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Editor's Letter Welcome to the Late Summer issue of Mississauga’s magazine; it’s so good to have you here!

As we cautiously move forward towards a new normal and as more vaccines are administered, we’re rediscovering outdoor life in and around Mississauga. Whether it’s making the most of what our city has to offer or packing the car for a road trip, there’s optimism in the air, and rightfully so. Within these interactive digital pages, you’re able to click on the links, watch video and read what the wonderful writers have put together for you. There’s plenty happening this summer so dive right in and see what the hard-working team has been up to the past several weeks via this issue. I’ll keep this intentionally brief as I’ll let the magazine’s strengths speak for themselves. The remarkably, astoundingly talented team thanks you tremendously and I thank you wholeheartedly as without you, there is no Modern Mississauga. I welcome you to connect with me at any point and perhaps we’ll cross paths while enjoying summer outdoors in marvellous Mississauga. Be well, be healthy and be safe as you support and embrace our community. Warmly,

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In conversation with talented singer/songwriter Bree Taylor. 1. DESCRIBE YOUR MUSICAL STYLE IN SIX WORDS OR LESS High energy, diverse, emotional and honest. 

2. YOUR NEW SINGLE, KRYPTONITE, IS VERY RAW EMOTIONALLY AND WELL-WRITTEN. DESCRIBE THE WRITING PROCESS.

It was definitely an emotional one. I had been dating someone who was very non-committal and had me feeling like I was on an emotional roller coaster ride and I had to pour my emotions into a song so one night I just sat there in the thick of my emotions and poured my heart onto the paper and got my feelings out. I took what I had into my writing session with my co-writers Donny Anderson and Murray Daigle and we had a big therapy session and "Kryptonite" was born. I had a very specific intention with this song and writing session knowing what I wanted to say and the vibe of the song and Murray was amazing at bringing the song to life with production. 

3. WHAT'S BEEN THE HIGHLIGHT OF YOUR MUSIC CAREER?

6. WHAT DO THE NEXT 12 MONTHS LOOK LIKE FOR YOU MUSICALLY?

I am hoping to release my debut album in Spring 2022. It is something that I have been working on for over two years and have been putting off until things are fully open and I can tour and promote the album. I hope to be able to book as many shows as possible with things reopening. There might be something special being released before the end of the year ;) 

7. WITH YOUR PREVIOUS SONGS "CRY" AND "BURNING BRIDGES" ACHIEVING TREMENDOUS SUCCESS, WHAT PRESSURE DOES THAT PUT ON YOU FOR UPCOMING SONGS?

I think I always put pressure on myself with every single release. I work hard and put my blood, sweat and tears into my music, so each song has a special piece of my heart and there is always pressure to do better. I have big goals and I want to reach as many people as I can and be able to perform in stadiums, so the pressure is always on when it comes to getting myself there.

A cross Canada tour in 2018 with my first pop album "Unbreakable". I love performing and that was my first tour, a great learning experience and it helped me grow as an artist. Also, my recent nominations for the MARTY awards, Mississauga Music Awards and getting on the second ballot for Rising Star with the CMAOntario awards last year. I am grateful for every opportunity that I have been fortunate to have had and am excited for what’s ahead.

8. IS THERE ANYTHING YOU'D CHANGE IN YOUR MUSICAL JOURNEY?

4. DO YOU WRITE MUSIC OR LYRICS FIRST?

9. WHAT FOUR THINGS BRING YOU HAPPINESS?

I always start a song with a story or intention and that usually leads into lyrics before music. 

5. WHAT SUCCINCT ADVICE DO YOU HAVE FOR UP AND COMING ARTISTS?

Everything happens for a reason and I try to live my life with no regrets. However, I would really love to have not been previously scammed by a manager and a publicist as it cost me thousands of dollars and those were really hard lessons. Independent artists are oftentimes taken advantage of.

Nature, my dog Aria, my friends/family and my boyfriend.

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Stay true to yourself. There is only one you so don't try to be anyone else; focus on what makes you unique. If it’s something you truly want, never give up no matter what someone else says or what the negative voices in your head may say. Believe in yourself and keep growing as a person and as an artist. Educate yourself as much as possible, do your research before hiring people for your team because there are vultures out there who still take advantage of artists unfortunately. 

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SOUTHSIDE SHUFFLE BLUES FESTIVAL RETURNS The Tim Hortons Southside Shuffle Blues Festival (The Festival) is pleased to announce that the festival will be returning to Memorial Park in September. ‘It’s been difficult to plan when you don’t know the rules. We know our fans have been anxiously waiting’, said Kristine Kane, Chair of the Southside Shuffle Board of Directors. ‘Our goal is to safely bring the joy of live music back to the Port Credit Community and bring awareness to Port Credit and Mississauga as a tourist destination. This year our focus is on musicians from Ontario and Quebec.’ Impressively, the positive economic impact to local businesses is over 7 million dollars. The Festival is always a cause for celebration amongst music lovers around the world. It earned a MARTY in 2018 for “Mississauga’s Best Festival” and in 2020, was recognized by Festivals and Events Ontario as one of the top 100 festivals and in 2021, received an Achievement Award for their virtual festival, viewed by over 25,000 globally. Although masks, social distancing requirements and capacity limits will be in place, the festival will safely host two stages. The south stage is free with seating for 120 in the beer tent and room in front of the stage for people bringing lawn chairs/blankets. The ticketed stage in the north end will have limited general admission tickets on the grass (500 due to capacity limits) as well a limited number of tickets (120) for the reserved Bourbon Street tent. There will also be 3 food trucks at both stages. With very short notice to reopen, they could not safely plan for the vendor village. Tickets will be available through Eventbrite and a limited number though Impressionable Gifts (cash only.) Weekend general admission passes are $35 and a single day ticket is $15. Weekend passes for Bourbon Street are $80 and $30 for a single day pass. Enjoy many of the much Street Shuffle bands at the south end of the park, along with plenty of live entertainment in many local establishments. On Sunday September 12th at 11:00 am, take in the Mississauga Music Walk of Fame Induction Ceremony. Chuck Jackson, Artist Director and founder, credits the “great” Board members, a dedicated crew of over 300 volunteers, sponsors, the City of Mississauga, Port Credit BIA, Port Credit Community Foundation and the various

levels of government (Heritage Canada, Ontario Creates & Ontario Trillium Foundation) which provide funding. Since launching in 1999, The Festival has drawn hundreds of thousands of people and set new standards for excellence and growth, earning wides spread, well-deserved accolades.

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er Playlist by shane saunderson With vaccines flying into arms across the country, the heat rising to alarming rates (we’ll talk about that massive issue another time), and people itching to enjoy a bit of life after a year and a half locked inside, summer is fully upon us. However, I’m a firm believer that life is made infinitely better with a good soundtrack. As such, while you enjoy your long-earned pandemic summer, here are a few suggestions for key moments, brought to you by a handful of exceptionally talented Canadian musicians.

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continued... Road Trip! THE BLUE STONES – HIDDEN GEMS

While I’ve never been much of a driver, life can be made infinitely better behind the wheel with the right album. I recently had the good fortune to get to test out the 2021 Kia Sorento X-Line and took a drive up to Algonquin Park for a few days in the woods. As I hit the road early on a Monday morning, I was blessed with minimal traffic, a smooth-as-silk suspension, and an incredible sound system. I threw on Hidden Gems from Windsor’s own The Blue Stones and nodded my head to the beat in smooth satisfaction. This album was the perfect start to a road trip, and I really felt the Sorento and I digging into the road by the time we hit track 7, LA Afterlife. Click here to check out the album!

Pitching a Tent THE NOBLE ROGUES – AUTOMATA

Maybe I’m weird, but I actually really enjoy setting up camp when I first arrive: gathering wood, building a fire, pitching a tent. Though this may be exceptionally narcissistic and self-indulgent, I’ve often been known to throw on my own band’s music when out in the woods. If you’d like to camp the way I do, I recommend playing The Noble Rogues’ latest EP, Automata. Each of the four tracks will have you snapping together poles and pounding in stakes with ease, though I’m personally partial to Sleep When You’re Dead. Click here to check out the album!

At the Cottage ESPANOLA - ESPANOLA

If you’re looking for something to break up the Kim Mitchell monotony at the cottage, why not give a spin to Aaron Goldstein’s love note to rock n roll, Espanola. The self-titled album is a beautiful fusion of rock, psychedelic, blues, and bluegrass. Hailing originally from, you guessed it, Espanola, ON, Goldstein now runs a studio out of Toronto where he continues to record superb Canadian tunes, such as one of my personal favourites, That Old Feeling. Click here to check out the album!

Park Beers THE OBGMS – THE ENDS

With bars being closed off and on for over a year, many of us opted to catch up with friends over beers in a safer, sunnier, and slightly illegal setting: the park. Armed with a makeshift cooler of tallboys and a Bluetooth speaker, I typically opted for harder rock and punk, such as the phenomenal 2020 release by Toronto’s The OBGMs: The Ends. I love this album for its raw energy, catchy riffs, and infectious beats; no better emblemized than by Fight Song. Click here to check out the album!

On the Beach KAYTRANADA - BUBBA

If the sun held out through the weekend and things got really nice, I and many other like me, sought relaxation and rays on one of the many beaches dotting along the shores of lake Ontario. These chill days of relaxing waterside required equally chill tunes from Montreal’s own Kaytranada. His latest LP Bubba can get hips moving, turning any sandy surfside into a instant beach club. Simply turn the volume up and throw on Go DJ. Click here to check out the album!

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On the Water TOR – OASIS SKY

If you’re like Modern Mississauga Editor, Jay Kana, and managed to snag yourself some sort of sea-worthy vessel (even if it is just a kayak), the pandemic has been a great time to get out on the water. I even had a socially-distanced kayak date once! To help you smoothly cruise through the rippling waves, I recommend playing some tunes by Vancouver’s Tor. His 2021 release, Oasis Sky, is a beautifully meditative electronic album that one can lose themselves into while thinking ‘left, right, left, right… don’t flip the thing’. I recommend starting with Foxglove. Click here to check out the album!

Romantic Picnic DANIEL CAESAR – CASE STUDY 01

As the sun slowly fades behind the tree-line and day gives way to dusk, us romantic types like to pull out the checkered blanket and unpack a romantic picnic for two. Be sure to also pack the right tunes to set the mood, such as Scarborough’s own Daniel Caesar. His latest full-length effort CASE STUDY 01, is an R&B masterpiece. If your date isn’t sufficiently woo’d, you probably bought the wrong cheese, or forgot to play Restore the Feeling. Click here to check out the album!

Yard Work WIDE MOUTH MASON – I WANNA GO WITH YOU

Summer also means that there will be no end of projects around the house and yard work to be done. Personally, I like to pair getting dirt under my fingers with something a bit bluesy, and even after 3 decades of listening, Saskatoon’s Wide Mouth Mason always does the trick. Their latest album, I Wanna Go With You, shows the band in a more stripped down format, featuring more blues standards and lap guitar. Just listen to Bodies in Motion. Click here to check out the album!

Around the Campfire TIM BAKER – FOREVER OVERHEAD

Whether you’re plunking away some tunes on a guitar or listening to a speaker around the fire, I’ve always been partial to the music of Hey Rosetta! frontman Tim Baker. In his first solo album after years with HR!, baker assembles an incredible session of poetic, relatable songs that provide the perfect backdrop to staring into the flames. Though the chord fingerings may be tricky to learn on this one, I’ve always loved the opening track, Dance. Click here to check out the album!

Long Weekend THE TRAGICALLY HIP - SASKADELPHIA

In this country, long weekends can really only mean one thing to me: The Tragically Hip. While Gord is gone and missed, the band has recently been going through rarities and unreleased songs from past sessions. Earlier this year, a collection of B-sides from the Road Apples sessions were released under the oh-so-Canadian moniker Saskadelphia. So now, instead of listening to Fully Completely on repeat for 3 days, you can try pressing play on fantastic lost gems such as Ouch. Click here to check out the album!

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As a long-time road trip aficionado, I’ve often dreamed of owning an RV. And this year the urge was stronger than ever. It turned out I wasn’t the only one RV dreaming. According to a CTV news report, there’s been a spike in sales since the pandemic with a significantly higher mix of first-time buyers.

But a part of me had doubts. What if we couldn’t drive it? What if we all drove each other crazy? What if we couldn’t figure out the sewer system like in the Robin Williams’ comedy movie? So we decided to try it out before investing and hit the road with a Midi Motorhome from CanaDream. This Canadian-based company has a fleet of over 1000 RVs in cities across the country, including Calgary, Edmonton, Vancouver, Whitehouse, Toronto, Montreal and Halifax. Their vehicles range from Van Campers designed for two to the Maxi Plus Motorhome that fits four adults and three children comfortably. We chose the

Midi Motorhome, which was roomy enough to give our teenage daughter some privacy and had everything our own home had but on a smaller scale: air conditioner, furnace, shower, toilet, refrigerator, freezer, a queensized bed, two twin beds and dining table.

1000 Islands

Our first destination was the beautiful 1000 Islands, located three hours east of Toronto. We picked a private campground, the Ivy League KOA, both for its location and amenities, particularly internet as my daughter still had three days left of classes. With its outdoor pool, huge bouncy ‘pillow’

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continued... trampoline, hiking trails and store, it felt like a family-friendly resort. Highlights included:

Biking the St. Lawrence Recreational Trail.

Running along the 1000 Island Parkway, this scenic off-road route stretches from Gananoque to Butternut Bay, near Brockville. It was an absolute pleasure to ride with views of the St. Lawrence, attractions en route and even wildlife sightings. We were thrilled to encounter a fox one of our rides. The bike path was accessible from the campground, and it was approximately 15 km to the pretty town of Gananoque, where we had lunch at Stonewater Pub.

Hiking at Landon Bay.

Only a 20-minute bike ride from our campsite, this 225-acre property is part of the 1000 Island National Park, which consists of 26 islands and parts of the mainland. The trails took us through all the features of the UNESCO-recognized Biosphere Reserve: old growth forest, ancient granite outcroppings and marshlands. The Lookout Trail led us to a huge granite slab atop a hill looking over

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Landon Bay, the St. Lawrence River and a few of the region’s 1864 islands. The Avalanche Pass lived up to its name with boulders big and small strewn along it and a wooden platform provided a view of an osprey nest, a majestic eagle-like bird native to the region. It was everything we could have wished for in a hike, including a wishing tree, circa 1850. My wish came true watching my teenage daughter climb the tree.

Merrickville

On the road again, we headed to Merrickville, an endearing village on the banks of the Rideau Canal about 80 kms south of Ottawa. The small town charmed us immediately with its main street lined with boutiques, artist studios and cafés as well as its locks surrounded by picnic-table-dotted parkland. And our campsite, The Lions Club of Merrickville Campground, was located right on the canal and smack dab in the middle of it all.

Walking on Main Street.

Ice cream and coffee from local purveyors

were first on the agenda. Treats in hand, we wandered over to watch a boat navigate the locks on the canal. We picked up a few provisions, including some freshly baked sour dough bread and scones at Nana Bs, a family-run bakery that came highly recommended. Next, a patio dinner and people watching at Main Street Family Restaurant. An evening stroll watching the sunset from the shores of the river finished off our day.

Ottawa

After a morning paddle board jaunt, we followed the Rideau Canal, driving up to our nation’s capital. Our home for the next two nights was the Wesley Clover Campground. Though it was just a 20-minute drive from downtown, you’d never know it. Our site was surrounded by forest, and as we breathed the oxygen-rich air, we felt more relaxed than we had for a long time. Highlights included:

Biking the Rideau Canal Promenade.

Ottawa has an impressive 980 kilometres of bike trails. We parked our RV at the Canadian


Food and Agricultural Museum and cycled along the canal to the city center to see the parliament buildings. Since every good bike ride deserves a reward, we stopped for succulent desserts and a cappuccino at the Canal Ritz, a patio overlooking the canal.

Exploring the Ottawa River.

On this yet another stellar bike ride, we were able to access the trails straight from our campsite and traversed sections of the trans-Canada trail before pedalling along the Ottawa River. We stopped often to enjoy some of the parks along the way. Once again, I was struck by the vastness of Ottawa’s green spaces. We even saw deer on the trail. There was so much more we wanted to do in Ottawa, but our week was over, and we reluctantly drove back to Toronto and handed over the keys.

Verdict?

We thoroughly enjoyed our first RV adventure with CanaDream. What we appreciated most was having such a high level of comfort so close to nature. If the

temperature dipped, we turned on the furnace. Too hot? The air conditioner worked in minutes. When the bugs got bad at dusk, we played cards inside for a bit until it was safe for a campfire and s’mores. We slept well, which meant we had the energy to make the most of our active vacation. None of our worries materialized. Driving was a challenge at the beginning but got easier as we learned to take our time and stay off the busier highways. The interior was spacious and well-designed with more than enough room for our family. And there were no Robin-Williams-like moments disposing the waste. So, are we buying an RV? We’re seriously thinking about it. Would we rent a CanaDream again? Absolutely! canadream.com

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There’s plenty to unpack here for enjoying the breathtaking 1000 Islands region. It’s one of my favourite places to visit in Canada as there’s a plethora of things to see, do and experience. I had a splendid summer visit this year with excellent experiences and making connections with new friends. Special thanks to the team at BMW Canada for providing the perfect traveling companion; a 2021 M5 Competition.

LYNDHURST BERRY HOMESTEAD FARM

My previous interactions with donkeys were by watching the Shrek movies. I don’t have anything against them; I’d simply not crossed paths with one… until my visit with Annick and Jean-Sebastien, owners of the off-grid Berry Homestead Farm in lovely Lyndhurst. Their drove of donkeys were quite affectionate, gently nuzzling up to me and asking for pets and pats, which I happily obliged with. Annick walked me through how these beautiful animals are used for therapy and meditation on-site, how they’re quite intelligent, how soap is made from their milk and that they make a trusty hiking companion. They really are underrated and magnificent animals. Their self-sustaining farm includes growing their own vegetables, chickens/turkeys, there are bee hives and a solar panel grid. After an hour visit, I felt I’d known them for years and left with a stronger appreciation for both donkeys and how they’re carefully reducing their ecological footprint in a modern world. They’ve got workshops for those looking to learn more, which I’ll be tuning in for. berry-h-farm.com

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Every meet someone by chance and after an hour long chat, feel like you’ve known them your entire life? I can add Wendy Banks, owner of Wendy’s Country Market to my list. I’d stopped by mid-afternoon for a small snack to hold me over until dinner, chatted with her daughter, Leigha, about ice cream offerings and the history of the market. Fortunately, Wendy was close by, a quick introduction was given, and through our conversation, I learned just how impactful Wendy’s is in the community. She supports over 60 local businesses, farms, and producers, is the go-to spot for locals looking for fresh produce, preserves, baked goods, dairy, meats, and truly cares for her community. She says "supporting local producers will help ensure the future of a secure food system, and sustain our local communities for generations to come.” As a sixth-generation farmer, she’s an asset to the community, is a wealth of information, treats strangers like family and her selection of goods is astounding. She loves local, lives local and supports local, with you being the lucky recipients of delicious food in an inviting and friendly environment. wendyscountrymarket.com

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WESTPORT

GANANOQUE

FOLEY MOUNTAIN CONSERVATION AREA

The hub for the 1000 Islands region is here; let’s go through some highlights of their dining scene. Anthony’s Restaurant is best enjoyed upon a beautifully lit patio, complete with a view of a creative street mural. Scan the menu for casual dining favourites including pastas, wraps, and sandwiches; the burger and hot wings did it for me! The Old English Pub has a new quaint patio that seems to make the beer taste better and the food more delicious. (Maybe it was due to the perfect summer night in late July when I was there.) Captain Obvious is here to mention what’s on the menu - pub favourites! Choose from fish and chips, burgers, salads, wings and a few other hunger-solving items. Where is the service as sweet as the food? Easy: Panache Bakery & Café. How I didn’t order one of everything is beyond me. What I can speak it is their fresh, flakey, buttery, absolutely perfect croissants and fresh coffee, which made my morning that much better. Laverne’s Eatery is easily found in the heart of Gananoque and serves up oh-so-good baked goods. Everything is made with love and fresh, seasonal ingredients, including free-range eggs and real butter. The kitchen is open so you can watch them create delicious goodness. Get a birds-eye view via the team at 1000 Islands Helicopter Tours and see one of my favourite parts of Canada from high above. You won’t be faulted if your smartphone camera is constantly clicking to capture the captivating scenery. Once you’ve returned to solid ground, pop over to Canada's largest outdoor contemporary art exhibit, found at at Confederation Park. The sculptures are quite creative, the Gananoque River provides a calming backdrop and if you go on a sunny day, you can get some stellar reflection shots via the water. To recharge between days, head over to the Howard Johnson Inn in town for a clean room, pool access, and friendly staff that are happy to see you. Ample parking awaits, along with a pet-friendly environment and you’ll always be minutes away from everything Gananoque. Start planning your visit to the 1000 Islands region where you’ll create thousands of memories.

In the wonderful world of Westport, Foley Mountain awaits. To get a picturesque panoramic view of Westport, use the Blue Circle Trail and in a couple of minutes, you’ll arrive at the Spy Rock Lookout Point. The 3.2 km trail has two gems in the form of benches that look out upon Westport; keep an eye out for them and enjoy the silence and serenity for a few minutes on them. Once you conquer that, there are six additional trails awaiting you, plus they connect to the famous Rideau Trail. rvca.ca/conservation-areas/fee-required/foley-mountain-ca

SCHEUERMANN’S WINERY

After you’ve bolstered your daily step count at Foley Mountain, take the short drive through Westport and soak in all the beauty Scheuermann’s Winery has to offer. Make sure there’s room on your phone for all the pictures you’ll snap of the grounds, especially since it overlooks Westport Sand Lake. Roam the winery and enjoy the views and atmosphere before digging into the wine and food menu. Their wood-fired pizzas are delightfully delicious and their variety of wines include Vidal, Pinot Noir and Chardonnay. These are best enjoyed on their spacious patio, complete with a stellar view. scheuermannwinery.com

WESTPORT VILLAGE

You’ve explored Foley Mountain and refuelled at Scheuermann’s; stroll the streets of this charming village that boasts a small-town feel in a modern world. Pick up dessert at Vanilla Bean’s Café & Creamery (the cinnamon roll and dark roast coffee is a must!) or try the popular Kawartha Dairy ice cream, along with other sweet treats. For beer lovers, pop over to Westport Brewing Company and have a drink on their gorgeous patio. Rosie Yumski’s Fine Foods boasts astounding sauces, jellies, spices, mustards and much more. villageofwestport.ca

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NEWBORO A hidden gem that needs to be discovered comes via Kilborn’s on the Rideau. This massive, multi-level shopping destination has something for everyone, from luxury clothing, home wares, cowboy boots, games, furniture and plenty in-between. Approaching 20 years in business, the friendly staff and wide array of offerings provide visitors with an unmistakeable experience. kilborns.ca

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As we steadily progress towards a new version of normal, our community is safely and steadily reopening. And while Mississauga has plenty to offer year round, there’s something about summer in ‘Sauga that’s made for making marvellous memories. This year especially, after over a year of restrictions, most of us are eager to enjoy the outdoors and rediscover our diverse and exciting city. Create your own local adventuress, explore indoor and outdoor activities, discover hidden gems, delve into dazzling day trips and style your own staycations. With something for everyone, here’s how you can have the best #MySaugaSummer

GET ON OUT!

Wonderful warm weather is best felt outdoors and Mississauga has a plethora of ways to do that! Revel in a round of golf at one of two gorgeous golf courses in the city; Braeben in the north and Lakeview in the south. There are hundreds of playgrounds and parks all over the city. Additionally, soak in summer via numerous spray pads, tennis and basketball courts, baseball diamonds, sports fields, and BMX/skate parks. Danville Park is a hidden gem that’s absolutely stunning at sunset. Keep in motion by moving through the hundreds of kilometres of bike lanes and multi-use trails. With detailed maps available, you can plan a day out, create your own picnic stops, and see the city from a different perspective.

Festivals and events are a signature of summer in our city. While there isn’t the full roster we’re used to, the ones happening this year are both safe and exciting experiences. Sugar Rush, Carassauga Festival of Cultures, the Summer Concert Series, and various Farmers Markets are some of the wonderful ways to create new memories. One of our coolest community hubs is Celebration Square and there’s a long list of reasons to visit often. From the food trucks to the fountain to the several events/activities, make sure there’s lots of room on your phone for pictures and videos. Also, Celebration Square is celebrating their 10 year anniversary this year, so there are even more things to do all summer long! Spend a few hours outside with your dog in one of the many leashfree zones. Located throughout the city, it’s a great way to spend time outdoors and give your beloved pet somewhere to get exercise and tucker them out. If you don’t want to do any cooking and still want the open-air feel, Mississauga is a foodies delight! Plenty of pleasing patios grace all wards of our city. From Malton to Meadowvale, Clarkson to Port Credit and Streetsville to Erin Mills, plus the hidden gems, supporting our valuable restaurant industry has never been tastier or easier.

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STAY IN AND CHILL OUT

Once you’ve got your fill of outdoor adventure, look inward to continue your summer of fun. The Museums of Mississauga welcomes you to experience their new exhibitions, including “We Are Resilient” which explores local climate change effects, plus “The Lengths We Go” which brushes upon the history of hair. With four key large shopping areas, Square One Shopping Centre, Erin Mills Town Centre, Dixie Outlet Mall, and Heartland Town Centre, finding what you need is centralized. If you’re looking for something on a smaller scale, delve into the hundreds of small, local retailers in all parts of Mississauga and support these hardworking community members. Through our network of small businesses, you’ll revisit familiar places and faces, plus stumble upon some new #MississaugaMade favourites.

GO FISH!

In addition being one of the most beautiful cities in the country, fishing in Mississauga and on Lake Ontario offers some of the best fishing in Canada! Plus, you can fish in Mississauga almost year round. If you’re hooked on salmon fishing, the prime salmon season happens from May to September.

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Tourism Mississauga has launched a cool incentive called “Reel in a Deal” which is a fishing incentive program that promotes Mississauga as a prime fishing destination and encourages community members to experience something new. To keep things super-local, when you book a charter with a participating company, simply mention the promo code “REELDEAL” and just like that, you’ll receive a $100 prepaid VISA gift card to enjoy locally. Fun fact: Tourism Mississauga is a proud sponsor of the Silver Salmon Challenge, happening until August 28th, 2021.

STICK AROUND

Ah, the good ol’ staycation, where you can be a tourist in your own city for a few days. Making a repeat appearance after its success in 2020, the “It Pays To Stay” incentive launched at the end of July, and runs into January. Simply book a minimum two-night stay in ‘Sauga with one of Visit Mississauga’s numerous participating hotels, use the online booking promo code and receive a $100 prepaid VISA gift card to spend on all your local adventures. Whether it’s attractions, restaurants, activities, retail or anything else Mississauga has to offer, it really does pay to stay. Share the love and invite friends and family to come to Mississauga! As our community starts to welcome friends and relatives to visit form both near far, the “It Pays To Stay” incentive is ideal to share with them.


SEEK AND YE SHALL FIND

So you’ve made it this far and you’re thinking “this is a wealth of information but I’m a touch overwhelmed; where can find a list of everything you can do locally this summer?” Well that’s where Tourism Mississauga has made it easy! Check out VisitMississauga.ca/MySaugaSummer our follow @VisitMississauga on social to keep up to date on everything you can safely see & do across the City. Or if you are looking for local businesses near you, be sure to hit up #MississaugaMade marketplace - a superb resource that provides on-going local support for all Mississauga businesses. As it’s constantly updated, if either you or someone you know owns a business in our fine city, being included is completely free and broadens your presence to both locals and tourists year round.

LET’S GO!

Now that you have all the information you need to create your marvellous and memorable #MySaugaSummer, it’s time to take action and enjoy summer in your city. Use visitmississauga.ca or mississaugamade.ca as your launching point and then its onwards, upwards and outwards from there! Tag Modern Mississauga Media and Visit Mississauga in your pictures with the hashtag #MySaugaSummer

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As of August, over 71% of Ontario adults are fully vaccinated, and over 81% have received one dose, both strong figures in the means of arming ourselves against COVID-19. As The Beatles say, it’s been a “long and winding road” over the past 20 months and the past few months have shown that our march toward a new modern is being done with confidence. As I’ve seen our city via car, bike, kayak, hiking and walking, there are more smiles on faces, more laughter, and a lighter mood envelops Mississauga. Patios have fewer and fewer empty seats, there’s more pedestrian traffic, more bikes. Online, the posts are steadily becoming increasingly positive with people showing off how they’re supporting local, where their vacations/getaways are that are within a few hours of the city, and generally upbeat and positive. Summer in our city wasn’t the same in 2020 but from what I’ve seen so far in 2021, we’re making up for lost time but not tipping the scales in excess. The important aspect to keep in mind is that we’re not fully done with COVID; or should I say COVID isn’t fully done with us with the Delta variant on the horizon. That being said, the push to get fully vaccinated is more imminent than ever to increase resistance to the new variant. With Step 3’s freedoms, I feel that it’ll help accelerate those who want both jabs to get them. We’ve soldiered through the trenches for almost two years and with the end-of-the-tunnel light becoming increasingly bright, I can’t imagine why anyone would want to return to the proverbial trenches.

Does the warmer weather play a contributing factor in the upbeat attitude in our city? Sure. The stronger player here is the double vaxxing and the increased mobility it provides. Thankfully, Mississauga’s leadership team has taken COVID seriously and reacted well to help keep residents safe through all three steps. And fortunately, it hasn’t mirrored the next higher level of government, which certainly hasn’t helped. Small business owners who have weathered the storm are now seeing in-person visits (safely, of course) and with them comprising 90% off all businesses in Mississauga, this is one instance where I’d happily wait in a line up if it means supporting our community. And based off what I’ve seen around town, I’m not the only one. Before I wrap this up, I do understand the realism of where we are. Yes, the air of optimism is wonderful and we’re rediscovering our communities with fewer restrictions. Know that there are still some restrictions in place and that not everyone will share your opinion on the validity of COVID or the vaccine. All you can do is present facts and scientific data/proof from verified sources; you can’t force someone into sharing how you feel and think.

For now, let’s safely enjoy the latter half of summer in Mississauga and hope that we can keep moving forward together as a community.

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How Mississauga's Parkland On The Glen Can Become

A Home At Mississauga’s Parkland On The Glen,

we are proud to be a resource for seniors and their families. In addition to permanent stays, Parkland offers respite and short term stay options to provide seniors and their loved ones with peace of mind, with the comfort of knowing support is available in times of need. For Jeanette Belanger, after being hospitalized with COVID-19 for over three months, that peace of mind and support was a top priority. “After I was sent home from the hospital, I realized I needed some support,” says Jeanette. It was at that time she started looking for a short term housing option that provided respite care. Parkland on the Glen was top of mind for Jeanette because her sister-in-law has happily lived in the community for over six years. Jeanette says she admired the beautiful building, delicious meals, relaxed, friendly atmosphere and the care they can provide. “I like having safety features here and transportation to doctors and hospitals and all of the social events,” says Jeanette. She moved in June and within a few weeks she made the decision to make Parkland on the Glen her permanent home and encourages anyone thinking about senior living to try it out with a short term stay. “It was such a good fit for me,” says Jeanette.

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“With short term stays you can experience daily living by participating each day. And all your chores and health stresses are looked after so you can enjoy things more, relax and have a social life,” says Jeanette.

Discover Parkland on the Glen

Perfect for those who need of respite care, selling their home, temporarily displaced or unsure if now is the right time, short term stay residents not only enjoy beautiful, accessible suites, they also have access to Parkland’s signature Harmony Wellness Program, exceptional dining experiences and vibrant community. To learn more about short or long term stays at Parkland on the Glen, please contact Grace at 905-820-8210 or visit experienceparkland.com

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STEELHEADS by matt cullen Matt Cullen, the radio voice of the Mississauga Steelheads recently sat down with the Owner/President of the Mississauga Steelheads to talk about the year without hockey, how it impacted him, the team and the sport and what the future holds:

Matt Cullen: What are you most excited about when the puck finally drops in October?

Elliott Kerr: I can’t wait to hear the fans back in the facility

and seeing our family of season ticket holders face-to-face. I also can’t wait to see our billet families and clearly, our players. I know, understand and feel the frustration of all these groups. It’s been a difficult period of time but once the feel of hockey comes back, the smell of hockey, the atmosphere of hockey, I think we’ll soon forget what we’ve lost over the last 16-18 months and just enjoy that hockey is back.

our VP of Communications & Business Operations is poised to be a powerful leader and there is a lot of ramping up on the staffing side. It will be a renewed focus in connecting with corporate Mississauga. Yes, we are the Mississauga Steelheads but Oakville is our market, Brampton, Caledon, Toronto – those are all our markets.

MC: How will this upcoming season in the OHL be different from past years?

EK: We’re going to have to be conscious of safety protocols

to protect our players, staff and fans. A lot of that will be driven by the guidelines set out by the province. Whatever we are asked to do, believe me, we will do more. That also applies when we reach out to schools and minor hockey. We are going to need to reinvent what we usually do so safety protocols are part of the process. We have to be ready to adapt.

MC: How has the pandemic changed the landscape for

MC: What is your message to your loyal fans, but also to your

EK: First of all, my heart breaks for our three overage players from

EK: My message is - We are back. We will return with an outstanding

the Steelheads?

last year: Nic Canade, Richard Whittaker and Kai Edmonds. Not being able to finish their OHL careers and to have lost that opportunity, my heart breaks for them. I hope they’ll be able to continue their hockey careers. Going forward for us, we have to reconnect with our sponsors. We have to reconnect with minor hockey, season ticket holders and group sales people. When we reached out before, we didn’t have a start date. Now we do.

MC: What will the Steelheads be doing differently from a business perspective?

EK: When you are out of business for the past 18 months,

new fans?

hockey team that will provide the best sport entertainment on the planet. We’ve been out of the market for 18 months. We’ve lost almost two full seasons. We have to rebuild the Steelheads brand. There are a lot of people looking to be entertained. We have to communicate what a wonderful entertainment opportunity and family-oriented environment we have. If you haven’t experienced Steelheads hockey before, give us a try. You will not be disappointed. For those returning fans, we appreciate your loyalty very sincerely. I look forward to shaking hands or hugging or fist bumping everyone. Our season starts on October 9 and our home opener is October 22. I am counting the days. It’s been long overdue.

we unfortunately lost some really good people. Mike Hastings

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THE WORLD’S BEST QUIZ QUEST! Behold, Modern Mississauga's first QUIZ QUEST! Hope the Choose Your Own Adventure people don't hit us with a lawsuit… Starting at Q1, choose an action and follow the directions in square brackets. Can you find a way out of the mysterious forest?

Q1. You are walking alone in a deep, dark wood.

a) Continue [Go to Q7] b) Go back [Go to Q4]

Q2. You come to a cave. The

entrance is covered with vines and moss, untouched for years. a) Enter the cave [Go to Q11] b) Keep moving [Go to Q12]

a) Turn left [Go to Q2] b) Turn right [Go to Q12]

Q12. You come to a clearing. There is a cottage. It looks empty, but thick black smoke is rising from the chimney. a) Enter the cottage [Go to Q15] b) Peek through the window [Go to Q19]

Q17. You hide in a nearby

bush. The stranger shuffles past. You feel a spider on your neck. a) Swat at it [Go to Q22] b) Give it a snack [Go to Q6]

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The forest is blanketed in mis Soon you cannot see anything at all. You brush against some thing that feels like feathers a) Touch it [Go to Q10] b) Flee [Go to Q2]

Q7. You continue walking.

You walk for days and days. The sky above you is a distant memory. You come to a fork in the path.

Q3. You follow the stranger.

Q8. A light appears in the distance, where before there was only darkness. Reaching it, you find a quaint village nestled among the trees. The people here welcome you home, but their voices sound like static. [END]

Q9. You sit down. You wait

Maybe you sleep. You can’t be sure anymore. A strange is coming toward you.

a) Greet the stranger [Go to b) Hide [Go to Q17]

Q13. You reach the heart of the

cave. There is a cold, still pool. You look into the water and see yourself as you truly are: the eighth and final reincarnation of legendary hockey man Mats Sundin. Behind you a thousand eyes glitter in the dark. [END]

Q18. You ask for directions. The stranger raises a bony finger and points down a winding path that wasn’t there before. It turns back the way it came. a) Follow the path [Go to Q12] b) Follow the stranger [Go to Q3]

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Q10. You are flying high above the forest. The ancient ruins of your hometown lie below. How long were you wandering in the mist? Centuries, millennia, eternity. You feel the wind in your feathers. You are free. [END]

Q5. The hands on the clock-

face spin, as if laughing. The stranger whispers, “Supping time,” and offers you a mottled grey mushroom. a) Eat it [Go to Q21] b) Turn it down [Go to Q16]

Q11. Inside the cave is a skeleton. Somehow, you recognize that the bones are yours. Your skeleton is holding a newspaper. The headline reads BEYOND BE-LEAF! THE CUP COMES HOME! The date is obscured. Whenever you look at the paper, your vision blurs and you feel transported… a) Take the paper [Go to Q2] b) Continue inwards [Go to Q13]

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Q6. You offer the spider a handful of dead flies from your collection. The spider hisses, “You have passed the test.” [Go to Q8]

Q16. You turn it down.

Q15. Inside the cottage, Erin O’Toole sits by a greasy

fire. He rises when you enter. “Off for my morning run,” he smiles. “Have a cold one waiting for me.” He jogs out the door and immediately returns.

a) Offer him a crisp Ontario craft-brewed lager [Go to Q20] b) Tell him he’ll need more than… whatever this is to beat Trudeau [Go to Q20]

Q20. Erin O’Toole grins as if posing for a photograph. He sits down by the fire. Miniature Canadian flags fall from the ceiling. He rises. “Off for my morning run,” he smiles. You awake as from a bad dream, haunted by memories you can't describe. You vow never to shotgun six velvety-smooth Tim Hortons Cold Brews ever again. [END]

The clock-faced stranger crumbles the mushroom in its fleshless palm, then bursts into flame. The ashes smell of marigolds. You are alone. [Go to Q8]

Q21. You eat the mush-

room. A mist surrounds you. The tick-tock tick-tock of the clock-faced stranger becomes deafening. You feel yourself changing. [Go to Q10]

Q22. You miss. The spider

bites you and you die. [END]

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MALTON MINUTES by natalie hart

What does Stage 3 mean to Malton? Not just reopening of our many small businesses but also being able to see our friends, family and community again! It is so exciting to be able to see each other in person in our stores, restaurants and at our homes. Now that there are more options how will you spend your summer? Outdoors still offers more safety if you and your friends are still waiting for your 2nd dose or you want a larger group gathering. Is it a wedding? What a great chance to support a local store for your outfit, gift or just that pre-event snack.

MANY OF ARE WONDERING HOW TO BEST SUPPORT OUR LOCAL SMALL BUSINESS COMMUNITY IN WAYS THAT GO BEYOND JUST SHOPPING THERE. Did you know that you can help them without spending any money? Here are a few great ways to boost the profile of your favorites. • Post a review on Google or Yelp • Tag them in a social media post about the service you received (add a picture if you can) • Follow them on social media, like, comment & share their posts to increase their reach • Refer friends, family & coworkers to them • Encourage them to add themselves to lists like MississaugaMade.ca

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How else can you keep Malton a vibrant active community? You can plan a litter clean up with friends, share information on vaccine clinics, support a food drive or support a local artist. It is important to make sure you are following the guidelines local businesses have in place to ensure safety for all. Capacity limits, social distancing and indoor masking remain important to reduce the risk to customers and employees. These rules are in place to protect us all, so we can all help by being kind to the employees who are doing their best to make sure that the space you are in is as safe as possible. Kindness goes a long way to making each day a little brighter and it is easy to share with each other.

Vaccine Access in Peel As we start to see mass clinics winding down how can we be sure to get those first doses or second doses to protect each other? It’s a valid question as the process starts to shift into a more localized delivery. Social media has played a strong role in helping to locate vaccines, run by volunteers Vaccine Hunters on twitter and Facebook has helped thousands of Canadians book their shots. How else can you find information? Here are few important resources: • The Region of Peel website Book your COVID-19 vaccine - Region of Peel (peelregion.ca) is updated to include Pop Up’s as they are planned. You can also call them at 905 791 5202 8am to 8pm which offers language supports as well. • Pharmacies are another great source, but it can feel hard to find out what is offered and where. You can use filters such as hours, vaccine type and location COVID-19 pharmacy vaccine locations (ontario.ca) to make sure you find what you are looking for! • Community outreach is a key part of how we will get there as Jill Promili found of For Jude For Everyone says “Ontarians have done a great job stepping up to get vaccinated, but we only get to the other side of this together. We need to work now to reach people in our communities who haven’t yet been vaccinated with local efforts driven by empathy.” Our communities have been stepping up with flyer deliveries, social media outreach, and fun events to encourage participation. Walk in access, language supports, themed clinics all help us reach other groups. Check out Reel Peel for some fantastic stories about why residents choose to get vaccinated. Making sure friends, family and your community has the information they need to access a vaccine is a big way you can help others.

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4 REASONS TO

PLAY NEW SPORTS

THIS SUMMER

There’s this common misconception that many people have when faced with the prospect of trying something new specifically when it comes to sports and other activities that require moving your body - that you need to be good at something in order to participate in it. It turns out that how good you are at a sport has no bearing on your ability to extract the benefits of physically participating in these activities. To help you say “Yes” the next time your friend asks you to sub in to their ultimate frisbee league because they’re short a player or pump up the tires on that old bike and go for a ride on the weekend check out some of these awesome benefits of playing new sports this summer. 

1. NEW SPORTS CAN HELP YOUR BRAIN GROW

We all know the physical benefits of being active but we don’t often discuss the benefits that extend beyond that. Studies show that developing and executing motor skills that are new can be equally challenging cognitively as other intellect-based activities (think sudoku). Learning new sports often requires you to learn new movement patterns which can promote positive brain growth that typically doesn’t occur much during adulthood otherwise.

4. DEVELOP ACTIVE FRIENDSHIPS

Getting and staying active in a variety of ways not only brings you the opportunity to interact with a larger group of people but will also help you forge friendships with individuals who will often be like minded in their enjoyment and pursuit of physical activities. Join a volleyball team and they might invite you to go on a hike or play some frisbee with them on an upcoming weekend. Your golf buddies might challenge you to walk a round instead of taking a cart. The wider the variety of sports you sample the wider you cast your net when it comes to finding a ‘fitness support group’ of sorts that goes a long way to helping you maintain an active lifestyle. Remember that while it’s always important to ease into new activities you can’t get the benefits of being active sitting on the couch waiting until you get ‘in-shape’ to be active. Play and try new sports often, and try not to worry about if you’re good at them or not. Remember the key is to have fun and be active at every opportunity you have. 

2. HELP DECREASE YOUR RISK OF INJURY

It turns out that people that participate in a variety of activities on a regular basis have improved neuromuscular control when compared with people who just participate in a single activity all the time. While this is extremely important for young athletes who are developing fundamental motor control skills at young ages the benefits of this still extend to all ages.

3. BENEFIT FROM ACTIVE REST DAYS

While it’s necessary to take days off of the gym or any intense sport you’re pursuing there’s a growing body of evidence advocating for ‘Active Rest’ days which involve you moving your body, getting the blood flowing while participating in a recreational activity at a lower intensity than you would a competitive sport or gym session. If you’re already heavily involved in a sport or physical activity that you take fairly seriously, picking up a recreational activity that you can approach with a more ‘fun’ attitude can serve as great stress relief from the rest of your training or the other responsibilities in your week.

By Alex Cibiri, Element CrossFit Passionately improving the lives of those around him through an uncannily relatable approach to health and wellness, Element has been a hub in the growth of both CrossFit and the micro-gym industry in Canada. With a focus on creating lasting change through the pursuit of fitness and other meaningful life experiences, Element is changing lives through revolutionized personal and small-group training across both virtual and physical environments.

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THAT DOESN’T FIT YOUR NEEDS! by corrie harding-keizs Your family has grown, but your current house has not. No amount of renovations will change that. That’s exactly why I created the C|H|K Real Estate Method, 5 steps to help families like you strategically upsize with clarity and ease.

STEP ONE

DISCOVERY & CLARITY

STEP FIVE

LET’S GET MOVING!

We want to help make your move easier, we’ve created a step by step closing process to make sure you are supported from offer acceptance to moving into your new home! We want to be your real estate facilitator for life! We care and want you to feel and know that. We are relationship-based, not transactional. Beyond the sale, we’re still here for you.

When we meet, we’ll review your list of wants and must haves. Next, we’ll tour your home so you can show me YOUR NEW LIFE IS WAITING FOR YOU... the pros and cons. This will give me further insight into what you’re looking for in your next property. We’ll review For any of your Real Estate questions, call Corrie at 416-833-5516 comparable sales and homes for sale to determine current market value. corrieharding.com corrie@northgroup.com

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NUMBER TALK & GO TIME!

Now it’s time to understand what you can afford and qualify for. We need to know your budget and get you preapproved. It’ll also give you negotiating power in an active market. Once you’re pre-approved, it’s time to get looking and find the property you love.

STEP THREE PREP T0 SELL

We’ll re-prioritize your list of what you ‘need’ to do to have the biggest impact. We’ll provide and arrange the suppliers and manage the process. We have one chance to make a first impression. Prep and staging will help your property sell quicker and for more money. The best part - we cover all these costs (outside of renovations) to prep your property for sale!

STEP FOUR

MARKETING STRATEGY

We know marketing - well! We tell a story and only work with the best to capture photography, drone, 3D, and video. Our goal is to expose your property to as many potential buyers as possible. We make sure our listings stand out from the rest.

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RESTORE YOUR CORE Three reasons why the pelvic floor is important in attaining your fitness goals

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For many years, “the core” has been a buzzword in fitness. From crunches to planks, “engage your core” has been the focus of many strength training routines. But there is a fundamental misunderstanding of what the core actually is. The core is not just two parts (front and back) as many believe. It’s actually four parts: front, back, top and, the most fundamental part, the bottom, also known as the pelvic floor. When your pelvic floor isn’t functioning properly, problems like chronic pain, incontinence and prolapse can arise, even if you aren’t a “little old lady” or have recently given birth (as the TV commercials would have you believe). But beyond this, pelvic floor dysfunction can seriously hinder your big-picture fitness and movement goals. Here are three reasons why you need to pay attention to your pelvic floor:

#1: IT’S YOUR FOUNDATION

Think of your pelvic floor as your foundation. If your foundation is weak, everything else is negatively impacted — a ripple effect is created throughout your entire body. Having a strong, properly functioning pelvic floor helps manage not only leaking, prolapse and pain, but also keeps your hips, knees, back, and shoulders in proper alignment too. With proper alignment, your body is able to execute movement more efficiently, making each exercise you do more effective.

#2: KEEPS YOU INJURY FREE

A direct effect of proper alignment is that you will be less likely to sustain an injury. Oftentimes, the root of an injury is improper alignment. When you address the “core” of the issue and practice good alignment from a foundational level (i.e., your pelvic floor), your whole body will be working more effectively, thereby reducing the chance of a movement-related injury.

#3: IT’S GOOD FOR YOUR MENTAL HEALTH

Nearly 3.5 million Canadians suffer from some form of incontinence, and recent studies are showing the negative impacts leaking can have on your mental health. Anxiety about leaking can lead to depression, low selfworth and isolation. Exercise and movement has been shown time and time again to have a positive effect on mental health, so if you can address the pelvic floor dysfunction at a base level, reducing (or even eliminate) leakage, then your much more likely to embrace movement and positively affect how you feel about yourself!

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striving to empower youth to learn and build with artificial intelligence Co-Presidents, Andrew Shao and Eugene Zhang, are running the annual hackathon with the support of the Canadian-Federal Government’s #RisingYouth Grant, which supports communitydriven events. The 36-hour event, set to take place on August 20-22 2021, is expected to garner around 450 participants and a variety of speakers, sponsors, and workshops! Hackers who participate can expect to see around $3000 worth of prizes, and lots of swag. Anyone who is 13-19 years of age and in school are eligible to participate.

By encouraging youth to unlock their full potentials and providing opportunities for minorities, such as through our Radia Perlman Award, dedicated to the Mother of the Internet, which targets young women entrepreneurs.” Ignition Hacks 2021 is running completely virtually this year, to reach a global audience. The event will be hosted on Remo, one of the event’s sponsors, who graciously offered their web hosting services for our event and communication will take place on Discord. Any who wish to sign up should expect a weekend filled with hacking, innovation, and fun!

“Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning is becoming more and more prevalent in our day to day lives, and most youth do not have either the drive or resources to begin working with the new technology. Ignition Hacks 2021 was created to empower youth who may have found AI too daunting to begin exploring the world of ML with the help of guided projects, mentors, and workshops!” says Andrew Shao, Co-President of the Event.

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He goes on to say “Our purpose is further emphasized by the COVID-19 pandemic, which has drastically decreased engagement and learning for students globally. Ignition acts as a medium for student collaboration and enrichment by focusing on handson applications of machine learning through a series of workshops and seminars featuring guest speakers. Furthermore, we also provide a wide array of support for beginner hackers, to introduce more aspiring youth into the world of artificial intelligence and machine learning. Ignition Hacks addresses a variety of community issues, in creating a stimulating environment for underrepresented groups in STEM. MODERN MISSISSAUGA | LATE SUMMER 2021 63


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STAGING FOR SELLING SUCCESS: Home staging in a sellers’ market

by patricia stock-abdallah Home staging is quickly becoming a necessity when it comes to selling a home in this whitehot housing market. For some, they wonder if staging is necessary. Stop wondering — it absolutely is! Let’s break down four reasons why staging is so important, especially in the current housing climate. First, home buyers’ urgency is massively increased. With heightened urgency, many buyers are finding that they are more attracted to the beautifully staged homes because it reduces the amount of time and brain power it takes to imagine what the space could look like after the purchase, and therefore they are more likely to put an offer in immediately. Today, active buyers want to get a home and want to get it fast. Staging propels the decision forward by allowing buyers to visualize the logistics of the home without investing too much mind-space.

Second, the seller gets more money! Home staging is used as a marketing tool — a staged home sells for more money than an unstaged home. As any marketing tactic, home staging showcases a home in all it’s beautifully designed glory. By investing in a home stager, a picture-perfect home hits the market and buyers are willing to pay top dollar for this. Home staging completes the look of a home and gives it the final finesse. Third, we live in an online world. Buyers are looking at properties online prior to committing to see them in person. A staged home shows much better in photos, resulting in increased traffic flow to the property. And finally, home staging is about evoking emotion — and when a potential buyer gets emotionally invested in a property,

the likelihood of a strong offer increases. Home staging helps to create this emotional response in buyers, allowing them to feel good about a space, feeling and seeing excitement in the beauty of a property. It brings the wow factor! Buyers can use their imagination easier, visualizing themselves living in a space by the way a home is staged. This wow factor is relevant in any market, but even more important when the market is hot. So if you are thinking of skipping staging your home, think again. Home staging is quickly becoming a requirement in order to sell your home for the top dollar sellers are looking for.

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TES PROCEDURES by daniela fonseca The field of estates in Ontario has been long overdue for an update or at least some changes to address the complaints that administering estates takes too long or is too expensive. With the introduction of the Smarter and Stronger Justice Act 2020, there are some changes that have been introduced that aim to modernize and (hopefully) improve access to the justice system, particularly in the area of estates. The Smarter and Stronger Justice Act 2020 introduced changes to the Estates Act, which came into force on April 1, 2021. These changes introduced a new Small Estates rule 74.1 under the current Rules of Civil Procedure, which among other civil matters direct certain procedures involved in the administration of estates in Ontario.

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A small estate is now defined as an estate valued under $150,000.

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Under the Rules of Civil Procedure, an individual looking to receive confirmation of their authority to act as an administrator or executor of the small estate of a deceased person can now apply for a ‘Small Estate Certificate’ instead of a ‘Certificate of Appointment of Estate Trustee’. This change will ideally streamline the process for smaller estates that might otherwise not be administered due to the perception of high cost and inconvenience relative to the size of the estate. The application under the ‘Small Estate’ route involves filing an application for small estate certificate, proof of death, an original will (if applicable) along with proof of due execution such as an affidavit of execution of one of the witnesses. All persons entitled to a share in the estate must also be notified of the application and provided with a copy of the will. The application may not be filed until 30 days after complying with this notice requirement. It is a more condensed application compared with the ordinary procedure of obtaining a Certificate of Appointment of Estate Trustee, however the

certificate itself for a Small Estate does require a list of all assets to be listed because the trustee will be limited to administering only those specific assets. This is a significant difference from a Certificate of Appointment. Though not necessarily a bad thing, if the applicant discovers other assets outside of those specified in the Small Estate Certificate after having obtained it, which results in an estate valued in excess of $150,000, the applicant will need to pursue the ordinary route of obtaining a Certificate of Appointment. This may result in further delay and higher costs so it is important that an applicant ensures they make careful inquiries about the assets of the estate. Under the ordinary procedure, applicants for certificates of appointment in certain situations may be asked to post security called an ‘administrative bond’, which can be up to double the value of the estate. In a small estate application, this requirement does not apply as long as there are no minors or beneficiaries under disability. The introduction of these changes will hopefully result in speedier administration of small estates at a lower cost. The goal is that an estate that would otherwise be left unsettled would instead be divided among the intended beneficiaries named in the will of the deceased or the next-of-kin if there is no will instead of potentially being transferred to the government. As always, it is recommended that potential executors/administrators for any estate, whether it is large or small, seek advice from a lawyer specialized in this area to understand their rights and obligations. If you have any questions regarding this article or any estate administration matter, please do not hesitate to contact our the KMB Business and Succession team.

Daniela Fonseca 905-276-0415 dfonseca@kmblaw.com

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ACKS for the world by robert campbell One step beyond custom cabinetry,

Rosehill Wine Cellers at 1686 Mattawa Avenue has shipped wooden wine racks to upscale homes and restaurants in every province across Canada and to almost every State in the USA. Rosehill has sold their wares overseas too; there have been orders sent to Europe, Asia and Africa. They’ve shipped specialized wine storage shelving to ski chalets in the Rockies, cruise ships in the Caribbean, and vineyards with huge private cellars in Napa and Niagara Falls. Closer to home, Rosehill’s handiwork can be found in hundreds of hotel bars and in the basements of thousands of luxury homes across Ontario.    Modern Mississauga readers may have seen lumber trucks delivering skids of raw materials to Rosehill's Mattawa Ave facility. The business processes around thirty-five hundred board feet of premium hardwood lumber per month, plus a hundred sheets of Baltic birch plywood, a dozen buckets of wood glue, several rolls of veneer edging and many other supplies.   Most of the raw materials originate in Canada, but some wood species are imported from the United States, and both sapele and mahogony journey here from the other side of the world. The best wine cellar racking is made from maple, walnut, beech, white oak and California redwood. These woods are better suited to wine racks because they absorb vibrations, hold their shape in humid conditions, and are odourless which means the shelves' smell won’t affect the taste of the wine. Employees are proud to work at Rosehill and that’s because they get paid to handcraft custom wood shelving and wall cabinets in a creative space populated with like-minded enthusiasts.  It’s a dream job for professional woodworkers and many use the firm’s well-appointed wood shop to produce their own projects after-hours.  Once the rough lumber has been smoothed, routed and cut to the required lengths, the pieces advance to the assembly phase. Senior cabinetmakers with many years of experience follow detailed plans to join the parts together as wall cabinets and wine racks.

Last are the finishing touches which include staining, lacquering, and waxing certain woods. Sliders, hinges, glass panels and LED lights are installed where necessary and the pieces are wrapped for transport. Rosehill has an installation team which works offsite building wine cellars in residential homes and businesses.     Rosehill Wine Cellars has already been profiled by some of the most prestigious design magazines in the world, and their gorgeous commercial cellar projects are regularly discussed on TripAdvisor and Yelp, but few Mississauga residents realize this business exists and is in their neighbourhood. Rosehill Wine Cellars’ Showroom is open 10am to 6pm most days and this attraction is filled with cellar accoutrements.  This retail store is a must-visit shopping destination for anyone storing wine.

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