For Immediate Release

January 28, 2017

Mayor Crombie Marks Lunar New Year 2017

“On behalf of the City of Mississauga and Members of Council, we join with Mississauga’s Chinese, Korean, and Vietnamese communities to celebrate the joyous occasion of Lunar New Year.

“Whether it is Seollal to Korean residents, Chinese New Year or Tết for families of Vietnamese descent, Lunar New Year is an opportunity for everyone to reflect on the important and lasting city and nation-building contributions the Asian-Canadian community continues to make as volunteers, public servants, entrepreneurs, artists and academics.

“These contributions are all the more significant and enduring as we mark the 150th anniversary of Confederation, and our nation’s founding, throughout all of 2017.

“2017 marks the year of the rooster. It is said that this animal represents honest, ambitious, communicative, and hard-working traits. These are important characteristics that can help guide all of us toward having a more enriching year ahead.

“Each Lunar New Year is a welcomed opportunity for personal renewal. It is a time for all people to undertake resolutions, overcome challenges, and enrich their lives for the better.

“Once again, let me wish all Mississaugans a happy, healthy and prosperous Lunar New Year 2017.”