Month: May 2017

Get active with Recreation and Parks Month and Seniors’ Month

Mississauga is gearing up to celebrate both Recreation and Parks Month and Seniors’ Month in June. Both are province-wide initiatives aimed at quality of life for individuals, families, and communities. Established in 2005, Recreation and Parks Month promotes the development of strong and vibrant communities. “There’s no better way to celebrate Canada’s 150th birthday than by getting involved and active in your community and enjoying the health benefits that our beautiful parks and recreation services provide,” says Cathy Denyer, CEO, Parks and Recreation Ontario. Mississauga invites residents of all ages to celebrate the city’s objective to support healthy living....

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Glenforest students host Canada’s largest student-led conference on STEM education

Glenforest Secondary School students have organized the Canadian Youth STEM Conference for grades 9 to 12 students from schools across Ontario. The all-day conference was held on May 25 with more than 1,000 participants, making it Canada’s largest student-led conference on post-secondary programs and careers in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM). “We are so very proud of our Glenforest students and staff who are involved in bringing this STEM conference to students from all across Ontario,” says Cheri Riddell, principal of Glenforest. “The planning and organization of this event has afforded our students the opportunity to not only...

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Peel school receives $60,000 Indigo Love of Reading Foundation Literacy Grant

Munden Park Public School is one of nine schools in Ontario to receive the Indigo Love of Reading Grant The Indigo Love of Reading Foundation Literacy Fund Grant selected Munden Park Public School, the only Peel school, as one of 30 schools in Canada to receive the grant. Munden Park will receive $60,000 in grant money to help schools enhance their literacy programs for students. “This grant will enable Munden Park to empower our students through the collaborative voices of our parents and community members to create an inclusive and compassionate space for them to learn and engage in...

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MBBC Family Fun Fair

Come and join the fun for the 3rd Annual Family Fun Fair. This year’s Family Fun Fair has many special guests that will make the event bigger than previous years. Rain or shine come prepared to enjoy great BBQ, live entertainment, petting zoo, bouncy castle, fun games and activities, face painting, and more. June 10 from 11am-4pm at 2720 Gananoque Drive in Mississauga. This event is open to all. Visit www.mississaugachristianacademy.com for...

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Making room for middle-class affordable housing in new draft strategy

The City of Mississauga is taking action on housing affordability with a new draft strategy. Recently discussed at the Living Arts Centre May 18 the plan is to support housing affordability and focused on middle-income households who do not qualify for public subsidies and cannot afford homes at current prices. It is called Making Room for the Middle: A Housing Strategy for Mississauga. To raise awareness about the Strategy, receive feedback and build partnerships to implement the actions, the City of Mississauga is hosting the event. The city is also planning on hosting a Housing Forum. The event will...

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