Category Archives: City of Mississauga

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.


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 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.

City Revises New Year’s Eve Event Schedule Due to Extreme Cold Weather Conditions

The City has revised the schedule for its New Year’s Eve event on Celebration Square due to extreme cold weather conditions.

The event has been shortened and will begin at 11:30 p.m., featuring Shaun Frank and Delaney Jane live on stage, followed by fireworks at midnight.

Those attending the event are advised to dress appropriately for the weather. The City will continue to monitor weather conditions and make further adjustments, if necessary.

Revised Schedule of Events: 8 p.m. to midnight

8 to 11:30 p.m. Skating rink open
11:30 p.m. Shaun Frank with Delaney Jane perform live on stage
11:59 p.m. Countdown to 2018
Midnight Fireworks

(Please note that the fireworks are weather dependant. If the wind speeds are high, it may be unsafe to launch fireworks. The City will continue to monitor conditions and update through social media channels.)

Winter Tree Wraps are Back – Get Ready for a Magnificent Sun-SET in Mississauga’s Downtown

Need something to warm you up this winter season? How about a magnificent Sun-SET.

Residents and visitors travelling through Mississauga’s downtown will see a spectacular Sun-SET along the Hurontario Street median. The Winter Tree Wraps are a temporary public art display that add colour and vitality to Mississauga’s downtown streetscape during the winter months. Created by Polymétis, a Toronto-based architectural design firm, Sun-SET features a series of vibrantly printed fabrics that span across 45 burlap-covered oak trees.

“Artists Michaela MacLeod and Nicholas Croft designed the art piece to infuse our city with vibrancy and colour during the winter months,” said Paul Damaso, Director, Culture Division. “In addition to signalling a new dawn for the City in the face of new projects, Sun-SET also addresses the theme of environmental stewardship and our appreciation for Mississauga’s natural resources.”

This year’s tree wrap theme was Future Directions, as it related to concepts such as city building, transit infrastructure and climate change.

In August, the City held a public art competition calling for proposals from artists to create the temporary public art piece for the Winter Tree Wraps. Proposals were reviewed by an independent jury made up of arts professionals and subject matter experts. Sun-SET was recommended by the jury and Polymétis was awarded the commission.

Damaso added, “Public art, like Sun-SET, fosters community pride and contributes to a sense of identity for residents, visitors and surrounding businesses.”

The temporary public art piece will be on display until spring 2018.

For more information on Sun-SET or about the City’s other temporary public art projects, visit