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Things we hope won’t go away in a post-COVID world

Things we hope won’t go away in a post-COVID world

Our community has faced a lot of hardships over the last several months as result of the COVID-19 pandemic. There have also been so many nice things that I don’t think would have started if we hadn’t all suffered through this pandemic together. I hope these things don’t go away any time soon: 1. An overwhelming support for local business During the period when almost everything was closed, our community rallied together to support our local businesses. Many of these local bus...
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Shop with Oakhill Marketplace on Facebook Live

Shop with Oakhill Marketplace on Facebook Live

Trendy. Local. Shopping. And it’s open all year? This is music to our shopaholic ears. Oakhill Marketplace, located at 39 King George Rd., showcases the homemade work of over 175 members, including: Our Natural Creations, B's Wraps, Mystical Scents, Wood N Things Custom Creations, Little Violet's Bowtique, TD's Toy Bunker, Taylor's Crafts and More. From deliciously scented soy candles and oils to crystals, clothing, knick-knacks and everything else in between, Oakhill Marketplace bo...
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Thank you Porch Droppers!

Thank you Porch Droppers!

There are many people in the community who are keeping us safe and moving forward. Our doctors, nurses, grocery store staff and all frontline workers are very visible and doing so much for the community. But let’s also acknowledge another group of people that have become lifelines to those who cannot leave their homes as well as a suggested way to recognize them and say thank you. During this time of social distancing and limits on public gatherings and interactions, a very unique aspect ...
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It’s Tourism Week!

It’s Tourism Week!

The City of Brantford Economic Development and Tourism department is proud to celebrate Tourism Week from Sunday, May 24 to Saturday, May 30, 2020. Tourism Week in Canada is a grassroots initiative that brings attention to the economic opportunity available to Canada through travel and tourism and recognizes tourism organizations, businesses, and other partners across the country for their contribution to the Canadian economy. This week, Tourism Week looks very different than most years. Canada...
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Support Local Businesses for Mother’s Day

Support Local Businesses for Mother’s Day

With Easter behind us, it’s now time to focus our attention on another upcoming special day that we must celebrate while respecting physical distancing guidelines. Mother’s Day is Sunday, May 10, 2020 and this year, more than ever, we need to recognize all of the hardworking moms out there during this difficult and challenging time of uncertainty. To all the moms working the frontlines as an essential service provider, to the moms laid off who are struggling to make ends meet, to th...
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Get the Scoop on Dairee Delite!

Get the Scoop on Dairee Delite!

A fixture in the Brantford community, Dairee Delite is a 50s style ice cream shop that has proudly served Brantford since 1953. For more than 60 years, the quaint ice cream shop has delighted customers with frozen treats, from ice cream cones and banana splits, to strawberry shortcakes and frozen cakes. Dairee Delite’s season typically begins in mid-March (around March Break) and ends in September, but is weather dependent. This year, their grand opening has unfortunately been delayed as ...
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Travel the World with Brantford Takeout

Travel the World with Brantford Takeout

We’re bummed that we won’t be celebrating the Brantford International Villages Festival (July 8-11, 2020) with you all this year. The incredible dancing, the friendly faces, and all that delicious food from around the world… Cue the audible sigh resounding throughout our community. Although we can’t gather like we normally would, what we can do is “travel the world”, from the comfort of our own home, through delicious Brantfordian-made dishes. Now is the tim...
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