Month: January 2018

Athletics Canada nominates 46 athletes to Canada’s 2018 Commonwealth Games team

Two Brampton athletes, Brendon Rodney and Gavin Smellie, are among the group of 46 recently announced by Athletics Canada to compete in the 2018 Commonwealth Games, taking place in Gold Coast, Australia, from April 4-15. The team, comprised of 20 women and 26 men, will be focused on contributing to the overall Canadian medal count and bettering its total of 17 podium finishes (five gold, two silver and 10 bronze) from the 2014 Commonwealth Games. “Athletics Canada has put together a strong and talented team that features a number of Commonwealth Games veterans and athletes who have taken great strides in our NextGen Program,” said...

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Unauthorized kratom and sexual enhancement products seized from multiple George’s convenience stores

Health Canada is advising Canadians that it has seized several health products, including one kratom and 16 sexual enhancement products, from multiple George’s convenience stores located in the Greater Toronto Area (Brampton, Maple, Markham and Woodbridge). These products are not authorized by Health Canada and may pose serious health risks. Unauthorized health products Product &Promoted Use Hazard Identified Company Action Taken Yellow Borneo Kratom Labelled to contain kratom George’s Convenience 9445 Mississauga Road, Unit 2, Brampton, ON Seized from the retail location   Triple MaximumWhite Panther Sexual enhancement Labelled to contain yohimbe George’s Convenience Locations: 9445 Mississauga Road, Unit 2, Brampton, ON 3651 Major Mackenzie Dr, Unit 4,...

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Rockin’ the Paradise at the Living Arts Centre

Imagine being transported back 30 years and being one of the lucky few to experience a live performance of the original rock band Styx. That’s what a performance by Styx tribute band, Rockin’ the Paradise, is all about: capturing the chemistry, the passion, energy and note-for-note accuracy of a legendary performance up close and personal. Rockin’ the Paradise puts the focus on the trademark high-pitched harmonies, dual-guitar assault, solid rhythm section and flashy keyboards that made Styx the first and only band to have four consecutive multi-platinum albums. Rockin’ the Paradise performs Feb. 14 at Hammerson Hall in the...

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Les Ballets Jazz de Montréal coming to Mississauga

Internationally renowned contemporary dance company, BJM (Les Ballets Jazz de Montréal) has presented more than 2,000 performances in 65 countries in front of more than two million spectators. Presenting a hybrid form of dance that combines the aesthetics of classical ballet with many other different styles, their performances have been described as sexy, explosive, original and accessible. And its superb dancers are widely acclaimed. The term “jazz” in the name refers more to a “jazzing up” of classical ballet rather than any musical or dance style. Founded in 1972, the company has pursued its own unique path. Now in...

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LAC presents: Lemon Bucket Orkestra

  Lemon Bucket Orkestra is a guerilla-punk-Balkan-folk-brass band massive like no other. Maybe the only guerilla-punk-Balkan-folk-brass band anywhere. Tracing their genesis back to the streets of Toronto, the original quartet of busking troubadours quickly amassed a battalion of like-minded musical souls.  The full-blown orkestra was born. The multi award-winning ensemble has been heralded as a groundbreaking, genre-bending phenomenon by Canadian and international media alike. Over the past eight years, they have performed on streets and stages around the world, leaving a trail of new friends and dedicated fans in their wake. Equal parts exhilarating precision and reckless abandon, their...

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