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Mississauga’s Memorial Cup Arrival and Veterans' Memorial Monument Re-dedication

May 17, 2011

The City of Mississauga celebrates the arrival of the Memorial Cup and official re-dedication of the City's Veterans' Memorial on Mississauga Celebration Square Thursday, May 19.

"We are making the arrival of the Memorial Cup part of Mississauga's history by welcoming it with our re-dedication of our Veterans' Memorial," said Mayor Hazel McCallion. "This is an historic moment for Mississauga; as we are unveiling our special monument honouring the sacrifices made by our veterans. Mississauga is the first City in the GTA to host the MasterCard Memorial Cup at our very own Hershey Centre."

Who:
Mayor Hazel McCallion, C.M., LL.D.
Members of Mississauga City Council
Family of Trooper Marc Diab
City of Mississauga City Manager and CAO, Janice Baker
Canadian Hockey League President, David Branch
Military Representative
Sheldon Plener, Governor of the Mississauga St. Michael's Majors
Michael Ciufo, performing 'O Canada'

What:
Arrival of Memorial Cup at Credit Village Marina at 11 a.m. and ceremony with re-dedication of Veterans’ Memorial at the north end of Mississauga Celebration Square at 11:30 a.m.

Photo opportunities: Credit Village Marina and Celebration Square

Media interview opportunities: Mississauga Celebration Square only

The Memorial Cup will arrive on the shores of Port Credit aboard the Peel Regional Police Marine Unit with Mayor Hazel McCallion and CHL President, Dave Branch. From there, dignitaries will accompany the Memorial Cup to Mississauga Celebration Square via motorcade procession featuring Mississauga Fire and Emergency Services vehicles, a Peel Regional Police vintage cruiser, Peel Regional Police Motorcycle Units and Canadian Armed Forces vehicles. The motorcade will travel north on Hurontario Street to Mississauga Celebration Square at the Civic Centre.

When:
Thursday, May 19, 2011

• 11 a.m. – Credit Village Marina Arrival
12 Stavebank Road
(Hurontario Street and Lakeshore Road West)

• 11:30 a.m. – Mississauga Celebration Square Event
Mississauga Celebration Square (at the Civic Centre)
300 City Centre Drive
(Burnhamthorpe Road and Duke of York BLVD)

About the Memorial Cup and 2011 MasterCard Memorial Cup Tournament
The Mississauga St. Michael's Majors and the City of Mississauga host the 2011 MasterCard Memorial Cup May 19 to 29 at the Hershey Centre. The Memorial Cup has been awarded to the top junior hockey team in Canada since 1919. The trophy was originally known as the Ontario Hockey Association Memorial Cup and was donated by the association in March 1919, in remembrance of the many soldiers who paid the supreme sacrifice for Canada in the First World War. During the 2010 MasterCard Memorial Cup in Brandon, Manitoba, the Memorial Cup was rededicated to honour all soldiers who died fighting for Canada in any conflict. For details visit: www.mississauga.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:
Catherine Monast
Senior Communications Advisor, Transportation & Works
Phone: 905-615-3200 x5046
TTY:    905-896-5151
Email:   catherine.monast@mississauga.ca


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