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Hockey sticks standing around Walter Gretzky's parking spot at the Wayne Gretzky Sport Centre

Remembering Walter

Posted on Tuesday, March 09, 2021 10:13 AM

Order of Canada recipient. Honourary Doctorate of Letters. Canada’s most famous Hockey Dad. Lord Mayor of Brantford. Brantford Citizen of the Year. Inductee to the Brantford and Area Sports Hall of Recognition. Author. Coach. Neighbour. Friend. Husband. Dad. Grandfather. Great Grandfather.  So many accolades, and monikers. To Brantford locals, he was often referenced as just “Walter” (or “Wally”) and everyone knew who that meant. We are deeply saddened by the loss of this incredible man and...

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Free Ontario Coaches Conference Offered Online

Posted on Friday, February 26, 2021 11:30 AM

Mark your calendars for this incredible opportunity to access some of the best voices in sport as you prepare your organization and business for return to sport.

The Coaches Association of Ontario and the Canadian Sport Institute of Ontario presents the Ontario Coaches Conference from March 24, 2021 - March 31, 2021. And this year’s event will be virtual and FREE to access. The event brings teachers, coaches, administrators and all with a passion for sport together to gain insight...

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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...