A delegation from Brandon will head down the Trans-Canada Highway to Manitoba’s capital on Monday to show that “Brandon is open for business.”
The group of 50 individuals have dubbed themselves “Team Brandon” and will arrive by bus to the Manitoba legislature.
“As Manitoba’s second-largest city, I truly believe Brandon is a microcosm of Winnipeg, not only in terms of the services and amenities we offer our residents, but also the challenges we face as a growing urban municipality,” said Brandon Mayor Rick Chrest.
“So, bringing ‘Team Brandon’ to the legislature is just our way of ensuring that all provincial decision-makers and, really, all Manitobans know who we are and what we can offer as a partner at their table.”
More than a dozen Brandon institutions and community organizations plan to engage in discussion with a variety of elected members and provincial department representatives.
A promotional booth will be set up in the Rotunda of the legislature where Mayor Chrest will host a sponsored coffee break following Monday’s Question Period.
Groups represented during the day-long event include representatives from the City of Brandon, Assiniboine Community College, Brandon University, the Brandon School Division, Brandon Riverbank Inc., Brandon First, the Brandon Friendship Centre, the Brandon Urban Aboriginal Peoples’ Council, the Keystone Centre, Brandon Neighbourhood Renewal Corporation, Renaissance Brandon, the Brandon Chamber of Commerce, Brandon Area Realtors, and the Provincial Exhibition of Manitoba.