05/05/2016 3:16 PM
While the month of April saw the end of the 2015-16 ECHL season on the ice, the Brampton Beast turned their attention to being active in the community.
Boost your juice!
The Beast kicked off their offseason at Brampton’s newest Booster Juice location in Credit Ridge at 9525 Mississauga Rd., helping them kick off their Grand Opening on Saturday, April 23. Beast mascot Boomer as well as Beast staff and supporters came out in droves to enjoy a fresh and nutritious treat!
Welcome to Brampton, Harjit Sajjan!
Saturday, April 23 proved to be a busy day for the Beast Community Team as they headed to Chandni Banquet Hall at 125 Chrysler Drive in Brampton to welcome Canada’s Defense Minister, Harjit Sajjan, to Brampton.
Sajjan, a decorated military veteran, came to Brampton for the first time since being elected in 2015 and the Beast were there to help welcome him to the Flower City.
He was in Brampton speaking primarily to schoolchildren about the importance of self-esteem and confidence. Mr. Sajjan is an important figure to Canadians and Bramptonians alike. He is a proud symbol to all Canadians as a decorated military veteran, having served as regimental commander in Afghanistan while serving with the Canadian Armed Forces.
Breaking Barriers at EMERGE 2016
On April 26, the Beast were present at the 2016 EMERGE Conference - an event they sponsored. The EMERGE Conference, presented by the University of Guelph-Humber’s graduating media studies students, showcased media professionals who shared their own personal stories, inspiring other to breaking barriers!
24 hours of hockey? We’re there!
On April 30, the Beast were out in full force at the Smilezone Foundation’s 24-Hour Hockey Tournament, which took place at Oakville’s Joshua’s Creek Arena.
The Smilezone Foundation’s mission is to create, build and transform areas in hospitals, private treatment and development centres, and children’s clinics in order to improve the lives of children facing illness, disabilities, and physical and emotional obstacles.
The Beast got involved in a big way and sent Boomer as well as staff and supporters to the arena to help raise awareness to this worthwhile cause.
Even Beast forward Luc-Olivier Blain showed up to lend his support and even participated in the tournament, having fun while raising awareness.
What’s to Come?
The month of May has already been a busy one for the Beast and will get even busier with several exciting events just around the corner. The City of Brampton is hosting several events during the month of May and the Beast plan to be front and centre!
Stayed tuned to find out where the Beast will be!
Sunday, May 1 - Brampton Mandarin MS Walk - Heart Lake Secondary School - 7:30am - 12:30pm
Wednesday, May 4 - McHappy Day – McDonalds (2450 Queen Street East) – 4:00pm – 7:00pm
Saturday, May 7 – Cram a Van – Fortinos (60 Quarry Edge Dr.) - 10am – 2pm
Saturday, May 7 – Clark Blvd. 50th Anniversary – 201 Clark Blvd. – 11am – 2pm
Monday, May 9 – Canada 55+ Games Opening - Chinguacousy Park Curling Club – 4:00pm – 7:00pm
Friday, May 13 - Fuel for Kids - Brisdale Fortinos (35 Worthington Ave, Brampton) - 4:00pm - 7:00pm
Saturday, May 14 - Police and Community Fun Day - Peel Regional Police Station (180 Derry Rd East, Mississauga) - 10:00am - 3:00pm
Friday, May 20 - Brampton Northwest Connects/PDSB – Cassie Campbell Community Centre – 9:30am
Friday, May 27 - Parachute’s Safe Kids Week - Century Gardens
Sunday, May 29 - Rib N’ Roll - Gage Park - 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Sunday, May 29 - Movin’ 4 Kids - Lakeside Park - 12:30pm - 2:00pm
Monday, May 30 - Bike Too Work Day - Garden Square - 7:30am - 9:00am