Happy New Year and welcome to 2018!

By: Jason Freeze

Another year has come and gone ‎for us and with each passing year, somehow it seems to keep speeding up. Like I mentioned in my article last month, it seemed like we were still in 2016!

It’s crazy how we look back on the past year and get lost in the memories of all we’ve done. From the fun of the outdoors in Spring and Summer to the festivals of Fall, everything seems like it happened yesterday.

At this time of year, I always like to look ahead too. I start thinking about all the possibilities the new year can bring and start planning out what’s going on with each edition of the paper.

Every year, things seem to refresh themselves as we start off on our new journey. We make our resolutions and goals, and then try our best to get them accomplished before the year is out. Each year brings a new opportunity to grow as a person and get better at our tasks.

With the New Year on the horizon I’m looking forward to the exciting possibilities it can bring. We’re looking forward to continuing to add and improve our new website as well as adding on to the paper. One of the features I’ve decided to add this year is the continuation of the “Holiday Shopping Guide” section from November and December, but with a new theme each month. So stay tuned as we showcase lots of local Valentines Day shopping in our February edition!

As we start the journey off this year, we’re also looking at renewing some traditions. For years, our community has always been on the edge of their seats to see who will win the Brant News Readers’ Choice Awards. But with their closing in November, there would be a void this year. So, we would like to renew and continue that tradition of showcasing our local businesses and organizations through our own Readers’ Choice Awards, but with a #BRANTastic twist.

At the moment, we’re compiling categories and setting up the logistics for our #BRANTastic Awards page. So if you have any category requests, let us know and we’ll see if we can include them. On top of honouring our local businesses, we would also like to honour our local people, like volunteers and teachers.

Everyone here at BScene is looking forward to an exciting 2018 and we hope that this year brings you as much fun and excitement as well. We wish everyone a safe and joyous New Year that brings you a renewed scene of excitement and the growth you wish to achieve for yourself and our community!