Lancer-Portreeve Centennial Celebrations set for Oct. 11-13

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Plans are in the final stages of preparation for the big Lancer-Portreeve Centennial Celebration, October 11 to 13 in Lancer. The centennial celebration is being hosted in conjunction with Lancer's 43rd annual Chokecherry Festival.

In June of 2012 we put out a call for volunteers and a group of 14 people representing Portreeve and Lancer stepped up to the plate and the work began. Committees were set up and everyone worked diligently at the task they set out to do.

Plans have been finalized and posters with details of times and events have been distributed in a number of communities. Centennial details are also available online or from the Village of Lancer.

The celebration stars on Oct. 11 with a free kick-off lunch, a Talent Show at 7 p.m., featuring past performers, along with a fireworks display at 9 p.m. Oct. 12 is filled with activities for every age and the centennial concludes on Oct. 13 with an Inter-faith service and pot-luck dinner.

Our communities have joined together to make this a great celebration.

Those interested in attending are reminded to register online ( or phone 306-689-2925.

Lancer-Portreeve Centennial Celebration schedule:


Noon - Kick-off BBQ (Lancer Hall).

7 p.m. to 9 p.m. - Variety Night, Songs of the Century (Lancer Hall).

9 p.m. - Fireworks (Lancer Ball diamond).

9:30 p.m. - Dusty Mule Band (Lancer Hotel).

9:30 p.m. - Hamburgers and Hot Dogs (Lancer Hotel).


8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. - Registration (Lancer Hall).

8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. - Souvenirs, Jams, Jelly, Syrup (Lancer Hall).

8:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. - Pancake Breakfast (Lancer Hall).

10 a.m. to 4 p.m. - Blacksmithing Demonstration

10 a.m. to 4 p.m. - Rope Making Demonstration

10 a.m. to 4 p.m. - Portreeve Heritage Display

10 a.m. to 4 p.m. - Lancer Heritage Display

10 a.m. to 3 p.m. - Wagon Rides

10 a.m. to 11 a.m. / 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. - Photo Booth

11 a.m. - Opening Ceremonies (Lancer Hall).

11:15 a.m. to 1:15 p.m. - Redneck Games (Hussar Avenue).

1:30 p.m. - Parade (Main Street).

2 p.m. to 4 p.m. - Food Fair: beef on a bun, pies, soup - (Lancer Hall).

2:30 p.m. to 4 p.m. - Bouncy Castle (by United Church).

2:30 p.m. to 4 p.m. - Kids Activities (under the big tent by United Church).

2:30 p.m. - Horseshoe Tournament.

2:30 p.m. - Tractor Pull.

5 p.m. to 7 p.m. - Steak Supper (Lancer Hotel).

9 p.m. - Dance (Lancer Hall). The Hudec Brothers.


11 a.m. - Interfaith Church Service (Catholic Church).

11 a.m. - Trap Shoot (Hartman Farm, registration 10 a.m.).

Noon - Potluck Dinner (Lancer Hall).

Geographic location: Lancer, Portreeve

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