A Committee of The Portage and District Arts Council

Portage la Prairie Mutual Insurance donated $1000 to the ArtsSmarts program, continuing its longstanding support for the Arts Council and its activities.

The John Rennie Memorial Fund continued its support of the ArtsSmarts program, John’s pet project, with a grant of $450.

The Community Foundation of Portage and District Inc. has made  grant of $1000 as part of its continued support of the ArtsSmarts program. Also, The RBC Foundation made a grant of $1000 to the Community Foundation of Portage and District Inc.  The Foundation chose the ArtsSmarts program as this  year’s recipient.

Our Donors

The following community-minded organizations and individuals have generously made gifts to the ArtsSmarts program. Anyone who is interested in becoming a part of this supportive this group may download the brochure above or contact The Portage and District Arts Council Inc. at pdac@mts.net or (204) 239-6029.

Richardson Milling Ltd. joined our family of supporters with a grant of $500.

Portage Agri-Sales has helped us grow with a donation of $250.

Portage la Prairie Lions Club also made a generous donation of $250.

Individual Donations

The following individuals have also made generous donations to help ArtsSmarts provide local youth and artists with opportunities to engage in the arts right here at home.

        Irvine Ferris

        Karen Giffin       

        Owen and Paula McKenzie


Portage Credit Union has made a commitment to provide ArtsSmarts with $2000 a year for the next five years. This will enable us to engage in long-term planning.