Almost 500 volunteers were at the Herman Prior Centre last night.
The Canada Senior Games held their Manitoba Hydro Rally for Volunteers.
Co-Chair Lynn Switzer says it is the first chance for volunteers to get ready for the games that will start August 28th.
Roger Bruneau was introduced as one of the mascots of the games.
He will be wearing a voyageur outfit.
Bruneau hopes he can talk to as many visitors as possible and make sure they are having a good time in portage.