Category: Local news
Written by Rae Hathaway
On Sunday afternoon, the Tupper Street Portfolio Resource Center in Portage la Prairie organized a coffee house and fundraiser for the sale of artwork at their downtown facility, which attracted an enthusiastic and committed crowd.
Anne Johnston-Peters, a board member, says fundraising is something they have to do.
"We would like to be able to expand the programming," he says, "to be able to offer more to our community in terms of the kind of programs we can offer to young families. So we decided to do a little bit of fundraising – – We had requests to expand programs, and that's what we're doing. "
The executive director of the Rhoda Wolfe Center is more than satisfied.
"This makes my heart so happy," he says, "I feel that we are so accepted in this community, and that people really care about us and care about what we are doing. Everyone talks and has fun and this really shows that we are part of this community ".
She and Johnston-Peters add that they plan to do more fundraising events in the future. Local artists donated their work for sale, while Cafe on Prince provided food and barrista service.