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Sunday Selfies, DJ Skate and More: This is Your Invitation to Mayor Crombie’s Annual New Year’s Levee

Local government | January 7, 2020

Mississauga residents are invited to meet Mayor Bonnie Crombie, Members of Council and local dignitaries at the annual Mayor’s New Year’s Levee this Sunday. The levee is an annual tradition connecting the public with the city’s elected officials. Those attending will have an opportunity to have their photo taken with the Mayor and hear more about Council’s plans for the year ahead.

Enjoy entertainment by Raptors 905’s very own, DJ Andre 905, outside on the Upper Square and a performance by Mississauga Poet Laureate, Paul Edward Costa; this year’s event emcee is Mississauga Youth Poet Laureate, Pujita Verma. The day will be filled with family-friendly fun including face painting and a children’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!

What:
2020 Mayor’s New Year’s Levee

When/Photo Opportunities:
Sunday, January 12, 2020

  • 1 to 4 p.m. – Information fair and entertainment taking place in the newly-renovated Great Hall
  • 1:30 p.m. – Meet & Greet with Mayor Crombie, Members of Council and special guests
  • 3 p.m. – Mayor Crombie joins the public skate on Mississauga Celebration Square’s ice rink

    *All times are approximate.
    Please visit mississauga.ca/mayorslevee for more information.

Where:
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

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Skating will take place outside on Celebration Square.


Background
The Mayor’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 Year’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 year’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.

 

Media Contact:
Bryan Sparks
Communications Advisor
bryan.sparks@mississauga.ca
905-615-3200 ext. 3253

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