Author: Perry Lefko

Tesla 3 owner lists vehicle to rent on Turo

After receiving delivery of his Tesla 3, Stephen Ozsungur is making it available to anyone who wants to rent the much-hyped electric vehicle. The Mississauga resident has made the car, the latest model from Tesla, available on the ride-sharing site Turo. “I’ve always had a passion for Tesla, I’ve always wanted the car, but I couldn’t really justify spending the money on a new Model S (just under $100,000) and Model X (over $100,000) because both my wife, Jennifer, and I have corporate vehicles,” said the 36-year-old salesman. “But I had a lot of immense passion for (Tesla). I...

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Jockey Emma-Jayne Wilson receives Avelino Gomez Award

Emma-Jayne Wilson was born the year after Avelino Gomez died, but she knows all about his riding skills and his antics and is humbled to be the latest jockey to receive the award named in his honour. Gomez, nicknamed El Perfecto, died following a spill in the Canadian Oaks at Woodbine Racetrack in 1980. An award was created in his name and has been given annually since 1984 to a jockey who is Canadian-born, Canadian-raised or a regular in the country for more than five years and has made significant contributions to the sport. The Cuban native, who is...

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Mississauga musician Arlene Paculan excited about latest CD

Mississauga award-winning singer/songwriter Arlene Paculan has changed sounds with her third CD. After playing adult contemporary jazz with her first two releases, she has gone with a pop sound this time on an album titled Home With You. “I’ve always wanted to do adult contemporary, but I’ve always loved pop,” she said. “The last album there was a lot of jazz influence just because of the way I played things and on this one there’s a lot of songs that to other people sounded like pop. I’ve been very influenced by pop. I’m not saying that other music I...

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Mississauga named as part of Rogers’ 2018-19 season Hometown Hockey tour

Mississauga has been revealed as one of five cities that will be part of Rogers Hometown Hockey tour next year. The 25-city tour will come to Mississauga December 22-23. Only five of the 25 cities were revealed on June 7 during Game five of the Stanley Cup Final. Brampton was part of the tour last year. “Our city is honoured to be hosting Rogers Hometown Hockey for the first time in the heart of Mississauga,” said Mississauga Mayor Bonnie Crombie, in a Rogers’ media release. “Hockey is traditionally top of mind during the holidays as families are looking for fun ways...

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Mississauga celebrates Canada Day throughout the city

By Perry Lefko Canada Day is a big day in Mississauga, and there are various places throughout the city to celebrate, from Port Credit to Celebration Square, Malton and Streetsville, and all feature fireworks displays to end the proceedings. “There’s no shortage of amazing places to celebrate Canada Day in the city,” said Jennifer Perrault, Celebration Square events coordinator. “There’s a number of incredible festivals. They all do a fantastic job of showcasing Mississauga artists as well.” The events at Celebration Square run from 2-10 p.m. and Perrault said the overall vibe of the day is celebrating yesterday and...

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