smART Ride Contest
BikeBrampton and The Rose Brampton held the smART Ride Winners Showcase,
a virtual announcement and presentation of winning submissions from our smART Ride Contest on April 19, 2021 at 7:30pm.
Enjoy reflections from the winning contestants about their inspiration and what biking means to them, as well as insights from our esteemed panelists on why they selected these pieces with this YouTube video presentation.
The smART Ride Contest & Winners Showcase has been presented by BikeBrampton and The Rose Brampton, as part of the Community Cycling Program (CCP), and recipient of the Advance Brampton Fund. BikeBrampton partners with Punjabi Community Health Services (PCHS) to deliver the Region of Peel’s CCP.
and the Winners are:
Jason Mukhi Singh
#smARTridebrampton @therosebrampton @bikebrampton
Our Esteemed Panelists:
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 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 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
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. firstname.lastname@example.org
Critical Mass Ride stops for photo op at Norbert Augustine’s cycling murals on Vivian Lane. Group of BikeBrampton members and our mascot, Oakley. Photo credit: Dayle Laing