Celebrating St. Patrick’s Day
Our Leprechaun Paschal Brogan is a fixture at the Carabram Irish Pavilion. He is there to tell you a story or joke, teach you his Irish jig and of course will grant you a wish.Hoist a pint with Paschal and celebrate St. Patrick’s Day on Wednesday.
Giving back to our community
Bramalea Secondary School
We are pleased to be able to support the sharing pantry at BSS for a total of $1000. BSS have been running a sharing pantry (food bank) out of BSS for 5 years. We support as many as 20 families a week with dry and fresh goods. We also supply every day necessities such as toilet paper and feminine products. From left, Inshana Ramsammy, Educational Resource Facilitator/B.T.A, Bramalea Secondary School; Carabram President Angela Johnson; Fraser Kidd, Principal; Brampton Coun. Charmaine Williams and Carabram Director Mangaljit Dabb.
Brampton Caledon Community Living
Carabram presented a $1000 cheque to Brampton Caledon Community Living to assist families who are supporting a child/adult with a developmental disability and/or Autism. Margarette Guerra, Director, Community Resources left receives the cheque from Carabram President Angela Johnson.
Our cultural pavilions
Our pavilions are still active despite Covid
Throughout these unprecedented times, the Fiesta Filipina Dance Troupe of Canada has continued to entertain the community through virtual performances. This included participating in CIOFF International’s 50th Anniversary Folklore Marathon and CFAC’s Virtual Multicultural Canada Day Celebration. Additionally, dancers led live weekly workshops and dance classes on social media. As a fundraising
initiative, Fiesta Filipina produced masks to equip the community and promote safe practices during COVID-19. As well, the Federation of Filipino-Canadians of Brampton provided support during the early stages of the pandemic by giving out food to seniors in the community. And our partner The Federation of Filipino Canadians of Brampton brought packed dinners to the frontliners of William Osler Hospital.
Brampton Tamil Association (Host of Eelam Pavilion), has been very busy these last few months despite of covid-19 disruptions. Members were actively involved, mostly virtual. Some of these have been attached in this email for the news stories to share with you.
1. Virtual Fundraising for William Osler Hospital staff – Spring of 2020
2. Community Food drive for Knight’s Table – Summer of 2020
3. StartNext (virtual) Youth Entrepreneurial Festival – Fall of 2020
4. Thai Pongal & Tamil Heritage Month (virtual) celebration – Winter of 2021
All of these were carried out during very challenging times, thanks to the public’s support and member’s dedication.
Ste Louise says Thank you
Play Bingo at Home
OCGA has established a Charitable Promotional Fund
OCGA has established a Charitable Promotional Fund to build greater awareness of the impact of Charitable Gaming across communities in Ontario. This fund was established and continues to be funded by direct contributions from charities and non-profits.
Over the years, there have always been initiatives to promote the ongoing services and programs that funding from Charitable Gaming enables to happen. These include media events and campaigns, messaging about products, and other visuals. Now more than ever with these challenging times and increased competition, it is critical to drive awareness of this important aspect of the sector.
The goal with the fund is to create a consistent look and feel to charity messaging across the province and over time, to create greater public awareness. In order to develop these materials an extensive exercise was undertaken to provide a solid foundation on which to build.
The OCGA is proud to present:
Going forward, this brand name and logo will represent the grassroots impact charities and non-profits that fundraise through Charitable Gaming have in communities across Ontario.
There are several features in this logo:
● The house is representative of the community. The peak of the house pointing up, is the positive contribution Charitable Gaming makes to communities and the people who live there.
● The heart symbolizes the love, care, and empathy that Charitable Gaming proceeds provide.
● The brand name ‘Charitable Gaming. Community Good.’ is curved and creates an embrace around the logo symbolizing compassion, friendliness, and inclusion.
We look forward to working with all our charities and non-profits to drive further awareness and support for Charitable Gaming.
Peel CAS says thanks
Regen says Thanks
Carabram donates to local foodbanks
Carabram weekend July 10,11,12, 2020
Except for Covid-19, this would have been Carabram’s 38th annual event, the second oldest festival in Canada.
Carabram has presented a unique festival that recognizes the cultural diversity in our city. We want our patrons to experience the world through culture, great food, music and dance.
So here is a taste of what happened in 2019.
Carabram 2020, Brampton’s Multicultural Festival, cancelled
Organizers of Carabram, Brampton’s Multicultural Festival, say this year’s event, planned for July 10, 11, 12, is cancelled because of Covid-19.
“For the past 37 years, Carabram has presented a unique festival that recognizes the cultural diversity in our city. We want our patrons to experience the
world through culture, great food, music and dance. We have hundreds of volunteers across multiple venues, who work tirelessly to share their culture every year,” says Carabram President Angela Johnson.
“Considering the crowds that attend Carabram could present a huge risk in potentially spreading the virus, we believe our priority must be the health and safety of our many visitors and volunteers and so, we have no choice but to cancel this year’s festival”.
We would like to thank all our sponsors, partners, vendors, suppliers for their support over the past years and look forward to once again working together in 2021.
On behalf of Carabram our thanks and gratitude to all front line workers, emergency services, grocery stores, pharmacists and everyone who continue to work to keep our community safe and well.
To give back to the community, Carabram will make a donation to two local food banks Regeneration Brampton and United Sikhs.
“It is our hope that we will come out of this stronger and more united,” says Johnson.
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