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Landmark Productions will celebrate the musical sounds of Ireland and Scotland at its new concert, Celtic Roots. The professional production will feature award-winning Mississauga duo River North (featuring singer/songwriters Matt Zaddy and Heather Christine) along with celebrated fiddler Brigit O’Regan and award-winning Irish Dancer Molly Collins.
There’s more than meets the eye at the water’s edge. Starting on March 22 (World Water Day), Credit Valley Conservation and the Region of Peel present Morphology, an art exhibit showcasing a constructed coastal wetland through a photographer’s lens. The free exhibit will be on display for public viewing from March 22 to 28 in the Great Hall at the Mississauga Civic Centre, 300 City Centre Drive, Mississauga. A special meet-and-greet with the artists takes place on March 22 from 7-9 p.m.
The project challenged eleven photographers to celebrate the birth of a wetland and connect people with the lake through their unique creative vision. The local Mississauga artists gave new life to habitat structures built four metres below the level of Lake Ontario, before they will be submerged and hidden from view.
“I was inspired by the opportunity to capture and explore a part of the restoration process that’s often overlooked,” said Stephen Uhraney, one of the Morphology photographers. “I’m honored to be a part of a project that serves value to the community and shows beauty in the unexpected.”
The habitat structures formed an alien-like environment that allowed the evolving wetlands to be photographed and appreciated in a new way. Morphology refers to change in shape over time. The exhibit explores this change through creative expression as the new wetland comes to life.
On March 6, industry professionals shared their ideas on the future of five of the City of Mississauga’s shopping mall areas at the Reimagining the Mall Forum hosted by the City and the Region of Peel.
“Suburban areas supported by shopping malls are changing,” said Ed Sajecki, Commissioner, Planning and Building. “That’s why we are proactively engaging with industry and residents on how we can guide the future redevelopment of these communities in a way that promotes health and well-being.”
Participants discussed creating healthy, complete communities and addressing issues and opportunities for reimagining malls in Mississauga as well as the Greater Toronto Area.
Keynote Speaker, Dr. Lawrence Loh, Associate Medical Officer of Health, Region of Peel spoke about the impact that malls and community planning can have on the health of Peel residents.
In January, City of Mississauga Council approved funding for the 2018 Small Project Matching Grant Program. The program provides matching funds of up to $2,500 to Affiliated and Recognized Community Groups in good standing with the City’s Community Group Support Program Policy. Applications are now being accepted.
“The program provides support for initiatives which strengthen neighbourhoods, increase resident engagement and enhance opportunities for the community to participate in events and activities,” said Shari Lichterman, Director, Recreation. “We introduced this program in 2017 with a strong response, providing matching grants to 21 groups. We look forward to this year’s round of applications.”