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Fritterfest '78, Mississauga Polish Alliance Float
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Title: Fritterfest '78, Mississauga Polish Alliance Float
Identifier: MC0327
Date of Original Photo: September 30, 1978
Image Type: Col Photo, 15x10 cm
Subject: Festivals - Ontario - Mississauga
Donor: Maurice J. Pinto

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Description: This float from Mississauga's Polish community was one of 30 floats that participated in the Fritterfest '78 parade. Beginning at City Hall, the route went down Hurontario Street to Port Credit Memorial Park. Winning entries were floats from the Peel Multicultural Council, Croatian Society and Mississauga Polish Alliance. 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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