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Photograph - Bicycle Rodeo
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Title: Photograph - Bicycle Rodeo
Identifier: 2006.4.43.3
Donor: City of Mississauga
Item Date: 1978 1985
Creation Date: 2012
Location: Bradley Museums

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Description: A colour photograph with small rounded corners. Photograph of a group of people with the Mayor and some city councillors riding bicycles at what looks to be Applewood Plaza. Mayor Hazel McCallion is standing behind a red cart and is wearing a brown jacket. Councillor Frank Bean is standing near the Mayor, and he is wearing a yellow and white printed dress and a dirty blond, female wig.

According to City employee Julie Stephens, the City organized bicycle rodeo races to be held at various locations, such as City Hall and Applewood Plaza, to raise money for the United Way.

United Way of Peel has been helping the local communities of Caledon, Brampton and Mississauga since its inception in 1967. United Way of Canada came into being with the Community Chests and Councils division of the Canadian Welfare Council formed in 1939 to deal with issues of health and welfare planning during the Great Depression. In 1975 it adopted the United Way name. The United Way of Peel in actively involved in sponsoring conferences, workshops and seminars on various social issues, and its research has helped to create services in Peel such as Interim Place for battered woman, Our Place Peel for homeless youth, and Mississauga Community Legal Services. The City of Mississauga is actively involved with raising money for the United Way by hosting and organizing several fundraising events with employees and the public.
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