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Recognizing Brampton’s Mosaic with June heritage month celebrations

BRAMPTON, ON (June 1, 2022) – The City of Brampton will pay tribute to its multicultural Mosaic in June by recognizing its Portuguese, Italian and Filipino communities.

Portuguese Heritage Month
Portuguese Heritage Month begins Friday, June 10 on ‘The Day of Portugal’. Join the City of Brampton on June 4 at 1 pm to raise the Portugal flag in Ken Whillans Square, then celebrate Portuguese heritage on June 4 and 5 in Gage Park at Lusofonia. This event is supported through the City of Brampton’s Tourism Event Sponsorship program.

The celebration of culture will include:

  • Live musical presentations;
  • Folkloric Festival;
  • Children’s entertainment and more.

Based on the 2016 Census, Portugal is one of Brampton’s Top 10 Ethnic Origins, with 24,500 residents in the city.

Learn more at brampton.ca/portugueseheritagemonth.

Italian Heritage Month
June is recognized as Italian Heritage Month, a time to celebrate the contributions of Italian Canadians to the community. Join the City of Brampton on June 11 at 11:30 am for a flag raising in Ken Whillans Square followed by a reception in the City Hall Conservatory featuring free traditional cuisine and live entertainment.

Based on the 2016 Census, Italy is one of Brampton’s Top 10 Ethnic Origins, with 25,200 residents in the City.

Learn more at brampton.ca/italianheritagemonth.

Filipino Heritage Month
Filipino Heritage Month begins Sunday, June 12, acknowledging the date the Philippines flag was first raised in 1898. Join the City of Brampton on June 12 at 11 am to raise the Philippines flag in Ken Whillans Square, followed by a reception in the City Hall Conservatory featuring free traditional cuisine, including the popular dessert Halo-Halo, and live entertainment.

Based on the 2016 Census, Philippines is one of Brampton’s Top 10 Ethnic Origins, with 20,100 residents in the City.

Learn more at, brampton.ca/filipinoheritagemonth.

 

Quotes

“Join the City in celebrating our Mosaic and the contributions of diverse communities in Brampton this June. It’s wonderful to be able to celebrate Portuguese, Italian and Filipino heritage and history in person this year.”

  • Patrick Brown, Mayor, City of Brampton

 

“Brampton is a Mosaic, and I always look forward to the opportunity to celebrate our residents and experience their culture and history. Join us this month to recognize Portuguese, Italian and Filipino communities and their contributions to Brampton.”

  • Harkirat Singh, City Councillor, Wards 9 & 10; Chair, Corporate Services, City of Brampton 

 

“Diversity and inclusion in the workplace and our community brings new perspectives to our organization and the work we do each day for our residents. Brampton is a Mosaic where we celebrate our diversity, and I look forward to these celebrations in June.”

  • Paul Morrison, Interim Chief Administrative Officer, City of Brampton

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