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Stay connected. Stay motivated. Stay active.

Stay connected. Stay motivated. Stay active.

It is extremely important during this time to practice social-distancing, and people are finding themselves staying at home to be safe and protect their community. But with the closures of active living facilities, many people are finding themselves without their regular exercise and fitness routine. Some businesses are finding ways to utilize online tools and capabilities to reach out to their community. And the Wayne Gretzky Sports Centre has started an online Facebook group to help keep every...
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4-1-1 on Jane’s Walk

4-1-1 on Jane’s Walk

On the first weekend of May every year, Jane’s Walk festivals take place in over 200 cities all over the world, including right here in Brantford! Jane’s Walk is a movement of free, citizen-led walking conversations inspired by Jane Jacobs (1916-2006), an American-Canadian writer, urbanist and activist who championed the voices of everyday people in neighbourhood planning and city-building. The local movement, Jane’s Walk Brant County, is led by Community Living Brant. The com...
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Get ready for the 13th annual “Chili Willy” Cook-Off!

Get ready for the 13th annual “Chili Willy” Cook-Off!

The Chili Willy Cook-Off is back for their 13th annual battle of the spoons event! Join us in Harmony Square (89 Dalhousie St.) in downtown Brantford on Sunday, February 23, 2020 from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. as local restaurants vie for the title of ‘Brantford’s Best Bowl of Chili.’ Tickets are $10 per person, which includes a voting pass, spoon and (NEW!) Chili Cook-Off ceramic mug for you to keep as a souvenir. Competing teams so far include Alice’s Mobile Restaurant...
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Celebrate Family Day at Frosty Fest!

Celebrate Family Day at Frosty Fest!

Mark your calendars for Sunday, February 16 and Monday, February 17 (Family Day) for Brantford’s 11th Annual Frosty Fest! Held each year in Harmony Square in Downtown Brantford over Family Day weekend, this winter carnival has turned into a well-loved tradition by both residents and visitors alike. Presented by Freedom House, the event runs Sunday and Monday from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. both days. Frosty Fest is fun for all ages and offers something for everyone in your family to enjoy, ...
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Congratulations to Grand River Paddling Marketing Campaign Partners

Congratulations to Grand River Paddling Marketing Campaign Partners

by Hamilton Halton Brant Regional Tourism Association The best of the best in Ontario tourism were celebrated at the annual Ontario Tourism Awards of Excellence Gala on Wednesday, October 30, 2019 at the Blue Mountain Village Conference Centre. These awards recognize tourism industry successes by honouring individuals and businesses that have made significant contributions to Ontario’s tourism industry. Maria Fortunato, Executive Director, was in attendance and thrilled to accept on beha...
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Brantford Lights at Glenhyrst

Brantford Lights at Glenhyrst

by Valerie VanDixhoorn Bundle up for a winter wonderland at Glenhyrst! From November 29th 2019 to January 1st, 2020 enjoy a spectacular light show from the gardens at Glenhyrst Art Gallery of Brant. This festive occasion marks the start of the holiday season for many with the official “switch on” November 29th at 7:00 p.m. and can be viewed nightly between 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.  While admission to the gallery is free, collection bins will be available for Brantford Food B...
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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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