Written By Jaime-Lynn Dyck
Photos by Sandy Black
Alternative Group is proud to present the 56th Annual Brandon Home & Leisure Show, one of the longest running shows in Western Canada. The show this year will run April 7th to 9th at the Keystone Centre in Brandon, Manitoba. After being off for a couple of years due to restrictions, the show was able to return last year with minimal limitations. This year, the show continues on an upward swing and looks forward to seeing everyone back.
The show will boast an array of indoor and outdoor themed booths for you to peruse. For outdoor enthusiasts, you can find everything you can imagine for your yard, from stone patios and sheds to hot tubs and planters. But don’t forget about electric bikes and outdoor living. You will be able to test-ride electric bikes right at the show this year! Camping gear and outdoor kitchens will be on display as well. If it’s renovations or home building you are looking for, look no further! Check out the displays of window coverings, outdoor lighting, and sunrooms. Many local contractors will also be available to answer any questions you may have about building a home. If you are hoping to pick something up from the show this year, we have plenty of booths offering original artwork, cleaning products, straightening irons, beverages, and food. Try some samples and test try products before you buy!
Efficiency Manitoba is a new Platinum Sponsor of the show this year. Stop by their booth to learn about programs they offer to make your home, business, or community more energy efficient. They will show you how you can save money, energy, and the environment through energy-saving upgrades.
If you needed another reason to stop by the show this year, it would be for the prizes! Not only do many vendors showcase great prizes to be won in their booths, but Waves Leisure is once again proud to sponsor the Home Show prize. This year, by attending the show, you can be entered to win a beautiful outdoor canopy daybed. For the kids, find the Easter basket and enter them a chance to win a great Easter prize as well.
Bring the whole family out to take in the Brandon Home & Leisure Show this year. Offering you a one-stop shopping experience under one roof, we hope to see you at the show this year!
With over 20 years of experience in the business, Sunspace by Elite Sunrooms is locally owned and operated by Keith Bourgeois. They work with quality sunrooms manufactured in Canada and built for our climate. They offer a wide variety of Sunrooms, Screen Rooms, Patio Covers, Decks, and Railings. You can custom design your project with Keith and his team and they will execute it from start to finish. Then sit back and enjoy your increased living space which includes a 15 year warranty. Talk to Keith today!
Habitat for Humanity – Brandon Chapter, offers families a dream home of their very own. Habitat partners with families who are ready for the responsibility of homeownership, but would not qualify for a traditional mortgage. The selection of families is based on three principles: need, ability to pay, and willingness to partner. Qualifying families purchase an affordable home from Habitat with no down payment, no interest, and a renewable 15-year mortgage. The families are also required to contribute 500 hours of “sweat equity” which can be done by helping build homes, working at the ReStore, or volunteering at Habitat fundraisers.
How can you help out? Volunteer your time, give money, or donate items to the ReStore. Every year Habitat has Team Build and Women Build days. On these build days, you work with a foreman and other members of the community to build Habitat homes. It can be a great team-building day for your office, or a day to help out your community.
Contact Habit for Humanity – Brandon Chapter today!