Events News

Brandon Wins Two Major Event Bids for 2023!

August 2023 will be a very busy time for Brandon as we host two major sport events the weekend of Aug 10-13.

The Softball Canada 2023 U15 National Girls’ Fastpitch Championships will take place at the Ashley Neufeld Softball Complex. More than 20 teams from across Canada will travel to Brandon to compete in this tournament to determine the U15 Girls’ national champions. Look for an announcement to purchase tickets closer to the event. To support the Light the Way campaign to install the required lighting at the ANSC for this event, ensuring our ability to host top quality provincial, regional and national level softball events for years to come, please reach out to event co-chair Bruce Luebke.

That same weekend the Healthy Living Centre at Brandon University will host the 2023 Western Canadian Powerlifting Championships. Powerlifting consists of individual or combination competitions of bench press, squats and deadlifts. Local powerlifter Amanda Moffit will be one of the meet directors for this incredible high-level competition scheduled to take place over three days at the HLC.  We are excited to see top tier lifters from the four western provinces compete and to welcome athletes back to our city.


The Royal Manitoba Winter Fair Returns to Brandon

For the first time in two long, pandemic-ridden years, the Provincial Exhibition of Manitoba was able to host it’s premier event, the Royal Manitoba Winter Fair. In the 113 year history of the fair only the two World Wars and the Covid-19 Pandemic forced the Provincial Ex to cancel. We were so excited to see it’s return, and to be able to attend the event ourselves. Take a look at our photo album below to see all the fun and excitement of our Tuesday spent at the Royal.

Upcoming Events

For a list of upcoming events check our page regularly here.
April 8 – 10, 2022
Brandon Home Show | Keystone Centre
April 9 – 10, 2022
The Wheat City Throw Down | Eagle’s Nest Bar and Grill at Wheat City Golf Course 
April 19 -21, 2022
Amalgamation of Manitoba Municipalities Conference | Keystone Centre
May 20 – 23, 2022
Midway Palooza | Keystone Centre
May 13 – 15, 2022
Midway Palooza | Keystone Centre
June 3 – 4, 2022
MHSAA High School Provincial Girls Fastpitch Championships | Ashley Neufeld Softball Complex
June 8 – 12, 2022
Manitoba Summer Fair | Keystone Centre
June 30 – July 2, 2022
Canada Day Baseball Tournament | Simplot Millennium Park
July 15 – 17, 2022
Baseball Manitoba 18U Provincials | Simplot Millennium Park 
July 18 – 23, 2022
World Percheron Congress | Keystone Centre
July 21 – 24, 2022
Softball Manitoba U13 AAA Girls Provincials | Ashley Neufeld Softball Complex
July 22 – 24, 2022 
Brandon Minor Baseball Prospects | Simplot Millennium Park
July 29 – 31, 2022
Manitoba Minor Baseball 15U AAA Tier 1 and Tier 2 Provincials | Simplot Millennium Park
Note: Please adhere to all public health ordinances and the event’s Covid safety guidelines while attending events in Brandon.

Stakeholder Corner

Welcome to our two newest Brandon First Stakeholders,  Stay Weird Studio and N2 Culinary!

Stay Weird Studio

Stay Weird Studio is run by Shelby Mymko, a brand, graphic and web design expert located right here in Brandon! With a sweet spot for small businesses and events, Stay Weird will help you be prepared for the weird moments life throws your way.


N2 Culinary

N2 Culinary is run by event consultant Nick Namespetra, and are here to help you with all your event needs. By working closely one on one with you, N2 Culinary finds all the best deals for the event you are looking for and sets your event up for success from start to finish.

From the Board and Staff of Brandon First we would like to sincerely thank each and every one of our valued Stakeholder Member Businesses for another year of support.

We could not continue to bring the best events to Brandon in the future if not for the generosity of our events community.

If your business is not yet a Brandon First stakeholder and you would like more information you can call our office at 204-729-2156 or click here for details on membership.
2022 Membership invoices were be sent out in January – if you have questions about your membership level or the benefits you receive please reach out to us at or call us at the office. Reminder statements for outstanding memberships will be mailed in April. 

Do you have an event in mind you’d like to see come to Brandon
in 2023, 2024 or 2025?
Let us know! or 204-729-2156

You can also submit an RFP or Event Proposal by clicking here.