Brant Branch News

RWTO-Brant begins their year with a Membership Breakfast at the Sherwood Restaurant. We welcome returning members and new ones. Our guest speaker this year is Christine Pizzey from “Child Hunger Brantford”, a non-profit organization providing weekly school lunches for children.

We look forward to increasing our membership as we came in second for the Barbara Bain award at Convention, and inviting or joining other branches in our area for membership meetings throughout the year.

RWTO-Brant meets eight times a year and we welcome New Members and Associates. Retired Teachers (Elementary, Secondary, Public, Catholic and Private), Administrative Assistants, Educational Assistants, Bus Drivers and Custodians are invited to look at this Calendar of Events and join us for activities of interest. We leave the months of December, June, July, and August free for family vacations and celebrations.

For more information contact Joan Brent President of RWTO-Brant at:

Upcoming Events

During the year, our Branch provides a variety of activities and trips for our members.

Here is our year ‘In a Nutshell’

September 25,2017– RWTO Fall membership Breakfast

October 26,2017 – theatre trip matinee to see Rock of Ages at the Dunfield Theatre in Cambridge

November 30,2017– Elfin Tea and Toy Drive with proceeds going to Nova Vita Womens’ Shelter

January 30, 2018– English Court Whist Card Party and Pot Luck Luncheon at St. Mark’s Anglican Church in Brantford

February 13, 2018 – Chocolate Making with Sylvia – just in time for Valentines Day

March 21, 2018– Spring /Easter Fling at Holland Park Garden Gallery in Burlington

April 17,2018 – Annual spring Banquet at the Brantford Golf and Country Club

Topic: Fraud Prevention

May 31, 2018– Whistling Gardens Tour and Luncheon    698 Concession Road 3, Wilsonville

 June 5-6-7,2018 – 62nd RWTO/OERO Convention ‘New Adventures Await’   Nottawasaga inn and Resort, Alliston,


Date: Thursday, January 19, 2017
Event: English Court Whist Card Party and Potluck *Bring dishes and cutlery too
Location: St. Marks Anglican Church, Memorial Drive
Time: 11:30-3:30 If stormy weather or a funeral will be cancelled
Cost: $5 and Potluck luncheon Main/Salad/Dessert

Date: Wednesday, February 22,  2017
Event: Riverview Terrace and Retirement Home
Location: 104 Brant Ave. Brantford
Time: 10 am for tour followed by coffee and snacks
Cost: No cost

Date: Wednesday, March 29, 2017
Event: Spring/Easter at Holland Park Garden Gallery
Location: Holland Park Garden Gallery in Burlington and Swiss Chalet for lunch
Time: meet at 8 for free coffee; lunch at 11:30/12 at Swiss Chalet
Cost: what ever you buy and your lunch. Monique promises to have outdoor and indoor decorative ideas for Easter for us.

Date: Tuesday, April 25, 2017
Event: Annual Spring Banquet
Location: Brantford Golf and Country Club, Ava Rd
Time: 11:30am-2:30pm Bar open
Cost: $32.00 payable by cheque to RWTO- Brant- send to Delcy Knox by April 10; Member’s price – $32 Guest price – $42.00

Date: Tuesday May 30, 2017
Event: Grand River Cruise, entertainment, and lunch
Location: 36 Brant County Road 22
Time: 11am for coffee and entertainment
Cost: $50 for members; $60 for non-members

Date: June 6,7,8 2017
Event: 61th RWTO/OERO Annual Convention Ajax
Location: Hilton Garden Hotel, Ajax Convention Centre
Time: Follow the Dream
Cost: $275 for full package Joanne Daniels, Joan Brent

Date: Monday, September 26, 2017
Event: RWTO Fall Membership Breakfast
Location: Sherwood Restaurant 799 Colborne Street E., Brantford
Time: 9:30-11:30am
Cost: $13.00 plus donation to Speaker

* Mark your calendars. Events may be subject to change due to unforeseen circumstances