Thursday, June 10, 2010

Fireworks Canada Day Mississauga Port Credit ~ Parade, Cake, Free Transit ~ Volunteers Needed

July 01 2010 : Volunteers volunteered - Thanks! Great parade!!
See all Mississauga Fireworks On July 1 2010 locations on the Canada Day Events post.

Canada Day Mississauga Port Credit
"We love a parade but we need help!" says Brenda Armstrong, Volunteer Coordinator for  Paint the Town Red. "The Port Credit Canada Day Committee is looking for volunteers to assist with our celebrations on July 1, 2010."

 Volunteers are needed in the following roles:
  •  Set up Crew
  •  Registration
  •  Change room Attendants (costume changes)
  •  Point Captains needed at each intersection
  •  Parking Control
 Volunteers will also be needed in Memorial Park for Stage Support, Crowd control, and other areas. The time commitment depends on the job. Most Parade volunteers would be busy for 4-6 hours depending on their task; some jobs would be a 2-3 hour commitment.

The parade starts at 11:00 a.m. and travels along Stavebank Rd S. to Lakeshore from the Port Credit Marina. It will then travel eastbound along Lakeshore Road East to Seneca Avenue, ending at Mentor College.

The parade will include Canadian and local heroes, marching bands, professionally built floats, a Classic Car Parade, mascots and costumed characters, Colour Guards, baton troupes, and many colourful walking entries and local business floats.

"Sign up now to be part of the Team!  An orientation session will be held later this month (June; date to be determined). If you have any questions, feel free to contact me any time," says Armstrong. [Contact pc-volunteer AT or phone 905.271.4247

Canada Day Port Credit 175 Anniversary:
"This year, Canada Day is going to be even more spectacular because 2010 marks Port Credit's 175th anniversary," says Ellen Timms, general manager Port Credit Business Association. "We're having an amazing year-long celebration of Port Credit's past, pride and future. Let's Party like it's 1835! [See Details pc 175].

"There are over 35 events and projects underway with the support of virtually every community group in Port Credit," Timms says. 

Canada Day Events Port Credit Mississauga
  • Sunrise Ceremony in Memorial Park (north side Lakeshore Road East, on the east side of the Credit River)
  • Canada Day Parade starts at 11:00 a.m., going eastward from Stavebank Road South through Port Credit to Wenonah Drive.
  • Cake-cutting Ceremony is set for 12:30 p.m., with the largest Canada Flag cake you've ever seen! Mayor McCallion will officiate the 175th ceremony.
  • Live Music In the afternoon, in Memorial Park. Bring a lawn chair.
  • Fireworks!! To end the Canada Day festivities, come to Memorial Park area to see the fantastic fireworks display.
Free Transit Mississauga Canada Day:
Make it a green day: Leave the car at home!  No parking to worry about as Mississauga Transit is Free from 7:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m. throughout Mississauga on Canada Day (July 1).

Come To Help, Stay for the Fun and Fireworks!! (See previous Canada Day in Port Credit fireworks post)

Is it East or is it West? Port Credit tip:
The Credit River marks the divide between east and west in Port Credit. In Mississauga, the usual east-west divide is Hurontario Street (Highway 10).

Related Port Credit:

Farmers Market Saturdays 7 a.m. -1 p.m. at the Elmwood Avenue Parking Lot (map). with returning and brand new vendors, music, face painting, stilt walkers and a chance to meet your neighbours.  Spread the word!

 On the last Saturday of the month, from April to October, the Museums of Mississauga is offering FREE walking tours.  Meet in front of Impressionable Gifts, 74 Lakeshore Road East.  Length:  1¼ hours.  Dress for the weather!   The next tour will be on Saturday, June 26 2:00 - 3:15 p.m.

Mississauga Canada Day in Streetsville On 
Details City Centre and Streetsville Fireworks here.


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