Councillor- Ward 4 University / 20-21 Acting Deputy Mayor- City of Brandon

Home Address

Shaun & Karol Cameron
3016 Rosser Ave.
Brandon, MB R7B-0G9
(204) 724.0334
ward4@brandon.ca

About This Site

Councillor- City of Brandon
Ward 4 – University.

Acting Deputy Mayor (20-21)

Committee Work

Chair- Western Manitoba Centennial Auditorium Board of Governors

Co-Chair- Municipal Heritage Advisory Committee

Board Member- Brandon Neighbourhood Renewal Corporation

Committee Member- Grants Review Committee (Brandon Neighbourhood Renewal Corporation)

Board Member- Art Gallery of Southwestern Manitoba

Vice Chairperson- Brandon General Museum & Archives Board

Board Member, Secretary- Assiniboine Community College Foundation

Committee Member- Taxi By-Law Appeal Committee

Brandon, the Event City?

I read with great interest a piece on the Brandon First website on how Economic Development and Brandon First work to attract events to our community. It has long been something I feel our city is well positioned to be at the forefront on.

There are a number of factors that contribute to our potential of growing the idea of “Brandon, The Event City”.

 

1. Proximity and Geographic location- Our city is fairly well-suited for western based conference and event traffic. Daily air service in and out of the community is integral for ease of access making Brandon well suited for event travel. Further to that, the sheer proximity of the hotel accommodations in our city would be beneficial to conference goers looking to fill more than the available number of rooms in a single hotel.

 

2. The Brandon Event Hosting Grant Program makes event consideration more palpable as far as a bottom line. By providing opportunities to give back to events it makes coming to Brandon a more enticing option when considering event travel. Although somewhat contentious at the time, the accommodation fee has made our city more competitive by providing incentives and opportunities to enhance the current offerings of a particular event.

 

3. Most importantly, the Keystone Centre. You would be hard pressed to find a better venue in a city our size across western Canada. The sheer square footage under one roof makes the Keystone Centre second to none. As a member of city council, I would view this as one of the most important assets in our region. We must protect and continue to grow the Keystone if Brandon is to further harness our event hosting potential. Over the last number of years, the City of Brandon has been held in limbo at times waiting for provincial funding dollars to flow to the centre. In looking at its annual economic impact on the region (north of $60 million), we must continue to lobby our provincial counterparts for long-term, stable funding agreements and increased opportunities for investment in this provincial asset. Back when I was freelancing with the Brandon Sun I wrote a number of times on the need for a dedicated, long-term funding agreement at the Keystone Centre, this one, in particular, stands out (February 1, 2015- Dedicated fund for Keystone Centre makes sense).

 

So where do we go from here? I struggle at times with the idea of whether Brandon should harness the “big-town” or the “small city” mentality, with it being OK for us to be a little bit of both. How can we as Brandonites approach growth and work to become an attraction that may cause others to flow to our city as a destination? Event hosting and the tourism byproduct that comes from that is a relatively safe way to pull the ship in a necessary direction. Further, by supporting events based opportunities, it has in the past, brought infrastructure spin-offs to our community as well.

 

Making growth based decisions through an economic development lens is integral to some of the work of a city council. What does the decision do to help grow our city? and how would a particular decision make us more appealing to further investment in Brandon? Two insights as to how I would approach some of the decision making at the council table. Lastly, do I think we can we grow the opportunities available to us as a result of focusing on Brandon becoming known as an event city? Absolutely.

 

I think Sandy Trudel said it best in the piece noting that “event tourism compared to other segments of the tourism market generates the greatest level of economic return for a host community”. Without a doubt, this is the case. Whether it is money spent in local restaurants, shopping, entertainment or tourist destinations, event money is “found money” for our community and its business and service offerings. I view this as something we must ratchet up as we strive to become “Brandon, the Event City”.

 

I welcome your thoughts and feedback on this piece.

706 Replies to “Brandon, the Event City?”

  1. Pingback: istanbul eskortlar
  2. Pingback: kadikoy escort
  3. Pingback: Roofers Parksville
  4. Pingback: Romeo Zero
  5. Pingback: Sand Cat
  6. Pingback: Olympic Weight Set
  7. Pingback: 50 beowulf ammo
  8. Pingback: buy cialis drug
  9. Pingback: painted sheds
  10. Pingback: sex toys
  11. Pingback: click here
  12. Pingback: HBCUEX
  13. Pingback: software reviewer
  14. Pingback: Discreet gun shop
  15. Pingback: Canada Pharmacy
  16. Pingback: glo cartridges
  17. Pingback: plaquenil for ra
  18. Pingback: cialis onlilne
  19. Pingback: Laptop hilfe
  20. Pingback: their information
  21. Pingback: best male stroker
  22. Pingback: dick extender
  23. Pingback: sex podcast
  24. Pingback: sisli escort
  25. Pingback: news
  26. Pingback: ??????? happyluke
  27. Pingback: regcialist.com
  28. Pingback: vibrating wand
  29. Pingback: male strokers
  30. Pingback: best toys for men
  31. Pingback: istanbul escort
  32. Pingback: escort bayanlar
  33. Pingback: bostanci escort
  34. Pingback: happyruck.com
  35. Pingback: sex positivity
  36. Pingback: mens sex toys
  37. Pingback: anal vibe
  38. Pingback: mersin escort
  39. Pingback: foods for ed
  40. Pingback: plaquenil 0 2g
  41. Pingback: buy buds online
  42. Pingback: fun88
  43. Pingback: p spot massagers
  44. Pingback: Inogen g2 for sale
  45. Pingback: vagina pump
  46. Pingback: visit here
  47. Pingback: hosting deals
  48. Pingback: MILF Porn
  49. Pingback: ground lease
  50. Pingback: cialis without rx
  51. Pingback: ruay vip
  52. Pingback: prostate milking
  53. Pingback: THC Vape Oil
  54. Pingback: erenkoy escort
  55. Pingback: streamcomplet
  56. Pingback: stopping norvasc
  57. Pingback: french streaming
  58. Pingback: benefits of prozac
  59. Pingback: omeprazole reviews
  60. Pingback: cock ring vibrator
  61. Pingback: masturbation tips
  62. Pingback: 1xbit
  63. Pingback: best male stroker
  64. Pingback: best in ottawa
  65. Pingback: 피망머니상
  66. Pingback: ivermectin humans
  67. Pingback: viagra buy
  68. Pingback: viagra pills
  69. Pingback: pharmacy drugs
  70. Pingback: Diablo strain
  71. Pingback: sensodyne
  72. Pingback: sex pills cialis
  73. Pingback: cialis samples
  74. Pingback: cialis mexico
  75. Pingback: viagra otc
  76. Pingback: clit stimulator
  77. Pingback: app for laptop
  78. Pingback: pc games download
  79. Pingback: mp3juices
  80. Pingback: cialis alternative
  81. Pingback: discount viagra
  82. Pingback: cialis doses
  83. Pingback: viagra for sale
  84. Pingback: sildenafil viagra
  85. Pingback: ivermectin rx
  86. Pingback: best male sex toys
  87. Pingback: sildenafil 100mg
  88. Pingback: viagra purchase
  89. Pingback: cialis 2.5mg
  90. Pingback: ivermectin humans
  91. Pingback: viagra 5 mg
  92. Pingback: web development
  93. Pingback: cialis wikipedia
  94. Pingback: lowesnet
  95. Pingback: ivermectin humans
  96. Pingback: magic mushrooms
  97. Pingback: medication drugs
  98. Pingback: magic mushrooms
  99. Pingback: erection pills
  100. Pingback: tadalafil teva
  101. Pingback: price of zithromax
  102. Pingback: sildenafil 50mg
  103. Pingback: kush carts
  104. Pingback: rosy boa for sale
  105. Pingback: Vertise
  106. Pingback: stock analysis
  107. Pingback: RissMiner
  108. Pingback: ivermectin
  109. Pingback: vertigo
  110. Pingback: ivermectin gel
  111. Pingback: bitcoin
  112. Pingback: news
  113. Pingback: Uganda Safari Tour
  114. Pingback: savage grow
  115. Pingback: raw garden carts
  116. Pingback: babami sikin benim
  117. Pingback: masturbators
  118. Pingback: viagras
  119. Pingback: BUY WEED ONLINE
  120. Pingback: blucifer strain
  121. Pingback: oris discount code
  122. Pingback: prednisone pak
  123. Pingback: viagra tablets
  124. Pingback: cost of viagra
  125. Pingback: MUT
  126. Pingback: happyLuke
  127. Pingback: amoxicillin
  128. Pingback: stromectol cream
  129. Pingback: sildenafil
  130. Pingback: lasix tablets uk
  131. Pingback: neurontin 2018
  132. Pingback: online pharmacy
  133. Pingback: website
  134. Pingback: levitra
  135. Pingback: provigil teva
  136. Pingback: ventolin capsule
  137. Pingback: mint juul pod
  138. Pingback: zithromax pill
  139. Pingback: furosemide cost us
  140. Pingback: walgreens viagra
  141. Pingback: prednisone brand
  142. Pingback: ivermectin generic
  143. Pingback: Mining Rigs
  144. Pingback: viagra price
  145. Pingback: CableFreeTV News
  146. Pingback: TÜM HABERLER
  147. Pingback: generic viagra
  148. Pingback: e-cigarettes
  149. Pingback: viagra pornhub
  150. Pingback: free ios sex games
  151. Pingback: generic pills
  152. Pingback: killer ending
  153. Pingback: the brotherhood
  154. Pingback: Buy Xanax online
  155. Pingback: walther ppk in 9mm
  156. Pingback: Psilocybe Cubensis
  157. Pingback: beretta 84 380 acp
  158. Pingback: otc viagra
  159. Pingback: - do si dos strain
  160. Pingback: tinder gay dating
  161. Pingback: ri3284 n
  162. Pingback: live resin stiiizy
  163. Pingback: viagra connect
  164. Pingback: cialis 2.5 for ed
  165. Pingback: ivermectin 18mg
  166. Pingback: stiiizy carts
  167. Pingback: 2cb synthesis
  168. Pingback: restaurant Nanaimo
  169. Pingback: aa12 for sale
  170. Pingback: ivermectin 18mg
  171. Pingback: uca.com.vn
  172. Pingback: Source
  173. Pingback: buy stromectol uk
  174. Pingback: gbl for sale uk
  175. Pingback: stromectol online
  176. Pingback: Cohiba
  177. Pingback: Web development
  178. Pingback: rabbit sex toy
  179. Pingback: clit vibrator
  180. Pingback: dildo
  181. Pingback: anal butt plugs
  182. Pingback: ivermectin lotion
  183. Pingback: russian books
  184. Pingback: best ed pill
  185. Pingback: best pills for ed
  186. Pingback: huge double dildo
  187. Pingback: silicone vibrators
  188. Pingback: hims sildenafil
  189. Pingback: cialis pastilla
  190. Pingback: cialis cost
  191. Pingback: krt disposable
  192. Pingback: stromectol prices
  193. Pingback: ivermectin gel
  194. Pingback: ivermectin 12 mg
  195. Pingback: Endep
  196. Pingback: exclcialisite.com
  197. Pingback: buy ambien online
  198. Pingback: mobviagrweb.com
  199. Pingback: vibrator
  200. Pingback: best sex toys
  201. Pingback: meritking
  202. Pingback: meritking
  203. Pingback: madridbet
  204. Pingback: meritroyalbet
  205. Pingback: elexusbet
  206. Pingback: eurocasino
  207. Pingback: eurocasino
  208. Pingback: trcasino
  209. Pingback: elexusbet
  210. Pingback: cialis generico
  211. Pingback: usd to btc
  212. Pingback: viagra online shop
  213. Pingback: trcasino
  214. Pingback: tombala siteleri
  215. Pingback: albuterol uk
  216. Pingback: tombala siteleri
  217. Pingback: tombala siteleri
  218. Pingback: zanaflex cost
  219. Pingback: lumigan eyelash
  220. Pingback: lumigan eyebrows
  221. Pingback: pain relief
  222. Pingback: Prozac
  223. Pingback: clomid uk sale
  224. Pingback: Epivir
  225. Pingback: meritroyalbet
  226. Pingback: meritroyalbet
  227. Pingback: meritroyalbet
  228. Pingback: tizanidine 44
  229. Pingback: Anonymous
  230. Pingback: flcc
  231. Pingback: ivermectin goodrx
  232. Pingback: ivermectin
  233. Pingback: taurus 905
  234. Pingback: stromectol tab 3mg
  235. Pingback: covid ivermectin
  236. Pingback: Anonymous
  237. Pingback: ivermectin 500ml
  238. Pingback: ontime mastercard
  239. Pingback: ivermectin buy
  240. Pingback: ivermectin price
  241. Pingback: stromectol tablets
  242. Pingback: viagra buy
  243. Pingback: ivermectin online
  244. Pingback: tadalafil liquid
  245. Pingback: walmart cialis
  246. Pingback: mortgage
  247. Pingback: Glock 28
  248. Pingback: tadalafil cialis
  249. Pingback: revatio sildenafil
  250. Pingback: zithromax cost
  251. Pingback: Hk vp9 for sale
  252. Pingback: tadalafil cost cvs
  253. Pingback: buy cialis pills
  254. Pingback: thelottovip
  255. Pingback: cialis price
  256. Pingback: cialis kaufen
  257. Pingback: corona medication
  258. Pingback: 3warrant
  259. Pingback: cialis com
  260. Pingback: meritroyalbet
  261. Pingback: cialis best price
  262. Pingback: ivermectin pills
  263. Pingback: ivermectin 80 mg
  264. Pingback: ivermectin mexico
  265. Pingback: clomid 50 mg
  266. Pingback: doxycycline 200 mg
  267. Pingback: stromectol merck
  268. Pingback: ivermectin 10 ml
  269. Pingback: PlayStation 5 Disc
  270. Pingback: meritking
  271. Pingback: meritroyalbet
  272. Pingback: madridbet
  273. Pingback: meritking
  274. Pingback: ivermectin 12mg
  275. Pingback: saatlik escort
  276. Pingback: bitcoin visa card
  277. Pingback: eurocasino
  278. Pingback: eurocasino
  279. Pingback: tadalafil generico
  280. Pingback: penis enlargement
  281. Pingback: ivermectina piojos
  282. Pingback: spain
  283. Pingback: borges
  284. Pingback: Herbal Incense
  285. Pingback: madridbet
  286. Pingback: custom gift boxes
  287. Pingback: luckyland casino
  288. Pingback: 5.56 green tips
  289. Pingback: G48 for sale
  290. Pingback: stromectol canada
  291. Pingback: hydroxychloroquine
  292. Pingback: ivermectin human
  293. Pingback: visit website
  294. Pingback: Krt carts
  295. Pingback: car recycling
  296. Pingback: FN 509 LS EDGE
  297. Pingback: meritroyalbet
  298. Pingback: eurocasino
  299. Pingback: Best Restaurants
  300. Pingback: cock extension
  301. Pingback: stock market news
  302. Pingback: anita
  303. Pingback: Google
  304. Pingback: cashforcars-bc.com
  305. Pingback: clomid 5 mg tablet
  306. Pingback: thrusting vibrator
  307. Pingback: penis pumping
  308. Pingback: listen here
  309. Pingback: buy clomid otc
  310. Pingback: Technology News
  311. Pingback: new ed treatments
  312. Pingback: treat ed
  313. Pingback: generic cialis otc
  314. Pingback: Watermelon haupia
  315. Pingback: Haupia strain
  316. Pingback: Bubble hash
  317. Pingback: Moroccan hash
  318. Pingback: Litto disposable
  319. Pingback: Bubble hash
  320. Pingback: canadian drugs

Leave a Reply

Have a concern? Give me a call/text at (204) 724-0334

Follow and Like on Social Media

Useful Links

Open Government (track the City of Brandon performance)

Report an Issue (Everything from reporting a pothole to addressing a concern)