The city of Brantford, Ontario, has prided itself on its long and industrious history. The official history of Brantford has focused on the achievements of select industrialists and creative individuals as well as the sacrifices of local men and women in the two World Wars. However, powering the industrial machinery were immigrants from around the world who made Brantford one of the most multicultural cities in Canada in the early 20th century, with the largest proportion of foreign-born residents in the country.
Memories of Brantford is a public cutural/heritage/educational project that started in 2019 to research, share, and celebrate the legacies of the city's diverse immigrant communities. Various partners have come together to create cutural/heritage events, including a themed exhibit, original play, musical performances, food and lectures. This website and digital archive was created to preserve and share the stories of Brantford's immigrant communities.
[Photo Left - The Ferracioli Family]
Each of our projects involves numerous events and locations both Live and On-Line. While we receive tremendous support from our volunteers and organizations through donation of their time and equipment, we still have to come up with funds to pay for other necessary items.
If you find our work valuable, there are a number of ways you might consider supporting us.
- Buy a ticket to one of our events
- Bring a friend along
- Consider a donation for an on-line event
- Make a donation and recieve a tax deductible receipt
- Become a sponsor. You will recieve on-line, in print and verbal acknowledgement at every event
If you would like further information about how to keep these Immigrant Memories projects going, contact us here.