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MEDIA INVITATION: Planting of Mississauga's Official Flower - 'Rosa Hazel McCallion' Rose Bush

Jun 18, 2009

Mayor Hazel McCallion, joined by Mississauga Board of Trade representatives Sheldon Leiba, President and CEO; Ellen McGregor 2009 Chair and Jake Dheer 2008 Chair, will plant Mississauga's official flower the 'Hazel McCallion Rose' into the City's rose garden located at the Civic Centre in the Queen Elizabeth II Jubilee Garden.

In the fall of 2007, Mississauga City Council endorsed the recommendation put forward by the Mississauga Board of Trade to officially adopt the 'Rosa Hazel McCallion' rose bush as Mississauga's official flower. With City Council's endorsement, Hortico Nurseries Inc., the official grower of the Rosa Hazel McCallion rose bush, began production of the new hybrid rose.

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What:
Mayor McCallion along with Mississauga Board of Trade representatives Sheldon Leiba, President and CEO; Ellen McGregor 2009 Chair and Jake Dheer 2008 Chair, planting the City of Mississauga's official flower - 'Rosa Hazel McCallion' rose bush.

When:
Monday, June 22, 2009
11 to 11:30 a.m.

Speakers:
Mayor Hazel McCallion, C.M.
Sheldon Leiba, President and CEO Mississauga Board of Trade
Ellen McGregor, 2009 Mississauga Board of Trade Chair
Jake Dheer, 2008 Mississauga Board of Trade Chair

Where:
Queen Elizabeth II Jubilee Garden
Mississauga Civic Centre
300 City Centre Drive
(Duke of York Boulevard and City Centre Drive. Parking is available underground at the Civic Centre.)

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.

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Related Links:
   Hazel McCallion Rose Backgrounder


Media Contact:
Laurel Schut
Manager, Corporate Communications (A)
Phone: 905-615-3200 x5832
TTY:    905-896-5151
Email:   laurel.schut@mississauga.ca


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