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Royal Commemoration at Mohawk Chapel

Royal Commemoration at Mohawk Chapel

Her Majesty’s Royal Chapel of the Mohawks’ (301 Mohawk Street, Brantford) annual Thanksgiving Service on Sunday, October 6 at 2:00 p.m. will include a commemoration of the 100th anniversary of the royal visit by Edward, Prince of Wales, in October 1919. ArchBishop Linda Nicholls will be in attendance and the Chapel will unveil their Coat of Arms, which was granted by Her Majesty the Queen. The Prince of Wales’ visit 100 years ago was brief in Brantford, but it was filled with ...
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October Training & Networking for Creative Industry Professionals

October Training & Networking for Creative Industry Professionals

Welcome to our October 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 opportunit...
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Celebrate the 10th Anniversary of Culture Days

Celebrate the 10th Anniversary of Culture Days

It's back! The City of Brantford welcomes back Culture Days from September 27-29, 2019. Culture Days is a nationwide grassroots festival. Now in its 10th year, the festival invites the community to explore, discover and participate in arts and culture in Brantford. It is a weekend full of opportunities to learn from local talented creators, and to share your own talents with the community. Spend the weekend touring local artists’ studios as part of the Brant Studio Tour; enjoy a free...
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October Featured Artist: Nathan Balog

October Featured Artist: Nathan Balog

October’s Featured Artist is Nathan (Nate) Balog, a Brantford metal artist and the owner of Nate’s Custom Metal Worx. Balog began working for a steel manufacturer in his early teens, where he learned basic welding techniques through trial and error. His biggest inspiration was his grandfather, Nicholas Balog, who could regularly be found working in his shop on different wood projects. “When I saw how he could build anything…” Nathan recalls, “…I wante...
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Eliza Bell’s Sketchbooks Restored

Eliza Bell’s Sketchbooks Restored

Four sketchbooks, along with various other personal items belonging to Eliza (nee Symonds) and Melville Bell – parents of Alexander Graham Bell, were donated to the Bell Homestead National Historic Site from the Dr. Mabel Grosvenor archives by her nieces and nephews in 2007. The sketchbooks came into Dr. Mabel’s possession after the passing of her mother, Elsie Bell Grosvenor, oldest daughter of Alexander and Mabel Bell. Prior to this, they were in Alexander Graham Bell’s posse...
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Top Picks for Pics Part Two

Top Picks for Pics Part Two

Wilkes Dam, Brantford Armoury, Brantford Farmers' Market, Brantford Twin Valley Zoo, Her Majesty's Royal Chapel of The Mohawks, Carnegie Building, Victoria Park, Earl Haig Family Fun Park, Brantford Golf & Country Club, Arnold Anderson Stadium, Cockshutt Park, Brant Park Conservation Area
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The Plaque is Back BBQ!

The Plaque is Back BBQ!

The Bell Memorial plaque is being returned to its rightful home this month, and we’re having a community BBQ to celebrate this cherished piece of Brantford’s heritage. The Plaque is Back celebration and BBQ is scheduled for Thursday, September 19 from 11am to 1pm. Greetings and remarks will take place at 11:15am. The century old historic plaque was stolen in March 2019 and recovered shortly thereafter by Brantford Police. The plaque describes the work of Walter S. Allward for the Be...
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