The Annual Community Crime Awareness Day - A Celebration of Cultural Diversity is organized by Mississauga Chinese Business Association in partnership with the Peel Regional Police, Safe City Mississauga, The Mississauga News and Dufferin-Peel Catholic District School Board.
The Community Crime Awareness Day serves as a tool for citizens to come together and learn about community safety and policing issues in the region, emphasizing cohesion and municipal harmony. The event promotes harmony in diversity; integration and inclusive in safe community building event is to promote an integrated, socially cohesive society by building bridges between communities to promote intercultural understanding. The event is to all Mississauga residents with different cultural backgrounds to come and participate at this one-day event. It is an event combining information, entertainment, cultural and friendship to promote a positive, safe and supportive environment for people who live and work in Mississauga.
As indicated in the latter part of the title this event is also "A Celebration of Cultural Diversity". We will be using the main stage to showcase the beauty of different ethnic group with dancing, music and performances.
Since its inception 18 years ago, the event's attendance has continued to grow. The response received to-date from the communities has been very positive because the event provides an opportunity for the community and business members to gain a better understanding of crime awareness as well as community-based policing initiatives currently undertaken by various police services.
Special Features for 2019:
Mississauga Food Fair. Alarge variety of Asian and local foods, souvenirs, music, performances and products will be displayed at the event. This follows our event theme of celebrating multicultural diversity and exchange.
Lantern Festival. This is a new additionto the 2019 CCAD. Hundreds of lanterns will be lit up throughout the Square towards the evening to usher in the good omens of Mid-Autumn Festival as well as signifyingthe Thanksgiving of abundant harvest and prosperity.
Mini Concert. The highlight of the event is the spectacular mini concert in the evening. Based on the overwhelming popularity from last year, the mini concert is returning this year, which will have the look, sound and feel of a real concert, personalized for both young and young-at-heart audience!
The event is a great day out for families and friends. Admission is FREE. Live entertainment and activities throughout the day gives attendees plenty to do: from cultural performances to Royal Canadian Air Cadets performances, and from 200 people Square Dance to the Peel Regional Police's repelling demonstration. In addition, catch a fish, face painting, balloon twisting, inflatable games, wheel of fortune are lined up amongst other activities for the day. Attendees will have the photo opportunity with Superhero characters and a chance to win a big lucky draw prize.
Join us as we transform the Square Amphitheatre into a live children's theatre every Tuesday night in August. From Rock the Arts Puppets to Beauty and the Beast, watch and be dazzled as your favourite children stories are brought to life!
Whether you're a musician, spoken word artist, comedian or dazzling performer, the stage is yours! Share your craft or enjoy the great talent Mississauga has to offer at open mic nights on the Square, every Wednesday in August.
Canadian Celtic rock group Screeched Inn began over a decade ago as a trio. With a focus on tight three part harmony and audience interaction, they perfected their sound through classic rock, top 40, and country genres.
Drop by the Bradley Museum to learn more about our Heritage Kitchen Garden, representing the foods early settlers grew in Upper Canada in the 1830s. On the last Sunday of the month, Museum Interpreters are on site to lead curated garden tours and demonstrations in Bradley House kitchen.