Jun 23, 2010
The City of Mississauga is celebrating Canada Day at City Centre on July 1 with an exciting
lineup of free live performances including country star Marshall Dane, pop star Eva Avila and
Canadian music icon Gord Downie and the Country of Miracles, followed by a fireworks
extravaganza sponsored by Metro.
Canada Day is one of our most significant events of the year, said Mayor Hazel
McCallion. The growth of this event reflects the growth of our city; its what
makes Mississauga a place where people choose to be on Canada Day.
Join Mayor Hazel McCallion, Members of Council and presiding Judge Mina Yung-Fung as they
welcome 100 of Canadas newest citizens during the annual Canada Day Citizenship Court
Ceremony being held in the Council Chamber at 10:30 a.m.
Canada Day festivities get underway at 1 p.m. with emcee Global News Reporter Antony
Free kids activities presented by Square One Shopping Centre include:
- The Magic of Rick Rossini
- SplashN Boots
- Face painting
- Rock climbing wall
- Mini-car circuit
Activities at the Living Arts Centre include:
- Slam Jam Air and Extreme Trampoline Show
- Aristov Acrobats
Official Ceremony and Live Entertainment:
The official ceremony will take place on the main stage at 5 p.m. with Mayor Hazel McCallion,
and Members of Council.
Following the official ceremony, the evening portion will feature live performances on the
main stage, featuring:
- Mike Bullard
- Country star Marshall Dane
- Pop star Eva Avila
- Canadian music icon Gord Downie and the Country of Miracles
-A fireworks display sponsored by Metro, with the soundtrack broadcast live on CINA 1650 AM
We are thrilled to present another exciting Canada Day celebration at Mississauga City
Centre this year, said Carolyn Parrish, Ward 6 Councillor and Canada Day Steering
Committee Chair. The committee has been working hard over the past several months,
along with our sponsors and community partners, to bring Mississaugans an all-day, free,
fun-filled celebration. I am also proud to say the City is once again supporting local
charities. This year, Mississauga Hockey League Play-More Program and the Islamic Circle
of North America (ICNA) Relief Food Bank will receive donations.
The Canada Day Committee is an advisory committee of Council which makes recommendations to
Council on matters relating to fundraising, coordination and programming for the Canada Day
celebration at the City of Mississauga Civic Centre.
Canada Day will kick-off My
Mississauga, the Citys summer-long festival of free events, activities and concerts
for the entire family to enjoy.
Celebrations Across the City:
Malton, Port Credit and Streetsville are also hosting Canada Day
celebrations on July 1. For more information on these events, visit the event
Road Closure Information
Road closures will be in effect in and around Mississauga City Centre from June 30 July
1. Please refer to the Mississauga Canada Day website for full details. Limited public
parking will be available at Square One Shopping Centre. Patrons are encouraged to use
alternate means of transportation to get around on Canada Day.
Green Ways to Get to Canada Day:
- Mississauga Transit is offering free transit
on Canada Day from 7 a.m. to midnight to make it easy for patrons to get around the city.
Transit will run on holiday service and is available for all routes, except Route 88.
- Bike racks will also be available at the event.
- A list of cycling routes to City Centre can be found at www.mississaugacycling.ca
For full event details on Mississaugas Canada Day celebrations, visit www.mississauga.ca/canadaday.
As Canada's sixth largest city, Mississauga is home to 730,000 residents and 55,000
businesses, including 61 Fortune 500 companies with Canadian head offices or major divisional
head offices. A diverse, progressive and award-winning municipality located on the shores of
Lake Ontario in the heart of the Greater Toronto Area, Mississauga is one of Greater Toronto's
Top 90 Employers for 2010. Enhancing its citizens quality of life by providing superior
services, revitalizing its infrastructure and conserving the environment, Mississauga is
committed to innovation, operational excellence and fiscal responsibility which is reflected in
its motto: "Leading Today for Tomorrow."
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