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triumph-band061121Triumph has become part of an inaugural group cemented in time on Mississauga’s new Legends Row, celebrating the cities most accomplished citizens.

Triumph will be part of a group of 10 inductees at a ceremony to be held on September 14th. Others being inducted include Olympic medalist Silken Laumann, hockey legends Paul Henderson and Johnny Bower, ballerina Karen Kain, country music star Tommy Hunter, as well as jazz pianist and composer Oscar Peterson.

The idea for Legends Row came from local businessman Ron Duquette, who thought Mississauga should celebrate the achievements of its residents.

“People don’t even know Oscar Peterson lived here for a long, long time. People know of Oscar all across the world, but even people in Mississauga didn’t know he lived here.”

After joining the management committee for Mississauga’s new Celebration Square, Duquette said he had found the perfect place for Legends Row.

“We wanted to make a big splash the first year with 10 inductees. Usually there will be about five.”

Read the full article by San Grewal at the Toronto Star / Mississauga News