Older Adults Celebrate Grand Opening Week of New Centre

Mississauga, ON- The Active Adult Centre of Mississauga (AACM) invites community members and guests to join them, Tuesday, January 16, 2018 – Friday, January 19, 2018, for a fun filled week in celebration of their Grand Opening in their new home at the Central Parkway Mall.

Visitors will have the opportunity to win daily door prizes, enjoy refreshments, tour the new facility and take home free giveaways.

“This week will be a monumental moment for us, highlighting some of the best classes we have to offer,” says Laura Surman, Programs Coordinator. “It’s our goal to connect seniors in the community and with our new location we’re hoping to reach even more people than we did before.”

Chartwell retirement residences, along with several other community sponsors, have contributed to the fruition of this week-long event and hope to aid them in their outreach.

Older adults, ages 50+, can take part in free classes on Tuesday, January 16th as early as 9:00 a.m. or sample one of our many new evening classes geared towards individuals still in the workforce.

“This move has been a long time coming,” says Joan Crews, Board President of AACM. “It’s our partnership with the City of Mississauga that has really helped to lift this project off its feet, and for that we are grateful.”

As part of the City of Mississauga’s promise to invest in an aging population, they have partnered with AACM to update their current resources, and provide their members with a brand new facility.

With over 80 diverse, weekly programs focused on socialization, health/wellness, recreation, and education we are confident our centre will reach new heights in its new space.


LAC Presents: Amanda Rheaume

Award-winning Métis Singer-Songwriter Amanda Rheaume Takes the Stage at the Living Arts Centre

‘soulfully personal at its core, whether Rheaume is singing a rootsy ballad or belting out a gritty kiss-off — Vue Weekly, 2016

February 2, 2018 at 7:30PM
Tickets $20 and up | RBC Theatre

MISSISSAUGA, ON: Amanda Rheaume is an award-winning Métis singer-songwriter with a powerful, slightly gritty, deeply personal, and instantly accessible roots-pop Americana sound. She delivers her unique and soulful blend of folk-country-pop twinged tracks internationally at major country and folk/roots festivals, theatres and clubs in Canada, Germany, Austria, France, Denmark, England, Scotland and Ireland.

Amanda quickly earned a reputation as a generous community-oriented artist and leader who co-organized the Babes4Breasts concerts and recording projects, spearheaded Ottawa’s Bluebird North songwriter showcases, performed for the troops in Afghanistan three times, raised money for the families of military personnel, and sold 6500 copies of a Christmas EP in Ottawa alone to raise money for Boys and Girls Clubs of Ottawa.

In 2014 Amanda received a Canadian Folk Music Award for Aboriginal Songwriter of The Year as well as a JUNO Nomination for Aboriginal Album of the Year. Amanda is endorsed by Epiphany and supported by Gibson Guitar. She recently sang the anthem at the Governor Generals Performing Arts Awards and had the honour of singing at the national launch of the Inquiry into the Missing Murdered Women and Girls in Canada. In June 2017 Amanda won the prestigious REVEAL Indigenous Arts Award.

Amanda’s increasing success stems from her soulful ability to translate personal stories into messages, evoke a feeling of positivity, communicate the strength of those before her, and connect with her listeners. With the release of Holding Patterns (2016) and its single “Red Dress,” Amanda continues a long history of raising money and advocating change through her work as an artist – and this time, it’s personal.



MISSISSAUGA, ON – Visual Arts Mississauga (VAM) at Riverwood is shining the spotlight on young emerging visual artists! VAM invites artists ages 18 – 29, working in the Greater Toronto / Hamilton Area to submit to its upcoming exhibition, The Art of Dialogue. The exhibition is proudly sponsored by TD Bank.

The new exhibition will support emerging artists working in experimental processes using a combination of traditional and new media. The Art of Dialogue will be on display from February 5, 2018 to February 18, 2018 at The VAM Gallery located at 4170 Riverwood Park Lane in Mississauga.

“The Art of Dialogue is an opportunity for youth artists from Mississauga and the GTHA to share their artistic process, stories, and perspectives through a visual statement,” explains VAM Exhibitions and Events Coordinator Eldiana Begovic. “We are excited to host this youth exhibition in conjunction with a show by The Open Gallery, a youth led mobile gallery based here in Mississauga. We invite you to take in the art and see what our next generation of artists have to say.”

DEADLINE TO APPLY IS MONDAY, JANUARY 15, 2018 at 5 pm. There is no entry fee. All submissions will be juried into the show. VAM will present cash prizes for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place at the Opening Reception on Friday, February 9 at 7 pm. All are welcome to attend the Opening Reception, admission is free. Please click here for submission details.

VAM is located at 4170 Riverwood Park Lane in Mississauga. Please call 905-277-4313 or visit http://www.visualartsmississauga.com for more. Follow VAM on Twitter @VisualArtsMiss, on Instagram @visualartsmississauga and Facebook.

You’re Invited to Meet Your Mayor and Councillors at the New Year’s Levee!

2018 Mayor’s New Year’s Levee

Join Mississauga Mayor Bonnie Crombie and Members of Council at the Mayor’s New Year’s Levee. An annual event in Mississauga, the levee is an opportunity to meet the Mayor and Members of Council in person and snap a photo with them. You’ll enjoy entertainment by local artists including the Mississauga Children’s Choir and the Mississauga Poet Laureate. There’s also free skating on the Mississauga Celebration Square ice rink, fun activities for kids, an information fair, tasty treats and more.


· 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Free public skate (weather permitting)
· 1:30 to 4 p.m. Information Fair (including displays from Peel Regional Police and Peel Regional Paramedic Services)
· 2 to 3:15 p.m. Welcome and remarks followed by Meet & Greet with Mayor Bonnie Crombie and Members of Council


· Mayor Bonnie Crombie
· Members of Council
· Mississauga MPs, MPPs and regional representatives

The Meet & Greet will take place inside Council Chamber
The Information Fair will take place inside the Great Hall

Visit www.mississauga.ca/mayorslevee for more information.

Photo Opportunity*
· 2:30 p.m. – Meet & Greet with Mayor and Members of Council
· 4 p.m. – Mayor Crombie participating in the public skate on the Mississauga Celebration Square ice rink

*All times in the agenda are approximate.


The Mayor’s Levee is a tradition that dates back to the 18th century, during the reign of King Louis XIV. To show the monarch belonged to the people, the King would invite gentlemen to his bedroom on New Year’s Day to watch him wake up and begin serving the public. The Royal Governor of New France later brought this custom to Canada where it continues to be a new year’s tradition.

This year, Mississauga will host its 39th annual Mayor’s New Year’s Levee. Over the years, thousands of residents and their families have welcomed the opportunity to meet their Mayor and Members of Council in person.

Visual Arts Mississauga 40th Annual Juried Show of Fine Arts  Opening Reception and Awards

Thursday, January 11, 6 – 8 PM

Exhibition on view: January 11 – February 10, 2018

The Art Gallery of Mississauga is thrilled to present VAM40, Visual Arts Mississauga’s 40th Annual Juried Show of Fine Arts, featuring works by 40 emerging and established artists living and working in Ontario. Join us for the opening reception and awards presentation!


Grazyna Adamska-Jarecka, Shahrzad Amin, Thelma Amos, Norman Barney, Pankaj Brijlani, Quratulain Butt, Mike Callaghan, Susan Dain, Leo Dias, Maria Drazilov, Courtney Fairweather, Jacob Freeman, Adam Gagnon, Phyllis Gordon, Anita Granger, Anran Guo, Diana Hillman, W.W. Hung, Lisa Irvine, Simon Jenson, Zbigniew Jurkiewicz, Inge Kjeldgaard Tajik, Lynne Mack, David McDougall, Guiseppe Morano, Margaret Pardy, Sherry Park, Maureen Paxton, Sasa Rajsic, Lori Ryerson, Sophie Sabet, Simone Sicard, Irene Sirko, Steve Spears, Joanna Strong, Linh Thai, Victor Torok, Steve Volpe, Cristine Yunyk, and Shaheer Zazai

Since 1978, Visual Arts Mississauga (VAM) at Riverwood, Mississauga’s premier centre for visual arts creation, has given regional emerging and established artists the opportunity to submit their finest work to an annual show. After careful consideration by a panel of recognized arts professionals, the selected works are displayed for the public to admire and celebrate. For the past 31 years, the Art Gallery of Mississauga (AGM) has been VAM’s key collaborator in this venture, continuing a strong and vibrant partnership.

The exhibition has evolved over time in significant ways: submissions are received digitally and the variety of accepted mediums has grown to include photography, video and new media. What remains the same is the selection criteria; jurors are charged to select works deemed to be the most interesting, unique and compelling in content, while also exemplifying a high degree of technical skill and competency. Each artwork is judged on the merit of the submission.

The AGM and VAM are most grateful to the 2018 jury: John Armstrong, Jayne Wilkinsonand Faisal Anwar who reviewed all of the 160 submissions and selected the final 40 works. The variety of selected works showcase a wide range of creative expression.