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A Tale of Two Cities: Mississauga and Kariya, Japan Celebrate 30 Years of Sister City Relationship

Sep 22, 2011

Mayor Hazel McCallion, Members of Council and Mayor Takenaka, Kariya, Japan, will be commemorating the 30th Anniversary Sister City Relationship, at an appreciation ceremony in Mississauga’s Kariya Park on September 27th. Mayor Takenaka, will be presenting the residents of Mississauga with a mosaic piece of art, depicting the memories that have transpired between the two cities, for over three decades.

WHEN:
Tuesday, September 27, 2011
Ceremony: 3 to 4 p.m.

WHERE:
Kariya Park,
Webb Drive,
Mississauga, Ontario
(Burnhamthorpe Road West and Hurontario Street)

WHY:
Twinning programs can play a part in the promotion of good will between cities and their nations, through cultural, sports or educational exchanges. The success of
twinning programs is dependent on the ability of each city able to meet the needs and expectations of the other, on a continuing basis.

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:
Maureen Ellis
Senior Communications Advisor, Protocol
Phone: 905-615-3200 x4203
TTY:    905-896-5151
Email:   maureen.ellis@mississauga.ca


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