EDUCATION WEEK GALA CONCERT
Students from 16 schools in the Grand Erie District School Board took part an Education Week concert Thursday at the Sanderson Centre. Expositor photographer Brian Thompson took in some of the performances.
TEEN WINS VOICE AWARD
The winner of the The Voice award at the the 71st Brantford Kiwanis Music Festival is 17-year-old Jillian Davis of Mount Pleasant.
CHAMBER HONOURS BUSINESS EXCELLENCE
The Chamber of Commerce Brantford-Brant honoured excellence Thursday night during its annual awards gala at the Best Western Brantford Hotel and Conference Centre.
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City Information & Statistics
Brantford (2016 population 97,496; CMA population 134,203) is a city in southwestern Ontario, Canada, founded on the Grand River. It is the seat of Brant County, but it is politically separate with a municipal government of its own that is fully independent of the county's municipal government.
Brantford is often known as the "Telephone City". Former city resident Alexander Graham Bell invented the device at his father's homestead, Melville House, now the Bell Homestead.
Brantford is also the birthplace of hockey player Wayne Gretzky, comedian Phil Hartman, as well as Group of Seven member Lawren Harris. Brantford is named after Joseph Brant, an important Mohawk chief during the American Revolutionary War and later, who led his people in their first decades in Upper Canada. Many of his descendents, and other First Nations citizens, live on the nearby Reserve of Six Nations of the...
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