The Glesby Centre
The William Glesby Centre is your theatre and meeting place. The name is to commemorate a highly respected local business man who dedicated a lifetime to the support of a variety of local endeavors.
Mr.William [Bill] Glesby[1917-1996] came to Portage la Prairie in 1944 where he began work in the garment industry and later branched out to several other business ventures. Due to his many community contributions and his generosity to the Portage Community Centre Inc., the new and existing facility has been named after him.
This facility is operated by the Portage Community Centre Incorporated, which consists of a Board of Directors, an Executive Director and an Administrative Assistant to oversee the day to day undertakings of a facility this size. The goals of PCCI are:
To encourage Portage and District to work together to build a performing arts/multi-use facility that a variety of groups may use and be proud of including children, youth, teenagers, adults and seniors.
To ensure the facility will be self sustaining.
To make sound financial and operational decisions.