Hazel’s 100th Birthday prompts a joyous musical celebration

By February 3, 2021February 5th, 2021Events, Ward 1

February 3, 2021

New feature-length musical documentary streams this Valentine’s Day at 7:30 pm.

Hazel A Celebration: 100 Years in the Making takes an unprecedented journey through the creation of Mississauga, with musical performers connecting city building to their legendary former Mayor, Hazel McCallion, on the occasion of her 100th birthday!

“We are paying tribute to the woman who truly led the way in creating Mississauga and launched our vibrant arts and culture scene at the same time. The story of Hazel, Mary, Muriel Journeau, begins on Valentine’s Day, one hundred years ago today…”

So begins the story of Hazel McCallion, as told by her successor, Mississauga Mayor Bonnie Crombie.

Undefeated and fondly known as the Hurricane, Hazel McCallion ran Canada’s newest, fastest growing big city for 36 years, establishing world marks and winning prestigious awards for outstanding leadership.

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau appears offering best wishes for a happy birthday, noting that; “Throughout your career you have had many roles: mayor, business woman, chancellor, dedicated volunteer, and something that has never changed is that you always worked for and with the people of your community. Thank you for all your contributions to Mississauga, Ontario and your country.”

This new 100-minute musical documentary, celebrates the one of a kind story of Hazel McCallion with over 160 musical performers who love her.

“There is so much love for Hazel and her accomplishments. I think this program will bring tears to the eyes of many people.” says Ron Duquette, “Hazel” writer/producer, and a long-time friend.

Ontario’s Lieutenant Governor, Elizabeth Dowdeswell is pleased to add, “She’s a trailblazer, innovator, forever young, forever dedicated to strengthening her beloved community of Mississauga, and so as the Queen’s representative in Ontario, it’s my joy to wish Hazel McCallion a happy birthday!”

Back in Hazel’s first campaign, she made a simple promise, “I assure you that I will give my very best to make sure that Mississauga will become a city second to none in Canada”

Mississauga Arts Council is delighted to present “Hazel A Celebration: 100 Years in the Making” streaming live on Sunday, February 14 at 7:30pm on the Mississauga Arts Council Facebook page and their YouTube page.

Learn more here: https://www.mississaugaartscouncil.com/hazelcelebration/

Join Premier Doug Ford, Mayor John Tory, Coach Don Cherry, music legend Tommy Hunter, the Mississauga Symphony Orchestra with Patti Jannetta-Baker, Chuck Jackson & The Blues All Stars, Justus Singers, Heather Christine, Matt Zaddy and Arlene, Wali Shah, Nicole Faye, the Port Credit Ensemble, Alessia Cohle and Stephanie Braganza, Denise Leslie Quartet, Shannon Butcher and Nicholas Cunha and many more.