Brandon band Son Latino is performing at the Royal Oak Inn on New Year’s Eve.
New Year’s Eve
Brandon band Effect and Cause plays The Double Decker Tavern on New Year’s Eve.
Mariah Phillips and Misty Street are performing at the Tavern United in Canad Inns Brandon on New Year’s Eve. (FILE PHOTO)
The Westman and Area Traditional Christmas Dinner will take place in the Convention Hall at the Keystone Centre from noon to 6 p.m on Dec. 25. Everyone is welcome to attend for a Christmas meal, live entertainment, presents for the kids and a visit with Santa. (FILE PHOTO)
• Victoria Inn — New Year’s Eve Fundraiser Social will take place at the Victoria Inn in the Imperial Ballroom at 8 p.m. This is a fundraiser for the Ibonde Children’s Home in Fort Portal, Uganda, to assist in the construction costs for a new orphanage that will house 200 young girls and boys. To find out more about the children’s home, visit eternalchurchofgod.org/church.html. Regular tickets are $15 ($6 goes towards a late night meal); In support tickets $10 (all individuals who purchase one of these tickets will have their name entered into a draw). For tickets, call Samantha 204-721-2605; Kyle 204-721-4675 or Sheryl-Lee Watters 204-573-6747.
• Royal Oak Inn — Enjoy a tropical new year with the sounds of the Son Latino Band at the Royal Oak Inn at 9 p.m. Dance to Cumbia, Salsa and Merengue with a 12-piece Latin orchestra featuring, from Peru, vocalist Carlos Ecos and the special guest conga player Marcelo Hinojosa. Cash bar and taco bar all night. Tickets are $10 and available at the Royal Oak Inn or call 204-728-5775.
• ANAF — ANAF Unit No. 10 is holding a New Year’s Eve Dance with music by Badland Bandits from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. Lunch will be served after midnight. Open to members and guests. Cost is $15 for members and $20 for non-members. For more information, call the club at 204-727-6828.
• Brandon Branch No. 3 Legion — Will ring in the new year with a dinner and dance. Doors open at 7 p.m. Hot dinner from 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. Dance to music by Highway 6 from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. Open to members and guests. Tickets are $35 per person and are available in the lounge.
• Westman Jams — New Year’s Eve Westman Jam will take place in the Spruce Woods Community Club near Shilo. Supper at 7 p.m. with jamming after supper until 10 p.m. Dancing after that into the new year! Admission is $10 per person or $20 per family plus something for the potluck table. No alcohol. Proceeds to the scholarship fund.
• Margo’s Grill — New Year Dinner and Dance with music by Darths.Brothers Jeff. Tickets for the dinner and dance are $45 in advance or $50 at the door. German and Polish hot buffet. Starts at 7 p.m. with dance at 9 p.m. Tickets for the dance only are $15 in advance or $20 at the door. Midnight snacks, champagne for toasting. To book your reservation or for tickets, call 204-725-0590.
• Seniors for Seniors — Seniors for Seniors New Years Eve Gala! Roast beef supper with music by Musical Expressions. Happy hour at 5 p.m.; dinner at 6 p.m. Tickets are $30 and available at 311 Park Ave. E. or call 204-571-2050.
• Westman Wilderness Club — Join us for an overnight ski into James Lake Cabin in Turtle Mountain Provincial Park on Dec. 31. Day skiers welcome. Phone Di 204-571-0477.
New Year’s Eve at the Bars & Clubs
• Lady of the Lake — Island Vibe New Year — Peace, Love and Unity. Doors open at 9 p.m. Tickets $25 in the shop or call 204-725-4181. Includes midnight island buffet.
• The 40 — Simply the Best —New Year’s Eve Party! featuring two great bands — country sounds of Mike Sacharko Band and some classic rock with Clubbing Fraggles. DJ, party favours, after midnight buffet. Tickets are $20 available at the front desk or the main bar.
• Houstons — Houstons features New Year’s Eve celebration with DJ Cassanova. Ring in the new year in style in one of our VIP Bottle Service Rooms. Limited bookings available — all 204-725-3737. Doors open at 7 p.m. and close at 3 a.m. First 100 people get in free; next 100 pay $5; next 100 pay $10. No advance tickets. $2014 in cash and prizes to be won at midnight!
• The Roadhouse — Brandon’s Hottest New Year’s Eve Party has $1,000 worth of cash and prizes to give away! Tickets are $20. Buy three tickets before Dec. 30 and get one free! For tickets or more information, call Nicole at 204-578-3200.
• The Tavern/Piano Lounge at Canad Inns — Features a prime rib buffet and entertainment by Misty Street. Tickets are $51.95 plus taxes. For tickets or more information, call Nicole at 204-578-3200.
• The Double Decker — New Year’s Eve rocks at the Decker with Brandon’s own Young Folk, Katlin Mathison and Effect and Cause. Cover charge $5. Starts at 8 p.m.
• The Dock — Come join us for a Masquerade Ball. $10 for the ball at 9 p.m. Enjoy supper of Certified Angus beef in the restaurant — anyone can come for dinner but need a ticket for the ball — no band. Gags and gifts.
• The Crystal — Features DJ Paul. Cost is $5 and includes snack and other goodies.
<I>• <B>Please DO NOT DRINK AND DRIVE! <B>Operation Red Nose in available on New Year’s Eve from 9 p.m. to 2 a.m. So call 204-728-6673 and arrive home safely! Also the City of Brandon and its community sponsors are again offering free transportation with Brandon Transit from
6 p.m. on Dec. 31 to 3 a.m. on Jan. 1. You can even plan your transit ride from your computer or mobile device by using the Google Transit Web Service. Just open Google Maps in any web browser and fill in the "Get Directions by Public Transit" search fields to get step-by-step directions for using Brandon Transit on New Year’s Eve.
Friday, Dec. 20
• 9 a.m. — Christmas Bird Count will take place at Riding Mountain National Park. Spend the day walking, talking, skiing and snowshoeing our way through the park counting all of our winter feathered friends. Meet at 9 a.m. at the Friends Learning Centre for an Intro into Birding clinic. Pre-registration is encouraged. For more info, call 204-848-4037.
• 9:30 a.m. — Brandon Farmers Market takes place in The Town Centre until
4 p.m. every Friday. This will be the last Christmas sale before the holidays! Incudes Christmas baking, breads, honey, jams, pickles, crafts and more.
• 2 p.m. — Brandon East MLA Drew Caldwell invites you to his Christmas open house at 119 10th St. until 4 p.m.
• 6 p.m. — A book signing with the nine former Hutterites who have had great success with their true stories in their book, "Hutterites —The Nine: Our Story to Freedom," will take place at Coles in the Brandon Shoppers Mall until 9 p.m.
• 7 p.m. — The Neepawa and Area Community choir, under the direction of Sangmyoung Kim and pianist Sunhwa Her, present "Let There Be Peace, Let There Be Christmas" at the Knox Presbyterian Church at 7 p.m. All are welcome.
Saturday, Dec. 21
• 11 a.m. — Westman Immigrant Services and the City of Brandon invite you to World Cooking Lessons at Knox United Church. Today is El Salvador. Honduras, Jan. 11; Ukraine, Jan. 18 and 25. Register for one or as many as you like by calling 204-727-6031 ext. 2239.
• 8 p.m. — Club 77 will hold its Christmas Dance in the North End Community Centre until midnight with music by Kawliga. Lunch is provided. Married couples are welcome. Admission: Members and associate members $12; non-members and guests $15.
At the Galleries & Museums
• The Art Gallery of Southwestern Manitoba — Hours: Tuesday to Friday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Thursday until 9 p.m. and Saturday from noon to 5 p.m. The ninth annual Members Show and Sale take place in the Main Gallery until Thursday including works by Chris Reid, Fay Jelly, Elaine Rounds, Curt Shoultz, Colin Corneau and many, many more. The Art Gallery will be closed from Dec. 22 and will reopen on Jan. 2.
• The Royal Canadian Artillery Museum at CFB Shilo — The museum is closed for the season and will reopen on Jan. 13.
• 26th Field Regiment RCA/XII Manitoba Dragoons Museum — Come visit and see a vast collection of historical military items. Open Tuesdays 9 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. and 1 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. For other times, call 204-717-4579. Check us out at 12mbdragoonsmuseum.com and Facebook. Free admission.
• The Daly House Museum — Original home of Brandon’s first mayor, Thomas Mayne Daly, which was built in 1882. Our exhibit, "Harry Potter’s World, Renaissance, Science, Magic and Medicine," runs until Dec. 28. The exhibit features information about the scientific culture that J.K. Rowling used as the basis for her series of novels. Guests will have a chance to have their photo taken on a "Wanted Wizard" poster. Hogwart’s costuming is optional, but encouraged. Hours: Tuesday to Saturday, 10 a.m. to noon and 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. For more information call 204-727-1722. Closed Dec. 24 to 25 and Dec. 30 to Jan. 4.
• The Commonwealth Air Training Plan Museum — Hours are 1 p.m.-4 p.m, seven days a week. The museum is Canada’s only air museum solely dedicated to the preservation of the history of those who trained and fought for the British Commonwealth during the Second World War. Check out our RCAF Memorial Wall display in the museum’s hangar. The first granite panel of 54 is on display, along with a scale model of the completed memorial, which will feature more than 19,000 fatalities with a larger-than-life bronze statue representing the fallen.
• The Brandon General Museum and Archives — On the ground floor of the old Manitoba Telephone building at 19 Ninth St. Hours are Tuesday to Saturday, 10 a.m. to noon and 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. See the B.J. Hales collection of Manitoba wildlife, which he collected more than 75 years ago featuring over 320 migratory birds. To contact curator Mark Veneziano, call 204-717-1514 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Closed from Dec. 22 to Jan. 1 inclusive.
• The Arts West Travelling Gallery — The 2012-13 travelling gallery is at the Strathclair Community Centre until Jan. 4.
At the Clubs
• Lady of the Lake — Jherrad Cumming and Kristen Nerbas supply the entertainment on Friday starting at 7:30 p.m. Saturday features Reigh Kilbride at 8 p.m.
• Houstons Niteclub — This Friday we are giving away an all-inclusive five-star trip to Los Cabos Mexico ... there will be a guaranteed winner! You just have to be here to win. Plus take in the great specials on Friday night with three-for-one appetizers from 4 p.m. to midnight. And Tangle Box live on stage! Monday, Dec. 23 is the Pawsitive Communities fundraising social. Tickets are only $10 (available at the door also). Prizes include a weekend for two at the Royal Oak Inn, Hedley concert tickets, Jets tickets, Houstons VIP package and more.
• The 40 — Mike Sacharko and Friends hit the stage at The 40 on Friday night. Upcoming: Dec. 26, It’s our Boxing Day Social with free admission!
• Double Decker — The Turks take to the stage on Friday night. Saturday night features Cory Brown. Upcoming: Dec. 23, a special Christmas Eve Eve features Cory Brown upstairs and DJ FiveNine with DJ Red in the new Guinness Room downstairs; Dec. 26, Boxing Day Bash featuring Finn upstairs and DJ Red downstairs.
• The Great Western Roadhouse — Flirt Fridays featuring DJ Red. Saloon Saturday where ladies get in free before 11 p.m.
• Crystal Hotel — Karaoke on Thursdays at 9 p.m. Nite Life take the stage on both Friday and Saturday night starting at 9 p.m. Jam session on Saturday from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Free poker on Sundays at 2 p.m.
• Dec. 25 — The Westman and Area Traditional Christmas Dinner will take place at the Keystone Centre in the Convention Hall from noon to 6 p.m. Everyone is welcome to attend for a lovely Christmas meal, live entertainment, presents for the kids and also a visit with Santa. For more information, visit christmasdinner.ca.
• Dec. 27 — Brandon Wheat Kings versus Regina Pats at the Keystone Centre at 7:30 p.m. For info, or tickets, call 204-726-3555 or at tickets.keystonecentre.com. This is Chuck-a-Puck for our Furry Friends. Purchase a numbered foam puck to throw on the ice during the second intermission. Proceeds go to Funds for Furry Friends and the puck closest to centre ice wins a prize!
• Dec. 28 — The Brandon Public Library will show an adult, National Film Board documentary, "The Horse/Secretariat’s Jockey, Ron Turcotte," at 2 p.m. in the Program Room. Free admission.
• Dec. 28 — Dance to the music of the Badland Bandits at a Holiday Dance, sponsored by Prairie Social Singles, at the North Hill Inn at 8:30 p.m. Cost is $12. Snacks provided. Come and bring a friend! No need to be a member. For information, call Lorraine 204-725-2389.
• Jan. 4 — It’s Trivia Night at Elkhorn Resort at 7 p.m. This is a fundraiser for Friends and Biosphere Reserve organizations. Form a team of friends and show off your knowledge. Cost is $50 per team of two to six people. All participants must be 18 years of age. If you don’t have a team, come out and join one. For more information, call 204-848-4037 or email email@example.com.
• Jan. 4 — Brandon Wheat Kings versus Regina Pats at the Keystone Centre at 7:30 p.m. Home Depot Family Skate night. For info, or tickets, call 204-726-3555 or at tickets.keystonecentre.com.
• Jan. 5 — The Brandon Archery Club hosts their Indoor 3D shoot at the Keystone Centre. For more information, call Barry at 204-727-6218.
• Jan. 7 — Brandon Wheat Kings versus Red Deer Rebels at the Keystone Centre at 7 p.m. For more information, or tickets, call 204-726-3555 or at tickets.keystonecentre.com.
• Jan. 10 — Brandon Wheat Kings versus Prince Albert Raiders at the Keystone Centre at 7 p.m. For more information, or tickets, call 204-726-3555 or at tickets.keystonecentre.com.
• Jan. 10 — Brandon University Bobcats women’s basketball team takes on Thompson Rivers Wolfpack at BU Healthy Living Centre at 6 p.m.; the men’s team plays at 8 p.m.
• Jan. 11 — Malanka: Ukrainian New Year’s Supper and Dance will take place at the Ukrainian National Home. Music by Parkland Country. Cocktails at 5:30 p.m.; dinner at 6:30 p.m. After dinner entertainment. For tickets, call 204-728-8015 or 204-727-6295.
• Jan. 11 — PrairieCon presents Games Day at St. Matthew’s Community Hall from 12:30 p.m. to midnight as we lead up to June’s PrairieCon! A day of gaming as members from the local community bring their favourite games to share and play. Admission is free. Canteen available.
• Jan. 11 — Brandon Wheat Kings versus Prince Albert Raiders at the Keystone Centre at 7:30 p.m. Victoria Inn 80s Retro Night. Home Depot Family Skate night. For more info or tickets, call 204-726-3555 or at tickets.keystonecentre.com.
• Jan. 11 — Steppin’ Out Dance will take place at the Brandon Legion Hall with music by Silver Wings from 8 p.m. to midnight. Lunch served. Cost is $12 at the door. For information, call 204-726-4091.
• Jan. 14-15 — The Vincent Massey Musical Theatre Class proudly presents, "The Big Bad Musical," a howling comedy at Vincent Massey’s D.C. Wilson Theatre. Jan. 14 at 7 p.m. and Jan. 15 at 5 p.m. For tickets or info, call Nancy at 204-729-3170.
• Jan. 18 — Come celebrate Ukrainian New Years with the Shevchenko Dance Ensemble at the Sandy Lake Community Hall from 8 p.m. to 1 a.m. Dancers perform at 8:30 p.m. Live band. Doors open at 7:30 p.m. For tickets, call Wanda at 204-585-2404 of Shauna at 204-867-3843.
• Jan. 19 — Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra Four Horns and Beethoven will take place at the Western Manitoba Centennial Auditorium at 3 p.m. with José Luis Gomez, conductor and featuring Patricia Evans, Kenneth MacDonald, Caroline Oberheu and Michiko Singh, horns. Tickets available at the WMCA office 204-728-9510 or online at wmca.ca.
• Jan. 23-26 — 7 Ages Productions and Mecca Productions present "Les Misérables," at the Western Manitoba Centennial Auditorium. Jan. 23 and 24 at 7:30 p.m. Jan. 25 at 2 p.m. and 8 p.m. Jan. 26 at 3 p.m. Tickets available at the WMCA office 204-728-9510 or online at wmca.ca.
• Jan. 25 — Rapid City and Area Lions Club are hosting a trivia night at the Rapid City Legion Hall. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. and play begins at 7:30 p.m. Reserve your 6- to 8-person table today. Cost is $10 per person. Call 204-826-2740 to reserve a table. Lions members and guests welcome.
• Jan. 27 — The Virden Community Arts Council is pleased to present Canadian vocal ensemble "musical intima," at the Virden Auditorium Theatre at 8 p.m. Tickets are $25 and can be purchased at the Virden Community Arts Council or by calling 204-748-3014.
• Jan. 31 — Schell Shock Entertainment in collaboration with TCB Rock and Roll Legends presents international multi-award winning and acclaimed Elvis tribute artist Adam Fitzpatrick, and his band the Cadillac Kings at the Western Manitoba Centennial Auditorium at 7:30 p.m. Tickets available at the WMCA office 204-728-9510 or online at wmca.ca.
• Jan. 31 — The Manitoba Theatre Centre presents Miracles on South Division Street at the Souris School Auditorium at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are available by calling Sharon at 204-483-2001.
• Feb. 28 — For the Love of Chocolate, in support of Kidsport Westman Region, will take place at the Keystone Centre in the UCT Pavilion. Entertainment with comedian Kelly Taylor. Fashion from North Shore Outfitters, Catwalk Clothing Co., Promises Bridal and Jockey Person to Person. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Show at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are available online at tickets.keystonecentre.com or at the Keystone box office 204-726-3500.
• March 8 — The Backyardigans Sea Deep in Adventure appear live on stage at the Western Manitoba Centennial Auditorium at 1 p.m. Tickets available at the WMCA office 204-728-9510 or online at wmca.ca.
• March 12 — The Keystone Centre is proud to present blues rock band ZZ Top with their La Futura tour at Westman Place. Tickets online at tickets.keystonecentre.com or charge by phone 204-726-3555 or at the box office.
Republished from the Brandon Sun print edition December 19, 2013