After more than ten years operating out of the corner office of the Riverbank Discovery Centre, Brandon First will be expanding its footprint with a move to the newly renovated Dome Building as of June 1st, 2018.Brandon First has been steadily outgrowing its current space as the organization continues to expand its operations.“With the growing number of event room nights our office processes, and in particular the increased need for meetings with the event planning community, we knew we were going to need more space,” advises Graham Harvey, Executive Director of Brandon First. “When this opportunity came up, the organizational needs, strategic benefits, location, and historic significance just made it make sense.”
Looking ahead, Brandon First and Brandon Tourism will continue to enjoy the benefits of their long and positive relationship, particularly as Brandon’s new tourism place brand is launched in the coming months. Event recruiting initiatives involving both organizations will continue as Brandon First promotes the community as the best place to hold an event and Brandon Tourism welcomes guests to those events and shares all the great experiences Brandon has to offer.
To read the entire press release on the move please click here
Motel 6 Joins Brandon First Stakeholders!
Please join us in welcoming our newest Gold Level stakeholder: Motel 6
Brandon First looks forward to this new relationship with another quality hospitality provider in our community.
EVENT OF THE YEAR (budget over 5K)
2017 Royal Canadian Legion National Youth Track and Field Championships
Jackie Nichol – board member and former Executive Director of Brandon First
Brandon First’s Collaborative Online Marketing Initiative
Food Truck Warz
Brandon Cruise Nights
Westman Multicultural Festival
Grim Acres Scare Away Cancer
Festival Park Project
Barb and Ray Sitter
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 sales type jobs (merchandise, canteen) to offsite assistance at the Athlete`s Village (Brandon University).
VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITY : 2019 Tim Horton’s Brier
Upcoming Events – June 2018
*Prairie Con XXXIX – June 15 – 17 – Assiniboine Community College *
*Brandon First Annual General Meeting – June 21, 2018 – 12:00 noon
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!
Brandon First’s Annual General Meeting will be held at
12:00 pm, June 21st, 2018 at Brandon University
All stakeholders are invited to attend.
Please email us to confirm your attendance by Friday June 8th at
firstname.lastname@example.org or call us at 204-717-9500
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.
In Case You Missed It:
Brandon First Sponsored the Chamber of Commerce State of the City Luncheon
Every year Brandon First has had the honor of sponsoring the Chamber Luncheon at which the Mayor delivers his annual State of the City address. Our Executive Director, Graham Harvey, spoke prior to the meal and highlighted the ways in which event tourism is a money making machine, especially for our community. If you would like to watch the full live stream of Graham’s presentation you can see it on our Facebook page here.
In addition to the twonies each attendee recieved to symbolize turning one dollar of investment into event tourism into two, we gave away a great door prize featuring two weekend ticket packages to each of the 2018 Legion Nationals track event, the 2018 Brandon Comic Con and the 2019 Tim Horton’s Brier. Garth from the Shoppers Mall was our lucky winner and it looks like he is excited to experience some of the events Brandon First has been able to bring to our city. Congratulations Garth, and enjoy!