Winnipeg Wants River Walk – Delta Preps For Flood

A recent article in the Winnipeg Free Press, Click Here To Read Free Press article, called on the premier of Manitoba to follow through on a promise to have the river walks in Winnipeg open.  To lower the...

What Lives In Crescent Lake? Part I: Leeches!

There is a growing movement in Portage to develop Crescent Lake into something much more than it is today.  As part of that conversation, HnH cameras caught up with former Portage la Prairian, Erica Smith, to...

Strange Portage Pay It Forward Campaign Unleashed

The HnH cameras hit the streets of Portage to see if we could create some added promotional support for this year's Potato Festival coming Saturday Aug. 9.  We started the incredibly successful "potato pay it...

From the Lake to the River

The third vignette in the A Days Walk series originally produced for MTS TV in 2010.  This short takes the viewer on a quiet story book journey from Lake Manitoba to the Assiniboine River. With an emphasis...

Refs Eye-View

This weekend saw the PCU Centre hosting the Roller Derby Manitoba Tobin Tussle tournament. Along with regular tournament play, exhibition games were scheduled between teams Manitoba, Ontario and Alberta, with...

Flooded Farmers’ Story

Mark & Yanara Peters, still smiling in the face of the flood of 2014 Mark and Yanara Peters are the third generation to take over the family farm that, unfortunately for them, is located next to the...

Once In Every 3 Or 300 Year Event

In 2011 the flood on the Assiniboine River and Lake Manitoba was referred to as a one in 300 year event.  Now, three years later, the Province of Manitoba is preparing for another similar...

The New Normal – Documentary on flood of 2011

In 2011 we were told the flood along the Assiniboine River and Lake Manitoba was a one in three hundred year event.  Portage la Prairie documentary film maker, William Plenty, captured the impacts and...

Hoop And Holler Asks: “Who Squeezed The Corndog?”

The Hoop and Holler cameras were on the Portage Ex like a fly on stink.  We asked the fine people of Portage the age-old question, "Do you wanna go faster?" and "who squeezed the corn dog?", along with other...

CARP-ocalypse

This past weekend, The Hoop and Holler was at Delta Marsh and witnessed the Carp Apocalypse in full swing (swim). It turns out the invasive species has done quite significant damage to Delta Marsh. They rip...

Robins feeding young – Video

Here's this short video of a pair of Robins bringing lunch to a few of the newly hatched. The father Robin gets in between the babies and the camera for a little bit.  He didn't take direction very well....

Skate of Emergency

Portage’s Headstone Honeys played the role of grim reaper to Winnipeg’s Bombshell Brawlers, destroying them 184-89 in roller derby action. It was the Honeys’ second win in a row and showed a...

Downtown Portage Blues

We just re-discovered this short video made in 2011 when we started The Hoop and Holler as an experiment.  It's Aaron Fehr playing a little blues in various locations around downtown.  It was one of the...

Long Plain Has Best Skate Park

If you're not part of the skate board community you may not realize that the best skate part around these parts is at Long Plain First Nation.  If you are thinking about heading out just turn south at the...

Jambalaya Vocal Jazz Group Video Performance

Here is the latest video from the PCI Evening With The Arts.  This video features Jambalaya, the vocal jazz group. Click on the play button on the image above to see two of their songs including their...

Video of PCI Brass Quintet and Drumline

The Hoop and Holler cameras were rolling and captured some amazing performances at the PCI Evening With The Arts. This video contains the opening Oh Canada by the Brass Quintet and then ends with a literal...

Portage Can Be A “Fair” City

Portage has a chance to become one of the first cities in Manitoba to be designated as a "fair trade" municipality. Kevin Hamm, Manager of the local MCC Thrift Shop, explains what Portage has left to do and...

Loose Unit Performs “Does your mother know?”

Click the play icon in the image above to watch a live recording from Loose Unit at the William Glesby Centre this past January. Loose Unit is a local trio featuring Trevor Handford, Shane Sobkowich and...

All Aboard for Train Days!

Model Train Days rolled into the CP station Saturday, May 24 and the Hoop and Holler got onboard to capture the world of model railways. Practically every size of model train was on display, “We...

UFO Lawn Mower

Yes, it levitates. Over the weekend Hoop and Holler cameras found a magical, levitating lawn mower. "Honest" Ed Harder of Portage had the hover craft/yard tool up for sale and we were lucky enough to...

Portage Diversion Still Flowing

A trip out to the diversion just south of Portage la Prairie revealed a surprising but not so surprising sight. The diversion is still being used.  The volume of water heading north to Lake Manitoba...

Farewell $2 Bill and Ciara Dawn

Ciara Dawn Latendresse and Bill ‘$2 Bill’ Miles As they rode the wind into our area so did they leave. But before they left, the Hoop and Holler cameras rolled on one of their busking performances in...

Just Burning Gas

Ross Metcalfe of Headingley loves antique motorcycles. When he's not busy being the superintendent of the Interlake School Division, he collects and restores antique motorcycles. Click on the triangle in...