Author: Perry Lefko

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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Streetsville comic book artist drawing a lot of attention

Daniel Wong had to take a step back when told Image Collections in Streetsville promoted him as being the next big thing in the comic book industry in advance of the store’s annual Free Comic Book Day. “I’m not really big on the hype,” Wong said at his booth, outside of Image Collections, which has been participating in Free Comic Book Day, the first Saturday in May, since 2001. “I just like doing what I do, which is draw. For me the satisfaction comes from that, not necessarily the celebrity end.” Wong, who has been a Streetsville resident for...

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Billy Talent reaches a significant milestone

Twenty-five years is a long time for rock bands to stay together, but Mississauga’s Billy Talent is still going strong at they celebrate the milestone anniversary. The band is about to head out to do some touring in Europe, where it has always had a strong connection, and has just announced the launching of the Billy Talent Charity Trust, which will be administered by the band’s drummer, Aaron Solowoniuk. There are also plans to go into the studio in the fall to record a new album. “It doesn’t feel like 25 years,” said guitarist Ian D’Sa. “It’s been a...

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Streetsville Bread And Honey Festival returns for 46th season

The Streetsville Founders’ Bread And Honey Festival has been an annual event in Streetsville since 1973, and this year marks its 46th anniversary. To celebrate the founding of the village, which became a part of the City of Mississauga in 1974, the festival has taken place in June. It is the longest-running and largest-running festival in the city. What began as a one-day event has expanded into a weekend festival, running June 1-3 this year, held in the Streestville Memorial Park. It runs from 5-11 p.m. on June 1, 10 a.m-11 p.m. on June 2 and 10 a.m.-6 p.m....

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Windmill Music hits the right notes with unique approach

It has been another outstanding season for Windmill Music, the ensemble that has been producing vocal productions in Mississauga since 2006 with a unique approach to doing it in a short period of time and in an interesting venue. Windmill Music is headed up by artistic director Brian Pritchard, who was City Centre Musical Productions president for seven years. He named Windmill Music after the famous Windmill Theatre in London, England. Pritchard, who retired after working for the Toronto Dominion Bank for 40 years and does this purely as a hobby, had the idea there were many talented trained...

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