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Sunday, June 19, 2022 to Sunday, June 19, 2022
2:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Garden Square, Downtown Brampton

​​​​​​​​​​Join us in Downtown Brampton on Sunday June 19 to celebrate Pride 2022, Presented by

From 2 to 7 pm in Garden Square, catch Fay & Fluffy Drag Storytime, live performances featuring Hasheel and Lady Pista and headliner Priyanka. Connect with local 2SLGBTQ+ organizations, giveaways and more!

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2:00 PM     Daniel Pillai host welcome and introductions

2:05 PM     Performance by Denise Mcleod 

2:15 PM     Fay & Fluffy Drag Story time

2:45 PM     Meet & Greet with Fay & Fluffy 

3:00 PM     Performance by Jadoo Entertainment 

3:40 PM     Performance by Hemant Patel x Brigit O'Regan

4:20 PM     Performance by R. Flex

5:00 PM     Performance by Hasheel x Lady Pista x Bombae

6:00 PM     Performance by Priyanka

7:00 PM     After Party on the Rose Patio

**Times are subject to change**

Activities

Host:Daniel Pillai


As a content creator, LGBTQ+ advocate and intuitive reader, it's safe to say Daniel Pillai understands the power of authenticity. Never one to shy away from opportunity , Daniel has struck the elusive balance of knowing his true self and navigating his personal and professional lives to always ensure he's living in his own light. With a strong background in appearing on-air and working in public relations, Daniel understands the importance of living authentically, this year, he's celebrating 12 years of coming out!

Comedian & Story Teller: Denise Mcleod


Proud Urban Anishinaabe Kwe, who’s home territory is Sagamok Anishnawbek F.N located on the north shore of Lake Huron. D.B. along with her comedy sisters founded Manifest Destiny’s Child Comedy Collective in 2017.  While with MDC she has taken the stage for events like The Toronto International Film Festival, Royal Ontario Museam’s Friday Night Live, and Art Gallery of Ontario’s First Thursday. Denise. was also invited to be in comedy shows like Mirchi Comedy (formerly known as Yas Kween ) 4th Birthday celebration that was a part of Comedy is Art Festival. D.B’s comedy is rooted in her Indigeneity, focuses on making fun of colonization, misogyny and racism, just enough to make white men uncomfortable.

recently has graced the cover of the NOW magazine’s 2021 Love Your Body issue, beyond her love of comedy D.B. has a new found passion of Burlesque and has performed in the first ever Nogojiwanong Indigenous Fringe Festival and the 34th annual Weesageechak Begins to Dance

Drag Story Time: Fay & Fluffy


Drag stars Fay Slift + Fluffy Soufflé have been doing drag storytimes since June 2016. Based in Toronto, they have been fortunate to do so many local events at some of Toronto’s biggest cultural institutions, as well as hit the road to adventures beyond the city. Their special events focus on books, songs and include lots of laughs to show that Reading is FUN-damental! They especially want to support families with LGBTQ2S parent(s) and gender variant children, and read culturally diverse books, by providing a supportive and inclusive environment focused on fun. Everyone is welcome!/p>

JP (Fay) + Kaleb (Fluffy) are both drag performers and experienced child educators. By day JP is an educator with the TDSB. Kaleb is currently an independent Cultural Producer (DJ, performer, event host…), but is also a child care provider, and has worked as a “manny” for years, as well as formerly running a home daycare called the Trail Mix Playgroup (cuz we’re a little nutty but we’re good for you).

Local Artist Performance: Jadoo Entertainment


​Jadoo Entertainment Dance Company is an award-winning Bollywood fusion dance company that stands at the unique intersection of traditional Indian performance and modern movement. They were founded in 2007 and have since then reached great heights.

Jadoo Entertainments popularity and talent led the company to begin its most ambitious project to date, the first Canadian-based international Bollywood Dance Musical Production, 'Devdas', which sold out 4 times over the last two years. Ever striving to do and be more, Jadoo Entertainment Dance Company established a dance school early in its existence. The institution prioritises giving its students a well-rounded education in Indian and Canadian culture through dance, building on the various specialities of its growing company. Even with its rapidly expanding global reputation, JADOO Entertainment prides itself on its unique position to preserve South Asian culture, fostering its expression in the context of Canadian communities. As a dance troupe and school, it remains dedicated to this mission, creating a brilliant fusion of the eastern and western world, all the while influencing others around the world to do the same.​

Local Artist Performace: Hemant Patel x Brigit O'Regan


Brigit O’Regan is a violinist/fiddler who began her musical journey at the age of 5. She has performed around the world (Austria, Hungary, United Kingdom, Belgium, France, Canada), playing for thousands of folks. She is known for her stage presence, and known on YouTube as “Violin Girl” by over 20 million people.

Local Artist Performance: Hemant Patel x Brigit O'Regan


Hemant Patel is an all round percussionist who began his musical journey at the age of 8 and played south asian drums at local temples in the UK and Canada for most of his childhood. As he entered the canadian music scene he started venturing into other drums like the western drums, african drums and even excotic indian drums such as the Negada. Hemant is known for his loud volume and catchy dancing beats to get you moving. Catch him on instagram as Beatzby hemi with a zeeee..

Local Artist Performance: R.Flex


Get to know the future of R&B: R. Flex. Named as Now Toronto’s Artist to Watch in 2022, R.Flex is scrupulously revealing their vision. Having just released their incredible second EP FLEX WITH BENEFITS, R. Flex is ready to change the shape of R&B. Simply put, R. Flex is an underground star in the making. They were one of the first artists to perform on Club Quarantine: one of the world’s biggest online dance parties to emerge at the beginning of the pandemic. Their new EP FLEX WITH BENEFITS was named one of the best soul releases of April by Bandcamp and an album you can't miss by Exclaim Magazine. Their showstopping performances have caught the eyes of Lido Pimienta, Shad, & LAL. Get ready to CHECK THE FLEX.​

Opener: Hasheel x Lady Pista x Bombae


​Hasheel is a South Asian Hindustani Classical Musician. He is trained in vocals as well as the Bansuri (Indian flute) and has been learning North Indian Classical music since the age of five. Inspired by Indian bridalwear, Hasheel pushes gender fashion norms that exist in and outside of India. His music mixes hip-hop, electronica, R&B, and Bollywood with a steady undertone of traditional Indian Classical. Hasheel has performed around the world and across Ontario with notable artists such as Kailash Kher, Hariharan, Karthik, Karsh Kale, and for academy award winner A. R. Rahman.​​

Opener: Hasheel x Lady Pista x Bombae


​Lady Pista is a Canadian-Tamil DJ/Producer/Recording Artist/Influencer best known as a pioneer of multi-genre remixing of South Asian beats with western inspired instrumentation. Lady Pista built herself a standout reputation as the first ground breaking Tamil female DJ in the world! She began her career creating Tamil remixes in the early 2000s, quickly building a growing network of over 20,000+ fans worldwide. Lady Pista has performed at multiple clubs/shows worldwide and her single “Rise Up” was recently featured on BBC Asian network’s Bobby Friction show! Mainstream outlets have taken notice of Lady Pista and give high praise as an undeniable triple-threat asset ready for take over!​​

Opener: Hasheel x Lady Pista x Bombae


​Bombae is Toronto's reigning Satanic Supreme. She's a club kid who started doing drag in 2019. Since then she's been performing all over Toronto. From The Beaver in the west end to Woodys in the village, she's known for her outlandish costumes, ungodly makeup and the ability to give you ART! She's a model, drag queen and human disaster who hosts shows online on Twitch too! At a Bombae show you can expect production, props and explosive choreography because everyone knows that she is the bomb, bae.​​

Headliner: Priyanka


​Born in Whitby, Ontario, the journey started for Priyanka (the drag superstar alter-ego of Mark Suknanan) with a career in television. She studied at Niagara College and interned for Rogers Television and MTV Canada, until she finally fought her way up to become the first web host of YTV’s "The Next Star" Nicknamed "Suki"she toured Canada as the face of "Next Star Nation" which quickly became the heart beat of the show. Her successes immediately parlayed into an even bigger platform when she was hand-picked by YTV as the face of their flagship after school program “The Zone”. For 6 six years, Priyanka was the face of Canadian children's television, not only starring in, but writing and producing her own segments for her young fans airing between such favourite shows as: Spong​ebob Squarepants and Fairly Odd Parents. In the spring of 2018, after being taken under the wing of top Toronto drag performer: Xtacy Love, Priyanka was born! She took the city by storm, sweeping the drag scene and snatching the crown in both the Miss Crews & Tangos pageant, and Woody’s: Queen of Halloween. She's performed in every major city across Canada, Chicago & Dominican Republic and most recently graced the cover of Now Toronto after being named they cities "Number One Drag Entertainer"​ With live shows filling almost every day of the week, two self-produced singles with accompanying music videos on iTunes aptly named: “You Look so Good” and “Say My Name”, and a weekly Series on YouTube, she is one of the hardest working entertainers in the business.

It's with that tenacity and determination that won her the first ever season of Canada’s Drag Race on Crave where she became Canada’s First Ever Drag Superstar. Charisma? check. Uniqueness? check. Nerve? check. Talent? check. Now what’s her name!?

Additional Information

​Available for free at all municipal parking garages​

​Accessible + Gender Neutral Port-o-lets available onsite

​For delicious food on-site, please stop by The Works Craft Burger & Beer

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​Contact​

Festival and Events Office
2 Wellington St W, Brampton​
905.874.2000

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