The City and Kiwanis Club of Brantford's Show Your Spirit Contest returns

Show Your Spirit Contest

BRANTFORD, ON – The City of Brantford and Brantford’s Canada Day Committee, in partnership with The Kiwanis Club of Brantford (Kiwanis), is excited to announce the return of the annual Show Your Spirit Home Decorating Contest. Residents wishing to participate are asked to register online by Wednesday, June 8, 2022 and decorate the exterior of their homes in red and white by Wednesday, June 22, 2022, to be entered for the chance to prizes.

“The Kiwanis Club of Brantford received over 60 entries last year for the Show Your Spirit Contest,” says Randy MacKenzie, President of The Kiwanis Club of Brantford. “We’re looking forward to topping those numbers this year and showcasing Brantford’s proud Canadian spirit.”

Residents who pre-register to participate in the contest will have their homes judged for the chance to win a grand prize of $1,000, plus a $500 donation to a registered charity of their choice. There will also be the chance to win one of five runner-up prizes of $200 each. The prizes are courtesy of Kiwanis. All entries will be judged by Kiwanis members and Mayor Kevin Davis from June 22 to 29, 2022, with the winners being announced at Brantford’s Canada Day event at Lions Park Steve Brown Sports Complex on Friday, July 1, 2022.

Judging categories include:

  • Originality (thinking outside the box)
  • “Spirit” of the Canadian Theme (use of iconic Canadiana)
  • Overall Appearance (curb appeal)
  • Construction Ingenuity (stable, clever design).

Residents that want to participate in the contest have until Wednesday, June 8, 2022 to fill out the Show Your Spirit Contest Application Form and decorate their homes by Wednesday, June 22, 2022.

Join the conversation and upload your photos at and share your Canadian spirit with the Brantford community and beyond. To discover additional Canada Day activities, visit and subscribe to the page to receive ongoing updates leading up to July 1. Don’t forget to show your spirit on social by using the hashtags #BrantfordCanadaDay and #ShowYourSpirit. Updates can also be found on the City’s Facebook, Instagram and Twitter pages.

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Media Contact:

Sharon Sayles | Communications Specialist, Communications and Community Engagement
City of Brantford | 519-759-4150 ext.5218 | 

Kelly Page | Communications Specialist, Communications and Community Engagement
City of Brantford | 519-759-4150 ext.5579 | 

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