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Celebrating 40 Years - City of Mississauga's 40th Anniversary - 1974 to 2014

Jan 15, 2014

This year, the City of Mississauga will be marking its 40th anniversary.  Residents will be encouraged to join in activities that honour the past and celebrate this milestone.

The year-long celebration begins with an interactive exhibit: The City of Mississauga, 1974 to 2014: 40 years, 40 sagas, presented by the Museums of Mississauga.  The exhibit commemorates the incorporation of the City of Mississauga on January 1, 1974.  The exhibit features photographs, artifacts and the ability to learn more through an interactive website.  The City of Mississauga’s growth, achievements and commitment to excellence are showcased through 40 stories or “sagas” – one for each year.

The exhibit will be on display at:

  • Mississauga Civic Centre, Great Hall until February 18.  Special children’s programming related to the exhibit will be offered on Family Day, February 17. 
  • Benares Visitor’s Centre from May 2 to June 15
  • Meadowvale Theatre from November 3 to December 15

To learn more about the exhibit, visit the website www.40years40sagas.com, call 905-615-4860 or follow #40years40sagas.  Residents, who are interested in donating items to the Museums of Mississauga, can email museums.collections@mississauga.ca or call
905-615-4860 ext. 2109 to discuss the item and the process with museum staff.

Residents will also be able to celebrate Mississauga’s 40th anniversary at Mississauga libraries through book and art displays as well as the “Mississauga Moments” postings on the library’s Facebook and Twitter pages.

Information about the City of Mississauga’s 40th anniversary can be found on the City’s website and will be shared on the City’s Twitter and Facebook channels.

Twitter: It's Mississauga's 40th Anniversary! Explore the stories of our past & celebrate with us: www.40years40sagas.com  #40years40sagas 
 
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:
Laurel Schut
Manager, Corporate Communications (A)
Phone: 905-615-3200 x5832
TTY:    905-896-5151
Email:   laurel.schut@mississauga.ca


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