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October Featured Artist: Q-MACK

Posted on Tuesday, October 06, 2020 12:00 AM

October’s Featured Artist is Quincy Mack (aka Q-MACK), a professional basketball freestyler, NBA entertainer, public speaker and youth educator from Brantford. Q-MACK has been entertaining audiences all over North America since 2000 with his dazzling basketball tricks and engaging personality.

Q-MACK began working for the NBA in 2000 as a touring entertainer and live event host and was signed by Nike in 2001 as a basketball freestyler and personality. He has since been hired by over 4000 schools...

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Virtual Author Talks at Brantford Public Library

Posted on Monday, October 05, 2020 12:00 AM

Join some of Canada’s biggest and best authors for intimate online conversations with Brantford Public Library’s Thursday Night Author Talks series. The Author Talks are free and those interested can now register through the Library’s website.

Thursday, October 15, 2020 - Helen Humphreys, author of Rabbit Foot Bill 

The series will kick off Thursday, October 15 with an event featuring a discussion with bestselling author Helen Humphreys. Humphreys is one of the most-popular...

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Welcome back to the Bell Homestead

Posted on Sunday, September 27, 2020 12:00 AM

After a six month closure to help reduce the spread of COVID-19 in our community, Bell Homestead National Historic Site happily reopened its doors on September 8, 2020.

Bell Homestead is open for pre-booked tours only. Six one-hour tours will be conducted Tuesday to Saturday from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. The museum will be closed between 12:00 p.m. and 1:00 p.m. for lunch. In an effort to ensure the safety of staff and visitors, face coverings will be mandatory indoors, but can be taken off while...

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The History Of Brantford's Coat Of Arms

Posted on Wednesday, September 23, 2020 12:00 AM

Today we’re shining the spotlight on how Brantford’s official coat of arms came to be.

A coat of arms is a recognizable symbol of the heritage and enduring qualities of a community. Brantford had used a coat of arms since it was incorporated as a city in 1877. However, the Canadian Heraldic Authority didn’t officially recognize it until September 24, 1991. It was on this day, that a ceremony for the presentation of the coat of arms, flag and badge took place in Brantford. The Governor General of...

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Movies And TV Shows Filmed In Brantford

Posted on Saturday, September 19, 2020 12:00 AM

Want to add a touch of local pride to your next movie night? Numerous TV series and movies of every genre have been filmed right here in Brantford. Here’s a roundup of some of our favourites from every genre. 

Dystopic Drama - The Handmaid’s Tale

Filming of the fourth season of The Handmaid’s Tale was underway in downtown Brantford at 1 Market Square in March 2020 before being delayed due to COVID-19. The show’s dystopian plot imagines an America changed by a second Civil...