Entertainment and activities | January 7, 2020
Mississauga residents are invited to meet Mayor Bonnie Crombie, Members of Council and local dignitaries at the annual Mayorâ€™s New Yearâ€™s Levee this Sunday. The levee is an annual tradition connecting the public with the cityâ€™s elected officials. Those attending will have an opportunity to have their photo taken with the Mayor and hear more about Councilâ€™s plans for the year ahead.
Enjoy entertainment by Raptors 905â€™s very own, DJ Andre 905, outside on the Upper Square and a performance by Mississauga Poet Laureate, Paul Edward Costa; this yearâ€™s event emcee is Mississauga Youth Poet Laureate, Pujita Verma. The day will be filled with family-friendly fun including face painting and a childrenâ€™s activity with the Art Gallery of Mississauga. Also, be sure to take part in the free DJ skate party on Mississauga Celebration Square, the community information fair in the Great Hall and more!
2020 Mayorâ€™s New Yearâ€™s Levee
Sunday, January 12, 2020
Mississauga Civic Centre
300 City Centre Drive
The meet and greet will take place inside Council Chamber
The information fair will take place in the Great Hall
Skating will take place outside on Celebration Square.
The Mayorâ€™s Levee is a tradition that dates back to the 17th century, during the reign of King Louis XIV. To show the monarch belonged to the people, the King would invite gentlemen to his bedroom on New Yearâ€™s Day to watch him wake up and begin serving the public. The Royal Governor of New France later brought this custom to Canada where it continues to be a new yearâ€™s tradition.
Over the years, thousands of residents and their families have welcomed the opportunity to meet their Mayor and Members of Council in person.
City of Mississauga Media Relations
905-615-3200, ext.Â 5232