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Culture Division, Recreation and Parks and Carassauga feature Dumpling Festival

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, Mississauga’s 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 Carassauga’s Dumpling Festival allows residents to experience new cultures through the best possible way – the enjoyment of food."


What:
International Home & Garden Show featuring Carassauga’s 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.)


When:
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.

Where:
International Centre, Hall 2
6900 Airport Road
Mississauga


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 and www.internationalhomeshow.ca

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.

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Media Contact:
Lindsay Noronha
Public Affairs Consultant
City of Mississauga
905-615-3200 ext. 5053
lindsay.noronha@mississauga.ca

TTY: 905-896-5151






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