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Help Mayor Davis Fix the Clock Tower

Help Mayor Davis Fix the Clock Tower

Our community is growing, so the City of Brantford is making exciting plans to grow with it. Currently, City of Brantford employees are spread out across several different facilities throughout the city. The move to a new consolidated City Hall in early 2021 will actually be much more cost efficient for the City to operate than our current accommodations model. In addition to long term cost savings, we’re also moving to better serve our residents. A key benefit of consolidating our servic...
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March Featured Artist: Chad Martin/No One Goes Woodworking

March Featured Artist: Chad Martin/No One Goes Woodworking

Written by Trish Barsby March’s Featured Artist is Chad Martin of No One Goes Woodworking. Be it something simple like a 2x4 from the local hardware store or a piece of exotic wood from across the ocean, Chad sees the potential for it to be molded into something beautiful. Chad’s artistic journey began in Palmerston, ON, about 100 km northwest of Brantford. Coming from a long line of woodworkers, Chad would often help his mother with her own woodworking projects, which ultimately s...
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Tourism Brantford’s 2020/2021 Events Guide

Tourism Brantford’s 2020/2021 Events Guide

The new Brantford & Area What’s On Festivals and Events 2019/20 Brochure has arrived, and is available at the Brantford Visitor & Tourism Centre at 399 Wayne Gretzky Parkway.  This helpful brochure lists many of the major events happening in Brantford from March 2020 through February 2021 with a focus on the wealth of cultural activities that Brantford’s residents and tourists will enjoy. There are some brand new local events and your annual favourites coming up, includ...
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Engaging. Inclusive. Endless Possibilities.

Engaging. Inclusive. Endless Possibilities.

By: Trish Barsby Are you ready to get lost in a fantasy world down a rabbit hole? What about in a forest controlled by fairies? Whatever you decide ICHTHYS Theatre has you covered in their upcoming 2020 season. It’s time for a thought-provoking theatre journey in your own backyard! ICHTHYS Theatre is a Brantford-based, not-for-profit, community Theatre Company that has completed over 40 productions since it was founded in 2000 by Artistic Director, Lorna Stratton. Having performed travel...
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Unleash your creativity in the New Year!

Unleash your creativity in the New Year!

By: Trish Barsby Do you have a desire to bring out your creative side but don’t know where to start? Look no further than the Brantford Public Library (Main Branch) Makerspace and Digital Media Lab, where all of the help and tools are at your disposal to do just that. The MakerSpace area allows people of all ages to explore and create projects from 3D printing to button making, while the Digital Media Lab has you covered for creating professional videos, music and podcasts with their exp...
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February Training & Networking for Creative Industry Professionals

February Training & Networking for Creative Industry Professionals

Welcome to our February roundup of training and networking opportunities for creative professionals in our community. Don’t forget to sign up for our monthly Arts & Culture e-newsletter to get these opportunities delivered straight to your email inbox so you don’t miss a thing. Looking to join a monthly, recurring networking group? Scroll to the bottom of this blog to learn about local groups and when they meet. Do you have any great training or networking opportunities to shar...
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February Featured Artist: Carol Ann King

February Featured Artist: Carol Ann King

February’s Featured Artist is C.A. (Carol Ann) King, a Brantford-based award-winning and bestselling author with over 40 books available across multiple fantasy subgenres. King was diagnosed with clinical depression after losing her mother, father and spouse over a three year period. Her feelings of stress, grief and loss created walls of sadness around her and left a strong mark on her psyche. By redirecting her emotions, she found a new passion in writing that helped her as well as her ...
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