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Brandon First Highlights:

Motel 6: The Budget Accommodation with a Contemporary Aesthetic

For more than fifty years Motel 6 has been “Leaving the Light on For You TM”. One of the most recognizable accommodation brands in the world, Motel 6’s story began when low-cost housing entrepreneurs William Becker and Paul Greene sought a way to break into the hotel market, particularly a way to compete with groups like the Hilton and Holiday Inn whose rates had been steadily increasing as more and more options and amenities were being offered. After examining the bare minimum of costs required to be covered to operate (land lease, building costs, cleaning/maintenance) the pair opened their first motel in Santa Barbara, with a room rate of only $6 …  Read More

Arabian Horses: A Fascinating History and an Incredible Event

When I was in the third grade I remember reading the novel “Black Stallion“. It painted a picture of the most beautiful horses in my mind, which wasn’t difficult as, like most little girls of that age, I already thought horses the most majestic creatures on Earth. The titular horse in that novel is an Arabian, and the first time I had a chance to see one of these magnificent creatures in person was at the 2016 Canadian National Arabian and Half-Arabian Horse show at Brandon’s Keystone Centre.  Arabian horses are special for a great many reasons.  Not only are they prized in modern times for their beauty, but these equines have played a crucial role in human history. The most famous…  Read More


Important Announcement
from Brandon First

After more than ten years operating out of the corner office of the Riverbank Discovery Centre, Brandon First
has moved into Display Building Number 2 (The Dome Building)

Our new mailing address is :
Brandon First
Second Floor – Display Building No. 2
1200-13th Street
Brandon, MB     R7A 4S8

  Read press release here

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