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Council Approves Funding for 2013 Community Cultural Festivals and Celebrations Grant Program

Apr 10, 2013

Today, Mississauga City Council approved more than $529,400 in funding for the 2013 Community Cultural Festivals and Celebrations (CCFC) Grant Program.

"Access to quality festivals and celebrations is an essential part of a city's cultural infrastructure as it allows for the expression of culture and community," said Susan Burt, director, Culture Division. "The grant program is an important and meaningful way in which the City can support the growth and development of local culture."

Burt explained, the CCFC Grant Program aims to encourage the long-term growth and sustainability of citywide art, heritage and cultural festivals/celebrations; it supports a variety of festivals/celebrations offering a range of activities reflecting the city's many cultural traditions and practices.

Grant applications are reviewed based on established criteria, by a panel of independent assessors who are knowledgeable about festivals and other cultural activities in Mississauga.

Grants will be awarded to 11 Mississauga-based groups, as follows:

- Bollywood Monster Mashup - $21,741;
- Carassauga Festival $120,537;
- Fiesta Ng Kalayaan - $10,920;
- Malton Community Festival - $7,174;
- Mississauga Waterfront Festival - $118,656;
- MuslimFest - $35,088;
- Paint the Town Red - $43,432 ;
- Port Credit Busker Fest - $13,827;
- Southside Shuffle Blues and Jazz Festival - $113,729;
- Streetsville Canada Day - $7,130; and
- Streetsville Founders' Bread & Honey Festival - $37,203

As Canada's sixth largest city, Mississauga is home to 741,000 residents and more than 54,000 businesses, including more than 60 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 and maintaining infrastructure.


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City of Mississauga
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