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Fritterfest '78, Multicultural Dance
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Title: Fritterfest '78, Multicultural Dance
Identifier: MC0403
Date of Original Photo: September 30, 1978
Image Type: Col photo, 15x10 cm.
Subject: Festivals - Ontario - Mississauga
Donor: Maurice J. Pinto
Location: Port Credit Memorial Park

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Description: MMI Czechoslovak dancers, sponsored by the Czechoslovak Newcomers Club, participate in Fritterfest '78. Their manager is Mike Janecek. Fritterfest 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.
Agency: Mississauga Library System