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.

MiWay Discount Transit Ticket Program for Food Banks to Become Permanent

Today, General Committee directed staff to continue the MiWay Discount Transit Ticket Program with Mississauga food banks permanently.

Initially, the pilot program began in November 2016 with six food banks. In May, it was expanded to include all 18 of Mississauga’s food banks and is currently set to conclude on December 31, 2017.

“This program allows Mississauga food banks to purchase MiWay tickets at a 50 per cent discount with the City picking up the remainder of the cost,” said Geoff Marinoff, Director of Transit. “It is helping provide affordable transit options for those that rely on transit to pick up their groceries and access other services.”

To date, four of the 18 designated Mississauga food bank locations have purchased discounted MiWay tickets with the City’s portion of the pilot program costing $7,500. For 2018, the projected cost of the program is $20,000.

The continuation of the program will receive final approval during the November 22 meeting of Council. For more information, call MiWay’s Customer Service at 905-615-3636 (INFO).

Award Received by City’s Employer Brand Story

On November 2, the City of Mississauga’s Employer Brand Story received a bronze award at the Transform Awards North America 2017 in New York City. The Employer Story is an assortment of authentically aligned messages focused on the unique perspectives of current and potential employees. It won Best Use of Copy Style/Tone of Voice.

“Innovative and successful brands today are not only admired for their brand reputations but for their reputations as desirable employers,” said Janice Baker, City Manager and Chief Administrative Officer. “The City is in an enviable position of having both a strong brand and strong employer story making it an attractive organization for current and potential employees.”
The Employer Story campaign guided the creation of new recruitment campaigns, internal staff communications and staff programs.

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