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Mayor’s October Initiatives In celebration of Small Business Month, my office will be hosting a Mayor’s Small Business Forum in conjunction with the Mississauga Business Enterprise Centre (MBEC). The forum will be an opportunity for small business owners to discuss ways local government can further help local job creators compete, expand and succeed.

The Mayor’s Annual Thanksgiving Food Drive is still underway! Mississauga is a big city, but we come together to help each other, especially around the Thanksgiving season. Our goals are to raise $125,000 dollars and 225,000 pounds of food by October 13th - that would make it the food bank’s biggest Thanksgiving ever! Last year we well surpassed our goals and this year, I know we can do it again. Food donations can be dropped off in the donation bin at your local grocery store, nearest fire station or The Mississauga Food Bank. You can also visit www.themississaugafoodbank.org to make a donation online.

The Mayor’s Small Business Forum will feature a panel of business and government representatives speaking about the programs and services Thank you in advance for your generosity and dedication to available to support the small business community, elevating the quality of life for all Mississauga residents. followed by a question and answer period. I invite and encourage all of Mississauga’s hardworking small business owners and entrepreneurs to take advantage of this opportunity to learn about local programs and services available to them and have their voices heard during these sessions. For more information and to register, please visit www.mayorsbusinessforum.ca.

Warmest Regards,

Bonnie Crombie, MBA, ICD.D, Mayor, City of Mississauga

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Congratulations! Congratulations to all nominees & winners of a Star of Mississauga South

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Community Impact Excellence Blueheel Dance Studio Clarkson Pump & Patio Domino's Pizza Global Pet Foods Impressionable Gifts Port Credit Academy of Martial Arts Sandy Casella Real Estate Social Cupcake Suds Laundrette Theresa Baird-Keller Williams Home Based Business Excellence Beyond the Classroom Blues and Roots Radio COOKSMART Sparks & Splinters Hospitality Excellence Bobby's Hideaway Capra's Kitchen Clarkson Mediterranean Bistro Country Fish & Chips Door FiftyFive Holiday Gardens & Dodai Sushi Kravingz LaVilla Bakery & Fine Foods Michael's Backdoor Restaurant Ombretta Cucina & Vino

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Pure Physiotherapy Sam McDadi Real Estate Inc. Scott E. Higginson Shazam Hair Shear & Vido Hair Salon Signs Den Spillane Studio of Fine Arts SWAT Health The Corrie Harding Team The Headloft The TEN Spot Trican Masonry Contractors Inc. Westend Tire and Automotive Centre Yoga Seven Retail Service Excellence Applewood Bakery Applewood Meats & Grill Black Angus Fine Meats & Game Burrito Boyz Busy Bee Mart CEO Boutique Clarkson Fish & Chips Dairy Cream Daisy Mart Evy's Variety It's Our Little Secret

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he other day I met a boy, about 13 years old, who told me that when he is sent to teach the children’s karate class he is given a black belt to wear. I asked him when he received his black belt. He said to me, “I just wear a black belt to teach, I’m actually a green belt but they give me a black belt because it means I am a teacher and everyone will respect me.”

In the world of martial arts there is no regulation to ensure that the instructor responsible for teaching the class has a required education, understanding of learning styles, and knowledge of curriculum development or insight into rates of learning based on developmental status. We are wowed by the black belt. We easily accept that in order to be a “good” martial arts instructor you must have won tournaments, have many trophies on the shelves, and have photos of kids with medals. When do we stop to consider how all of that affects our children, as students? Perhaps we should become more critical of qualifications, ask more questions about teaching skills and look for credentials beyond the belt colour before we entrust an individual to teach anything to our children. After all, the influence a teacher has on a young mind is powerful. There are good karate teachers out there, you just have to find them. Just as karate skills are specifically learned and developed so are teaching skills. Just because you wear a black belt, or can show off your skills doesn’t mean you are a good teacher.

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OCTOBER 19 Climate Warming on the High Arctic’s Great Lake theriverwoodconservancy.org

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OCTOBER 21 Huron Park Recreation Centre 50th Anniversary

OCTOBER 24 Walden Circle - Magician Rick Rossini Performs waldenCircleRetirement.com

OCTOBER 26 Canada the Wild Land ∧ theriverwoodconservancy.org

OCTOBER 27 A Taste of Eden ∧ edenffc.org

OCTOBER 28 Halloween in the Village ∧ clarksonbia.com

NOVEMBER 1 WhiteOaks Park Pumpkin Parade ∧ wlpca.ca

NOVEMBER 3 Dancing with the Mississauga Stars ∧ cfofm.org

NOVEMBER 11-12 VAM Holiday Artisan Marketplace visualartsmississauga.com

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Remembrance Day Ceremonies across Mississauga mississauga.ca

NOVEMBER 17 Taste of Peel for Alzheimer ∧ alzheimer.ca/peel

NOVEMBER 23 Christmas in Clarkson Village ∧ clarksonbia.com

NOVEMBER 23 Bad Hombres Night at Cabin facebook.com/TwasthebitebeforeChristmas

NOVEMBER 25-26 Streetsville Christmas in the Village streetsvillagechristmasinthevillage.com

NOVEMBER 27 Ladies Nite with a Bite facebook.com/TwasthebitebeforeChristmas

DECEMBER 2 Christmas at the Lighthouse ∧ portcredit.com

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DECEMBER 2-3 Fair December unique craft & gift show ∧ fairdecember.com

DECEMBER 3 Twas the Bite Before Xmas Launch Party at Roc n Docs facebook.com/TwasthebitebeforeChristmas

DECEMBER 11 Caroling in the Park at Clarke Memorial Hall ∧ portcredit.com

DECEMBER 12 Christmas Carolling at The Grange heritagemississauga.com


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SICKKIDS It was a full day of family activities at Battaglia’s Marketplace as they held their annual fundraiser for SickKids on Sunday, September 10th. Magic shows, live music, face painting, bouncy castles, delicious food and an amazing silent auction and raffle kept everyone entertained, all in support of the best hospital in the world, Toronto SickKids.

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The Mississauga Arts Council launched Boxes & Banners Project for Canada 150. The initiative will see 10 utility boxes painted by local artists who showcase their original designs. On September 10th, Artist Sue Archibald revealed her Bell Box Project utility box on Lakeshore and Haig Street. Sue choose to highlight the Small Arms Building, Water Tower and the Four Sisters. Lena Demar, Regional Director of Bell, expressed her delight and said they were proud partners with the City of Mississauga on the Bell Box Project. Gracie’s beautiful voice was enjoyed by all during the unveiling. Visit mississaugaartscouncil.com for the next unveiling. 01: The Four Sisters. 02: Enjoying their ice cream. 03: Artist Sue Archibald with friends & family. 04: The unveiling.


LVLUP Athletics

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orking as a team increases the level of success in almost any endeavour. It can lower stress levels, assist in achieving a goal or reaching ones dreams. Team work helps your accountability, as it provides an understanding of the strengths and weaknesses of its members. This is turn helps the “team” at dividing tasks so they are done with the most efficiency, which we all know is one important factor in order to obtain any result.

levels and help them create new relationships, as well as provide them with new social skills. At LvlUP, not only are they active, but they are able to work on these social skills and learn about expectations and what hard work can bring. The same principle can be applied to anyone working in a cohesive unit, such as family, friends, coworkers or colleagues from work.

A dream can be a trip you have been planning, a fitness goal you’ve been working towards, a home renovation, or a new car. It is a goal you dedicate much of your energy towards to make a reality. Whether it be at work, the LvlUP studio or your everyday life, we all rely on some type of support. The bigger your support system, the higher the likelihood of achieving your dream, as a team usually performs better than the individual. The influence of doing activities with children can benefit them long term. It can increases their comfort

It doesn’t matter how big or small your journey towards your dream may be, it’s all about your vision and state of mind. The LVLUP Team is always there for you!

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IN THE PARK Visual Arts Mississauga at Riverwood welcomed art and nature lovers to its 27th annual Art in the Park event on Sunday, September 17, 2017. There were over 40 artist vendors, arts activities, live entertainment and food in the beauty of Riverwood. It was a beautiful day to walk around and admire the original artwork, which included paintings, jewelry, textiles, ceramics, clothing and more. Photos by: Donato Rinaldi

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Another fun and informative evening was held at Tuxedo Travel on Thursday, September 14th. This month Michelle from Sandals enticed everyone with some amazing locations that Sandals offers. It was hard to choose which location to go to! If you ever dreamed about going to Greece, come to Tuxedo Travel on October 19th at 7:00pm to hear all about this ancient locale. 01: Michelle Lanque from Sandals. 02: Anthony & Tanya. 03: Ingrid, Joseph & Michelle.

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19TH ANNUAL TIM HORTON’S

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There was plenty of sunshine, music and dancing during the popular Tim Horton’s Southside Shuffle event that occurred in Port Credit Memorial Park from Friday, Sept 8 through Sunday, Sept 10. The main stage headlined Juno Award-winning, The Stampeders, Blackie and the Rodeo Kings and the Downchild Blues Band. Rabba Fine Foods Street Shuffle opened with a memorable street parade and featured bands and acts performing at various locations up and down Lakeshore Road East. So much talent and so much fun made this event a huge success. Thank you to all the volunteers, organizers, sponsors and performers that helped make this a special one for Canada 150. Photos by: Peeter Poldre

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Dear The Wine Ladies,

ASK

Up until now, I have never had the opportunity to taste any wines from South Africa. Last month we were given a bottle as a gift, a delicious white wine made from a grape that I believe was called “Steen”. Both the wine, it was an older vintage, and the grapes were new to us. Being in the South African wine mood, we purchased at Vintages another South African wine - Ken Forrester Old Vine Reserve Chenin Blanc. We thought it was amazing! We would like to know your thoughts on both of these wines. - Brittany

THE WINE LADIES Q&A Dear Brittany,

We actually have not had the opportunity yet to taste the Ken Forrester Old Vine Reserve Chenin Blanc. We can tell you however that this producer’s vineyard is located in the heart of South Africa’s most famous wine region called Stellenbosch and that their vineyards are known as the “Home of Chenin Blanc”. Not surprising that it was a wonderful wine and we look forward to enjoying it ourselves someday soon!

NOW TO STEEN… Steen is actually the name of the most planted white grape variety in South Africa, which is more commonly called Chenin Blanc. In fact, there are very few wines left these days that are labeled Steen, which is a shame as the name has a long history in South Africa’s wine industry.

Chenin Blanc, or Steen has the ability to make some wonderful wines in a broad range of styles. At one end of the spectrum, it is capable of producing some of the longest living sweet wines, while at the other end; it is used for table wines and even for the base wine for fortified wines and spirits. It does have a natural high acidity, which serves it well in hotter climates, often producing lively wines with good fruit and with a flavour reminiscent of honey. Steen, or Chenin Blanc is also called Pineau or Pineau de la Loire in its native region. The Loire is located in the northwestern part of France. thewineladies.com

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THE SOUND OF MUSIC @ WALDEN CIRCLE

Another wonderful performance by Fran and Kevin, as they performed song melodies from “The Sound of Music.” They had the residents signing along to all the familiar songs. There was lots of laughter as Kevin changed into costumes to portray the Captain, Reverend Mother and especially little Greta.

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BOOK REVIEW cut you off in traffic. What eventually makes us happy is surmounting the associated negative experiences. If you want the perfect

I GIVE A F*CK

body, you’ve got to accept the pain that comes with training for hours a day almost every day. Want the perfect relationship, the one

ABOUT THIS BOOK

where you’re old, still holding hands and having sex? You have to go through some painful moments, stick it out when it might

BY PETA-GAYE NASH

feel easier to run for the hills, have painful and vulnerable conversations, stay faithful

I’ve read a lot of self help books in my time. A LOT! But there is no book that has

no matter what. Want to be rich? You’ll have

helped me to feel better about myself and life as The Subtle Art of Not Giving a

to work harder and sacrifice free time, get

F*ck: The Counterintuitive Approach to Living a Good Life. Yes, the book is filled

your finances in order, do a budget, take

with the f-word but I highly recommend this book to anyone who has ever felt

risks - you get the drift - all those painful and

insecure, anxious, hopeless, victimized, entitled, easily annoyed by life’s trivialities,

mundane things that a lot of us avoid doing.

wants success and happiness, felt right and everyone else was wrong, felt scared of…anything at all. It’s also for those who feel that anything that goes wrong is

Manson does not tell you to stop caring about everything entirely. He shows you

someone else’s fault. I think that covers all of us.

how to discover what you value and to commit to it. Manson tells you in no uncertain

The author Mark Manson is not a world renowned psychoanalyst. He’s a successful blogger but his writing is backed by some pretty extensive research. Thank God there’s a book that finally says stop looking in the mirror and telling yourself you’re happy because if you’re doing that, chances are, you’re not happy and it’s totally okay to have negative feelings.

be the best all the time and to be having the best time. This constant search for happiness and perfection is making us all unhappy so stop trying. Sometimes life sucks. The negative emotions we feel are a call to action - change what needs to be changed. Start caring about what’s truly important and it isn’t the person who

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and extraordinary and the quicker we accept it, the better. The problems you face actually make you happy when you solve them. Most of the time you’re wrong and you’ll never grow if you keep thinking you’re right. Manson says we’ve been asking the wrong question the whole time. It’s not what do you enjoy but, what pain do you want to sustain? This is the path to happiness. I could go on and on

Social media, by the way, is a major culprit, by making us believe that we have to

SMARTPHONE/POINT AND SHOOT/

terms to face some uncomfortable facts about yourself: most of us are not special

so I’ll just say you’ve got to read this book. You’ve just got to. It may be the one that saves you from yourself, that gets you to the place where you need to go. But please, don’t ask to borrow my copy. It stays by my bedside. "THE SUBTLE ART OF NOT GIVING A F*CK" CAN BE FOUND in the Toronto Library System or ordered from Chapters

By Peeter Poldre, Photographer Always learning and striving to CAPTURE the next great photo!

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Treats in our East Saturday, October 28th 1:00 - 4:00 p.m. Families are welcomed by Port Credit businesses to trick-or-treat in costume throughout the East Village! Look for the Treat Stop Pumpkin in participating locations, or visit: www.portcredit.com for a list of participating businesses.

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The Friends of the Museums of Mississauga hosted History & Hats Garden Party 2017 on the beautiful grounds of Benares Historic House on Saturday, September 9th. The weather was perfect. There was delicious food, historical hats to try on, fun lawn games, wonderful friends and supportive sponsors. To learn more about FOMM visit their website at fommississauga.com.

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COMPASS The walk went through the most beautiful parks along Mississauga’s waterfront, then returned to the Church of St. Mark’s on Saturday, September 16th. After the walk, the grounds of the church were filled with fun things to do. There were inflatables, craft tables, live music and DJX, a huge silent auction and Foods of the World Picnic. A wonderful time was had by everyone, all for a great cause.

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01: Jeff, Andrew & Matt. 02: Larry - DJX. 03: Volunteers in the Bake Sale Room. 04: The Entertainment.

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On Saturday, September 16th, the Grand Opening of the newest Academy for Math & English opened its doors in Clarkson Village. Everyone enjoyed the free, fun family activities and giveaways that featured face painting, balloon twisting, liquid nitrogen ice cream and delicious snacks. Welcome to Clarkson!

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01: Jamal, Fadi, Stephanie & Elad. 02: Nawal, Grayson, Roy & Ali. 03: Jamal & Yahia. 04: Ariadne, Doodle Bug, Zurich. 24

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SCHOOL LIFE

WHEN FOOTBALL

STOPPED

FOR JUST A MOMENT Article by: Lorne Park Secondary School At some point, somewhere between weight training, ladder drills, film study, chalk talk, sled work, and hill sprints, football stopped for just a moment. There was a family. A family searching desperately for a reason to smile. As the Lorne Park Spartans crossed through the hotel lobby, two young boys stood watching in awe. The shiny helmets, the crisp white uniforms, the huge shoulder pads - their family had been living in the hotel for several weeks, and this was the first time they’d seen anything that captured their attention like this. The boys watched in wonder as an endless line of players silently boarded their bus bound for The University of Windsor’s Alumni Field. The summer of 2017 hadn’t been kind to the Melanson family. Record rainfall in Essex County flooded their home, rendering it uninhabitable. A series of health problems only added to their family’s stress, but for the first time in almost a month, both boys wore gigantic smiles. Following the game, they waited in the hotel lobby so they could high five their new heroes as they got off the bus. After talking to the Melanson parents and finding out about their situation, a group of Lorne Park players approached the coaching staff with a request. They wanted to knock on the family’s door and present both boys with their very own Spartans jersey. It was an emotional scene as the entire team poured into the small hotel room and gave the boys their jerseys. LB Luke Tejerina happily handed over his #1, and OL Alwaz Aziz his #56. At breakfast the next morning, both boys were proudly wearing their jerseys as they sat with the team, grinning ear to ear. They’d be Spartans fans for life.

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It was an amazing trip for the Lorne Park Spartans. They’d travelled across the province, practiced and played at a university stadium, watched an OUA game and met with a number of university coaches. The most important thing that happened on this trip wasn’t about football, it was about making a difference by giving a wonderful family a reason to smile. Lorne Park Football Fundraiser: November 5th from 1-5PM at The Crooked Cue


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On Tuesday, September 19th, Mayor Crombie delivered her keynote 2017 State of the City Address at a business networking event hosted by the Mississauga Board of Trade. Over 600 attended this event, making it the largest attendance ever. It was a wonderful opportunity to network with local dignitaries and esteemed businesses and community. “I stand before you today to say the state of the City of Mississauga is strong,” Mayor Crombie said. “Our future is bright, proud and promising. We are achieving real results for the entrepreneurs, businesses and people of Canada’s sixth-largest City,” Mayor Crombie added.

06 01: Sophie & Jon from Lvlup Athletics with Mayor Crombie. 02: Mayor Bonnie Crombie with distinguished guests. 03: Bonnie with her mother and son. 04: Councillor Pat Saito with Chris Hatch from Mississauga Food Bank. 05: Pattie, Bonnie & Lorraine. 06: Councillors Karen Ras & Jim Tovey.

Mayor Crombie also challenged everyone in attendance to take part in the 2017 Mayor’s CityWide Food Drive, adding that “Our goal is to raise $125,000 and 225,000 pounds of food by October 13th - this would make it the Food Bank’s biggest Thanksgiving ever!” Mayor Crombie concluded “It is an honour to serve as your Mayor. As we look ahead, there is more to be done. We’ve only just begun and I’m ready for the hard work that’s ahead of us.”

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CC TOP 5

TOP 5 WAYS

TO ROCK THIS

HALLOWEEN 0I GO TO A HAUNTED HOUSE Are you ready to get scared? Every Halloween, places like Canada’s Wonderland and the EX put on horrifying Halloween displays for the entertainment of their customers. Check out these great “Haunted Parks”. a) b) c) d)

CANADA'S WONDERLAND

Halloween Haunt - www.canadaswonderland.com Boo at the Wychwood - www.torontoartscape.org Screemers - screemers.ca Night of Dread - clayandpapertheatre.org

02 PICK YOUR OWN PUMPKIN Pumpkin picking and carving is a great memory for everyone. Spend the day wandering the rows upon rows of great pumpkins. Whether you’re looking to carve a scary face into it or using it for a delicious pie, the perfect pumpkin is necessary.

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DECORATE YOUR HOUSE /APARTMENT TO SCARE POTENTIAL GUESTS

Let your inner child out and go crazy this year with the decorations. Trick-or-treaters love a fully decorated scary house to walk up to in order to get their candy. WWW.THEJOYOFFASHIONBLOG.COM

04 DIY AN AWESOME COSTUME Pinterest is an awesome site to get great ideas on how to make a homemade costume or even just for some inspiration.

05 THROW A HALLOWEEN PARTY Gathering all your friends and family together is guaranteed to be a great time. Throw in a costume contest or fun Halloween games to get everyone in the spirit.

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GLENOAK ACADEMY

GRAND OPENING

GlenOak Academy, a small school with a BIG heart, celebrated their Grand Opening on September 23 with a fun-filled day. Families could enjoy food and refreshments, face painting, fire trucks, games stations and a bouncy castle. MPP Charles Sousa, along with Founder and Principal Susan Goode, participated in the cake cutting ceremony. It was a BIG success!

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01: MPP Charles Sousa, Founder and Principal Susan Goode, baby Ellie and a GlenOak student. 02: Time to cut the cake. 03: Mississauga’s finest firefighters with some fans. 04: Anthony in the process of becoming Batman.

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On Saturday, September 23, Craftadian hosted Etsy Made in Canada at First United Church, in Port Credit. Etsy is a national grassroots event that celebrates Etsy sellers in local communities across Canada. Craftadian showcases, supports and promotes Canadian artists, artisans and designers. Don’t miss the next pop-up show - Mississauga Christmas Market held at First United Church on November 11, 2017.

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01: Crafting for a Cure at Craftadian. 02: Ewa & Zoe. 03: B & T with Kristina & Larry. 04: Lauren & Michael.

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HIGHLIGHTS OF THE

INVICTUS GAMES

The Invictus Games, founded by His Royal Highness, Prince Harry is a sporting competition for the wounded and Injured military soldiers and veterans. This year, there were 550 competitors from 17 countries taking part. Through the power of sport, they proved to the world that great challenges could be confronted with unconquerable drive, resilience and determination. Captured are the events that took place at the Invictus Games all week in Toronto. It all started on September 22 with the Flag Raising Ceremony. Sporting events followed throughout the week and ended with the Closing Ceremonies on September 30. The Invictus Games captivated audiences and left lasting memories. Photos by: Peeter Poldre

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Community Captured Mississauga OCT 2017  

A Picture Book of Our Community and the People that Live Here