Apr 10, 2012
The City of Mississauga and event partners will celebrate National Youth Arts Week from May
1 to 7, 2012 through a series of youth led programs, performances, and exhibitions at various
sites along the historic Rebellion route of 1837.
"National Youth Arts Week is a great opportunity for the youth of Mississauga to get
involved and participate in various events and learn about Mississaugas history,"
said Susan Burt, director Culture Division. "A few of the programs that will take place
during the week are Janes Walks, a rebel themed exhibition at the Grange, hip hop at the
YMCA, the first ever TEDx youth conference at the University of Toronto Mississauga,
spontaneous theatre in surprise locations and much more."
For more information and to get involved visit www.mississauga.ca/portal/discover/youthartsweek
or contact Paola Poletto, arts supervisor Culture Division at 905-615-3200 extension
About Rebellion route of 1837
The historic Rebellion route cuts across the city, providing a diverse view of cultures,
lifestyles and urban densities. The route marks a heritage celebration as it was used in 1837
by William Lyon Mackenzie to escape the failed Rebellion that took place 175 years ago.
Mackenzie's flight from authorities took him through historic Mississauga following a rebel
uprising. The Rebellion of 1837 has become a famed part of Canada's history.
About Culture Division
The Culture Division was created in 2007 to foster growth and sustainability of culture in
Mississauga. Through its policy development, services, programs and partnership initiatives,
the Culture Division plays an integral role in the growth of the City for the 21st Century by
preserving, supporting and enhancing the artistic and historic fabric of Mississauga.
As Canada's sixth largest city, Mississauga is home to 738,000 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
and maintaining infrastructure.
Public Affairs Consultant
City of Mississauga
905-615-3200 ext. 5053