This week you can try to break a Guinness World Record, enjoy a cycling tour of the city, celebrate Indigenous culture, learn how to develop your small business, and much more.

Tuesday, June 19:

Annual Strawberry Supper at St. Paul’s United Church, 4:30 – 7 p.m.
Annual Strawberry Supper is being held on Tuesday June 19, 2018. Come out for a great night of food, silent auction, and live music! Adult tickets are $20; children’s tickets are $5.

TNT at Glow Zone, 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.
Join the Brampton Board of Trade at Glow Zone 360 for glow in the dark mini putt, laser tag, and more. This is a great networking opportunity for all members of the business community and you don’t want to miss out. General admission is $10; members get in free.

Flower City Community Bike Ride at Flower City Senior Centre, 6:15 – 8 p.m.
Community rides are a series of free casual cycling tours held in Brampton from May to September. Led by citizen volunteer members of the BCAC, these group rides provide opportunities for residents and visitors to explore Brampton on their bicycles, meet other cyclists and enjoy a free refreshment. Register here.

“Standing Guard” Paint Night at Tracks Brew Pub, 7 – 9 p.m.
Enjoy good food and sip some wine or a cocktail, while picking up a brush. An artist will provide step by step guidance for a start-to-finish painting. The $45 ticket price includes one 16” x 20″ canvas, brushes, apron, water-based non-toxic paint, and easel.

Wednesday, June 20:

Brand Your Business Through LinkedIn at Brampton City Hall, 10 – 11:30 a.m.
LinkedIn represents you, your brand and what your business stands for. Join Prince Khan from the Brampton Entrepreneur Centre for this LinkedIn for Small Business session as he shows you how to develop the perfect profile, create long-lasting business relationships and ways to leverage your personal brand to appeal more to your connections. Register here.

Thursday, June 21:

National Indigenous Peoples Day at Garden Square, 12: 30 – 1:30 p.m. and 6 – 8:30 p.m.
National Indigenous Peoples Day is a wonderful opportunity to become better acquainted with the cultural diversity of First Nations, Inuit and Métis peoples, discover the unique accomplishments of Indigenous Peoples, and celebrate their significant contribution to Canadian society. In partnership with Peel Aboriginal Network (PAN) this will be an evening showcasing a variety of performers including dancers, drummers, and storytellers. Find out more here.

Village Farmers’ Market at Mount Pleasant, 4 – 8 p.m.
The Mount Pleasant Village Farmers’ Market is in its fourth year. Vendors offer produce, crafts, baked goods and more.

Open House Fundraiser at Perpetual Bazaar, 5 – 8 p.m.
Come by and meet the crafters and the volunteers who operate this unique store. Enjoy refreshments provided by local businesses. Find out more here.

Celebrate Summer Solstice at PAMA, 5:30 – 8:30
Enjoy tours of PAMA’s We Are Here: The Story of Aboriginal People in Peel Region exhibition, plus an Aboriginal Drumming Circle with Peel Aboriginal Network (PAN). Find out more here.

World’s Largest Swim Lesson at Wet ‘n’ Wild Water Park, 6 – 8 p.m.
Be a part of the Guinness Book of World Records and join Making Waves Swim School and Wet’n’Wild Toronto for the World’s Largest Swim Lesson. Your participation also helps raise funds for Big Brothers Big Sisters of Peel, as $5.00 from every paid ticket will go towards supporting their mentoring programs for children aged 6 to 18. Tickets are $10 and must be purchased in advance. https://www.wetnwildtoronto.com/tickets/

How to Start a Small Business at Four Corners Library, 6:30 – 8 p.m.
This 90-minute seminar covers everything you need to know when considering starting a business. Various topics will be discussed including basic requirements such as name registration, business structures, licensing requirements, insurance, HST registration, labour requirements and sources of financing and how to craft a clear and concise business plan. Find out more here.

Friday, June 22:

Games Cafe at Springdale Library, 11 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Join the Games Cafe at Springdale Library and play some classic games. Bring a game or use the library’s games. You can bring a friend or meet someone new, play and have fun! More info here.

Canadian Cancer Society Relay For Life at Teramoto Park, 6 p.m. – 12 a.m.
Relay for Life is a fun and inspiring community fundraising event for people of any age and fitness level. Rally your friends, neighbours, co-workers, family, survivors, and caregivers and unite for a 6-hour relay event that challenges teams to fundraise and take turns walking or running around a track to meet individual distance goals and show their support for people living with cancer. Registration begins at 4:00 p.m. and is $15 per participant.

Saturday, June 23:

Community Planting Summer Celebration at Heart Lake Conservation Area, 9:30 – 11 a.m.
Celebrate the beginning of summer! Learn the history about the Medicine Wheel Garden and help plant native plants in the new outdoor sitting area. This program is suitable for families with children over the age of 6. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Regular park admission fees apply; children under 14 are free.

Community Fun Day at Peel Integrated Waste Management Facility , 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Dress down and bring the whole family for fun and freebies for everyone. Children under 18 must be accompanied by an adult. With a food or textile donation, you can pick up some free compost. There are also giveaways, a free BBQ for the first 250 visitors, and a grand prize! Learn more here.

Sunday, June 24:

James Potter Community Bike Ride at James Potter Road (Dairy Queen), 9:45 – 11:30 a.m.
Community rides are a series of free casual cycling tours held in Brampton from May to September. Led by citizen volunteer members of the BCAC, these group rides provide opportunities for residents and visitors to explore Brampton on their bicycles, meet other cyclists and enjoy a free refreshment. Register here.

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