International Women’s Day 2018 In March, we celebrate International Women’s Day. This year’s International Women’s Day theme is Press for Progress – a fitting them in 2018! As Mayor of Mississauga, I have always taken such great pride in the number of remarkable women who have leadership roles at Mississauga City Hall and throughout the Region of Peel. Mississauga and Peel are living proof that women continue to make important, lasting and positive inroads in society. Each and every one of us – including the men – has a responsibility to mentor, support, inspire and build the character and confidence of young women to help ensure that their dreams become reality. International Women’s Day is an opportunity to us to reflect on and celebrate the achievements of women everywhere and continue the discussion around ways in which we can empower women to make important and lasting contributions in government, business and in their communities.
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MARIA DE FÁTIMA ESTEVES CALENDAR OF EVENTS ERINOAKKIDS SKATE 100 SCHOOL LIFE
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MBOT HAZEL MCCALLION DAY Over 150 people came out to celebrate Hazel’s 97th birthday at Sheridan College, at the Hazel McCallion Campus, on February 14th. Mississauga Board of Trade hosts their Good Morning Mississauga Business Networking breakfasts monthly and February happens to fall on former Mayor Hazel McCallion’s birthday. Everyone enjoyed a delicious hot buffet breakfast, cake and signed a very large greeting card for Hazel to take home. There were twominute Business Profile Presentations and lots of networking opportunities. February 14th is now officially called Hazel McCallion Day.
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01: Volunteers Pary & Justin at St. Mary Star of the Sea Pancake Dinner. 02: Happy Volunteers at St. Mary Star of the Sea Pancake Dinner sponsored by Scott Funeral Home Mississauga Chapel. 03: Huge turnout at CNOY, Photo Credit Randy Persaud. 04: Grand Opening of Power Yoga on Rathburn that specializes in Healing Heros. 05: Anika, Stephanie, Corrie, Emily & Chantal announcing North Group & Mortgage Savvy at the Port Credit Mix at Six. 06: T'was the Bite Before Christmas Food Drive Cheque Presentation for the Mississauga Food Bank.
07: Passion Board presenter Rose Fransen with Leslie, Pina, Melanie & Muriel in support of She Has a Voice. 08: Showing support at Fight Life a Girl. 09: David & Cynthia from Epilepsy South Central Ontario with Port House owner Brian at the Kick-off Launch for Epilepsy Month. 10: Epilepsy South Central Ontario CEO Cynthia Milburn with Dulce Santos, representing MP Sven Spengemann. 11: Trevor, Frank & Jeff at the Mississauga Physiotherapy & Orthopedic Center Grand Opening. 12: Finding your passion through vision boards with She Has a Voice at Nisreen Art Studio.
Dear The Wine Ladies,
I would love to surprise my husband with a fabulous homemade dinner made with one of his favourite meats bison. I am not too familiar with bison, leaning toward a ribeye and wondered if you have any suggestions on which wines might pair well and/or any ideas on how best to prepare and perhaps even source these meats? I live in a rural area so there’s not too much availability in my neck of the woods. - Jacqueline
THE WINE LADIES Q&A Dear Jacqueline, We too are fans of the various meat alternatives such as bison, becoming increasingly more popular in restaurants and more available in butcher shops. Bison (often used interchangeably with buffalo meat) is known to be leaner and less dense than beef and is widely accepted as one of the tastiest and healthiest all-natural alternatives to the traditional meats.
The reason the level of tannins are relevant when it comes to pairing red wines and meat is that tannins cut through the fat of the meat. If one is enjoying a fattier cut, such as a juicy fatty rib eye steak, opt for a big Napa Cabernet for example. As bison is a high protein, lower fat alternative, a better choice would be a red wine with softer tannins such as a Pinot Noir, Malbec, a softer Syrah or perhaps a Tuscan Sangiovese. As far as availability goes, upon a little investigative work, we learned of a company based in Montreal that markets highquality bison raised without the use of any chemicals, hormones or steroids. Norfolk Bison ships across Canada and offer a wide range of wild game products. There is also one recipe we would like to share with you called the “Double Bison Sirloin; Michael Jordan’s style” that includes a touch of truffle oil and would pair beautifully with a silky Pinot Noir.
When it comes to wine pairing, because bison has considerably less fat than beef, wines with less tannin will make for a better match. WHAT IS TANNIN? Tannins come from the skins, stems, and seeds of the grapes, as well as from the oak barrels the wine may have been aged in. That dry sensation you feel in your mouth when drinking a red wine is due to the tannin in the wine. The more tannic the wine, the more you will pucker up and feel the sensation.
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MAYOR BONNIE CROMBIE’S BIRTHDAY PARTY
A large crowd of well-wishers gathered upstairs at the Pump Erin Mills, to help Mayor Crombie celebrate her birthday, on February 7th. In lieu of presents, Bonnie asked for guests to donate to Heart House Hospice. Johnny Bozzo, from La Villa Bakery, brought out the delicious birthday cake and the incredible Patti Janetta-Baker lead the singing of Happy Birthday, then took to the stage and performed an unforgettable set. It was an amazing evening to honour our amazing Mayor.
Andrea, Dawn, Maria, Seny & Nancy
WITH MARIA DE FÁTIMA ESTEVES WHO ARE YOU?
WHAT BRINGS YOU THE GREATEST JOY OR SATISFACTION?
NAME: Maria de Fátima Esteves
Spending time with my husband and daughter brings me so much joy. Chosen family from the heart, good friends, making wishes come true at Christmas time and writing brings me satisfaction.
BIRTHPLACE: Almada, Portugal WHERE DO YOU LIVE: Mississauga CAREER: Philanthropist
TELL US ABOUT YOUR FAMILY: I have an amazing husband and a wonderful daughter.
WHAT ARE YOUR GREATEST ACHIEVEMENTS? My greatest achievements include motherhood, founding and heading the Breakfast with Santa Foundation & the cookbook that I wrote.
WHO OR WHAT INSPIRES YOU? Random acts of kindness inspire me.
WHAT IS THE BEST ADVICE YOU’VE BEEN GIVEN? The best advice I have been given is “never hold anger, for it will hold you.”
WHAT DOES THE WORD COMMUNITY MEAN TO YOU? To me, the word community is the people who make up the mosaic of the city I live in.
WHAT’S YOUR FAVOURITE VACATION SPOT? My favourite vacation spot is Switzerland.
WHAT ARE SOME FUN FACTS ABOUT YOU?
WHAT IS YOUR ALL TIME FAVOURITE MOVIE?
- My first job was ironing for 50 cents an hour
My favourite movies are Little Women (the version with Elizabeth Taylor) and White Christmas.
- I love to design and make dolls clothes - I decorate my house for every season - I’ve received several awards for my work in the communities I’ve lived in - I held the post of Community Liaison for the Riding Association of a Federal Cabinet Minister - I managed all the volunteers (150 of them) who participated and arrived from all over Canada to attend a major Federal Political Convention over 3 days. - I can’t sing if my life depended on it! - I have a project that got Disney’s attention - I’m a country girl at heart and love nature. - I believe in U.F.O’s.
WHAT MAKES YOU LAUGH? My daughter’s contagious laughter, my husband’ silly jokes no one laughs at but I find so silly it’s funny, a good joke, the pranks I play on my friends and the frankness of children.
IF YOU COULD POSSESS ONE SUPER-HUMAN POWER, WHAT WOULD IT BE? I would love to possess the power of healing.
IF THE WHOLE COMMUNITY WERE LISTENING, WHAT WOULD YOU SAY TO THEM? Thank you for allowing me to dream and fulfill my purpose in life. Maria, Alfreda & Seny
MARCH'S BOOK SUGGESTION
granted scholarship to university so that she can leave town for a better future. Carl: the town’s hockey-hopeful from a wealthy family is predicted that he’ll be drafted to one of the major NHL teams but in order to do so he must graduate high school. Sonja agrees to tutor him because she needs the money, and so begins the story of Sonja & Carl: a novel. Carl is drafted to the Boston Bruins while Sonja attends University of Toronto. Within his first year on the team, Carl suffers a concussion that brings the two together again. Their journey is an unconventional, slow burn romance but a beautiful one nonetheless.
SONJA & CARL: A NOVEL
Geared towards young adult readers, I found that this novel appeals to a wider audience. Although the story follows the characters from age 17-20, they are faced with several mature situations. The book touches on issues of poverty, wealth, death, love, and heartbreak, to name a few. It delves into the world of professional hockey, sports related injuries, and the pressure to get back in the game.
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’ve always appreciated a good storytelling, and in her first work, Canadian author Suzanne Hillier delivers just that with her debut novel Sonja & Carl: a novel.
The story revolves around Sonja Danychuk and Carl Helbig, two contrary high school students who are thrown together under unusual circumstances. In their small town of Davenport, Ontario, Sonja: an intelligent high school student from a very poor immigrant family, hopes to be
In the making of this novel, Hillier, a retired lawyer, researched concussions related to hockey injuries, and interviewed several families of injured players who suffered irreversible damage at the hands of the sport. Sonja & Carl: a novel takes you on a ride that is as heart-warming as it is wrenching, with unexpected emotion at several turns. Featuring dynamic characters with rich history, I would recommend this to lovers of well-written fiction.
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MARCH 24 Saturday Night Live with Nighthawk at PC Legion ∧ rcl82.ca
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SKATE 100 On February 23rd, families and supporters gathered at Port Credit Arena to raise funds for ErinoakKids. Participants were treated to a delicious lunch and then began their 100 laps on the ice. Olympic athlete, Barbara Underhill, joined everyone on the rink to support this great event. ErinoakKids is Ontarioâ€™s largest treatment centre for children and youth with special needs and raised $65,000 from Skate 100.
01: The Skaters. 02: Nik. 03: Joel & Bob. 04: Rob & Ross. 05: Scott. 06: Getting ready for the ice. 07: Sam & Barbara Underhill.
School Life LORNE PARK
went to charity in hopes to raise money and awareness for Cancer research. There was an amazing turnout this year, with over five hundred dollars raised.
Lorne Park Secondary School has much to celebrate from the past year. We have continued to build on our great tradition of excellence in academics, athletics, arts and student leadership.
February was also Black History Month and the School is raising awareness by both acknowledging the wrongdoings of Canadians and showcasing the black heroes of this country. The school has taken great care in revealing all aspects of black history in Canada. To celebrate the breathtaking music of African culture, the school invited Steel Drummers to perform in the cafeteria at lunch. It was quite a success, sparking joy in the students.
Our students continued to achieve incredible academic results in the first semester of this year with 544 students achieving honours, 178 students achieving an average above 90% and 45 students achieving an average above 95%. Our athletes continue to achieve great results with more than 150 students competing in OFSSAA championship events over the past year in a variety of sports including football, rugby, skiing, golf, cross-country and swimming. Our Arts programs continue to achieve excellence. Our instrumental music program is currently competing in the Golden Horseshoe Music festival where they achieved a silver medal in 2017. Our vocal music program is preparing for a four-evening production of the musical Grease, which opens April 25th. Our drama program has entered six plays into the Ontario Drama Festival, two of which have advanced to the district festival. Finally, our student leadership programs have grown to more than a dozen student leadership clubs. Recently, our Model United Nations Club won three delegate recognition awards at a competition in Toronto last month and are now preparing for the international competition in Vancouver this spring. We are all looking forward to everything that a new semester and the coming spring weather holds for our school and community and we are looking forward to sharing more stories of success in the coming months.
The Students of Streetsville Secondary School have counted down the days until the annual semi-formal. The excitement running through the hallways was palpable as the Snow Ball crept closer. Much to the joy of the students, the school’s gymnasium was transformed into a winter wonderland adorned with gorgeous decorations. It was equipped with a DJ, a photobooth and an abundance of delicious food.
Over the course of many months, the Streetsville drama club has been working hard to perfect this year’s assortment of fantastic plays. Finally, the day of the Showcase arrived, and everyone was eager to see these stories come to life. It was amazing to watch with fascination as the students acted their hearts out, showcasing their unfathomable skill.
Though the bitter cold has been waging war against the spirits of the community, the students at Streetsville Secondary School have not let the gloomy weather stop them. Between the suspense of sports events and the thrill of another semi-formal, the students have been buzzing with enthusiasm.
February has carried with it an immense amount of excitement, which bodes well for the coming months. One can only guess at the amazing things to come at Streetsville Secondary School.
The SSS community began this fun-filled month with a thrilling sports event. As they do every year, Streetsville Secondary School hosted a Cops for Cancer basketball game, where students battled it out against the police in an epic match of skill and athleticism. Tensions were high as the Streetsville students tried to beat the police. Unfortunately, the police kept up their reputation, winning out against Streetsville Secondary’s team of athletes. All proceeds
While raising awareness for Black History is very important to the school, wellness is another topic that the school community has focused on. Each day for Wellness Week, the school has brought in therapy dogs. This has been very popular with the students; many enjoyed petting the adorable fluffballs. Many fun activities have also been hosted for Wellness Week, including colouring and a fun balloon game.
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
LIKE A GIRL
Thanks to Karen Priest, the Port Credit Lighthouse was lit up in Pink to honour the Fight Like a Girl event, held at lead sponsor Posta Italbar, on February 26th. It was an amazing evening, as over 200 ladies gathered to empower one another in the fight against cancer. Guests wandered through a vendors market, ate delicious hors dâ€™oeuvres and listened to heartfelt stories. #theothersideofcancer
COMEDY FESTIVAL The Annual Port Credit Comedy Festival celebrated it 6th year of amazing stand-up comedy, from February 15th until the 18th. Clarke Hall was the perfect setting to sit back and laugh all night long. This yearâ€™s comedians were Jon Dore, Mike Bullard, Nathan Macintosh, Courtney Gilmour, Nick Nemeroff, Sandra Battaglini, Amish Patel and Gavin Matts. Thanks to the generous support and attendees at each performance who donated food or gift cards to The Compass. Definitely an event not to be missed.
01: Comedians Courtney Gilmore, Nick Nemeroff & Nathan Macintosh. 02: Raymond & Michaela. 03: Margaret & Craig. 04: Zoran & Dejana. 05: Rick & Colin.
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The Grand Opening was held on Wednesday, February 7th, in their amazing new office space at 33 Centre City Drive. Mississauga Physiotherapy & Orthopedic Center is a true versatile one stop shop clinic, with multiple disciplines and services available. They are equipped to handle just about any orthopedic issue that arises. The doctors and staff are so enthusiastic and want to show the local public how they can make a difference in your daily health and living.
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