Contrary to the stereotype, members of the Brampton Quilters’ Guild do not sit around a quilting frame sewing by hand at their monthly meetings. Rather, the 100 current members—grown from 14 at its founding in 1987 to as high as 160 at one time—get inspiration from quilting projects, quilting techniques, colour combinations, patterns, fabrics from guest speakers; browse the Guild’s extensive library; participate in workshops taught by expert quilters; take time to sew many items that are donated to charities; and socialize around food and drink, sharing tips and other information related to a shared love of quilting in all its forms . . .
Before Brampton’s Rose Theatre opened in 2006, the only theatre catering to the residents of Brampton was the Heritage Theatre on Main. The arrival of the Rose, its name a nod to Brampton’s past as Canada’s centre of flower-exporting, has made world-class entertainment available to Bramptonians in their own city . . .
When it comes to the arts: you can, and we are all a circle, connected. This is the reasoning behind the name ArtsCan Circle, an organization founded by professional harmonica player Mike Stevens . . .
Here In Bramptonis a quarterly online and print magazine currently in its first issue. It grew out of what publisher Robin J. Osbourne, who has fifteen years of marketing experience, saw to be the limited self-promotion opportunities available to Brampton businesses . . .