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Canada 150 in Brampton

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The city of Brampton is continuing Canada 150 celebrations with its Discover Canada segment beginning this Tuesday (July 25) at Garden Square.  Join the community at the corner of Queen Street and Main Street at 7:00 PM to learn about and celebrate Canada’s history.  A BIG screen will be set up to showcase Canada’s famous landmarks, and its beautiful, vast, and unique landscapes.  Each week will have a different theme with games and entertainment.  And, it’s free!  Discover Canada runs every Tuesday evening from July 25th to August 22nd so be sure to stop by and join in the festivities!

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A Chair for You

While you’re in the neighbourhood, Brampton is also challenging its community to participate in the Muskoka Chair Challenge.  The government of Canada has funded various Brampton residents, schools, and businesses to build and decorate 150 Muskoka chairs as functional art pieces throughout the city.  Everyone is invited to use the interactive map to track down and visit every chair.  Be sure to take a selfie in the chair and use the hashtag #MuskokaChairChallenge.  The theme of the Muskoka Chair Challenge is “Strong, Proud, & Free” and has enabled the Brampton community to strengthen their feeling of both local and national pride.  Each chair is beautifully decorated and painted with a powerful Canadian theme. From the classic white and red maple leaf to Gord Downie’s face – there’s a Muskoka chair for everyone who loves Canadian culture.  Let us know which one is your favourite!

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National Pride

Canada’s 150th anniversary has sparked a lot of national pride and celebrations.  These events help bond and strengthen the community.  Brampton’s Discover Canada and Muskoka Chair Challenge are two great examples of national celebrations at the local level.  Both events are free, fun, and meaningful ways to celebrate our home and native land!

Written by Megan Cary

Find our more about the festivities with event details and the Muskoka Chair Project.

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