Have you ever wondered what’s happening at the Brantford Visitor & Tourism Centre? The winter months can be kind of quiet at the visitor counter, especially when we’re snow covered and the weather is minus ten degrees! The colder months do however, provide a great opportunity to curl up with a warm blanket, hot drink, and a great book… and that’s where we come in! The Tourism Centre is not only full of wonderful information to help you discover how great Brantford is, but it’s also home to many books written by local Brantford Authors. Some of our favourite reads here at the Tourism Centre include:
MERCHANTS EXCHANGE Ignatius Cockshutt, 1812 - 1901, Canadian Entrepreneur, written by Wm. H. Cockshutt
This is a beautiful, well-written book about Ignatius Cockshutt, and tells the story of how he built an empire, became wealthy, and was instrumental in building Brantford into a world class-manufacturing city. This one of a kind page-turner was written by “Bill” Wm. H. Cockshutt, who is a retired executive, historian, and great-grandson to Ignatius Cockshutt. This book was built from private family records including antique Letterbooks dating from 1832 to 1898, making the story not only factual, but also a gold-mine of genuine historical information. You’ll enjoy every line of this wonderful chronicle about an early Canadian entrepreneur, and his contribution to Canada. Pick up your copy today for $33 +pst at the Brantford Visitor & Tourism Centre, located at 399 Wayne Gretzky Pkwy.
About the Author: Wm. H. Cockshutt, better known as “Bill”, is a credited author of two books, a retired executive, and avid historian. He and his wife of over 58 years, Helen, raised four successful businessmen, and currently reside in London, Ontario.
THE FOUND VAGABOND – How to be Inspired, Driven and Fulfilled by Travel, written by Kris Olson
This addictive read is part travel guide, and part memoir of author Kris Olson’s travels to over 80 different countries - 13 of which he lived in! If you’ve ever been bitten by the travel bug, this book is definitely for you. The Found Vagabond is an insightful and exciting chronicle of one man’s lifetime dedication to travel, and the life changing benefits of exploring the world. It makes for a great book choice on a cold February day, sparks our inspiration, and offers insight on novice travelling, to rugged, off-the-beating path exploring. Written in a humorous and entertaining style, you won’t be able to put this page-turner down. Pick up your copy today for $15.99 +pst at the Brantford Visitor & Tourism Centre, located at 399 Wayne Gretzky Pkwy.
About the Author: Kris Olson lives with his family Ana, Magnus and Stella in Paris, Ontario. He finds peace in the early morning, with a hot cup of coffee, listening to great music, experimenting with words, sometimes on a sailboat, sometimes at home, sometimes elsewhere in this big, beautiful world. Visit his website here: http://www.lifeisgrand.org/index.html to learn more and read some of his blogs.