The weekly history lesson: Taking a look at the Rose Theatre

Brampton has many jewels and gems to see and visit. One of the gems in Brampton is the Rose Theatre, a fantastic performing arts complex. This awesome theatre is located in Brampton’s beautiful downtown core. It has a main performance hall that can seat up to 880 people, but there also is a smaller hall that can seat up to 160 people. These performance halls are used for many different purposes such as musical theatre, live theatre, social events, dance performances and different kinds of concerts.

(Photo courtesy Wikipedia)

The Rose Theatre was built to be a major tourism destination in the Flower City, and it was hoped that it could bring in new business to local Brampton stores and restaurants. In February 2006, the name of the theatre was announced as the Rose Theatre. On September 29, 2006, the theatre had its grand opening with Canadian jazz pianist and singer, Diana Krall, who put on a terrific performance. Over the years, the theatre has attracted many visitors annually who spend thousands of dollars.

Here is the website for the theatre and a 2007 article on the theatre. Make sure to come check out a show at this amazing state-of-the-art theatre!

Now that is what I call a great Santa Claus Parade!

I love it when the Brampton community gets together for a special event and this past weekend was a very special, very Christmasy event! It was the annual Brampton Santa Claus Parade. Every year Brampton residents are treated to some fantastic floats, cool characters, fun tunes and some terrific entertainment. This year, dozens and dozens my fellow Bramptonians and I enjoyed one heck of a great parade. Need proof? Take a look at this short video and some photos! Merry Christmas! Ho-ho-ho!

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