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Let’s Do Something — Aug. 3, 2023 – Brandon Sun

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TODAY

8 a.m. to 8 p.m. — The 2023 Canadian High School Rodeo Finals continue at the Keystone Centre. Approximately 350 contestants in Grades 5 to 12 from across the country will compete for the Canadian title. Gate admission is $10 per day or $20 for a weekend pass. Programs are available for $10.

<p>Sweet performs during the opening night of last year

Sweet performs during the opening night of last year’s Rockin’ the Fields of Minnedosa. This year’s edition of Rockin’ The Fields kicks off on Friday. (File)

10:15 to 11 a.m. — Every Thursday throughout August will feature Story and Song Circle with Michelle for preschoolers at the Brandon Public Library. Little ones can enjoy a story, songs and craft. The presence of a caregiver or parent is required. No registration necessary.

6 p.m. to 9 p.m. — Cruise Night on Brandon’s Rosser Avenue between Sixth and 13th streets. Custom, vintage and antique cars, trucks and motorcycles are the norm at Cruise Night events.

7 p.m. — Virden’s Music in the Park takes place every Thursday on the Jubilee Stage in Victoria Park (in case of rain, at the Legion Hall). Featured this week: Classic Rock by Revival.

FRIDAY

8 a.m. to 8 p.m. — The 2023 Canadian High School Rodeo Finals continue at the Keystone Centre. Approximately 350 contestants in Grades 5 to 12 from across the country will compete for the Canadian title. Gate admission is $10 per day or $20 for a weekend pass. Programs are available for $10.

8 a.m. to 1 a.m. — Canada’s National Ukrainian Festival returns to Selo Ukraina (10 kilometres south of Dauphin). The 58th annual festival features a great variety of performers with bands from across the Prairies and dance groups from across the country. There will also be food and drink vendors and merchant booths. The day begins with a pancake breakfast hosted by the Dauphin Lions Club. Grandstand show starts at 7:30 p.m. For tickets, event schedule, camping and a list of performers and food vendors, visit cnuf.ca.

9 a.m. to 4 p.m. — Brandon Farmers’ Market takes place inside The Town Centre (800 Rosser Ave., Brandon). Local fresh produce, baking, jams and jellies, pickling, yarn, bison, beef, beeswax candles, crafts and more. This event runs year-round.

4 p.m. to 1 a.m. — Canada’s premier classic rock festival, Rockin’ The Fields of Minnedosa, returns this August long weekend with School of Rock Regina starting things off on the Hilltop Stage at 4 p.m. Main stage lineup: Killer Dwarfs (6 p.m.), Kick Axe (7:30 p.m.), L.A. Guns (9 p.m.) and Big Sugar (10:30 p.m.) Gate times are 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Information about tickets and camping is available online at rockinthefields.ca or by calling 1-800-330-8333.

9:15 p.m. — The Shamrock Drive In (Killarney) is open for the season. Gates open at 9:15 p.m. with the movie beginning at dark. Admission is $30 per vehicle or $10 per person ages 13 and up. Those under 12 years of age are free. Concession available. Double Feature: “Transformers: Rise of the Beasts” (PG) and “Top Gun: Maverick” (PG).

SATURDAY

8 a.m. to 8 p.m. — The 2023 Canadian High School Rodeo Finals continue at the Keystone Centre. Approximately 350 contestants in Grades 5 to 12 from across the country will be competing for the Canadian title. Gate admission is $10 or $20 for a weekend pass. Programs are available for $10.

8 a.m. to 1 a.m. — Canada’s National Ukrainian Festival returns to Selo Ukraina (10 kilometres south of Dauphin). The 58th annual festival features a great variety of performers with bands from across the Prairies and dance groups from across the country. There will also be food and drink vendors and merchant booths. The day begins with a pancake breakfast hosted by the Dauphin Lions Club. Parade at 10 a.m. Grandstand shows start at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. For tickets, event schedule, camping and a list of performers and food vendors visit cnuf.ca.

9 a.m. to noon — Brandon Farmers’ Market takes place in the parkade at The Town Centre (800 Rosser Ave., Brandon). Local fresh produce, baking, jams and jellies, pickling, yarn, bison, beef, beeswax candles, crafts and more.

9 a.m. to 1 p.m. — Sandhill Natural Feel at Sporty’s Market in Onanole. All natural products including natural soaps, deodorants, mosquito and tick repellents and so much more.

9 a.m. to 2 p.m. — Come out and visit the farmers’ market at the Riverbank Discovery Centre every Saturday until Sept. 23.

10 a.m. to 3 p.m. — “Keep calm and carrot on” at the Global Market. Head to the Global Market for a fun and delicious experience. Come shop an amazing selection of homegrown fruits, veggies, homemade breads, baked goods, and fresh preserves. Located in the Building Re-Fit Store at 23 12th St. Shop local, buy local, support the Global Market.

10 a.m. to 4 p.m. — Clear Lake Summer Market at Danceland (119 Wasagaming Dr.). Presented in partnership with Third + Bird, the market features makers from all over Manitoba, including some hometown makers from the Clear Lake area. Evening shopping available between 7 p.m. and 9 p.m.

10 a.m. to 7 p.m. — Friends of Riding Mountain National Park annual used book sale at the Friends of RMNP Learning Centre (154 Columbine St.). Includes books, CDs, DVDs, magazines, and puzzles. All monies collected go to support their children’s education programs. Book donations always appreciated.

Noon to 1 a.m. — Canada’s premier classic rock festival, Rockin’ The Fields of Minnedosa. Entertainment begins on the Hilltop stage at noon. Main Stage lineup: Battle of the Bands winner (5 p.m.), Sloan (6 p.m.), Default (7:30 p.m.), Sheepdogs (9 p.m.), and The Glorious Sons (10:30 p.m.) Gate times are 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Information about tickets and camping is available online at rockinthefields.ca or by calling 1-800-330-8333.

7:30 p.m. — Tom Waits for No One, a celebration of the music of Tom Waits, at Poor Michael’s Emporium in Onanole. Tickets are $25.

9:15 p.m. — The Shamrock Drive In (Killarney) is open for the season. Gates open at 9:15 p.m. with the movie beginning at dark. Admission is $30 per vehicle or $10 per person ages 13 and up. Those under 12 years of age are free. Concession available. Currently showing: “Top Gun: Maverick” (PG).

SUNDAY

8 a.m. to 1 a.m. — Canada’s National Ukrainian Festival returns to Selo Ukraina (10 kilometres south of Dauphin). The 58th annual festival features a great variety of performers with bands from across the Prairies and dance groups from across the country. There will also be food and drink vendors and merchant booths. The day begins with a Pancake Breakfast hosted by the Dauphin Lions Club. Grandstand shows start at 1:45 p.m. and 6:45 p.m. Prairie Fire Polka Party 10 p.m. to 1 a.m. closes out the festival. For tickets, event schedule, camping and a list of performers and food vendors, visit cnuf.ca.

10 a.m. to 4 p.m. — Friends of Riding Mountain National Park annual used book sale at the Friends of RMNP Learning Centre (154 Columbine St.). Includes books, CDs, DVDs, magazines, and puzzles. All monies collected go to support their children’s education programs. Book donations always appreciated.

11 a.m. to 6 p.m. — Indigenous Artisans Market at the Anishinaabe Sharing Lodge (126 Ta-Wa-Pit Drive Wasagaming).

Noon to 5 p.m. — Clear Lake Summer Market at Danceland (119 Wasagaming Dr.). Presented in partnership with Third + Bird, the market features makers from all over Manitoba including some hometown makers from the Clear Lake area. Evening shopping available between 7 p.m. and 9 p.m.

3 p.m. to 1 a.m. — Canada’s premier classic rock festival, Rockin’ The Fields of Minnedosa, continues with loads of entertainment. Kingsway starts things off at the Hilltop Stage at 3 p.m. Sunday Main Stage: Nick Gilder (6 p.m.), Toronto (7:30 p.m.), Aldo Nova (9 p.m.) and Lou Gramm (10:30 p.m.). Gate times are 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Tickets and camping are available online at rockinthefields.ca or by calling 1-800-330-8333.

9:15 p.m. — The Shamrock Drive In (Killarney) is open for the season. Gates open at 9:15 p.m. with the movie beginning at dark. Admission is $30 per vehicle or $10 per person ages 13 and up. Those under 12 years of age are free. Concession available. Currently showing: “Top Gun: Maverick” (PG).

MONDAY

6:45 p.m. — Regular evening lawn bowling begins another season at Rideau Park (345 Park St.) Monday to Thursday. Please come out to enjoy Rideau Park, socialize and learn a new sport. Equipment is provided and your first game is free, and $5 thereafter. Memberships can be purchased for the entire season.

7 p.m. — Lawn bowling at Stanley Park (15th Street and Princess Avenue) takes place every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday until September. Bowls and instructions provided. Try it for free. Join us for fun and light exercise.

TUESDAY

6:30 p.m. — Music in the Park takes place at Princess Park every Tuesday in August. This week features Rebecca Brooks. This event is free to attend. All are welcome.

WEDNESDAY

10:30 to 11:30 a.m. — LEGO Bricks and Bits Club at the Lakeland Regional Library (318 Williams Ave., Killarney). LEGO provided. No registration required. Build your own adventure, complete challenges and LEGO builds displayed weekly. Second session at 2:30 to 3:30 p.m.

1:30 to 3:30 p.m. — The Brandon Embroiderers meet weekly to share their love of needlework, learn new skills and stitch together. All levels and abilities are welcome to attend. Call Dianne at 204-725-1445 or Darlene at 204-727-1624 for more information.

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Billy’s Barbecue cooks James Johnston, left, and Eric Masters throw meat on the grill during the 2021 edition of Brandon’s Ribfest at the Keystone Centre grounds. This year’s Ribfest runs Aug. 11-13. (File)

6 to 8 p.m. — Wednesday Knights at Chez Angela Bakery and Café (Unit C, 29 10th St., Brandon). The Brandon Knights Chess Club meets at Chez Angela on Wednesday evenings. All skill levels are welcome.

AT THE CLUBS

Houstons Country Roadhouse (3130 Victoria Ave.) — Saturday night Barbie Party. Wear pink to be entered to win a Barbie Prize Pack.

The Guinness Tavern by The Double Decker (943 Rosser Ave.) — Join us on Saturday for DJ night.

Lady of the Lake (135-B 17th St. North, Brandon) — Jan Ek, a Juno-nominated solo singer songwriter, performs traditional country and modern folk at 6 p.m. Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. Charly & Sam perform modern day country, pop and R’n’B Friday at 8 p.m. No charge.

Sand Hills Casino (777 Sand Hill Dr., Carberry) — Join us for a weekend of classic rock (Rolling Stones tribute) on Friday and Saturday with Shattered. Live and free.

Chez Angela Bakery and Café (Unit C, 29 10th St., Brandon) — Free music Fridays from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Come check us out!

Section 6 Brew Company ( 1126 Princess Ave.) — Sundae Morning Ice Cream Pop-Ups Friday 6:30 to 9 p.m.

MUSEUMS AND GALLERIES

Commonwealth Air Training Plan Museum (Brandon Municipal Airport, Highway 10, 1.6 kilometres north of Brandon) — Canada’s only air museum solely dedicated to the preservation of those who trained and fought for the British Commonwealth during the Second World War. Open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. seven days a week. Visitors will be invited to travel back to the 1940s while touring a Second World War vintage hangar serving as a display area for aircraft, vehicles and hundreds of artifacts from that era. The 18,039 RCAF members who lost their lives during the war are honoured on the museum’s RCAF Second World War Memorial Wall. The museum is proud to be one of the seven Manitoba Signature Museums, a Manitoba Star Attraction and a National Historic Site. For August: Ace Academy, a virtual reality exhibit. Come fly a Second World War biplane included in your admission.

Daly House Museum (122 18th St., Brandon) — Built in 1882, the Daly House was the original home of Brandon’s first mayor, Thomas Mayne Daly. Artifacts include a collection of late 19th-century and early 20th-century furnishings, First World War memorabilia, toys, dolls and women’s wear. Museum hours: Tuesday to Saturday, 10 a.m. to noon and 1 to 4 p.m. (September to June); Tuesday to Saturday, 10 a.m. to noon and 1 to 5 p.m. (July and August). Admission: $6 for adults, $5 for seniors and youth (six to 18 years old), family (up to two adults and three children) $12, and children under five are admitted free. Phone 204-727-1722 for more information. On display until Aug. 26: “In the World But Not Of It” by artist Tim Smith.

Art Gallery of Southwestern Manitoba (Unit 2, 710 Rosser Ave., Brandon) — “A contemporary art gallery, school, and shop that celebrates artistic excellence and diversity within our region and beyond.” The AGSM is Manitoba’s oldest centre for visual art and one of Canada’s first. Summer hours: 4 to 9 p.m. Monday; 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday; 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Thursday. Phone 204-727-1036 or email: info@agsm.ca. In the Community Gallery — “Elaine Rounds: A Weaver’s Library,” on until Aug. 12. In the Main Gallery — “Prairie Interlace: Weaving, Modernism, and the Expanded Frame — 1960-2000,” on until Sept. 9. Fall class registration opens for members on Aug. 17.

Virden Pioneer Home Museum (390 King St. West, Virden) — The Frame House was built in 1888 by James F. Frame. A hardware merchant and prominent citizen in the community. Entering the museum is like stepping back in time to the 1880s, as you’ll notice the Victorian stylings throughout the home, which is complete with a spacious coach house. Houses a collection of more than 11,000 items. Open from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday to Saturday. Guided tours and admission prices: $5 for adults; $2 for school-aged children and free for children under five. Groups of eight or more receive a 50 per cent discount on admissions.

Killarney’s Heritage Home for the Arts (44 Water Ave., Killarney) — The Killarney Turtle Mountain Arts Council’s gallery is in the Heritage Home for the Arts. Gallery hours are Tuesday to Saturday, noon to 4 p.m. The gallery is closed all statutory holidays. Special tours can be arranged by calling the arts administrator at 431-280-0023.

Brandon General Museum and Archives (19 Ninth St., Unit 101) — Attractions include the Brandon History Hall, Manitoba Telephone History, the BJ Hales Natural History Collection and rotating exhibits celebrating Brandon’s roots. Guided tours and visits are Tuesday to Saturday, noon to 4 p.m. Admission by donation. Booking in advance is strongly recommended. Phone 204-717-1514 or email bgmainfo@wcgwave.ca.

26th Field Regiment RCA/XII Manitoba Dragoons Museum (within the Brandon Armoury, 1116 Victoria Ave.) — The museum is open Tuesdays, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., and closed for lunch. Also open by appointment.

ArtsForward (293 Mountain Ave., Neepawa) — ArtsForward is the central arts venue in Neepawa, in visual, literary, performing and material arts. Hours are: 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Mondays to Thursdays; 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Fridays; closed on weekends.

UPCOMING EVENTS

Aug. 10-12 — Route 10 Collective, a collection of Clear Lake area musicians, will be performing at the Onanole Rec Centre. Doors open at 7 p.m.; show at 8 p.m. In honour of the 50th anniversary of some of rock’s most seminal albums, the Route 10 Collective is presenting “1973: A mix tape,” playing some of 1973’s greatest music. “Dark Side of the Moon” and “Band On the Run” will be featured, as well as deep cuts for the ears of the true aficionados. Advance tickets are available at Poor Michael’s Emporium in Onanole 204-848-0336 for $30 (cash only).

Aug. 11 — The Virden Pioneer Home Museum’s 2023 Museum Day and barbecue is fast approaching. Come out to see us at 390 King St. West in Virden for burgers and hotdogs, activities and games for the whole family and toonie tours of the museum! Activities start at 11:30 a.m. Barbecue from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Toonie tours available all day.

Aug. 11-13 — Brandon’s Ribfest, presented by the Brandon Sunset Rotary, returns to the Riverbank Discovery Centre. This three-day event features the best in barbecue ribs as well as chicken, sausages, pulled pork and several accompanying side dishes. Beer tent, live music and a kids’ zone will also be on site. Admission is free. Hours: Friday and Saturday from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. and Sunday 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Aug. 12-13 — Southview Flea Market and Market Garden (Eastern Access 110 and 17th Street East across from the Humane Society) is back for another season! Open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. each day. Admission $3; 12 and under are free. Lunch available by Lions Club. Check us out on Facebook: Southview Flea Market and Market Garden.

Aug. 13 — Ladies Western Scramble takes place at the Wheat City golf course with a 10 a.m. shotgun start. Deadline for registration is Aug. 7. This is a two-lady team event. Entry fee: $75, or $30 for juniors. For more information or e-transfer, contact Brenda at 204-721-1488. Mail cheques to Ladies Western Scramble, 5 Moose Place, Brandon, MB, R7B 3W3.

Aug. 17 — Minnedosa Horticultural Society’s annual flower, fruit and vegetable show in the United Church Hall. Exhibits accepted 5 to 9 p.m. on Aug. 16, or 8 to 9 a.m. on Aug. 17. Show is open for public viewing 2 to 4 p.m. on Aug. 17. Everyone is welcome to exhibit and/or attend. Refreshments served.

Aug. 17 — Jet Stream will take to the Fusion Credit Union stage at the Riverbank Discovery Centre at 6:30 p.m. Globally renowned from Iqaliut to Las Vegas to Busan, South Korea, this group plays classic and contemporary rock, pop and country hits.

Aug. 17-20 — Virden Indoor Rodeo and Wild West Daze will be held throughout the town of Virden as well as the Tundra Oil and Gas Place. Nightly rodeo performances Friday to Sunday; 3D barrel racing, barn bar, live entertainment, kids’ zone, Daze dance, demolition derby and much more. For more information, visit virdenindoorrodeo.ca.

Aug. 19 — Props & Hops Beer Tasting event will be held at the Commonwealth Air Training Museum from 6-9 p.m. Participating brewers include Black Wheat, Farmery, Section 6, Trans Canada, and Barn Hammer. Tickets are $25 plus fees and GST and can be purchased online at Eventbrite. Restricted to 18+. For more information, call 204-727-2444.

Aug. 19-20 — Kelwood hosts the Harvest Sun Music Festival, the Mountain General Market, the Eleanor Rose Outdoor Quilt Show, the Ag Fair, and the Andy Aucoin Memorial Car Show. Great music, great food, great fun. Camping is available at the Barn. Call 204 967-2384 to book a camping spot. Additional information available online.

Aug. 19 — The Wawanesa Children’s Fair will be held at the Wawanesa Recreation Grounds from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. This fair is free for all to attend. There will be a charge for food from the canteen. Come to see the reptiles and the trucks, play games, run races, and ride on wagons. Other events include bouncy castles, sumo wrestling and face painting. Everyone welcome.

Aug. 19 — Come out and join us for the much-awaited return of the Clear Lake Chamber Music Festival! This year we join the global celebrations honouring the double anniversary of the legendary composer and pianist Sergei Vasilyevich Rachmaninoff (1873-1943), commemorating 150 years since his birth and 80 years since his passing. On Aug. 19: “Soirée Rachmaninoff” will take place on opening night in the Lorne Watson Recital Hall at the Brandon University School of Music at 7:30 p.m. featuring well-known father-son pianists Alexander and Daniel Tselyakov. Tickets: $30 in advance or $35 at the door. Seniors/students $20 in advance or $25 at the door. Upcoming: Aug. 26, Coffee Concert/Serious Fun at 10 a.m. and Festival Concert at the Erickson Lutheran Church at 7:30 p.m.; Oct. 14, ”Young Artist’s Initiation – Rachmaninoff Celebration,” in the Erickson Lutheran Church at 4 p.m. For further information and ticket reservations, visit clearlakefestival.ca or call 204-727-9631.

Aug. 25-27 — The 2023 Morden Corn and Apple Festival, Manitoba’s largest street festival, returns for the last weekend in August. Come out for some free hot, buttered corn on the cob, apple juice, parade, children’s activities and more than 200 vendors selling everything from delicious food to gorgeous handmade goods. Entertainment headliners include Sloan with special guests Econoline Crush. More information can be found on the festival website cornandapple.com. It’s free, it’s fun, it’s for everyone!

Sept. 7-9 — The Rotary fall book sale will take place in the Imperial Ballroom at the Victoria Inn. Free book for every child! Something for everyone. Free admission. Please bring your own reusable shopping bags. Sept. 7-8 from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m.; Sept. 9 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

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