Events & Fundraisers

Several plans happening for the summer at BCA. On this page you will see current BCA events, activities in the arts and culture in the Westman area and at the bottom of this page you will find our classic plant supports.  These are quality garden structures that were locally designed and manufactured.  Because of their excellent design and function, they continue to be a very successful fundraiser for BCA.  

Why not come and stay a while you travel the region.  There is so much to see and do.

Quilt and Fibre Art Retreat. July 25 to 29

This bright open space features sturdy tables and excellent natural lighting..  It is the perfect place to work on your textile projects.  Large ironing stations, and basic equipment including janome sewing machines, quilt mats and a variety of rulers are available for use.  Affordable accommodations are close by as well as Birtle Riverside Park and Campground.  The park also has golf, tennis, pickle ball, beach and hiking if you want a breakaway from your project.  

The cost for the retreat is $20 per day.  Book one day or all five.  You can work as late as you like and you have the option to leave your project in place until you return the next day. 

We also have two manual long arms available for use.  You will need to complete the orientation ($15, on July 25th from 9:30am  to 11:30am).  $25/day covers using the long arms and the space.  There is also a $6 charge to purchase your needle and bobbin. 

Country Markets - July and August

Every second Wednesday in July and August local producers and artisans will attend the Birtle Centre for the Arts Country Markets from 10am to 1pm for your shopping convenience.  Hot dogs, Austi dogs and Drinks also available for purchase. 

If you would like to book a table, call Val 204-842-3660 or email 

Gardens, Live Entertainement and Classic Cars - July 16

Birtle and Area Garden Tours are back!  This always popular event features several gardens including Val’s award winning 5 acres of themed gardens.  Click here for a sneak peek

Gardebs and Classic Cars  10am to 4 pm. Rain or Shine.  Live Entertainment at 1:30pm.
You can expect to see a variety of garden designs from large rural landscapes with uniquely designed veggie gardens amongst the colourful ornamental displays to a smaller urban yard in a picturesque valley setting. Inspiring sights and pleasant aromas abound. You can stop to chat in person with the gardeners. Along the way you will see the Classic Cars (and bikes and trucks) on display in a beautifully landscaped setting and take in the live music performing at 1:30pm . Two of these gardens surround some of the areas oldest cut stone homes. The tour is self guided so you can go at your own pace.
This is truly an all around wonderful day to experience.


Registration is $10 per person.  Register at Birtle Centre for the Arts at 671 Main Street.  You will receive a map to the open gardens, entertainment and cars as well as information about each of the locations.  

All proceeds go to programs and operations at the art centre.

Garden Tour, Birtle, Classic Cars, Live Music

Click here to like our garden tour event on facebook.  We thank you for inviting your friends or sharing it with those you think will be interested.  

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Summer Arts Events in the Westman Region

We are excited to be part of the first ever

Westman Arts and Culture Passport – Summer 2022
Click here or on the map to view events in all communities. 

Classic Plant Support

Plant Supports 

These very sturdy plant supports are designed and manufactured locally.  Net proceeds will support programs and operations at Birtle Centre for the Arts.  The Classic Plant Support comes in three sizes as shown.  The Veggie Supports have a limited supply and also come in three sizes.  

Veggie Plant support, plant ladders, Birtle Centre for the Arts fundraiser, The Classic Garden Inc. fundraiser