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Athlete Farm Training to Optimize Your Athletic Potential

Athlete Farm Training to Optimize Your Athletic Potential

As the sports community pivoted to skills training and athlete development this year, there are some unique businesses for the athlete in all of us to train, strengthen and get ready for the next level. Athlete Farm Training, located at 34 Dalkeith Drive in Brantford, is a strength and conditioning facility that works with athletes to help them optimize their athletic potential. It’s a space for athlete improvement but also a training facility for the “Everyday Athlete” to cre...
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LL Sports Turf Gets Into the Swing This Fall

LL Sports Turf Gets Into the Swing This Fall

With the weather outside getting colder, areas golfers can extend their season and practice their swings at Brantford’s only indoor driving range. LL Sports Turf, located at 101 Wayne Gretzky Parkway in the Access Storage Sports and Entertainment Complex, officially reopened on October 6. With a driving range that features 37 yards to the back net and stretches approximately 32 feet high, it’s a great way to see the flight of the ball and practice your drives during those c...
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Explore Brantford's Parks

Explore Brantford's Parks

Did you know that Brantford has over 1,000 acres of park land? With that much space to explore, there will be snow on the ground before you can visit all the spaces the city offers and maintains for outdoor recreation. From playgrounds to splash pads, soccer fields, gardens and green wooded areas, there’s plenty to enjoy. Community Parks Brantford has five community parks. Visit historic Brant’s Crossing and walk along the trail or let your dog run free at Dogford Park. Try yoga in...
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You're Invited To Laurier's Virtual Homecoming

You're Invited To Laurier's Virtual Homecoming

Wilfrid Laurier University's Homecoming is taking on a new look this fall with a virtual celebration and everyone is welcome to attend! Featuring a host of great online events, activities and guest speakers, the Brantford Campus joins all Laurier students, alumni and friends as they bust out their Purple and Gold spirit to celebrate all things Laurier from September 24-27. Highlights of Homecoming weekend include: a cooking demonstration from Master Chef Canada season 3 winner Ma...
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Jumpstart Launches Sport Relief Fund

Jumpstart Launches Sport Relief Fund

Canadian Tire Jumpstart Charities recently launched an $8 Million Sport Relief Fund that will help sport and recreation organizations continue to deliver programming in 2020 and beyond. Many community organizations across the country have shut their doors due to the financial burden created by COVID-19, including lost revenue and increased program costs. Applications will be accepted from September 12 to October 4, 2020.  According to a nationwide survey of 1,300 sport organizat...
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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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