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Photograph- Group of Boys and One Girl around a Foosball Table
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Title: Photograph- Group of Boys and One Girl around a Foosball Table
Identifier: 2006.4.7.7
Donor: City of Mississauga
Item Date: 1986
Creation Date: 2011
Location: Bradley Museum

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Description: Black and white glossy photo of a group of boys and one girl around a foosball table. Four boys are playing the game while all the other children are watching them play. The photo seems to have been taken from higher up as you can see the tops of all the heads of the children.

Since the 1950s, Recreation and Parks of Mississauga has "operated recreation programs to make the leisure time choices of Mississauga citizens more enjoyable and interesting." According to a slide show script from 1992, the recreation and parks division of Mississauga accommodate the entire city population with hundreds of programs and thousands of acres of parks. Moreover, there are many building facilities within the city, such as South Common Community Centre, Meadowvale Community Centre and many others where city citizens can go to participate in programs or to simply enjoy some free time. According to the same slide show script, "in the recreation program area, recreation and parks has eight specialized units. These specialists units are fitness, youth, aquatics, community recreation, arts, athletics, physical and seniors." In the picture above, the children are participating in a program part of the Recreation and Parks division, part of the youth specialist unit. (Recreation and Parks Department Script for Generic Slide Show, 1992, prepared November '90, by Russ Pooley).
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