Mar 30, 2009
Mississauga festivals; Carassauga Festival of Cultures, Mississauga Waterfront Festival,
MuslimFest and Southside Shuffle Blues and Jazz Festival, were recognized by Festivals and
Events Ontario (FEO) as being amongst the Top 100 Festivals in the province.
"The City of Mississauga has many annual festivals that continue to grow and draw visitors
from other cities," said manager of Community Programs Sheila Wilson. "The City works
closely with community group organizers and the events have been fantastic."
The City of Mississauga has four grant programs to assist community groups: the Corporate Grant
Program, the Arts and Culture Grant Program, the Community Cultural Festivals and Celebrations
Grant Program, and the Capacity Building Grant Program.
FEO annually recognizes the provinces best festivals and events through its Top 100
Ontario Festivals program. The program recognizes best practices and innovation in events. The
awards were presented at the 2009 FEO Conference at the Holiday Inn Burlington Hotel and
Conference Centre held March 4 to 7, 2009.
In addition to the top festival recognition Mississauga also received two individual festival
awards: Mississauga Waterfront Festival for 'Best Media, Marketing and Promotional Campaign'
and 'Best Fundraising Idea', MuslimFest received the award for 'Best Virtual Campaign' and the
Southside Shuffle Blues and Jazz Festival received the award for 'Best Official Printed
For information on upcoming events visit the community events calendar at
Mississauga is Canada's sixth largest city with a population of more than 700,000. With
well-established infrastructure and state of the art facilities, the City is considered to be
an employer of choice, delivering quality municipal programs and services to its citizens.
Mississauga is a dynamic, diverse and progressive municipality, known for its economic strength
and for being Canada's safest city.
Team leader Media External Communications
City of Mississauga
905-615-3200 ext. 5046