The Brandon University Bobcats are looking for Westman crafters to come on board to help them sew up a pair of wins later this month.  The Bobcats are hosting their first-ever Stitch 'N Swish event on Friday, November 27 at the Healthy Living Centre when the BU basketball teams welcome long-time rivals the Manitoba Bisons.

Fans are invited to knit, crochet, quilt, embroider, cross-stitch and needlepoint, while enjoying the women's game at 6 p.m. and the men's game at 8 p.m.

BU women's soccer team assistant coach Sarah Schira  is a Bobcat season ticket holder and can be spotted in the stands supporting the hometown team while working on a project at the same time.

"I have knit through a lot of great games in the past few years and I would love to see more crafters there with me. It is easy to sit, cheer and create something crafty at the same time," said Schira.

Fans can purchase discounted tickets (2 for $5), at The Knit2Scrap2 Store at 215 6th Street Unit #1 (between Princess and Lorne Avenue) or by contacting the BU Athletics Department at (204) 724-8360 or by e-mail at

The first 150 to get their tickets will receive a free Stich 'N Swish tote through this special offer.

"This is a great chance to meet others that enjoy the same craft and it is also a great way for a couple to enjoy a sporting event," said Connie Theissen Harvey, owner of The Knit2Scrap2 Store .

"Westman knitters range in age from 20 to 75 plus. From the tickets already sold, there will definitely be a wide age range represented at the games."

Crafters will sit together in a dedicated section and knitting and spinning demos will also take place.

"I am really excited about this. I think it is a cool mix of spectating and creating," added Schira.

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