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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...


Brant Performing Arts Featured Member: Brant Theatre Workshops

Posted on Tuesday, November 20, 2018 12:00 AM

Brant Theatre Workshops is a Brantford-based community theatre group producing original works. Since its establishment as a not-for-profit organization in 2005, Brant Theatre Workshops has run the Bell Summer Theatre Festival at the Bell Homestead National Historic Site, performed at the Sanderson Centre for the Performing Arts and toured shows both provincially and nationally. Over the past 13 years, Brant Theatre Workshops has become known in the community for producing...


Geocaching – Experience the Outdoors!

Posted on Wednesday, November 07, 2018 12:00 AM

Written by Guest Blogger Shelley Riimand

Back in July 2008, a friend of ours introduced us to an outdoor activity called, “Geocaching” (pronounced Geo-cashing). He had just learned about it and thought we should look into it, and as they say . . . the rest is history.

We spent time researching this activity through the website, where we learned that geocaching is referred to as the fastest growing outdoor recreational activity in the world, with over 15 million participants...