Out with the old! If you’ve been clearing out clutter around your home and have more garbage than usual, the Region of Peel has announced the garbage exemption period. From Sept 4 to Sept 13, residents can place unlimited amounts of acceptable excess garbage without garbage bag tags (http://ow.ly/CFAc30lxDIY ).

Confused about how to sort your waste? Look no farther: http://ow.ly/Wkb430ly0UX

On the same token, here is a note from the Region of Peel to be mindful and help keep your community beautiful: Illegal dumping spoils neighborhoods, ruins Peel’s beautiful views, threatens the environment, and is against the law. If you witness illegal dumping or locate items that have been illegally dumped, call 905-791-9499 or 905-584-2216 in long distance areas.

With only a few more weeks left of summer, make sure that you pay a visit to the downtown Brampton Farmer’s Market on Saturday morning, from 7am to 1pm. Take a stroll along the market, support local businesses selling fresh local produce and yummy treats, and meet your neighbours!

And a bonus while you’re at the Farmer’s Market! While there, pop into The Rose at 11am for a backstage tour.

Have you singed up for the Big Walk for Cancer Support 2018, hosted by Wellspring Chinguacousy? It’s taking place on Sunday, September 23, 2018 at Chinguacousy Park (9am). Wellspring Chinguacousy receives no government or core funding, relying simply on donations and fundraising dollars raised through signature events such as #TheBigWalk, to provide its programming to those living with cancer and their families.

Here is a breakdown of how funds raised from the event will used at Wellspring:

$500 – Will provide two families with vital access to private, short term counselling.
$1000 – Will enable professionally facilitated Breast Cancer Support Group sessions to be available for 8 weeks.
$1500 – Will provide one cancer patient with access to the 20-week, personalized Cancer Exercise program to help them manage their symptoms and regain their physical well-being.
Wellspring Chinguacousy is a valuable resource in our community to support those with cancer – as well as their families – when they need it the most.

I sincerely hope that you will consider taking part or contributing to this organization and ask that you please share this information with your network.

Stay safe and enjoy your weekend, Brampton!