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Celebrate the holiday season at Bell Homestead

Celebrate the holiday season at Bell Homestead

As we welcome the bright colours and cooler temperatures of autumn, Bell Homestead National Historic Site is preparing for a traditional Victorian Christmas of family, music, and delicious food with present-day precautions.   On Saturday, November 28th from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., the Homestead kicks off its Holiday Season with its annual Holiday Bake Sale. The Exchange Café and volunteers will offer a plethora of homemade cookies and squares. New this year, baked goods a...
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Salvation Army Gift Card Drive

Salvation Army Gift Card Drive

This holiday season, help make a difference in the lives of families right here in our community! The Salvation Army’s Community Christmas Hamper Program serves individuals and families who are on a limited income and need a hand up this holiday season. This year, in order to help ensure the safety of both volunteers and recipients, the Salvation Army will be running a Gift Card Drive. Those interested in making a donation can purchase a gift card, of any amount, and drop it off at the B...
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Brantford Lights at Glenhyrst

Brantford Lights at Glenhyrst

Glenhyrst Gardens and Art Gallery is a beautiful sixteen acre property along the Grand River located at 20 Ava Road in Brantford. As a non-profit, the gallery displays six unique, contemporary exhibits on an annual basis and offers events, art education programs, classes and workshops for all ages throughout the year. This year, Brantford Lights will be a DRIVE THRU ONLY event. The light display will begin on December 4, 2020 and will glow bright from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. each night through J...
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Candlelit Tours at Mohawk Chapel

Candlelit Tours at Mohawk Chapel

Explore the grounds of Her Majesty’s Royal Chapel of the Mohawks during their Candlelit Tours happening this November and December. Mohawk Chapel was the first Protestant church in Upper Canada and is now the oldest surviving church in Ontario. This historic landmark offers guided tours and hosts a number of special events throughout the year. Stroll along the pathway leading up to Mohawk Chapel as it’s lit by the soft glow of candlelight and marvel at the history and architec...
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Shop Local at the Christmas Business Blitz

Shop Local at the Christmas Business Blitz

The Brantford-Brant Chamber of Commerce’s Women in Business program invites women to make personable connections and grow their business networks through activities, learning and engagement. Since the Chamber isn’t able to host their annual Wine, Women and Shopping event this holiday season, they’ve decided to incorporate similar elements and host a Women in Business Christmas Business Blitz from November 30 – December 4, 2020. Instead of Chamber members gathering at on...
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Who Was Jack-of-the-Lantern?

Who Was Jack-of-the-Lantern?

October is full of superstition and celebration with the traditional symbol of Halloween, the pumpkin, taking centre stage on almost every doorstep across the country. But why? The reason for this plentiful fall gourd playing such a large part in our Halloween festivities stems back to the 19th century and an old Irish legend about a man named Stingy Jack. Legend states that Stingy Jack was a trickster who had fooled the devil on several occasions and was finally dealt with by being banished i...
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Remembrance Day Services in Brantford

Remembrance Day Services in Brantford

Each year on November 11, the City of Brantford joins fellow Canadians in honoring the sacrifice and courage of those who fought to preserve the freedom of our nation during times of war, armed conflict and peace. We gather to remember, with reverence and gratitude, the importance of their sacrifices to our community and worldwide. This year, due to COVID-19, gathering restrictions will need to remain in place. The 2020 Brantford Remembrance Day services have been adapted to ensure the saf...
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