The Winnipeg Nightlife & Lifestyle Awards will have a taste of Portage la Prairie involved.

The award show has recognized William Garrioch, originally from Portage and known under the drag name 'Cheron Sharelike' as a nominee for the Best Local Performing Artist/Group.

Garrioch graduated from Portage Collegiate Institute in 2007 and performs weekly as a drag queen at Club 200 in Winnipeg.

The Portager says it is a fantastic feeling and an honour to be nominated for such an award.

"I'd like to say thank you to the community of Portage. They've always been very, very kind to me."

Those looking to support Garrioch have until March 8 to vote, with the results for the event presented at a gala on April 15 at the Metropolitan Entertainment Centre in Winnipeg.

"I'm just super honoured to be among those that have already been nominated, and I can't wait for the gala to see to see who wins."

The 6th annual Winnipeg Nightlife and Lifestyle awards are shining a light on the individuals and companies who impacted the city of Winnipeg in 2022.