Monday, April 29, 2013

Congrats to HGNO winner

Congratulations to LEAH HOLTOM, Sing2Win 2013 winner! Leah will begin composing, recording and performing an original song with Higher Ground Neighbourhood Outreach. Stay tuned for more news at


Archiving the 905. Deadline: April 30, 5 pm. Catch the details by clicking:

Originally published on March 28, 2013 at 2:27 Pm
Republished on April 4, 2013 at 2:47 PM, April 29, 2013 at 1:59 PM


Originally published on February 27, 2013 at 1:41 PM
Republished on March 7, 2013 at 11:14 AM, March 20, 2013 at 2:22 PM, April 4, 2:42 PM, April 29, 2013 at 1:58 PM

Know a young filmmaker? Here's a way to get them involved!

Know of a young entrepreneur? Know a young filmmaker? Get them to work together in this project..

For Eligibility & Guidelines, visit For updates and announcements from The Brampton SBEC visit or Brian Baker at or 905.874.2632. Deadline for video submissions applications is May 3, 2013. Follow their tweets: @BramptonEcoDev & #MakeYourPitch.

Originally published on April 16, 2013, 12:14 PM
Republished on April 29, 2013 at 1:50 PM

Buddys ‘n Bows Car Rally

May 5, 2013, 1 PM. Starts from Brampton Civic Hospital and finishes at Century Gardens. Take part in this scavenger hunt on wheels and support a local organization and BAC group member. Don’t want to do the rally? Buy dinner and entertainment! Check out for more info or contact Virginia Tamblyn: 416-407-4719 or $25 – 50.

Originally published on March 7, 2013 at 11:24 AM
Republished on March 20, 2013 at 2:23 PM, April 4, 2013 at 2:29 PM, April 29 at 1:49 PM

Wednesday, April 10, 2013

A fabulous evening...

We thank, congratulate and cheer for the performers, participants and audience that came out to this past Saturday’s Brampton Arts in Bloom at the Rose. It was a beautiful experience that held promise. We can’t wait to see what else the future holds for this event and the arts community at large.

Youth Writers Club Meeting

April 24, 6 - 8 PM at Four Corners Brampton Library Branch, 65 Queen St E. Open to Secondary school students. This club and its monthly meetings are to inspire and enhance the writing skills of aspiring youth writers, to publish selected works, and to learn from special guest authors. 905-793-4636. Registration required. Limited space of 20.

Monday, April 8, 2013

To our colleagues in local community music:

To our colleagues in local community music:

To give some background; In 1974, Donald M. Gordon, Director of Parks and Recreation for the newly amalgamated City of Brampton, met with the local civic bands at the time to discuss and implement his vision of the Summer Festival of Music.  Centred on the new Band Shell built in the middle of Chinguacousy Park, the Festival featured the Chinguacousy Concert Band and Dance Band, Senators Drum and Bugle Corps, Brampton Citizen's Band, and many other local groups.  The season was a resounding success and officially opened the Band Shell on Sunday, June 23rd, 1974.

The Chinguacousy Concert Band is proud to continue this tradition and amazing vision from one of our City's great leaders.  While the band shell you will see is different from that of yesterday, the unmistakable music of our fun-loving, dedicated and devoted Brampton musicians survives through the ages.

This year we are proud to present the third edition of our Chinguacousy Music in the Park concert series.  The exceptional environment and natural amphitheatre of one of Brampton's largest and well known parks, as in the past, makes an ideal performance venue for attendance from families and their friends across Brampton and beyond.

In association and cooperation with Chinguacousy Park and the City of Brampton, we have the opportunity to once again fill the park with music throughout the summer months; and most importantly, with a majority of local Brampton musical talent.  This location is the perfect venue for your group to showcase their musical talents while contributing to our great community.

It is our pleasure to invite you to perform in this year's series, which will be once again presented on Sunday evenings throughout the summer, starting at 6:30pm.  As we anticipate that some Sundays may be more preferential to each group than to others, please reply to us with two or three suggested dates that could work for your group.  As we begin to receive replies we will allocate dates that are beneficial to all involved.

Reply with your preference to: on or before Saturday, April 27th, 2013

Once we have the dates assigned, we will send out detailed information regarding the logistics of each weekend date to all of our confirmed groups.

Thanks for your attention and I do look forward to your participation in this year's concert series.  Should you have any questions at all, please feel free to contact us.

Best regards,
Al Bourke, President
Robert Johnston, Vice President
Joe Brubaker, Officer
Sheryl Meens, Officer
Colleen Oakleaf, Officer
Chinguacousy Concert Band & Chinguacousy Swing Orchestra

Thursday, April 4, 2013

David Love Band Concert

March 30, 9:30 PM. Join BAC member David Love and the David Love Band at the Toby Jug in Bolton. They’re going to have new tunes, cool giveaways, contests, and plenty of opportunities to buy your favourite beverage for the band!
Originally posted on March 2, 2013 at 2:52 PM

REVISED and republished on April 4, 2013 at 2:58 PM: A swingin' spring weekend with the David Love Band! Please join them this Friday, April 5th at Oscar's Roadhouse at 9 pm. For more info, visit: for some classic rockers, jangly pop classics and some cool instrumentals..... 

Mars, Venus and the Landscape Singles Event

April 7. 2 – 4 p.m with Bollywood Boulevard’s Veronica Chail. Fee: $22 for PAMA members and $25 for non PAMA members.  Curator Judy Daley joins Veronica Chail to kick-off the program with lively discussion that introduces the exhibition premise. Participants form small teams to speculate and then present their guesses as to which painting reflects a male or female mindset. After the discussions, participants can mix and mingle. To register, visit or call 905-791-4055.

Originally published on March 28, 2013 at 2:37 PM
Re-published on April  4, 2013 at 2:50 PM


Kingston Prize Deadline: April 25 |  The fifth Kingston Prize competition for Canadian portraits will be held in 2013. This is an opportunity for artists to explore the concept of portraiture in the 21st Century. Recipient receives title and $20,000, presented by the W. Garfield Weston Foundation. Exhibition opens in Gananoque, Ontario in October 2013, and will then travel on a national tour.

Originally published on March 28, 2013 at 2:31 PM
Re-published on April 4, 2013 at 2:48 PM

First Fridays!

Join PAMA on Friday April 5, 2013 for the kick off to PAMA’s First Fridays – an ongoing monthly event on the First Friday of every month bringing, art, history, and music together in the setting of Peel Region’s newest after work hotspot - the Peel Art Gallery, Museum and Archives.

April 5th’s event will feature landscape artist Mark Grice who will create an original painting during the evening that will be auctioned off to raise funds for the Educational Endowment fund at the end of the night.

Each month will bring an exciting new theme and experience – you could be transported to the era of Mad Men one night, or you could be experiencing the culture and tastes of Spain the next, all without leaving Peel! Stay tuned as we develop themes for each event.

Mark the First Friday evening of every month in your calendar now, because you will not want to miss what’s happening at PAMA!

$5 cover, this is a 19+ event and refreshments will be available for purchase. All proceeds go towards the Friends of PAMA Educational Endowment Fund

Originally published on March 20, 2013 at 2:32 PM
Republished on April 4, 2013 at 2:38 PM