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Celebrate Local Artistry: Culture Days Comes to Mississauga September 24-26

Sep 20, 2010

Local artists, creators, historians, architects and designers are set to showcase their handiwork at over 20 free events this weekend during the first-ever Culture Days Mississauga  

“Mississauga’s arts and culture community is rich in talent and innovation,” said Susan Burt, director, Culture Division.  “Culture Days is a great opportunity to cultivate and strengthen the artistic and historic fabric of our city.  Celebrations like this help define Mississauga as a premier culture destination.”

What: Culture Days Mississauga Kick-off Celebration
• Mingle with artists, creators, historians, architects, curators and designers as we kick off a weekend-long celebration offering free, hands-on interactive activities
• Enjoy a sampling of local music mixed by “pick-apart/put back together record thieves” Dj Zedvantz & Tha FREQ

When: Friday, September 24, 2010
         
  11 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

Where: Mississauga Civic Centre, Great Hall
           300 City Centre Drive
           (Duke of York Blvd. and Princess Royal Dr.)

Over 20 free community events, including poetry events, art exhibitions, heritage tours, dance and a wearable art showcase are being held throughout the city all weekend long. Events are organized and presented by artists and organizations participating in Culture Days. For full event listings in Mississauga, visit www.mississauga.ca/culture or www.culturedays.ca

Culture Days is a collaborative pan-Canadian volunteer movement to raise the awareness, accessibility, participation and engagement of all Canadians in the arts and cultural life of their communities. Culture Days represents Canada’s largest arts and culture public participation campaign and was inspired by Journées de la culture, produced by Culture pour tous in Québec since 1997. 

As Canada’s sixth largest city, Mississauga is home to 734,000 residents and 55,000 businesses, including 63 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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