Month: May 2017

City’s new poet laureate hits the stage this summer

  The City of Mississauga’s second Poet Laureate was introduced to City Council in April and his first public appearance has been confirmed. Wali Shah, a student at the University of Toronto will assume the role of Poet Laureate from the City’s first honorary Poet Laureate, Anna Yin this week. Shah is a 22-year-old spoken word poet and TEDx speaker who has performed with international recording artists including Selena Gomez and Kendrick Lamar. He will perform for the first time as Poet Laureate during the City’s Canada Day celebration on July 1 at Mississauga Celebration Square. Nominations for the...

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The Salvation Army wants your used, stained, and ripped clothing

The Salvation Army (SA), Canada’s largest non-government social services group, have taken their knack for recycling to municipalities across Canada, including Peel Region. In just seven months, SA thrift store’s Donor Welcome Centres (DWCs) – across four Community Recycling Centres (CRCs) – including a thrift store in Brampton – diverted 1million pounds of reusable goods. Tonny Colyn, National Product Acquisition Manager, is determined to help the region achieve their 75 per cent waste diversion goal. This is inspired by the success their collaboration has enjoyed in its first year due to the addition of the centres. Since August, over...

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Pride in the 905 expands with new family Pride Event

Pride in the 905 is right around the corner. Pflag Canada York Region is proud to announce the expansion of its Stand Proud York Region celebrations with the introduction of Family Pride. This event will be one of the many Pride celebrations in York Region throughout the month of June. This new event is a family-friendly Pride event hosted by Pflag Canada York Region with support from the Town of Richmond Hill. Family Pride celebrations will be held on Saturday, June 3 from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m. in Town Park, located at 43 Church Street South (adjacent to...

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Calendar of Events

  1. Black Enslavement in Upper Canada

    November 10, 2017 - April 15, 2018
  2. The Black Community in Peel in the Late 19th Century

    November 10, 2017 - April 15, 2018
  3. A Thread and a Story

    November 10, 2017 - February 25, 2018
  4. What’s for Dinner?

    November 25, 2017 - November 25, 2018
  5. Skate on the Square

    December 5, 2017 @ 10:00 am - March 16, 2018 @ 10:30 pm

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