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The Brant War Memorial: Lest We Forget

The Brant War Memorial: Lest We Forget

Each year, the community gathers in memory of the hundreds who left for the front lines more than 100 years ago. Wearing poppies on our lapels, we stand in honour and reflection, and pause to remember the meaning of the Brant War Memorial (sometimes referred to as the Brant County War Memorial or Cenotaph) and the sacrifice it represents.
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Two Unique Tales Hit Brantford Stages

Two Unique Tales Hit Brantford Stages

Whether you’re a lover of history and drama, or someone who enjoys the absurd and a great belly laugh, Brantford theatre groups are offering shows this month that aim to please.
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Featured Artist: Local Author, Ali Purser Hie

Featured Artist: Local Author, Ali Purser Hie

November’s Featured Artist is Ali Purser Hie, an emerging author from Jarvis who now calls Brantford home. Hie has been writing since she was a young child, and it is one of the many ways that she expresses her creativity (she loves to paint and knit, too). Hie has known that she wanted to be a writer since she was 8-years old; she was working on a story called, When I Was 8, and it occurred to her that who better to connect to an 8-year old than another 8-year old?
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Bell Homestead’s Holiday Bake and Tea Sale 2015

Bell Homestead’s Holiday Bake and Tea Sale 2015

The most wonderful time of the year is fast approaching and just as the Bell family would have prepared for the holiday season, so too are the Bell Homestead staff and volunteers. Preparations for annual Christmas activities have begun and the season will kick off with the Holiday Bake and Tea Sale on November 21 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
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Glenhyrst Lights Up Brantford

Glenhyrst Lights Up Brantford

On Friday, November 27 thousands of colourful lights will be switched on throughout the 16-acre park at the Glenhyrst Art Gallery. The fourth annual Brantford Lights at Glenhyrst will run from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. through to Boxing Day, so visitors will have a full month to enjoy the historic mansion and mature trees lit up in celebration of the holiday season.
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Start Promoting Your 2016-17 Events Now

Start Promoting Your 2016-17 Events Now

Marketing local events can be a challenge, but Tourism Brantford can help you get the word out. Community members, organizations, and visitors come to Tourism Brantford for information about local community events, festivals, workshops and classes.
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Celebrate the 130th Birthday of Lawren Harris in Brantford

One of Canada’s most prolific painters, Lawren Harris, was born right here in Brantford on October 23, 1885. Harris is best known as a member of the Group of Seven, a collective of artists who pioneered a style of Canadian landscape painting that became popular in the early twentieth century. The works that he is probably best known for are his simplified abstracted representations of Canada’s Arctic landscape.
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