Events News

Brandon Hosts Curling for Manitoba 55+ Games

More than 95 senior curlers made their way to the Brandon Curling Club on March 5, 6, and 7 to compete in the Manitoba 55+ Games. The Games, typically a summer event held in June, haven’t always offered Curling due to the difficulty finding ice, so Brandon’s host committee decided to split it off and host in March. As this was a qualifying year for the National 55+ Games in Quebec, the team thought it was important to offer the opportunity to compete to Manitoba’s curling community. Both traditional four person rinks competed, as well as 2-person stick curling, an adaptive version of the sport that allows those with more limited mobility to participate. The event was well received and enjoyed by attendees and organizers alike. Keep an eye out on social media for updates on the June games, taking place in Brandon from June 18-20, 2024 at various sport and community venues across the city.

For more photos of this and other events check out our Photo Albums!

Brandon First News

Brandon First at Sports Event Congress 2024!

Every year Brandon First attends Sport Tourism Canada’s Sports Events Congress and Sports Event Exchange, a three day conference dedicated to sport tourism. This conference moves around the country and as it was in Winnipeg this year, Brandon First partnered with Tourism Winnipeg and Travel Manitoba to sponsor the social evenings – a voucher for conference attendees to purchase concessions at the Jets game and a Social Evening at the Canadian Museum for Human Rights that included multiple food stations, a signature cocktail Brandon Berry Mojito, and dancing to a live band. As sponsors of the second day plenary luncheon, we got to show our specially created Brandon sports hosting video (those of you going to the State of the City Chamber luncheon are in for a treat!) and speak to the delegates about why Brandon is a great next host city for their Westerns or Nationals. We also partnered with the Keystone Centre to have a booth in vendor alley, which we combined with our partners at Tourism Winnipeg and Travel Manitoba to create a Team Manitoba Superbooth. The conference also features two days of the Sports Event Exchange, a “speed dating” session between organizations like Brandon First and National Sport Organizations (NSOs). Brandon First met with 15 NSOs for 8 minute speed sessions to discuss what events Brandon can host next. We were also able to attend panels on everything from Indigenous sport and inclusion to sustainable event practices. It was a wonderful week that we were proud to be such a big part of!

Stakeholder Corner
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.

Reminder that invoices were sent out in January for renewals and are due March 31. If you have any questions about your membership or the benefits you receive, please reach out to Jenn directly at or 204-441-5628

Upcoming events
April 3-6, 10-13, 24-27, 2024
AAA Hockey Challenge | Keystone Centre
April 8-11, 2024
Association of Manitoba Municipalities Spring Convention | Keystone Centre
April 12-14, 2024
Brandon Troyanda School of Ukrainian Dance Festival | Western Manitoba Centennial Auditorium
April 30 – May 1, 2024
Kinsmen District 2 Kin Convention – Victoria Inn Hotel and Convention Centre
May 1 – 4, 2024
AAA Hockey Challenge | Keystone Centre
June 5-9, 2024
Manitoba Summer Fair | Keystone Centre
June 18 – 20, 2024
Active Aging in Manitoba 55+ Games | Various Venues 

Do you have an event in mind you
would like to
see come to
Brandon in 2025 or 2026?

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