New Year’s Levee rolls out the re While the traditional New Year’s Levee has moved online, residents in Brampton will enjoy the “red carpet” treatment this weekend as the city hosts its annual new-year event with an assortment of activities, prizes and more for participants to enjoy.
Mayor Patrick Brown and councillors will be on-hand to celebrate the 2021 New Year’s Levee this Saturday, Feb. 13, from 11 a.m. – 12 p.m. on the City of Brampton website (brampton.ca/event s), featuring giveaways, speeches and much more. Due to the COVID- 19 and the provincewide shutdown, the Levee will be hosted online, with welcome messages being offered by councillors and dignitaries, followed by the Mayor’s New Year address.
As part of the event, residents can test their knowledge of Brampton with a game of local trivia, via a competition hosted through the Kahoot app or online at kahoot.it. The top five contestants will win an e-gift card to participating downtown businesses that offer online purchasing with curbside pickup.
This year’s Levee also features a virtual photo booth where people can take pictures of themselves and their family and then share the photos online, with the hashtag #BramptonLevee. Local resident Cristina Howorun, an award-winning journalist with City TV in Toronto, will host the event.
“The tradition of a New Year’s Levee is to exchange greetings and best wishes for the New Year. It is also an opportunity to reflect upon the events of the past year and to welcome the opportunities of the coming year in Brampton,” d carpet for Brampton residents said Brown.
“While New Year’s Levee may be different this year, it is an important tradition to continue. I look forward to joining residents for this year’s celebrations!” More details are online at brampton.ca/events. Mayor Patrick Brown speaks during the 2020 Brampton New Year’s Levee.