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Postponement of the 2020 Portage Fair

With a history dating back almost to the origins of Canada as a nation, the Portage Industrial Exhibition Association has been celebrating the significance of our region’s agricultural heritage since 1872.  The Portage Fair has become an integral part of the summer for Portage la Prairie and District. As a result the July 2020 edition was scheduled to be the 148th consecutive year of fair activities in Portage la Prairie.

As the Covid-19 situation evolved, our organization has done its best to prepare for the worst while hoping for the best.  While we are pleased to see that the situation in Manitoba has improved to the point where a ‘Phased Approach to Restoring Services’ has been adopted by the Province of Manitoba – which we fully support – its release also brought with it the confirmation that it would neither be possible nor responsible to proceed with a gathering such as ours at this time.

For this reason, and for the safety and well-being of our community, attendees and sponsors, it is the decision of the directors of the Portage Industrial Exhibition Association to postpone the 2020 Portage Fair.

All of our facilities will also remain closed for the foreseeable future.  In addition, the Portage Ex Campground will remain closed until May 31, 2020.

We will endeavor to consider other activities on our grounds over the summer months, assuming all restrictions for public gatherings as set by the province can be met or exceeded.

Throughout the years, there has never been an interruption in the presentation of the annual agricultural fair, which stands today as Manitoba’s longest continuously running fair, something we can all take pride in.

Remember to mark your calendars for the 2021 Portage Fair from July 9th to 11th, 2021.

We look forward to seeing you next year!

Katlyn Richaud

President

Portage Industrial Exhibition Association

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UPDATE: April 1st, 2020 – COVID 19

Effective immediately, the Portage Industrial Exhibition office and all buildings will be CLOSED through to MAY 31st, 2020.

We will reassess the COVID 19 situation at that time to determine further action.

All bookings of our buildings, grounds and campsites to May 31st, 2020 have been rebooked to later dates.

If you or your organization have an event booked beyond May 31st, 2020 and would like to postpone your event to a later date, please contact Heather at the Portage Ex office at 204-857-3231 or email at info@portageex.com. We will do all we can to work with you in booking an alternative date for your event.

We want to Thank all our customers, vendors, members and public at large for their patience during these unprecedented times. We wish everyone Health & Safety.

Although the Portage Ex office will be closed, our General Manager will be monitoring on and off site for phone calls and emails.

We would like to share with you the following links to information regarding the outbreak that has been provided by to us by MAAS (Manitoba Association of Agricultural Societies), CAFÉ (Canadian Association of Fairs and Exhibitions) and The Portage Chamber of Commerce.

 

Health Canada https://www.canada.ca/en/public-health/services/diseases/2019-novel-coronavirus-infection.html  World Health Organization (WHO) https://www.who.int/news-room/q-a-detail/q-a-coronaviruses

https://www.who.int/emergencies/diseases/novel-coronavirus-2019/advice-for-public

Manitoba Health https://www.gov.mb.ca/health/coronavirus/

 

 

UPDATE: March 19th, 2020 –  COVID – 19

Effective immediately, the Portage Industrial Exhibition office and all buildings will be CLOSED through to April 30th, 2020.

We will reassess the COVID 19 situation at that time to determine further action.

All bookings of our buildings to April 30th, 2020 have been rebooked to later dates.

If you or your organization have an event booked beyond April 30th and would like to postpone your event to a later date, please contact Heather at the Portage Ex office at 204-857-3231 or email at info@portageex.com. We will do all we can to work with you in booking an alternative date for your event.

Although the Portage Ex office will be closed, our General Manager will be monitoring on and off site for phone calls and emails.

We would like to share with you the following links to information regarding the outbreak that has been provided by to us by MAAS (Manitoba Association of Agricultural Societies), CAFÉ (Canadian Association of Fairs and Exhibitions) and The Portage Chamber of Commerce.

 

Health Canada https://www.canada.ca/en/public-health/services/diseases/2019-novel-coronavirus-infection.html

World Health Organization (WHO) https://www.who.int/news-room/q-a-detail/q-a-coronaviruses

https://www.who.int/emergencies/diseases/novel-coronavirus-2019/advice-for-public

Manitoba Health https://www.gov.mb.ca/health/coronavirus/

 

 

COVID 19 – March 13th, 2020

Given the rapidly evolving circumstances surrounding the COVID-19 virus outbreak and the WHOs March 11 proclamation of the virus as a pandemic, The Portage Industrial Exhibition Association would like our members and the public to be aware that we are monitoring the situation closely.

Please watch for updates and changes to the following that may be required as information evolves.

Upcoming rentals of The MNP Exhibition building and the Boardroom in the Administration building are currently being honoured.

For upcoming events that are going ahead, we ask that you self monitor for any guests who have traveled within two weeks of your event or who have been exposed and request that they do not attend.

If you or your organization would like to postpone your event to a later date, please contact Heather at the Portage Ex office at 204-857-3231 or email at info@portageex.com. We will do all we can to work with you in booking an alternative date for your event.

Although the Portage Ex office may be closed, Heather will be monitoring for phone messages and emails throughout the weekend as the situation evolves.

We would like to share with you the following links to information regarding the outbreak that has been provided by to us by MAAS (Manitoba Association of Agricultural Societies), CAFÉ (Canadian Association of Fairs and Exhibitions) and The Portage Chamber of Commerce.

 

Health Canada https://www.canada.ca/en/public-health/services/diseases/2019-novel-coronavirus-infection.html

World Health Organization (WHO) https://www.who.int/news-room/q-a-detail/q-a-coronaviruses

https://www.who.int/emergencies/diseases/novel-coronavirus-2019/advice-for-public

Manitoba Health

https://www.gov.mb.ca/health/coronavirus/

 

The 148th annual PortageX has been postponed to July 9th to 11th, 2021

PortageX holds the distinction of being one of Western Canada’s Oldest continuously running fairs.

There is something for everyone at the fair – 4-H achievements, horse and cattle shows, family and children’s entertainment, a petting zoo, midway rides and games of chance, displays of various nature, as well as food prepared by local non profit organizations.

For your enjoyment “Select Shows” Midway  will be returning with rides for all ages.

We are proud of our exhibition grounds and facilities and wish to thank our many Volunteers, Corporate Sponsors and Donors for their continued support. Midway, Horse Ring, 4H Shows, Horticulture, Stage shows and so much more!


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148th Portage Ex has been postponed to Jul 9th to 11th, 2021

Fly into the Summer at the 148th Portage Ex!
Held on Portage’s Island, one of Manitoba’s Newest Star Attractions, the Portage Ex will be held July 3, 4 & 5th, 2020.
There is something for everyone at the fair with the Midway, Beef & Horse competitions, Entertainment for all ages, Home Living exhibits, Petting Zoo, Vendors, Annual 4-H Beef sale and so much more!

We invite you to experience the Sights, Sounds and Tastes of the 148th annual Portage Ex.  See you There!