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The City of Brampton celebrates Pride virtually in June


​BRAMPTON, ON (June 1, 2021) – The City of Brampton celebrates Pride virtually this year, with online events, wellness activities and performances to create a safe space where the LGBTTIQQ2SA community can recognize and share their diverse voices and stories.
 
Pride celebrations are an internationally recognized movement that celebrate kindness and compassion. Pride Events hosted in Brampton celebrate our Mosaic by engaging and communicating with diverse groups, supporting cultural events and developing a framework to embed diversity and inclusivity throughout the City. Highlights during this year’s Pride Week include:

• A virtual flag raising ceremony with Brampton Mayor Patrick Brown on June 1
• A performance by Witch Prophet, with Toronto based Ethiopian/Eritrean, singer-songwriter Ayo Leilani on June 6, from 6 to 8 pm
• From June 7 and 11, Moyo Health and Community Services will hold a series of lunch & learn programs beginning at noon
• A yoga and mediation hour with City of Brampton Recreation on June 7 from 8 to 9 pm
• Algoma University hosts a panel discussion on June 8 at 8 pm
• On June 12 at 8 pm there will be a performances curated by Brampton Performing Arts

Pride in the Square

On June 13, Garden Square’s Pride in the Square presented by TD returns with a full day of virtual family activities beginning with Fay & Fluffy’s story time at 11 am; Loud & Proud fitness dance at 6 pm, hosted by City of Brampton Recreation; Queeriahcity: special presentation with Mango Lassi, Urvah Khan, Qurat Dar, Almasi and Sargon at 7 pm. At 8:30 pm, there will be a live performance by Micah Barnes.

To participate visit Pride in the Square.

Pride in Brampton is generously sponsored by TD. For a full list of activities planned for Pride Week visit www.brampton.ca/pride.

Quotes

“Pride events empowers the LGBTQ+ community to celebrate and share their diverse voices and stories and teaches residents the many faces and identities within the community. The City of Brampton is a Mosaic that celebrates diversity and through celebrations like Pride and allows residents to feel unity, strength and engagement.”
- Patrick Brown, Mayor, City of Brampton

“The City of Brampton is committing to recognizing and supporting its diverse communities through a lens of inclusivity on all of our services and programs. Through our Diversity and Inclusion Strategy, our focus is attracting and growing a workforce reflective of the community.”
- David Barrick, Chief Administrative Officer, City of Brampton

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MEDIA CONTACT
Marta Marychuk
Senior Advisor, Media Relations, City of Brampton
437.770.5987 | marta.marychuk@brampton.ca