Mississauga mayor wants residents to help plan city’s 50th birthday bash


Published October 26, 2022 at 1:11 pm

Mississauga fireworks display, Canada Day

Mississauga will host its biggest party ever in 2024, and the city’s mayor wants residents to help plan the huge event.

In an Instagram interview with insauga.com publisher Khaled Iwamura on Tuesday, the day after being re-elected to a third term, Mayor Bonnie Crombie said she’s already excited at the thought of planning celebrations for Mississauga’s 50th birthday.

The City of Mississauga was officially created in 1974, and it will hit the half-century mark in less than two years.

“You know what…I thought about that a year or so ago and thought we’re going to have to start making plans on how we’re going to celebrate our 50th,” Crombie said during the wide-ranging interview. “And now I get to be the mayor who will lead that…that’s very exciting.”

Whatever form celebrations take, they will be significant, Crombie promises.

“Biggest party Mississauga has ever seen and biggest fireworks we’ve ever seen,” she predicted. “I haven’t defined it, but there will be a strong Indigenous component, obviously, since we bear the name Mississauga, so we’ll be working with Chief (Stacey) Laforme (Mississaugas of the Credit First Nation)…and we’ll do a number of things with that as well. That’s very important.

“There will be a lot of activities, I assume, right across the city. I know we have departments working on this and I hope to get the briefings soon and all the great ideas that they have.”

Crombie added she has a number of ideas off the top of her head to mark the momentous event.

For one, a commemorative stamp, or something similar.

“Let’s do something really neat,” she said, adding it’ll be a great idea to ask Mississauga residents for their input as well.

“Tell us. Let’s brainstorm. How would you like to celebrate our great city’s 50th birthday?”

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