Mississauga announces plans for a virtual Canada Day celebration

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We all knew Canada Day—and possibly the entire summer—was going to be different this year, and it looks like Mississauga's usual in-person bashes (including its massive Celebration Square event) are being replaced by an online celebration. 

Today (May 20), Mississauga City Council approved a virtual Canada Day event.

"Today we have started plans for a virtual Canada Day Celebration for the City of Mississauga, providing residents with an opportunity to celebrate our nations' birthday during this difficult time," said Mayor Bonnie Crombie in a statement. 

"The virtual event will foster a sense of community and national pride for residents."

Council approved the celebration using approved funding from the Department of Canadian Heritage's Celebrate Canada grant along with previously secured event sponsorships. 

The city says thee proposed Virtual Canada Day celebration will be developed around the theme of "with glowing hearts, we see thee rise" using a pre-recorded video. 

Details for the event will be announced in the coming weeks.

As of now, the personal use and sale of fireworks are prohibited in Mississauga in a bid to prevent gatherings and reduce the need for possible safety-related interventions from first responders. 

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