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Who Was Jack-of-the-Lantern?

Who Was Jack-of-the-Lantern?

October is full of superstition and celebration with the traditional symbol of Halloween, the pumpkin, taking centre stage on almost every doorstep across the country. But why? The reason for this plentiful fall gourd playing such a large part in our Halloween festivities stems back to the 19th century and an old Irish legend about a man named Stingy Jack. Legend states that Stingy Jack was a trickster who had fooled the devil on several occasions and was finally dealt with by being banished i...
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Brantford Featured in Great Taste of Ontario

Brantford Featured in Great Taste of Ontario

The Great Taste of Ontario has launched its first season of passports and itineraries, and Brantford is featured as one of the best spots in the province to dine and explore! Learn about trip ideas and local stories to fall in love with Ontario again and again. Each season, you can download one of over 80 passports (we recommend the Brantford one, of course!) to help guide your planning. When you’re ready, take the time to safely visit our growers and makers who make Ontario so special. E...
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Ontario Supporting Local Festivals and Events

Ontario Supporting Local Festivals and Events

Earlier this month, the provincial government announced that it would invest $9 million through the new Reconnect Festival and Event Program to support municipalities and event organizers during COVID-19.  This funding will be used to maintain public safety requirements and allow people to reconnect with their communities through online, drive-through, and other innovative experiences. Organizers will be developing creative programs such as virtual Remembrance Day events, reverse holiday p...
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Paul Kneale’s “Recycling” Exhibit at Glenhyrst

Paul Kneale’s “Recycling” Exhibit at Glenhyrst

With the weather getting cooler, you might be looking for something indoors to do over the next several weeks. Visit Glenhyrst Art Gallery of Brant and view their latest exhibition by Brantford artist, Paul Kneale. Influenced by the histories of scanography and zerography, Kneale uses inexpensive flatbed scanners to produce large scale scanner paintings. His approach simultaneously breaks from the canon of Modernist abstraction while leading contemporary painting in new directions. Using an un...
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Woodland Cultural Centre’s ‘Save the Evidence’ Campaign

Woodland Cultural Centre’s ‘Save the Evidence’ Campaign

You may have noticed some recent media coverage about Orange Shirt Day. Orange Shirt Day is recognized annually on September 30 and serves to commemorate the residential school experience, witness and honour the healing journey of residential school Survivors and their families, and commit to the ongoing process of reconciliation. Orange Shirt Day has become a National Campaign to raise awareness and provide education about Residential Schools in Canada. In 2019, Woodland Cultural Cen...
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Fall Tours at Mohawk Chapel

Fall Tours at Mohawk Chapel

Her Majesty’s Royal Chapel of the Mohawks is beautiful to see year-round, but during the fall, the autumn foliage decorates the grounds and creates a picture perfect scene. Mohawk Chapel was the first Protestant church in Upper Canada and is now the oldest surviving church in Ontario. This historic landmark offers year-round tours and hosts a number of private and public events each year. This fall and winter, Mohawk Chapel has lined up some exciting tours, including their 235th anniversar...
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October Featured Artist: Q-MACK

October Featured Artist: Q-MACK

October’s Featured Artist is Quincy Mack (aka Q-MACK), a professional basketball freestyler, NBA entertainer, public speaker and youth educator from Brantford. Q-MACK has been entertaining audiences all over North America since 2000 with his dazzling basketball tricks and engaging personality. Q-MACK began working for the NBA in 2000 as a touring entertainer and live event host and was signed by Nike in 2001 as a basketball freestyler and personality. He has since been hired by over 4000 ...
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