Onondaga on the Grand - Brantford Ontario

Welcome to Onondaga, a tranquil hamlet on the Grand River in Ontario, Canada. We enjoy life in a peaceful rural community situated among abundant farmlands, forests and the magnificent Grand River.

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Onondaga Hall Wedding Open House

Our Hall was dressed as if for a wedding.  The transformation was amazing!  Seeing the space all dressed up for a party helped visitors visualize their own celebration possibilities.

Sincere thanks to Cindy of Now and Always Special Event Décor for magically transforming the hall!

Brantford Bridal Expo

We exhibited at the Brantford Bridal Expo in January to showcase the Onondaga Hall. Five of our committee members worked for.  the Wedding Ring show  a week to build a dollhouse sized replica of the hall.

The backdrop for our display was a stunning banner made by Jackson Signs.  Fresh flowers were provided by our preferred florist, Passmore’s.  Together we offered a wedding and floral package that was very attractive to the many brides with whom we spoke.

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Our Christmas Party

The Onondaga Holiday Open House featured tree-trimming, a pot-luck dinner and live music.

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Councillor Joan Gatward helped Deck the Hall!

First Annual Pig Roast

A note from our Councillor, Joan Gatward, says it all:

“I wanted to thank you for all your hard work on the Event last night.  It was a great family event with great food, family’s visiting, and tons of community spirit.  I know how hard you and the Committee worked to put it all together.  The buffet was very well organized and delicious and the contests for the pumpkins and tarts added some fun.  The Band was great!  The rewards of the night will shine bright in your memory for years to come.  Onondaga is truly Grand!”

We were amazed that the tickets for our Grand Opening Event sold out in only 8 days; we obviously have enthusiastic community support! We even had to order a bigger pig than originally planned!

We had a great time feasting on a delicious meal of applewood smoked pork, side dishes, pies, and butter tarts. The pig was prepared by Gourmet Meats of Mount Hope.

Many thanks to our volunteers who worked hard to decorate the hall for the event! We also thank The Macleans, a 3-piece band, for filling our hall with energetic music for the evening!

We had two competitions for the evening: a Buttertart challenge and Jack-O-Lantern challenge. And the winners are…

  • Nikki McColeman earned the People’s Choice 1st Place prize rosette for Best Buttertart.
  • Cali McColeman won the Best Youth Jack-O-Lantern. Her prize was a ribbon and $25.00 gift certificate to Toys R Us. Emerson Freeborn won 2nd and Zachary McColeman won 3rd for their Jack-O-Lanterns.
  • First Place Jack-O-Lantern in the Adult category was won by Leslie Samson.

We Got It!

On August 10, 2015, the Onondaga on the Grand citizens’ committee offered a proposal to Brant City Council to assume management of the Onondaga Hall. This presentation included PowerPoint slides and speeches. Of the councilors present, the vote was unanimous to accept the Onondaga committee of management. On August 25th, a unanimous vote ratified the earlier decision.

Heartfelt thanks to everyone who worked so hard to make this happen! We are very excited to be in a position to build a stronger community and make new friends! The committee is actively working out the details of management. Very shortly, the Onondaga Community Hall will be open for rentals again.

First Annual Strawberry Social!

We had so much fun at our first annual Strawberry Social!

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