The City of Mississauga is joining the Government of Canada with a special ceremony celebrating Canada 150 improvements to Mississauga playgrounds, trails and facilities.

In recognition of Canada 150, Mississauga received approximately $5.6 million in Government of Canada funding for 54 infrastructure rehabilitation projects through the Canada 150 Community Infrastructure Program (CIP 150).

The City’s CIP 150 projects include the rehabilitation of 19 trails, 26 playgrounds and specific renovation projects at Lake Aquitaine Park, Riverwood, South Common Community Centre and the Small Arms Inspection Building.

The ceremony at 4300 Riverwood Park Lane will take place September 16 with the official recognition of the CIP 150 projects and dedication of the public art piece, Pine Sanctuary, done by registered architect Marc Fornes of THEVERYMANY studio.

In attendance will be: Mayor Bonnie Crombie and Members of Council; Mississauga Members of Parliament; Mississauga Members of Provincial Parliament; Chief Stacey LaForme, Mississaugas of the New Credit First Nation; Kris Noakes, President, Peel Aboriginal Network; and a representative of THEVERYMANY, Pine Sanctuary artist studio.

The event begins at 11 a.m. with an outdoor ceremony taking place on the Chappell House lawn. In the event of inclement weather, the ceremony will be moved inside the Chappell House. This will be followed by a presentation highlighting all CIP 150 projects on display. There will then be an Interpretive Walk to Pine Sanctuary Public Art Piece. Representatives from The Riverwood Conservancy and Visual Arts Mississauga will guide attendees along a Riverwood trail down to the public art piece at the entrance of the park. The ceremony will conclude with a dedication of the Pine Sanctuary. A representative from the Pine Sanctuary artist studio speak briefly about the art piece.