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Brent Law rallies to support Westman Traditional Christmas dinner

by Gayle Johnson

Brent Law, formerly of Cypress River, and currently the owner /operator of Ironcraft Inc. in Brandon, does many things very well.

His shop, which is always bustling with motorcycle builds and customizations, metal fabrication, custom ornamental iron work and so much more, is just a small part of who Brent Law is.

Besides being a driven business man and metal artist, Brent has a huge heart and an even larger need to help those who are having a difficult time.

This year, in support of the Westman Traditional Christmas Dinner, he has rallied others to support this much needed cause, with a goal to raise $10,000 by December 18, 2021.

To start, he organised a raffle with three spectacular prizes to be won.The first prize valued at well over $2,000, is a custom designed fireglobe donated by Ironcraft Inc., second prize donated by Soul on 10th is a salon package worth $1,800 and the third prize is $500 in cold hard cash donated by Fountain Tire-Brandon. Tickets for a chance to win one of these amazing prizes are only $10 each!

Any of these prizes would be incredible to win and there will be many tickets sold, but there is more, much more!

Helping those in need is something most of us would do without hesitation, however the response that Brent has received when asking individuals and businesses if they would be willing to support this cause has been overwhelming. So many additional prizes have been donated that Brent will also be setting up a Silent Auction, to be held at the Ironcraft Inc. shop and accessible to the public only between the hours of 7 p.m. and 10 p.m. on December 18.

In addition to prizes being donated, there has been an outpouring of cash donations.

100% of all funds raised through cash donations, raffle tickets and silent auction proceeds goes directly to the Westman Traditional Christmas Dinner.

If you would like to support this cause:

Cheques made out to Westman Traditional Christmas Dinner can be dropped off at the Ironcraft Inc. shop located at 55 Wheat Belt Road.

Tickets can also be purchased at:

* Ironcraft Inc. shop;

* Soul at 118 10th St - Brandon; and

* Fountain Tire 1866-10th St -Brandon.

The world is a much brighter place because there are people who care.

Thank you to everyone who so generously supported Westman Traditional Christmas Dinner.

Note: According to the Westman Traditional Christmas Dinner website, this is the 36th year it has been serving Christmas dinner! “This tradition was started in 1985 by Rocky Addison, his family, and a few close friends. The first dinner was attended by 30 people and was held in a small church on the corner of 8th Street and Victoria Avenue in Brandon, Manitoba which Rocky owned. It outgrew the capacity of the church and was moved to the Prairie Oasis Senior Centre. The number of people attending the dinner increased to a point where the dinner had to be moved once again to a larger facility. This past Christmas we delivered 2200 meals to shut-ins and served 2300 meals to those who attended to pick up dinner.”

If you can be anything, please be kind.


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