On Tuesday, November 21, the City of Mississauga will join with the Government of Canada and the Mississaugas of the New Credit First Nation to officially unveil Conference at the Council House, a new addition to the City’s permanent public art collection in recognition of Canada 150.
Official unveiling of the public art piece, Conference at the Council House
- Mayor Bonnie Crombie and Members of Council
- Chief R. Stacey Laforme – Mississaugas of the New Credit First Nation
- Elder Garry Sault – Mississaugas of the New Credit First Nation
- Kris Noakes, President – Peel Aboriginal Network
- Hadley Howes, Artist – Studio of Received Ideas
- Dignitaries and special guests
Tuesday, November 21, 2017
3 p.m. Official Ceremony
Mississauga Celebration Square
By the artwork installation near the Glass Pavilion
Created by the artists Hadley Howes & Maxwell Stephens (Studio of Received Ideas), the artwork draws attention to the rich Indigenous history of the area and region that is now known as Mississauga. It features an artistic replica of the tower that tops the historic Council House, built 132 years ago, on the Mississauga of the New Credit First Nation Reserve in Hagersville. Thirty birds cast in bronze patinas will be placed on and around the tower to signify the diverse community that inhabits the area today.
The artwork is supported through a contribution of $199,000 from the Department of Canadian Heritage. Ce project a été rendu possible partie grâce au gouvernement du Canada.
For more information on Mississauga’s Canada 150 program, visit mississauga.ca/canada150.