Mayor Crombie Departs for Economic Development Mission to Japan

Our 2017 Economic Development Office (EDO) Investment Mission to Japan is an important opportunity to strengthen relations with a leading target market for Mississauga and to continue our ongoing efforts to attract and retain foreign-direct investment (FDI) opportunities here at home, Mississauga Mayor Bonnie Crombie said today from Pearson Airport as she was preparing to depart for Japan.

Mayor Crombie is leading an EDO Investment Mission to Japan, with meetings scheduled in Tokyo and Nagoya from September 25-29.

Meetings will be held with government officials, along with businesses from Mississauga’s industry clusters, with an emphasis on aerospace and advanced manufacturing. Mayor Crombie will be joined by representatives from the Ontario and federal governments and EDO Manager of Business Investment and Client Services, Harold Dremin.

“I also look forward to delivering a keynote address during the Aeromart Conference in Nagoya, a global gathering of aerospace industry giants,” Mayor Crombie said. “In attendance will be representatives from 20 different countries and 250 different companies.” The Aeromart Conference also boasts opportunities for 3,500 business to business meetings.

Mississauga is Canada’s largest aerospace cluster by employment. The aerospace industry employs over 24,000 people in over 220 aerospace companies. Pearson International Airport – Canada’s largest airport – is located in Mississauga.

“Japan ties with Germany for the largest market for capital investment in Mississauga (after the United States),” Mayor Crombie said. “Mississauga is home to nearly 100 Japanese companies, representing nearly half of all Japanese companies located in Ontario. We are proud that Mississauga is home to a number of globally-respected, successful and leading Japanese-based companies.”

This will mark Mayor Crombie’s second Investment Mission to Japan. “Like Hazel McCallion, I am committed to building on the already thoughtful, strong and important working relationship Mississauga enjoys with Japanese businesses,” Mayor Crombie said. Continue reading Mayor Crombie Departs for Economic Development Mission to Japan

Heritage Mississauga celebrates milestone anniversaries at The Credits, Heritage Mississauga Awards

Thursday October 12th, 2017 at the Mississauga Grand Banquet and Event Centre

Congratulations to . . . .

60th Anniversary

Kaneff Group of Companies
Streetsville Kinsmen

50th Anniversary

Big Brothers, Big Sisters of Peel
Bradley Museum
Clarkson’s French Club
Golder Associates
Lakeview Library
Lorne Park Library
Maple Reinders
Mississauga Civitan Club
Streetsville Library
UTM Erindale
Willow Dental
Zonta Club of Mississauga

45th Anniversary

Bread & Honey Festival
Mississauga Sailing Club
Mississauga Symphony Orchestra

40th Anniversary

Mississauga Croatia Soccer Club
Peel Multicultural Council
Verve Inspired Living
Visual Arts Mississauga

30th Anniversary

Art Gallery Mississauga
Mississauga Civic Centre

Join us for an evening of celebration, as we honour these organizations for their dedicated service to the community.

Thursday October 12th, 2017 at the
Mississauga Grand Banquet & Event Centre,
35 Brunel Rd, Mississauga, ON L4Z 3E8.

During the evening awards will be presented and Canada celebrated.

Doors Open at 5:00pm Dinner 7:00pm with ceremony to follow.

Tickets are $65 and going fast, with a special early bird discount price of $500 for a table of 10 (deadline Friday October 6th, at 5pm).

Order your tickets today! Ticket forms are available by calling Heritage Mississauga at 905-828-8411 ext. “0” or through email at info@heritagemississauga.org.

Support your Heritage Resource Centre and join us as we honour and celebrate our community.

Region of Peel Confirms First Case of West Nile Virus This Year

MISSISSAUGA, ON (September 8, 2017) – Peel Public Health has identified its first human case of West Nile virus for 2017.

“This case reinforces the need for all residents to protect themselves from mosquito bites,” says Paul Callanan, Director of Health Protection at the Region of Peel. “Most people who contract the disease will show no symptoms, but 20 per cent will experience mild flu–like symptoms, and about one in 150 people will develop a more severe form of the disease.”

Residents are encouraged to protect themselves from mosquito bites by doing the following:

Avoid areas with high mosquito populations and take extra precautions at dusk and dawn when mosquito activity is highest.

Wear light–coloured clothing that covers exposed skin, such as long sleeves, pants and a hat.

Use an insect repellent containing DEET and apply it according to the manufacturer’s directions.

Remove or drain items on your property that hold stagnant water. Water that is stagnant for more than seven days is an ideal breeding site for mosquitoes. You can report stagnant water sites to Peel Public Health at 905–799–7700 or online at peel-bugbite.ca.

Register online at peel-bugbite.ca to receive email notifications and information about where mosquitos that have tested positive for West Nile virus found in Peel.

For more information about West Nile virus, visit peel-bugbite.ca or call Region of Peel – Public Health at 905–799–7700 from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday to Friday. Caledon residents can call toll free at 905–584–2216.

The Regional Municipality of Peel was incorporated in 1974 on the principle that certain community and infrastructure services are most cost–effectively administered over a larger geographic area. The Region of Peel serves more than one million residents in the cities of Mississauga and Brampton and the town of Caledon.

Nominations Announced For “The Credits” Heritage Awards

Heritage Mississauga is proud to announce the nominations for The Credits, Heritage Mississauga Awards.

On Thursday October 12th at the
Mississauga Grand Banquet and Event Centre we will honour and celebrate heritage contributions in our community.

Congratulations to all the nominees!

And the nominees are. . . .

Lifetime Achievement Award
Eva Ardiel, Norm Loberg, Lois McKinney, Merle Zoerb

Business Leader Award
FRAM Building Group, Christopher Zeppa (City Park Homes)

Community Heritage Award (Individual)
Ann Holmes, Dorothy Tomiak, Joe Zammit

Community Heritage Award (Group)
Churchill Meadows Residents Association (CMRA), Friends of the Britannia Schoolhouse, Mississauga Quilters Guild

Culture Heritage Award (Individual)
Asma Mahood, Randy Persaud, Kulsoom Sayada

Culture Heritage Award (Group)
CCAI, Italfest, Jasmine & Nitin Sawant

Heritage Champion Award
Councillor Ron Starr

Heritage Youth Award
Buddha’s Light International Association – Young Adult Division (BLIA-YAD)
Travelling The Credit Program

Modern Heritage Award
Port Credit Community Foundation, Dr. Alan Rosenfeld, The Small Arms Society

Natural Heritage Award
The Backyard Farm & Market in Erin Mills,
Nicky Hall (Lake Wabukayne Stewardship), Pat Kelly

Architectural Heritage Award
Besmira Alikaj & David Mucklow, Red Barn, Sheridan College Mississauga

Volunteer Heritage Award
Princess Alexander, Dr Humaira Bashir, Mississauga Central Lions,
Susie Sunaryati Sugiharto

Mississaugas of the New Credit Cultural and Heritage Award
Sarah Bale (Ecosource), Susan Robertson

The winners will be revealed at the Awards Gala, Thursday October 12th, 2017 at the
Mississauga Grand Banquet & Event Centre, 35 Brunel Rd, Mississauga, ON L4Z 3E8.

During the evening a number of special awards will be presented and anniversaries celebrated. What an evening!

Doors Open at 5:00pm, Dinner 7:00pm with ceremony to follow.

Tickets are $65 and going fast, with a special early bird discount price of $500 for a table of 10 (deadline Friday October 6th, at 5pm).

Order your tickets today! Ticket forms are available at The Credits 2017 Ticket Order Form or by calling Heritage Mississauga at 905-828-8411 ext. “0” or through email at info@heritagemississauga.org.

Support your Heritage Resource Centre and join us as we honour and celebrate these deserving nominees.

Heritage Mississauga is a not-for-profit charity dedicated to researching, recording and communicating Mississauga’s heritage. As Mississauga’s heritage source for over 56 years we have worked tirelessly to ensure the heritage of our city is preserved for future generations. Funds raised at this event will support the Heritage Resource Centre that the organization operates at the Robinson-Adamson House, The Grange (charitable registration no:11924 5660 RR0001).