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Brampton celebrates Canada 150 with Canadian rockers Big Wreck and more


BRAMPTON, ON – The City of Brampton is thrilled to be celebrating Canada Day Saturday, July 1, at Chinguacousy Park. From noon to 10 pm, join the party that includes free, fun activities for all, Lumberjack Shows, multi-platinum selling Big Wreck and so much more.

“Celebrate our Nation’s Confederation at Brampton Celebrates Canada 150 in Chinguacousy Park,” said Mayor Linda Jeffrey. “This celebration attracts residents and visitors from across the province. A great lineup of local and national artists and activities for the entire family ensures this year’s event will be better than ever. I invite you to join us in celebrating our nation’s vibrant culture and diversity and make this Canada Day a memorable one.”

The event, sponsored in part by RBC and CIBC, will feature a Main Stage, hosted by Khaled Iwamura of inbrampton.com. After a day filled with exciting entertainment, Big Wreck will hit the Main Stage at 8:25 pm. The band, after achieving huge success across Canada and the US, released their fifth and latest studio album Grace Street earlier this year. The entertainment lineup also includes Yukon Blonde who released their latest album On Blonde in 2015.

Festival goers of all ages can also enjoy a day of fun activity in the Performance Auto Group’s Community Zone that includes family performances on the Community Stage, children’s entertainers, an Inflatable Kids Zone and Lumberjack Shows. An Interactive Sports Zone sponsored by Tim Hortons and Telus will test your skills and market stalls will offer Canada Day souvenirs and tasty treats.

Enjoy activities at the park’s new ’reflective fountain’ water feature, visit the splash pad and petting zoo, take in a round of mini-golf or take a relaxing paddle boat ride throughout the day.

Join Mayor Jeffrey and Members of Council for the Official Opening Ceremony on the Community Stage at 2:30 pm, with celebratory cupcakes to follow.

Muskoka Chair Project
Selected chairs created by local artists, students and residents will be displayed throughout the park and within the community. The project unveiling will take place on the Community Stage following the opening ceremony at 2:30 pm.

The evening finale at 10 pm is a spectacular fireworks show commemorating Canada’s 150th anniversary of Confederation.

Chinguacousy Park is located at 9050 Bramalea Road. On-site parking is very limited. Residents are encouraged to take advantage of the free shuttle service offered by Brampton Transit. Shuttle locations will include:
 
• Mount Pleasant GO Station
• Trinity Common Terminal
• Gore Meadows Community Centre
• Sheridan College 

Please Note:
• Area road closures will be in effect throughout the day
• Programs and artists subject to change without notice
• Fireworks display is weather dependent

For more information, visit www.brampton.ca or call 311.

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Lisa Cox
Media Coordinator
City of Brampton
905.874.2028 |  lisa.cox@brampton.ca