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Celebrate Brampton’s first Pride in the Square


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