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National Indigenous People’s Day

Last week, for National Indigenous People's Day, WIS staff and volunteers were delighted to support our friends at the Brandon Friendship Centre, BUAPC, Manitoba Metis Federation, and more! We helped serve food and drinks, celebrating the rich cultures and contributions of Indigenous Peoples. It was a day filled with joy, unity, and community spirit! Thank you to everyone who came together to make this day special. Let’s continue to honor and celebrate Indigenous cultures every day.

National Indigenous People’s Day2024-06-24T15:15:22-05:00

World Refugee Day: A Day of Reflection and Understanding

We were honored to have members of the community join us again this year for World Refugee Day! The event started with a short presentation, followed by a powerful Forced Migration Simulation. Participants experienced the many challenges and hardships that refugees face daily. The day concluded with an engaging panel discussion that provided enlightening conversations and deeper understanding of the refugee experience. Thank you to Brandon University Student's Union & Brandon Local Immigration Partnership A heartfelt thank you to everyone who participated and helped us shine a light on the plight of refugees. Together, we can make a difference!

World Refugee Day: A Day of Reflection and Understanding2024-06-24T15:22:20-05:00

Annual General Meeting (AGM) Recap

We had an incredible turnout at this year's Annual General Meeting, where we had the pleasure of hearing from esteemed community members, including His Worship Mayor Jeff Fawcett. We also had our board members and CEO, Enver Naidoo, share insightful updates and exciting future plans for Westman Immigrant Services. Thank you to everyone who attended and contributed to this wonderful event. Your support and engagement are what make our community so vibrant and resilient. Stay tuned for more updates and events!

Annual General Meeting (AGM) Recap2024-06-24T12:27:12-05:00

WIS Sponsors Hole at 34th Annual Brandon Chamber of Commerce Golf Tournament

Westman Immigrant Services (WIS) was proud to sponsor Hole #2 at the 34th Annual Golf Tournament organized by the Brandon Chamber of Commerce at Wheat City Golf Course. This event provided a fantastic opportunity for our team to enjoy the beautiful outdoors while connecting with local business leaders and community members. Congratulations to the Brandon Chamber of Commerce for hosting another successful event! We look forward to future opportunities to engage with and support our vibrant business community. Stay tuned for more updates on our events and initiatives!  

WIS Sponsors Hole at 34th Annual Brandon Chamber of Commerce Golf Tournament2024-06-13T11:49:42-05:00

WIS Attends Brandon Chamber of Commerce’s State of the Chamber Luncheon

Westman Immigrant Services recently attended the State of the Chamber, hosted by Brandon Chamber of Commerce. This event marked the final installment in the Luncheon events series for the season, which will resume next fall. It was a fantastic opportunity to connect with community leaders and celebrate the accomplishments of the Chamber. Highlights of the event included the swearing-in of new board members and speeches from past board members and ex-presidents. Their insights and experiences provided valuable perspectives on the future direction of the Chamber and the broader business community in Brandon. We were inspired by the discussions and look forward to the continued growth and success of the Chamber. It’s events like these that [...]

WIS Attends Brandon Chamber of Commerce’s State of the Chamber Luncheon2024-06-13T11:52:06-05:00

Community Clean-Up Day and Walking Lunch Club: A Double Success for WIS!

Westman Immigrant Services was thrilled to take part in Community Clean-Up Day and Downtown Walking Lunch Club, both held on May 28th, organized by Brandon Downtown Biz. These events brought together not only WIS staff, but volunteers, and community members for a day filled with meaningful connections and collective efforts. Community Clean-Up Day Our Community Clean-Up Day was a resounding success, with enthusiastic participation from both WIS staff, volunteers, and community members. Together, we worked to clean and beautify our local area, fostering a sense of pride and community spirit. The dedication and hard work displayed by everyone involved truly made a difference, and it was wonderful to see so many people come together for [...]

Community Clean-Up Day and Walking Lunch Club: A Double Success for WIS!2024-06-13T11:58:39-05:00

WIS Attends State of the Province Luncheon with Premier Wab Kinew

Thank You to the Brandon Chamber of Commerce! Westman Immigrant Services attended the State of the Province luncheon with Manitoba's Premier, Wab Kinew, on May 16, 2024. It was a fantastic experience! We appreciate the Brandon Chamber of Commerce for organizing this event. Events like these are essential for building connections and understanding our province's direction. We are grateful for the chance to participate and contribute to Manitoba's growth. Thank you, Brandon Chamber of Commerce, for hosting this event!  

WIS Attends State of the Province Luncheon with Premier Wab Kinew2024-06-13T12:00:36-05:00

🌟A Big Thank You to RBC for an Amazing Family Day Event! 🌟 

We want to extend a heartfelt thank you to our friends at RBC for their contributions to an incredible Family Day event as part of the RBC Family Day at the Royal Manitoba Winter Fair With their generosity and dedication, RBC invited over 100 newcomers to join in the festivities, filled with fun activities, arts and crafts, a delicious pizza lunch, and even a trip to the winter fair! A special shoutout goes to Tracy, Joelle and the RBC team for their hard work and commitment in making this event such a memorable experience for everyone involved. Your kindness and support mean the world to us! Thank you, RBC, for your continued partnership and for [...]

🌟A Big Thank You to RBC for an Amazing Family Day Event! 🌟 2024-04-16T15:15:44-05:00

Year End Holiday Family Day

Our Family Program team recently held the Year End Holiday Family Day. Families celebrated their culture through holiday cooking demos, music, holiday crafts, games, and dance. The event included Indigenous teachings from Deborah Tacan, Cultural Support Worker from 60’s Scoop “Healing the Family Within” Program, Brandon Friendship Center and an inspirational message from Aida Harrison, owner of Aida’s Catering and WIS Board Member.   Wearing their traditional attire, our families shared their love for their home country with other families as they enjoyed a taste of favorite dish from Nigeria and the Philippines. Families joined in and danced together to celebrate culture and holiday spirit.   Thank you to all our guests and all families [...]

Year End Holiday Family Day2022-12-22T15:12:15-06:00
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