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By Western Manitoba Regional Library
Welcome to Brandonites, a podcast in which we hear from people around Brandon, Manitoba who are passionate about what they're up to. This podcast is brought to you by the Western Manitoba Regional Library (WMRL).
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Brown Sugar Produce


Renee Cronley, Local Author
We speak with Renee Cronley, a local author, and hear her read an original poem and short story
October 01, 2022
Storytelling with Alysha Farrell & Dannielle Morrisseau
We speak with Alysha and Danielle about storytelling
September 10, 2022
Erin Coleman, Community Health and Housing Association
We speak with Erin Coleman from the Community Health and Housing Association.
August 18, 2022
Miles Crossman, Film Maker and Producer
We speak with Miles Crossman, local film maker, producer, and director.
August 04, 2022
Teague Luhr, Ask Auntie
We speak with Teague Luhr from Ask Auntie and the Blue Door Program.
July 07, 2022
Reverend Craig Miller, Knox United Church
We speak with Reverend Craig Miller, Minister at Knox United Church.
June 23, 2022
Bernie Whetter, The Green Spot
We speak with Bernie Whetter, owner of The Green Spot Home & Garden
June 07, 2022
Sunday Frangi, City Councillor
We speak with Sunday Frangi, city councillor for the Meadows-Waverly ward.
May 17, 2022
Reta Saborowski, Arborist
We speak with Reta Saborowski of Bee EZ Tree Service.
May 03, 2022
Ryan Flannery AKA Flora Hex, Drag Queen
We hear from local teacher Ryan Flannery, also known as drag queen Flora Hex. You can catch up with Flora Hex here: Instagram: @floraorhex TikTok: @florahex
April 20, 2022
Rick Chrest, Mayor
We speak with Rick Chrest, mayor of the city of Brandon. 
April 07, 2022
75th Anniversary of the Brandon Public Library
September 5th, 2021 marks the 75th anniversary of the Brandon Public Library's opening. We are celebrating with this special episode of our podcast, in which we hear a little about the history of the library and hear from patrons and staff about what the library means to them. 
September 05, 2021
Community Engagement with Lisa McMaster
We speak with Lisa McMaster about community engagement.
August 17, 2021
Chez Angela
We speak with James Chambers from Chez Angela. You can check them out at
August 03, 2021
Brandon General Museum & Archives
We speak with Aly Wowchuck from the Brandon General Museum & Archives. The BGMA is now open to the public. Check out Brandon General Museum and Archives for more info.
July 20, 2021
Curt Shoultz, Artist
We speak with Curt Shoultz, a local artist and educator. You can keep up with his art at the link below. You can also check out the two writers he mentioned at the links below.
July 06, 2021
Solstice Apiaries
We speak with Emma and Grace of Solstice Apiaries. You can connect with them on Instagram via @solsticeapiaries, @goosebeetle, and @boogiewoogiebugs.
June 22, 2021
Wanda Leigh, Spirit Medium
We speak with Wanda Leigh, a local medium. You can visit her Facebook page here and you can reach her at: This episode has some explicit language.
June 01, 2021
Brown Sugar Produce
We speak with Teri Jenkins of Brown Sugar Produce. You can check out her market garden here:
May 18, 2021
Danielle Hubbard, Library Director
We speak with Danielle Hubbard, director of the Western Manitoba Regional Library.
May 04, 2021
Dave Barnes & the Assiniboine Food Forest Initiative
We speak with Dave Barnes of the Assiniboine Food Forest Initiative. You can check out the project here:
April 20, 2021
Sherilyn Decter, Author & Former Mayor
We speak with local author and former mayor, Sherilyn Decter. You can check out her books here:
April 06, 2021
Weiming Zhao, Painter
We speak with local painter Weiming Zhao. You can check out his art here:
March 23, 2021