Laurier Brantford | 20 Years in Brantford

When we think of  those terrible days that Brantford was suffering as much as 28% unemployment as the farm manufacturing business was dying, we couldn’t imagine what the future would hold. How do we diversify our economy? Will we ever again be seen as the forward thinking community that began in the 1800’s? One such
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In 1977, Virginia Little decided to make some noise… in a sweet way! She started two String orchestras…no little feat… In fact it is a large contribution to the culture and harmony of Brantford Tina Labanowicz has generously brought this story to our attention as a new 4BRANT Citizen Journalist in addition to her renowned
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So…you may have heard the noise Saturday night on Rest Acres Road. Yes, it was the Reklaws live, in a barn and all for the wedding of Chris Devlin and his new bride Deb. With great thanks to an anonymous donor! How special is having one of Canada’s foremost upcoming performers, siblings Jenna and Stuart
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In the Fall of 1919, a dream began, a theatre fit for performance and exhibition was opened in downtown Brantford. The Temple Theatre for vaudeville and silent movies, then the Capital Theatre 1929 under the ownership of Famous Player’s Theaters and finally the Sanderson Centre a cultural acquisition by the City of Brantford in 1986,
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Paris Ontario is described as “The prettiest little town in Ontario”. Along the banks of the Grand River merging with the Nith River, this thriving community reflects the changing urban landscape born from traditional values of the past. Each year the Kiwanis Club of Paris gets together with a cadre of volunteers to bring a
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“Something you may not be aware of in Brant! There is a group called Brantford Writer’s Circle and a place called Grace Gallery that between them celebrate writing and visual art created locally. This is yet another example of a group of volunteers bringing a concept to Brantford that is growing in other communities as
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The map featured above is courtesy of the Brant Historical Museum of the City of Brantford. The original 800 acres of land negotiated with the Haudenosaunee next to the Grand River. And this is an aerial photograph of the same area taken a few years ago. I’m going to take you on a guessing game,
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Local Artist, Kristine MacGregor live west of Cathcart in Brant county where she works out of her studio as a printmaker. Printmaking is not a commonly known medium and is often confused with prints that are created mechanically as reproductions of original works. Kristine’s art form comes from an old artistic tradition that dates back
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The definition of Bohemian, when googled, comes up as ‘unconventional,  nonconformist,  unorthodox,  avant-garde,  offbeat, off-center,  irregular,  original,  alternative,  experimental,  artistic,  idiosyncratic, eccentric, arty, arty-farty, way-out, off the wall, oddball.’  These are all descriptions that Katherine Pickering, owner and curator of the new Paris Bohemian Gallery doesnt mind at all.  In fact, her intent with opening this cool new space
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An enormous new art project is being created by Brantford’s Dave Hind and the Aluminum Quilting Society (AQS). “Between the Two Rows” is a community mural that examines personal identity, cultural boundaries, and the importance of building relationships between cultures through communication and collaboration.  The central composition and imagery is based on the symbolism of
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