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Local Easter Services are Available Online

Local Easter Services are Available Online

The celebration of Easter and participating in religious services has taken on a very different approach this year. It is a new and different concept to have religious gatherings suspended due to the coronavirus pandemic, but there are many viewing options to help the community take part in services and connect with their fellow members. Many churches and places of worship have moved their services online either through live-streaming on Facebook and YouTube as well as uploading sermons and musi...
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Getting Ready for a Socially-Distant Easter

Getting Ready for a Socially-Distant Easter

We are facing unprecedented times and every day we define a new ‘normal’ for ourselves. This weekend, those who celebrate Easter are tasked with the challenge of making it feel like a ‘normal’ holiday in the absence of friends and family members. Easter Egg Hunts Popular Easter Egg Hunts (such as Brantwood Farms, Myrtleville House Museum and Easter at Addies) have all been cancelled. That doesn’t mean you can’t plan your own backyard or indoor Egg hunt. Le ...
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May is Museum Month in Brantford

May is Museum Month in Brantford

May is Museum Month in Ontario, and museums across Brantford are celebrating with open houses, new exhibitions, and special events. Museums are important in our community, and do much more than preserve local artifacts and history. Our local museums help to better our understanding of who we are as individuals and as a community through facilitating both self-reflection and conversations. Guided tours are a great way to learn behind-the-scenes stories from museum staff and volunteers; special ...
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Brantford Podcasts Connect us to our Community

Brantford Podcasts Connect us to our Community

Podcasts have been broadcast for over ten years, yet are still a medium not too many people know about. The best way to describe them is that they are like talk radio episodes that you stream or download directly to your computer or mobile device and listen to on your own time. They are a great way to help pass the time, learn something new or be entertained. Whether you like comedy, educational, sport, or true-life crime stories – the possibilities are endless for listening to something g...
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How to Support Local Businesses

How to Support Local Businesses

The City of Brantford Economic Development and Tourism Department is proud to launch a new social media campaign in support of our local businesses that are working hard to deliver their exceptional products and services to our community with minimal disruption. The #BrantfordTogether campaign will run across the City’s social media platforms (Facebook, Twitter and Instagram) daily for the next few months. The campaign aims to support and promote local businesses and keep the community co...
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Ride the Bine now in Brantford

Ride the Bine now in Brantford

Ride the Bine is a local beer, wine and cider tours company in Ontario that works to bring people closer to where their beverages come from. The owners of Ride the Bine, Susan Judd and Amanda Dooney, both grew up in farms in southwestern Ontario and opened their business three years ago to share their love of food and beverages. Their first tours started in Norfolk County, but they have quickly grown their business to include tours in Brantford, London and Hamilton.  There are two tours cu...
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Stay connected. Stay motivated. Stay active.

Stay connected. Stay motivated. Stay active.

It is extremely important during this time to practice social-distancing, and people are finding themselves staying at home to be safe and protect their community. But with the closures of active living facilities, many people are finding themselves without their regular exercise and fitness routine. Some businesses are finding ways to utilize online tools and capabilities to reach out to their community. And the Wayne Gretzky Sports Centre has started an online Facebook group to help keep every...
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