Brandon, MB – The City of Brandon’s Community Services Department is pleased to inform the public that the Manitoba Hydro Power Smart Waterfall of Lights display will officially be turned on for the 2017-2018 winter season today at 5 p.m.
The sparkling display of holiday lighting is located immediately west of the City of Brandon’s Community Services Complex on McGregor Avenue. As of this evening, the display will be turned on and remain lit from 5 p.m. to 11 p.m. nightly through the winter season. NO public vehicles are allowed in the direct area of the Power Smart Waterfall of Lights display. The public is encouraged to park in designated areas on McGregor Avenue or Hilton Avenue and walk through the area to view the lights. The City of Brandon Community Services Department asks all members of the public to enjoy the lighting displays at a safe distance and not to walk in areas where power cords are present.
Preparation of the public skating oval in the area of the Power Smart Waterfall of Lights has not been able to begin due to the unseasonably warm temperatures. However, weather-permitting, work should begin in the coming days and it is still anticipated the oval will be ready for public use in time for Christmas. The community is asked to respect all signage and barricades in place once preparation of the oval begins and to stay off the ice surface until it is ready for public use.
For more information about the Power Smart Waterfall of Lights, please contact the City of Brandon’s Community Services Department at 204-729-2148.