Polyphonic celebration for Mississauga’s 50th Anniversary

Mississauga is home to Indigenous peoples and diverse ethnic groups. Over years, Mississauga has evolved from small villages into a modern city. This project is a unique project designed and lead by Anna Yin to celebrate Mississauga’s 50th anniversary by collecting stories from different people and arts in Mississauga, creating a new set of poetry, and collaborating with artists and translators to create polyphonic celebration. With a Matchmaker Microgrant from MAC in Dec, 2023 and sponsorship from local business and artists, we are now starting this project on Jan 1, 2024.

Paintings of Mississauga by Nisreen Art.
City’s clip by Sarah Hei & Anna Yin

Main activities’ schedule

Jan 1- July 10, 2024: appropriate stories will be collected and researched to compose a series of poetry themed around the city’s 50th anniversary (See my plan and some samples)


April- Aug 20: Anna collaborates with other artists for paintings
Mar, 2024: Free public zoom meeting: (1 hour show case, 1 hour for case studies and discussion)
Poly-Translation –from art to poetry to film (跨界多译­——艺术/诗歌/电影)
(sponsored by East and West Learning Connections & The League of Canadian Poets)


August 2024:  Anna and participants translate appropriate poems (3-4 locally relevant languages)
Sept 2024:  the above photos, photos of paintings, poetry, translation swill be combined to produce eBook.
Oct 4, 2024: Release the eBook and showcase it on social media and sureway press website

Thank sponsors for their great support! Please also check our previous successful projects with the following link. You are welcome to join us for this new project in 2024!