Congratulations to Grand River Paddling Marketing Campaign Partners

Posted on Friday, December 06, 2019 12:00 AM

by Hamilton Halton Brant Regional Tourism Association

The best of the best in Ontario tourism were celebrated at the annual Ontario Tourism Awards of Excellence Gala on Wednesday, October 30, 2019 at the Blue Mountain Village Conference Centre. These awards recognize tourism industry successes by honouring individuals and businesses that have made significant contributions to Ontario’s tourism industry.

Maria Fortunato, Executive Director, was in attendance and thrilled to accept on behalf of...


World Champion Kaetlyn Osmond joins Brant Skating Club coaching team

Posted on Wednesday, September 11, 2019 12:00 AM

Submitted Media Release

Canada’s most decorated female singles skater is coming to Brantford. The 2018 World Champion Kaetlyn Osmond, winner of three Olympic medals and three national titles, has joined the Brant Skating Club and will be part of the coaching team this winter.

The announcement comes just after the one-year anniversary of Osmond’s decision to remove herself from the competitive circuit. Since announcing her retirement from competition, she has been skating more in Brantford preparing...


Sport Venue Feature: Kiwanis Field

Posted on Wednesday, August 14, 2019 12:00 AM

“If you build it…they will come.” This is the core message from a very well-known film that captures the wonder and excitement of playing a sport that you love in a perfect setting. For those who have had this experience, they remember everything about their surroundings – the sights, the sounds, the feel of the ground – it is engrained in their memories forever. Brantford is fortunate to have such a facility in its Kiwanis Field.

Located on three acres of land behind Pauline Johnson Collegiate...


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...