“They” have a voice – one homeless Brantford man’s story

Luvern Mornin

Luvern Mornin

I began this adventure by photographing Brantfords local comedians which lead me to writing a comedy column for two years. Now I'm a journalist!

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“I think homeless people’s individual stories should be heard because they’re talked about constantly yet have no platform to speak for themselves.  That’s not fair. I want you to hear their voices, their thoughts, their stories and their opinions- from them.  These are stories directly from local homeless people in Brantford, heard and documented by
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A Peaceful Homeless March For Brantford

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There’s been a lot of buzz about the Homeless March in Brantford the past few days, and I’m glad to report that it was a success on many levels.    New friends were made as the group mingled, accurate information was shared that reduced confusion, and everyone involved is genuinely concerned about how they can
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As the weather gets colder Brantford Guardian Angles are helping the homeless. On Saturday November 3rd at 3:30 p.m., seven volunteers joined Tracey Bucci of Brantford Guardian Angels, (BGA), to distribute basic items to the homeless. Four new volunteers joined for the day’s giving; all of them hearing about Bucci’s efforts through Facebook.  Two people were
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Brantford’s Bike Night was the first time I’ve worn my winter jacket this year and I’m glad I did! The show on Thursday was very cold as five of the eight invited non-profits braved the weather. Each one of these places offers something unique, and simply being aware of them  helps connect people who can
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Tracey Bucci is a very passionate woman who is making a difference in Brantford and has done so for almost two decades. Ten volunteers gathered behind Brantford Commons South mall on Sunday where Bucci distributed gloves, caution tape, clear garbage bags for recycling, black garbage bags, and asked everyone to sign a waiver of insurance.
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2nd Chance Charity Riders

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Thursday evening was another successful event for 2nd Chance Charity Riders at the Gunner’s Club.  Brantford’s Bike Night monthly show highlights local community charities, and brings multiple levels of entertainment for all to enjoy.   Surrounding the parking lot were numerous local charities available to answer any questions, and share what specialty they offer. Wandering
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Broken bones, bruises, and hilarious baseball.

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Wednesday August 29th, 2018 was the championship game for the Paris Ladies 3-Pitch League.  Pam Whiting (the leagues administrator), facilitates, and organizes games from May until August.  There are four teams of 15 women who play to the best of their ability each week.  This is a recreational league, so you’re experience level can range
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Free Airshow for everyone

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The Community Charity Airshow is returning to entertain, and amaze the people of Brant county on Wednesday August 29th.  There’s a wide variety of airplanes to see at Brantford’s Municipal Airport located at 110 Aviation Avenue including the famous Canadian Forces Snow Birds, and the historic Avro Lancaster. Gates open at 11 a.m. to view
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Inexpensive date night, dinner and a show!

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Looking to keep your relationship fresh with a weekly date night?  Need to keep a promise to someone special? Do you have someone new you’d like to date but need a fun and less expensive place to go?  Problem solved. Keep reading! lol Skip planning dinner on August 30th, September 6th, 13th, and 21st because
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When Jamie Stephens announced his ‘Compassion Through Comedy‘ campaign again this year, it really touched my heart. Just thinking about giving ten random strangers the gift of an incredible comedy show thrilled me. Our community has it’s share of negativity, unfortunate happenings, and people down on their luck. Anything from a death of a loved
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