Yearly Functions & Programs


An Evening of Excellence in Agriculture

Each year the Portage la Prairie & District Chamber of Commerce hosts Agriculture Appreciation Night.
In 2017, the Chamber partnered for the first time with the Portage Industrial Exhibition Association on this great event that also had a name change in 2019.
Bringing together members of the agricultural and business community in the area to celebrate the harvest.
The evening consists of a fabulous dinner, exciting entertainment, and the prestigious presentations for Outstanding Farm Family of the Year.
In 2019, there were 3 new awards introduced:
Agri Business of the Year
Outstanding Contribution to Agriculture
Youth “Advocate” of the Year

Congratulations to our 2019 winners:
2019 Outstanding Farm Family of the Year – Mayfair Farms
Agri Business of the Year – Delta Ag Services
Outstanding Contribution to Agriculture-Taralea Simpson
Youth Advocate of the Year – Rachelle Verwey

Made in Manitoba Expo –
In conjunction with Excellence in Agriculture, this new event was launched in 2017.
The Expo focuses on Manitoba Entrepreneurs who make items with Manitoba made products.
The Expo continues to grow with over 35 exhibitors in 2019 and attendance of 1000 people.


Business Awards Celebration 2019
Every year, the Chamber recognizes the achievements and successes of the Business Community at the Business Awards Celebration. We honour the businesses with the Business Awards.

We are now accepting nominations for the 2019 Business Awards.

Nominations are deadline is Friday, October 4th.
The awards will be handed out at the Business Awards Celebration on Thursday, November 14th, 2019.

Call or email the Chamber office for a nomination form.
204-857-7778 or


 Quarterly Luncheons

Volunteer Appreciation Luncheon
During Volunteer Appreciation Week in April, the Chamber honours and celebrates the people that make this a great place to live. The Chamber acknowledges individuals who inspire the spirit of volunteerism in others and who have conscientiously served and positively impacted the community, by handing out the Community Volunteer Awards.
Congratulations to 2019 winners:
Art/Cultural Person of the Year – Micheline Berard
Sports Person of the Year – Carol Stewart
Youth Volunteer of the Year – Tee Tee Appah
Citizen of the Year – Skating the Crescent Committee.


Next Quarterly Luncheon TBA. Stay tuned for details.



Golf Tournament

The Meet Your Fellow Business Person Golf Tournament is an exciting networking opportunity. It’s a chance to spend an afternoon with clients, potential clients, co-workers and friends. Local businesses are given an opportunity to participate in this event either by sponsoring a hole or simply by registering a team for the tournament.

Thank you to everyone that sponsored and participated in 2019!


Portage Potato Festival

This initiative started by the Chamber is now run entirely on its own by a volunteer committee.
This FREE event promotes Portage la Prairie and is held annually in August.

Thank you to everyone that came out and enjoyed the Festival in 2019!

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