Today’s weekly roundup is the back-to-school edition!

The September long weekend is always bittersweet because an extra day is exactly what we need to enjoy the last bit of sunshine, but we’re a little sad because fall is just around the corner. School will begin next week and it’s back to packing lunches and catching school buses.
But that said, there’re still a few days left so read on and make the best of it with what’s going on this weekend.

Tonight is our last night of Movies Under the Stars. Grab your lawn chairs and make your way over to Chinguacousy Park to watch Peter Rabbit on the big screen at 9pm.

Start your weekend off right with a stroll along Main Street at the downtown Brampton Farmer’s Market, which takes place from 7am to 1pm. Take in the entertainment, support local business selling fresh produce and yummy treats and of course, meet you neighbours! Have you seen the vendor list?

If you haven’t yet, I encourage you to sign up for Big Walk for Cancer Support 2018, hosted by Wellspring Chinguacousy and use this weekend to tell your family and friends all about it. 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. Brampton Professional Firefighters Association IAFF Local 1068has and they’ll be there with a giant pink truck.

Since you’ll be spending a part of the weekend preparing your children for back-to-school, take a minute to read up on school crossing guards and brush up on the rules: .
While you’re at it with preparations, why not go through the recreation guides and choose some classes for you and your family? We’ve got some exciting classes lined up for the whole family:

Brampton Transit is looking forward to welcoming first-time riders as they set out to school on public transportation. We have a great team of customer service staff at our terminals and at our call centre to help plan their trip, so give them a call: 905-874-2999.

It looks like the long weekend is about to begin! Don’t forget that the Region of Peel and City of Brampton offices are closed on Monday, Sept 3. Also keep in mind that Brampton Transit will be operating on a Sunday/Holiday schedule, so plan your trip in advance:

It’s not only back to school next week, it’s also back to chambers as council reconvenes after the summer break. We’ve all been keeping busy behind the scenes during the summer months supporting our residents, troubleshooting and working on special projects and now it’s time to add meetings back into the mix. Committee of Council will be meeting on Wednesday, September 5th, at 9:30am. To see what’s on the agenda, take a look at:

I’m looking forward to spending the next few days with my family and friends and hope that you get to do the same.

Stay safe and have a great long weekend, Brampton!