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Memories of Brantford’s Italian Community

Posted on Friday, March 19, 2021 11:00 AM

Stories are at the heart of communities and cultures. It’s the way we make sense of the world around us, share our experiences and express our thoughts. Stories are also a way to remember and to teach.

A collaborative effort is taking place here in Brantford to highlight vibrant cultures within our community through a unique series called “Memories” presented by Brant Historical Society and the Canadian Industrial Heritage Centre. On the heels of the highly successful Memories event recently performed...

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New ‘Community Building’ Grant Program for Non-Profits

Posted on Friday, March 19, 2021 11:00 AM

The Ontario government is investing $105 million through the new Community Building Fund to support non-profit tourism, culture, sport and recreation organizations. The funding will be used to help these non-profits recover from the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic and meet the needs of their communities.

Details were provided earlier this week by Lisa MacLeod, Minister of Heritage, Sport, Tourism and Culture Industries. 

"Since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, our government...

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Public Art Storymap

Posted on Friday, March 19, 2021 11:00 AM

To coincide with the launch of Discover Brantford’s beautiful new website, the Tourism division is also pleased to share the creation of a Public Art StoryMap. Using ArcGIS Technology, the Tourism division created an interactive map that highlights all seventeen pieces in the City of Brantford’s Public Art Collection.

The StoryMap is a visual representation of Public Art in Brantford. You can search by the piece, viewing the artwork and discovering more about its history and artist. You can also...

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Healthy Kids Passport to Health

Posted on Friday, March 12, 2021 03:12 PM

Healthy Kids Passport to Health has taken on a new approach for kids and their families this year with free virtual activities. With over 20 community partners featuring many virtual activities, the program is a community initiative focused on promoting healthy behaviours and physical activity for children 0 to 14 years of age.

Learn more and register for activities at the Healthy Kids Passport to Health Calendar

Virtual activities include:

  • Story Walks
  • Museum tours
  • Build a binary code...

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BSO’s Annual Book Fair Goes Virtual

Posted on Friday, March 12, 2021 02:05 PM

The Brantford Symphony Orchestra’s (BSO) Annual Book Fair is a valuable fundraiser for the nonprofit organization and a beloved Brantford event. Usually taking place annually in April, it’s a sign of spring for this devote bookworm and a cue to stock up on some well-loved good reads in time for the warmer weather. Last year the event was cancelled as result of COVID-19, so this year they are delivering the event virtually and in a new exciting auction format!

The Brantford Symphony Orchestra Book...