Brandon

In May of 1881, General Thomas Rosser chose a location for a major divisional point of the Canadian Pacific Railway and named this new town site “Brandon” for the nearby Brandon Hills. With that, hundreds flocked to Brandon to gain a foothold in the new development and to reap the benefits of the rich and abundant farmland. They came quickly and before they could put up permanent structures, new habitants arrived and pitched their tents, sure to be charter participants in the new West. It grew so rapidly that it never attained the status of a village or a town, but became a city overnight. Brandon was officially incorporated as a city on May 30, 1882.

Today, Brandon, Manitoba has over 46,000 residents, making it the second largest city in Manitoba, serving a total population of well over 100,000.

Brandon is a hub for agricultural activity, and regularly hosts national and international shows and fairs that draw visitors from across the province.

The city is also home to the Brandon University, Assiniboine Community College, and a WHL hockey team, the Wheat Kings.

Sunrise Credit Union opened the Brandon Branch in March 2010 with 6 staff to serve members living and working in the area.  Today, we have over 2,000 members and 17 employees.

 

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