Announcing the smART ride contest!

In partnership with BikeBrampton, The Rose is celebrating the beauty of the bicycle through ART. Through dance, poetry, visual art, monologue, music, comedy or the artistic medium of your choice, submit an artistic piece that celebrates cycling for your chance to WIN!

Whether you are moved by the thrill of racing the wind; taking control of your commute to work; the joy of exploring nooks and crannies of Brampton’s valley trails; or simply the satisfaction of a carbon fiber frame over a carbon footprint, we want to know what it is about cycling that INSPIRES you!

So, put on your thinking cap along with your helmet, and show the world how spokes and wheels speak to you! Contest closes November 30, 2020.

The prize is a feedback session with contest panelists, and a virtual showcase. Winners will receive an honorarium of $200 for their participation in the virtual showcase.

#smARTridebrampton  @therosebrampton  @bikebrampton


smART Ride Contest announcement – Punjabi

Terms and Conditions:

The specific rules set out in these Terms & Conditions apply to the Promotion. By entering the Promotion, entrants agree to be bound by these Terms & Conditions.

The promoter is The Rose Brampton, whose registered address is 1 Theatre Ln, Brampton, ON (“Promoter”). The other Promoter is BikeBrampton, whose registered address is PCHS, 50 Sunny Meadow Blvd., Unit 207, Brampton, ON L6R 1X5.

Employees of the Promoter, and their immediate family members, The Rose volunteers, and any person professionally associated with the Promoter (or members of their immediate family) may not participate in the Promotion.

To be eligible to participate in the Promotion:

  1. The Promotion will commence on Thursday, October 22, 2020. The closing date for receipt of entries is 23:59 (EST) on Monday, November 30, 2020 (“Closing Date”).
  2. The Promotion is open to residents of Canada (excluding residents of Quebec) who have reached the legal age of majority and have a valid email or phone number (an “Eligible Participant”).


  1. The prize is a feedback session with contest panelists, and a virtual showcase (“Prize”). Eligible Participants will receive an honorarium of $200 for the virtual showcase.
  2. Three (3) Prizes will be awarded in total to a three (3) Eligible Participants.
  3. The Prize is not transferable and there is no cash alternative. The Promoter reserves the right to substitute the Prize with an equivalent of equal or greater value at any time.


  1. An Eligible Participant will be automatically entered into the Promotion by submitting to BikeBrampton an original artistic work related to cycling, tagging @therosebrampton and @bikebrampton, and using hashtag #smARTridebrampton.
  2. Eligible Entries include General Video, Photography, Dance, Poetry, Spoken Word, Music or Writing. smART Ride Contest Submission Guidelines_FINAL
  3. Only one Entry can be made per Eligible Participant; additional entries made by the same Eligible Participant will not be accepted.
  4. All valid entries will be entered into a prize draw for a chance to win the Prize. Three prize winners will be chosen by a group of panelists based on selection criteria from all qualifying entries within two weeks of the Closing Date (“Winners”).
  5. The Winner will be notified by email and/or phone within two days of the Promoter’s selection.
  6. The Winners must contact the Promoter within one week of the notification date to claim the Prize (“Winner Confirmation”). The Winner will be then required to correctly answer a skill testing question. If the skill testing question is correctly answered, the Winner will be required to provide the Promoter with their full name, mailing address and contact information. If the Winner fails to claim the Prize, they will forfeit the Prize and another valid entry will be drawn.
  7. The Promoter will arrange for the Prize to be delivered to the Winner, based on the mailing address provided by the Winner.
  8. The Promoter reserves the right and has complete discretion to disqualify any Entry deemed unsuitable, inappropriate, explicit or offensive.
  9. The Promoter cannot accept responsibility for delayed or incorrectly submitted Entries.


  1. In all matters relating to the Promotion, the decision of the Promoter shall be final and no correspondence or discussion shall be entered into.
  2. The Promoter reserves the right to verify the eligibility of all participants and disqualify any participant that it has reasonable grounds to believe has breached any of the rules, including, but not limited to, falsifying any information submitted to or requested by the Promoter.
  3. The Promoter reserves the right to amend or terminate the Promotion at any time without notice. Any termination or amendment to the Promotion will be communicated to via social media.
  4. The artist grants The Corporation of the City of Brampton and Bike Brampton permission to use their artwork for promotional purposes. The artist will always be credited.

Submissions will be reviewed using the following criteria:

  1. Consideration for the emotional and intellectual connection of cycling, arts & culture and the environment.
  2. Principles of Design, for example: Contrast, Balance, Emphasis, Proportion, Hierarchy, Repetition, Rhythm, Pattern, White Space, Movement, Variety, Unity.
  3. Elements of Design, for example: Line, Shape, Space, Value, Colour, Texture.


Norbert Augustine  Kez Vicario-Robinson  Steven_Schipper_ROSE  Angela Boyer

Norbert Augustine

Norbert Augustine is perhaps best known locally for his 5 large murals depicting significant historical Brampton buildings and the evolution of the bicycle along Vivian Lane in downtown Brampton. Norbert has been working exclusively as an artist since 1994. In addition to his mural work Norbert works with glass, porcelain and a variety of stone materials & methods. His works have been commissioned by corporate clients, architects, designers and private collectors. @norbertaugustine on Facebook

Kez Vicario-Robinson

Kez was a facilitator and stand-up comedy artist for City of Brampton’s 2020 Arts for Change Workshop. Kez is queer, non-binary, and has been an artistic performer for the past 10 years. They are a stand-up comedian, and perform in Toronto, Waterloo Region, and surrounding areas. They have been featured in JFL42, Guelph Comedy Festival, and Canadian Festival of Spoken Word, along with Jokes at Janes, Gender Outlaws, The Making Box, Comic Sans, and others. In addition to regularly performing improv with their all-queer improv troupe Queerwax, they are also a member of The Making Box Battalion, the creator, producer, and performer for Queer-Prov, as well as working with the Canadian Improv Games, bringing improv education to youth all across the country. @kezvr on Instagram and Twitter

Steven Schipper

Steven is honoured to serve as Executive Artistic Director, Performing Arts, for the City of Brampton. Steven and his team are working toward establishing Brampton as a cultural crossroads, a city where artists and audiences of all ages, from all walks of life and from all of Brampton’s mosaic, gather together to celebrate our shared humanity.

Steven served for 30 years as Artistic Director at Royal Manitoba Theatre Centre, and directed plays across Canada and the United States, including at the Stratford and Shaw Festivals, and Mirvish Productions. In 2007, Steven received an Honorary Doctorate of Letters from the University of Winnipeg. In 2012, he was appointed to the Order of Canada, and was awarded the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Medal. In 2015, he received an Honorary Doctorate of Letters from the University of Manitoba. In 2019, Steven was appointed to the Order of Manitoba. Steven is Artistic Director Emeritus at Royal Manitoba Theatre Centre. @therosebrampton on Instagram, @RoseBrampton on Twitter, The Rose Brampton on Facebook

Angela Boyer

Mshimkehn Ense Kwe – Angela Boyer is Ojibway from the Mississauga First Nation #8, Member of the wolf clan. Angela is an advocate of Indigenous arts & culture.  In her younger years she has managed the Native Canadian Centre Calendar project with schools across Ontario. Angela currently works in the Peel community where she is a community builder for Indigenous arts and culture when she is not working in her role promoting wholistic wellness & economic development opportunities for the Indigenous community in Peel.  Angela is also a poet whose poetry honours the lives of Missing and Murdered Indigenous women +2S across Turtle Island.  Angela considers herself an artist of life.

Vivian Lane cycling murals

Critical Mass Ride stops for photo op at Norbert Augustine’s cycling murals on Vivian Lane. Group of BikeBrampton members and our mascot, Oakley.

Cycling at Rose Theatre

BikeBrampton has a history of proudly working with the Rose Theatre. In 2014, we assisted with the bicycle props on stage for the 8-80 presentation by Gil Penalosa.