Meadowvale Theatre Unveils New Season Lineup

Fall is finally here and so is Meadowvale Theatre’s 2017-2018 season.

“Our new 2017-2018 season focuses on programming that celebrates diverse artistic and cultural expression,” said Melissa Agius, Manager, Performing Arts, City of Mississauga. “We’re offering a collection of creative and fun experiences with performances geared towards theatre lovers of all ages.”

This season offers seven performances including Pete the Cat. Sponsored by Partner Hotel: Four Points by Sheraton Meadowvale, this family-friendly show puts the meow in Meadowvale this fall and features a groovy blue cat that gets caught rocking out after bedtime. This production focuses on an adventure of friendship in a welcoming and sensory-friendly environment.

The “Nearly World-Famous” DuffleBag Theatre is back with a unique and interactive theatrical experience of Beauty and the Beast. This bilingual performance brings the classic fairy tale back to life by inviting audience members on-stage to participate.

Canada’s Ballet Jörgen will be performing Anastasia, a show about the Russian Grand Duchess, Anastasia. The ballet follows the daughter of the fallen Russian Tsar through the ballrooms of St. Petersburg, the Russian Revolution and finally to captivity. The tragic story of an innocent girl born to privilege and cast into a fierce world makes for an extraordinary tale.

The last show this season is by Second City alumna Anne Marie Scheffler who will be performing Suddenly Mommy. This hilarious, one-woman show focuses on every mom’s experiences of good times, bad advice and trying to do it all.

Special thanks to Meadowvale Theatre 2017-2018 season’s food sponsor Domino’s Pizza.

In addition to these performances, Music Theatre Mississauga will be presenting its 25th season of the Encore Series, a series of five musicals. The musicals include: South Pacific; Irving Berlin’s White Christmas; Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat; Mel Brooks’ The Producers; and Chess The Musical.

Mayor Crombie Delivers 2017 State of the City Address

We are strengthening the foundation to build Mississauga for the next f years, Mississauga Mayor Bonnie Crombie said today during her keynote 2017 State of the City Address delivered at a business networking event hosted by the Mississauga Board of Trade. A copy of the speech delivered is attached.

“I stand before you today to say the state of the City of Mississauga is strong,” Mayor Crombie said. “Our future is bright, proud and promising. We are achieving real results for the entrepreneurs, businesses and people of Canada’s sixth-largest City,” Mayor Crombie added. Continue reading Mayor Crombie Delivers 2017 State of the City Address

Tech and the City

Next Hackathon Focuses on Building a Connected and Engaged Community

Interested in data, technology and building a more connected community? The City of Mississauga is co-hosting its second hack day event, ‘Tech and the City’ on Saturday, October 21. This year’s theme of ‘Building a Connected and Engaged City’ highlights Mississauga’s leading role in Canada as a smart city.

This initiative is in partnership with ICUBE UTM, Sheridan College, RIC Centre, SOTI Inc. and presenting sponsor ESRI Canada. The one-day innovation hackathon will have teams of tech-minded individuals unite to create solutions to build a connected and engaged community.

Teams will be given challenges to build their solutions and the opportunity to pitch their ideas to a panel of judges. Participants can also attend workshops led by industry professionals and instructors.

The winning teams will receive a grand prize package that includes enrolment in a sponsored accelerator program and one Google Home unit per person. Total prize value is over $5,000.

To register your team and learn more about Tech and the City, visit techandthecity.ca.

LAC Presents: Peter Katz

JUNO-nominee Peter Katz To Perform Striking New Collection from ‘We Are The Reckoning’

October 27, 2017 | 7:30PM RBC Theatre

“One of the most promising songwriters of our time” – B.Y.E Magazine Germany

“Try listening without getting goosebumps” – London Free Press

MISSISSAUGA, ON: ‘We Are The Reckoning’ is a striking new collection of 11 original songs from Peter Katz, JUNO-nominated singer-songwriter and crowned Best Male Vocalist in the popular NOW Magazine Best-Of-Toronto 2014 reader’s poll.

Over the past decade, Peter Katz has seen his albums debut at #1 on the iTunes singer-songwriter charts; he’s shared the stage and studio with the likes of Academy Award Winner Glen Hansard (Once, The Swell Season), Juno Award-Winners The Good Lovelies, Polaris-Prize nominated Melissa McCelland (Whitehorse) and the Legendary Garth Hudson from The Band. He’s toured all over the world, regularly playing to capacity crowds, and has managed to build an impressive fan-base of loyal listeners, selling over 25,000 copies of his discs mostly from the stage, one show at a time. Peter spent the better part of the past 2 years writing more than 50 new songs while collaborating on some of them with an impressive list of co-writers in Los Angeles, London, and at home in Toronto.

Never content to sit still for long, Peter Katz has his eyes firmly set on the future: “I’m in a different place than I was when I started 10 years ago. I didn’t really know what I was getting myself into and I maybe didn’t always put my focus in the right place. Now I know what this thing is, I know the relentlessness that’s required, I know it’s not a race, and I know that the music has to come first. I feel like I finally did that with this record. I took my time. I shook myself up, threw myself into unfamiliar territory and took some big risks. Now that I’m on the other side of it, I can see why it was the right thing to do, and I’m more excited than ever to share what we made.”

New Acquisitions to AGM Permanent Art Collection

The AGM is honoured to announce the acquisition of Jeff Thomas’s What Happened to the Mississauga’s? at the conclusion of his solo exhibition, A Necessary Fiction: My Conversation with George Hunter and Edward S. Curtis. This generous donation by the artist was a focal point of the exhibition, and is contextually relevant to the Gallery’s redirected collecting mandate. Our FIRST NEW NEXT mandate acts as a strategy for the growth of the collection, supporting the pursuit of creative enterprise that embraces diversity, inclusivity and collaboration.

“When I began my career in 1980, I searched for and couldn’t find any photographic work produced by Indigenous people in museum and art gallery collections. I wanted to see what other Indigenous image-makers had made with a camera, and build upon it. As a consequence, I have donated works to institutions with the idea that someone looking for an Indigenous voice, will find something to work with. It is equally important to also work with museums and galleries that recognize the importance of having Indigenous voices in their exhibition spaces and in their collections. And now, having worked with the Art Gallery of Mississauga for my exhibition, I want to donate What Happened to the Mississauga’s? to your collection.” – Jeff Thomas, 2017

Jeff Thomas is an urban-based Iroquois, self-taught photo-based artist, writer, public speaker and curator, living in Ottawa, Ontario, who has works in major collections in Canada, the United States and Europe. His most recent solo shows were The Dancing Grounds, Wanuskewin Heritage Park, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, A Necessary Fiction: My Conversation with Nicholas de Grandmaison, University of Lethbridge Art Gallery, Lethbridge, Alberta, Ontario, and Resistance Is NOT Futile, Stephen Bulger Gallery, Toronto, Ontario.
Thomas has also been in many group shows, including l:ke – Toronto: Tributes + Tributaries, 1971-1989, Art Gallery of Ontario, Land/Slide: Possible Futures, Markham, Ontario, SAKAHÀN, National Gallery of Canada, UNMASKING: Arthur Renwick, Adrian Stimson, Jeff Thomas, Canadian Cultural Centre, Paris, France. In 1998, he was awarded the Canada Council’s prestigious Duke and Duchess of York Award in Photography and was inducted into the Royal Canadian Academy of Art. In 2008, he received The Karsh Award in photography, and in 2017, Thomas received a REVAL Indigenous Art Award.