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01: Holiday entertaining at Starbucks by the Port Credit High School Jazz Band. 02: Holiday Fun at Trustcott Pharmacy with the amazing team - Alka, Neena, Jason with Angelie, Airene, Trisha, Brittany, Maria, Andreea & Caitlyn. 03: Cookie Exchange Fun. 04: Members of the Lakeshore Connecting Communites Team. 05: Vanig, Hortense & Raffi at Lorne Park Jewellers Customer Appreciation. 06: Lorne Park Estates Ladies Christmas Party.
07: Lorne Park High School Football Banquet. 08: Lorraine, Jade, Hanna & Nour at Lokaii's Open House & Christmas Market. 09: Dawn & Nancy at Battaglia's Toy Drive. 10: MP Sven Spengemann with his volunteer team at their Food Drive. 11: Guest Speaker Councillor Jim Tovey with Rick at the BIA Breakfast. 12: The Mitten Tree at Impressionable Gifts. 13: Terry Farrell, National Representative for Unifor, Mayor Crombie, Louie Manzo, Owner of CABIN & Councillor Tovey.
CORRIDOR COMMUNITY TEAM 2016 OVERVIEW
akeshore Corridor Community Team (LCCT) was established in 1999 to provide acts of kindness in the community south of the QEW. LCCT has evolved, but maintains the original objective of building community by connecting people who have with those in need. It is overseen by a volunteer board of eight directors.
In 2016 LCCT contributed to several worthy initiatives, helped many needy individuals and families, and focused on sharing the “Gift of Christmas” with local families in collaboration with food banks, churches and shelters. At the 4th annual “Gift of Christmas” we hosted 150 children and parents, giving school age children computer tablets to support their education. LCCT was able to donate $3,000 to the “Breakfast with Santa” Foundation so they could host their 1st Christmas breakfast in the Port Credit area for 280 children and their family members. We supported various initiatives like the “Shoebox” project, and helped individuals such as a lung transplant recipient, referred through MPP Charles Sousa’s office, who couldn’t afford an air conditioner to help him breathe.
2016 was a breakthrough year for LCCT in many areas including fundraising. In addition to our 9th annual “Paddle for the People” fundraiser hosted by the Port Credit Royal Canadian Legion on the Credit River in August, we added an April “Pedal for the People” Spinathon generously hosted by Port Credit Athletics, and received a substantial donation from “100 Guys Who Care” Mississauga.
04 01: Paddle for the People. 02: Breakfast with Santa. 03: 100 Guys Who Care. 04: Pedal for the People.
Our team of 8 core volunteer directors was supported by a growing legion of volunteers who appreciate the opportunity to pay-it-forward and the camaraderie enjoyed at our events. It’s a great way to meet likeminded people and contribute to the wonderful community that is the Lakeshore Corridor. To learn more about LCCT or to donate towards our 2017 initiatives see our website www.lakeshorecorridor.org.
On December 18th, the Lakeshore Corridor Community Team held their 4th annual Gift of Christmas at the Port Credit Legion. It was a fun filled afternoon of Bingo, games, drawing and enjoying a delicious turkey lunch with all the trimmings. Santa arrived for all the children to get a picture with and then the big moment when all the children opened their present at the same time revealing a computer tablet. With over 150 children there was a thunderous squeal of sheer delight.
01: Opening their presents. 02: Austin chosing the chocolate then giving it to another who really wanted it awesome! 03: Helpers Arthur, Gillian & Jeannine. 04: Amanda, Adelia & Keegan. 05: Lyla & Piper. 06: Waiting to open her present.
Mississauga Arts Council held its first Traditional Arts & Craft Sale on Saturday, December 3rd at Clarke Hall. There was a variety of unique hand crafted items; from jewellery, home decor, seasonal decorations, wellness teas, artisan wood creations, handmade soaps and body products, olive oils and balsamic vinegar, fair trade coffee, holiday gift baskets, paper goods, literature, baked goods, hand knit throws and of course original artwork. Entrance was free but there was wonderful support for The Compass Food Bank of non-perishable food items. Gift wrapping for a donation was courtesy of Epilepsy Halton Peel Hamilton.
01: Mary-Therese, Mark & Mary. 02: Nansy, Yasmin, Helen, Jane, Brian & Mike, the MAC Team. 03: Pat checking out the olive oils from Tim of My Olive. 04: Choosing one of Pat's Proverbs. 05: Evelyn with Jasmine & Jacinta. 06: Bhia from Terrah Essentials.
Even though there was no snow it was still very festive at the Lighthouse in Port Credit for the Lighting of the Lighthouse on December 3rd. The day began at 1:00 pm with lots of family fun activities, interactive ice sculptures, a festive artisan market, carols, storytelling and so much more. Santa was there all afternoon for pictures with him in his sleigh. Captain Robins was offering hot chicken noodle soup and Starbucks was giving out cookies and hot chocolate. There was a Mitten Tree and Extreme Tire had their big shopping cart that was filling up with non-perishable food donations for The Compass. At 5:00 pm the much anticipated Lighthouse Lighting Ceremony had everyone ohhing and ahhing. The event was sponsored by Peel Chrysler Fiat. It was a wonderful day to share with family and friends and get into the holiday spirit.
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01: Jonathan, Izabella, Elizabeth, Marek & their dog Chloe. 02: Ewelina & Abby with Santa. 03: Checking out the ice sculptures. 04: Diane & Don with The Compass. 05: Josie & Melissa with Tease Cuisine. 06: Danny Diamantakos, Event Sponsor from Peel Chrysler Fiat.
CAROLING IN THE PARK
The Port Credit BIA held the 42nd Caroling in the Park at Memorial Park, Monday, December 12th. Many friends and neighbours came out for this year's festive community event that had a huge cauldron filled with warm cranberry punch and delicious shortbread cookies donated by the Social Cupcake. T-Rox had many students playing and performing upbeat songs, The Salvation Army Band played traditional songs and the whole crowd sang. The Rotary Club was accepting non-perishable food items. It was an amazing evening of song and cheer.
07 01: Gregory, Kaylam Brenda & Michael. 02: Abby & Maya. 03: Adam from T-Rox singing Baby Please Come Home. 04: Tina, Elizabeth & Jack. 05: Anette & Essa. 06: Amber & Nadia. 07: George, Aplonoija & Norine.
AT MISSISSAUGA SENIOR’S CENTRE Another wonderful event was held at the Mississauga Senior’s Centre on December 8th. With all the generous donations received from the Giving Tree they needed a lot of volunteers, along with Santa, to wrap all those presents. It was a day filled with laughter and cheer and teamwork. Special thanks to Robert Skeates for capturing this event.
01: An afternoon of wrapping. 02: Santa bringing more gifts. 03: Wrapping gifts from the giving tree. 04: Wrapping many gifts.
THE BROGUE INN'S 17TH ANNUAL
POLAR BEAR DIP
The weather outside was perfect for the 17th Annual Brogue Inn’s Polar Bear Dip at Lakeside Park on January 1st. Arguably the biggest turnout to date with swimmers dressing in all sorts of costumes and swim wear. All proceeds were in aid 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: In & Out Quickly. 02: Ryder with his dad, Ryan. 03: Chloe & Olivia with Derbin. 04: Paul, Kennedy, Justin, Lucas, Ryan & Ryder.
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What an amazing charity that just gets bigger and better each year. It all started 8 years ago over a coffee when friends Dan Meadowcroft and Frank Bailey wanted to make a difference. They discussed their idea to raise money and awareness for The Compass and Mississauga Food Bank with Ellen Timms (PCBIA), MPP Charles Sousa and Pat Anderson (Westaire). And the rest is history.
This year a new initiative saw the ladies get together in Streetsville at the Franklin House for Ladies Night With A Bite. It was extremely successful and plans are already in the works for next year’s event at a bigger venue. Not to be outdone by the ladies, the gentlemen held a “Bad Hombres” evening at CABIN. Bite Fever happened in the summer at Stir Kitchen with over $16,000 raised in a single night. The launch of ‘twas the Bite Before Christmas was held at Roc’n Doc’s with Great Music, Great Food and Great Fun. The Sunset Grill Port Credit’s Pancakes for a Loonie for the month of December saw all proceeds donated. Local Port Credit businesses were excepting non-perishable donations. MPP Charles Sousa held his annual Turkey Drive. The community food banks were all the happy recipients of the generosity of the community. The Dinner, held at Oasis Convention Centre was truly spectacular. The room was filled with over 700 generous guests. Celebrity Servers and Peels Finest all served the delicious meal. Comedian Judy Croon had everyone laughing then partnered with Mayor Bonnie Crombie for the live auction. The caring community of Mississauga came together to Fight Hunger and Feed Hope.
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01: Councillor Karen Ras with guests. 02: Guests. 03: Dereck, Cathi, Karen & Dave. 04: Chris Hatch with guests. 05: Bad Hombres at Cabin - Louis, Dan & Jeff. 06: Peel Police Server with Jim Tovey. 07: Guests.
THE BITE BEFORE CHRISTMAS CONTINUED
18 08: James with Peel Police Servers. 09: Team Hazel. 10: Team Cabin. 11: Launch Party - James & Dan. 12: Team Bonnie. 13: Guests. 14: Bad Hombres - Amy, Augi, Mark, James & Kerry. 15: Bite Fever - Slavica, Dan & Eddie. 16: Turkey Drive - MPP Charles Sousa with some of the many contributors. 17: Mayor Bonnie Crombie with President of THN Media James Baker. 18: Ladies with a Bite - Sandy Pitts, Mayor Bonnie Crombie, Dan Meadowcroft & Councillor Pat Saito.
On December 18th, Walden Circle held their annual Christmas Party for all the residents and their families. Ring The Bell Trio serenaded the crowd with traditional Christmas carols. Santa was there to listen to young and old as they asked for their Christmas wishes. Chef Paul outdid himself with the delicious hors dâ€™oeuvres. It was a wonderful afternoon spent as many generations came together to enjoy the holidays together.
01: Judith with her family. 02: Barb & Betty. 03: Flo with Santa. 04: Emma, Janet & Pat.
HOLIDAY OPEN HOUSE
Tuxedo Travel held its first Holiday Open House on Sunday, Dec 4th in their office in Port Credit. As soon as you walked in you could smell the Apple Cider and, like all of their amazing information evenings, there was an abundance of goodies to nibble on. Pictures with Santa and pictures with Constables McLean and Binns from The Peel Regional Police were popular with the kids. The donation box was overflowing with gifts for Toys for Tots.
01: Amber blowing up a Police balloon. 02: Jesse, Amber & Emma with Cst McLean. 03: Hannah & Leah with Santa. 04: Alex, John, Elanor & Mackenzie.
More than 500 families in need will be devouring a bird this Christmas thanks to fundraising efforts via the 8th Annual Charles Sousa Holiday Turkey Drive.
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SOUSA’S TURKEY DRIVE By: KELLY ROCHE @qewsouthpost
“I’m very grateful for the generosity of our community and sponsors in support of another successful holiday turkey drive,” said Sousa, the Mississauga South MPP. This year’s drive raised an estimated $17,500 as part of the community’s ‘Twas the Bite Before Christmas campaign. A tractor-trailer load of Ontario-raised turkeys are being doled out to families in need through the Mississauga Food Bank and the Compass Food Bank.
“This valuable source of protein ensures families in Mississauga are fed at the holidays and into the new year,” said MFB executive director Chris Hatch. More than 4,600 turkeys have been donated since 2009, representing roughly $147,500 worth of donations in total.
“Charles Sousa’s turkey drive has brought our community together for seven years to support those in need during the holidays,” said Port Credit BIA general manager Ellen Timms. 01: One box of many Turkeys. 02: MPP Charles Sousa with Mississauga Food Bank Volunteers. 03: Dan Meadowcroft, Charles Sousa & Chris Hatch.
Celebrating a first-time collaboration between the School Councils of Cawthra Park Secondary School and Queen Elizabeth Senior Public School, Fair December, a unique craft + gift show was held at Cawthra Park Secondary School in Mississauga on Saturday, December 3rd and Sunday, December 4th from 10am to 4pm. The show featured over 60 artisans and vendors, a silent auction, café and live entertainment. Now in its 11th year, Fair December re-located to Cawthra Park S.S. to accommodate more vendors and increase parking availability. With this move, Fair December continued its tradition of hosting a variety of fair trade and local artisans and vendors offering highquality products that definitely pleased even the most discerning of customers!
Fair December is organized as a fundraiser with this year’s proceeds shared between Peel Children’s Centre and the School Councils of Cawthra Park Secondary School and Queen Elizabeth Senior Public School to support the students. Please visit www.fairdecember.com for more information. 01: Janice & Dora. 02: Caryl wearing some of her creations. 03: Felicia & Anna. 04: Organizers Eva, Ann & Sharon.
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PORT CREDIT 2016
Christmas is about giving hope and love and the community of Port Credit did just that on the evening of Friday, December 23rd at West Edge Community Church. Donations of unwrapped new toys for ‘Toys for Tots’, as well as gift cards to local grocery stores, were in abundance all in support of The Compass. This was a family-friendly event, which included festive activities for children and food and refreshments provided by local businesses as well as a performance by special musical guest, Jeremy Tozer.
Everyone wrote a message of hope on a lantern and hung them on a uniquely designed tree located outside the church. It was a magical place. 01: Salam & Tess. 02: Makaio with her mom Liz. 03: Sophia decorating a hand. 04: Dad Derek with Lucy, Lauren & Kennedy.
Dear The Wine Ladies,
I’d like to wish you a Happy New Year and say thank you for spreading the joy of wine throughout the year! Once again as we head into 2017 I have a question for you that is likely to be on the minds of many. How do we lose the extra five pounds we have been gifted and still enjoy an occasional glass of wine? Which wines are the least caloric? - Jackie
THE WINE LADIES Q&A Dear Jackie,
Happy New Year to you as well and we must confess, we too have been similarly gifted! Here’s the good news, if it is only an occasional glass of wine, and time is not of the essence, the additional 100-125 calories/ 5 ounce glass shouldn’t impede your progress too badly. In fact, there are many diets out there that actually allow for an occasional glass or two such as Weight Watchers and L.A. Weight Loss. Even the popular ketogenic diet has a place for vino says Dr. Dominic D’Agostino of Keto//OS. In fact there is one company, Dry Farm Wines, deemed “ketogenic friendly” that we are looking at bringing in, so keep an eye out for that. We would like to offer a word of caution though, if you are anything like us, we tend to bring out the assortment of cheeses, dried fruit and nuts to accompany our wine. This behavior is definitely better reserved for post diet times.
Studies show that total consumption of calories tends to go up when an aperitif or two precedes or accompanies the meal.
Finally we are often asked if the driest wines are the least caloric. Actually the ideal choice is to select wines that are both dry and lower in alcohol. Percentage alcohol is definitely a determining factor when it comes to caloric content. Opt for wines that come from cooler climates such as Germany, Austria, New Zealand and Ontario to name a few. Cooler climate regions tend to produce lower alcohol wines that are 12% or 12.5%, and Germany has one as low as 9%. If you’d like to learn a little about our keto//OS that keeps us in ketosis, you can visit us here too thewineladies.pruvitnow.com
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CHIPOTLE CHICKEN & BLACK BEAN
This chili is perfect for a fast weeknight meal. It comes together in under 30 minutes. It’s full of protein and no added fat! For vegetarians you can replace the chicken with a 1-2 lbs of extra firm tofu. If you want to make this a super healthy complete meal, serve it with some quinoa on the side.
CHIPOTLE CHICKEN AND BLACK BEAN
Serves: 4-6 Notes: Freezes well. If you want it a little thinner, add a little more water.
INGREDIENTS • 1 1/2 lbs Ground Chicken (or 1-2 lbs of extra firm tofu - for vegetarian version) • 3 cans Black Beans, drained and rinsed • One 14 oz can of Tomatoes, chopped or half 28 oz can • 1-2 small Chipotle Chilies from the can with the adobo sauce • Half Red Onion, finely chopped • 1 1/2 tbsp Chili Powder • 2 tsp Ground Cumin • Kosher Salt GA RN IS H & T O SE RV E
Tortilla Chips. Finley chopped Red Onion. Cilantro. Limes. Ripe Avocado, diced. Freshly Ground Pepper. Shredded Cheese. Cooked Quinoa.
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In the meantime, in a blender or food processor, puree the tomatoes, chipotle chilies and half the black beans. STE P 03
Once the chicken is cooked, remove from the pot to a bowl (leaving the oil behind). STE P 04
Add the red onion to the pot and a little more salt and sauté until soft and translucent. Add the chili powder and cumin, toast for 30 seconds or so. STE P 05
Add the contents of the blender, to the pot. Put 1 cup water in the dirty blender, swish it around and add that water to the pot. Add the remaining black beans (the ones left whole) and the cooked chicken to the pot. STE P 06
Cook for about 10-15 minutes. STE P 07
Serve with a squeeze of lime, minced red onion, avocado, cilantro and tortillas (and shredded cheese if you like).
PAWS N’ MR. CLAUS
AT THE BRADLEY MUSEUM
A family photo isn’t complete without the whole family. Or maybe your pet needs some quality time with Santa. On December 3rd, the Bradley Museum held their annual Paws n’ Mr. Claus. It was an afternoon of four-legged fun. Proceeds went to support the Friends of the Museums and Mississauga Animal Services Special Care and Resources Fund (S.C.A.R.F).
01: Gordon & Valerie with Nellie & Izzy. 02: Autumn & Baloo with Santa. 03: Pablo & Amy-Leigh. 04: Helpers Gail & Wanda.
HISTORIC CANADIAN CHRISTMAS
AT THE BRADLEY MUSEUM
On Saturday, December 10th, visitors immersed themselves in all the sights and smells of a traditional Christmas at the Bradley Museum. The snow began to fall as the strolling carolers sang. There was a live nativity scene with many animals. There were many crafts to be made in the barn, along with cider, hot chocolate and roasted chestnuts by an open outdoor fire. Inside the Bradley House, ginger cookies, traditional Christmas pudding and steak and kidney pie was being prepared and samples enjoyed by all. Santa and Mrs. Claus were taking pictures with young and old. There was a giving and sharing tree with proceeds going to the food bank. It was a fun filled day at the Bradley Museum filled with Holiday traditions!
01: Mary, Sarah with Scott & Nicole. 02: Cameron playing with some of the toys. 03: Mckenna, Georgia & Kim with Santa & Mrs. Claus. 04: Angela checking the roasted chicken.
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SECONDARY SCHOOL PCSS held a Pathways Fair in late November. The event is an enormous undertaking as Colleges, Universities and workplace organizations from all over Ontario came to PCSS so that students could gather information about the many post-secondary pathways available to them. The school day was altered so that senior students could listen to presentations and junior students could interact with displays and representatives. Co-op classes showed off their career choices in the Co-op Fair, which was on held Monday, December 12th in the cafeteria. The students created poster boards to showcase where they have been working this semester and what they had learned from their placement. The event was well attended by students, staff, parents and our community partners. On December 2nd, PCSS welcomed the world with our annual Cultural Unity Fair. PCSS clubs, teams and councils displayed costumes and facts about cultures from all over the world. Each display also featured food from that part of the world. Many staff, students and parents came to participate and feast!
R OCK C L I M B I NG I N T H E GY M During the week of 5th, PCSS Physical and Health Education students had the opportunity to try rock climbing here at PCSS provided by Escarpment Outdoor Adventures. The gym was transformed into climbing walls and giving students a chance to test their strength and skill in a safe environment, while at the same time have fun. Staff members were also involved in some climbing skill competitions.
HOL IDAY SP I R I T A B O U N D S During the Holiday Season, PCSS always has events of goodwill occurring. Students and staff run several events including Toys for Tots, the Mitten Tree, our Penguin drive and finally a food drive. Our Leadership students worked hard on our Penguin fundraiser for the Share the Joy campaign, Also, hats and mittens were donated to help populate our Mitten Tree for families in need. On Thursday, December 15th, the Port Credit Secondary School’s Music Department presented their annual Winter Concert, showcasing the vast talent of musicians our student body holds. The concert was a huge success and featured our band and string ensembles, each of which performed an eclectic array of music. We hope to see you at our Spring Concert in May! To end the 2016 year our spirited students had spirit week the week before break. Neighbors must have wondered at students
coming in their Pj’s on Monday, December 19, and Summer Beach day December 21. Only to follow up with a ugly Christmas sweater day on Friday, December 23rd, where students out did themselves in their ugliness. The day ended with a student talent show fired up with spirit!
SECONDARY SCHOOL TH E J OY OF GIVIN G By: Katerina Polienko It’s December, which means it’s time to start celebrating winter holidays. That’s right: the streets aglow, displays light up the dark, frosty air, fuzzy socks, winter evenings and warm hearts. It’s the most wonderful time of the year, and Clarkson students can’t wait to celebrate! This means it’s time for Clarkson to spread some holiday cheer, with our fun-filled Kids Fest, a yearly event run by the Student Activity Council (SAC) during the winter season to bring joy to the younger ones from our community. On December 13th, nearly 40 Clarkson students wanting to be a part of the merriment of giving back, volunteered to be paired up with grade 1 students (ages 5-6) from Hillside Sr. Public School. Each student guided their buddy through planned activities, such as getting crafty with them by helping do puzzles, colouring, writing season greetings cards, decorating cookies and listening to stories told by their favourite Disney princesses from Frozen: Elsa and Anna. During this event that ran through periods 1 and 2, children got to meet jolly Santa Claus and then received a small surprise gift.
Clarkson students worked hard representing our school, going out of their comfort zones to be outgoing and fun and building leadership skills by learning how to go with it when little ones invade.
Kids Fest was a wonderful way to start off the Holiday Season festivities no matter the age or holiday you choose to celebrate. One thing was undeniable: it was a swell opportunity to spread some winter cheer and camaraderie among the Clarkson Village!
GORDON GRAYDON MEMORIAL
Gordon Graydon is very happy with the number of applications received for the school’s two Regional Programs (IBT and GDM). We are hoping the students, who showed interest, will accept spots when offered. The first round of offers will be made Monday, February 6th. Our IBT and GDM programs provide students with many opportunities for academic, social and personal growth. Student are offered a solid academic experience plus opportunities to participate in numerous extra-curricular programs.
Gordon Graydon Memorial Secondary School was closed for the Winter Break, December 26th, 2016 - January 6th, 2017. Students returned to school, following the break, completing course work as they prepare for final culminating activities and final examinations. Those students enrolled in our International Business and Technology and Graphic and Design Management Regional Programs were actively engaged, with their teachers, in completing portfolios and career pathway reflections. With this work, students prepare for the completion of post-secondary applications and interviews as well as the world of work. Athletics continues to keep students involved at Graydon. The basketball, volleyball, badminton and swimming teams have been busy competing, with schools, throughout the Region of Peel. The swim team recently competed at the Pre-ROPSSAA meet where all students obtained personal bests. Teams had practices the first two weeks in January. However, athletics had a brief break to support students in preparing for culminating tasks and final evaluations.
With final examinations dates set from January 25th - January 30th, the school will not be, the usual, buzz of activity throughout the month of January. Staff and students will be focusing on prepping and review for these evaluations. We, at Graydon, value the many activities that happen outside the classroom. However, students and staff will be spending time valuing success for all in their academic endeavours. The school will be hosting a Parent/Guardian Information Evening Monday, February 13th (at 7:00 pm) in the school’s amphitheatre. The meeting will address any concerns or questions regarding the proposed closure of Gordon Graydon Memorial Secondary School. The school’s trustees, staff and administration will be in attendance. The meeting is just for parents/guardians whose children are attending, or planning to attend, Gordon Graydon Memorial Secondary School in September. This is not a public meeting! All public meetings have concluded and were facilitated by the Peel District School Board. Anyone wishing information about Gordon Graydon Memorial Secondary School is asked to check out the schools website or call us at 905.274.2391. We will be happy to answer any questions you may have about the school.
5TH ANNUAL PORT CREDIT
COMEDY FESTIVAL WE'RE GOING TO BRING THE HOUSE DOWN!
Going into its 5th year, the annual PORT CREDIT COMEDY FESTIVAL will celebrate stand-up and variety comedy, bringing the unique talents of acclaimed performers from around the world, February 23-26, 2017.
Coming to the stage to tickle your funny bone is Mike Bullard. Bullard accomplished something no other Canadian had before: hosted Canada's first truly successful nightly talk show. Running for six unprecedented seasons, "Open Mike" (1997), was one of the longest running late-night talk shows in North America. The Gemini award-winning series was the most-watched late-night talk show in Canada's largest market, comparable in popularity and success to late-night heavyweights Letterman and Leno. One of Canada's most recognized celebrities, Mike Bullard is a multidisciplinary comic who has published a book, Open Book: Little Thoughts from a Big Head (Doubleday), and has also recorded a CD, "Stick 2 Comedy" (BMG). 2017 Port Credit Comedy Festival goers won’t want to miss another stellar lineup that will also feature:
Graham CHITTENDEN, Phil HANLEY, Chad DANIELS, James MULLINGER, Elvira KURT, Alex FALCONE, Chris ROBINSON, Miss BEHAVE, John HIGBY, and Greg TARLIN. 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. For more information of the festival schedule, lineup and venues: www.portcreditcomedy.com @PtCreditComedy
Phil LeConte Port Credit Comedy Festival Executive Producer t: 519.897.4997 e: firstname.lastname@example.org
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