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The scenic shoreline is enhanced by a Dutch windmill, a totem pole, which was carved and painted by an Indian youth, and an aeroplane, poised as though for flight.

This aeroplane, a T33, was a 'special' aeroplane as far as the i1ilots who flew it were concerned. It was assigned to our air base ; t South Port at the beginning of the flying career of the Red Knight, ind flew many times in 'grand formation' over our city on Air "orce Days. Eventually, it was declared outdated, and was donated .o the city of Portage la Prairie. After it was stripped of all inside equipment, it was transported the four miles by helicopter and put to rest on a pedestal at the entrance to Island Park. It is now considered one of the landmarks in Portage la Prairie.

A building, dear to the

hearts of Boy Scou ts and their leaders, is the one, shown here, which is lo­ cated at Island Park. It is the Camp Bays Boy Scout Cabin.

camp Says Boy ScOUt Cabin

Previous to its erection, in 1967, the Scouts had called an old log house on Crescen t Road E. their clubhouse. The 1 a t t e r building has been torn down.

Portage la Prairie has reason to be proud of all the boys who got their scouting training here; many of them distinguishing them­ selves later, in various walks of life in the world.

From the Daily Graphic, March 29, 1968, we will quote the most recen t news:

"With the largest representation of any district in Manitoba and Northwest Ontario, Portage la Prairie's Queen Scouts were presented to Governor-General Roland Michener Thursday in Winnipeg. Twelve members of local troops were recognized by His Excellency in the Legislative Buildings and received their Queen Scout parchments".

Names of the boys who received the above honor are as follows:

Curtis Park, Danny Deloughery, Lorne Borland, Keith Brown, David Green, Jim Steeden, Craig Thomson, Ted Webster, Brian Tully, Keith Bogue, J. L. Collins, Scott McCulloch and R. L. Taylor.

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