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Discover January Events 2016

Discover January Events 2016

A New Year brings art, music, comedy and culture to Brantford. Bring an excellent start to 2016 with some of Brantford’s wonderful events that are sure to excite and entertain.


Adult-Only Skate at Wayne Gretzky Sports Centre
January 5 and 7, 2016 from 1:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. 

Click to view the Wayne Gretzky Sports Centre website


Skating and Arenas
The City of Brantford offers many parks and arenas where families can lace up their skates and enjoy the crisp, clean winter air.

Click to view Brantford and area skating and arena listings


Family Literacy Day
Wednesday January 24, 2016
Brantford Public Library at 3:00 p.m.
County of Brant Public Library Paris Branch at 1 p.m.

OUR 2016 LET'S READ SELECTION IS...The Enormous Potato by Aubrey Davis! This hope-filled folktale shows what can be accomplished when everyone lends a hand to solve a problem! Click to visit the Family Literacy facebook page


International Concert Series – Paulo Martelli – The Guitar Society of Brantford
Friday, January 15, 2016 at 7:30 p.m.
Glenhyrst Art Gallery – 20 Ava Rd., Brantford
Admission - $25.00 

Paulo Martelli, hailing from Brazil is an acclaimed performer as well as winner of several international competitions and described as “one of the best guitarists of his generation”. Click to visit the Guitar Society of Brantford website


Opening the Doors to Dialogue Opening Ceremony
Saturday, January 16, 2016 from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
Woodland Cultural Centre – 184 Mohawk St., Brantford

The general public is invited to the Opening Ceremony to the three day workshop project led by Samuel Thomas, through a series of beadwork sessions provides a framework for open dialogue combined with creation of a monumental artwork.  The finished project will be the result of former residential school survivors, their descendants and aboriginal and non-aboriginal community members and will contribute to future open dialogues. Through this creative process the project is intended to assist in the healing process. The finished artwork will be displayed as an exhibit. Click to view this event on the Woodland Cultural Centre website  


Permanent Collection Exhibit at Glenhyrst
January 16 to March 12, 2016
Glenhyrst Art Gallery – 20 Ava Rd., Brantford
Free Admission 

Glenhyrst Art Gallery of Brant maintains a significant collection of more than 700 art objects of historical and contemporary importance. This fine collection comprises three main areas: historical paintings by Robert Reginald Whale and his descendants, contemporary works on paper and modern outdoor sculpture by national and international artists. Click to view Permanent Collections on the Glenhyrst Art Gallery website


4th Annual Benefit Comedy Night
Saturday, January 16, 2016 at 8:00 p.m.
Sanderson Centre for the Performing Arts at 88 Dalhousie St., Brantford

Benefit Comedy Night in providing funding for crucial support services to community based organizations. This year, Benefit Comedy Night is in support of Brantford Professional Fire Fighters Association. Click to view the Brantford Fire Fighters Association website


Monthly Music Series at the Station House Cafe and Gallery
Friday, January 22 2016 at 9:00 p.m.
5 Wadsworth St., Brantford
Admission: $5.00 

Featuring Nihilist Spasm Band, Sweatshop Kids and more! Click to view the Station House Café and Gallery website


Gord Bamford
Sunday  January 24, 2016 at 8:00 p.m.
Sanderson Centre for the Performing Arts – 88 Dalhousie St., Brantford
Admission: $45.00 

Defined by his sound and songwriting ability, Canadian Country Music performer Gord Bamford has been compared to the likes of George Strait. Gord Bamford is the current and 3 time CCMA Male Artist of the Year, 19 time CCMA award winner, 2013 CMA Global Artist Award recipient and multi-JUNO nominations and will be releasing his 7th album just in time for this concert! Click to visit the Sanderson Centre website


The Hart of Art – Joan Hart – Artists Speaker Series
Wednesday  January 27, 2016 at 8:00 p.m.
Sanderson Centre for the Performing Arts
Admission $25.00 

The 30 year artistic journey of Joan Hart; Order of Canada Ballerina shares her challenges and triumphs. Click to view the Sanderson Centre Events page


Upcoming Events for February 2016


Frosty Fest
Saturday, February 13 to Monday, February 15, 2016
Harmony Square, Downtown Brantford


O’gra’geh gonot ga’nye: (Playing in the Snow) Winter Fest
Monday, February 15, 2016
Woodland Cultural Centre – 184 Mohawk St., Brantford


Chili Willy Cook-Off
Sunday, February 28, 2016
Harmony Square, Downtown Brantford


Did we miss your January event? Submit it into the comments below!


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