Saturday December 7th was a special day for 10,000 Villages in Brandon because the store celebrated its 23rd anniversary.
Store Manager Lynn Nightingale said 2013 marked 23 years the fair trade store has operated out of its own independent location in downtown Brandon.
The day was filled with in-store specials and entertainment.
Christmas is one of the busiest times of the year for 10,000 Villages. Nightingale hopes they can help all shoppers find that perfect gift.
Finding the perfect gift for everyone on your list this holiday season is easier than you think!
Ten Thousand Villages is supporting Mennonite Central Committee’s Christmas Giving 2013, formerly known as Living Gift. From now until December 31 customers are able to choose from gifts that help a child go to school, empower women to find employment, and share tools for communities to find solutions to violence. Each of these gifts provides life-changing opportunities to individuals, families and communities in developing countries.
Jordan Janzen and James Shiels of "The Color" stopped by the studio this morning, with their voices warmed up, and a guitar in hand. It's what we call "Christmas, Made in Manitoba" -- featuring special musical guests to share Christmas memories and songs with us! Here's their version of "Angels We Have Heard on High":
"Christmas, Made in Manitoba" continued this morning, with special guest Quinton Blair. He shared a song that he wrote, a song recognizing that not all Christmas's are Merry... Honky Tonk Christmas is a reminder that for some, Christmas can be tough. Here is Quinton Blair with Honky Tonk Christmas...
We continued "Christmas, Made in Manitoba" this morning just after 8, as Lindsay Rae joined us in the studio. Lindsay shared about her favorite Christmas movie, and sang a song that she wrote -- "The Donkey's Tale" -- The story told from the Donkey's perspective, as it carried Mary on her journey.
For tomorrow, we will welcome Quinton Blair to the studio, and after the weekend? The Color, and Luke Reimer. Join us just after 8 o clock for "Christmas, Made in Manitoba"
"Christmas, Made in Manitoba" continued today, with special guest Raymond Klassen. Raymond brought his guitar, and shared with us his beautiful rendition of "Oh Holy Night":
"Christmas, Made in Manitoba" continued today, with special guest George Harold Epp. George Harold shared a special song with us, one that he said he grew up listening to...Oh Holy Night. Here's a look at his live, in-studio performance:
It was last week we had our first in-studio guest, Warren Friesen for "A Christmas, Made in Manitoba". This morning, Lulu and the Tomcat stopped by the studio, to share a special song they wrote, and the true meaning of Christmas for them:
Joining us this week on "A Christmas, Made in Manitoba": Quinton Blair, Raymond Klassen, Lindsay Rae, George Harold Epp, and the Color.
Here is Clayton Dreger showing off his official Roar of the Rings jacket that he'll be wearing next week at the Olympic Curling Trials at the MTS Centre. You too can have an official souvenir jacket, along with an official Golden West sponsor pin, and free tickets if you are the lucky caller. Your chance is coming up later later today on the CJRB morning show with Al, Michelle and Jayme
As we approach the Christmas Season, we have decided to invite past musical guests, featured on Made in Manitoba, to join Al, Michelle and Jayme in the studio. Our first guest, Warren Friesen was in this morning just after 8, and here's a look and listen to the Christmas song he shared with us: