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News Release: July 4, 2018

The Region of Peel raises the Pride flag for the first time Monday, July 9

Brampton, ON (July 4, 2018) – On Monday, July 9 the Rainbow flag will rise for the first time at the Region of Peel's headquarters in Brampton.

This year, the Region of Peel will join its municipalities and community partners by raising the Pride flag at its headquarters located at 10 Peel Centre Drive. All over the world, communities celebrate Pride throughout the year. We are raising this flag to coincide with Peel's Pride Week, which has been celebrated in July for 15 years.

Speakers for the Region's first flag-raising will include the Region of Peel's Chief Administrative Officer David Szwarc, Chief of Paramedic Services Peter Dundas and Councillor Barb Shaughnessy – on behalf of Chair Frank Dale.  Also, in attendance will be Peel Regional Police Chief Jennifer Evans and members of the Peel Pride Network.   A celebratory cake-cutting ceremony will follow.   

Region of Peel's First Flag-raising Event

When: July 9, 2018
Where: 10 Peel Centre Drive – Suite B outdoor patio
Time: 9:00 a.m. to 9:30 a.m.

Pride flags will also be flown at the following locations:

In Peel, our vision is to build a Community for Life – a place where everyone enjoys a sense of belonging. Working with You, we are building a community where diversity is embraced, and inclusivity is encouraged. We proudly raise the Pride flag, along with Mississauga, Brampton and Caledon, in recognition of Peel Pride.

~ Chief Administrative Office, David Szwarc.

Media Contacts:

Lisa Cox
Communications Specialist
Region of Peel
905.791-7800 x. 8232

The Region of Peel works with residents and partners to create a healthy, safe and connected Community for Life for approximately 1.5 million people and over 175,000 businesses in the cities of Brampton and Mississauga and the Town of Caledon. Peel's services touch the lives of residents every day. For more information about the Region of Peel, explore and follow us on Twitter @regionofpeel and Instagram