Events News

Brandon’s Upcoming National Tournament Hosting Highlighted by Softball Canada!

This summer the Ashley Neufeld Softball Complex will see teams from across the country compete in the Softball Canada U15 Girls’ National Fastpitch Championships.

As the first host city on Softball Canada’s event season, Brandon was featured in an article on the national sport organization’s website.

Brandon First is excited to welcome these athletes and their families to our city this August 9 -13. Check out the full article on the Softball Canada site here: Brandon Welcomes 2023 U15 Girl’s Canadian Fast Pitch Championships

Join our Volunteer Opportunities List

Volunteering at events can be the most rewarding, interesting and fun experience you’ve ever had. You get a behind-the-scenes view of how events happen, and you get to be a part of something bigger than just yourself. It’s a great way to get involved in your community, meet new people and make lifelong friends.

Volunteers truly are the heartbeat of the events industry. Without the dedicated people who volunteer for events, they simply would not be able to happen. From planning committees to on-site event execution, there is a volunteer role for everyone! Sign up today to be notified first when events we are working with have exciting event opportunities for you. You can even specify what types of events you’re interested in helping out with! Visit our “Become a Volunteer” page to register! 

Royal Manitoba Winter Fair Returns With Smiles and Success

The Provincial Exhibition of Manitoba successfully brought us back to the Winter Fair this week with their flagship event, the Royal Manitoba Winter Fair. Some of the Brandon First staff were able to attend on Thursday and took in all the experiences the event had to offer. Take a look at our photo gallery of the event below! 

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2022 Sports Event Congress in Edmonton

Brandon First to attend Sport Tourism Canada’s Sports Event Congress

Every year our sales team is excited to attend the largest gathering of National Sports Organizations and events rights holders in the country, the Sports Event Congress put on by Sport Tourism Canada. A significant portion of our large sport event leads come from attending this event, and we can’t wait to meet with our ten “speed dates” at the congress this June in Richmond, BC.

If you are involved with a sport and would like to help host your sport’s championship in Brandon, let Sara or Pam know and we can work with you to include it in our overall Sport Event Recruitment Strategy!

Events Pack Big Economic Impact: Help Us Find Out How Much!

The event tourism industry generates millions in economic activity every year, from venues and restaurants, to retail stores and attractions. Brandon First has recently subscribed to a new Economic Impact Calculator through our membership in Destinations International, which was custom populated for our community and our events specifically. With this calculator, and just a few key statistics from your event, we can quickly and effectively generate the estimated economic impact of the meetings, conventions, sports, agriculture and other events happening in our city. This shows, in real-time, the return on investment our city, region and province gets from hosting such events. 

For your free event Economic Impact report, or for more details on the information this calculator can provide, reach out to our Executive Director, Jenn Watson; she’d be happy to help you determine the impact of your event!

Upcoming Events
For a list of upcoming events check our page regularly here.

March 31 – April 2, 2023
Cats Club (Girls) Volleyball Tournament | Healthy Living Centre at Brandon University

April 7 – 9, 2023
Brandon Volleyball Club (Boys) | Healthy Living Centre at Brandon University

April 22 – 23, 2023
Volleyball MB Provincials (Boys) | Healthy Living Centre at Brandon University

April 22 – 23, 2023
Volleyball MB Provincials (Girls) | Healthy Living Centre at Brandon University

May 5 – 7, 2023
Brandon Troyanda School of Ukrainian Dance Festival | Western Manitoba Centennial Auditorium

Note: Please adhere to all public health ordinances and the event’s Covid safety guidelines while attending events in Brandon.

Stakeholder Corner

Our 2023 Event Services Directory and Event Hosting Guides will be printed and going out soon. These two promotional documents are our best way of getting your information in front of event organizers first. You don’t want to miss your chance to be featured, reach out to Jenn for more info today!

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.

Thank you to all of our funders and stakeholders. We could not continue to bring the best events to Brandon in the future if not for the generosity of our events and business community today.

Member invoices were sent out at the beginning of the year and due by March 31st. Reminder notices will be sent to outstanding members in April. If you have any questions about your membership or the benefits you receive, please reach out to Jenn directly at or 204-441-5628

Do you have an event in mind you
would like to
see come to
Brandon in 2024 or 2025?

Let us know! or 204-729-2156

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