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Photograph- Soccer at Serson Park, Lakeview
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Title: Photograph- Soccer at Serson Park, Lakeview
Identifier: 2006.4. 163.1
Donor: City of Mississauga
Item Date: 1975-1978
Creation Date: 2011
Location: Bradley Museum

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Description: A black and white photograph of men playing soccer. There are five men visible in the foreground who are playing and several other men in the background who are watching. One man is jumping and one is squatting to get the ball. There are also two towers and a parking lot with several cars behind the fenced field.

Photograph believed to be taken at Serson Park located at 1095 Fourth Street in the Lakeview area. The park was named in reference to nearby Serson Creek.

The first known soccer to be played in Canada took place in Toronto in fall of 1876. By 1912 The Dominion of Canada Football Association (Canadian Soccer Association) was formed and two years later received membership into the FIFA organization; Fédération internationale de football association. Since WWII the interest of soccer has increased for many emigrants who have come to settle in Canada and it remains a very popular participant sport today.

Locally in Mississauga various soccer clubs formed beginning the 1980s. These clubs include the Mississauga Soccer Club, Erin Mills Soccer Club, Streetsville-Meadowvale Soccer Club, Clarkson-Sheridan Soccer Club, Dixie Soccer Club and Malton Soccer Club. (Information taken from
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