Brampton to celebrate former Premier's career with Key to the City


The city of Brampton will be celebrating former Premier Bill Davis's career with the Key to the City.

The Key to the City is a symbolic honour that Brampton presented by the Mayor to a highly-valued member of the community or someone who has made a great impact on the lives of those who reside in Brampton. a guest of the city who is celebrated or dignified, who has made an impact on the lives of Bramptonians. 

It will be presented to William (Bill) Grenville Davis, who served as Minister of Education from 1962 to 1971 and Premier of Ontario from 1971 to 1985. He is also a resident of Brampton who has made many contributions to both Brampton and Ontario.

On Monday, November 25, 2019, Mayor Patrick Brown will be presenting the former Premier with The Key to the City; Brampton’s most prestigious award.

The event will be taking place at the Rose in Brampton at 7 p.m. and everyone is invited to join this momentous celebration in honour of Davis's contributions to both Brampton and the province of Ontario.

At this free event, residents and visitors will get the chance to meet one of Brampton's most prominent residents as well as one of Ontario's most accomplished premiers.

There will also be a celebratory vehicle procession from the former Premier's home in downtown Brampton to the Rose, which will take place before the event.

A formal Key presentation by Mayor Brown will take place inside the Rose at 7 p.m. and will include tributes from Davis's admirers and former colleagues, an Indigenous drumming ceremony by Peel Aboriginal Network (PAN), live entertainment by the Jazz Mechanics Trio and will follow with a reception.

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