BRUCE BUMSTEAD/ BRANDON SUN
The Art Gallery of Southwestern Manitoba’s Angie Currie is happy to reopen the gift shop which has been redesigned to have a gallery feel with spot lighting and pedestal displays.
The Art Gallery of Southwestern Manitoba is hosting a grand reopening of its gift shop today.
Angie Currie, gallery services co-ordinator at the AGSM, which is located in the art gallery at The Town Centre, said the gift shop was closed for the past week while they changed the floor plan and added new artists’ wares to the gift shop’s selection of products.
"It’s a lot more open and fresh now. We really updated and pieces are displayed on pillars and it just looks good," Currie said.
The AGSM gift shop will host its grand reopening today from noon to 5 p.m.
The gift shop will be offering a 10 per cent discount on all its wares during the grand reopening. Currie said you’ll find a selection of artist-made handbags, jewelry, pottery and ceramics, photographs and more.
For more information, call the AGSM at 204-727-1036.
Southview Flea Market
Brandon is about to experience a shoppers’ delight: a flea market.
The first Southview Flea Market will take place on Saturday, Sept. 21 and Sunday, Sept. 22 at the No. 2 building in the Southview Industrial Park.
It’s being put on by three friends — Jackie Mackay, Norine Mitchell and Corinne Downey — who hope to make the Southview Flea Market a weekend event during the summer months next year.
Mackay said the Southview Flea Market will feature vendors of all sorts, and is free for the whole family to attend.
"We have had such fabulous support from vendors all over Manitoba and Saskatchewan that we are almost full. The Southview Flea Market is a gathering of people selling original artwork, clothing, antiques, fragrances, cleaning products, toys, collectables, yard sale treasures, makeup, market garden products and so much more," Mackay said.
Mackay said there are more than 50 vendors so far, but they are still accepting vendor applications. The Southview Flea Market has more than 20,000 square feet of indoor space and another 20,000 square feet of outdoor space. Cost for a vendor table is $30.
Mackay said one-day spots are also available for the September weekend and permanent summer spots for 2014 are up for grabs.
The Southview Flea Market takes place from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. To get there, turn left at the intersection of Highway 110 (the Eastern Access Road) and 18th Street and go east 1.5 miles.
For more information, call Jackie at 204-724-5717, Corinne at 204-761-3932 or Norine at 204-761-6012.
Trails West Inn/The 40
The Trails West Inn’s new pool and whirlpool area is now open. The Trails West, located at 210 18th St., closed its pool area for the last three months so it could do some major renovations.
Heidi Howarth, owner of the Trails West Inn and The 40, said it was time to update the pool area.
"We know have, definitely, the biggest in-ground whirlpool in Brandon," Howarth said.
She added that the whirlpool area has all new stone work and the cleaning system has been changed in the pool to salt water chlorination.
Trails West Inn was the first hotel in Brandon to install a waterslide, and Howarth says it’s still the best.
"The waterslide is so fun. It’s not just for kids, it’s for adults too. It’s something the whole family can enjoy," Howarth said.
The 40, attached to the Trails West Inn, also has an excited fall lineup planned, with performances from recording artists such as Emerson Drive, Jason McCoy and Chilliwack.
For more information, call the Trails West Inn at 204-727-3800 or visit them online at trailswest.mb.ca.
Women at Pause
Are you a woman at mid-life and wondering what to do next? Connect with other women going through the same thing and learn how to move ahead with the Women at Pause fall session, a 12-week session with life coach Brenda Hewlko.
"This program is designed to coach women into discovering new passions and life purpose, gain clarity and participate in rich discussions with other like-minded women," Hewlko said.
The session begins Oct. 1.
To register, call 204-727-2764. For more information, visit womenatpause.com.
Republished from the Brandon Sun print edition September 14, 2013