City of Brandon Celebrates Manitoba 150 September 18 - 25, 2021

September 7, 2021

Brandon, MB – The City of Brandon, in conjunction with event partners and sponsors, is excited to bring all Brandon residents the long-awaited Manitoba 150 celebrations! With something for everyone, the celebration will start on Saturday, September 18th at the Riverbank Discovery Centre. The final event will take place on Saturday, September 25th at the Keystone Centre Grounds.  

September 1st – 25th  

The City of Brandon is thrilled to present an exciting spur-of-the-moment pop-up performance series. These performances will take place at various locations through the city, featuring local talent from Brandon and the Westman region. 

September 18th   

The following events will take place at the Riverbank Discovery Centre (545 Conservation Dr.): 

  • Pop-up Musical Performances 
  • Made in MB Market from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. 
  • Celebrate 150 Car Show from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. 

September 19th  

Join us for a free drive-thru pancake breakfast at the Keystone Centre grounds from 8:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m., while supplies last. 

September 19th –  25th
Try your hand at a series of scavenger hunts throughout the community. You will discover some of Brandon’s and Manitoba’s past, explore new areas, all while earning points for some great Manitoba made prizes.  

The scavenger hunts are designed for all ages and skills. Entry is free. Watch for notifications on how to sign up on First 500 registrants will receive a free Manitoba Spruce Tree Sapling. 

September 25th  

Wrap up this week by joining us for drive-in entertainment at the Keystone Grounds. To start the final evening of celebration, Emma Peterson, the 2019 Emerging Artist of the Year – Manitoba Country Music Association, will be giving a live performance.  

Following the live performance, take in a drive-in movie or two! Movies Being Shown: 

  • The Journey Home, rated PG, will start at Dusk 
  • War for the Planet of the Apes, rated PG-13, will start at 9:30 p.m. 


Both titles have ties to Manitoba. Parking spaces will be first come, first served at the Keystone Centre grounds. 

For more information on these events, please visit

All events are subject to public health orders. Events may be adapted to adhere to current provincial public health orders. 


Thank you to all partners and sponsors who made it possible for us to celebrate Manitoba with our community! 


About Manitoba 150 

In 1870, Manitoba became Canada’s fifth province – the only to enter Confederation under Indigenous Leadership. The Manitoba 150 Host Committee Inc. (Manitoba 150) is an independent not-for-profit organization. Manitoba 150 exists to shine a light on all that makes Manitoba amazing and unique – our beauty, people, cultures, and history. 

Manitoba is the traditional territory of the Anishinaabe, Dakota, Ininew, Anishininiw, Dene, and Inuit, and is the homeland of the Métis. Manitoba’s ongoing existence is thanks to these ancestors, and their present-day relatives, who continue to love and care for the land. 

As Manitoba reflects on 150 years as a province and looks forward to a new year, it is an opportunity to come together in spirit, to share stories, and to build even stronger connections to each other and the land. Our anniversary continues to inspire us to explore our past and leave legacies for the future. 

We encourage you to discover “Your Manitoba” all over again and find a new reason to fall in love with our amazing province.