News release

View the Flame of Life at Port Credit Fire Station

City services | October 11, 2022

This year, the City of Mississauga’s Fire and Emergency Services team is marking the 100th anniversary of Fire Prevention Week with a significant art unveiling at the Port Credit Fire Station. The station is located within Treaty 22 and the location holds specific ties to the Mississaugas of the Credit First Nation, the City’s Treaty partners. The City’s Public Art team worked with Mississauga Fire and Emergency Services to create a temporary public art piece by Anishinaabe artist, Emily Kewageshig, a visual storyteller from Saugeen First Nation No. 29.

Mural unveiling by Emily Kewageshig, an Anishinaabe artist at Port Credit Fire Station. The artwork is a representation of the connection Anishinaabe people have with fire, the land, and the spiritual world.

Thursday, October 13, 2022
10 to 11 a.m.

Port Credit Fire Station 104
62 Port Street West, Mississauga ON, L5H 1E3

Parking available on the street


  • Bonnie Crombie, Mayor
  • Jai King-Green, Mississaugas of the Credit First Nation
  • Chief Russell-Taylor, Southern Representative for the Ontario Native Firefighter Society and Fire Chief, Six Nations Fire & Emergency Services
  • Deryn Rizzi, Fire Chief and Director of Emergency Management, Mississauga Fire and Emergency Services

Photo Opportunity:

Media is encouraged to take photographs at the event and during the art unveiling.

Additional Details:
The artwork touches on the Indigenous perspectives around fires and how freshly burned areas can support a healthier regrowth and a more biodiverse ecosystem.

View some of Emily’s past work here.

Learn more about Public Art and Mississauga Fire and Emergency Services.


Media Contact:
City of Mississauga Media Relations
905-615-3200, ext. 5232
TTY: 905-896-5151