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Outdoor Adventures in Brantford

Outdoor Adventures in Brantford

The sun is finally out, and hopefully here to stay!  We live in a beautiful bloomin’ city full of gorgeous displays of flowers, sprawling parks, over 70 kms of natural trails, and The Grand River—a designated heritage river.  As we say hello to summer, it’s a great time to adventure outdoors and nurture your physical and mental health. Mohawk Park is a picturesque space and the tall trees create an abundance of shade which is great for a picnic, yoga in the park, or ...
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Chalk it all up to some fun games

Chalk it all up to some fun games

Sidewalk chalk has always been a go-to outdoor activity for families with children. It’s a fun and inexpensive way to play outside. And with the current public outdoor activities and recreation restrictions, chalk art and games can be seen popping up all over neighbourhoods. There are so many great ways to get outdoors, get creative and get active. Here are some fun driveway games and chalk options: The Floor is Lava! – if you have a young one at home, you have definitely heard this...
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Brantford’s Public Art: A Walking History Lesson

Brantford’s Public Art: A Walking History Lesson

Most of us are feeling a bit cooped up these days and are often heading out for a daily stroll or some exercise to beat the boredom of our unusually free schedules.  Perhaps you’re seeking new trails or areas of Brantford to explore, following current social distancing guidelines, of course.  Did you know that the City of Brantford has seventeen pieces in its public art collection, all rich in community culture and history?  You’ve likely seen them in passing, whether ...
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2020 Cycling in Ontario Guide is Here!

2020 Cycling in Ontario Guide is Here!

Calling all cyclists! The 2020 Cycling in Ontario / Le velo en Ontario guide is now available online at www.ontariobybike.ca/2020. This 40-page annual guide, available in English and French, is full of ideas and information to inspire cyclists to explore more of Ontario by bike.  The City of Brantford is featured in the new guide as a desirable cycling destination in Central Ontario. In April of 2017, the Ministry of Tourism, Culture and Sport launched Tour by Bike – Ontario’s...
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Get Outside and View ‘The Grand Exhibit’

Get Outside and View ‘The Grand Exhibit’

Brantford’s Grand Exhibit is a partnership between the City of Brantford and Glenhyrst Art Gallery of Brant, which features 12 to-scale reproductions from Glenhyrst’s permanent collection displayed throughout the City. Brantford’s Grand Exhibit showcases a small piece of over 600 original works of art from Glenhyrst’s permanent collection. The twelve pieces selected for the Grand Exhibit were voted on by nearly 300 members of the community over the summer of 2019. The ex...
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Stay connected. Stay motivated. Stay active.

Stay connected. Stay motivated. Stay active.

It is extremely important during this time to practice social-distancing, and people are finding themselves staying at home to be safe and protect their community. But with the closures of active living facilities, many people are finding themselves without their regular exercise and fitness routine. Some businesses are finding ways to utilize online tools and capabilities to reach out to their community. And the Wayne Gretzky Sports Centre has started an online Facebook group to help keep every...
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4-1-1 on Jane’s Walk

4-1-1 on Jane’s Walk

On the first weekend of May every year, Jane’s Walk festivals take place in over 200 cities all over the world, including right here in Brantford! Jane’s Walk is a movement of free, citizen-led walking conversations inspired by Jane Jacobs (1916-2006), an American-Canadian writer, urbanist and activist who championed the voices of everyday people in neighbourhood planning and city-building. The local movement, Jane’s Walk Brant County, is led by Community Living Brant. The com...
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