For Immediate Release

January 4th, 2016

Statement Recognizing Tamil Heritage Month

The following is a statement by Mississauga Mayor Bonnie Crombie marking the occasion of Tamil Heritage Month, which takes place each January:

“On behalf of the City of Mississauga and Members of Council, I join with our local Tamil community to mark the celebrated occasion of Tamil Heritage Month.

“Tamil Heritage Month is an opportunity to remember and reflect on the important economic, charitable, community, and public service contributions that Tamil Canadians have made to cities like Mississauga.

“For all Mississaugans and Canadians, Tamil Heritage Month is also an opportunity to experience, appreciate and learn more about the rich history and culture of the broader Tamil community.

“In Mississauga, we are blessed to be the destination of choice for so many hardworking, educated and thoughtful men and women looking to make Canada their home.

“Diversity is one of our biggest strengths, and the Tamil community is one of many cultures which continue to play an important role toward making Mississauga a more inclusive, welcoming and dynamic place to live, work and achieve success.”