Nine Firefighters Receive Governor General’s Medal of Bravery

Mississauga Fire and Emergency Services (MFES) firefighters were honoured today with the Governor General’s Medal of Bravery. The Right Honourable Governor General Julie Payette presented the medals at a ceremony held at Rideau Hall. Nine firefighters were recognized for their bravery during the April 2014 Thamesgate Drive industrial warehouse fire in Mississauga.

“Mississauga firefighters are among the best and the bravest men and women. On behalf of the City of Mississauga, Council and staff, we celebrate the remarkable individuals who have earned the Medal of Bravery from the Governor General of Canada,” said Mayor Bonnie Crombie. “Every day our firefighters risk their lives to safeguard Mississauga neighbourhoods. I was the Ward 5 Councillor in April 2014 when the three-alarm fire erupted on Thamesgate Drive and engulfed a warehouse. While the building exploded, Mississauga firefighters ran into the fire and risked their lives to save their fellow firefighters and protect our community. Once again, on behalf of all Mississaugans, we recognize the ongoing leadership of Fire Chief Tim Beckett and congratulate these heroes who have rightly earned this national distinction for bravery.” Continue reading Nine Firefighters Receive Governor General’s Medal of Bravery

MiWay to Begin Servicing Renforth Station Tomorrow

As of November 22, MiWay customers will be able to travel along the full 18-kilometre Mississauga Transitway from Winston Churchill in the west to Renforth Station – the final station in the east.

MiWay will service 12 stations along the dedicated bus corridor from west-east: Winston Churchill, Erin Mills, City Centre Transit Terminal, Central Parkway, Cawthra, Tomken, Dixie, Tahoe, Etobicoke Creek, Spectrum, Orbitor and the new Renforth Station.

Route Service Improvement
7 Airport
39 Britannia
Servicing the new Renforth Station
21 Explorer
24 Northwest
43 Matheson – Argentia
87 Meadowvale – Skymark
Servicing new on-street bus bays on Commerce Boulevard outside Renforth Station
107 Malton Express
109 Meadowvale Express
Travel along the Mississauga Transitway, servicing all 12 stations

These service improvements expand Mississauga Transitway service on the Renforth Station platform as well as on-street bus bays along Commerce Boulevard and Skymark Avenue.

For a complete list of service changes, please visit miway.ca/miway5.

CLA Board Accepts Resignation of Three National Team Program Volunteers

OTTAWA, ON – The Canadian Lacrosse Association’s Board of Directors have accepted the resignation of three members of its National Team Program – Dean French, Chairman; Dave Huntley, Director, Men’s Field Lacrosse; and Johnny Mouradian, Director, Box Lacrosse – effective immediately.

These individuals tendered their resignation to the Board in writing on October 22, 2017, and the decision to accept it was made during the Board’s meeting on November 17, 2017.

“We would like to sincerely thank Dean, Dave and Johnny for the time and energy they have given to the National Team Program over the years,” said Joey Harris, President, Canadian Lacrosse Association. “The international success on the floor and the field was due in no small part to the leadership of these individuals.”

Positive results on the playing field are one of many priorities that a National Team Program must focus on to be deemed successful.

“As the governing body for all aspects of the sport of lacrosse in Canada, we have determined that to enhance lacrosse in our country we needed to create a model that better integrates our National Team Program with all other aspects of our sport,” stated Harris.

Off the playing field is where the CLA and this group disagreed and the differences are irreconcilable.

“We will take this as an opportunity to enhance the National Team Program, building off the elements that are already in place, to ensure that we meet our Sport Canada funding criteria and remain fiscally transparent and responsible to our members,” added Harris.

All inquiries or requests for comment on this matter should be directed to Joey Harris, President, Canadian Lacrosse Association.

About the Canadian Lacrosse Association

Founded in 1867, the Canadian Lacrosse Association (CLA) is the governing body responsible for all aspects of lacrosse in Canada. Our organization is comprised of 10 Member Associations representing nearly 80,000 individual participants, including coaches, officials, and athletes of all ages and abilities. The CLA’s mission is to honour the sport of lacrosse and its unique nation-building heritage, by engaging our members, leading our partners, and providing opportunities for all Canadians to participate. We strive to accomplish this while adhering to our core values of health, excellence, accountability, respect and teamwork. The CLA oversees the delivery of numerous national championships and the participation of Team Canada at all international events sanctioned by the Federation of International Lacrosse (FIL). The CLA is proud to be affiliated with partners that share the same vision and values, including our corporate partners – New Balance Athletics, Warrior Sports, Westjet, and Baron Rings – as well as our funding partners the Government of Canada, the Coaching Association of Canada, and the Canadian Lacrosse Foundation. For more information on Canadian Lacrosse Association and the sport of lacrosse, visit our website at www.lacrosse.ca and follow us on Facebook and Twitter.

Tartan Terrors Christmas

Welcome to a Tartan Terror Christmas! The Christmas show is a mix of Celtic and Classic Christmas, as well as wonderful Hogmanay tunes to round out the evening. The show will be filled with many moments that warm the heart and make you laugh with friends and family.

Members of the Tartan Terrors have performed on four different continents; in some of the most prestigious Festivals, Highland Games and Theatres of North America including; Lone Tree Center for the Arts, CO, Mauch Chunk Opera House, PA, First Ontario PAC, ON, Dublin Irish Festival Dublin, OH, Newport Celtic Rock Festival, Newport, RI, Chicago Gaelic Park Irish Festival, IL, and numerous television and radio appearances including Good Morning America. Join the phenomenon of the Tartan Terrors and see why Celtic Beat Magazine hails them as “the heirs apparent to the [Celtic] mayhem”.

Tickets for Wednesday, December 6th at 7:30pm are currently still available.  The show takes place in the RBC Theatre at Mississauga’s Living Arts Centre.