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Fritterfest '78, Awards Ceremony
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Title: Fritterfest '78, Awards Ceremony
Identifier: MC0332
Date of Original Photo: 1978
Image Type: Col Photo, 12.5x9 cm
Subject: Festivals - Ontario - Mississauga
Donor: Maurice J. Pinto

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Description: Maurice J. Pinto, secretary of the Peel Multicultural Council, holds the first prize trophy presented by Mayor Hazel McCallion for the Council's multicultural float at Fritterfest '78. The float was one of 30 entries in a parade that began at City Hall and went down Hurontario Street to Port Credit Memorial Park on Saturday, September 30. Fritterfest '78 celebrated Mississauga's fourth birthday and was organized by a committee chaired by Harold Shipp. It began on Friday night with an opening ceremony and fireworks at Square One. Olive Ball was named Mrs. Sauga for creating the best fritters. The parade on Saturday attracted an estimated 28.000 onlookers and was followed by continuous entertainment as well as games and displays from more than 80 local clubs. A celebrity hockey match took place that evening in Port Credit Arena and an estimated 20,000 attended the Monte Carlo night at Square One. Sunday's events included an ecumenical church service and finals of the sports tournaments. "Fritterfest" was the forerunner of Mississauga's "Carassauga" festival.
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