Ellie has been working with water colours and oil since about 1980. She originally teamed up with other notable local artists...

Video From Portage’s Blair Hordeski

Singer-songwriter Blair Hordeski has been making music since his hair-metal days as a student at LaVerdendrye School. The Hoop and Holler is excited to share his song and video “Sundays are for...

Liz Budgell – Stained Glass

This week our Ripples Art Group Show and Sale, feature photo essay is on stained glass creator Liz Budgell. Liz has been working in this medium for over 12 years incorporating a myriad of other materials into...

Peanuts…a Poem by Peter

Peter Neudorf should have been called Peter Reimer. This 81 year old Portage la Prairie poet has been writing inspirational rhymes for years and has assembled volumes of material. Peter would describe his...

Yosh 9 – Parades

In the spirit of the Winter Lights Parade this past friday, we take a look at a few snaps of Portage la Prairians parading in years past. PCI Parade during election season. Not sure what the story is...
Bagot Boys

Bagot Boy and Friends Rock a Christmas Classic

This is Alvin and the Chipmunks like you’ve never heard. Donovan Ostapowich from Bagot, Ryan Guth from MacGregor and Robert Hunter from Winnipeg have teamed up for some musical wizardry to deliver a new...