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When: Saturday July 21st, 2018 from 1-5pm

Where: A.R McDiarmid Civic Complex in the Park on the east side of the building                                                    

Please use the East Entrance into the Cultural Resource Centre

638 Princess Avenue, R7A 0P3

Come learn and celebrate Indigenous Heritage at the Indigenous Peoples Site!


What is going on at this site:

  •  1pm: Pow Wow Demonstration 
  •  1pm: crafts table
  •  2pm: Knowledge Keepers from Indigenous Nations

The site will also feature the Brandon Indian Residential School Mobile Learning Centre. The Learning Centre displays images and information from the Indian Residential School.


FREE BANNOCK AND HONEY while supplies last!


Karol Mabel Contreras-Jaramillo mabel contreras pic

Cello/Classical Music

Karol Mabel Contreras-Jaramillo is a cellist from Mexico. She has played in different halls around Mexico, Canada, and the United Kingdom. She is currently in her second year of her Masters degree in cello performance at Brandon University.

Saturday July 21st: Display Building II (Unit 1-A, 1200 13th Street)

Sunday July 22nd: First Christian Reformed Church (1509 Victoria Avenue)


Marcel Hapel      marcel pic


Marcel Hapel is a dynamic musician with knowledge of a wide variety of fiddle styles ranging from Irish to Metis. He is sought after for his experience as an educator and is a wonderful addition to many fiddle camps at which he teaches. This year Marcel will be competing at the Canadian Grand Master Fiddle Competition in Ottawa. This performer's high energy will have you tapping your toes and clapping your hands.

Saturday July 21st: Commonwealth Air Training Plan Museum (Brandon Municipal Airport)

Sunday July 22nd: 633 12th Street


Michelle Kyle  michelle kyle pic

Jazz Guitar

Michelle is a guitarist currently studying jazz guitar at Brandon University. She enjoys playing in a variety of genres and in a variety of settings.

Saturday July 21st: One & Only Design Studio (130 10th Street)
Sunday July 22nd: Brandon General Museum (19 9th Street)


Brandon Ukulele Club ukeclub

The Brandon Ukulele Club was formed in 2015 and is made up of members of all ages from across Westman. We play a variety of music, including folk, rock, contemporary pop, and some classics. The ukulele is a lovely little instrument, and we can't help smiling and bopping along as we strum and sing! You can find us playing at different venues across the city, as well as on Westman Communicaitons Access 12.

Sunday July 22nd: Crow General Store (33 17th Street East)


Ellen Lamont  3

Watercolor Painter

Ellen Lamont is a Brandon University graduate who plans on becoming a French and art teacher, just like her dad. Ellen spent the majority of this year working in France and plans on continuing her education in Brandon this fall. Ellen is happiest when she is painting.

Saturday July 21st: Daly House Museum: 122 18th Street

Sunday July 22nd: Former Johnston Estate (547 13th Street)


Steve Onyshko stevie


Clarinetist Steve Onyshko is excited to be performing at the 2018 Doors Open Brandon event. A resident of Brandon, Steve has participated in many local and regional performances and festivals, including Music in the Park, as a member of the Vincent Massey Jazz Band, the Brandon Festival of the Arts and various Honour Bands. Aside from his musical endeavours, he also has a keen interest in biological sciences, running, and languages. He is a graduate of Vincent Massey High School and is looking forward to studying music at McGill University.

Saturday July 21st: Lorne Watson Recital Hall (270 18th Street)


Additional Performances

Graydon Cramer Trio

Featuring: Mark Godfrey (Toronto) and Keith Price


Come on down to the One & Only Design Studio on Saturday July 21st to hear some great music! Concert begins at 7pm.


Calling all Volunteers for Doors Open 2018:

Looking for a great event to volunteer at this summer? Join our team for Doors Open Brandon!

As a volunteer you will be expected to greet visitors, give them any guidance they require as to areas they can/cannot go in the building, and be friendly and approachable. You do not need to have any prior knowledge of a building history. Volunteer shifts will be 4 hours long and you can join us for one day or two. 

This is a great chance to learn more about heritage and spend a day inside a beautiful heritage building.


If you or anyone you know is interested in being a volunteer for Doors Open Brandon 2018 please click here.


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Doors Open Brandon is back for another great weekend!

Saturday July 21st and Sunday July 22nd, 2018 from 1-5pm both days

Join us on Friday July 20th at 6:00pm for a double documentary showing at the A.R McDiarmid Civic Complex, as well as a special music presentation

that you don't want to miss!


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