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Celebrate Tradition and New Beginnings at the 2015 Mayor's New Year's Day Levee

Dec 21, 2014

MISSISSAUGA, December 22, 2014 - Celebrate the start of a new year at Mississauga’s annual Mayor’s New Year’s Day Levee.

Meet and greet Mayor Bonnie Crombie and Members of Council, skate on Mississauga Celebration Square’s outdoor ice rink and enjoy performances by local entertainment.

What: 36th Annual Mayor’s New Year’s Day Levee
When: Thursday, January 1, 2015, 2 – 4 p.m.
2 – 2:15 p.m. Opening Ceremony
2:15 – 3:15 p.m. Meet and greet with Mayor Crombie and Members of Council
3:45 p.m. Photo opportunity of Mayor Crombie on ice rink
10 a.m. - 4 p.m. Free public skate (weather permitting)
Where: Mississauga Civic Centre
Meet and greet will take place inside the Council Chamber
300 City Centre Drive
Who: Mayor Bonnie Crombie and Members of Council


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About the Levee

The tradition of the Mayor’s Levee began in the 18th century, during the reign of King Louis XIV.  To show the sovereign belonged to the people, the King would invite only gentlemen to enter his bedroom on New Year’s Day and watch him awake and begin serving the public in the new year.  The Royal Governor of New France later brought this custom to Canada. 


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Maureen Ellis
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City of Mississauga
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