Author: Perry Lefko

Championship boxing bout at the Powerade Centre

The Powerade Centre will be the site of a card on August 17 that includes a championship bout between North American Boxing Association welterweight champion Sam Vargas and challenger Ali Funeka. The bout is considered one of the highest-level fights to be staged in the Greater Toronto Area in several years. “Sam is still at a stage in his career where he’s improving and to challenge a guy who’s been a world title contender for the better part of a decade shows that he’s still hungry and still wants to test himself,” promoter Lee Baxter says. Vargas, who was born...

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SoundBites features plenty of bites and pop music sounds

The fourth annual SoundBites, a celebration of musical talent and local food at the Mississauga Celebration Square, will feature some different things this year to tie into Ontario’s 150th birthday and invite people to submit recipes for a Mississauga cookbook. Taking place September 2 from 5-11 p.m., the City of Mississauga is partnering with the ONtour concert series that is going on in communities throughout the summer in the province, celebrating 150 years of Ontario music talent. Grammy-winning rock and roll superstar Tom Cochrane, known for hits such as Life Is A Highway, No Regrets and Big League, heads...

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Andreescu earns respect in first appearance at the Rogers Cup

By Perry Lefko Mississauga’s Bianca Andreescu, the 17-year-old rising star in Canadian women’s tennis, lost in her first time playing in the Rogers Cup in Toronto on Tuesday night in the featured match on centre court, but provided a glimpse of her talent. Andreescu, the youngest player in the tournament, lost 6-4, 6-1 to Hungary’s Timea Babos, who came into the tournament winless in her last nine matches. Babos is ranked 42nd in the Women’s Tennis Association. Andreescu is ranked 144th. Andreescu made some solid shots, but had a hard time dealing with Babos’ powerful serve. Andreescu earned a...

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Bridge may be football’s next rising star

Mississauga’s Brandon Bridge is hoping to become a full-time starting quarterback in the Canadian Football League, even though Canadians have traditionally not been given that opportunity on a regular basis. In early August, the 25-year-old who played high school football as St. Marcellinus, had risen to second on the Saskatchewan Roughriders’ quarterback depth chart. It’s an accomplishment for Bridge, who attended Alcorn State University, where he became known as Air Canada, a reference to his nationality and running ability, and Steve (Air) McNair, who graduated from that school and became a starter in the National Football League. Bridge subsequently...

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Theodorou is the hair apparent in the UFC

When it comes to Mixed Martial Arts, Elias Theodorou is The Mane Event. It is an expression he coined as part of branding himself, and his long flowing locks, in the Ultimate Fighting Championship, the premium MMA company in the world. The 29-year-old, who was born and raised in Mississauga and now bides his time training and living in Toronto and Montreal, has a pro record of 13-2. He had a winning streak of 11-0 that included winning the Ultimate Fighter Nations Middleweight Tournament in April 2014 that earned him a UFC contract. Known as The Spartan, Theodorou has...

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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