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BRC Wins EDCO Award of Excellence

Posted on Monday, February 18, 2019 12:00 AM

The City of Brantford Economic Development & Tourism Department is pleased to share that on Thursday, January 31, 2019, the Economic Developers Council of Ontario (EDCO) awarded the Brantford-Brant Business Resource Enterprise Centre (BRC) with the Regional and Cross-Border Collaboration & Partnership Award of Excellence. The award was presented to the BRC in recognition of their creation and delivery of the StudentBiz program – Developing High School Entrepreneurs.

StudentBiz fosters high...


February Featured Artist: Tynessa Walters

Posted on Tuesday, February 05, 2019 12:00 AM

February 2019’s Featured Artist is Tynessa Walters, a jewellery designer, goldsmith and jewellery teacher. Walters has always been a highly creative person, has always been drawn to metal and gemstones, and loves to work with her hands – creating jewellery is truly the perfect career for her.

Walters studied goldsmithing at George Brown College. Over the past decade or so, she has worked in various roles within the jewellery industry in Toronto, and has eventually shifted from primarily creating...


Unlocking the Potential of Canada’s Visitor Economy

Posted on Friday, January 25, 2019 12:00 AM

In Canada, the Tourism Industry generates significant economic impact.  Canadians may be surprised to learn that tourism is one of the nation’s largest economic sectors, generating total revenues in the order of $98 billion annually. 

A recent report published by Destination Canada highlights the fact that tourism visitation is on the rise.  Every day, more than 57,000 international overnight visitors stream into Canada, drawn by our safe, secure cities, friendly people, and remarkable...


Mediterranean Casual Fine Dining in Brantford

Posted on Friday, December 14, 2018 12:00 AM

If you’re looking for that perfect family-owned, casual fine dining restaurant for your next date night, you have to try Speekezzies Café and Wine Bar (415 Fairview Drive, Brantford).

Speekezzie’s is one of Brantford’s very first “casual fine dining” restaurants. Owner and chef Anthony Alfano has developed a menu with only the freshest ingredients, ranging from gourmet thin crust pizzas baked fresh in their wood-burning oven, to fresh pasta, to meat and fish plates – there’s something for everyone!



December Featured Artist: Heather Cardle

Posted on Tuesday, December 04, 2018 12:00 AM

The Featured Artist for December is photographer Heather Cardle. With a love for the art of capturing images since she was a child, Heather is a well-respected photographer in Brantford and curator of an over seven-year online photography project.

Heather and her family moved to Brantford about fourteen years ago and she loves living in Eagle Place with her husband Paul and their semi-famous cat Stella. Originally a Realtor for close to thirty years, she switched to photography full-time about seven...