Canada's big 157th is right around the corner, and there are many celebrations taking place around the Portage la Prairie area. 

The City of Portage is hosting their annual celebration at Stride Place on Island Park, with a pancake breakfast courtesy of the Rotary Club. The breakfast is $5 a plate. The day will also feature performances from local artists, and a fundraising BBQ in support of the Portage Bear Clan, with the usual fireworks display at dusk. 

Elm Creek is similarly kicking their celebration off with a free pancake breakfast, followed by a town wide parade, and a series of other activities for all ages.

Holland's festivities include free mini-golf, a car show, and a wide variety of live performances. 

There are plenty of events in the area to choose from, but it is important to keep in mind some Portage stores holiday hours. 

Canadian Tire: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. 

Pankos Food Centre: noon until 6 p.m. 

Sobeys: 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. 

Homestead Co-op Portage food store: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Portage Gas Bars: 7 a.m. to 10 p.m.   

JS Furniture and more: Closed 

Dufresne Furniture: Closed 

What's the Scoop: 1 p.m. to 9 p.m. 

Rona: Closed 

Mil-Jeanne Flowers and Axcenz: Closed 

Dino's Appliance and Mattress Centre: Closed 

McMunn and Yates Building Supplies: Closed 

Below are some posters with more information on each event. 

Holland's Event can be found here.