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It’s Tourism Week!

It’s Tourism Week!

The City of Brantford Economic Development and Tourism department is proud to celebrate Tourism Week from Sunday, May 24 to Saturday, May 30, 2020. Tourism Week in Canada is a grassroots initiative that brings attention to the economic opportunity available to Canada through travel and tourism and recognizes tourism organizations, businesses, and other partners across the country for their contribution to the Canadian economy. This week, Tourism Week looks very different than most years. Canada...
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Tasty Road Trips Food Tours Goes Virtual

Tasty Road Trips Food Tours Goes Virtual

If ever there was a snapshot in recent history where food builds community, this is it.  During the COVID-19 pandemic, we’ve all had to adapt the ways that we shop for and connect with our food, whether that means socially distancing while we line up at the grocery store or arranging a curbside pick-up at our local farm.  Many of us are also seeking ways to support our hometown economy by buying from independent take-out restaurants and connecting with close-to-home agricultural ...
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Happy Earth Day!

Happy Earth Day!

The first Earth Day was celebrated on April 22, 1970. This year marks the 50th anniversary of the movement, which is now lead by Earth Day Network, the world’s largest organization championing positive change for the environment. Despite the current obstacles we face as individuals and as a community under Covid-19 restrictions, there are plenty of positives surrounding us when we look for them. Many countries are enjoying the lowest pollution levels and clearest skies they’ve seen...
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Brantford Presents: Take Two! Streaming Live on Friday

Brantford Presents: Take Two! Streaming Live on Friday

Eighteen local performing artists are coming to a screen near you for BRANTFORD PRESENTS: TAKE TWO! The event is organized by Grandview Theatre Company, with support from I Think You’re Grand and Theatre Hive.  On Friday, April 17 from 7:00 p.m. to 9:30 p.m., 18 performers from Brantford will each do a 5-10 minute set streamed live online through Facebook and Zoom. The online stream can be accessed through the Facebook event page. BRANTFORD PRESENTS is an effort to provide the arts ...
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Local Easter Services are Available Online

Local Easter Services are Available Online

The celebration of Easter and participating in religious services has taken on a very different approach this year. It is a new and different concept to have religious gatherings suspended due to the coronavirus pandemic, but there are many viewing options to help the community take part in services and connect with their fellow members. Many churches and places of worship have moved their services online either through live-streaming on Facebook and YouTube as well as uploading sermons and musi...
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May is Museum Month in Brantford

May is Museum Month in Brantford

May is Museum Month in Ontario, and museums across Brantford are celebrating with open houses, new exhibitions, and special events. Museums are important in our community, and do much more than preserve local artifacts and history. Our local museums help to better our understanding of who we are as individuals and as a community through facilitating both self-reflection and conversations. Guided tours are a great way to learn behind-the-scenes stories from museum staff and volunteers; special ...
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Getting Ready for a Socially-Distant Easter

Getting Ready for a Socially-Distant Easter

We are facing unprecedented times and every day we define a new ‘normal’ for ourselves. This weekend, those who celebrate Easter are tasked with the challenge of making it feel like a ‘normal’ holiday in the absence of friends and family members. Easter Egg Hunts Popular Easter Egg Hunts (such as Brantwood Farms, Myrtleville House Museum and Easter at Addies) have all been cancelled. That doesn’t mean you can’t plan your own backyard or indoor Egg hunt. Le ...
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