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The oldest inhabited area of Manitoba is the Turtle Mountain and it has lakes named Adam, Max, James and Oskar.

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October 1, 2016

Carnival of Crafts (Pierson)

This annual event takes brings crafters and artisans from far and wide to display and sell their works.  About 80 crafters are on hand at what has been called one of the best craft shows outside the City of Winnipeg. For more information, contact Betty Mayes at (204) 634-2482

Venue:
Edward Sports Centre


October 1, 2016

Wheat City Nuit Blanche (Brandon)

Returning for another Culture Days celebration, on October 1st from 2PM until 1AM, Wheat City Nuit Blanche will transform the studios, hallways, stairwells, and hidden corners of the Art Gallery of Southwestern Manitoba into an all-ages multidisciplinary art 'happening'. In addition to the evening events at the AGSM, businesses and spaces around downtown Brandon will be hosting performances and installations throughout the day. In the White Night tradition, made popular in cities around the world since 1984, venues will be filled with live music, performance, visual art, installation, DJs, interactive kiosks, and a family-friendly dance party. Co-curated by Leanne Zacharias (Brandon University School of Music) and Natalia Lebedinskaia (Art Gallery of Southwestern Manitoba), this year’s event takes inspiration from its collaborative beginnings and will focus on duos and duets, as well as other forms of collaboration.

 
Now in its second year, Wheat City Nuit Blanche will increase its daytime programming to incorporate businesses and venues around downtown Brandon, including Fraser Sneath Coffee, Brandon General Museum and Archives, and a number of other locations along Rosser Avenue. Some of this year’s highlights will include: installation artist Barb Flemington creating a new piece at the General Museum and incorporating the B.J. Hales Collection; Janet Shaw-Russell and Lisa Lysack collaborating on new work about family and nesting that will take over a storage room at the Art Gallery; and painter Gabe Iwanski working alongside hairstylist Rose to transform her space into a hybrid gallery and salon. Nuit Blanche is a unique opportunity to see and experience musical performance outside of the usual context of a concert. Numerous musicians and music students will congregate at the AGSM and local businesses to perform existing and new works in ways that engage the audience in unexpected ways. One featured duet is between trombonist Aaron Wilson (Brandon University School of Music) and his baying hound dog, Sally.
 
Wheat City Nuit Blanche will transform the Art Gallery and downtown spaces to showcase the city’s vibrant artistic community, and give audiences a chance to celebrate art, interact with artists, and embrace creative experimentation and collaboration in both familiar and unfamiliar settings. More information about specific venues and participating artists will be revealed in the weeks to come, including a complete map of locations for the project. More information may be found on the AGSM website, www.agsm.ca. The Art Gallery of Southwestern Manitoba is located at 710 Rosser Avenue. It can be accessed either from the Town Centre parkade, or from the first floor of the Town Centre Mall through the elevators near the library. Parking in the Town Centre is free for AGSM visitors.

Venue:
Art Gallery of Southwestern Manitoba (AGSM)


October 2, 2016

Camp Hughes Heritage Day (Carberry)

October 5, 2016

75th Anniversary of the Women's Division of the RCAF: A Tribute (Brandon)

Her Honour, The Honourable Janice C.  Filmon, C.M., O.M., Lieutenant Governor of Manitoba will be 
laying a wreath at the “They Grew’ Not Old” Memorial Monument at the Commonwealth Air Training 
Plan Museum in Brandon MB.

2016 is the 75th anniversary of the formation of the Women’s Division of the RCAF. The RCAF was the
first of the armed services to invite women into their ranks and not just as an auxiliary but as a 
division of their own. The Museum will be paying tribute to the 31 RCAF Women’s Division Personnel 
who died during the Second World War and are listed on the Monument.


Brigadier General Kenny of RCAF 1 Canadian Air Division and RCAF 17 Wing C/O Col. Cook will also
be in attendance. 2016 is also the 75th anniversary of the official opening of Service Flying Training 
School #12 where the Museum is now housed and this is the year the RCAF has chosen to 
commemorate the Commonwealth Air Training Plan.  Winston Churchill declared the plan to be        
"Canada’s greatest contribution to the Allied Victory”.

Coffee will be served after the service.
The public is encouraged to attend.

WWII veterans are asked to contact the Museum at 204-727-2444 about seating.

For more information, please contact:
Judith Grierson at
jkgmyvw@gmail.com or 204-724-0802
or
Stephen Hayter at
airmuseum@inetlink.ca
or 204-727-2444

Time Info:

2pm



October 15, 2016

Killarney United Church Fall Supper (Killarney)


October 15-16, 2016

27th Annual Brandon's Big One Arts & Crafts Sale (Brandon)

With over 200 booths of quality handmade arts and crafts and vendors from  Manitoba and Saskatchewan, there is something for everyone! Admission is $4.00 and  children under 12 get in FREE! Part of the proceeds are donated to the  Canadian Cancer Society. 

Venue:
Keystone Centre


October 15, 2016

Terri Clark:Back To My Roots Solo Acoustic Tour (Brandon)

Hailing from Medicine Hat, Alberta, Terri Clark got her start playing for tips at  Tootsie's Orchid Lounge, a legendary honky-tonk bar across the alley from Nashville's historic  Ryman Auditorium. Terri emerged as a distinctive voice on the country music landscape  - driving, passionate, and spirited - every bit her own woman.   Tickets are $55.00 and available at the Western Manitoba Centennial Auditorium Box Office or by calling 204-728-9510.  

Venue:
Western Manitoba Centennial Auditorium (WMCA)


October 22, 2016

Glenboro Craft/Trade Show (Glenboro)


October 23, 2016

Cartwright United Church Smorg (Cartwright & Mather)


October 26-28, 2016

Westman Wine Festival (Brandon)

Presented by the Rotary Club of Brandon in support of the Elspeth Reid Family Centre. 
October 26— Public Wine Tasting:  7:00pm-10:00pm 
October 28—Gala Dinner:  6:30pm Cocktails, 7:00pm Dinner.   
Tickets $130.00 for a 5 course Executive Chef prepared meal with 7 expert wine pairings. Tickets are 
available at any Brandon MB Liquor Mart Locations for $32.95. 

Venue:
Victoria Inn Hotel & Conference Centre


October 27-29, 2016

Billy Elliot: The Musical (Brandon)

Billy Elliot is the inspirational story of a young boy's fight to make his dream come true.  Follow Billy's journey from boxing ring to ballet class where he discovers a passion for dance that unites his family, inspires his community and changes his life forever.  Tickets available at the Western Manitoba Centennial Auditorium Box Office or by calling  204-728-9510.  For more information or to purchase tickets online visit www.wmca.ca. 

Venue:
Western Manitoba Centennial Auditorium (WMCA)


October 27-29, 2016

Manitoba Ag Ex (Brandon)

Manitoba Ag Ex is home to the Manitoba Rodeo Finals! Manitoba's largest cattle show is joined by the MRCA, Manitoba Superhorse 50/50 Sale & Futurity, Naeric Barrels of Cash Sale & Futurity and the Hagan Performance & Ranch Horse Sale! FREE daily admission to the Horse & Cattle Shows/Sale. 

Venue:
Keystone Centre


October 28-30, 2016

Grim Acres Scare Away Cancer Halloween Yard Haunt & Maze Event (Brandon)

October 28th to the 30th from 6-10pm, and the 31st from 6-11 pm.

Grim Acres is an great opportunity to help be  a part of an amazing community supported event. Our goal is to continue to raise funds and awareness so that we can help future generations Scare Away Cancer.  100% of proceeds received from donations goes to the Canadian Cancer Society.

Our volunteers are the heart and soul of what we do. Each year, our 3000-plus visitors from across Manitoba are entertained by our staff in a variety of ways including acting entertainment, our amazing Flash Mob group, our musix dj, as well as our new kid-friendly zone, and many others. We have needs in the areas of security,  parking, concessions and merchandise,  children's kid friendly area, setup/takedown,  and as actors within the haunt. There are many volunteers who have been with us for several years who enjoy the fun atmosphere we provide.

In our five years of existence,we have helped to raise over $32,000 for the CCS, been visited by 8000 guests, abd are currently ranked number nine in the top 31 Haunts in North America according to the Scare Factors top Haunt ranking.

*West on 1A towards Kemnay, at the last road before the bridge, go south on Stanley Rd (117W) 4 miles to house # 52030


October 29, 2016

Brandon's Largest Garage Sale - United Way (Brandon)

Brandon’s Largest Garage Sale is back again for the 2016 Fall Edition. Come out and browse through over 150 different garage sales all under one roof.  There is sure to be something for everyone.   Admission is $2 with 12 and under free! 

Venue:
Keystone Centre