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City hosts pride celebration in Garden Square on July 8 from 12 to 8 pm

BRAMPTON, ON – On July 8, celebrate pride in Brampton in Garden Square for the first time!

Pride in the Square will take place from 12 to 5 pm, and feature an exciting lineup of family-friendly stage performances by local and national artists, speakers, face painting, buskers, stilt-walkers, and a Community Fair.

The event will be hosted by Brampton’s own Daniel Pillai, a writer, producer and media personality. With his opinionated wit (and trademark blazers), he has taken charge of the media landscape in his own unique way.

Enjoy live entertainment all afternoon. Listen to Drag Storytime by Fay & Fluffy, enjoy the sounds of DIANA, and Canadian Mohawk singer-songwriter Shawnee, watch performances by Ill Nana DiverseCity Dance Company and EJ Kwandibens, and dance to tunes spun by DJ Regina Gently. Local artists include Sonya Shorter and R. Flex.

The Community Fair will bring together several local groups that serve the LGBTQ2IA+ community. This will be an exciting opportunity to learn about the many groups and services for the community.

Don’t miss the after party from 5 to 8 pm. DJ Sikh Knowledge will be spinning on The Rose Patio where bar service will be available.

All are welcome to celebrate this special day in Garden Square! To learn more about Pride in the Square, and for full details on Garden Square’s programming, visit www.brampton.ca/gardensquare

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“Brampton is welcoming and inclusive to all the unique communities that are part of the rich fabric of our city. We are very proud to host the City’s first Pride celebration, and we invite our residents and visitors to attend, July 8 in Garden Square”
– Mayor Linda Jeffrey
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Brampton is thinking bigger. We are a future ready organization with a sharp focus. We know our community’s growth, youth and diversity set us apart. We sit at the centre of Canada’s innovation super corridor, encouraging investment and growing our global success. We are building vibrant urban centres that ignite opportunity and instill pride in the people who live and work here. We are moving Brampton forward to be a connected city that is innovative, inclusive and bold. Follow us on Twitter and Facebook. Learn more at www.brampton.ca.

MEDIA CONTACT
Natalie Stogdill
Media Coordinator
City of Brampton
905.874.3654 | natalie.stogdill@brampton.ca

Party in the LANES kicks off summer in downtown Brampton on Friday, June 22!

For Immediate Release

Brampton, June 20, 2018 – The Downtown Brampton BIA (Business Improvement Area) is pleased to present Party in the LANES on Friday, June 22. Party in the LANES is back to kick off summer in the downtown core.

Party in the LANES will take over McArter Lane (27 Main Street North), Daily Times Square (33 Queen St. West), and on George St. South for an evening of excitement running from 6-10P.M. The laneways will be transformed into lively street parties featuring live bands, Latin dance lessons, local vendors, and more.

Neil Chapman takes over the stage in McArter lane for the best of rock and roll. Grupo Rey will bring a spice of Latin culture in Times Square Fiesta! and George St. South will welcome a mix of jazz and bhangra performances presented by B-Jazzed and Flower City Bhangra.

Each laneway will feature local pop-up vendors offering a variety of delicious food, and unique products.

Party in the LANES has something for everyone to enjoy, so bring your dancing shoes, appetites, and shopping excitement to Downtown Brampton on June 22! This event could not be hosted without the support of the local downtown businesses and the City of Brampton.

For more information, visit: www.downtownbramptonbia.ca/events

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About Downtown Brampton BIA

Downtown Brampton is a respected and welcoming destination dedicated to bringing people together for quality shopping, services and entertainment. The mission of the Downtown Brampton BIA is to promote and enhance downtown Brampton through marketing events and beautification to build confidence and engagement with members and the community.

Media Contact:

Andrea Magana | Marketing and Events Specialist

(905)874-8182 | andrea.magana@brampton.ca

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