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Youth Employment and Networking Opportunities I invite businesses to take part in the 2nd Annual Mayor’s Youth Employment Expo which will take place on Sunday November 19, 2017, from 12-4pm at Mississauga Civic Centre (City Hall). For more information and to register for this free event, please visit: www.youthjobexpo.ca. Meet a variety of employers in an exhibition-like setting to learn more about their employment, volunteer and coop opportunities among others. For employers, booth space is free and available on a first come, first served basis. Don’t miss out on this recruitment opportunity. Please register to reserve your booth space. For young job seekers, explore employment and volunteer opportunities, network with local employers and sign up for a resume writing, interview preparation or networking skills workshop. Join us on Wednesday, November 22, for the next Mayor’s Youth Speaker Series featuring Dr. Patrick Gunning. Dr. Gunning is a world-class researcher, scientist and entrepreneur who also serves as Canada Research Chair in Medical Chemistry Professor, Department of Chemical & Physical Sciences University of Toronto Mississauga (UTM). The event will take place from 7-9pm at UTM’s Instructional Centre Building. Space is limited and registration is mandatory at www.youthspeakerseries.ca. Our speaker series is an ongoing series of keynote discussions. We will continue to feature prominent Canadians from different sectors, aimed at inspiring youth, and providing them with guidance as they prepare to enter the workforce. Warmest Regards, Bonnie Crombie, MBA, ICD.D, Mayor, City of Mississauga
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In a ceremony on Wednesday, October 11th at Clarke Hall, Mississauga South MPP Charles Sousa, the Port Credit BIA and the Clarkson BIA awarded outstanding local small businesses. Winners of the sixth annual Star of Mississauga South Awards are recognized for their accomplishments and contributions to the community. Members of the public nominated their favourite local small business. Nominations were reviewed by an independent community panel, including Mississauga Board of Trade, City of Mississauga Business Enterprise Centre, and the Ontario BIA Association. “Together, in partnership with our village BIAs and municipal leaders, we are proud to celebrate local small businesses to help build our dynamic community. It’s an honour to recognize exceptional business leaders who work hard every day to help our economy grow and thrive.” — Hon. Charles Sousa, MPP Mississauga South 6
Photo by: Gabriella Bank A total of 99 nominations were received, and Stars of Mississauga South Winners were announced in the following categories: - Community Impact Excellence: Port Credit Academy of Martial Arts - Retail Service Excellence: CEO’s Boutique - Professional Service Excellence: Yoga Seven - Rising ‘Star’: Conductive Education Help 4 U - Hospitality Excellence: The Crooked Cue - Home-Based Business Excellence: Blues and Roots Radio
f you are a parent you may have heard this numerous times. As technology advances so does our dependence on what is has to offer us. We have all seen or heard of children being placed in front of a television so that the parents can get things done. Now I see movies playing in cars and tablets or phones in the hands of children as young as 3 while waiting at the doctor’s office or while sitting in the shopping cart at the grocery store. Kids are parked in front of a laptop to be entertained and “kept busy” while the parents get some work done.
Let’s face it, we live in a world that is very demanding on our time and if technology offers us a reprieve, then why not take advantage, right? It makes life easier! I have been parenting for 33 years. When my 3 oldest were young, we used to play “the license plate game” when driving short or long distances. Sure, it made the time go by quicker but we interacted and they used their brains for thinking. Now, in a world where immediate gratification is the norm, we have to be even more astute about how this is affecting our children long term. At Classical Martial Arts Centre Port Credit, I do not entertain your children mindlessly: I teach your children patience, compassion and understanding through karate skills, working with you as parents to reinforce the skills necessary for their future success.
NOVEMBER 17-26 Clarkson Music Theatre Presents White Christmas clarksonmusictheatre.com
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NOVEMBER 21 Bad Hombres Night at Cabin facebook.com/TwasthebitebeforeChristmas
NOVEMBER 23 The Renaissance Masquerade Ball for MAC mississaugaartscouncil.com
NOVEMBER 24-26 Streetsville Christmas in the Village streetsvillagechristmasinthevillage.com
NOVEMBER 25 Light Up the Square ∧ culture.mississauga.ca
NOVEMBER 30 Christmas in Clarkson Village ∧ clarksonbia.com
DECEMBER 2 Paws N’ Mr. Claus – Bradley Museum ∧ culture.mississauga.ca
DECEMBER 2 Christmas at the Port Credit Lighthouse ∧ portcredit.com
Cranberry Christmas Market mississaugaartscouncil.com/art-and-craft-sale-cranberrymarket
DECEMBER 3 Family Photos with Santa at Bradley Museum culture.mississauga.ca
DECEMBER 3 Twas the Bite Before Xmas Launch Party at Roc n Docs facebook.com/TwasthebitebeforeChristmas
DECEMBER 5 Twas the Bite Before Xmas Turkey Dinner facebook.com/TwasthebitebeforeChristmas
DECEMBER 11 Caroling in the Park at Port Credit Memorial Park portcredit.com
DECEMBER 12 Christmas Carolling at The Grange heritagemississauga.com
JANUARY 1 Brogue Inn 18th Annual Polar Bear Dip ∧ thebrogueirishpub.ca
JANUARY 3 The Underwater Bubble Show at Mississauga LAC livingartscentre.ca
JANUARY 11 VAM 40th Annual Juried Show of Fine Arts visualartsmississauga.com
JANUARY 19-21, 25-28 Joseph and the Amazing Technicolour Dreamcoat at Meadowvale Theatre ∧ culture.mississauga.ca
01: The Gatekeeper at Riverside School's Haunted Halls. 02: Cast and Crew of Clarkson Music Theatre rehearsing for Irving Berling's White Christmas at Meadowvale Theatre November 17-16, 2017. 03: Alison & Taylor lighting candles in the almost 1000 pumpkins at Whiteoaks Park. 04: Artist Alison Sayer Box Unveiling. 05: Artists Khaula, Thaniath, Vibha & Rubina at their Art Trendz exhibit at VAM. 06: Port Credit Paddling Club hosted Ride With Vets along the Credit River.
07: The Final tally, well exceeding goals . 08: Cast of White Christmas - Clarkson Music Theatre who will be performing November 17-16, 2017 at Meadowvale Theatre. 09: The Credits Heritage Mississauga Awards. 10: Jake, Lindon & Randy at the Credits Heritage Mississauga Awards. 11: John Papas from The Crooked Cue receiving Star of Miss South award by MPP Charles Sousa. 12: Chris, Rochelle, Connor, Glen, Meghan with Rachael & Kaitlyn at the White Oaks Pumpkin Parade.
RUN FOR THE CURE
It was a sea of PINK on Sunday, October 1st, 2017 at the University of Toronto Mississauga Campus, as they hosted the CIBC Run for the Cure, which supports breast cancer research at the Canadian Cancer Society. There was a pink firetruck to sit in, pink balloons everywhere, lots of pink face painting and the Mississauga Steelheads were there to take pictures with the large crowd as they gathered to run or walk for the Cure. Our goal is to continue raising funds for groundbreaking breast cancer research and make the biggest impact we can. To donate, visit cibcrunforthecure.supportcbcf.com
HAVE A HAPPY & HEALTHY
s we once again approach the holidays, it is important to keep in mind that even with all the festivities, food, work and family gatherings, YOUR HEALTH IS WEALTH! It is easy to overdo it during this time. That’s why LvlUP would like to provide 5 EASY TIPS to help YOU survive the holidays:
4/ SANTA’S COOKIES SHOULD REMAIN HIS Munchkins should stay clear of sugary drinks, sweets and snacks, or consume them as little as possible throughout the day. Turning kitchen lights off after meals can ease from the temptations of snacking.
1/ DRINK PLENTY OF WATER Water will help your entire metabolism stay on point, regulate your body’s PH level, and help with recovery the following day.
2/ GET A GOOD NIGHT’S SLEEP Holiday get-togethers can mean many late and busy nights. Ending the night early and staying within a 7-8 hour sleep pattern can decrease cortisol level, which can reduce fat cells. Getting some rest can help reset the body, and keeping the munchkins as close to their “normal routine” as possible, can make going back to work and/or school slightly easier.
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Being active, even if only for a short period during the day, is important. Getting comfortable on the couch with friends and family can become easy, so why not get a head start on those New Year’s resolutions. LvlUP Studio will remain open and ready for you! Otherwise, gather the family and walk your neighbourhood to enjoy the lights and decorations.
Whether it be with food or alcohol, portions and moderation are key. Be sure to keep a variety of vegetables on your plate and, if possible, bring along healthy alternatives. Using smaller plates or having only one serving will reduce bloating and lower calorie intake.
Take time to reflect on the year that’s passed, what has been accomplished and what is still a work in progress. Stay on the nice list and please remember to NEVER Drink and Drive!
NOVEMBER'S BOOK SUGGESTION
George, the husband and father and beloved teacher, maintains his innocence when arrested for sexual misconduct against female students. The reader is taken into the thoughts of Joan, the wife; Andrew, the son; and Sadie, the daughter, who are struggling to decide what to believe. They also have to somehow continue with their everyday lives in the midst of this tragedy and function in a town divided while waiting for George's trial. Sexual assault cases are complex and emotional, yet Whittal writes about this charged topic in a way that isn't offensive and that looks into an angle that I'd never considered-the accused's family. They have to continue their lives during the months before the trial while facing judgement from the town and grappling with the implications of this event. Whittal satisfies some of our curiosity about George and the sexual assault charges, but doesn't let the details overshadow the point of this book, which is to allow Sadie, Joan and Andrew to tell their stories.
THE BEST KIND OF PEOPLE
BY MARISSA KANARIS
LOVED this book. “The Best Kind of People" by Zoe Whittal was so good that I seriously considered pulling an all-nighter just so I didn't have to put it down. But with the clock nearing 2am, and a toddler in the next room who could wake up at any moment, the idea of a good nights rest eventually won me over.
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The topic of this book is heavy, but very in touch with the conversations going on today about sexual assault. How much do we really know about our loved ones? What are we each capable of? How do we protect those we love? How do we continue with our lives after our family is affected by a criminal event? So be prepared that this book deals with a lot of deep questions, but they are 100% worth delving into through this storyline. "The Best Kind of People" is heartbreaking, explorative, and shocking.
By Peeter Poldre, Photographer Always learning and striving to CAPTURE the next great photo!
LET THERE BE LIGHT
hotography literally means “writing with light”, so it stands to reason that a photographer’s source of light will always be a crucial consideration. For outdoor photography, the sun is by far the most common source of light and the advice to have the sun to the camera’s back often works well. However, people will often be uncomfortable and squinting when looking directly into the sun. Shade may be an option, but automatic cameras may interpret shade as providing sufficient light so that a flash is not triggered. This is the time for a photographer to over-ride the camera and dial in “fill in” flash, as shown with photos 1 and 2. Another setting that may fool automatic cameras is the brightly lit background, such as the setting sun on a Cuban beach in photo 3. It is likely that the subjects in the photo did not wish to be mere silhouettes! The answer is fill-in flash, as shown in photo 4.
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HOSTS TRAFALGAR TOURS Another very informative evening was held on October 19th, as Tuxedo Travel hosted Trafalgar Tours. It was a small intimate group this month, but there were lots of questions and excitement built during Jason’s descriptions of the many travel options Trafalgar Tours has to offer. The highlight was all about Greece, which is a must trip to take at some point in your life. Contact Tuxedo Travel to get more details of this or any adventure you are dreaming of taking. 01: Jason, Michelle, Brenda, Tammy, Regina & Patricia.
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IN CLARKSON VILLAGE AND PORT CREDIT 01
It was a busy Saturday, October 28th for Trick or Treaters. First stop was Clarkson Village, where all the store owners decorated and dressed up for the kids to enjoy the day going door to door. Then off to Port Credit Trick or Treat in the East Village. So many wonderful and creative costumes this year!
Photos by: Peeter Poldre
01: Elliot. 02: Maxwell, Adrien & Jackson. 03: Dan, Jaclyn, Rowan & Clayton. 04: Brain. 05: Stilt Guy, Holly, Landon & Alex.
06: Lynn. 07: CJ, Olivia & Tyson. 08: Breanne & Kinsley. 09: Levi, Jordan & Benjamin. 10: Brad & Emily with Preston, Audrey & Elsie. 11: Ethan & Abby. 12: Alex & Callie.
Dear The Wine Ladies,
At a recent dinner party we were served a very unusual wine, most enjoyable but of a different kind and/or colour. It was called an orange wine; in fact I believe that was the name of the wine as well. I’m pretty sure it came from the Niagara region if I remember correctly. What is an orange wine? Is it similar to a rosé wine and made in the same way? - Tanya
THE WINE LADIES Q&A Dear Tanya,
Thanks for the great question. We have enjoyed some fabulous orange wines over the years, mostly coming from the old world wine regions including the Friuli region of Italy and a very special one we tasted last fall from South Australia. It’s exciting that this type of wine, which actually dates back thousands of years ago is gaining a little traction and can be found right here in our local market.
WHAT IS AN ORANGE WINE AND HOW ARE THEY DIFFERENT FROM ROSE WINES? Orange wines, similar to white wines are made with white grapes but attain their orange hue and slight tannins due to extended grape skin contact with the juice during fermentation or maceration. Rosé wines are made with red wine grapes and sometimes white as well, but it is the contact of the skins of the red grapes with the juice that contribute the colour to the rosé wines. Depending on the grapes used, how it is made and how much time the juice remains in contact with the skin, rosé wines can range in colour from very pale to quite a deep pink.
A LITTLE ABOUT THE SOUTHBROOK VINEYARD ORANGE WINE:
It sounds like the orange wine you enjoyed was indeed from the Niagara region produced by Southbrook Vineyards located in Niagaraon-the-Lake. Southbrook is a beautiful winery that produces some exquisite wines, which also incidentally was the first winery in Canada to achieve both organic and biodynamic certification in 2008. The wine is called Orange Wine and was likely the 2016 vintage you tasted which became available at the winery mid March of this year.
As you may recall, it would have been quite a bright orange colour with an intense aroma of peach and apricot. You may also have noticed a slight hint of rose petal and black tea on the nose which are descriptions attributed to the wine by the winemaker. Dry, light bodied, 9.8% alcohol but large and complex in flavour and finish. A wine that pairs well with a variety of foods including select cheeses and perhaps a delectable Beef Carpaccio! Available at the winery for $29.95 - a true treat! thewineladies.com
MAGIC CAME TO WALDEN CIRCLE On Tuesday, October 24th, the residents of Walden Circle were spellbound by the amazing Rossini. He performed trick after trick and involved many of the guests to help him. He shredded a $5.00 bill, made a dove appear and performed many card tricks. It was a magical afternoon for everyone.
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The 18th Annual Lakeshore Art Trail was an artistic communitybased art show that featured the finest local visual artists selling their artwork out of their studios, local businesses and libraries. The free show and sale was held over the Thanksgiving weekend. It was a perfect show to personally meet the 23 artists, at 13 stops, along a self-guided tour through the scenic villages of Clarkson and Port Credit.
01: The Pazan Gallery Stop. 02: Artist Joe Sampson. 03: Artists Gail, Ed & Doreen. 04: Marcelo & Jo Anne at the Lorne Park Library stop.
PROJECT Article by: Lynn Still
The Shoebox Project for Shelters collects and distributes gifts in the form of shoeboxes to women who are homeless or at-risk of homelessness in communities across Canada and the US. Each thoughtfully created and decorated shoebox is filled with a total value of $50 or more that can enhance self-esteem and reduce feelings of isolation for women in crisis. Please deliver filled boxes to Walden Circle Retirement, 1907 Lakeshore Rd W, Mississauga, ON L5J 1J6, by Friday, December 8th. 20
What to Include Gift cards (i.e. Tim Hortonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s, Wal-Mart, Subway, No Frills, Food Basics), mitts, hat, socks, chocolate (full-sized, no nuts), mascara, eye shadow, nail polish, eyeliner, lipstick, regular sized body or hand lotion, deodorant, tooth brush, toothpaste, floss, lip balm, brush, comb, hair elastics, hair clips, regular sized shampoo, conditioner, small cosmetic bag, small colouring book, coloured pencils.
What to Leave Out Hotel/spa samples, used goods, clothing, mouthwash with alcohol, candles, razors, products that have passed their expiry date, Halloween candy, foundation, concealers, books, perfume and scented soaps. For more details on the project and what to include in the box, email firstname.lastname@example.org
VIMY PARK NAMING CEREMONY
On Saturday, October 28th at Port Credit Cenotaph, a ceremony was held for the naming of the park to Vimy Park. Vimy Park is located on the former site of the Port Credit town square band shell. During World War 1, notices of casualties were posted on the band shell, and the park became the focal point for sombre community gatherings. After the ceremony, guests proceeded to the Port Credit Royal Canadian Legion for refreshments and additional presentations. Photos by: Peeter Poldre
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On Friday, October 27th, Riverside School was transformed into Irving Berlin’s White Christmas is a classic not to be missed. the most amazing haunted house you could imagine. You first had Part of Clarkson Music Theatre Encore Series this production to pass the Gatekeeper to enter the building where you wandered will be held at Eden United Church from November 17th until the halls and entered many rooms with lots of fun Halloween November 26th. A joyous entertainment to start the season right! games to play and treats to eat. A BBQ was held in the gym, then the doors opened to the Haunted Halls which was very spooky. Thanks to the students from Cawthra Secondary School who were dressed to scare. This annual event is a must for families to experience. Well done!
01: Cawthra Park students helping at the haunted house. 02: Policeman Isaac Skinner. 03: Cole & Ava. 04: Cole, Grayson & Max.
As part of National Senior Safety Week, the MedicAlert Foundation Canada and the Alzheimer Society Canada had launched a program called the Good Samaritan Award. The goal was to foster greater community support for those living with dementia. The award is designed to recognize members of the community who are willing to go above and beyond in supporting individuals with dementia who may have become lost or have gone missing so they can be returned home safely.
01: Brandi, Jill, Elizabeth, Marsha, Laura & Lara with Asher & Sophia. 02: Elizabeth, Marsha & Cecilia. 03: Elizabeth Pimentel & Marsha Pisani. 04: Laura, Sophia & Elizabeth.
School Life PORT CREDIT
SECONDARY SCHOOL The month of October has been very busy for PCSS students and teachers alike. Student Activity Council as well as other student run groups have been working hard on fun activities in celebration of Halloween and more importantly, to raise money for the Terry Fox foundation. PCSS students and teachers will be doing the annual terry fox run on October 27th. Spooky Polaroid photo shoots, a vintage PC jersey sale, and a weekly donation booth have all given students the opportunity to have fun while supporting an incredible cause. The jersey sale allowed student to experience PC pride in a whole new way and celebrate past athletes by sporting their jerseys.
Special Events The senior art students at Port Credit have begun discussing the semester 1 senior art show. The show is a representation of their best works created from the skills taught and mastered in their classes. This month PCSS is also hosting its annual “We Scare Hunger” food drive. Students can bring in non-perishable food items which are then donated to The Compass, a non-profit organization which helps support local families. Senior and junior students in the sci-tech program participated in the Sci-Tech Brainstorm activities where younger students had the opportunity to learn from older students who have continued into their senior year in the sci-tech program. Students partook in fun competitive science experiments and were able to meet new people.
Up and Coming Events November 1: • Regional Strings goes to See Toronto Symphony Orchestra • Take your Kid to Work Gr 9 November 6: • Regional Applications for SciTech and Strings Open to Public November 9: • Alyson Schafer Presentation at PCSS, sponsored by School Parent Council “The Joys and Fears of the Teen Years”
Sharon Stevens Lay Principal
STREETSVILLE HIGH SCHOOL
The 2017-18 school year has gotten off to a great start at Streetsville Secondary School. In only two months, the school has hosted a number of exciting events, from awards assemblies to rugby games. As a way of welcoming the sea of grade nines flooding into the school, Streetsville Secondary held a fun day of games and large, inflatable obstacle courses for the new students. Everyone had a blast, from the students participating, to those watching their friends from the sidelines. Hooting and hollering, and the joyous sounds of students having fun drifted through the expanse of the field.
Sports At the Heart Lake cross-country meet, 3 students from Port Credit, Katy Rozonova, Will Ord, and Ben Miske. The junior boys football team has been falling behind with 4 losses and 1 win but spirit is still high and a comeback is on the horizon! The girls flag football and basketball teams are both undefeated and lead their divisions. Hopefully their success will carry out into the playoff games. The boys volleyball team has lost one game but is headed to playoffs number one in their division as well. Best of luck to all PCSS athletes partaking in playoff games. Curling and hockey have both begun try outs/practices, we are looking forwards to seeing our winter athletes shine. October 25 is our Grade 8 Open house, always a huge success we look forward to seeing all the parents and great students coming to see all we do here at PCSS.
The school also held a grade eight open house. It was an amazing time, with food trucks and music. It was also the perfect opportunity to show the families that will soon be joining the Streetsville Secondary community how wonderful our school is. The staff and students at Streetsville Secondary School put their heart and soul into everything they do, and this was no exception.
In September, the school set out on their annual Terry Fox run/walk. Each and every student joined in on the 5.2 kilometre course around the neighbourhood. It was a beautiful day – not too hot, not too cold – perfect for this event. Wide smiles split every face in two, and the sound of laughter filled the air like a sweet song as the students ran, or walked, or skipped for a great cause. At the beginning of October, friends and family were invited to attend the school’s awards assembly. Over two hundred students received awards for their spectacular academic achievements. Pride swelled in the hearts of many as their friends, family, and fellow students were commemorated for their hard work. The school’s concert band also performed at this assembly, allowing many students to show off their musical talent. They did a wonderful job providing music for this occasion.
Many of Streetsville Secondary School’s various clubs and teams have already started up, including the school’s several rugby teams, the drama club, the archery team, DECA, and the book club. No matter their interests, there is a club or team for everyone at Streetsville Secondary. The students and staff look forward to the first spirit week of the year, which will feature flannel day, merchandise day, and throwback Thursday, along with many other spirit days leading up to Halloween. The school’s Halloween dance is also coming up, filling everyone with excitement. The school is going all out to make this school year a good one!
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.
Tamer Kamel Principal
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ways to celebrate THE HOLIDAY
0I GO ICE SKATING There are great free outdoor rinks no matter the occasion. Check out your city’s website to see where the closet ice skating rink is to you.
02 POLAR PLUNGE Jump, run and skip into negative 40-degree water. Why? I don’t know it’s something people do. Have friends waiting when you get out with hot coco and warm towels.
03 MAKE A SNOWMAN Do you want to build a snowman? Throw on you thickest snow suit and spend all day rolling around in the snow. Challenge your friends or neighbours to a competition. Best snowman on the street wins!
04 VOLUNTEER AT YOUR LOCAL HOMELESS
SHELTER OR FOOD BANK
Shelters and food banks need a lot of help around Christmas time as they see a spike in donations and occupants who need assistance in the cold months. Check out your local shelter’s website to see how you can help.
05 CHRISTMAS MARKETS Whether you celebrate or not, Christmas markets are all over and don’t only offer Christmas memorabilia. Pick up a relatively cheap present for a friend or relative.
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On Sunday, October 22nd, Traditional Indigenous Knowledge Keepers, Wendy and Mark Phillips, shared their Traditional Indigenous Teachings at The Riverwood Conservancy. Guests also went on a Plant Medicine Walk and explored Indigenous uses of local plant medicines. Then the Red Hawk Drum got up and encouraged guests to dance to the unforgettable chants. It was an amazing experience for the whole family.
04 01: Liam, Spencer, Scott, Janine & Fiona. 02: Keeping the tradition. 03: Debbie, Dave & Carol. 04: Marilyn & Carolyn.
50TH ANNIVERSARY Huron Park Recreation Centre is turning 50 this month. On Saturday, October 21st, the community celebrated with a free skate and other family-friendly activities. Councillor Nando Iannicca and other special guests spoke of the history of Huron Park and how the Centre has been part of the community fabric for 50 years. It’s the only Community Centre in Mississauga that offers all Parks & Recreation activities in one place. This special event was part of a full-year of City programs planned in recognition of Canada’s 150th anniversary.
01: Cutting the Cake. 02: Volunteers helping serve the special treats. 03: Enjoying their cake. 04: Shari, Jerry, Beth & Paul.
INTERNATIONAL Article by: Sandy Smale
Civitan International is an organization of local service clubs throughout the world dedicated to making the world a better place. It was founded in 1917 in Birmingham, Alabama by a group of professionals under the leadership of Dr. Courtney Shropshire who simply wanted to improve their community. The mission of Civitan is to build good citizenship by providing a volunteer organization of clubs, dedicated to serving individual and community needs with an emphasis on helping people with developmental disabilities. Each Civitan Club works to serve the community. This is done by fulfilling needs that are not met by other organizations or individual efforts. Civitans seek experiences that provide life direction, character building, leadership development and the satisfaction of helping others. As a result, Civitans enjoy a heightened sense of self esteem and accomplishment. Mississauga Civitan Club was established in 1967 and therefore celebrating 50 years of service to the community this year. Civitans seek out community needs and then work to fulfill them. Each club has complete autonomy in their community service projects and fundraising. This way each club is uniquely responsive to their community. The Mississauga Civitan Club hosts and attends one district meeting and one district convention yearly, which is a wonderful opportunity to come together, share ideas and enjoy good fellowship. Mississauga Civitan Club continues to enjoy an ongoing relationship with several community partners whom they are proud to be associated with. This includes The Open Door Square One, The Compass, Royal Canadian Legion, Peel Association of Handicapped Adults (PAHA), Armagh, Square One Older Adult Centre, Crest Swim Club, St. Maryâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Star of The Sea Community Meal, The Salvation Army and several others. For more informtaion, please visit civitan.on.ca.
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