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Celebrate Tradition - Mayor's 2014 New Year's Day Levee

Dec 19, 2013

Celebrate the start of a new year at the annual Mayor's New Year's Day Levee at Mississauga Civic Centre. Meet and greet Mayor Hazel McCallion and Members of Council, enjoy a free public skate on Mississauga Celebration Square's outdoor ice rink and local entertainment.

What:    

35th Annual Mayor's New Year's Day Levee
  
When:     

Wednesday, January 1, 2014, 2 – 4 p.m.  

2 – 2:15 p.m.  Opening Ceremony 
    
2:15 – 3:15 p.m.  Meet and greet with Mayor McCallion and
Members of Council

2 - 4 p.m.  Free public skate*

Where:    

Mississauga Civic Centre
300 City Centre Drive 
(Burnhamthorpe Road West and Duke of York Boulevard)
Meet and greet will take place inside the Council Chamber

Who:  

Mayor Hazel McCallion and Members of Council 

*Skating is weather permitting.

For more information on the Mayor's New Year's Day Levee, visit www.mississauga.ca.

Levee Historical Background

The tradition of the Mayor’s Levee began in the 18th Century during the reign of King Louis XIV.  To show the sovereign belonged to the people, the King would invite only gentlemen to enter his bedroom on New Year’s Day and watch him awake to begin serving the public in the new year.  The Royal Governor of New France later brought this custom to Canada. 

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

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Media Contact:
Maureen Ellis
Senior Advisor, Protocol
City of Mississauga
905-615-3200 ext. 4203
Maureen.ellis@mississauga.ca
TTY: 905-896-5151






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