Copyright (c) 2009 Wes Fernley If you’ve ever heard that Brantford, Ontario doesn’t have much to offer, you are definitely in for a surprise. You’ll find a multitude of activities and events in this town-something for everyone. Among many other things, Brantford is most known for the Brantford OLG Casino. The Brantford OLG Casino was originally called the Brantford Charity Casino until they removed “charity” from the name and simply called it OLG Brantford Casino. Some of the profits do still go to charities; however, as they go to the Trillium Foundation, which gives the money to qualified charities. The City of Brantford, which is the facility’s host, also gets a portion of the proceeds from the slot machines. The Brantford OLG Casino opened in 1999 and has been very popular with residents as well as tourists. Open 24 hours, the casino offers 30,000 square feet of gambling space. Featured in this space are 69 table and poker games as well as over 510 gaming machines. A variety of games such as Texas Hold “Em, Caribbean poker, horse racing, blackjack and roulette are available for those feeling lucky. If gambling builds up an appetite, the restaurant Galileo’s Buffet and Grill offers some delicious American cuisine. Other attractive features you’ll find at the Brantford OLG Casino include complimentary drinks, free parking, coat check, gift shop, ATM, currency exchange and handicap access. For those wanting a break from the bright lights of the casino, nearby you’ll find an upscale theater called the Sanderson Centre for the Performing Arts. This beautiful piece of culture offers nightly performances of operas, musicals, concerts and numerous performing arts for visitors and locals. They offer group events as well as matinees. The Sanderson Centre also presents a series of children’s events. For those wishing to stay overnight near the centre, Brantford offers many excellent lodging establishments as well as fine restaurants. If you’re planning a trip to the area, Sanderson Centre for the Performing Arts can provide you with a schedule of their upcoming events so you can add them to your itinerary. If you’ve wished you could see professional wrestling, you’ll get more than your share of thrills when you check out what the Pure Wrestling Association has to offer in the way of their weekly wrestling matches. This association brings some great promotion wrestling events to Brantford that you won’t want to miss. It’s lucky for everyone that they have the Kinsmen Club of Brantford, also known as Kin Canada. This non-profit Canadian service organization offers many events and activities for the community as well as thriving to instill a sense of national pride and positive values into the residents. They offer many forms of entertainment throughout the year. One of their most popular events is their Thursday night Kingo (Bingo). This organization is broken into Kinette and Kin clubs, which are either predominantly male or female clubs. They raise funds for many charitable organizations as well. The Ford Plant also brings a lot into the lives of the Brantford residents. The Ford Plant is a non-profit and independent music venue that more than satisfies the music lover in all its participants. Some of the musicians and artists this venue has offered in concert include Wintersleep, Wolf Parade, Hidden Camera, Arcade Fire, Blue Rodeo and more. As a way to promote independent Canadian music, the Ford Plant features the Murdered City Music Festival, a weeklong event that takes place every August and has since its start in 2002. The Ford Plant, which holds about 100 people, has also been used as an art gallery for the One King Gallery, a combination music store, studio and record label. The Ford Plant is run in downtown Brantford by many volunteer members.

Source by Wes Fernley