Have you felt luckier since strolling down Saskatchewan Avenue in Portage la Prairie? If so, you have the Holiday Avenue Project to thank.
The group has removed the hearts for Valentine's Day and have replaced them with shamrocks for St. Patrick's Day. It's the last festive project for the group for the season.
Co-Chair Karen Faurschou says they have a lot more planned for the summer.
"We've just met with Portage Community Revitalization Corporation (PCRC) and, from there, we're meeting with Communities in Bloom and we're really excited to be partnering with them," says Faurschou. "We're going to be putting on, I believe, five, for sure. There are two gardening workshops in March and they're free."
Faurschou hopes these workshops will be successful so they can put more on. She hopes they will lead to more projects throughout the year.
"The first one is going to be container gardening and the second one is going to be a composting workshop," says Faurschou. "We are going to be there taking part, learning, just like everyone else, and hopefully, recruiting some volunteers because we really need help with the different things that we're doing on the Avenue."
Faurschou is also very excited at the prospect of the garden tours returning this summer. She notes the plan is to bring them back in July.