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Brampton to celebrate Canada Day online with JUNO award-winning headliner Walk Off The Earth


​BRAMPTON, ON (June 23, 2020) – To prevent the spread of COVID-19, the City of Brampton is taking its Canada Day celebration online! The City is thrilled to announce this year’s headliner, JUNO award-winning band Walk Off The Earth.

The event will take place at www.brampton.ca/canadaday from noon to 10 PM on Wednesday, July 1. There will be family-friendly activities, authentic Canadian recipes, a list of restaurants offering take out and delivery options and more available online throughout the day.

This year, everyone gets a front row seat to Brampton’s Canada Day stage, from the comfort of their own home. A digital stage presented by Alectra will begin streaming at 5:30 PM, featuring performances from local artists, and JUNO award-winning headliner Walk Off The Earth.

At 8 PM, the stream will transition to CBC’s nationwide online Canada Day broadcast from Ottawa, where Brampton artist Haviah Mighty is one of many Canadian artists to perform.

To cap off the celebration, viewers can watch an exciting fireworks experience in augmented reality! The digital fireworks display, sponsored by Tim Hortons, offers residents a unique and safe alternative to traditional Canada Day fireworks displays during the COVID-19 pandemic. The virtual show starts online at 10 PM, powered by Snapd Community Hub.

Brampton Canada Day is generously sponsored by Alectra, Tim Hortons, Allstate, Algoma University and Bell.

Get Social!

• Follow us on social media @ExperienceBrampton and @CityBrampton.
• Share photos and videos of your Canada Day celebration at home using #BramptonCanadaDayatHome and #BramptonTogether.
• Enjoying a meal from a local restaurant? Use #SupportLocalBrampton.

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“Brampton’s Canada Day celebration looks a little different this year to keep everyone healthy and safe from COVID-19. I encourage everyone to visit www.brampton.ca/canadaday on July 1 to enjoy family-friendly activities, cook a Canadian meal or order from a local restaurant, and celebrate our country with performances from Brampton artists and JUNO award-winning headliner Walk Off The Earth – I know my family and I will be enjoying the festivities all day long!”

- Patrick Brown, Mayor, City of Brampton

“Canada Day in Brampton will be more intimate this year, and it’s for the greater good. Have fun and stay safe – you can support local business and order takeout from one of Brampton’s many delicious restaurants, have a dance party to the performances we have lined up, catch a unique online fireworks experience, and more!”

- Gurpreet Dhillon, Regional Councillor, Wards 9 & 10, City of Brampton; Chair, Economic Development and Culture

“We’re taking Canada Day online this year for everyone’s health and safety in response to COVID-19. We might be physically apart, but we can still stay connected! Be sure to share photos and videos of your Canada Day celebration at home on social media using #BramptonCanadaDayatHome, #BramptonTogether, and if you’re enjoying a meal from a local restaurant, #SupportLocalBrampton.”

- Paul Vicente, Regional Councillor, Wards 1 & 5, City of Brampton; Vice-Chair, Economic Development and Culture

“Community health and safety is our top priority as we work to reopen the city. Canada Day is one of Brampton’s biggest celebrations, and I urge everyone to stay home and celebrate safely this year as we keep you posted on the next steps for Brampton in response to COVID-19.”

- Martin Medeiros, Regional Councillor Wards 3 & 4; Lead, Reopening and Recovery Working Group, City of Brampton

“As the City of Brampton moves towards reopening and recovery, our staff have created an incredible lineup of activities and performances available online for Canada Day for everyone to enjoy. Stay safe and celebrate Canada Day from the comfort of your own home this year.”

- David Barrick, Chief Administrative Officer, City of Brampton
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Christine Sharma
Media Relations, City of Brampton
905.874.2880 | christine.sharma@brampton.ca