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City of Brampton continues to celebrate its diverse community during COVID-19 in June


​BRAMPTON, ON (June 1, 2020) – The City of Brampton is adapting to the impacts of COVID-19 by acknowledging cultural observances online, including June’s Heritage Months and National Indigenous People’s Day on June 21.

June Heritage Months

June is proclaimed as Filipino Heritage Month, Italian Heritage Month, and Portuguese Heritage Month in Brampton. Each of these communities will be honoured with special video messages from Mayor Patrick Brown and Councillors this year. The videos will be made available on the City’s YouTube and social media channels throughout the month.

In 2019, the City launched the Community Recognition Program to honour Brampton’s diversity. While in-person group celebrations are not possible this year, the City encourages everyone to take this opportunity to celebrate and learn about Brampton’s Mosaic community.

Celebrate National Indigenous Peoples Day – online!
 
Join Brampton’s National Indigenous Peoples Day celebrations online on June 21 by participating in kids’ activities, cooking traditional recipes, and watching videos including: an opening prayer, remarks from Mayor Brown, a presentation from Indigenous scholar Jesse Thistle, traditional performances, music from Twin Flames band, and a closing prayer. This digital event is organized in partnership with The Indigenous Network.

The celebration will be available online at www.brampton.ca/NIPD.  

The City of Brampton and Peel Pride will recognize Pride in July. Details of this celebration will be released in the coming weeks.

Quotes

“I encourage everyone to learn about other cultures and get to know the many communities that make up our diverse city. Though we are not hosting celebrations in person this year, discover Brampton’s diversity with the celebrations we have made available online, and be sure to maintain physical distancing!”

- Patrick Brown, Mayor, City of Brampton

“The City of Brampton recognizes that our diversity is one of our greatest strengths. People are at the heart of everything we do as a City, which includes ensuring that we continue to engage and support the diverse mosaic that makes up our community.”

- David Barrick, Chief Administrative Officer, City of Brampton

 

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As one of the fastest-growing cities in Canada, Brampton is home to 650,000 people and 70,000 businesses. People are at the heart of everything we do. We are energized by our diverse communities, we attract investment, and we are embarking on a journey to lead technological and environmental innovation. We partner for progress to build a healthy city that is safe, sustainable and successful. Connect with us on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram. Learn more at www.brampton.ca.

MEDIA CONTACT
Christine Sharma
Media Relations, City of Brampton
905.874.2880 | christine.sharma@brampton.ca