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Finding Balance During The School Year

Finding Balance During The School Year

Exercise is good for your brain! Although most people see exercise as a way to maintain a healthy body (which is accurate), a study published through Frontiers in Psychology in 2018 joined a growing body of work that demonstrates that physical exercise improves cognitive function and brain plasticity. For anyone out there who isn’t a psychologist or a neurobiologist, brain plasticity is a fancy way of stating that the brain is able to change. Everything that we learn creates changes in ou...
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Try Disc Golf At Mohawk Park

Try Disc Golf At Mohawk Park

If you know the rules of golf and you can throw a Frisbee, Mohawk Park has a game for you! It’s called disc golf, and it's high flying fun for all ages. Disc golf is a sport much like regular golf, but instead of balls and clubs, players throw a Frisbee. Participants throw onward from behind wherever your disc lands, aiming to eventually sink it into an upright basket target in the fewest number of strokes. The sport has been around since 1970, and Mohawk Park has had it's own ...
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Adventure Awaits on the Grand River

Adventure Awaits on the Grand River

As summer begins to wind down, there is still plenty of time to take in the incredible natural resource that flows through Brantford. The Grand River provides many opportunities for outdoor enthusiasts and those looking to try something new. Local outfitters are ready to help you enjoy the river and have incorporated additional health protocols to make your day on the Grand a safe and memorable experience. Paddling down the Grand River is always a popular summertime activity. And this year, as ...
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Get Moving Outdoors With Functional Movement Patterns

Get Moving Outdoors With Functional Movement Patterns

For all the many reasons we exercise, the ultimate goal of being active is to be able to stay active. On today’s blog we’re going to talk about the seven Fundamental Movement Patterns so that you can craft intentional activity that will keep you moving. Summer is a great time to add some fresh air to the mix so grab your shoes and water, and try these exercises outside! Hinge  Think picking up your child or tying your shoe. This motion should be done by bending at the hips wit...
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Have a splashing good time in Brantford’s pools!

Have a splashing good time in Brantford’s pools!

We are having a hot summer in Brantford, which means we all need a little more help keeping cool. The reopening of many pools in Brantford were delayed due to the COVID-19 pandemic and the City’s response to try to slow the spread of infection. We are now pleased to share that the 65m and 25m pools at the Wayne Gretzky Sports Centre have now reopened, with enhanced safety measures. Wayne Gretzky Sports Centre | 254 North Park. St. |519-756-9900 The 65m and 25m pools will be ope...
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Have Fun With These DIY Lawn Games

Have Fun With These DIY Lawn Games

Lawn games are a classic summer activity and a great way to interact with friends and family while staying socially distant. A trip to your local hardware or art supply store will produce most of the items you need to make these games yourself at an affordable price tag, not to mention that a great DIY project is its own activity. Here are a few fun takes on some classic games. Lady Bug & Bumble Bee Tic-Tac-Toe: Take a nature walk and select some smooth, paintable stones. Turn your sto...
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Swim, Skate & Train Again at the Wayne Gretzky Sports Centre

Swim, Skate & Train Again at the Wayne Gretzky Sports Centre

The Wayne Gretzky Sports Centre is ready to once again welcome people of all ages back to the facility to take part in recreational and training activities. After being closed for several months to help keep the community safe, the doors are ready to open to a safe and fun space. Staff have been very busy behind the scenes preparing for a safe return for the public. The facility will be having enhanced cleaning, sanitizing and disinfection taking place in all areas of the building with integrat...
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