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Free bus tour for Brampton newcomers


BRAMPTON, ON –  Residents new to Brampton are invited to participate in the award-winning Newcomer Bus Tour community program this December.

Tours will take place on December 5 and 7, departing at 6 pm, starting from and returning to the Brampton Library’s Chinguacousy Branch at 150 Central Peel Drive. The tour takes participants on a 3-hour trip around Brampton that showcases the City’s facilities, services, and history, as well as the festive holiday lights.

Registration is now open and is extended to those residents who have moved to Brampton after January 1, 2014. Space is limited, so please contact the Brampton Library at 905.793.4636, or visit any Brampton Library branch. More information is available at www.brampton.ca/recreation.

Brampton’s Newcomer Bus Tour, which has been operational since 2009, is made available through a partnership between the City of Brampton, Brampton Transit and Brampton Library. In March of this year, the Newcomer Bus Tour program received the Upstart Innovation Award from the American Library Association, which recognizes creative and innovative library programs.

These family-friendly tours introduce new residents to City facilities and places of interest, including heritage areas, parks, libraries, community centres, and public transit services.

Highlights:
• Visit one of 25 recreation centres to learn about programs offered and how to use the Recreation Guide 
• Stop at one of six community library branches to discover the diverse resources available and how to access them
• Board a Brampton Transit bus to receive a hands-on workshop about using transit map, learning about Brampton Transit’s Rider Guide map, the advantages of PRESTO fare cards and how riders can transfer.

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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.

About Brampton Library: Our neighbourhood branches house a vast collection of borrowable items, computer workstations and Chromebooks with free Internet access as well as wireless connectivity for those who bring their own laptops. Reserve your items online for pick-up and return at any branch. Our website offers access to a full range of digital products, including e-books, magazines, newspapers from many countries, music and online courses. Our staff present programs for all ages and interests and provide helpful assistance to all. Find out more at bramptonlibrary.ca and follow us on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and YouTube @bramptonlibrary
 
MEDIA CONTACT
Natalie Stogdill
Media Coordinator
City of Brampton
905.874.3654 |  natalie.stogdill@brampton.ca