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City hosting online event for Brampton youth

The City of Brampton has announced it’s hosting an online event intended to provide for the city’s youth.

The event, entitled Youth Day, is scheduled for September 3 from 12 p.m. to 3 p.m. and will include a myriad of guest speakers who will discuss several important topics.

Hosted by City TV’s Cristina Howorun, the event will provide a safe space for Brampton youth to hear stories of hope, learn ways to cope, and stay inspired in 2020.

Speakers include Yonah Budd, who will discuss overcoming anxiety; Orlando Bowen, who will discuss anti-racism; Daniel Pillai, who will discuss issues that affect the LGBTQ+ community; The Sandy Lion, who will discuss fashion and issues influencers face; and Anthony McLean, who will discuss bullying.

Youth Day, which is sponsored by BELL, CN, RBC and EB Games, is presented by the City of Brampton COVID-19 Youth Support Task Force, and will close with a question and answer period wherein viewers will be able to ask questions to all of the speakers.

“As a leader in opportunities for youth, Brampton is once again paving the way with our first-ever Youth Day for young people in our community. The COVID-19 Youth Support Task Force was created to engage Brampton’s youth in meaningful ways and help them thrive during the COVID-19 pandemic. This online event is a direct result of this commitment and I encourage everyone to attend this inspirational afternoon,” Mayor Patrick Brown said in a news release.

“We know that 2020 has been a challenging time for youth in Brampton. This event was created to help support and empower the incredible young people in our community, as a result of the conversations we have been having with them through the COVID-19 Youth Support Task Force. We heard what our community needed and we are delivering,” Charmaine Williams, city councillor for wards 7 and 8, and co-lead of the COVID-19 Youth Support Task Force, said in the same release.

 

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