Downtown Brampton Christmas Market Entertainment Application

Downtown Brampton’s Annual Christmas Market is right around the corner, and we’re looking for entertainment!
Are you an entertainer looking to be part of this year’s Christmas Market? If so, this is the opportunity for you!
Fill out the attached application and send it to:
OR drop off in person at 76 Main Street North.
Deadline to apply: Monday, October 24, 2016.

A Night in the Lane returns for a fifth year

 Chuck Jackson is one of Canada’s best singers and entertainers, a two-time winner of the top blues vocalist of the year. The co-founder of the Southside Shuffle in Port Credit is one of Canada’s best performers, serving up a heaping helping of blues favourites, including the hit single, Flip, Flop & Fly.

The long time lead singer of the Downchild Blue Band will be front and centre stage with band mates Chuck Tyler and Patrick Carey at the fifth annual “A Night in the Lane” in downtown Brampton on Thursday, Sept. 22 (6 to 9 p.m.).

The night of music, food, fun and meet and greet with local retailers of downtown Brampton, takes place in McArter Lane (between Main St. and the Nelson St. parking garage).


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“It will be a fabulous night to show off one of the seven laneways that help make downtown Brampton such a special place,” says Suzy Godefroy, head of the Brampton Business Improvement Association (BIA). “A Night in the Lane is always a highlight of the fall season in the downtown.”

Deborah Kenny, one of the organizers, is also thrilled that Jackson is returning to play Brampton. “He’s a pro’s pro when it comes to entertaining the fans,” she says. “It’s a real coup having him perform in front of his many fans.”

Kenny is owner of Deborah Kenny Jewellery, located in McArter Lane. Debbi Visser, owner of Stems Floral Studio, is located right beside her, and notes that the annual event just keeps getting more community involvement. “All our retailers have stepped up to help put on this great evening. It’s a chance for visitors to meet and greet retailers, enjoy a night of fabulous entertainment, and taste some fabulous food and drink.”

Enlivening public spaces is part of Brampton BIA’s mandate, and A Night in the Lane has signed one of the country’s best performers to ensure that happens.

Alongside Deborah Kenney Jewellery and Stems Floral Studio, A Night in the Lane is sponsored by the Downtown Brampton BIA and the City of Brampton. .

For more, visit or our Facebook page at To find out more about Jackson, go to

About Downtown Brampton BIA

A non-for-profit organization established to support and strengthen the local business community and help promote Downtown Brampton as a shopping and business district, the BIA represents more than 400 businesses and commercial property owners reporting to a 10-12 member volunteer Board of Management.


Media Contact:

Suzy Godefroy

(P) 905-874-2935 (E)

Debbie Visser: 905 453-5000

Deborah Kenny: 905 460-5065


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Downtown Brampton on Canvas

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August 9, 2016



Brampton….Downtown Brampton’s cultural scene will be painting the downtown on canvas as artists from across Ontario will be competing in the first annual LIVE ART COMPETITION Saturday September 10, 2016.

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Grettel Comas – Baci Gifts, Jo-Anne Watson – Algoma University at Brampton, John Cutruzzola,

 Peeyush Gupta – The Wee Smoke Shop, Suzy Godefroy  – Downtown Brampton BIA,

Monika Moravan – PAMA & James Flux – Beaux Arts.

“Yes, Live Art is coming to Brampton’s  downtown! ….Our arts community is yet again bringing another brilliant event to the community on Saturday September 10th! Exudes, Grettel Comas, organizer of Live Art Competition.

Through the vision of John Cutruzzola, a local Brampton artist, artists will be painting and competing for first, second and third prize cash awards.  Guests 18 years or older are invited to take part in the competition.  Beginning at 9 a.m. and running till 5 p.m.  Pre-registration cost: $25 , Registration on the day of: $30.

To register please download the online registration form here:


  • First place prize: $1000
  • Second place prize: $500
  • Third place prize: $200

One 16” x 20” canvas will be provided to each artist, artists are to bring their own equipment and materials. Closing ceremony begins at 4 p.m. in Daily Times Square.

“The Downtown Brampton BIA is thrilled to be part of the LIVE ART COMPETITION.   Art, food, commerce and culture will celebrate LIVE ART on Saturday September 10th, and are very excited to support this event says Suzy Godefroy, Executive Director, Downtown Brampton BIA. ‘

LIVE ART COMPETITION is presented by Inzola’s Art Endowment Funds at PAMA in partnership with Downtown Brampton BIA and sponsored in part by Beaux Arts, PAMA, and The City of Brampton Arts & Culture.


Media Contact:

Suzy Godefroy, Executive Director,

Downtown Brampton BIA


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