"It's shaping up to be a busy year," says the new General Manager of the Brandon Riverbank Discovery Centre, James Montgomery, "specifically with Festival Park opening this spring!"

"It's very exciting for the organization as its a brand new venue for Brandon, so it's exciting for the city and for the region," he says.  "We're hoping to start booking very soon.  We've had a lot of interest from groups that want to use the new Festival Park facility."

"Festival Park is a covered stage and amphitheater seating built into the berm that was created for flood protection," explains Montgomery. "That's where we're going to have concerts, weddings, some of the Canada Day celebrations, and other events and festivities that will go on throughout the summer months."

The amphitheater style design will provide seating for up to 2500 people. 

"It's something Brandon has been needing for a long time, a permanent outdoor stage with ample seating for the public," he says.  "and it is very unique to the area."  

Montgomery says expanding the Interpretive programming and school programming are also included in the list of things on the go for 2019.

"People can find out anything and everything going on in and around Brandon," he adds.  "Depending if it's Spring, Summer, Fall or Winter, there's always something to do at the Riverbank!"

The Riverbank Discovery Centre is the Regional Brandon Tourism facility, and provides a variety of features including nature displays, an internet kiosk, souvenir shop, a multi-purpose room that can be booked for meetings, as well as outdoor pathways throughout the area and the Riverbank corridor.

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