June 23, 2022

Let’s do something — June 2, 2022



NOTE: Each of these events may have different health restrictions, such as requiring attendees to wear masks or be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. So please check with each respective venue and/or organizer before attending.

To have your event featured in a future edition of Let’s Do Something, email reporter Kyle Darbyson at [email protected]

TODAY

• 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. – COVID Vaccination Clinic: Westman Immigrant Services (1001 Pacific Ave.) again administers Moderna and Pfizer COVID-19 vaccines through members of Prairie Mountain Health. Language support is offered at this clinic. Participants must provide their Manitoba health card or other identification.

• 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. – Mixed Ultimate Frisbee: The Westman Ultimate Disc League holds its weekly pickup game at Linden Lanes School (49 Silver Birch Dr.) in Brandon. This game is for people over 14 years old. All participants under the age of 16 must be accompanied by a guardian. Pickup sets may be canceled on rainy days.

7:30 p.m. — East Side Band Concert: This event will serve as a showcase for the East Side Band program, which aims to prepare local elementary students in music for a high school environment. Tickets for this upcoming Western Manitoba Centennial Auditorium show are $5 per person, though there’s also a family rate of $15 (for more than eight people). These tickets can be purchased online (wmca.ca), at the WMCA box office or by calling 204-728-9510.


The West Coast Lumberjacks perform on the opening night of the 2019 Manitoba Summer Fair at the Keystone Centre. This year’s summer fair is scheduled to take place July 8-12. (File)

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The West Coast Lumberjacks perform on the opening night of the 2019 Manitoba Summer Fair at the Keystone Centre. This year’s summer fair is scheduled to take place July 8-12. (Case)

FRIDAY

2 p.m. — ACC Graduation: Assiniboine Community College will celebrate its current crop of graduates at the Keystone Center this year. ACC students attending the college’s Parkland campus will be able to pick up their diplomas at Dauphin’s Ukrainian Orthodox Auditorium (304 Whitmore Ave. E.) on June 10.

SATURDAY

9 a.m. to 1 p.m. — Global Market: Brandon’s Global Market (located at the corner of 12th Street and Rosser Avenue) is now open every Saturday until the fall. This year’s event features returning vendors and new booths with a great selection of seasonal produce, baked goods, preserves and crafts.

9 a.m. to 4 p.m. — Touch-A-Truck: This outdoor fundraiser gives kids the chance to interact with all kinds of vehicles on the Keystone Center grounds, including construction trucks, farm equipment, emergency vehicles , utility vehicles and more. Admission is $5 per person (cash only). The funds will go to Kokum’s Early Enrichment Program daycares.

9 a.m. to 4 p.m. — City-Wide Garage Sale: Residents of Virden are once again hosting a city-wide garage sale, with proceeds from sign-ups and card sales going toward building an outdoor space for the local Association for Community Living’s day program. . At the same time, the Wallace District Fire Department will host a BBQ at the Virden Farmers Market (565 6th Ave. S.) For more information on this event, call the Association for Community Living at 204-748-1444 .

9:30 p.m. — Outdoor Movie Night: Minnedosa Tourism is hosting a free outdoor screening of Robert Zemeckis’ classic 1985 film “Back to the Future” in Minnedosa Beach. Although admission to this public screening is free, a paid canteen will also be available courtesy of Valley Life Beginnings Inc.

SUNDAY

10 a.m. to 4 p.m. — Canadian Armed Forces Day: The Commonwealth Air Training Plan Museum (300 Commonwealth Way) celebrates members of the Canadian military with its own collection of Second World War aircraft. This local fleet includes British Tiger Moths, a Harvard, Cornell, Stinson and a recently restored Fleet Finch. Registration fees are $10 per person, $5 for youth and $25 for families. All military families and veterans enter for free. Food vendors will be available on site.




<p>Sehaj Sandhu and Sukhmanpreet Singh prepare for a group photo at the Assiniboine Community College graduation ceremony held at the Victoria Inn in Brandon last year.  The 2022 ACC graduation ceremony will return to Keystone Center this coming Friday.  (File)</p>
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<p>Sehaj Sandhu and Sukhmanpreet Singh prepare for a group photo at the Assiniboine Community College graduation ceremony held at the Victoria Inn in Brandon last year.  The 2022 ACC graduation ceremony will return to Keystone Center this coming Friday.  (Case)</p>
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<p>• <strong>5 p.m.</strong> —BOSS Dance Academy Recital: Students from the Portage la Prairie branch of this dance school are scheduled to perform at the Western Manitoba Centennial Auditorium.  Tickets are $15 per person and can be purchased online (wmca.ca), at the WMCA box office or by calling 204-728-9510.			</p>
<h4>TUESDAY</h4>
<p>•<strong> 11 a.m.</strong> —Senior Summer Camp: Riverbank Discovery Center’s seven-week senior workout begins today with a hike and “learning walk,” followed by a Zumba and yoga class on Wednesday and a a “Latin Beats” class on Thursday.  All of these events – which take place almost every Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday until July 28 – are free.  For more information on this Senior Fitness Summer Camp, contact Brandon Riverbank at 204-729-2141 or programs@riverbank.mb.ca.			</p>
<p>• <strong>6 p.m. to 7 p.m.</strong> — Fresh Air Fitness: The City of Brandon’s Fresh Air Fitness program is back due to popular demand, with the fifth event of the year being a Quidditch match held on the track at the Community Sportsplex.  No registration is required for these free events, although children under 12 must be supervised by an adult.  All equipment and instruction will be provided on a first come, first served basis.			</p>
<h4>WEDNESDAY</h4>
<p>• <strong>All day</strong> – Manitoba Summer Fair Begins: The first day of this huge summer festival, which has been an attraction in Westman for over 135 years, is set to return to the grounds of the Keystone Center, offering local residents access to midway rides, ag awareness attractions, horse shows, trade shows and a demolition derby.  This year, the Summer Fair will run until June 12.  Tickets can be purchased in advance at provincialexhibition.com/manitoba-summer-fair.			</p>
<p>• <strong>7 p.m.</strong> — Prairie Wires at AGSM: Zurich-based sound artist Jason Kahn will stop by the Art Gallery of Southwestern Manitoba (710 Rosser Ave.) to present his unique form of electronic music.  This event is part of Prairie Wires Spring Sound 2022 series.			</p>
<h4>COMING</h4>
<p>• <strong>June 10</strong> — Westman Flame of Hope Golf Fundraiser: The Glen Lea Golf Course will host this inaugural fundraiser, which is being hosted by Diabetes Canada and is scheduled to begin at 11:00 am.  Proceeds from this event will be used to send children with type 1 diabetes to summer camp.  In addition to playing a round of golf, this fundraiser will also include a pork on bun breakfast, raffles, auction items, and a burger and beer dinner.  Tickets are $150 for a single player and $600 for a group of four.  To purchase tickets in advance, visit diabetes.ca/westmanflameofhope.			</p>
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<p>The Rudderham family explore a heavy vehicle at the third annual Touch-A-Truck Brandon event held in 2019. The event is set to return to the Keystone Center grounds this coming Saturday.  (File)</p>
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<p>The Rudderham family explore a heavy vehicle at the third annual Touch-A-Truck Brandon event held in 2019. The event is set to return to the Keystone Center grounds this coming Saturday.  (Case)</p>
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<p>• <strong>June 11</strong> — Westman Aphasia: The local nonprofit will host a fundraising barbecue at the Co-op Marketplace Food Store (1305 Richmond Ave.) between 11 a.m. and 4 p.m.			</p>
<p>• <strong>June 11-12</strong> — Southview Flea Market: This year’s market will be set up on Brandon’s East Access Road between 10 am and 4 pm and will feature a wide selection of produce from some of Manitoba’s finest pickers and artisans.  The type of items up for sale include antique furniture, vintage Pyrex, records, painted glass and homemade baked goods.  Admission is $3 per person, although children under 12 can enter for free.  Southview Flea Market will also be open July 9-10, August 13-14 and September 10-11.  For more information about this event, call 204-717-4405, 204-724-4917 or email southviewfleamarket@hotmail.com.			</p>
<p>• <strong>June 17-19</strong> — Jurassic Quest: The Keystone Center will host the largest traveling dinosaur show in North America featuring a variety of life-size animatronic dinosaurs, including a Megalodon, Spinosaurus, Apatosaurus and T-rex.  The event will also include an interactive adventure, walking dinosaur rides and a giant fossil dig.  Tickets are available for purchase at keystonecentre.com.			</p>
<p>• <strong>June 18</strong> – Mazergroup Chute Out: For the first time ever, Professional Bull Riders Canada’s Elite Cup series arrives in Brandon, scheduled to debut inside Keystone Center at 7 p.m.  PBR Canada’s Elite Cup Series features some of the best riders in the country alongside some of the best international athletes.			</p>
<p>• <strong>June 19</strong> — Father’s Day fry: The Shoal Lake Communiplex will be hosting this event from 4 to 6 p.m.  Admission is $22 for adults and $10 for children 12 and under.  Take-out orders are also available.  For more information, call Linda at 204-365-7087.			</p>
<p>• <strong>June 25</strong> – CWE Wrestling: Canada’s wrestling elite roster will return to Dauphin City, with this upcoming event set to take place at the Watson Art Center (103 1st Ave.) beginning at 7 p.m.  General admission is $25 at the door and $22 in advance.  Advance tickets are available at Parkland <a class=Title Loans
(102 1st Ave. NE), Dauphin Music & Electronics (14 1st Ave. NW) and the Watson Art Center.

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