Month: July 2017

LAC brings the arts to communities across Mississauga

This summer, the Living Arts Centre (LAC) ARTward Bound team is hitting the road to showcase visual and performing arts at centres across Mississauga. The community outreach project, geared toward children aged five through 12, combines live interactive theatre, magic or storytelling performances while budding artists can experiment with paint, sculpture and mixed media. From paintings and drawings to three-dimensional sculptures and ornaments, this is an opportunity to create one-of-a-kind artwork. And the best part … all activities are free. No pre-registration is required, just drop-in for part of the program or attend for the full day. Participants must...

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Sauga Swim Safety Day July 18

City of Mississauga officials are asking everyone to take a pledge to be vigilant around water as they play host to ‘Sauga Swim Safety Day,’ to launch city Canada 150 water safety initiatives at municipal pools and facilities. Activities will include a free swim, colouring and story time for the kids along with mock emergency demonstrations, lifeguard rescue techniques and a hands-on rescue clinic. As well, it’s your chance to meet personnel from Mississauga Fire and Emergency Services, Peel Regional Police and Peel Regional Paramedics Services. The event coincides with Drowning Prevention Week (July 16 to 22) across Canada....

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Finger lickin’ good ribs

The annual Amacon Mississauga Rotary Ribfest runs Thursday to Sunday at Celebration Square and it has everything to satisfy your taste for barbecue delights and other foods, along with beer, music and an app this year to celebrate Canada’s 150th birthday. Now in its 14th year, the Mississauga Ribfest is considered different from the various others in Ontario because of the backdrop of the downtown core. “One of the things that make us unique is our location, being in the heart of the city,” says Natalie Hart, Ribfest’s Event Co-ordinator. “We are able to run a really green operation,...

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Mississauga receives Municipal Accessibility Award

The City of Mississauga is pleased to announce that its Staff Accessibility Resource Team (StART) has won the Municipal Accessibility Award for 2016 from the Ontario Municipal Social Services Association (OMSSA). The award recognizes either individuals or groups for demonstrating progress and leadership in helping to improve accessibility in their city. StART was formed in 2003 and includes members of City staff from various departments where accessibility plays a substantial role in their work, such as Facilities and Park Management. The group operates on the accessibility principles of respect, inclusion, equal opportunity, dignity, and independence. Receiving the Municipal Accessibility...

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Nine Peel board students graduate with 100 per cent average

More than 4,800 Peel board students make Ontario’s Top Scholar list. Students from Central Peel, Glenforest and Turner Fenton secondary schools achieved the highest averages within the Peel District School Board for the 2016-17 academic year. These students are among the Peel board’s 4,867 Ontario scholars, students graduating grade 12 with an average of 80 per cent or higher in their top six grade 12 courses. Rahman Ladak of Turner Fenton, Aman Brar, Gurleen Kaloty, Vishvam Mazumdar and Vishwa Sheth of Central Peel scored the highest averages in Brampton. Brar, Kaloty, Mazumdar and Sheth all plan to attend the University of Waterloo for engineering. “Self-motivation and initiative have played a crucial role in the development of my work ethic. I would not be here today without the support of my teachers, peers and supportive parents,” says Kaloty. Apurva Dixit, Jason Liu, Jovana Pajovic and Anjali Thatte of Glenforest also achieved a perfect 100 per cent average, scoring the highest averages in Mississauga. Pajovic plans to attend the University of Toronto for humanities and social sciences. She says, “ Learn to prioritize and actively engage yourself in extra-curricular activities because they teach you necessary social and teamwork skills.” Pajovic plans to be actively involved as editor-in-chief at her school’s newspaper and to continue to work hard towards achieving her goals. Luke Matta and one other student of Mayfield Secondary School...

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  1. What’s for Dinner?

    November 25, 2017 - November 25, 2018

    March 2 - June 3
  3. Alton Mill Heritage Exhibit

    March 2 - December 31
  4. Voices from the Engraver

    March 2 - May 24

    March 7 - June 3