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No Parade Does Not Mean No Christmas!

Posted on Monday, November 23, 2020 10:00 AM

No Parade Does Not Mean No Christmas!

The last Saturday of November usually brings a sort of Christmas kick-off to the City of Brantford as thousands make the journey down to Dalhousie Street to watch or participate in the Santa Claus Parade put on by JCI Brantford. With a new theme every year, floats and displays have the chance to win awesome rewards. The parade ends at Harmony Square for the Santa Claus After-Party hosted by the City of Brantford. Children and adults alike look...

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Salvation Army Gift Card Drive

Posted on Monday, November 16, 2020 12:00 AM

This holiday season, help make a difference in the lives of families right here in our community!

The Salvation Army’s Community Christmas Hamper Program serves individuals and families who are on a limited income and need a hand up this holiday season. This year, in order to help ensure the safety of both volunteers and recipients, the Salvation Army will be running a Gift Card Drive.

Those interested in making a donation can purchase a gift card, of any amount, and drop it off at the Brantford...

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Candlelit Tours at Mohawk Chapel

Posted on Monday, November 09, 2020 12:00 AM

Explore the grounds of Her Majesty’s Royal Chapel of the Mohawks during their Candlelit Tours happening this November and December.

Mohawk Chapel was the first Protestant church in Upper Canada and is now the oldest surviving church in Ontario. This historic landmark offers guided tours and hosts a number of special events throughout the year.

Stroll along the pathway leading up to Mohawk Chapel as it’s lit by the soft glow of candlelight and marvel at the history and architecture of this beautiful...

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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...

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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...