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Happy New Year! 2017 has been a tremendous year for the City of Mississauga. We have so much to be proud of and we are making great strides towards building a complete, world-class City. I'm looking forward to the promise of 2018 and the chance to begin anew. While we look back, we also look forward to the possibility a New Year holds for personal and professional growth, to strengthen our relationships and build new ones, as well as to set a new course toward our goals. It seems these days that we are constantly being divided. You only need to turn on the news to see that there are some who seek to sow division and strife. Yet we know that by working together, celebrating our differences, and understanding that our diversity is our strength, we can take on any challenge and succeed beyond our wildest dreams. This is the Mississauga I know and love.
So, in 2018: Count your blessings instead of your crosses. Count your gains instead of your losses Count your joys instead of your woes. Count your friends instead of your foes. Count your smiles instead of your tears. Count your courage instead of your fears. Count your full times instead of your lean. Count your kind deeds instead of your mean. Count your health instead of your wealth. Love your neighbor as much as yourself.
Thank you for your ongoing commitment to building a better community. Please see www.mayorcrombie.ca for my year end public statement reflecting on what we've accomplished, together and what more we still need to do. In 2018, I look forward to working with you and all residents to build a great city. I wish you and your family a healthy, happy and prosperous New Year!
Bonnie Crombie, MBA, ICD.D, Mayor, City of Mississauga
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CHRISTMAS On Sunday, December 10th, the Lakeshore Corridor Community Team held their 5th Annual Gift of Christmas. The LCCT team hosted over 150 children and parents at the Port Credit Legion. A delicious traditional turkey dinner was served, as well as dessert from La Villa Bakery. Every child had a visit with Santa and then received their present and opened them together. What an amazing site to see as all the childrenâ€™s faces lit up when they received their very own computer tablet, to help support their education. Truly an amazing group that provides acts of kindness in our community!
HOW TO BE SUCCESSFUL
IN A NEW YEAR RESOLUTION
have many theories, but the one that is most pervasive is that we choose unrealistic goals, take huge steps to make major changes, which sets us up for failure and not success. So how can we find success? To be successful we must: 1) Be realistic in what we want to achieve 2) Not stand alone, you will find success if you are engaged with others to the same end 3) Give yourself a break, if you slip up then allow yourself a restart 4) Create your goal using incremental steps to limit the amount of pressure you put on yourself 5) Have the support of your family to cheer you on.
ver since I can remember on New Year's Eve, my parents would say what their resolutions were for the upcoming year. I can recall that my Mom would have the same resolution year after year, which meant that she wasnâ€™t successful in the previous year. So, as I was growing up I thought that January 1st resolutions were doomed to fail!
New Years Resolutions can be more successful than 8% if you find a fun, family inclusive way to make the desired changes. Joining karate will help you achieve many of those resolutions, while benefiting in other ways like health, confidence, achievement, stress management, etc.
It seems that only 8% of people are successful in sticking to their resolutions and I wondered why. Psychologists
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01: Shirley & Sue at Windmill Music's How Still We See Thee. 02: 9th Annual Charles Sousa Holiday Turkey Drive. 03: Jeff & Kate Peterson at their Flowers for Food drive. 04: Charles Sousa's Annual Turkey Drive. 05: Historic Canadian Christmas at Benares Museum. 06: Santa with the Cabin Crew.
CAROLLING IN THE PARK
It was a beautiful snowy evening on Monday, December 11th, for the 43rd Annual Carolling in the Park, at Port Credit Memorial Park by the gazebo. The Salvation Army Band played while choirs from The Beautiful Noise, West Edge Community Church and St. Mary Star of the Sea lead the crowd with carols. The long standing tradition of warm cranberry punch was served by the Lions Club. Delicious snowman cookies from La Villa Bakery were handed out to everyone. The Rotary Club saw their bins fill up with non-perishable donations for The Compass Food Bank. It was a perfect night to get into the holiday spirit.
01: Alex, Margaret & Nancy. 02: Barb & Diane. 03: Barb & Amber. 04: Mark & Lily. 05: Jasmine & Tecla. 06: Jeffrey & Eric. 07: Jenna & Vanja handing out the delicious cookies.
‘TWAS THE BITE BEFORE CHRISTMAS TURKEY DINNER 2017
In 2009 Dan, Meadowcroft and Frank Bailey sat down for coffee on the Lakeshore in Port Credit. They talked about how they should try and do something to raise some money and collect some food for the area food bank. Shortly after, a small group of people including Ellen Timms (Port Credit BIA), Charles Sousa MPP, Pat Anderson (Westaire), Dan and Frank sat in the lighthouse and discussed the possibility of having a family friendly dinner to raise some money for the Mississauga Food Bank and The Compass who were in need of help. Frank suggested ‘Twas the Bite before Christmas, Pat said he would be a sponsor, Charles said he would do a turkey drive, Dan said he would get the food and make arrangements, Ellen said she would coordinate the money and be home base for the event. ‘Twas the Bite Before Christmas was born. Charitable acts don’t just enrich individuals who give and receive; they serve as a uniquely powerful focal point for fellowship. Dan’s objective in founding ‘Twas the Bite before Christmas was to create something inclusive that would connect with the community’s natural impulse to give. On December 5, ‘Twas the Bite before Christmas hosted another successful Turkey Dinner at The Oasis Convention Centre. This was the 9th anniversary where the Community came together to Fight Hunger and Feed Hope and assist those less fortunate. No child should ever have to go to school hungry.
Photos by: Peeter Poldre
CRANBERRY CHRISTMAS MARKET Mississauga Arts Council held their 2nd Annual Cranberry Christmas on December 2nd, in Port Credit’s historic Clarke Hall. Local artists were on hand displaying a variety of unique hand crafted items such as teas, games, artwork and food items. Epilepsy South Central Ontario were offering free gift wrapping and the Compass Food Bank’s basket was filled with non-perishable food items from shoppers. After you finished shopping you could relax in the café and enjoy some special treats before heading out into the cold
01: Alex & Jennifer. 02: Artist Nisreen. 03: Adam, Steve & Geoff. 04: Barbara with John and his amazing creations. 05: Brenda & Georgie. 06: Daegan, Nisreen & Mary. 07: The MAC crew. 08: Jasmine & Danica gift wrapping for Epilepsy.
WALDEN CIRCLE RETIREMENT
APPRECIATION EVENING Every year Walden Circle hosts an appreciation evening with delicious hors d’oeuvres, wonderful camaraderie and lively holiday music. 01: Sandra & Dave. 02: Sarah, Lynn, Lucie, Laurie & Debbie. 03: Getting into the holiday spirit.
NOW UNTIL FEB 25 A Thread and a Story at Bradley Museum culture.mississauga.ca/event/bradley-museum/thread-and-story
JANUARY 19-21, 25-28
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Joseph and the Amazing Technicolour Dreamcoat at Meadowvale Theatre ∧ culture.mississauga.ca
JANUARY 20 Dancing for the Compass at the PC Legion ∧ thecompass.ca
JANUARY 25 Robbie Burns Day at Walden Circle Retirement Community waldencircleretirement.com
JANUARY 27 The Princess Ball for Cystic Fibrosis ∧ cysticfibrosis.ca
JANUARY 27 Piece of the Rock Coffee House Night hosted by Unitarian Congregation Mississauga ∧ uucm.ca
JANUARY 28 Robbie Burns Tea at Benares Historic House culture.mississauga.ca/events
FEBRUARY 4 Downton Abbey Tea Benares Historic House culture.mississauga.ca/events
FEBRUARY 7-17 Birding with the Experts Hike at Saddington Park theriverwoodconservancy.org
FEBRUARY 10 Tall Stories Presents: The Gruffalo at the LAC livingartscentre.ca
FEBRUARY 15-18 Port Credit Comedy Festival ∧ portcreditcomedy.com
FEBRUARY 16-18, 22-25 Mel Brooks’ the Producers ∧ culture.mississauga.ca/events
FEBRUARY 24 Coldest Night of the Year ∧ canada.cnoy.org
MARCH 3 Build a Birdhouse at the Riverwood Conservancy theriverwoodconservancy.org
MHL Midget “A” All-Star Game at the Scotiabank Pond hockey.on.ca
March Break – Check City of Mississauga Website mississauga.ca
MARCH 16-18 & 22-25 Chess the Musical at Meadowvale Theatre culture.mississauga.ca
MARCH 24 & 28 Birding with the Experts Hike at Saddington Park theriverwoodconservancy.org
MARCH 29 Anastasia at Meadowvale Theatre ∧ culture.mississauga.ca
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@ PIXIE BLUE STUDIO There was such a creative energy in Pixie Blue Studio, as all the artists were in attendance on Sunday, December 10th, to show their vibrant work for the exhibit – RED/ROUGE. Guests were treated to delicious homemade treats as they mixed and mingled. Pixie Blue Studio’s creative team strives to develop a community hub where artists, photographers, dancers, musicians and writers connect in a casual space.
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ANNUAL HOLIDAY SOCIAL On Saturday, December 16th, the office of Sven Spengemann, Member of Parliament for Mississauga-Lakeshore, hosted their annual holiday social. The community was invited to bring non-perishable food items to support our local food bank, The Compass. Members of the community and their families came together to celebrate the holiday season while also giving back to those in need. Thank you to everyone for making this event a success!
THERSEA BAIRD’S ANNUAL
PHOTOS WITH SANTA Article by: Lee-Ann Gill
It’s been 5 years that Theresa Baird has been hosting her Annual Photos with Santa event. The event started out at the Port Credit Lighthouse and has grown steadily each year since. “It’s such a joy seeing the children come back each year” says Theresa. “The snow certainly made it easier for Santa to arrive!” Special thanks to Roger Wardell of Edward Jones, for providing hot chocolate and coffee for all the guests. Theresa would also like to thank Julia of The Studio Paint Bar, for allowing the kids to paint a beautiful Christmas mural.
By Peeter Poldre, Photographer Always learning and striving to CAPTURE the next great photo!
REPEAT, REPEAT, THEN DELETE
odern digital photography makes it easy to take multiple shots of the same subject without added cost. There are several reasons to always take several photos if possible. First, one of the photos may be out of focus or you may have cut off an important element. Second, especially with more than one person in the photo, someone may have closed eyes, be looking elsewhere or be unflattering in some other way. For example, in Photo 1 one brother has closed eyes and in Photo 2 the other has downcast eyes. In Photo 3, both have their eyes open and engaged with the camera. That one was selected for the cover! Third, you may wish to take multiple shots to include more or less background, with a view to editing later. Fourth, especially with action photography, you will have an opportunity to select the best image. Photos 4 and 5 were taken exactly 1 second apart. Finally, once you have selected the best image to work with, DELETE the rest. It will make it easier to find your best photo in your collection and will not waste the storage memory of your smartphone or computer.
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THE BROGUE INN’S
SNOW ANGEL BALL Photos by: Peeter Poldre
With weather breaking temperatures in the negative, the 18th Annual Brogue Inn’s Polar Bear Dip was quickly changed for safety reasons, to the Hospice Snow Angel Ball, at Lakeside Avenue on January 1st. The brave came out in the freezing cold for a good old-fashioned snow angel gathering and then invited back to the Pub to warm up. All proceeds were in aide of Ian Anderson House, Canada’s first residential cancer hospice. It is The Brogue’s owner Tommy Donnelly’s dream to have one such hospice built in the Mississauga South area.
01: The Snow Angels and their supporters. 02: Jake & Oriana. 03: Shannon. 04: Brianna. 05: Jake & Bella. 06: Vincent aka Frenchie. 07: Bell.
FAIRdecember is a unique craft and gift show held indoors at Cawthra Park Secondary School on December 2nd and 3rd. There were over 70 artisans and vendors, with all sorts of amazing gift ideas to help finish off your holiday shopping. There was a silent auction of various items kindly donated by artisans, vendors and local businesses. A light lunch was served in the café, with live music. Nominal entrance fee proceeds supported Cawthra Park Secondary School and a local charity.
01: Andrea & Al. 02: Leila & Claire. 03: Artist Clare with her paintings. 04: Bhea.
On Friday, December 15th, West Edge Community Church hosted and incredible community event. Activities for the children were hosted by local businesses and charities. This year there was a live interactive manger with sheep, goats and bunnies. All the food was donated by local restaurants. Part of the “Shine Bright” movement had you write a message of hope on a lantern that was hung on a uniquely designed tree located outside the church building as a declaration of hope and love. The evening was filled with beautiful music and Officers Dave and Brian were accepting Toys for Tots. It was a warm and welcoming community event. 01: Sheri with Officers Dave & Brian. 02: Kat. 03: Emily & Liza. 04: Vanessa, David & Jordan.
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PORT CREDIT COMEDY FESTIVAL:
MAKING COMEDY GREAT AGAIN Going into its 6th year, the Annual Port Credit Comedy Festival will celebrate the very best in stand-up comedy, bringing the unique talents of acclaimed performers from around the world, February 15–18, 2018. This year will see a few familiar fan favourites return, like the local celebrity and hero, Mike Bullard, who is back to host the “Best of the Fest” show Sunday evening. Nathan Macintosh, who was just featured on the Stephen Colbert Show as the first Canadian comic to be a feature on that hilarious program, will also be there. Now let’s talk Opening Show…you might not believe who we landed, but it will be one to remember for sure. Jon Dore will be in PC, to headline the Thursday Night show to kick it all off. Jon is one of Canada’s most celebrated comics. Having his own show on the Comedy Network and then transitioning to featured movies and television shows. Jon has been a regular on the Conan O’ Brien show and will always bring the unexpected to any stage he stands on.
Back again by popular demand is our “Food and Funny Deal,” which gets you a gift certificate from the Shore Grill and Grotto so you can fill up on great eats, before getting your reserved seat at your choice of any of the 6 amazing shows on offer this year. 2018 Port Credit Comedy Festival goers won’t want to miss another stellar lineup that will also feature: Sandra Battaglini, Nick Nemeroff, Amish Patel, Courtney Gilmour and the Sirius FM Top Comic winner last year Gavin Matts.
Since its beginnings in 2013, the Port Credit Comedy Festival has partnered with The Compass, a non-profit volunteer organization that serves the Mississauga South community. Attendees are encouraged to bring or make a donation to The Compass at each show. Get your tickets online or at our official box office located at Stavebank Florists, 120 Lakeshore Road East, Mississauga. For more information of the festival schedule, lineup and venues: Website: portcreditcomedy.com Twitter: twitter.com/PtCreditComedy Facebook: facebook.com/PortCreditComedyFestival Port Credit Comedy Festival Executive Producer Phil LeConte Telephone: 519-897-4997 email@example.com
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