Author: Peel Region Review

Mississauga councillor remembered for his positive approach

On Jan. 16, the City of Mississauga announced the sudden passing of Councillor Jim Tovey. Elected in 2010, the Ward 1 municipal councillor also served on regional council. “Today is a sad day for Mississauga,” said Mayor Bonnie Crombie. “It was an honour to work with and learn from Jim for the past six years. He was always there in your time of need, ready to lend a hand and never afraid to roll up his sleeves to get the job done. “Jim had a great sense of humour and always looked for the positive in every issue or challenge....

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Peel United Way invests in 12 youth-led initiatives

On Jan. 10, a dozen groups of passionate, entrepreneurial young leaders in the community, aged 14-24, were awarded Youth in Action grants, worth up to $2,000. The grants were developed in 2009 by United Way’s Young Leaders Council, a group of volunteers aged 20 to 35, committed to creating a legacy of volunteerism and spirited giving within Peel Region. “At United Way, we’re focused on reducing and preventing poverty in our community; we look at the root causes of poverty and how we can intervene,” said Anita Stellinga, interim president and CEO of Peel Region United Way. “Each of...

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New exhibit ‘Comics: The Road to Independence’ opens at LAC

When we think of comics, our thoughts often turn toward the superheroes and the mainstream strip cartoons, mainly designed for kids. But an alternative market has been gaining traction for the past 25 years, turning comics into an art form and designed not only for kids but also for an older audience. An exhibit at the Living Arts Centre pays tribute to the graphic novels, ‘zines and alternative comics that explore the complexities of real life, push boundaries and transform low art into literature. The artists, from Mississauga and Toronto, have published their works independently and use the comic...

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Enjoy stand-up comedy with Louie Anderson

Iconic comedian Louie Anderson, the three-time Emmy Award winner, is one of North America’s most recognized and adored comics. Named by Comedy Central as “one of the 100 greatest stand-up comedians of all time,” his career has spanned more than 30 years. A best-selling author, star of his own stand-up specials and sitcoms, he continues to tour, performing to standing-room-only crowds worldwide. In 2016, Anderson was cast to co-star with Zach Galifianakis and Martha Kelly in the FX comedy series Baskets. Anderson made his national television debut on The Tonight Show in 1984 and the rest is history. Leno,...

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3, 2, 1 Dance!

Offering an array of world touring works of contemporary dance from diverse artists, this is a night of dance that has something for everyone. The mixed program features signature solo, duet and trio works from some of Ontario’s prominent dancers and choreographers including Robert Desrosiers, and Jasmyn Fyffe, Tedd Robinson, tiger princess dance projects, Yvonne Ng, and Pro Arte Danza’s Robert Glumbek. Catch 3, 2, 1 Dance! at the Living Arts Centre RBC Theatre on Feb. 9. The show starts at 7:30...

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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