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Summer is the Season for Culture in Mississauga

Jul 02, 2013

Culture is heating up in Mississauga this summer with activities taking place all season throughout the City.

"Creativity buzzes through Mississauga every day and this season is no exception," said Susan Burt, director, Culture Division. "From outdoor live music and theatre performances to family-friendly fun at our museums, Mississauga is the place to be this summer."

Summer Fun Activities
For all activities except Teddy Bear's Picnic, guests are encouraged to bring their own lawn chairs or blankets.

Sunset Concert Series

What: Live music by the water all summer long
When: Sunday evenings starting July 7, 6:30 p.m. to sunset
Where: Port Credit Memorial Park, Lakeshore and Stavebank Rd., Mississauga
Cost: Free
Details: Scheduled performances include:
* July 7, Mississauga Pops Concert Band
* July 14, The 3 Dads
* July 21, Mississauga Big Band Jazz Ensemble
* July 28, Mississauga Swing Band
* August 4, Little Peter and the Elegants
* August 11, Latintrain
* August 25, SHE


On the Verandah Summer Concert Series

What: Live music on the front verandah of Benares Historic House
When: Friday evenings in July and August, 7:30 pm
Where: Benares Historic House, 1507 Clarkson Road North, Mississauga
Cost: Pay-what-you-can donations collected by the Friends of the Museums of Mississauga
Details: Scheduled performances include:
* July 5, Don Ablett and Brent Cooper, Folk Music
* July 12, Denise Leslie, Jazz vocalist
* July 19, Viva Trio, Flute, Clarinet, Cello
* July 26, Rob Tardik, Smooth Jazz
* August 2, Subhadra Vijhaykumar, South Indian Classica Violin
* August 9, Licorice Allsorts Clarinet Quartet
* August 16, Sandy Marie and Guy Breau, Guitar and Vocals
* August 23, Age of Reason, 60's, 70's, 80's Folk Music
* August 30, deVah, Electric Violin and Cello


Driftwood Theatre Presents The Odyssey

What: Driftwood Theatre Group presents three outdoor performances of The Odyssey, adapted from Homer by Winnipeg playwright, Rick Chafe
When/Where: Performances will take place at two Mississauga museums:
* July 20 and 21, Bradley Museum, 1620 Orr Rd., 7:30 p.m.
* August 16, Leslie Log House, 4415 Mississauga Rd., 7:30 p.m.
Cost: Pay-what-you-can (Suggested payment, $15/person)


Teddy Bear's Picnic

What: Nineteenth Annual Teddy Bear's Picnic
When: Noon to 4 pm, Sunday, July 28, 2013
Where: Benares Historic House, 1507 Clarkson Rd., N, Mississauga
Cost: $15 (plus tax) per family
Details: Fun for the whole family with activities including the following:
* Historic games, crafts, face painting and storytelling
* Credit Valley Hospital's Teddy Bear Clinic
* Performance by Turkey Rhubarb
* Old fashioned candy shoppe
* Teddy Bear scavenger hunt
* Teddy Bear parade at 3 p.m.


Lake Aquitaine Summer Series

What: Outdoor live music performance
When: July 28, August 11 and 25, 3 to 5 p.m.
Where: Lake Aquitaine Park, 2750 Aquitaine Ave. Behind Meadowvale Community Centre
Cost: Free
Details: Scheduled performances include:
* July 28, Shyann
* August 11, Aukland
* August 25, The Rob Tardik Band


More Information
For additional details on the summer activities listed above, visit the Culture Division webpage.

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 focusing on delivering services, implementing its Strategic Plan, delivering value for money and maintaining infrastructure.

Media Contact:
Lindsay Noronha
Communications Advisor, Community Services
City of Mississauga
905-615-3200 ext. 5053
Lindsay.noronha@mississauga.ca
TTY: 905-896-5151






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