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Alison Purkiss Named Brantford 2020 Sportsperson of the Year

Posted on Monday, February 22, 2021 03:30 PM

In a year that saw sport take on a different approach, what remained the same was the dedication and passion of those who are involved in it. And a very special member of our community has been recognized for their unwavering belief in shaping the lives of so many in their sport.

Alison Purkiss of the Brant Skating Club is the recipient of the Frank Tomlin Memorial Award as the 2020 Sports Person of the Year for her significant contribution to sport in Brantford and area. The award is traditionally...

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Role Basketball

Posted on Friday, February 19, 2021 09:00 AM

Meet JR Gallarza, Owner and Founder of Role Basketball, a business, “Made in Brantford, by people from Brantford, for the people of Brantford.” His passion for the game of basketball seeps through in every word he speaks and despite the many challenges his business has, and is currently, facing during the pandemic his enthusiasm is undaunted and infectious. Born in the Philippines and raised in Brantford, life has always been about basketball for JR. From very early on, regardless of many well intentioned...

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Ontario 55+ Winter Games postponed until 2022

Posted on Tuesday, February 16, 2021 03:46 PM

The City of Brantford and the County of Brant recently announced that the Ontario 55+ Winter Games that were to be jointly hosted in Brantford and the County of Brant have been postponed to 2022. The Games were to be held from February 11 to 13, 2021. The City of Brantford and the County of Brant are currently working with the Province to select a new date for the event.

In September 2020, the City of Brantford and the County of Brant approved a motion to submit a request to postpone the Ontario...

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Sports Hall Inductees Share their Stories Online

Posted on Wednesday, February 03, 2021 10:00 AM

The Brantford and Area Sports Hall of Recognition, located inside the Wayne Gretzky Sports Centre, proudly recognizes hometown athletes and sport builders who have achieved the highest standards of excellence in their chosen sport. Even though the Sports Hall is currently closed due to the Province wide shutdown, you can still experience the rich sporting history of our community and learn about many of the great Inductees through their own words.

The Brantford and Area Sports Hall of Recognition...

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Canadian Concussion in Sport Free Virtual Symposium

Posted on Saturday, January 30, 2021 10:00 AM

Sport organizations are currently scaled back to skills-based training as they are still under restriction to play. This presents an opportunity for coaches, parents and athletes themselves to take a pause and learn more about an aspect of sport that is very prevalent. Concussion awareness and prevention is now a major conversation in sport. Studies have been conducted to analyze the syndrome and how to best mitigate the long-term effects.

The Sport Information Resource Centre presents the 2021 Canadian...