Brandon Scrapbookers Convention 2014

The Kinsmen Club of Brandon was pleased to partner with the Brandon Scrapbookers at their recent convention. The event was held at the UCT Pavilion, Keystone Centre, on May 2-3, 2014. The Kinsmen provided volunteer labour to help out with their event. In return, the Brandon Scrapbookers have made a very generous donation back to the club. This contribution will go a long way towards Serving The Community’s Greatest Need. Please check them out at their website. We thank them for running a fun convention and giving our club the opportunity to serve. We wish them well on next year’s event.

James Sewell and Art Wiebe of the Kinsmen Club of Brandon accepting the cheque from Rose Hercun of the Brandon Scrapbookers

James Sewell and Art Wiebe of the Kinsmen Club of Brandon accepting the cheque from Rose Hercun of the Brandon Scrapbookers


Cruisin’ The Dub

Come see the Kinsmen Club of Brandon at Cruisin’ the Dub. The event sees hundreds of custom, vintage, and antique cars, trucks, and motorcycles on display along Rosser Avenue in downtown Brandon. The street is closed to trafic starting at 6 pm for the cars to be parked and the event runs until approximately 9 pm.

The Brandon Kinsmen will be showing our PASCAR racing stock cars. Our members will be on hand to tell you more about our organization and answer any questions you may have. And there will be a few surprises!

We had a great time at the first Cruisin’ The Dub of the year on May 15, and look forward to the rest of the season.

Here are the remaining 2014 Cruisin’ The Dub dates:

  • Thursday, June 5th
  • Thursday, July 3rd
  • Thursday, August 7th
  • Thursday, September 4th

The event is organized by Brandon & Area Car Enthusiasts with sponsors A&W, BMO Bank of Montreal, and Renaissance Brandon. http://bace.ca/


Kinsmen Texas Holdem at the Double Decker

The Kinsmen Club of Brandon hosted our first charity Texas Holdem tournament on May 17, 2014. We would like to thank all the players who came out and contributed to our worthy cause. We received a lot of good feedback that it was a fun event and the players would come back when we do it again.

The Double Decker Tavern provided a fine venue. Also thanks to all the volunteers who helped deal and supervise the poker, and to the Kinsmen Club of The Pas for lending us their chips.

First place - Blain Turner, Second place -Elwood Sewell

First place – Blain Turner, Second place -Elwood Sewell


May 17, 2014 Texas Hold’em Poker Tournament at the Double Decker

The Kinsmen Club of Brandon is hosting a Texas Hold’em Poker Tournament in Brandon, Saturday, May 17, 2014 at 3 pm. The location is the Double Decker Tavern, 943 Rosser Ave, Brandon, MB.

The buy-in is $80 with up to 3 re-buys at $80.

Advance tickets available at the Double Decker, or contact any Kinsmen member, or email brandonkinsmen@gmail.com.

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Brandon Kinsmen Texas Hold Em Tournament Rules


June 14, 2014 – Ride For The Breath Of Life

The Kinsmen Club of Brandon is pleased to announce the 2014 Ride For The Breath Of Life, benefiting cystic fibrosis research. This year’s ride is June 14, 2014, 9:30 am, at the Sobey’s West End parking lot, 3409 Victoria Ave Brandon, MB R7B 2L8.

This is a motorcycle and classic-car poker derby ride throughout southwestern Manitoba. New this year, your entry provides 8 poker hands and one of the stops will be an exciting “Wild Card” stop. The poker derby will have a $500 guaranteed first prize. The route is Brandon, to Rivers, Sandy Lake, Rapid City, and back to Brandon. Come on out, enjoy a nice ride, and support a great cause too!

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Kin Canada National Convention 2015 will be hosted by the Kinsmen and Kinette Clubs of Brandon.

Woohoo! Kin Canada National Convention 2015 will be hosted by the Kinsmen and Kinette Clubs of Brandon. Congrats to the Kin who made this happen.

More to come soon, to include dates. See you in Brandon in 2015!


At the 2013 Brandon Santa Claus Parade

The Kinsmen Club of Brandon won an award at the Brandon Santa Claus Parade, November 16, 2013.  We won the award for “Best Decorated Car” with the “Mystery Machine” tribute van painted by member Chad Bicklmeier and family.  Congratulations to all the other award winners.  Good job  to everyone who was in the parade.  Thank you to all who came out and watched.  Kudos to the organizers for putting on a great community event, always a highlight of the holiday season!

The "Mystery Machine" tribute van.  Pictured is the owner and driver, Chad Bicklmeier, Kinsmen member.

The “Mystery Machine” tribute van. Pictured is the owner and driver, Chad Bicklmeier, Kinsmen member.


Hot Rod Grill Raffle – Prize Awarded

The Kinsmen Club of Brandon held the draw for our Hot Rod Grill BBQ raffle on September 19, 2013.  The winner of the Hot Rod Grill BBQ was Justin Phair of Melita.  Congratulations Justin.  Thanks to all who purchased tickets and contributed to our efforts in “Serving the Community’s Greatest Need”.


Souris Test and Tune Session, Sept 29, 2013

We had a great turn out today for the PASCAR Test and Tune session at the Souris Track.  We had 6 cars on the track making some noise and kicking up some mud.  We are really looking forward to next spring, when we expect to have everything in place to offer race days open to the public, as well as closed-course practice days for drivers and pit crew.

This fall and winter we will be rallying the Southwest Manitoba community to get behind this effort.  There are many opportunities for individuals, clubs, and organizations in the community to join in this project, be it concessions, ticket taking, track announcers/officials, technical personnel, and so on.

Also needless to say, we encourage everyone who is interested in joining PASCAR as a driver, race team, car owner, or crew, to please get in contact so we can keep you fully in the loop on all developments.

To get in touch, contact:

Matt Bootsman – mattbootsman@gmail.com
James Sewell – jsewell@wcgwave.ca
Chad Bicklmeier – olds_442@hotmail.com
1-204-648-5554 (evenings and weekends)

To keep up with all the happenings with PASCAR, see our Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/Pascarmanitoba

Some video from today: http://youtu.be/LWtPOkHuXO4

An example of a class of race car that may be running at Souris in the future.

An example of a class of race car that may be running at Souris in the future.


Welcome to Kinsmen Club of Brandon 2013-14

Hope everyone had a nice summer.  The Kinsmen Club of Brandon is resuming our schedule of meetings.  Our first General Meeting of the year is on September 12, 2013, 7 pm, at Kin Village, 1511 Rosser Ave. in Brandon, MB.  Meetings will then continue on alternating Thursday evenings for the remainder of the Kin year.

Guests are welcome.  If you would like to attend or get more info about Kinsmen, please drop us a line at brandonkinsmen@gmail.com or contact President James Sewell at 204-727-8857.