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Ontario Supporting Local Festivals and Events

Posted on Tuesday, October 27, 2020 12:00 AM

Earlier this month, the provincial government announced that it would invest $9 million through the new Reconnect Festival and Event Program to support municipalities and event organizers during COVID-19. 

This funding will be used to maintain public safety requirements and allow people to reconnect with their communities through online, drive-through, and other innovative experiences. Organizers will be developing creative programs such as virtual Remembrance Day events, reverse holiday parades...


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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Got Ribs?

Posted on Friday, August 07, 2020 12:00 AM

For the past 10 years, Brantford has come alive with the smell of BBQ ribs, fantastic food vendors and family entertainment. The Brantford Kinsmen Ribfest has brought fun for all ages and the thrill of BBQ competition together for three days of entertainment and amazing food. North America’s greatest rib teams have come to Brantford to compete for top awards including Best Ribs, Best Chicken, Best Sauce, Best Pig Rig and People's Choice.

Even though this tasty food festival has been postponed...


WTFest – We WILL Rock Again!

Posted on Saturday, July 25, 2020 12:00 AM

Where can you go to see multiple talented artists performing live under the stars? Brantford, of course, at the WTFest outdoor music festival! On the day when everyone would have been lathering on the sunscreen and carpooling down to Lions Park to sing and dance, we wanted to share some of the history of Brantford’s exceptional outdoor music festival and what to expect in the future.

The WTFest team, including Brantford boosters and huge music fans, started working together in 2012 on a vision of...


Grand River Champion of Champions Virtual Powwow

Posted on Wednesday, July 22, 2020 12:00 AM

The Grand River Champion of Champions Powwow  will look a little different this year. Although the annual gathering at Chiefswood Park has been cancelled, the event is moving online and will be showcased virtually on Saturday, July 25.   

Since 1980, the Six Nations of the Grand River has invited dancers to compete in a variety of categories including Women’s Traditional, Men’s Grass, Women’s Jingle, Men’s Fancy Feather, and Women’s Fancy Shawl.

This year, contestants are invited...