Westman Multicultural Festival



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.


JAN 23 – 25, 2020

Celebrating our 17th Year

Things to Know

  • 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]

Social Links

on Facebook
on Twitter
on Instagram

  • 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.

Getting to The Pavilions

Bus Route 2019

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

Grand Salon – Victoria Inn
3550 Victoria Ave
STOP: on Victoria Ave, straight north of entrance to Grand Salon.
TIMES: +3 MIN (after hour)
Ukrainian Reading Hall
1005 Assiniboine Avenue
STOP: straight across from front door, South side of Street.
TIMES: +40 MIN (after hour)
Dome Building
Keystone Centre
STOP: by parking lot located north side of the building.
TIMES: +15 MIN (after hour)
Prairie Oasis
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)

Western Manitoba Centennial Auditorium
205 – 20th Street
STOP: Existing bus stop located at Princess Ave and 20th St.
TIMES: +50 MIN (after hour)
Central United Church
327 8th Street
STOP: loading zone in front of Church.
TIMES: +25 MIN (after hour)
Brandon Shrine Club
1110 McTavish Avenue East
STOP: West side of entrance to parking lot.
TIMES: +20 MIN (after hour)
Imperial Ballroom – Victoria Inn
3550 Victoria Ave
STOP: on McTavish Avenue, East of Beer Vendor
TIMES: +0 MIN (on the hour)
Ukrainian National Hall
1133 Stickney Avenue
STOP: Existing bus stop located just east of building.
TIMES: +45 MIN (after hour)

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.