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Vrind Entertainment Inc. in Association with Harry BhambraThe Fame Tour ReloadedRose Theatre Main Stage|
April 20 2019 at 7:00 PM
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The Fame Tour reloaded with Rising star celebrity “Afsana Khan” & Indian Idol celebrity “Khuda Baksh”.
Rose TheatreThis is Brampton - B-Jazzed presents Carmen Spada Trio featuring Jerry Weldon Rose Studio Theatre|
April 23 2019 at 8:00 PM
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Get to know Brampton’s most dynamic artists, musicians, changemakers and trendsetters at Studio Two! Come out for a mix of jazz sessions, hard rock concerts, hip-hop & RnB, and open mic nights, hosted by top promoters of arts and culture. This is your space to check out the city’s best. This is the beat of Brampton.
 
Sessions at Studio II - April 23:
Carmen Spada Trio featuring Jerry Weldon, Terry Clarke, and Neil Swainson.
Dufferin-Peel Catholic District School Board Elementary SchoolsDPCDSB 14th Annual Dance Event 2019Rose Theatre Main Stage|
April 24 2019 at 10:00 AM
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Dance teams from elementary schools in Mississauga Central, Brampton, Caledon and Orangeville will be participating at this annual dance event.  Students will perform a variety of styles of dance.
 
There will be two showcases.  Schools from Brampton East/Caldon/Duffern/Malton and Brampton North East will performance at 10:00am and schools from Mississauga, Brampton Central and Brampton West will perform at 1:00pm
Dufferin-Peel Catholic District School Board Elementary SchoolsDPCDSB 14th Annual Dance Event 2019Rose Theatre Main Stage|
April 24 2019 at 1:00 PM
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Dance teams from elementary schools in Mississauga Central, Brampton, Caledon and Orangeville will be participating at this annual dance event.  Students will perform a variety of styles of dance.
 
There will be two showcases.  Schools from Brampton East/Caldon/Duffern/Malton and Brampton North East will performance at 10:00am and schools from Mississauga, Brampton Central and Brampton West will perform at 1:00pm
Rose TheatreThis is Brampton - SounDrive RecordsRose Studio Theatre|
April 25 2019 at 8:00 PM
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Get to know Brampton’s most dynamic artists, musicians, changemakers and trendsetters at Studio Two! Come out for a mix of jazz sessions, hard rock concerts, hip-hop & RnB, and open mic nights, hosted by top promoters of arts and culture. This is your space to check out the city’s best. This is the beat of Brampton.
 
DriveWire: Night of Pop
Curated by SounDrive Records
 
Featuring:
Eleven Past One
Melle Rose
Navigating the Sky
Brampton Folk ClubFriday Folk Night: The Gypsy Jive BandSanderson Hall, St. Paul's United Church, 30 Main St. South|
April 26 2019 at 7:30 PM
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Coffee-House style folk music concert.
 
Tonight: Klezmer group The Gypsy Jive Band. We are proud to present an evening of this raucously infectious Jewish wedding dance music from Eastern Europe. The Gypsy Jive Band is one of the most popular bands in this fun genre, and will do a lively show that will get you clapping along and singing in Yiddish!  Opening act: TBA.
 
Tickets ($18 for adults, $15 for students and seniors) are available at the door, at the St. Paul’s church office, or through reservations by calling 647-BFF-FOLK (647-233-3655), or by emailing info@bramptonfolk.ca. Tickets are also available for $18 through the City Theatre Box Office (905-874-2800). For more information, please visit http://www.bramptonfolk.ca.
Sikh Heritage Month FoundationIn Conversation with Rupi KaurRose Theatre Main Stage|
April 26 2019 at 7:30 PM
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Don’t miss the opportunity to see international bestseller Rupi Kaur engage in an intimate discussion.
Rose TheatreThe Rose Orchestra: Spring AwakeningRose Theatre Main Stage|
April 27 2019 at 7:30 PM
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With the onset of spring, everything feels new again. The Rose Orchestra concludes their 8th season with Dvorak’s Symphony No. 9, “From the New World”. The Rosebud Orchestra, featuring a special young cellist, delights with memorable spring melodies.
Rose TheatreCrack Me Up ComedyRose Studio Theatre|
April 27 2019 at 8:00 PM
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Don’t miss side-splitting nights of comedy and satire from Brampton’s very own Crack Me Up Comedy. Each show includes an MC and a variety of local comedians, who ensure you’ll be laughing all night.
 
Headliner: Paul Haywood
Host: Jamieson Donnell
Featuring Joel Edmiston and Hisham Kelati
Rose TheatreKevin NealonRose Theatre Main Stage|
April 28 2019 at 7:00 PM
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Best known as a cast member on Saturday Night Live from 1986 to 1995, comedian Kevin Nealon has enjoyed a flourishing career in television and on the stand-up circuit. He brings his stand-up act to Brampton for one night only, to close out The Rose’s 2018 – 2019 season.
2;#Rose TheatreMo MondaysRose Studio Theatre|
April 29 2019 at 7:30 PM
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You meet the nicest people at momondays!
Put story-telling into a blender. Add a dash of personal growth & transformation. Then drop in a load of laughs. Mix in real, live music, and great conversation with some of the nicest people on the planet, then push the ‘high’ setting… and out comes momondays! 
 
About Studio Two:
Get to know Brampton’s most dynamic artists, musicians, changemakers and trendsetters at Studio Two! Come out for a mix of jazz sessions, hard rock concerts, hip-hop & RnB, and open mic nights, hosted by top promoters of arts and culture. This is your space to check out the city’s best. This is the beat of Brampton.
Rose TheatreSHAKE It Up! Shakespeare FestivalRose Theatre Main Stage|
April 30 2019 at 7:00 PM
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The SHAKE it Up! Student Shakespeare Festival provides a forum for students from different schools to work together to perform a Shakespearean play on stage at the Rose Theatre Brampton. With the support of the Rose Theatre Academy, each school creates a team of actors, stage managers, crew, and designers and then prepares, workshops and rehearses a 30-minute version of a Shakespeare play.
Rose TheatreSHAKE It Up! Shakespeare FestivalRose Theatre Main Stage|
May 1 2019 at 7:00 PM
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The SHAKE it Up! Student Shakespeare Festival provides a forum for students from different schools to work together to perform a Shakespearean play on stage at the Rose Theatre Brampton. With the support of the Rose Theatre Academy, each school creates a team of actors, stage managers, crew, and designers and then prepares, workshops and rehearses a 30-minute version of a Shakespeare play.
The Festival of Literary DiversityThe Festival of Literary Diversity: The Esi Edugyan Book ClubPAMA Council Chambers|
May 2 2019 at 4:00 PM
Join two-time Giller Prize winning author Esi Edugyan for an intimate discussion on how the act of reading and writing is a powerful force for empathy in difficult times. Bring your best book club questions and get ready to dig deep as you nibble on West Indian treats with host Bee Quammie.
 
Rose TheatreSHAKE It Up! Shakespeare FestivalRose Theatre Main Stage|
May 2 2019 at 7:00 PM
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The SHAKE it Up! Student Shakespeare Festival provides a forum for students from different schools to work together to perform a Shakespearean play on stage at the Rose Theatre Brampton. With the support of the Rose Theatre Academy, each school creates a team of actors, stage managers, crew, and designers and then prepares, workshops and rehearses a 30-minute version of a Shakespeare play.
The Festival of Literary DiversityThe Festival of Literary Diversity: Black Writers MatterBrampton City Hall Conservatory|
May 2 2019 at 7:30 PM
This power-house panel explores the ways that Black writing hits “close to the bone” to deliver evocative, powerful, and critical narratives. Join this discussion with writers Esi Edugyan, Cecil Foster, Whitney French, and Ian Williams as they share the stories that have shaped their lives and their writing with author Natasha Henry.
 
306;#The Festival of Literary DiversityThe Festival of Literary Diversity: Stories of Trial and TriumphRose Theatre Main Stage|
May 3 2019 at 9:30 AM
The early years cultivate the terrain of the heart – the shape of love, despair, magic and future possibility. Join YA authors Zetta Elliot, Tanaz Bhathena, and Ben Philippe as they discuss the critical ideas and imaginings of youth in their latest novels. Moderated by SK Ali.
 
306;#The Festival of Literary DiversityThe Festival of Literary Diversity: Books and Brunch with Rich Donovan [CC]Rose Studio Theatre|
May 3 2019 at 10:00 AM
How will your business tap into the world’s largest emerging market? Rich Donovan, a leading expert on disability and accessibility in the workplace, shares why providing for disabled staff and patrons is a business goal that is both forward thinking and profitable. Ticket includes brunch and a copy of Rich Donovan’s book Unleash Different. Sponsored by the Downtown Brampton BIA.
 
The Festival of Literary DiversityThe Festival of Literary Diversity: The Spoken WordRose Theatre Main Stage|
May 3 2019 at 12:00 PM
Poets Mahlikah Aweri, Tomy Bewick,  Knowmadic, and Amoya Reé take the mic and deliver powerful performances for youth on the Mainstage of the Rose Theatre. A not-to-be-missed event for school groups and the young-at-heart.
 
The Festival of Literary DiversityThe Festival of Literary Diversity: Semi Prose Book ClubRose Studio Theatre|
May 3 2019 at 4:30 PM
Join the hosts of Semi Prose as they conduct a unique book club based on the latest novel from SK Ali, Love from A to Z.
306;#The Festival of Literary DiversityThe Festival of Literary Diversity: Opening Gala: Rage Becomes Her [CC]Rose Theatre Main Stage|
May 3 2019 at 6:30 PM
What happens when women embrace anger? What if women’s rage is the release, the drive, the concerted action that yields powerful results? Join us at our first opening gala at the Rose Theatre as authors Soraya Chemaly, Vivek Shraya, Imani Barbarin and Alicia Elliott converse with Rachel Giese about the ways in which anger instigates meaningful change. Sponsored by Penguin Random House. Register for this session or for a festival pass today.
Post-party DJ’d by Lissa Monet.
 
The Festival of Literary DiversityThe Festival of Literary Diversity: Teen TrackBrampton City Hall Conservatory|
May 4 2019 at 9:15 AM
For students aged 12-18. A full day of writing workshops and interactive activities with Canadian authors of children’s literature and young adult fiction. Register today.
 
Schedule
9:15 Check In
9:30 Introductions
10:00 Breakout Author Sessions
11:30 Writing Activity
12:00 BREAK
1:00 Writing Workshops
2:30 Final Activity
 
306;#The Festival of Literary DiversityThe Festival of Literary Diversity: Imagi-nation [CC]Rose Theatre Main Stage|
May 4 2019 at 9:30 AM
Science fiction is often seen as works of sheer imagination—what happens, then, when the real world and the imagined world overlap? How do writers use real-world events and history to strengthen imaginary realms—and what happens when the real world gives us truths that are stranger than fiction? Join acclaimed authors Whitney French, Larissa Lai, and Waubgeshig Rice as they talk about how speculative and science fiction can help us uncover the magic of possibility. Moderated by Catherine Hernandez.
 
306;#The Festival of Literary DiversityThe Festival of Literary Diversity: Publishing Workshop [ASL]Rose Studio Theatre|
May 4 2019 at 9:30 AM
Whether its face to face or embedded in email or query letter, making the perfect pitch is tricky. What is your story about? What’s the best way to explain your story? What’s your elevator pitch? Join two experienced editors, Anita Chong and Samantha Swenson, as they break down pitching and publishing. Sponsored by Humber School for Writers. [ASL]
 
306;#The Festival of Literary DiversityThe Festival of Literary Diversity: My Body is an Activist: Nonfiction Writing that Reacts and Resists [CC] [ASL]Rose Theatre Main Stage|
May 4 2019 at 11:00 AM
How does the body, in its multitude of forms and features, open up new ways of thinking about community? What happens if you, your body, and your experiences are rendered invisible? This panel features four distinctive writers – Adam Pottle, Joshua Ferguson, and Imani Barbarin – who discuss how the world of books and bodies intersect in instrumental ways.
 
306;#The Festival of Literary DiversityThe Festival of Literary Diversity: Fiction WorkshopRose Studio Theatre|
May 4 2019 at 11:00 AM
While fiction writing provides freedom and room for imagination, it also demands mastery of form and structure to succeed. Join Sharon Bala for an incredible fiction writing workshop.
 
306;#The Festival of Literary DiversityThe Festival of Literary Diversity: The World is Here: Novels Navigating Love and Conflict [CC]Rose Theatre Main Stage|
May 4 2019 at 1:30 PM
Novels travel across seemingly intransgressible boundaries to navigate intense human conflict. From love and the struggle to protect LGBTQ rights in Gambia, to the complexities of international aid in Nepal, to stories of personal and political conflict here in Canada, authors Uzma Jalaluddin, Manjushree Thapa, Sharon Bala, and Josh Scheinart discusslove and powerful stories that unravel in landscapes of upheaval. Moderated by Eva Salinas.
 
306;#The Festival of Literary DiversityThe Festival of Literary Diversity: Nonfiction Workshop [ASL]Rose Studio Theatre|
May 4 2019 at 1:30 PM
Writing personal stories can feel daunting and overwhelming. Learn the tools for drafting a nonfiction piece – from research to rough draft – with author Suzanne Methot. Sponsored by Fiddlehead. [ASL]
 
306;#The Festival of Literary DiversityThe Festival of Literary Diversity: Educate Me: Creating Lifelong Readers [CC] [ASL]Rose Studio Theatre|
May 4 2019 at 3:00 PM
How do author-educators balance the demands of their day-jobs in the classroom with their own writing pursuits? What challenges do they face raising a new generation of readers who are experiencing complex societal changes? Join Ben Philippe, Uzma Jalaluddin, and Larissa Lai as they discuss thebooks they write, the books they recommend, and the ever-changing role of cultivating lifelong readers with author, teacher, and moderator Ann Y K Choi. [CC] [ASL]
 
306;#The Festival of Literary DiversityThe Festival of Literary Diversity: All Our Relations: An Indigenous Showcase [CC]Rose Theatre Main Stage|
May 4 2019 at 6:30 PM
A showcase of Indigenous poetry, fiction and nonfiction, featuring performances by teen hoop dancer Ascenision and spoken word artist Mahlikah Aweri, with readings by Harold Johnson, Suzanne Methot, and Alicia Elliott, and a presentation by Tanya Talaga. Hosted by Waubgeshing Rice. Sponsored by Audible Canada. Register for a Festival Pass, a Saturday Day pass, or for Session 16 today.
 
306;#The Festival of Literary DiversityThe Festival of Literary Diversity: The Poet’s GalleryRose Theatre Main Stage|
May 4 2019 at 9:00 PM
The annual poetry showcase is back — this time at The Rose Theatre Studio, featuring poets Mahlikah Aweri, Tomy Bewick, Knowmadic, and Amoya Ree, hosted by Brampton’s own spoken word maven Lamoi.
 
306;#The Festival of Literary DiversityThe Festival of Literary Diversity: Breakfast with Sharon BalaPAMA Council Chambers|
May 5 2019 at 9:30 AM
Manjushree Thapa chats with Sharon Bala about her bestselling novel The Boat People in Brampton’s historic courthouse at Peel Art Gallery Museum and Archives.
 
306;#The Festival of Literary DiversityThe Festival of Literary Diversity: The 411 on Publishing [CC] [ASL]Brampton City Hall Conservatory|
May 5 2019 at 10:30 AM
The publishing world can seem like an unfathomable beast – from self-publishing to independent houses to the big behemoths of the publishing world – it’s an overwhelming network of possibility.  Offering their perspectives on traditional publishers, small presses, starting an imprint, and self-publishing, Vivek Shraya, Tea Mutonji, chat with Whitney French about the various paths to publishing.
 
306;#The Festival of Literary DiversityThe Festival of Literary Diversity: The Writers’ HubBrampton City Hall |
May 5 2019 at 12:00 PM
Talk one-on-one with publishing professionals at this fair-style event. Agents and editors with open-submissions answer questions and discuss the types of books they publish and ways to submit writing and query letters. Whether you are an emerging or established writer, this is an event you do not want to miss.
 
306;#The Festival of Literary DiversityThe Festival of Literary Diversity: Fabulous Firsts [CC] [ASL]Brampton City Hall Conservatory|
May 5 2019 at 12:00 PM
You never forget your first time. Panelists discuss the challenges of writing first books or new genres, all while maintaining careers and engaging in the tricky work of self-promotion. How do you make your firsts meaningful?  Join Ian Williams, Tea Mutonji, Adam Pottle, and Ann Y K Choi as they discuss the thrills, slumps, challenges, and triumphs of publishing firsts with author Nancy Jo Cullen.
 
306;#The Festival of Literary DiversityThe Festival of Literary Diversity: Pitch PerfectBrampton City Hall Conservatory|
May 5 2019 at 12:00 PM
What do you do with a manuscript when it’s done? You PITCH IT. Agents and editors from Canadian agencies and publishing companies provide emerging authors with detailed feedback in a one-on-one meeting live at the festival for the first time. Get feedback from experienced professionals in this unique, new festival event.  Registration for this event is now closed.
 
 
306;#The Festival of Literary DiversityThe Festival of Literary Diversity: I Remember: Telling Family Stories [CC] [ASL]Brampton City Hall Conservatory|
May 5 2019 at 1:30 PM
Family stories are rife with mystery and intrigue. Whether fiction or nonfiction, the process of writing a family story is one that involves weaving memories with threads of imagination. Panelists Harold Johnson, Kathy Page, and Cecil Foster discuss their renderings of family stories in this riveting festival-closing session with author Suzanne Methot.
 
306;#The Festival of Literary DiversityThe Festival of Literary Diversity: The Voices of HOMES [CC] [ASL]Brampton City Hall Conservatory|
May 5 2019 at 3:00 PM
Homes is the remarkable true story of how a young boy emerged from a war zone – and found safety in Canada – with a passion for sharing his story and telling the world what is truly happening in Syria. As told to her by Abu Bakr al Rabeeah, writer Winnie Yeung discusses the process and challenges of writing this story and the production of the audiobook. Sponsored by Audible. [CC] [ASL]
 
Brampton Music TheatreInto the Woods Jr.Cyril Clark Library Theatre|
May 9 2019 at 7:30 PM
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Brampton Music Theatre Youth Troupe is pleased to present
Into the Woods Jr. Be careful what you wish for a Stephen Sondheim's and James Lapine's cockeyed fairytale comes to life in this adaptation of their groundbreaking Tony-Award winning musical.  Into the Wood Jr features all of your favourite characters - Cinderella, Little Red Riding Hood Jack (and his beanstalk) and the Witch in this lyrically rich retelling of classic Brothers Grimm fables.
Brampton Music TheatreInto the Woods Jr.Cyril Clark Library Theatre|
May 10 2019 at 7:30 PM
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Brampton Music Theatre Youth Troupe is pleased to present
Into the Woods Jr. Be careful what you wish for a Stephen Sondheim's and James Lapine's cockeyed fairytale comes to life in this adaptation of their groundbreaking Tony-Award winning musical.  Into the Wood Jr features all of your favourite characters - Cinderella, Little Red Riding Hood Jack (and his beanstalk) and the Witch in this lyrically rich retelling of classic Brothers Grimm fables.
TVB ProductionsAmerican IconsRose Theatre Main Stage|
May 10 2019 at 8:00 PM
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"Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery" - Charles Caleb Colton


Take 5 of the most prolific entertainers of our generation and place them all on ONE STAGE for ONE NIGHT and you would have the "Perfect Storm" of entertainment.


Featuring ONLY the best of the VERY BEST.

9;#Brampton Music TheatreInto the Woods Jr.Cyril Clark Library Theatre|
May 11 2019 at 4:00 PM
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Brampton Music Theatre Youth Troupe is pleased to present
Into the Woods Jr. Be careful what you wish for a Stephen Sondheim's and James Lapine's cockeyed fairytale comes to life in this adaptation of their groundbreaking Tony-Award winning musical.  Into the Wood Jr features all of your favourite characters - Cinderella, Little Red Riding Hood Jack (and his beanstalk) and the Witch in this lyrically rich retelling of classic Brothers Grimm fables.
Brampton Music TheatreInto the Woods Jr.Cyril Clark Library Theatre|
May 11 2019 at 7:30 PM
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Brampton Music Theatre Youth Troupe is pleased to present
Into the Woods Jr. Be careful what you wish for a Stephen Sondheim's and James Lapine's cockeyed fairytale comes to life in this adaptation of their groundbreaking Tony-Award winning musical.  Into the Wood Jr features all of your favourite characters - Cinderella, Little Red Riding Hood Jack (and his beanstalk) and the Witch in this lyrically rich retelling of classic Brothers Grimm fables.
City of Brampton39th Annual Brampton Sports Hall of Fame Induction CeremonyRose Theatre Main Stage|
May 14 2019 at 6:00 PM
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Presented by the City of Brampton and the Brampton Sports Hall of Fame.
 
6 PM - RECEPTION
7 PM - CEREMONY
Rose TheatreThis is Brampton - B-Jazzed presents The North, with David Braid & Mike MurleyRose Studio Theatre|
May 21 2019 at 8:00 PM
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Get to know Brampton’s most dynamic artists, musicians, changemakers and trendsetters at Studio Two! Come out for a mix of jazz sessions, hard rock concerts, hip-hop & RnB, and open mic nights, hosted by top promoters of arts and culture. This is your space to check out the city’s best. This is the beat of Brampton.
Brampton Folk ClubFriday Folk Night: Brampton Folk Club Annual Showcase ConcertSanderson Hall, St. Paul's United Church, 30 Main St. South|
May 25 2019 at 7:30 PM
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Coffee-House style folk music concert.
 
Tonight: our season finale. This event features a wide variety of music and lots of members of the Brampton Folk Club playing plenty of familiar and original songs. This fundraising concert helps finance the club’s participation in many community events. (Note: This is a Saturday evening concert.)
 
Tickets ($18 for adults, $15 for students and seniors) are available at the door, at the St. Paul’s church office, or through reservations by calling 647-BFF-FOLK (647-233-3655), or by emailing info@bramptonfolk.ca. Tickets are also available for $18 through the City Theatre Box Office (905-874-2800). For more information, please visit http://www.bramptonfolk.ca.
Rose TheatreOne Mic NightsRose Studio Theatre|
May 30 2019 at 7:00 PM
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Hosted by Broadening Horizons.

Get to know Brampton’s most dynamic artists, musicians, changemakers and trendsetters at Studio Two! Come out for a mix of jazz sessions, hard rock concerts, hip-hop & RnB, and open mic nights, hosted by top promoters of arts and culture. This is your space to check out the city’s best. This is the beat of Brampton.

308;#Saath FoundationFLower City Bhangra 2019 - Ehnu Kehnde Ah BhangraRose Theatre Main Stage|
August 10 2019 at 1:00 PM
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Flower City Bhangra showcases Live Category of performances only, making it the Largest Live only Bhangra Competitio n in North America.  Our vision for the Flower City Bhangra Festival itself is to build a standard for a yearly Bhangra Festival, putting all required efforts to position and expand it as North America and the World’s best, Largest and leading Bhangra Festival, making the city of Brampton the heart and capital of that Festival. Our intention of launching the Festival is to promote cultural values and entertainment through a non-for-profit motive. Our vision reflects not only our values of integrity, service, excellence and teamwork but also our encouragement for multiculturalism and respect of each other’s legacy.