Know What’s in Season? Check out the Farmers Market on Celebration Square

Fruits and vegetables taste the best when they are ripe and bought in season. Health experts often suggest that you eat seasonally, or include foods in your diet that are grown at the same time of the year you eat them.

Food available at local farmers markets is not just at the peak of freshness but also tasty and nutritious. Here is an availability guide by Foodland Ontario that tells you the best times to get the various fruits and vegetables we relish all year long.

Treat yourself and your family to the best foods this season by buying your food locally. Here are some helpful tips to make your trip to the farmers’ market a good one. Continue reading Know What’s in Season? Check out the Farmers Market on Celebration Square

Collective Agreement Ratified by CUPE Local 1989

MISSISSAUGA, July 25, 2016 – Library union CUPE Local 1989 has ratified a four year collective agreement.

All City of Mississauga Library facilities will reopen with regular hours at 1 p.m. on Wednesday, July 27, 2016, pending ratification of the agreement by the Mississauga Library Board and Mississauga City Council.

Book drops are closed and late fines are waived until the reopening. Regular programming will resume on July 28, 2016.

The City of Mississauga and Library Union CUPE Local 1989 reached a tentative memorandum of settlement on July 21, 2016. 
 
For more information about Mississauga libraries, visit mississauga.ca/library.

ITALIAN SENSATIONS I CUGINI DI CAMPAGNA TO HEADLINE MISSISSAUGA ITALFEST™ 2016

ENTERTAINMENT LINE-UP INCLUDES MORE THAN A DOZEN PERFORMERS –

Organizers of Mississauga ITALFEST™ – Ferragosto in the City – are excited to announce details of the 4th annual festival including a headline performance by renowned Italian pop group I Cugini di Campagna.  Presented by Solmar Development Corp, the festival will take over Mississauga’s Celebration Square on Saturday, August 20, 2016 from 12:00pm to 11:00pm offering attendees a taste of Italian arts, culture and heritage.

“We are thrilled to bring I Cugini di Campagna – one of Italy’s most glamorous bands from the 70s – to Mississauga ITALFEST™,” said the Co-Chairs of the event, Tina Cole and Patti Jannetta. “Every year, we strive to provide our audience – young and old – with an exceptional entertainment lineup. Thanks to our headline entertainment sponsor CHIN Radio, we are able to do that and have the privilege this year to present a band direct from Italy in their first Canadian performance in several years.”

Along with I Cugini di Campagna, this year’s line-up includes a variety of family-oriented entertainment including: international stand-up comedians Frank Spadone and Pino Pirillo as well as local favourite Riccardo Backyardo; vocalists Antonella Vizzini and Enzo Gusman; violinist Daniele Monticelli; dance band Frankie Cole and The Four Wanderers; Las Vegas style performer Al Ross; singer songwriter Mary Panacci; organetto player Enzo DiPalma; father daughter duo Alessandro and Roberta Battaglia; the Children’s Folk Choir; classical crossover soprano Alessandra Paonessa; and IT Dance Factory, spanning all areas of music, comedy, and dance. Tickets to access a limited quantity of reserved seating in front of the stage and in the VIP lounge will be made available for purchase in the coming weeks through the festival website at www.mississaugaitalfest.com. Continue reading ITALIAN SENSATIONS I CUGINI DI CAMPAGNA TO HEADLINE MISSISSAUGA ITALFEST™ 2016

City of Mississauga Reaches Tentative Settlement with Library Union CUPE Local 1989

MISSISSAUGA, ON, July 21, 2016 – The City of Mississauga and Library Union CUPE Local 1989 have reached a tentative memorandum of settlement.

The tentative settlement will be presented to the members of CUPE Local 1989 for ratification. It will then be presented to the Mississauga Library Board and Mississauga City Council for ratification.

Details of the settlement will be shared after ratification.

Make a wish – Grant a Wish at Erin Mills Town Centre

For the next year the new infinity fountain at Erin Mills Town Centre is taking wishes – for Eden Food for Change.

Lots of people, especially children, like to toss coins into a fountain and make a wish. It’s a fun thing for people to do. Now those wishes will actually have a multiplying effect as Eden Food for Change (EFFC) has been selected as the designated charity for all the coins tossed into the fountain for the next year.

With people throwing coins of varying donations, they do add up to have a greater impact. Since June, EFFC has already received $259. This is impactful because when the organization receives financial donations they can buy the food that is needed such as healthy fresh food like eggs, milk and fruits and vegetables. Also, when they have to purchase non-perishable items they can stretch that dollar.

Currently EFFC can distribute $50 of food for every $10 the receive in financial donations. Continue reading Make a wish – Grant a Wish at Erin Mills Town Centre