Author: Jennifer Mclaughlin

Ambiance Singers to perform benefit concert at Living Arts Centre

Join the Ambiance Singers this May for a memorable benefit concert featuring a variety of musical styles including show tunes, jazz, pop, gospel, and swing. Proceeds from the sale of tickets for this year’s concert will assist the Journey Neighbourhood Centre, which is committed to bringing hope and transformation to the Ardglen/Orenda communities of Brampton. The Centre provides support to children, youth, and families as they take positive steps in their lives. This year’s special guest is Ori Dagan, an award-winning jazz singer, songwriter and recording artist known for his rich baritone voice. Dagan’s critically acclaimed releases S’Cat Got...

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Brampton markets return in June with new location for Harvest Market

The Downtown Brampton Farmers’ Market is returning soon to Main Street North and South (between Nelson Street and Wellington Street) on Saturdays throughout the spring and summer. The market, now in its 32nd year, will opening June 16 and run until Sept. 1. The market offers a broad selection of produce, food items and crafts from more than 50 vendors, as well as entertainment and family-friendly activities.Operating hours are from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. This year also marks the 4th year of the Mount Pleasant Village Market, which runs 4-8 p.m. every Thursday evening from June 21 to...

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Opportunities for Brampton with advanced manufacturing supercluster initiative

Brampton is well-positioned to benefit from new investments and growth in its manufacturing sector with the announcement of an Advanced Manufacturing Supercluster, slated for development in the Greater Toronto Hamilton Area. Navdeep Bains, Canada’s Minister for Innovation, Science and Economic Development, confirmed in February the supercluster would be established with funding support under the federal government’s Innovation Superclusters Initiative. The initiative will bring together small, medium-sized and large companies, academic institutions and not-for-profit organizations to generate progressive strategies allowing manufacturers to be globally competitive. The strategies will equip Canadian manufacturers with tools allowing for innovative product development, optimized production...

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Food trucks coming to Mississauga parks this spring

Finding a bite to eat while enjoying your favourite outdoor park will be much easier starting this spring thanks to the convenience of food trucks. Mississauga Parks and Forestry Division will be trying out a one-year pilot project allowing food trucks to service hungry park-goers in nine parks throughout the city. The pilot received the official go-ahead at the March 7 city council meeting. The project starts May 1 and will continue through April 30, 2019. Food trucks will be permitted onsite during regular park hours of 7:00 am to 11:00 pm. Before the pilot, availability of food for...

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Trillium hospitals receive high marks from Accreditation Canada

Trillium Health Partners (THP) received an unprecedented final score of 99.84 per cent from Accreditation Canada, an independent non-governmental organization that operates as an affiliate of Health Standards Organization. Last November, six Accreditation Canada surveyors spent one week meeting with staff, volunteers and learners in 79 units and departments throughout THP. Of the 2,567 applicable accreditation standards, the hospital met 2,563, which according to the onsite surveyors, was an outstanding accomplishment for an organization the size of THP. A not-for-profit organization, Accreditation Canada works with patients, policymakers and the public to improve the quality of health and social services....

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  1. Black Enslavement in Upper Canada

    November 10, 2017 - April 15, 2018
  2. The Black Community in Peel in the Late 19th Century

    November 10, 2017 - April 15, 2018
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    November 25, 2017 - November 25, 2018

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