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Seventh Coffee Co. Gives Back

Posted on Tuesday, June 08, 2021 05:13 PM

If you’re looking for coffee roasted right here in Brantford, look no further than Seventh Coffee Co. located at 111 Sherwood Dr. (Unit 2) in the growing Cordage Heritage District – home to many other wonderful locally-owned businesses. Seventh Coffee Co. started as a side business two years ago, creating hand-crafted, small batch coffee in a variety of flavours. They incorporated and launched in February 2020 – right before the pandemic hit Canada – and recently opened a retail shop.

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Group of people, of different ages, walk together along a trail

Multigenerational Travel - An Emerging Travel Trend

Posted on Tuesday, June 08, 2021 05:04 PM

Multigeneration travel is defined as taking a trip a trip with three or more generations, but grandparents traveling with grandkids are also included. The emerging trend of “multi-gen” travel should not come as a surprise as one of the top motivators to travel post-pandemic is visiting friends and family. The idea of multigenerational travel also raises a question about the future of corporate travel, including traveling to attend meetings and conventions. With the new normal including remote working...

Donuts with icing and different toppings arranged in two boxes

Meet The Scientist Behind Joosie Sweets Donuts

Posted on Thursday, June 03, 2021 04:21 PM

Jess, a recent graduate in biochemistry and forensics, is the woman behind Joosie Sweets Donuts (pronounced “juicy”) – a fully licensed and Brant County Health Unit certified home-based business in Brantford! Celebrate National Donut Day on June 4 by placing an order for these delicious, gourmet donuts.

After graduating in the midst of the pandemic, Jess was home and found that she had extra time to focus on one of her favourite hobbies – baking! In May 2020, she decided to start making donuts as...

Among the various visual elements illustrating Indigenous cultures, the sun (the summer solstice) is at the center which is at the heart of the festivities. The First Nations, Inuit and Métis as well as the four elements of nature (earth, water, fire and air) are represented in the image and shown opposite. The whole visual is supported by a multicolored smoke* reminding us of Indigenous spirituality but also the colors of the rainbow - symbol of inclusion and diversity of all First Nations, Inuit and Métis communities and their members.

June is National Indigenous History Month

Posted on Thursday, June 03, 2021 10:37 AM

June is National Indigenous History Month. We commemorate this time to recognize the history, heritage and diversity of First Nations, Inuit and Métis peoples in Canada. This year, National Indigenous History Month is dedicated to the missing children, the families left behind and the survivors of residential schools.

In Brantford, Woodland Cultural Centre operates a museum and gallery alongside the former Mohawk Institute Residential School and serves to preserve, promote, protect...

Colourful geometric pattern painted on an old wooden barn

Exploring Brantford’s Barn Quilt Trail

Posted on Thursday, June 03, 2021 09:46 AM

Ontario’s Barn Quilt Trails, spanning from Windsor to Ottawa, were developed to create an appreciation for rural art and to connect communities across the province. Using simple patterns and bold, primary colours, barn quilts are often a symbol of historic significance and tell a story.

There are four barn quilts located in Brantford, many of them near nature trails, historic sites and galleries. Go for a drive, walk or bike ride and admire the barn quilts that contribute to Brantford’s artistic...