A colorful and vibrant parade marked the Official Inauguration of MISSISSAUGA LATIN FESTIVAL, on Saturday, July 25 at 4:00 pm, at Mississauga Celebration Square.
The first edition of MISSISSAUGA LATIN FESTIVAL, produced by Colombia en Mississauga and under the direction of the Canadian Latin Heritage Association, was held for two days, on Saturday, July 25 from 1:00 pm to 11:00 pm, and Sunday, July 26 from 1:00 pm to 7:00 pm.
Colombia en Mississauga has organized annual cultural events, inviting the community to celebrate their traditions since 2009. In recent years, these festivals have represented more than a country; they have been the events of Latin American countries for music, art, and typical food. Thus, MISSISSAUGA LATIN FESTIVAL is the first Latin festival in Mississauga in addition to the Peel and Halton regions.
Salsa (Latin Energy), Vallenato (Valleson), Orchestras (Fantasia, La Típica Hispana, Salsotika, Lady Son) and bands (Carlos Bastidas, Saul Torres, Diana Zaira), as well as folkloric exhibitions and dances (Llasas de Bolivia, Cabildo, The Sombrero Azul, Huairapungo, Afochile, Venezuela Dance and Tambor, Mexican Folk Ballet, New Sowing, Tonatiuh, Panamanian Roots), and singers (Little Joseph, Joel Zambrano, La Firma Santana, Tuna Lazos de Amistad, Rosario Arce) were the groups that gave LATIN joy and flavor to the Mississauga Latin Festival, an animated free event for residents and visitors.
In addition, in commemoration of the Pan American Games, the festival offers a tribute with a gallery of photographs and history and a sports area about the Pan American Games that took place in Toronto 2015, sponsored by CANADA Heritage.
The event also included an Art Gallery, in charge of the Colombian Cultural House; a Cinema presented by Alucine; a Seniors Area organized by "Colectivo 65" and the group "Alce"; a Kids Zone by Kiddo Magazine and Party Kidz.
Mississauga Latin Festival appreciates the support of all its sponsors, especially LIUNA LOCAL 183 as the official sponsor, as well as the media and allied organizations that helped enhance the wealth of Latin America.