It’s a Bird! It’s a Plane!
It’s Brandon’s own Comic and Pop Culture Convention!

Bran-Con Sees Great Inaugural Year

On October 19 and 20 the Western Manitoba Auditorium saw hundreds of pop culture fans, cosplayers and kids of all ages turn out to celebrate all their favorite fandoms. The girls who voiced young Anna and young Elsa in Frozen, Eva Bella and Livvy Stubenrauch, as well as Kat Cressida were signing autographs in the lobby, the 501st Legion Starwars Cosplayers had a full booth on the concourse, the Grand Salon was full of vendors, an Artist Alley was set up on the back half of the stage while cosplay panels, book releases and Dean Gunnarson performed his escape show on the front of the main stage. Local fans came out in cosplay ranging from an inflatable 7′ Pikachu to characters from other video games, book characters, and even a face masked,coffee mug toting, robe-wearing “Predator who just gave up caring”. The spectacle is going to go again next year, so get ready for Bran-Con 2020 – it will only get bigger, better, stronger, faster….
Click here to see the whole facebook  gallery from the event!

Brandon First Expands its Team

Brandon First is excited to announce the addition of two new team members this year. Sara Girard joined our team in October as a Regional Sales Coordinator. Her background in advertising and her knowledge of, and connections within Brandon will make her a very valuable asset to our team. Pam Reiss started in July and is currently working out of the Travel Manitoba office at the Forks. She too is a Regional Sales Coordinator, focusing on executives and decision makers in the city of Winnipeg to help bring events down the TransCanada to Brandon. Both women are excited to be promoting Brandon as the best place to host events, and are working to build our portfolio of event leads, meet with relevant decision makers, and help Bring Events to Brandon! Join us in welcoming Pam and Sara, our new Sales Team!

Brandon Awarded 2021 International Street and Ball Hockey World Ball Hockey Championship

The Keystone Centre will play host to the 2021 ISBHF World Ball Hockey Championship. This event will bring teams from across the globe to play in our arenas, and we are anticipating showing them the best tournament possible. With a plan for a Hockey Central fun zone, additional tie in events, and world class ball hockey action, this event is going to bring a level of excitement to the Keystone that it has rarely seen. Ticket sales and other details will be announced as they become available. For a full press release on the awarding of this event please click here.

Stakeholder Corner

Please join us in welcoming our newest member to the Brandon First Stakeholder Member family! 

LOOK Music has been in business since 1977. With more than 30 years of experience, taking pride to have established themselves as one of the premier music service companies in Brandon and surrounding area.
They offer many services including:

  • Professional Sound Systems: Small & Large,  indoor or outdoor events.
  • DJ services – Weddings, Socials, School dances, and Special occasions.
  • Wireless Mic’s: For meetings, speeches, singing and more.
  • Lighting Rentals – Lighting rentals for every occasion.
  • Karaoke Hosts & Technicians
  • Live Bands:  Sound & Lighting Systems – Live Band Agents
  • Pipe and Drape Rentals – Pipe and drape for corporate events
  • Audio Visual Rentals – Screens and projectors 
  • Trussing – A wide selection of trussing options for your event

Whatever the occasion they can help you bring the music and ambiance to your special event! Contact them at (204) 726-0794 or e-mail them at


We want to see YOUR BEST Brandon Event photos! Tag us on your social media or or using the hashtag #EventsBdnMB for your chance to be featured in our publications and on our social media!

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