Bow Park Farm
The property where Bow Park Farm resides has a long history. In the early 1600s, the land was home to the Neutrals and by the mid-1600s the Iroquois took over the Neutral land during the Beaver War. The land became an Iroquois hunting ground before it was home to settlers in the 1850s. Bow Park…
Nursing Sisters of Canada
Nurses have been the backbone of our community and have played a key role in keeping us healthy throughout the COVID-19 pandemic. From administering vaccines to caring for infected people to running assessment sites, nurses are true heroes. The County of Brant has always had a strong group of nurses pulling us through hard times.…
Kindred Spirits Artisans of Paris is an organization of individuals who share a common creative interest and who work cooperatively to actively encourage arts and crafts within the Paris and district community. This group has a core of approximately forty members, representing a variety of artistic and craft skills. Kindred Spirits Artisans of Paris was founded in…
Tips for Making an Indie Film in your own Backyard!
Here are some tips on how to approach your backyard budget films; including who to ask for help, where and how to gather resources, and how to be everybody’s friendly neighbourhood filmmaker. Shooting a film in your backyard is the reality of many indie productions. For many, budgets are low, but hopes can stay alive…
Focus on Collectives
Did you know that the County of Brant is home to many collectives, a place where artists and artisans sell unique handmade goods and collected items? Be sure to stop by our local collectives: Artisans and crafters have played an important role in shaping our community. Our makers make us distinguishable from any other nearby…
Woodland Cultural Centre Events
Check out the Woodland Cultural Centre events page for the latest events that the Centre is offering. Continue to check back throughout the year, as events are updated regularly.
Check the engaging Storybook Walks in two area parks: Stories are changed throughout the year; updates are posted. Please practice social distancing and respect other visitors’ space while you explore.
Cemeteries have a story to tell
A community’s cemeteries can offer a seemingly endless source of interesting stories to tell about those who came before. Rest of story to be continued.
Paris is known as the Cobblestone Capital of Canada. Stones were pulled from the riverbed, after years of tumbling smooth and found in farmer’s fields. Once cleaned and dried they were layered like a birthday cake with cement icing holding it all together. In order to ensure uniformity, labourers measured fieldstones for shape and size…
Located in Burford Township, John Fowler purchased the parcel of Crown land this farm is located on in 1803 and the plot stayed in his family until it was purchased in 1861 by William Bonney. The farm was purchased from a trust by Bruce Innes in 1940 after the farm fell into tax arrears. The…