Brampton hosting drive-thru Canada Day experience

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This year, amid the COVID-19 pandemic, the City of Brampton will be celebrating Canada Day virtually.

The City is excited to announce that this year’s headliner is JUNO award-winning band, Walk Off The Earth.

The event will take place at www.brampton.ca/canadaday from noon to 10:00 pm on Wednesday, July 1.

The celebration will feature family-friendly activities, Canadian recipes, a list of restaurants offering take out and delivery options and more available online throughout the day.

Additionally, Mayor Patrick Brown and Councillors will be taking Brampton's Canada Day celebrations on the road.

Members of Council will bring live music, food trucks, and free cookies from local bakeries to each ward pairing on July 1.

These in-person festivities will take place outdoors in Brampton recreation centre parking lots.

Residents are asked to drive and remain in their vehicles to prevent the spread of COVID-19.

From their vehicles, residents can enjoy live music and purchase food through a drive-thru food truck process.

Mayor and Ward Councillors will deliver free cookies to vehicles, while supplies last, wearing masks and gloves.

“Canada Day is Brampton's biggest event and while we cannot host an in-person celebration at Chinguacousy Park this year, we have created a way to celebrate Canada Day in person with COVID-19 safety measures top of mind,” said Mayor Patrick Brown. “Come say hello on July 1, then head home to celebrate online!” 

See below for a breakdown of the day’s schedule. 

11 to 11:45 AM: Wards 1 & 5

Visit Century Gardens Recreation Centre at 340 Vodden Street East where you will find Mayor Brown with Councillors Rowena Santos and Paul Vicente! Enjoy live music from The Jazz Mechanics, purchase food from The Mighty Cob, and snack on a free cookie from local bakery OccaSSions.

12 to 12:45 PM: Wards 2 & 6

Visit Cassie Campbell Community Centre at 1050 Sandalwood Parkway West to enjoy live music from Ablett and Cooper, purchase food from The Mighty Cob, and snack on a free cookie from local Grand Bakers. Mayor Brown and Councillors Michael Palleschi and Doug Whillans will be delivering cookies right to your vehicle.

1 to 1:45 PM: Wards 3 & 4

Visit Memorial Arena at 69 Elliott Street to enjoy live music from the Brampton Folk Club, purchase food from Jamie's Cracked Corn, and snack on a free cookie from local Cristina's Tortina Shop, delivered to your vehicle by Mayor Brown and Councillors Jeff Bowman and Martin Medeiros.

2 to 2:45 PM: Wards 7 & 8

Visit Greenbriar Recreation Centre at 1100 Central Park Drive to enjoy live music from Celtic Band Erin’s Marlore, purchase food from The Mighty Cob, and snack on a free cookie from local Cakes by Emily K. Mayor Brown and Councillors Pat Fortini and Charmaine Williams will be in attendance.

3 to 3:45 PM: Wards 9 & 10

Visit Gore Meadows Community Centre at 10150 The Gore Road to enjoy live music from Bagga Singh, purchase food from The Mighty Cob, and snack on a free cookie from local bakeries Lacoste Bakery and Cookies by Design. Here, Councillors Gurpreet Dhillon and Harkirat Singh will join Mayor Brown.

Physical distancing measures will be in effect to prevent the spread of COVID-19 and residents are asked to remain in their vehicles for a drive-thru Canada Day experience.

The City urges attendees to wear a mask and carry personal disinfectants, such as hand sanitizer or wipes.

For more information, visit www.brampton.ca/canadaday.  

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