Be Active. Celebrate Seniors’ Month and Recreation and Parks Month in June

June is Seniors’ Month and Recreation and Parks Month in Mississauga. Residents are encouraged to participate in a variety of outdoor and indoor events offered by the City. These programs and events provide residents with the opportunity to make Mississauga a healthy, active and engaged community.

“We are excited to celebrate Recreation and Parks Month and Seniors’ Month this June with a variety of activities and events,” said Paul Mitcham, Commissioner of Community Services. “Our programs focus on promoting active lifestyles and the overall well-being and health of residents. No matter what age or ability, residents can access activities and events within their neighbourhoods.”

Seniors’ Month
Seniors’ Month is a province-wide initiative that recognizes the commitment and contributions of older adults to the community. It provides an opportunity to promote programs and services available for older adults living in Mississauga. This year’s theme is “Living Your Best Life”.

  • Older Adult Expo: On June 6 from 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., the City is hosting its annual Mississauga Older Adult Expo at the Hershey Community Rinks. This free event features over 50 vendors, technology and fitness demonstrations, MiWay Tours, and a local Seniors’ Got Talent Show. For information, visit: mississauga.ca/olderadults.

    • Library Programs for Older Adults: Libraries across Mississauga are celebrating older adults with various events and activities.

    For more information about Seniors’ Month events in Mississauga, visit mississauga.ca/olderadults.

Recreation and Parks Month
Recreation and Parks Month promotes the benefits of being active. It recognizes how recreation and parks contribute to the quality of life for individuals, families and communities. Residents are encouraged to be active and enjoy City recreational programs and spaces.

• Recreation and Cultural Programs: Try a variety of drop-in programs including swims, group exercise and creative classes.

• Outdoor Spaces: Explore the City’s 2,988 hectares (7,384 acres) of parkland, 368 sports fields, 263 playgrounds and over 327 kilometres of trails. For information, visit: mississauga.ca/parks.

For additional information about Recreation and Parks Month and events in Mississauga, visit: http://recandparksmonth.ca/jrpm-events/.

EMERGING ARTISTS TO BE SHOWCASED AT THE VAM CHILDREN AND TEENS’ SPRING ART CELEBRATION

MISSISSAUGA, ON – Grab the kids and join the fun! Visual Arts Mississauga (VAM) at Riverwood will stage a vibrant exhibition of emerging talent at its annual VAM Children and Teens’ Spring Art Celebration. All are welcome to the event featuring over 250 creative works by VAM students aged 6 to 18.

The exhibition will run Saturday June 3and Sunday June 4, 2017 from 9 am to 4 pm. VAM is located at 4170 Riverwood Park Lane, Mississauga, Ontario.
FREE ACTIVITY: VAM will also offer free art-making activities for youth from 11 am to 3 pm on Saturday June 3, 2017 and from 10 am to 3 pm on Sunday June 4, 2017.
“We look forward to the VAM Children and Teens’ Spring Art Celebration each year. The exhibition showcases the burgeoning creative energy of Mississauga’s youth,” explains VAM Arts Program Manager Lisa Robinson. “This event gives artists as young as six an opportunity to proudly present their work to the public. It’s always a beautiful show and a wonderful chance to bring families and friends together to celebrate the artistic accomplishments of our youth. We look forward to seeing you all there!”

PEOPLE’S CHOICE: Family and friends will vote for the 1st, 2nd and 3rd place winners. Three special Prize Packs which will be awarded on Monday, June 5, 2017. The First place winner will also receive a complimentary week at VAM’s Kids’ Summer Art Camp or a Summer Teen Art Course.

Please call (905)-277-4313 or visit www.visualartsmississauga.com for more details.

Teens Got Talent Open Call for Participants

The Mississauga Arts Council’s Limelight Youth Association in collaboration with Rotary’s Rotaract Youth Group is looking for talented teens to audition for

“Teens Got Talent” juried singing contest!

The contest takes place on:

Saturday June 3, from 2-6 pm at the Streetsville Bread ‘n Honey Festival in Streetsville Memorial Park and for the finalists, an encore and prize presentations on Sunday June 4th.

If you are interested in auditioning or know someone who would be perfect for this competition. Please follow the steps below to be considered!

  1. Link to an Audition video on YouTube or One song
  2. Short 50 word bio
  3. Contact information

We will select the top 30 performers from the audition clips and send them their appearance schedule and details about playback.

The top 3 finalists will be selected to perform on Sunday June 4, 2017 on the Main Stage at the Bread and Honey festival. The grand prize winner will automatically be placed in the finals of Singfest at Ribfest on the weekend of July 16th, 2017 they will also receive a free recording session at MetalWorks Studio. 2nd and 3rd place will also receive valuable prizes.

Please forward your audition link to media@mississaugaartscouncil.com 

For more information please contact:

Nansy Khanano
Communications Producer & Arts Reporter
905.615.4212
media@mississaugaartscouncil.com

Rolex Boutique by Raffi Jewellers launches the 2017 Rolex Basel collection

Fresh from their long-awaited debut at Baselworld 2017, the exclusive new Rolex collections were previewed at the Rolex Boutique by Raffi Jewellers, located at Square One Shopping Centre in Mississauga, Ontario.

Raffi Jewellers, one of the Toronto and Greater Toronto area’s leading watch and jewellery retailers, along with Rolex Canada introduced the latest Rolex Oyster and Cellini collections of men’s and women’s timepieces at the newly inaugurated Rolex Boutique, situated within the luxury wing at Square One Shopping Centre. The boutique, set in a prime location within the largest shopping centre in Ontario, is a tribute to the timelessness and perfection of the leading Swiss watch brand, and is operated with Raffi Jewellers’ commitment to superior client service. Continue reading Rolex Boutique by Raffi Jewellers launches the 2017 Rolex Basel collection

Canada’s Premier Social Destination Opening Second GTA Location

The Rec Room Coming to Square One

TORONTO, May 15, 2017 – Cineplex announced today that it plans to open a new location of The Rec Room at Ontario’s largest and foremost fashion, lifestyle and entertainment destination, Square One, in Mississauga, Ontario. Canada’s newest hot-spot for ‘Eats and Entertainment,’ The Rec Room brings together incredible dining experiences with exciting live entertainment and amusement gaming experiences, all under one roof. Construction is already well underway for the GTA’s first location, which is scheduled to open soon in downtown Toronto’s iconic Roundhouse Park.

“With over 25 million visitors passing through their doors each year, Square One is the perfect spot for our second location of The Rec Room in the GTA,” said Pat Marshall, Vice President Communications and Investor Relations at Cineplex. “This past September we opened our first location in Edmonton and it has been a tremendous success and has exceeded our expectations.  Our guests love the idea of a one-stop dining and entertainment destination.  I can assure you that Mississauga is in for a treat!”

Located at 100 City Centre Drive in the north end of the complex, The Rec Room at Square One Shopping Centre will occupy approximately 44,000 square feet over two floors within the shopping centre.

“We are a passionate and genuine partner in creating and driving positive growth and development at Square One and in the Mississauga downtown core, which is why we are so pleased to be partnering with Cineplex on this exciting new venture that I know our guests will love,” said Greg Taylor, Director and General Manager, Square One managed by Oxford Properties. “We believe The Rec Room will be a welcome destination for both our guests who live around the corner or visit us from around the globe to enjoy great food, state of the art amusement games and experience incredible live entertainment.” Continue reading Canada’s Premier Social Destination Opening Second GTA Location