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Glenn Maluga and his son Maximus are thrilled about the opening of Maluga’s Memorabilia on Rosser Avenue.
Brandon has a new place to find unique gifts and collectibles for the space and sports-minded alike. Now open is Maluga’s Memorabilia, located at 925 Rosser Ave. The shop has select hours at the moment, but owner Glenn Maluga said hours will be expanded in the coming year. Current hours are Saturday from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. and Sunday, Monday and Tuesday from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. The shop specializes in what collectors dream of: autographed sports memorabilia and attire, vintage Star Wars, comic books and other toys.
Maluga’s Memorabilia is running an exciting contest starting on Oct. 1, for every $50 spent, customers will get their name entered to win a Bobby Hull autographed Chicago Blackhawks jersey, with a $400 value. The draw will be made right in time for Christmas, on Dec. 23. For more information, contact Maluga’s Memorabilia at 204-717-4738.
While this column is usually retail oriented, this is a good idea for those of us who have had too much retail therapy and need to declutter.
Brandonite Kofi Owusu is busy gathering donations of gently used infant, children and adult clothing, toys, games, bikes, school supplies and more for his home country of Ghana, West Africa. Owusu immigrated to Canada with his parents when he was 11 years old. He remembers the hardships the children and families went through in the villages surrounding where he lived.
"I remember growing up we were OK, but many kids growing up in the villages had only one toy to play with," Owusu said.
Owusu plans to visit his many aunts, uncles and cousins who still live in Ghana next year and would like to fill a shipping container with the listed goods to bring back. He plans to sell about 20 per cent of the donated goods to help pay for the shipping container and then donate the rest to families in need in Ghana. He said his eventual goal is to set up a complete charity in Ghana, where he can continue to supply gently used clothing and toys to families in Africa.
Owusu said is also looking for an affordable storage space for the donations to be stored in the meantime. For more information about making a donation of gently used clothes or toys, contact Kofi Owusu at 204-720-8648 or email at email@example.com
Who doesn’t love ice cream and sales? Well, Dairy Queen in Brandon has both. Both the Shoppers Mall Dairy Queen and the 18th Street location are currently a part of a national Dairy Queen sale that has the famous Blizzard on for buy one, get one for 99 cents. That sale ends on Sunday. The 18th Street location will start its annual end-of-season sale Monday and will have a blanket markdown of all products. Dairy Queen will close its 18th Street location on Sunday, Sept. 30 for the year.
MNP Street Hockey Tournament
MNP will be hosting its fifth annual street hockey tournament for charity on Saturday, Sept. 22, and are still hoping a few more teams sign up. The annual event, which will happen in Stanley Park from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., is a chance for local business professionals and hockey lovers to get in a game that benefits a good cause. The entry fee for each team is $300, which makes up the "winning" donation. This year’s game will benefit the charity of the winner’s choosing. The event will also have a number of kids’ activities, including face painting, a three-legged race and a barbecue run by the YWCA. All the proceeds from the barbecue will go to the women’s shelter in Brandon. For more information, call 204-571-7684.
Republished from the Brandon Sun print edition September 15, 2012