Kiwanis Club Brandon Donates $25,000 to Healthy Living Centre

December 5, 2012

BRANDON, MB – Representatives from the Kiwanis Club of Brandon were on hand at the BU Bobcats men’s basketball game this past Friday evening to present Brandon University President and Vice-Chancellor, Dr. Deborah Poff, and BUILD Campaign chair, Dr. Tom Breneman, with a cheque for $25,000 in support of the new Brandon University Healthy Living Centre (HLC).

“The generous gift we have received from the Kiwanis Club of Brandon brings us one step closer to Brandon University’s goal of providing this city with a modern, accessible space for enhanced wellness, recreation and sport,” said Dr. Poff. “This meaningful support from the Kiwanis is reflective of their commitment to both this University and the City of Brandon.”

The Kiwanis recently committed their support to the multi-purpose space located on the second level of the HLC. The multi-purpose space is set to regularly host recreation, fitness and wellness programming, and will be available for booking through the facility once construction is completed.

“The Kiwanis Club of Brandon raises funds in the City of Brandon and donates it all back to the community,” said Vern Gilbertson, President. “Kiwanis recognizes the importance of Brandon University in our City and are pleased to contribute to the Healthy Living Centre. In addition to funding the Healthy Living Centre, we also support Brandon University Mini U. Program. We’ve had a wonderful relationship with Brandon University over the years.”


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For more information, please contact:

Glen Kirby, Communications Officer
Brandon University
270-18th Street
Brandon, MB R7A 6A9
T: (204) 727-9762
kirbyg@brandonu.ca