The Credits – Heritage Mississauga Awards

MISSISSAUGA, Ontario October 21, 2015, Heritage Mississauga is proud to announce the nominations for The Credits, Heritage Mississauga Awards. On Thursday November 5th at the Lakeshore Convention Centre we will honour and celebrate heritage contributions in our community. Congratulations to all the nominees!

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Call For Entry – Mississauga Central Library Architextural Identities

MISSISSAUGA, ON – Visual Arts Mississauga at Riverwood (VAM) is pleased to present a new opportunity for visual artists to showcase their creative works. VAM is currently accepting submissions from emerging and established artists for its upcoming exhibition ARCHITEXTURAL IDENTITIES at the Mississauga Central Library located at 301 Burnhamthorpe Road West in Mississauga. The exhibition will run from December 7, 2015 to January 30, 2016 providing selected artists with the chance to showcase their works for 50 days.

“We are thrilled to present new opportunities for artists to benefit from increased exposure,” says Executive Director Annis Karpenko. “The first exhibition we presented with the Mississauga Central Library, Art in Motion, celebrated the creative energy that surrounded the Pan Am and Parapan Am Games. The exhibition gave 40 Ontario artists exposure to a larger audience. ARCHITEXTURAL IDENTITIES offers experienced and emerging artists the same chance to again, showcase their work to a broader audience.”

ARCHITEXTURAL IDENTITIES, invites Ontario artists to explore an assemblage of shape, text, texture, and experience that forms the essential character or condition related to who a person or what an object is.

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Expected Delays To Via Rail Service In South Western Ontario November 21-22

VIA Rail Canada (VIA Rail) wishes to inform its clients that, on Saturday November 21 and Sunday November 22, delays will be encountered for trains in South Western Ontario due to work being done by the City of Toronto on infrastructures west of Union Station.

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Raptors To Hold Open Practice At Hershey Centre

The Toronto Raptors will continue their preseason preparations with an open practice presented by Ford Canada on Wednesday, October 21 at Hershey Centre in Mississauga. At this free event, Raptors fans will have an opportunity to preview the team during an intra-squad game, win one of many exciting giveaways and interact with Raptors alumni.

The open practice will also include team introductions plus performances by the Raptors Dance Pak and the Raptors mascot. Every fan in attendance will receive a free Raptors t-shirt. Doors open at 5 p.m. with the event starting at 6 p.m.

This will mark the first year that Ford Canada, Founding Partner of the Toronto Raptors, will be presenting the annual event.

Hershey Centre will be home to Raptors 905, the NBA Development League affiliate of the Toronto Raptors, for the team’s inaugural season. The club will play 22 regular season games in Mississauga with the home opener set for Thursday, November 19 versus the Maine Red Claws.

For more information about open practice tickets please visit raptors.com/openpractice. For the best chance at tickets fans are encouraged to join the Raptors e-mail offers list, become a Raptors 905 season seat holder or find the Ford Street Fleet at specific locations. Limited tickets are available.

VAM At Riverwood Shares Art Experiences With Older Adults

MISSISSAUGA, ON – Seniors are in the spotlight! Visual Arts Mississauga (VAM) at Riverwood is proud to launch its innovative ArtReach for Older Adults program today. VAM is pleased to share the magic of the arts with older adults across the City of Mississauga through its subsidized pilot program.

ArtReach for Older Adults offers exciting art workshops under the guidance of qualified instructors to the Region of Peel’s Malton Village, Peel Senior Link and South Common Community Centre. Seniors at these locations will take a creative journey as they explore four months of subsidized art classes.  It is estimated that hundreds of seniors will be impacted by the program which brings VAM’s popular art experiences out into the community.

VAM is pleased to partner with the Mississauga Senior Council (MSC) to launch the program. Representing more than 50 senior groups across the City of Mississauga, the MSC has offered its guidance and support of the program which will inspire and build confidence in individuals that might not have regular access to VAM programs. Participants will explore a variety of creative practices including painting, drawing, sculpture and more!

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