Custom-built. Approx 7,000 sq ft home situated in a prestigious Rattray Marsh location just steps to the lake.
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Looking back over the past three years, we have so much to be proud of and we’ve only just begun. For the fourteenth straight year, Mississauga retains its Triple-A credit rating. It’s an important part of our value proposition to attract and retain foreign-direct investment opportunities. We held a series of city-wide initiatives to strengthen professional networks for entrepreneurs, business owners and ambitious youth. We’re on track to get construction underway in 2018 to build the Hurontario Light Rail Transit (LRT) system. The 20 kilometer - 22 stop LRT - will connect GO Train stations from Port Credit and Cooksville. Mississauga’s growing residential and employment population reinforces our bigger efforts to bring about all-day, two-way, GO Train service on the Milton and Kitchener lines with our Missing Link plan. We’ve built Lean into the City of Mississauga’s DNA. Budget 2018 projected savings of nearly $3 million of taxpayers’ hard-earned money. This means a savings of nearly $52 million over the past decade. Making Room for the Middle is our bold new housing strategy to increase the supply of housing for middle income earners. During the 2017 Mayor’s City-Wide Food Drive, we raised $225,409 and collected 265,611 pounds of food. In closing, let me wish you and your family a Merry Christmas and happy holidays. Warmest Regards,
Bonnie Crombie, MBA, ICD.D, Mayor, City of Mississauga
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IN CLARKSON VILLAGE The Annual Tree Lighting in Clarkson took place on Thursday, November 30th, at Chartwell Baptist Church. Squash soup from The Pump and Hot Chocolate kept everyone warm inside. Carols were sung, while Santa and Mrs.Claus happily greeted children young and old. It was a perfect night to ring in the start of the holiday season.
01: Councillor Karen Ras with her daughter & friends. 02: Excited to eat her candy cane after serving by Santa. 03: Serving the delicious Hot Chocolate. 04: Friends having lots of fun together.
GENTLEMEN’S NIGHT Article by: Ryan Raitano
On November 21st, gentlemen from all over the community celebrated a men’s only night, “Bad Hombres,” in support of T’was the Bite Before Christmas. The eventful evening featured exclusive discounts at Cabin: Barber and Gentlemen Supply, door prizes, wine, whiskey and vodka tastings, cocktails, appetizers and great camaraderie. The event was for an excellent cause as all the proceeds from this event went directly to The Compass and The Mississauga Food Bank.
04 01: James, Rob, Jason, John, Dan, Augi & Louie. 02: Mike Bullard getting a close shave. 03: Bill with his son William. 04: Jeff & Clinton.
WHAT WILL YOUR CHILDREN REMEMBER?
e have all experienced “Do you remember when you were little…” questions and although you know it was part of your life, you are at a loss to recall the actual memory. What will your children remember?
Psychologists have been interested in the phenomenon known as childhood amnesia for decades. Researchers have surmised that 7 year olds recall 60% of their earlier childhood events but at age 7 or 8 they remember less than 40%. Researchers, like Professor of Psychology at Emory University Patricia Bauer, say is the onset of childhood amnesia. Memories that persist are those that carry a lot of emotion, or have structure and context. For example, children rarely remember what gift they received for Christmas on any given year, unless it was a new pet of course, but they remember if they were upset because a parent was injured and required a visit to the hospital. Why? Because of the strong emotion of fear for the parent, the story of how the parent was injured, what the hospital looked like and the detail surrounding the injury itself.
Parents can help a child retain positive memories through awareness in building context, shape and structure of the story. For example, give the gift of karate training and they will forever remember that Christmas. They will remember putting on the uniform and white belt right away and they will remember being excited about going to class. Opening a gift that will last a lifetime, with the memory of receiving it, is priceless.
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What a Night! The Renaissance Masquerade Ball, hosted by Mayor Bonnie Crombie and the Board of Directors of the Mississauga Arts Council, was definitely the place to be on November 23rd. Guests arrived to an enchanting room where they were treated to a delicious international dinner. The evening featured some of the finest young performers in the City of Mississauga as well as a fashion show. It truly was a magical evening. 01: Councillors Mahoney, Starr, Ras & Saito. 02: Getting bedazzled. 03: Mayor Bonnie Crombie with friends. 04: Leah & Ash.
TASTE OF PEEL Article & Photos by: Ryan Raitano
The First Annual Taste of Peel Fundraiser, on November 17th, took place in support of the Alzheimer Society Peel, an organization that offers a wide range of programs and services to help those affected by Alzheimerâ€™s disease and related dementias. Craft beer and wine samples flowed while guests toured across various cultural food stations. The night also featured special guests, who left an audience with the perfect pairing suggestions to make a memorable and enjoyable get-together. There were also many different prize stations where guests could donate and receive their prize.
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SOUTH CENTRAL ONTARIO RIBBON CUTTING CEREMONY A very special ceremony was held on October 28th, in honour of the Grand Opening of the Caroline Cunningham Epilepsy Centre for Youth and Young Adults, at the beautiful new office space on Dunwin Drive in Mississauga. The Cunningham family helped with the Ribbon Cutting. There was food and lots of laughter, as everyone gathered in the new space they will be able to enjoy for years to come.
On Friday, October 28th, Eden Food for Change held their annual fundraiser, Taste of Eden at the Portuguese Cultural Centre in Streetsville. Guests enjoyed a delicious buffet dinner prepared by Chef Peter Costello. Guest Speaker, Declan Cross joined the fun and talked about the importance of good food. The “gaming” tables were a huge draw and the fun continues as guests kicked up their heels and made their way to the dance floor. Thanks everyone for helping put food on the tables of those in need!
01: Andrew & Rena with Guest Speaker Declan Cross of the Toronto Argos. 02: Naz Zarifian & Beth Barnes. 03: Councillors Pat Saito & Sue McFadden with Mayor Bonnie Crombie. 04: Jackie, Susan, Debbie & Randy.
WITH A BITE Article by: Ryan Raitano
03 Ladies in the community enjoyed a memorable evening filled with good times and networking at the Port House Social Bar & Kitchen on November 27th. The exciting night featured special guest Ellen Timms, appetizers and door prizes. Ladies Night was in support of T’was the Bite Before Christmas where all proceeds went directly to The Compass and The Mississauga Food Bank.
04 01: All smiles at Ladies Night. 02: Guest Speaker Ellen Timms & Twas the Bite Before Christmas organizer Dan Meadowcroft. 03: Kathy, Sue & Karen enjoying the night. 04: Anna & Lucie.
LEGENDS ROW 2017 INDUCTION CELEBRATION Article & Photos by: Ryan Raitano, Co-op Student
n Saturday, November 4th, the Erin Mills Town Centre was filled with many amazing Mississauga residents and their supporters. This year, seven Mississauga residents were inducted to the Mississauga Legends Row Walk of Fame. The list of special citizens includes; Dr. Ruth Hussey (1915-1984), John Wood (1950-2013), Gary Clipperton, George Stroumboulopoulos, Robert J. Sawyer, Willson McTavish and our former Mayor, Hazel McCallion. Alongside these legends were Mayor Bonnie Crombie, Master of Ceremonies Jake Dheer as well as Ron Duquette, President and Founding Director of Mississauga Legends Row. The Ceremony also featured an inspiring live performance by local band “From Far & Wide.” There is so much for Mississauga to be proud of and this event illuminated the many great people who have demonstrated global, national and local success in a variety of fields. Mayor Bonnie Crombie stated, “Being named a member of Legends Row is the highest honour a citizen of Mississauga can achieve.” For the following people, this award is just one of many achievements in their lifetime. Dr. Ruth Hussey was the driving force behind the 14-year-long public campaign that eventually resulted in the acquisition of Rattray Marsh in the mid 1970’s and saved it from being developed. John Wood was a three time Olympian; the first Canadian to win an Olympic medal on Canadian soil and the first Mississaugan to win an Olympic medal. He trained out of the Mississauga Canoe Club and is credited with inspiring other athletes and kickstarting Canada’s run of success in the sport of canoe/kayak after his podium appearance.
Gary Clipperton is very active within Streetsville. First, he founded and directed the Streetsville based charity choral group, JUSTUS, which performed throughout Mississauga, Canada and abroad for 40 years. He also served his community as founding director of the Bread ‘n Honey Festival, as well as helping create the Meadowvale Theatre, among many other endeavors. George Stroumboulopoulos is a broadcast veteran in television and radio. In fact, he is one of the most trusted and respected broadcasters in Canada. George is also a passionate advocate of many social and environmental issues worldwide and has been an active supporter of numerous causes throughout his successful career. Robert J. Sawyer is one of Canada’s most prolific authors and has been called the Dean of Canadian science fiction. He is one of only eight writers in history (and the only Canadian) to win all three of the science-fiction field’s top honours for best novel of the year.
Among his many contributions to the Arts in Mississauga, Willson McTavish was the Founding Chair of the Mississauga Arts Council, President of the Mississauga Symphony and the visionary of the Living Arts Centre, spending five years of research and writing reports for City Council in order to get this important community project off the ground. Hazel McCallion is the longest serving mayor in the city’s history, having served for 36 years at the time of her retirement in 2014. Her supporters gave her the nickname “Hurricane Hazel” because of her outspoken political style. Hazel guided the new City of Mississauga through an unprecedented period of growth and prosperity. Her life is historic and her legacy legendary.
01: Ron Doucette with all the recipients. 02: Hazel McCallion. 03: Justus. 04: Piper Dan MacDonald. 05: Councillor Pat Saito & Jim Tovey. 06: Local band, From Far & Wide. 07: The Clipperton Family. 08: George Stroumboulopoulos & Mayor Bonnie Crombie.
01: Owner of Crafted Decor Sandra with Leslie at the Annual Christmas Open House. 02: Members of the Mississauga Credit Valley Lion's Club, Charles, M.K, Bill, Jim, Christie, Ed, Luanne & Walter presenting a cheque to Erinoak Kids. 03: Cathy & Dale at Armagh Expressive Art Therapy Exhibit. 04: Some of the amazing Southside Shuffle Volunteers. 05: Mayor Crombie at the Second Annual Youth Employment Expo. 06: Guest Speaker Brandi Deimling of the Alzheimer Society of Peel at the Streetsville Network Edge.
@ WALDEN CIRCLE It is always an enjoyable afternoon when Frances and Nick are in the house. On Monday, November 20th, the residents of Walden Circle were treated to an amazing performance and singalong with Frances and Nick as they transformed the bistro into a Sock Hop.
01: Residents with Frances & Nick.
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On November 11th, The Annual Port Credit Remembrance Day Parade gathered at the Royal Canadian Legion Branch 82 Port Credit and proceeded to the Cenotaph on Stavebank Road. A service was held at The Anglican Church of Trinity – Saint Paul, followed by the laying of the wreaths and poppies at the Cenotaph in the newly named Vimy Park. There were many community members and some local schools in attendance on this beautiful, crisp day.
WITH THE STARS The Mississauga Convention Centre was filled with guests cheering on their favourite Star on Friday, November 3th. The evening started with a cocktail reception followed by a stunning performance by professionals, at Arthur Murray Dance Studio Mississauga. This year’s contestants, Donna Brookes, Greg Gilmore, Bill Guest and Michael Morra had their fans cheering loudly as they danced their hearts out, all in support of Community Foundation of Mississauga. CFOM is an organization that is committed to supporting essential programs and services for children and youth in Mississauga. Congratulations to this year’s winner, Greg Gilmour!
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On Sunday, November 5th, Adventure Canada celebrated their 30th Anniversary with staff and alumni at the Gladstone Hotel in Toronto. There was an exciting itinerary of presenters and entertainers, prizes and trivia. Adventurers brought photos of themselves on an exciting Adventure Canada trip they went on and put them together for a montage of amazing people and places. It was an evening filled with excitement and many reunions.
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by famous works of art and they are displayed and sold at the Streetsville Tearoom. The gorgeous teapot paintings are sold for thirty dollars apiece. All funds go to children in need.
November has been a busy month at Streetsville Secondary School, especially for the school’s sports teams. This month, the Senior girls and both the junior and senior Boys rugby teams won the Region of Peel Secondary School Athletic Association (ROPSSAA) championship. The teams went head to head with different schools across the Region of Peel, and came out on top! It was quite a nail biter as the SSS Senior boys volleyball team competed for the ROPSSAA championship. Everyone was on the edge of their seats, but after a nerve-wracking five sets, Streetsville triumphed. They went on to the Ontario championship where they made it to the quarter finals. The school could not be prouder of the accomplishments of all of their teams.
In order to raise money, and awareness, for men’s health, the Tiger Leadership Council, has done a variety of things around the school. They have done a great deal, including selling Movember themed homemade buttons. The buttons are being sold for fifty cents each, and all the proceeds will be going to the Movember Foundation.
In November Streetsville also has anti-bullying week. Some uplifting anti bullying videos were shown school-wide to raise awareness. Candy grams were also being sold as a way to unite the students, and give them a way to show their friends that they care. On top of all this, students were encouraged to stop by the cafeteria and join in on some friendship-bracelet-making fun! Streetsville also invited Kevin Vowles from the White Ribbon Campaign Jeff Perera from the national Speakers Board who will both address health relationships. For any additional information, please do not hesitate to contact the school at 905-826-1195, or visit the website at www.streetsvillesecondary.com. Also feel free to follow them on Twitter @StreetsvilleSS. Article by: Amber Foley
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This month, the school also hosted an indigenous elder from U of T guest speaker. He came in to share an assortment of stories, as well as Indigenous history. His expression of Indigenous belief systems was riveting, and the students were highly engaged. The school is thrilled that he took time to come and speak to the staff and students. On November 10, the school came together to commemorate the bravery and sacrifice of those who fought and continue to fight for our freedom. It was a beautiful and touching ceremony. This Remembrance Day assembly really put life into perspective, and reminded everyone to stop and take a moment to reflect on everything that has been done to make Canada the wonderful country that it is. Streetsville’s Teapots for Tots fundraiser has also started again. Every year Streetsville’s art student create paintings of Teapots that are influences
Clarkson students have started their very own podcast. The show, which can be accessed at spreaker.com/clkvoices, will officially launch in December. The format of “Chargers on Air” is not exactly defined yet, which is a good thing for students who want to try new things and develop t h e i r vo i ce s i n this medium. While students are familiar with successful programs such as “TED Talks Daily,” “Someone Knows Something,” and “Revisionist History,” they also want to create episodes that will at different times be fun, challenging, provocative, or even experimental. They hope the Clarkson community will support them by accessing their shows and offering feedback. Article by: G. Vassiliou
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LvlUP has some suggestions to keep you motivated, spend family time, as well as head outdoors during this festive season. Many public rinks across town have free skating hours, so why not lace-up and take the whole family out on the ice. Pack some hot chocolate to stay warm, and continue the outdoor activity with a nice hike on open trails. Whether you celebrate it or not, there are many local Christmas markets to visit. These are great areas for the kids as they cater to them with various activities, as well as great places to find those last minute gifts. Many community and fitness centres such as LvlUP, will be open with special holiday hours. These are great places for everyone to have fun and move together. Need something a little closer to home? Have a stroll around your neighbourhood and see all the beautiful decorations.
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If you would rather remain indoors during this time of year, why not dust off some old board games or cozy up with the family by the fireplace to watch some classic holiday shows or movies. There are tons of healthy recipes for baking some festive treats, as well as many creative ways to build a gingerbread house without punishing your waistline. Designing personal handcrafted decorations are all great ways to have everyone work together and spend some quality family time. Be safe this holiday season and let’s all be grateful for the time we share together, whether it be with family, friends or co-workers.
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