We have moved into our stunning new office space! 

After more than ten years operating out of the corner office of the Riverbank Discovery Centre, Brandon First expanded our operations and we have officially moved into our new location on the Second Floor of the Dome Building. Formally titled “Display Building No. 2”, the Dome Building restoration project has been years of painstaking work in the making and could not have come to fruition without our community pulling together in the way only a city like Brandon can. We are so lucky to come to work in this beautiful #PrairieCastle every single day. 

If you want to come for a casual visit, a more formal meeting with Brandon First, or just a tour of this beautiful building, come down and see us. We are here Monday to Friday from 9:00 am – 4:30 pm. 

For those who haven’t already updated their records our new mailing address is as follows:
Brandon First
1200 – 13th Street
Display Building No. 2 – Second Floor 
Brandon, MB       R7A 4S8

Additionally, while our phone numbers and email addresses have stayed the same we do also have a new Toll Free number if you have contacts for events who are out of town and want to call us with no long distance: 1-888-710-8152

We look forward to welcoming you all to our new space! 

Thank you to our Silver Level Stakeholders for your continued support of Brandon First. We would not be the amazing organization we are without the support of this community. 

Brandon First Brings Home Marketing Award!
We are so proud to announce that our Collaborative Online Marketing Initiative won the 2017 Tribute to Tourism Award for Marketing Excellence.  This project was a year long venture to move our publications online, boost our social media engagement and participation, and better utilize our online marketing system to bring events to Brandon. 

In addition to the win for Brandon First, the Royal Canadian Legion National Youth Track and Field Championships took home 2017 Event of the Year and Festival Park at the Riverbank Discovery Centre was recognized for all the partnerships required for that project to be successful. Jackie Nichol, who sits on our board, accepted for the Legion Nationals as she also sits on this year’s local arrangements committee. Former Brandon First board member Lois MacDonald accepted Riverbank’s award for Festival Park, while staff member Jennifer received our marketing award. 

Award winners were announced at the Tribute to Tourism Gala  Wednesday, June 13th, 2018 at the Gladstone Community Centre. The evening featured a lovely Manitoba focused meal and wine, entertainment by the Pine Creek Players as well as the Awards Ceremony. We are so grateful for the win as well as to have been nominated in the company of so many incredible events, organizers and community minded people. It was a truly humbling experience and a fantastic evening for tourism in Westman. 

2018 Legion Nationals

The 2018 Royal Canadian Legion National Youth Track and Field Championships want YOU to be a part of the action! 
Jobs vary from fairly physical (raking jump pits, running results) to sit down jobs (wind guage, timer operation). Volunteering on the field of play puts you right in the middle of the track, you can’t pay for a better view of the event! 

What are you waiting for? Sign up at :

Stakeholder Corner

Stay tuned for an exciting announcement about our new and improved
Stakeholder  event! 

This year is going to be different and you definitely will not want to miss it!

Stakeholder Events and Involvement Opportunities

The Dan Halldorson Memorial Senior Men’s and Women’s Open is happening July 31st and is being supported by Clarion Hotel and Suites as the sponsor hotel and Barry Mymko (Silvertip Sport and Promotions) as Tournament Chair. 

The Royal Canadian Legion Branch #003 is having their second annual Show and Shine Event August 25th.

The Commonwealth Air Training Plan Museum is having their 2018 Air Display on August 9th.

If you are a stakeholder and are involved in a local event, and would like have it featured here, send your information to info@brandonfirst.com

If you’re interested in becoming a stakeholder you can get more information here.

Thank you to all of our stakeholders for your ongoing and incredible support. 
We could not do what we do best without your generosity.


VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITY : 2019 Tim Horton’s Brier

Join Curling Canada and be a part of this incredible week of curling! As a volunteer, you will be able to experience this world-class event from a unique, behind-the-scenes perspective where you will have the opportunity to be up close and personal with some of the best curlers in the world.

Upcoming Events – August 2018
*Royal Canadian Legion National Youth Track and Field Championships –
August 10-12 – Brandon’s Community Sportsplex*
*Canadian National Arabian and Half Arabian Horse Show – August 12-18 – Keystone Centre*

Remember: An AMAZING resource for a list of events in the area is the Brandon Tourism Community Events Calendar

You can add events you know about or are organizing as well as see what is going on that you may want to attend!


In Case You Missed It:
Brandon First Featured In International Business Publication

Brandon First was recently hailed as a prime example of a PPP or public-private-partnership in an article in the publication The Business Mirror in the Philippines. Octavio “Bobby” Peralta, the author of the article, is concurrently the secretary-general of the Association of Development Financing Institutions in Asia and the Pacific (ADFIAP) and the president of the Philippine Council of… Read more

The example of Brandon First is, indeed,  a tourism marketing PPP working at its best
1200 – 13th Street, 2nd Floor – Display Building No. 2  Brandon MB, R7A 4S8 | 204-729-2156 | info@brandonfirst.com
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