Sylvan Learning of Westman to celebrate grand opening at Shoppers Mall on February 24

February 15, 2024 | Community News

Sylvan Learning, the leading provider of supplemental and enrichment education for K–12 students with more than 710 locations worldwide, is now serving the Westman Area with its new location in Shoppers Mall.

Sylvan Learning of Westman invites the community to join them in celebrating their Grand Opening on Saturday, February 24th from 11:00 AM to 2:00 PM. This is a chance to tour the new location, meet the team and win prizes!
The ribbon cutting ceremony will be held at 12:00 with special guests in attendance and refreshments to follow. There will be various games and activities for families during the event. More events will be announced in the coming week.

Sylvan Learning of Westman is locally owned by Joshua and Deborah Malyk, a son and mom duo that share a passion for helping students succeed. Joshua has experience as both a student and tutor of Sylvan and has seen firsthand how beneficial this program can be.

“Brandon is a growing city, and there is a big gap when it comes to supplemental education resources,” said Joshua Malyk. “Sylvan is a natural fit to meet the mounting demand for academic support outside of the classroom. Our goal is for our location to have a positive influence on the future of our community.”

Deborah Malyk worked for the provincial health department for nearly three decades before venturing into franchise ownership with her son. “Sylvan has been instrumental in supporting us as we translate our skillset into a successful business,” she said. “We’re a family helping other families, and it’s a dream come true to work alongside my son and see him pursue his passion in education and helping others.”

Sylvan Learning has been producing proven results for over four decades. Now, it serves as a key resource for students as they work to recover from pandemic-related learning loss. Sylvan’s tutoring approach and advanced technology-based curriculum are designed to give each student a personalized, trackable plan to achieve their educational goals.

“We’re proud to open our doors in Brandon and provide a one-stop, all-subject resource to support students through every stage of their academic journey,” said John McAuliffe, CEO of Sylvan. “Whether a student needs help catching up or advancing their skillset, Sylvan is here to help, and there are no two better people to lead this center than Joshua and Deborah.”

For more information on Sylvan Learning of Westman’s services, please visit their website or Facebook page. Sylvan Learning of Westman is located near Shoppers Mall entry 3, next to Tint & Brow Boutique and across from Dollarama.

About Sylvan Learning

With more than 40 years of experience and more than 710 points of presence, Sylvan Learning is the leading provider of personal learning for students in grades K-12. Sylvan is transforming how students learn, inspiring them to succeed in school and in life. Sylvan’s proven tutoring approach blends amazing teachers with SylvanSync™ technology on the iPad® for an engaging learning experience. Sylvan also leads the way with Sylvan EDGE — STEM and accelerated courses and Sylvan Prep — college and test prep courses. Sylvan supports families through every stage of the academic journey. Sylvan is a wholly owned subsidiary of Franchise Group, Inc. For more information, visit: or

For more information contact:
Jennifer Lukiw
Specialty Leasing Manager
1570-18th Street
Brandon, MB R7A 5C5