For Immediate Release
Feb 8, 2016: Local community group Brampton Focus is making a major step forward for the residents of Brampton with the launch of an innovative thirty-minute televised show airing on Rogers Cable 10 in Brampton every Monday, starting Feb 15, 2016 at 4:30 pm. Full shows will also be available in their entirety on bramptonfocus.ca/tvshows and YouTube.
The show is hosted by the Gemini Award winner Michael A. Charbon and focuses on the people, issues and events that matter to Brampton and Peel Region. Brampton Focus Founding Director Don Mcleod says that “as a major Canadian city, it is embarrassing that Brampton relies almost exclusive on media outlets in Toronto to keep updated with what’s going at city hall and our local neighbourhoods. Our goal with everything that we are doing is to keep residents engaged so that Brampton becomes a thriving city for those that choose to live here”.
The group is tapping into a groundswell of volunteer resources that have emerged to help make the show a first class production. Paul Vicente, fellow Founding Director of the group says that “high quality video production that people want to watch requires a dedicated team that listens to viewers and works at constantly raising the bar”. Vicente adds that the group has been “humbled by the guests that have already participated in early tapings”, including Brampton Mayor Linda Jeffrey, local city councillor Gurpreet Dhillon, MPP Harinder Malhi and executives from the Brampton Board of Trade.
The show will give a fresh and relevant look at local issues and will rely on viewer input to gauge topic ideas for the show. The show airs every Monday at 4:30pm and repeats on Tuesday’s at 4:30pm. Residents, community groups, businesses and local leaders that have a suggestion for the show or want to inquire about sponsorship can contact:
About Brampton Focus
Brampton Focus is a community group that was formed after the 2014 municipal elections to keep residents engaged with the political process and to build momentum for city building initiatives in Brampton. The group organized an annual charity softball game that raised over $12,000 in its first year, conducted the city’s only all candidates federal debate in September 2015 and partnered with Mississauga Connects to deliver a 4 hour live web stream election night broadcast to Region of Peel residents in October 2015. The group has also built the city’s most engaged Facebook Group (Brampton Focus) and plans to dramatically extend its reach into all city neighbourhoods.