Brandon, MB (CKLQ) - The 16th annual Westman Multicultural Festival kicks off Thursday, with high hopes from organizers.
Five pavilions open Thursday night across Brandon - Mexican, Ukrainian, India, Metis and English - with the remainder joining in Friday and Saturday. The ten locations feature food, drink, music, dance and culture from each of the ten nations.
Festival Society Secretary Gautam Srivastava says they've been aiming towards a younger demographic with this year's festival. They're encouraging social media posting with the hashtag #wmmfest2019.
He says with temperatures moderating from this week's cold, he's expecting great crowds, and hoping for over 35,000 total pavilion visits over the three days.
As in previous years, entrance to the sites is free, as is bus service on an hourly loop between the sites.
To get all the details, and to volunteer at any of the pavillions, go to www.gotothepavilions.com