Region of Peel Confirms First Case of West Nile Virus This Year

MISSISSAUGA, ON (September 8, 2017) – Peel Public Health has identified its first human case of West Nile virus for 2017.

“This case reinforces the need for all residents to protect themselves from mosquito bites,” says Paul Callanan, Director of Health Protection at the Region of Peel. “Most people who contract the disease will show no symptoms, but 20 per cent will experience mild flu–like symptoms, and about one in 150 people will develop a more severe form of the disease.”

Residents are encouraged to protect themselves from mosquito bites by doing the following:

Avoid areas with high mosquito populations and take extra precautions at dusk and dawn when mosquito activity is highest.

Wear light–coloured clothing that covers exposed skin, such as long sleeves, pants and a hat.

Use an insect repellent containing DEET and apply it according to the manufacturer’s directions.

Remove or drain items on your property that hold stagnant water. Water that is stagnant for more than seven days is an ideal breeding site for mosquitoes. You can report stagnant water sites to Peel Public Health at 905–799–7700 or online at peel-bugbite.ca.

Register online at peel-bugbite.ca to receive email notifications and information about where mosquitos that have tested positive for West Nile virus found in Peel.

For more information about West Nile virus, visit peel-bugbite.ca or call Region of Peel – Public Health at 905–799–7700 from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday to Friday. Caledon residents can call toll free at 905–584–2216.

The Regional Municipality of Peel was incorporated in 1974 on the principle that certain community and infrastructure services are most cost–effectively administered over a larger geographic area. The Region of Peel serves more than one million residents in the cities of Mississauga and Brampton and the town of Caledon.

Nominations Announced For “The Credits” Heritage Awards

Heritage Mississauga is proud to announce the nominations for The Credits, Heritage Mississauga Awards.

On Thursday October 12th at the
Mississauga Grand Banquet and Event Centre we will honour and celebrate heritage contributions in our community.

Congratulations to all the nominees!

And the nominees are. . . .

Lifetime Achievement Award
Eva Ardiel, Norm Loberg, Lois McKinney, Merle Zoerb

Business Leader Award
FRAM Building Group, Christopher Zeppa (City Park Homes)

Community Heritage Award (Individual)
Ann Holmes, Dorothy Tomiak, Joe Zammit

Community Heritage Award (Group)
Churchill Meadows Residents Association (CMRA), Friends of the Britannia Schoolhouse, Mississauga Quilters Guild

Culture Heritage Award (Individual)
Asma Mahood, Randy Persaud, Kulsoom Sayada

Culture Heritage Award (Group)
CCAI, Italfest, Jasmine & Nitin Sawant

Heritage Champion Award
Councillor Ron Starr

Heritage Youth Award
Buddha’s Light International Association – Young Adult Division (BLIA-YAD)
Travelling The Credit Program

Modern Heritage Award
Port Credit Community Foundation, Dr. Alan Rosenfeld, The Small Arms Society

Natural Heritage Award
The Backyard Farm & Market in Erin Mills,
Nicky Hall (Lake Wabukayne Stewardship), Pat Kelly

Architectural Heritage Award
Besmira Alikaj & David Mucklow, Red Barn, Sheridan College Mississauga

Volunteer Heritage Award
Princess Alexander, Dr Humaira Bashir, Mississauga Central Lions,
Susie Sunaryati Sugiharto

Mississaugas of the New Credit Cultural and Heritage Award
Sarah Bale (Ecosource), Susan Robertson

The winners will be revealed at the Awards Gala, Thursday October 12th, 2017 at the
Mississauga Grand Banquet & Event Centre, 35 Brunel Rd, Mississauga, ON L4Z 3E8.

During the evening a number of special awards will be presented and anniversaries celebrated. What an evening!

Doors Open at 5:00pm, Dinner 7:00pm with ceremony to follow.

Tickets are $65 and going fast, with a special early bird discount price of $500 for a table of 10 (deadline Friday October 6th, at 5pm).

Order your tickets today! Ticket forms are available at The Credits 2017 Ticket Order Form or by calling Heritage Mississauga at 905-828-8411 ext. “0” or through email at info@heritagemississauga.org.

Support your Heritage Resource Centre and join us as we honour and celebrate these deserving nominees.

Heritage Mississauga is a not-for-profit charity dedicated to researching, recording and communicating Mississauga’s heritage. As Mississauga’s heritage source for over 56 years we have worked tirelessly to ensure the heritage of our city is preserved for future generations. Funds raised at this event will support the Heritage Resource Centre that the organization operates at the Robinson-Adamson House, The Grange (charitable registration no:11924 5660 RR0001).

Indigenous and Native Canadian and South Asian art and culture highlighted at TD Mosaic Aug 11-12, 2017

TD Mosaic – South Asian Festival of Mississauga in its 12th year brings its biggest line up ever. The festival theme,”Ekta” (oneness and Unity) celebrates the spirit of Canada’s 150th by showcasing over 200 artists and performers on two stages at the Celebration Square in the heart of Mississauga. The artists are A list Bollywood, Folk and Popular musicians and singers both international and local. Three of the performers have received highest national arts awards in their countries equivalent to Order of Canada. That includes, Padmashiri Award winner, Kaliash Kher from India, TamghaHusneKarkardigi, Bushra Ansari and Jawed Bashir from Pakistan. From the Academy award winning team of musicians from Life of Pi, Anwar Khurshid joins us with a unique selection of Canadian International artists . “Also in the lineup are Marigya,world music band and traditional Folk Chhau Dance, a collaboration between Indian High Commission Ottawa, Festival of India Ottawa and TD Mosaic Festival. Also performing for the first time on this stage is Arzoo Dance from Ottawa, Irudhya Dance and a colorful collection of artists carefully chosen for the festival.

Earlier in 2017, A native Mohawk Artist from Six Nations Reserve near Kingston, David R Maracle was sent to Lahore, Pakistan on the invitation of Beacon House National University and Rafi peer Theatre. A part of “Ekta” initiative, this trip was organized as a special Canada 150 celebration by CCAI and an effort to highlight the Native Canadian art and culture. As a special recognition of Canada 150 years of confederation, CCAI has made special efforts to engage, support and highlight the indigenous art and culture to the local audience. A very special installation and musical/dance performance is organized by the indigenous artists of Canada to mark the occasion. The audience of RTC and Mosaic festival will be able to interact with the artists and learn the importance of the artistic and cultural origins of Canada.

Mosaic Festival will host the local talent with “Rising Star” musical competition continuing the tradition of highlighting young and upcoming artists and providing them a platform to enhance their skills. Submission of videos has also been opened for online competition selected by the headlining artists with cash prizes offered to the selected submission. The Festival closing highlight is as always a massive dance performance by ShiamakDawar’ own Shiamak Dance Toronto.

Onsite Painting competition, a popular event with both the artists and spectators has been extended to two days, with cash prizes for the first three winners each day. The jury for these competitions comprises of local artists and arts administrators and able members of the audience. This segment is presented with the support of Deserres art supply store.

TD Mosaic Festival reached a new level of recognition, when it received the most prestigious Marty’s arts award by the Mississauga Arts Council as the “Festival of the Year 2017”.

Rock The Coliseum, Indie music Festival completes its 12th year with selection of artists from around Ontario. Submissions were overseen by the festival team and the members of the board and for the first time, RTC presents indigenous artists on its roster as well.

Schedule:
National Bank MISAFF: 3rd Aug 2017 to 6th Aug 2017, Cineplex, Rathburn Rd, Mississauga. Tickets at www.misaff.com

TD Mosaic Festival RTC Indie Music Festival:11th and 12th Aug 2017, Celebration Square Mississauga Free admission
www.mosaicfest.com
www.Rockthecoliseum.net

MISSISSAUGA ITALFEST™ EXPANDS TO TWO DAYS

ENTERTAINMENT LINE-UP INCLUDES THE AWARD-WINNING RIONE BIANCO FLAG THROWERS OF FAENZA, INTERNATIONAL HEADLINER BOBBY SOLO AND MORE THAN A DOZEN PERFORMERS

MISSISSAUGA, ON – The 2017 edition of Mississauga ITALFEST™Ferragosto in the City – expands to two days offering festivalgoers twice the opportunity to experience the culture and splendour of Italy. From Friday, August 18th to Saturday, August 19th, the fifth annual festival, presented by Solmar Development Corp, will take over Mississauga’s Celebration Square to present a taste of Italian arts and heritage and draw in more than 26,000 attendees from Mississauga and surrounding communities. Named a Top 100 Festival in Ontario two years in a row, Mississauga ITALFEST™ offers a variety of family-oriented entertainment.

On Friday, August 18th from 5:00pm to 11:00pm, experience “Under The ‘Sauga Moon” – a Canada 150 celebration featuring Rione Bianco, the world-famous flag throwers, drummers and trumpeters from Faenza, Italy; a cooking demonstration by Chef Christian Pritchard – Aurora Importing’s Executive Chef and Culinary Adventurist; cultural dance groups; an International DJ; dance music star Joée; and the popular Sensation Live Music.

On Saturday, August 19th from 12:00pm to 11:00pm, festival favourites and new attractions hit the main stage including Italian choir Melodie Italiane; organetto player Enzo DiPalma; violinist Daniele Monticelli; dance band Frankie Cole and The Four Wanderers; the Latin sounds of Thiago Derucio; vocalists Angelo Torchia from Italy and Enzo Gusman; the comedic talents of Riccardo Backyardo, The Rolling Stronz and Rosina Parmiggiano; the presentation of the Johnny Lombardi Family Heritage Award and Louis Jannetta Youth Heritage Award; Italian pop singer FreD’Angelo; award winning singer-songwriter/producer Carlo Coppola and a headline performance by legendary Bobby Solo direct from Italy.

Visitors will enjoy Bocce, Scopa and Briscola tournaments, watermelon and pasta-eating contests and more than 50 onsite vendors, artisans and exhibitors.

The Mississauga ITALFEST™ Family Zone, sponsored by Queenscorp Group, will feature the Pizza Nova pizza-making workshop, displays and inflatable challenges from the Raptors On The Go team, Mississauga Steelheads, puppet show, face painters, an Italian youth art and recipe exhibit, and a youth soccer challenge.

The popular Heritage and Cultural Centre, presented by Villa Charities in partnership with Heritage Mississauga, will explore Italian history while spotlighting the region of Naples with displays of art, photography, food demos, tastings, furniture, music and various artifacts specific to the area.

Mississauga ITALFEST™ is a free festival. Tickets to access a limited quantity of reserved seating in front of the stage – “Sweet Seats” – and in the VIP lounge are available for purchase through the festival website at www.mississaugaitalfest.com.

For the full schedule, additional details and announcements, visit www.mississaugaitalfest.com.