The Brantford International Villages Festival is Celebrating 46 Years!

Posted on Monday, June 10, 2019 12:00 AM

The Brantford International Villages Festival is celebrating its 46th consecutive year of presenting “The World at Your Doorstep.” The Festival brings world-class memories to Brantford’s thousands of residents and visitors as they explore 17 festival village halls. This four-day festival, from July 3 to 6, 2019, gives visitors the opportunity to enjoy cultural entertainment, including music, dancing, traditional cuisine and beverages, costumes, and cultural displays.

The Festival...


Why Does Tourism Matter?

Posted on Tuesday, June 04, 2019 12:00 AM

If you follow Tourism Brantford on social media, you likely came across our Tourism Week campaign the last week of May. This campaign, which featured a different Brantford Tourism Ambassador each day, was in celebration of Tourism Week—a national initiative that shows the impact of travel and tourism on the economy. 

This year’s Tourism Ambassadors were: Cory Vitiello (Professional Chef and Restaurateur), David Hearn (Professional Golfer, Olympian), Graham Chittenden (Comedian, Writer), Krista...


2019 Tourism Ambassador – Cory Vitiello

Posted on Friday, May 31, 2019 12:00 AM

The Drake Hotel, The Harbord Room, THR&CO, Flock Rotisserie and Greens. If you are a foodie, you will certainly recognize all of these restaurant names.  Aside from all of these establishments serving delicious food, they also share one more thing in common with each other: Brantford native Cory Vitiello has been the chef at all of them.

Vitiello, 39, is one of Brantford’s biggest culinary success stories and one of the City’s 2019 Tourism Ambassadors. Born and raised in Brantford, Vitiello...


2019 Tourism Ambassador: Paul Szczechura

Posted on Thursday, May 30, 2019 12:00 AM

Brantford is recognized around the world for being the birthplace of the ‘The Great One,’ and visitors immersed in the field of athletics know Brantford as the ‘Tournament Capital of Ontario.’ Brantford welcomes hundreds of thousands of visitors annually, particularly for sports due to our large number of tournaments and some of our larger hosting responsibilities, such as the 2017 Ontario ParaSport Games and the upcoming 2021 Ontario 55+ Winter Games. It’s a great place to play sports and develop...


2019 Tourism Ambassador: Krista DuChene

Posted on Wednesday, May 29, 2019 12:00 AM

Krista DuChene is not originally from Brantford, unlike our other Tourism Ambassadors featured this week, but she has chosen to make Brantford her home for the past 17 years. DuChene moved here with her husband in 2002, and together they are raising their three children, working, and donating their time to local charitable causes in this great city. 

Krista DuChene, 42, is a professional runner, registered dietitian, and public speaker. She is well-known as ‘Canada’s Marathon Mom,’ a name given...