Heritage Mississauga Hosting the Work of Internationally Renowned Artist Proshanta Karmakar Buddha

Heritage Mississauga will be hosting “Open Doors” Art Exhibition from Proshanta Karmakar Buddha December 10 to December 20, 2019. Opening reception: Tuesday December 10, 2019 6:00 to 9:00 p.m.

This visually striking exhibition is an initiative of Cross Currents – Indo Canadian International Arts and the show is being organized in partnership with Heritage Mississauga. The exhibition is being curated by Meena Chopra and co-curated by Nain Amyn Lalji.

Proshanta is one of Bangladesh’s most celebrated artists. Currently residing in Dhaka, Proshanta’s work has been exhibited in over 32 solo exhibitions within Bangladesh and around the world.

Proshanta’s work is focused on human rights issues and international affairs. His printmaking and acrylic paintings have been nationally and internationally recognized for their ability to speak to people; receiving the award for the best printmaker at the national young artist exhibition held in Shilpokola Academy in Dhaka and the Okamoto award by the Asian Cultural Centre for UNESCO held in Tokyo.

His work is held in many public collections across the world such as: the National Museum in Dhaka, The Fukuaka Asian Art Museum in Japan, the New Orleans Museum of the Arts and in many private collections around the world.

The exhibit is open from Tuesday to Friday, 9:00 a m– 5:00 p.m. and until 8:00 p.m. on December 17, 2019. Admission is FREE.

The opening reception coincides with Heritage Mississauga’s annual Christmas Open House and Carolling at The Grange on December 10, 2019 from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

STEELHEADS TO HOST ANNUAL TOYS FOR TOTS GAME

Mississauga Steelheads partnering with Wawanesa Insurance, Peel Police and Salvation Army

With the holiday season quickly approaching the Mississauga Steelheads will be hosting their annual Toys For Tots game on Sunday December 15th at 2 pmwhen they take on the Kingston Frontenacs presented by Wawanesa Insurance. The hockey club is once again proud to work alongside the Peel Regional Police and the Salvation Army to help make a difference for families in need over the holidays.

Constable Emily Rogers, Toys for Tots Co-Chair commented on behalf of the campaign,  “The campaign’s success is directly attributed to the generosity of people in our region. It’s a true reflection of our amazing community and what can happen when we all work together. The Steelheads have been hosting an annual game on our behalf for many years. Your generosity and support is what makes Christmas possible. Happy holidays from our family to yours.”

Salvation Army representative, Major Norman Garcia adds, “We are thrilled that the Mississauga Steelheads are supporting The Salvation Army.  Their friendship helps us transform need in our community during Christmas into joy.”

The Steelheads, Peel Regional Police and the Salvation Army encourage all fans attending to support the toy drive by bringing an unwrapped gift or giving a cash donation to the kiosk located at the main gates. With a donation, fans will be entered for the chance to win a trip for two to the 2020 CHL Memorial Cup presented by Kia. Full contest details can be found by visiting wawanesa.com/toydrive.

“Happy kids, neighbours helping neighbours, and some of the best hockey in the world – it’s a winning combination to help more Canadian families enjoy this holiday season,” said Selena Hinds, Vice President of Communications and Community Affairs for Wawanesa Insurance. “We are thrilled to partner with the Canadian Hockey League, independent insurance brokers and local charities across Canada on this country-wide holiday toy drive. For us at Wawanesa Insurance, supporting the communities where we work and live is the essence of who we are.”

Misissauga will also get their first live look at number one overall pick from the 2019 OHL Priority Draft, Shane Wright. Wright was granted ‘Exceptional Player Status’ by Hockey Canada to be eligible for the 2019 OHL Priority Selection which features 2003-born talents. He is just the fifth OHL player to receive the distinction following John Tavares (Toronto Marlboros/Oshawa Generals in 2005), defenceman Aaron Ekblad (Sun County Panthers/Barrie Colts in 2011), forward Connor McDavid (Toronto Marlboros/Erie Otters in 2012), and defenceman Sean Day (Detroit Compuware/Mississauga Steelheads in 2013). Tavares, Ekblad, and McDavid were all chosen first overall in their respective seasons and were later first overall picks in the NHL Draft.

This year’s Toys for Tots game also marks the third of five Winning Nights during the 2019-20 campaign. If the Steelheads secure 2 points on December 15th, fans in attendance will have an opportunity to redeem their ticket for a free ticket to the club’s game against Toronto Maple Leafs prospects Nick Roberston and Semyon Der-Arguchintsev and the Peterborough Petes on January 5th.

Tickets for Sunday’s game can be purchased online via Ticketmaster or during regular Box Office hours at the Paramount Fine Foods Centre.

Steelheads defenceman, Thomas Harley eyes chance to represent Canada at 2020 IIHF World Junior Championship

Hockey Canada announced today the 31 players who have earned an invitation to Canada’s National Junior Team Sport Chek Selection Camp, set for Dec. 9-12 in Oakville, Ont. The players, including four goaltenders, 10 defencemen and 17 forwards, will compete for a chance to represent Canada at the 2020 IIHF World Junior Championship in Ostrava and Trinec, Czech Republic, Dec. 26-Jan. 5. Included on the invite list was Steelheads rearguard Thomas Harley.

This isn’t the first time Harley has had his name called by Hockey Canada. The 6’3” defenceman first donned the red and white at the 2018 World Under-17 Hockey Challenge in Saint John, New Brunswick where he appeared in 5 games. Leading up to the 2019 NHL Draft, Harley was selected to play for Team Canada at the 2019 IIHF Ice Hockey U18 World Championship where he registered 4 points (1G, 3A) in 7 games. The 18-year old has also suited up for Team OHL twice in the CIBC Canada/Russia Series in both 2018 and 2019.

After returning from the Dallas Stars in late September, Harley has lit up the score sheet. Through 24 games, he sits tied for fifth among OHL defencemen in points (27) and leads all defencemen in goals (11). His offensive production comes as no surprise after finishing the 2018-19 season with 58 points (11A,47G) over 68 games.

Canada’s National Junior Team Sport Chek Selection Camp will be held at the Sixteen Mile Sports Complex, home of the Oakville Blades of the Ontario Junior Hockey League and will feature a pair of games against a team of U SPORTS all-stars on Dec. 11-12.

The 2020 IIHF World Junior Championship begins on Boxing Day when Canada takes on the United States at 1 p.m. ET/10 a.m. PT. TSN and RDS, Hockey Canada’s official broadcast partners, will air all 31 games at the 2020 IIHF World Junior Championship, providing wall-to-wall game coverage and analysis throughout the tournament.

Canada has won 31 medals at the IIHF World Junior Championship since 1977, including 17 gold, nine silver and five bronze. Team Canada last took home gold in Buffalo in 2018.

For more information on Hockey Canada, Canada’s National Junior Team and the 2020 IIHF World Junior Championship, please visit HockeyCanada.ca, or follow along through social media on Facebook, Twitter and #WorldJuniors.

The Toronto Biennial of Art is wrapping up soon

The Biennial of Art is 72 days of FREE art! In an effort to make contemporary art available to everyone, the Biennial’s free, citywide programs aim to inspire individuals, bridge communities, and contribute to global conversations from a variety of perspectives.

Did you know that the Biennial of Art 2019 can be viewed right here in Mississauga at the Small Arms Building?

Now that the Biennial is in full swing (it opened September 21 and is on view until December 1), we’re circling back to see if you might be interested in touring the sites and installations, interviewing the organizers, curators, or artists or previewing some upcoming programs. 

Biennial exhibitions and programs are free and open to the public at more than 15 locations in the GTA.

A couple of upcoming program highlights for November include:

Jumblies Theater & Arts Workshop

Small Arms Inspection Building

1352 Lakeshore Road, Mississauga

November 9, 16, 30

Performance time: 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM

On Saturdays throughout the Biennial, a team of artists from Jumblies Theatre & Arts facilitate public art-making workshops for all ages, backgrounds, and abilities. After viewing the installation, By These Presents: “Purchasing” Torontoat Small Arms Inspection Building, participants are invited to write, draw, or embroider their responses on felted quilt pieces. Both Iroquois and Anishinaabe beading styles are shared, alongside open discussion of the installation’s content. Following the workshops the pieces generated will be combined in a giant quilt that addresses the Dish with One Spoon regional treaty and presented at the Biennial’s 2021 edition.

Combat Ready Kitchen

Small Arms Inspection Building

1352 Lakeshore Road, Mississauga

November 10, 1:00 – 3:00 PM

Anastacia Marx de Salcedo, author of Combat-Ready Kitchen: How the U.S. Military Shapes the Way You Eat(2015), discusses the military’s role in the technological development of processed foods and the distribution, commercialization, and effects of packaged goods within society. The author will have bags of Made Ready to Eat (MRE) foods for the audience to try. There will also be a set of everyday groceries for the audience to “unpack” including things like energy bars, instant coffee, powdered cheese snacks – quotidian foods originally created by the USA military that can be found in regular grocery stores. 

Steelheads complete trade with Ottawa 67’s

The Mississauga Steelheads announced today that the hockey club has traded forward Adam Varga to the Ottawa 67’s in exchange for a 6th round pick in 2020.

Varga, 18, played in 63 games for the Steelheads during the 2018-19 regular season recording 15 points (6G,9A) and has one assist through 14 games with the hockey club this season. In 123 career OHL games, the Bel Air, MD native has registered 23 points (7G,16A). Varga has also appeared in 8 playoff games registering his first career playoff goal on March 26th, 2018 against Barrie. 

“We want to thank Adam and his family for their time with the Steelheads. We wish him well and continued success with Ottawa.”

General Manager and Head Coach James Richmond

Varga was originally selected by the Mississauga Steelheads in the seventh round (121st overall) of the 2017 OHL Priority Selection.