Author: Ted Scaldwell

Upcoming charity tournament brings amateurs and NHL greats together

Few hockey fans know what it’s like to experience the adrenaline of being on the ice competing alongside NHL-caliber players. This spring, for the first time in Peel Region, amateur adult players of various levels will have a rare opportunity to experience the rush, the excitement and the joy of playing with approachable NHL alumni for a fabulous cause. Founded in 1996, Hockey Helps the Homeless is a national organization which hosts friendly hockey tournaments across the country to raise money to end homelessness in Canada. More than 200 NHL greats and Olympic gold medalists have participated in its...

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Brampton mayor looks ahead to 2018

Linda Jeffrey never stops learning. Learning, and taking action on how to make Brampton even more enjoyable, is what she does every day. It seems fitting that the city’s biggest accomplishment in 2017 was gaining considerable financial support for a new higher learning institution in downtown Brampton. In December, Brampton council approved the city budget, which includes $150 million over ten years in support of a Ryerson University and Sheridan College joint campus, along with a joint-use community centre. Although Jeffrey highlighted the need for a university when she ran for mayor in 2014, and shared details with the...

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Changing Caledon landscape keeps mayor busy

With another year coming to a close, Caledon residents may be curious what their thriving community has in store for 2018. The area has been experiencing significant growth and Caledon Mayor Allan Thompson is certainly not lacking enthusiasm about the municipality’s future. He’s thrilled with the progress in 2017 and very motivated to make further progress. So why all the excitement for what some would call a quiet rural community? The municipality – which includes a series of quaint towns and villages, along with the bursting-at-the-seams Town of Bolton – is becoming the “go to” area for those wanting...

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Local ball players rising in the ranks

Pro athletes know that success doesn’t get handed to them on a silver platter.  What does it take to make it the big leagues?  What can a young player do differently to increase his or her chances of reaching the pinnacle of their sport?  If only it were as simple as eating more Wheaties. The process can be long, but the rewards substantial.  Two young competitors from Peel Region are near the peak of that process today, on the cusp of entering the world known to few players.  Zach Pope is a right-handed pitcher, drafted this past spring with...

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Enjoy fun, food and rides at Brampton Fall Fair

With fall is around the corner, so too is the 164th Brampton Fall Fair. And long-standing volunteer and current president Al Woolley is especially excited for what’s planned. Originally from Thornhill, Woolley got involved with the Fair when he was a member of the area Lions Club. The group helped organize the Brampton Home Show, which took part at the fairgrounds. Woolley was encouraged to help with the Fair, and he fell in love with the event. He’s been a helping with the fair for the past sixteen years and is eighteen months into his two-year term as president....

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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