Statement: Mayor Crombie Marks St. Patrick’s Day 2018
For Immediate Release
March 17, 2018
“On behalf of the City of Mississauga and Members of Council, we join our City’s local Irish community to mark the joyous occasion of St. Patrick’s Day, the feast of St. Patrick, the patron saint of Ireland.
“St. Patrick’s Day is also an opportunity for all Mississaugans to reflect on Canada’s proud Irish community. Mississauga’s Meadowvale community was settled by Irish immigrants in the 1820s and the Village of Dixie or “Irishtown” was once home to St. Patrick’s Church, which at the time was the only Roman Catholic Church in Peel County.
“The tireless labour of these early Irish families helped build some of Mississauga’s oldest and most cherished neighbourhoods – places families continue to proudly call home – and where an active St. Patrick’s parish continues to gather, worship and pray.
“I would also like to recognize the great work that local organizations such as the Irish Club of Mississauga are doing to help promote Irish culture in our community year-round. For over twenty years, the Irish Club of Mississauga has been bringing our community together by celebrating the diversity of Irish culture through language, music, dance and sports.
“I’d also like to thank the dedicated team at Heritage Mississauga who work tirelessly day in and day out to record and communicate Mississauga’s diverse heritage. From capturing stories, images, and artifacts, you are helping tell the story of Mississauga and Peel County’s rich Irish heritage.
“Once again, from all of us in Mississauga, I wish everyone a very memorable and safe St. Patrick’s Day.
Senior Communications Advisor
Office of the Mayor