From its early beginnings 16 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, January 31st and running until the late evening of Saturday, February 2nd.
There are ten exciting Pavilions including; England, Honduras, India, Métis, Mexico, Philippines, Scotland and Ukraine plus new addition Jamaica and the return of the Mauritius 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.
GO TO THE PAVILIONS!
JAN 31 – FEB 2, 2019
Celebrating our 16th Year
- All pavilions are all FREE to attend.
- There is limited capacity in each pavilion according to the Provincial regulations.
- Each pavilion serves traditional food traditional food and beverages / alcoholic beverages
- The pavilions have a variety of shows and performances almost every hour.
- Free Bus Route Map 8.5″ x 11″ [PDF]
- Printable Information sheet (locations, times, bus times, etc) 11″ x 8.5″ [PDF]
- Dress for the weather
- Bring your ID for alcohol service
- Be prepared to wait in line at peak hours
Free bus service again for 2019.
- Bring your appetite – there is lots of great food
Post your pictures with #wmmfest2019 or #gotothepavilions hashtag on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook
Bring CASH as some of the Pavilions don’t take interac or credit cards.
Bus Route 2019
ALL PAVILION BUSES ARE FREE
THU JAN 31: 6:00pm – 10:00pm
FRI FEB 1: 6:00pm – 12:00am
SAT FEB 2: 1:00pm – 12:00am
All times are estimates
3550 Victoria Ave
STOP: on Victoria Ave, straight north of entrance to Grand Salon.
TIMES: +3 MIN (after hour)
1005 Assiniboine Avenue
STOP: straight across from front door, South side of Street.
TIMES: +40 MIN (after hour)
STOP: by parking lot located north side of the building.
TIMES: +15 MIN (after hour)
241 8th Street
STOP: loading zone in front of the building.
TIMES: +26 MIN (after hour)
Knox United Church
451 18th Street
STOP: on 17th Street in front of east entrance.
TIMES: +30 MIN (after hour)
205 – 20th Street
STOP: Existing bus stop located at Princess Ave and 20th St.
TIMES: +50 MIN (after hour)
327 8th Street
STOP: loading zone in front of Church.
TIMES: +25 MIN (after hour)
1110 McTavish Avenue East
STOP: West side of entrance to parking lot.
TIMES: +20 MIN (after hour)
3550 Victoria Ave
STOP: on McTavish Avenue, East of Beer Vendor
TIMES: +0 MIN (on the hour)
1133 Stickney Avenue
STOP: Existing bus stop located just east of building.
TIMES: +45 MIN (after hour)
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.