The Portage District General Hospital Foundation is continuing to strive toward its goal of reaching the cost to construct a new heliport currently being built in Portage la Prairie. Executive director Erin Miller says they just received another donation.

Erin Miller (photo by Mike Blume)"This past week we received a donation toward our heliport at the Portage Hospital that's being built," says Miller. "We got it from the La Prairie Lioness Club. They donated it in memory of a long-term Lioness Mary Muir. She'd been a Lioness for 22 years. STARS is really important to her and her husband."

Miller says the Lioness group gave $500, and Mary's husband Tom added another $600.

She adds they're still accepting donations so critically ill patients in portage can be transported to Winnipeg rapidly.