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Memorable Manitobans: Joseph Bradley “Brad” Hughes (1955-2008)


Active in Winnipeg’s tourism and culinary industries, he started the Fanfare Magazine Group in 1984 resulting in magazines like Uptown, WHERE Winnipeg and Ciao!. He helped establish Tourism Winnipeg and came up with the ad campaign, 100 Great Reasons To Love Winnipeg. He founded the Winnipeg Cultural Alliance and was the first chair of CentrePlan (which became CentreVenture). He brought Taste of the Nation to Winnipeg. He organized and hosted the 2006 Cuisine Canada national conference in Winnipeg and created the Manitoba Food and Wine Show to go along with it. He died of cancer on 20 May 2008.

Grandson of Harley Moody Hughes.


Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 24 May 2008.

“Manitobans’ legacy a better province,” Winnipeg Free Press, 4 January 2009, page B2.

We thank James Arnett for providing additional information used here.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 28 January 2017

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