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Get Moving - Functional Movement Patterns

Posted on Saturday, August 22, 2020 12:00 AM

For all the many reasons we exercise, the ultimate goal of being active is to be able to stay active. On today’s blog we’re going to talk about the seven Fundamental Movement Patterns so that you can craft intentional activity that will keep you moving. Summer is a great time to add some fresh air to the mix so grab your shoes and water, and try these exercises outside!

  • Hinge – think picking up your child or tying your shoe. This motion should be done by bending at the hips with slightly bent...

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The Sky’s the Limit at the Bike Park!

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

The Brantford Rotary Bike Park is open! It’s the perfect spot to go get some exercise, take your kids to blow off some steam, or enjoy a family hike on the nearby trail. The Bike Park is free to use and offers a wide selection of opportunities and challenge levels for beginners through to advanced riders.

Each area of the Bike Park is marked with signs to show each section’s difficulty level. Know your limits and ride within them to avoid injury to yourself and others:

  • Green circle (beginners):...

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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...

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Top Places to Get Active Outdoors

Posted on Saturday, July 18, 2020 12:00 AM

Brantford is home to an abundance of trail networks, parks and outdoor spaces that you can safely explore this summer. Get some fresh air and reconnect with nature by walking, hiking, cycling, or paddling through some of these beautiful spaces.

Explore our trails

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With over 70km of nature trails to hike, run or cycle, the Hub of Ontario Trails links three major branches of the Trans Canada Trail at Brant’s Crossing, located in downtown Brantford on the Grand River. Many of Brantford’s...

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Splash Pads in Brantford are Open!

Posted on Saturday, July 11, 2020 12:00 AM

Beat the heat in one of Brantford’s many splash pads! With a surging heatwave ripping through Ontario, City of Brantford officials have decided to reopen our community splash pads. In an effort to reduce the spread of COVID-19 in our community, the splash pads were closed throughout May and June, reopening just last weekend on Friday, July 3, 2020.  Hours of operation are 11:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m., with operational changes and strict preventative measures in place. A portalet and hand washing/sanitizing...