By: The Mississauga News

April 19, 2015


The Mississauga Arts Council received a financial boost from the provincial government for an upcoming event this September that will showcase the city’s diverse pool of artistic talent.

MAC announced on Friday that it received a $15,000 grant from the Ontario Trillium Foundation that will go toward the inaugural MACArts Festival at Celebration Square.

The money will help cover the programming of the multifaceted free event, including performances from crooner Glen Chipkar, the Swing Shift Big Band and Sampradaya Dance Creations.

Lata Pada, Sampradaya artistic director, said the premier South Asian dance company is planning to perform a dance piece called World of Dance to close out the festival.

“There is such richness and diversity of culture thriving in Mississauga and we look forward to putting these dedicated and passionate dancers together in one spectacular showcase,” Pada said in a statement about the event.

Another notable highlight includes a feature conversation between chef Sang Kim and author Trevor Cole, who won the 2011 Stephen Leacock Medal for Humour for his novel Practical Jean. The pair will be discussing the connection between their work and food.

MACArts Festival, slated to run for 11 hours on Sept. 19, will also feature vendors, visual artist exhibitions, literary readings and craftwork.

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