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Service and Information Update

Family Day 2022 in Brampton during the COVID-19 pandemic


​BRAMPTON, ON (February 14, 2022) – Family Day recognizes the importance of families in our community. This year, Family Day takes place on Monday, February 21, 2022, and as a result, a number of City services will be unavailable or will operate under reduced service levels.

All essential and critical services, including Fire and Emergency Services, Traffic Services, By-Law Enforcement, Road Operations, and Security Services will continue to operate as usual to support the community. City Hall and select corporate facilities will reopen and resume walk-in services effective Tuesday, February 22.

Residents can call 311 or 905.874.2000 (outside of Brampton), use the Brampton 311 app (available on the App Store or Google Play), visit www.311brampton.ca or email 311@brampton.ca for any inquiries. We are available 24/7 for any City of Brampton or Region of Peel matters, including queries related to COVID-19. Visit www.brampton.ca for more information.

Spend Family Day in downtown Brampton
Enjoy entertainment for all ages, with a FREE live concert experience from Mini Pop Kids in Garden Square, presented by The Rose. Sing and dance along to family-friendly versions of the year’s biggest hits, plus throwback favourites, from Canada's #1 music brand for kids.Learn more.

Monday, February 21, 2022 | 1 pm and 3 pm (two sets)

• Signature beats spun by Brampton’s own MC Joseph Khargie, DJ Director of Math Thru Music
• Opening performance from The Rose Brampton'sCentre Stage Conservatory students
• Headliner: Mini Pop Kids

Please note times are subject to change. Attendees are encouraged to arrive early. Entry to seating is available one hour prior to the set. For event details and information on road closures, parking, and planning your trip with Brampton Transit, visit www.brampton.ca.

Brampton Transit
Brampton Transit will operate on a Sunday/Holiday Service on Family Day.

An enhanced cleaning and sanitizing schedule remains in effect. Riders are reminded that non-medical masks covering your nose, mouth and chin are mandatory on buses and terminals. The City urges riders to continue to maintain physical distancing at terminals, and at bus stops, even while wearing a mask, as much as possible. 

Visit www.bramptontransit.com or follow @bramptontransit on Twitter for service updates. Questions may be directed to Brampton Transit’s Contact Centre at 905.874.2999.

Brampton Recreation
Recreation centres are open on Family Day, offering a variety of drop-in and registered programs for residents to enjoy. Proof of vaccination is required for all patrons ages 12 and up when entering a recreation centre. Visit www.brampton.ca/familyday to explore available programming.

Celebrate Family Day at Chinguacousy Park by participating in a variety of activities taking place from 12 to 4 pm. Free programs include an indoor tennis drop-in, disc golf, snow golf, and ice sculpture ring toss. Fire warming stations will be available at the outdoor skating rink and ski chalet. Mount Chinguacousy will be open for drop-in skiing, snowboarding and tubing from 10 am to 6 pm, weather and snow conditions permitting. Fees apply.

Outdoor skating rinks are open on a first-come, first-served basis, weather and ice conditions permitting. Visitors are encouraged to visit the outdoor skating page for information related to outdoor skating guidelines and updates to outdoor rink operational status prior to their visit.

All main recreational trails remain open and maintained, including outdoor fitness equipment. All outdoor fields and courts also remain open for play, including soccer, basketball, tennis and ball hockey. Visit www.brampton.ca/parks to explore trails in Brampton.
 
Brampton Library
All Brampton Library branches will be closed on February 21, 2022 for Family Day, but you can join us online at www.bramptonlibrary.ca to borrow e-books and audiobooks, stream television and movies, access a wide range of educational, creative, and professional digital learning platforms, and more.

This Family Day, enjoy story walks in three of Brampton's beautiful parks. Read The Bat by Elise Gravel in English and French at Chinguacousy Park, Sometimes I Feel Like a Fox by Danielle Daniel at Loafer's Lake Park, and Fast Friends by Heather M. O'Connor at Professor's Lake Park. Special thanks to City of Brampton Recreation for their partnership on these story walks. Click here for details.

Children are invited to participate in our Postcard Pals program on now until February 28. Pick up a postcard from any library branch or download one online to print your postcard at home. The Brampton Library wants to hear all about your Family Day and will respond with personalized reading recommendations. When ready, head to any Brampton Library branch and deposit your finished postcard in the 24-hour external drop box, or email your postcard to src@bramptonlibrary.ca. For details, visit www.bramptonlibrary.ca.  

Register for virtual programs for all ages and interests through our calendar of events and subscribe to our email updates. Follow us on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and LinkedIn. and be sure to download the Brampton Library mobile app on iOS and Google Play. Click here for more details about our app. To live chat with our staff, or Ask A Question, visit our website.

Brampton Animal Services
The Brampton Animal Shelter will be closed on Family Day.

Animal Control is on the road Monday to Friday from 7 am to 10 pm, and on Saturday, Sunday and holidays from 8 am to 6:30 pm, and will be responding to the following calls only:
• Pick up of sick/injured/aggressive domestic animals and wildlife
• Aggressive animal
• Dog running at large
• Dog bite investigation
• Pick up of confined stray dog
• Pick up of dead animal

Peel Public Health Reminders for Family Day
As the vaccine rollout continues and variants of concern circulate in our community, it is important to remember that public health measures remain our best defense against COVID-19. For more information on how and where to book your COVID-19 vaccine in Peel, visit peelregion.ca/coronavirus/vaccine/.

Take care of each other by following the provincial guidelines in its Plan to Safely Reopen Ontario.

As always, please remember to:
• Stay home if you’re feeling sick
• Limit gatherings
• Keep 2 metres apart
• Wash your hands
• Wear a well-fitted mask
• Get vaccinated

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

REGION OF PEEL MEDIA CONTACT
Ashleigh Hawkins
Communications Specialist – Public Health
Region of Peel
416.818.4421 | ashleigh.hawkins@peelregion.ca