For Immediate Release

November 10th, 2015

Mayor Crombie’s 2015 Diwali Statement

“On behalf of the City of Mississauga and Members of Council, I join with our City’s vibrant South Asian community to celebrate Diwali.

“Diwali is known as the celebration of the festival of lights.

“During Diwali, as families gather to light candles and share in new memories together, may this enriching experience bring endless joy, prosperity, health and wealth forever to you and your loved ones.

“Diwali is one of the many opportunities where we in Mississauga, and in communities across Canada, can celebrate the diverse cultures, faiths and shared values that flourish throughout our City.

“In 2015, Council approved a by-law to allow fireworks during Diwali festivities. For more information, and to obtain your permit, please visit

“Once again, from my family to your, I would like to wish you and yours a very Happy Diwali and Bandi Chhorh Divas.

“Dian Vedhayan.

“Shubh Diwali!”