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Tourism 'passports' return

A popular summer "passport" that you can get stamped at 23 different locations across southwestern Manitoba is back for 2013.

The Westman Discover Passport booklets are similar in size and shape to a real passport, and are a partnership between Tourism Westman and Manitoba Culture, Heritage and Tourism. They can be used at any of the nearly two dozen participating museums and galleries until Oct. 15.

Each visit will earn a stam in the passport — as well as getting to experience what each of the museums has to offer.

After collecting two or more stamps from different museums, participants can fill out an entry form found in the middle of the booklet, and be entered to win a prize valued at up to $1,000 Entry forms can be dropped off at any of the 23 participating museums or galleries or mailed in to the Tourism Westman office.

"Even though two stamps is the minimum requirement to enter, getting eight or more stamps puts you in contention to win the grand prize — which is a deluxe weekend for two at Elkhorn Resort in Onanole," says Michelle Frechette, Tourism Westman's regional tourism coordinator. "The more time you spend having fun and exploring these gems across the region, the better your chances are to win a great prize." 

Westman Passports can be picked up at participating museums and galleries, at the CanadInns destination centre in Brandon, at the Brandon Days Inn and at various tourism booths throughout the region and province.

More information about the Westman Passport is available on the website TourismWestman.ca.

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