With warmer months on the way for Portage la Prairie, the local Rotary Club is ready to continue its work on projects that were on the back burner.

Media Relations Director Preston Meier says certain projects can only be completed when it's warm outside. He uses the duck pond rejuvenation project as an example, as they hope to finish the final phase of that project this summer.

"We know it's a club-inspired project, but of course, it's also a community project," explains Meier. "We really encourage anybody that wants to come out and help us. If they want to take a little bit of ownership of (the project), we would certainly love to have you out there."

Meier also talks about Mykola, the Rotary Exchange Student from Ukraine, saying he can't wait for him to experience the warmer months in Canada before he leaves in August. There are also two exchange students from Portage in Europe who will return in June.

"They represent, not only the Rotary Club, but Portage la Prairie and Canada in its own essence as well," states Meier. "Once they get back, they'll certainly come out to the club and be able to share their experiences."

Meier also wants to spread the word that they're looking for youth who are interested in joining the Rotary Youth Leadership Assembly. This six-day camp focuses on leadership and personal development. Spots are limited, so Meier says to contact them for more information.