Mar 24, 2011
The City of Mississauga and Carassauga are partnering to feature Carassauga's Dumpling
Festival at the International Home & Garden Show from March 31 to April 3. This new festive
cultural event also showcases a sneak preview of Carassauga, Mississaugas Festival of Cultures
taking place June 3 to 5.
"Cultural events enhance the quality of life in our city and showcase the diversity we
have to offer," said Stephanie Myhal, City of Mississauga supervisor, Arts and Culture
Programs. "The Dumpling Festival and Carassauga have something for every taste and we hope
everyone is able to join us at the show and try something new."
"Mississauga residents have shown us how important our cultural roots are to them,"
said Linda Siutra, executive director, Carassauga Festival Inc. "Participating in
Carassaugas Dumpling Festival allows residents to experience new cultures through the best
possible way the enjoyment of food."
International Home & Garden Show featuring Carassaugas Dumpling Festival
The countries featured during the festival will change daily allowing for representation from
the largest number of cultural expressions possible. A plate of dumplings will cost four
dollars with all proceeds supporting Carassauga pavilions. Cultural entertainment will also be
staged at the following times: Thursday and Friday evenings at 7 p.m., Saturday (12 p.m., 2
p.m., 4 p.m. and 6 p.m.) and Sunday (1:30 p.m., 3 p.m. and 5 p.m.)
Thursday, March 31, 2011 11 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Friday, April 1, 2011 Saturday, April 2, 2011 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Sunday, April 3, 2011 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Please note that Carassauga Dumplings can be purchased all weekend at the International Home
and Garden Show from 12 p.m. to 7 p.m. daily.
International Centre, Hall 2
6900 Airport Road
Visit the City of Mississauga's Arts and Culture website for updates on this event and other
activities happening around the community: www.mississauga.ca/culture
For more information about the Carassauga Festival and the International Home and Garden Show,
visit their websites at www.carassauga.com
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 "Leading Today for Tomorrow" by
focussing on delivering services, implementing its Strategic Plan, delivering value for money,
maintaining infrastructure and continuing to be an employer of choice.
Public Affairs Consultant
City of Mississauga
905-615-3200 ext. 5053