Brandon University Acquires The Strand

Brandon University Acquires The Strand

On Monday, December 12th, 2016, Brandon University acquired local historical site, the former Strand Theatre property. The Strand Theatre is located on the 100-block of 10th Street in Brandon’s downtown district, and BU took possession of the property deed from Landmark Cinemas for the price of $1.00 CAD.

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Helping Hands Fundraising Gala

On October 28th, 2013, the Helping Hands Centre of Brandon will be hosting their first fundraising gala, with entertainment from the Brandon University School of Music, and a meal prepared by Red Seal chef Derek Woychyshynwas from Brandon’s Komfort Kitchen.

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Block definitely rocked

On Friday, September 13th, BUSU’s annual Rock the Block event was held on Rosser Avenue in Downtown Brandon. Flushing last year’s April Wine, My Darkest Days and Down with Webster from our systems were 80’s rockers Helix, rock-turned-country star Dallas Smith, and Saskatchewan’s own Sheepdogs.

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Brandon Transit on Sundays

Despite Brandon’s modest geographical size and population, public transportation has not always been the most convenient solution for navigating the city…until now! One of the most irritating restrictions of Brandon Public Transit was their Monday to Saturday schedule, to which any frequent patron could attest, but that’s about to change.

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The weather is never boring in Brandon

After an abnormally cool summer and a recent heat wave to conclude August, Brandonites should anticipate “fairly typical” weather this autumn. Southwestern Manitoba is expected to receive normal temperatures and levels of precipitation throughout the months of September, October, and November, according to The Weather Network’s fall outlook.

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Rock the Block 2013 is coming up!

What was Brandon’s best outdoor performance of 2012? If you answered Rock the Block, get ready because this year’s event is less than a month away! On September 13th, Rosser Avenuewill be shaken by Rock the Block 2013, proudly presented by the Brandon University Students’ Union (BUSU).

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Brandon Folk Fest Preview

From July 26th to 28th, the Wheat City is hosting its 29th Annual Brandon Folk, Music and Art Festival.  Musical guests this year include Hawksley Workman, Martha Wainwright, Young Folk, Imaginary Cities, Young Pixels, Ingrid Gatin, Oldfolks Home, and many more.

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“The Power of Music”

A new research project is currently being conducted in Brandon which aims to give some insight into music’s effect on our elderly citizens.  The project is titled “Music’s Influence on Appetite, Behavior and Sleep in End-of-Life Care” and is being spearheaded by Corey Friesen, a fourth-year piano performance student at Brandon University and music director at Trinity United Church.

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Manitoba Summer Fair hits Brandon

Are you looking for a chance to kick back and have a blast with family and friends, and take advantage of the small window of warm weather Brandon can expect later this week? If so, the 2013 Manitoba Summer Fair is the place to be!

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Victoria Ave. the worst road in Manitoba

The Canadian Automobile Association’s Manitoba branch is urging drivers, frustrated or otherwise, to vote online for the worst roads in the province. Among the top ten worst roads in Manitoba this year are seven in Winnipeg, including last year’s champ St. James Street, and Winkler’s 1st Street – and our very own Victoria Avenue leads the way thus far.

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New culture coming to Brandon: Permaculture

Unexplored regions of the Great Canadian North are becoming increasingly available for mining and logging developments. A copper mine recently began operation in Grass River Provincial Park and, as other mines pop up all around the park, a logging road is being scheduled to divide it. Suburbia is sprawling onto agricultural land while agricultural lands sprawl into forested land.

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