Westman Multicultural Festival

About 2018-02-15T07:34:20+00:00

From its early beginnings 15 years ago, the renamed Westman Multicultural Festival continues the tradition of the earlier Lieutenant Governor’s Winter Festival and Brandon Winter Festival.

We are pleased to present this permanent website along with social media on Instagram, Facebook and twitter with the handle @wmmfest or wmmfest.

A huge event like this takes time to organize, with many different players involved; we are posting information as it becomes available.

Look for online and print advertising, along with news, TV and radio information in the coming days and weeks. This will lead up to the Festival starting Thursday, February 1st and running until the late evening of Saturday, February 3rd.

There are nine exciting Pavilions including; England, Honduras, Ireland, Philippines, Scotland and Ukraine plus new additions India and Mexico and a return of a favourite The Métis Pavilion.  A map of the Pavilions can be found here. Information on each pavilion is available on the website and on social media.

We hope everyone comes out and enjoys the Westman Multicultural Festival again this year!  It is going to be a great event to break-up this frosty season and unite us as a community.


JAN 31 – FEB 2, 2019

Celebrating our 16th Year

Things to Know

  • The pavilions are all FREE entrance.
  • There is limited capacity in each pavilion according to the Provincial regulations.
  • Each pavilion serves traditional food and drink and most have traditional and domestic alcoholic drinks available at various prices.
  • The pavilions have shows, dance and live music almost every hour.

Social Links

on Facebook
on Twitter
on Instagram
on Google+

  • Dress for the weather
  • Bring your ID for alcohol service
  • Be prepared to wait in line at peak hours
  • No free bus service for 2017 – it’s only $1.35 to ride
  • Bring your appetite – there is lots of great food
  • Post your pictures with #wmmfest2018 or #gotothepavilions hashtag on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook

  • Bring CASH as the pavilions don’t take interac or credit cards.

Getting to The Pavilions

Bus Route

All times are estimates

Grand Salon – Victoria Inn
3550 Victoria Ave
STOP: Victoria Inn – South side
In front of Grand salon doors
TIMES: +5 minutes after hour
Ukrainian Reading Hall
1005 Assiniboine Avenue
STOP: Assiniboine Ave (South side)
front of hall (no parking zone)
TIMES: +40 minutes after hour
North End Community Centre
1313 Stickney Avenue
STOP: Sokal Manor stop
Stickney (North side)
TIMES: +50 minutes after hour
Clarion Hotel & Suites
3130 Victoria Avenue
STOP: on Victoria Ave (South side)
in Front of main doors.
TIMES: +10 minutes after hour

Western Manitoba Centennial Auditorium
205 – 20th Street
STOP: Princess Ave & 20th Street
North side of Princess
TIMES: +55 minutes after hour

St. Matthews Church
403 – 13th Street
STOP: 13th St. (East side)
front of Church loading zone
TIMES: +30 minutes after hour
Brandon Shrine Club
1110 McTavish Avenue East
STOP: McTavish Ave East
North side of the building
TIMES: +20 minutes after hour
Imperial Ballroom – Victoria Inn
3550 Victoria Ave
STOP: on McTavish Avenue
East of Beer Vendor
TIMES: +0 ON the hour
Ukrainian National Home
1133 Stickney Avenue
STOP: Stickney Ave (North side)
towards 11th Street North
TIMES: +45 minutes after hour

Click for detailed route and map

Taxi Companies

4-Way Taxi

1 Rainbow Taxi

1-United Taxi Group


Brandon Sunset Taxi

Tasmanian Taxi

Volunteer Opportunities

The festival takes a huge effort from many volunteers. If you would like to volunteer, please fill in the form and someone will contact you as soon as they can.

Please indicate the dates and time you are available.