Community Fundraising Event
For the past fifteen years, we have been involved in staging a historical tour of the Brandon Cemetery. Many people do not fully realize the number of famous (and infamous) people buried there. It is our intention to educate the participants through entertainment to raise money for a local charity. Local actors from Assiniboine Theatre Company portray the roles of these remarkable “residents” of the cemetery, and share personal biographical details with participants.
This "lively" two hour interactive walking tour provides an opportunity for visitors to take a step back in time and to "meet" the colourful and inspiring individuals who have helped in shaping the Brandon we know today. The characters of Brandon's past will literally come alive to tell their tales and offer some juicy bits of gossip to those plucky participants who venture through their hallowed resting grounds.
We were so happy to be back doing this very well received community event, after a 2 year hiatus due to Covid restrictions, and it seems as though the community was happy as well as it was sold out. 100% of the proceeds were donated to Westman Dreams for Kids.
Lisa Hammond and Kelly Lumbard were proud to present Scott Major, Chairman of Westman Dreams for Kids, with a cheque for $3,100.00, which were the proceeds from our recent Gossip in the Graveyard tours. 150 guests were entertained by the cast of the Assiniboine Theatre Company, who portrayed influential characters of Brandon’s past. Since its inception in 2007, this Brockie Donovan community event has raised over $32,000 for various local charities. We are so happy to help build a better community and help those in need.
We look forward to hosting this Community Event in September 2023.
Dates will be announced in the spring of 2023.