Westman Multicultural Festival Announces Dates


For Immediate Release – The Westman Multicultural Festival (formerly the Lieutenant Governor’s Winter Festival) is pleased to announce the dates for the 14th annual event. The 2017 Festival will be held January 26, 27 and 28.

Over the years, Westman residents have become accustomed to celebrating the broad cultural diversity within our community as they visit the various host pavilions at locations throughout the city. This signature event in Brandon has become a welcome winter respite as festival goers enjoy warm friendship, food, beverages, entertainment, art and customs from around the world.

This year, seven pavilions will be part in the three-day festival. This includes the Scottish, Mauritius, Irish, English, Filipino, Ukrainian and Honduran pavilions.

Admission to each pavilion is free, making this a very popular, inclusive, family event. Last year, 32,000 people attended!

The festival is entirely run by volunteers recruited by the various cultural societies and associations that host the pavilions. It generally takes over 1000 volunteers to help make the festival as successful as it’s been.

This year’s event is being organized by the Westman Multicultural Festival Society. The organizing committee chose to change the name of the event to be more inclusive to guests outside the city of Brandon and to better depict what the event encompasses.

Details on the Westman Multicultural Festival can be found on the new website: www.gotothepavilions.com. Follow them on Twitter @wmmfest, on Instagram and Faceook / wmmfest. #gotothepavilions #pavilions2017

For more information:
Sandy Donald, Vice-Chair amd@mymts.net

Wanda Kurchaba, Secretary kurch@wcgwave.ca