Jun 27, 2011
Celebrate Canadas 144th birthday with a dynamic line-up of free live
performances including family friendly Fairly OddParents, rockers These Kids Wear Crowns, pop
artist Fefe Dobson, and chart-topping Shawn Desman on the newly-renovated Mississauga
This is a very exciting Canada Day for the City of Mississauga, said Mayor Hazel
McCallion. We are proud to present a first-rate event on our new state-of-the-art
Mississauga Celebration Square. We are open for business and ready to let the
I'm excited to perform at Mississauga Celebration Square on Canada Day, said headline
performer Shawn Desman. Its going to be an amazing time! Ill be performing some of my
older hits as well as songs off my new album, Fresh. I look forward to celebrating this holiday
with my fans."
Schedule of Events
10:30 a.m. Citizenship Court
Join Mayor McCallion, Members of Council and presiding Judge Mina Yung-Fung as they welcome
more than 100 of Canadas newest citizens during the annual Canada Day Citizenship Court
Ceremony being held in the Council Chamber at 10:30 a.m.
1 p.m. Official Ceremony
Canada Day festivities on Mississauga Celebration Square get underway with the official
ceremony, hosted by Global Torontos Bill Coulter and including Mayor Hazel McCallion, Members
of Council and special guests.
Following the official ceremony, the City will welcome special guests from Kariya, Japan,
who are attending to mark the 30th anniversary of their sister city relationship
with Mississauga. The guests will give a special performance following the official
1 10 p.m. Live Entertainment and Family Activities
Free family-friendly afternoon activities and performances include:
Aerial cirque show
Art, dance, and fusion performances
Evening entertainment on the main stage features:
Rockers These Kids Wear Crowns
Pop artist Fefe Dobson
Chart-topping Shawn Desman
Fireworks extravaganza at 10:15 p.m.
and much more!
CanadaDay Road Closures and MiWay Special Offer
Road closures will be in effect in and around Mississauga City Centre from June 30 July
1. Please refer to the Canada Day
website for full details. Limited public parking will be available at the Living Arts
Centre underground lot.
Patrons are encouraged to take MiWay to
the Square on Canada Day. MiWay is offering a Buy One, Get One Free special, allowing
fare-paying passengers (using cash, tickets or passes) to bring a companion on board for free
all day on July 1, 2011. In addition, children (Grades 1 - 8) can ride free all day on
Canada Day when accompanied by a fare paying passenger.
Celebrations Across the City
Port Credit and Streetsville are also hosting Canada Day
celebrations on July 1. For more information on these events, visit the event
Canada Day is the kick off to the My Mississauga Summer Series - the Citys summer line-up
of free events on the Square. Located outside of Mississauga Civic Centre in the downtown
core, Mississauga Celebration Square is a vibrant state-of-the-art multi-media event
destination. The newly renovated Square will be host to a dynamic line-up of year-round free
outdoor events and festivals that showcase arts, cultural diversity and entertainment.
For full event details on Canada Day celebrations on Mississauga Celebration Square, visit
or call 3-1-1, if outside of City limits, call 905-615-4311.
Please contact Lindsay Litzenberger at 905.615.3200 x4073 for Canada Day performer interview
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