Assiniboine opens retail space at Food Processing Centre, invites public to help name shop

Assiniboine student inspects meat fridges

Update: This contest closed on Wednesday, December 11, 2019.

Assiniboine Community College has opened a meat product retail space adjacent to its new Food Processing Centre and it’s looking to the public to help coin a name.

The new storefront at the Victoria Avenue East campus in Brandon facilitates the sale of meat products produced by students and faculty in the Food Processing Centre and provides an important curriculum component for students.

The space offers a variety of meat products including cuts of pork and beef, sausages, and ribs. Proceeds from the shop are used to purchase resources for the Food Processing program, directly supporting the ‘learn by doing’ experience for Assiniboine students.

The college is inviting the community to suggest names for the new storefront. The winning entry will receive a $150 gift certificate to use in the shop. More than one entry is permitted and may be submitted at the bottom of this article.

The retail space is part of the $1.6 million Food Processing Centre, which opened earlier this month. The project was generously supported with a combined $1.165 million from the Government of Canada, Province of Manitoba, Maple Leaf Foods, HyLife Foods, Manitoba Pork, UFCW Local 832, the Brandon Hog and Livestock Show.

Where and when to find us

The storefront is located at the college’s Victoria Avenue East Campus in room 261. Current hours of operation are as follows:

  • Monday and Tuesday: noon to 4 p.m.

  • Wednesday and Thursday: noon to 5 p.m.
  • Friday: 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.