10,000 people expected for free Mississauga crime awareness event featuring a lantern festival


Published September 23, 2022 at 1:30 pm

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A Lantern Festival is part of the Community Crime Awareness Day in Mississauga. Photo by mentatdgt

A huge community crime awareness day in Mississauga is expected to draw 10,000 people.

The 21st Annual Community Crime Awareness Day, organized by the Mississauga Chinese Business Association in partnership with the Peel Regional Police, is in Celebration Square, 300 City Centre Dr. tomorrow (Sept. 24) from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m.

Peel Police Service anticipate the event will attract 10,000 people.

The event highlights include a food festival, live bands, dance performances and Pokémon-theme food and drink. Performances include traditional Chinese lion and dragon dance, tai chi, line dance, Latin dance, belly dance, drum circle, guzheng and pipa (Chinese musical instruments) performances.

The event culminates in a Lantern Festival with a lighting ceremony at 6:30 p.m. and 2,000 lanterns will be distributed free of charge.

Various police departments, Mississauga Fire and Emergency Services, St. John’s Ambulance, community and business organizations will participate the event with exhibition booths.

People can learn about the operations of different police units, watch tactical repelling and drone demonstrations; and see a car extrication demonstration from Mississauga Fire and Emergency Services.

For kids, there are inflatable games, face painting, balloon twisting and other activities. There will be an hourly lucky draw for prizes.

Admission is free. For more information see the Mississauga Chinese Business Association website at www.mcba-canada.com/ccad

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