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The Riverwood Conservancy Receives Ontario Trillium Foundation Grant

Celebrated at the annual Riverwood Garden Soirée

 The Riverwood Conservancy (TRC) was recognized for its Ontario Trillium Foundation grant at the annual Riverwood Garden Soirée on Friday, June 9.

MPP Harinder Takhar and Ontario Trillium Foundation volunteer Linden King brought greetings at the event and recognized TRC as the recipient of a three-year, $218,300 Grow grant from the Ontario Trillium Foundation, to help expand on its Enabling Garden and its associated nature-based programs for children and youthwith special needs.

“The Riverwood Conservancy is very deserving of the Ontario Trillium Foundation Grow grant in the amount of $218,300,” said MPP Harinder Takhar. “The Riverwood Conservancy is a vital part of our community, using environmental education and discovery programming for different groups to bring thousands of people to Riverwood each year. The Ontario Trillium Foundation Grow grant will help expand more therapeutic, nature-based initiatives for over 300 children and youth facing barriers in developing strong emotional and social skills to develop these integral life skills.”

The Riverwood Garden Soirée was a great success with more than 200 guests in attendance, raising funds for TRC. Proceeds from the event support TRC community programs in environmental education, conservation stewardship, gardening, therapeutic horticulture and volunteerism.

“Not only was the Soirée a beautiful evening under the stars, it was incredibly beneficial for our programs,” said Douglas Markoff, Executive Director, TRC. “We take great pride in connecting people to nature and thanks to the generosity of our guests and patrons, we will continue to create memorable experiences at Riverwood.”

Event Highlights

  • The evening’s menu included a local asparagus and strawberry risotto courtesy of Capra’s Kitchen by celebrity Chef Massimo Capra
  • The live auction featured unique items, including a fly fishing adventure and a wheelbarrow full of hand-selected wines
  • Entertainment was provided by the talented local 10 piece band TaterVox

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You Only Turn 150 Once – Celebrate this Canada Day in Style

It’s not just another Canada Day and the event on Mississauga Celebration Square isn’t just any event.

This year, the Square’s free Canada Day festivities, inspired by Canada’s 150th Anniversary, focuses on celebrating what connects us as Canadians. From food and music to art and heritage, residents and visitors are invited to be a part of the experience that brings us all together.

Join Mayor Bonnie Crombie and Members of Council as they kick-off Canada Day with a special Canada 150 Parade of Nations presented by Carassauga. This is followed by an Official Ceremony which includes a reaffirmation oath which allows attendees the opportunity to re-confirm their Canadian Citizenship.

Later on, join internationally-renowned JUNO Award winner K’NAAN on the main stage while he performs his hit Wavin’ Flag and many others.

Farah Nasser, Alan Carter, Jeff McArthur and Crystal Goomansingh from Global News will host the event which includes a full day of family-friendly entertainment. Continue reading You Only Turn 150 Once – Celebrate this Canada Day in Style



Mississauga Polish Day is Saturday, June 10th at Celebration Square

Visit Mississauga’s annual Polish cultural festival at Celebration Square! Expect live music, hearty traditional food, a beer garden, soccer tournament, exhibits, kids’ activities and more.

This year we are celebrating the 150th anniversary of Canada’s Confederation as well as 150 years of Polish-Canadian  towards Canada’s rich cultural mosaic.

Entrance and parking are free. The event is accessible by public transit; it’s right near the Mississauga City Centre Transit Terminal.



Real Impact happens on Giving Tuesday

How to Support our Mississauga Libraries on #GivingTuesday

“For over 25 years the Friends have been funding school trips to the library, author visits, and library renovations,” says FOL President Michael Jones.  “For the thousands of children we help, it is important for residents to help the Friends, support our libraries, and donate today.”

MISSISSAUGA – Not new to Black Friday deals or Cyber Monday sales, Mississauga will be celebrating its second #GivingTuesday on November 29, 2016.  The Friends of the Mississauga Library System (FOL) is one of registered charity groups actively campaigning on #GivingTuesday.  The Friends will be reminding residents about the importance of literacy and supporting our libraries. Continue reading Real Impact happens on Giving Tuesday

A Taste of Eden – Best Year Yet

On Friday, October 28th more than 250 people attended Eden Food for Change’s 7th annual A Taste of Eden, sponsored by the Kothari Group, raising $50,830.96.

The event featured a 4-course dinner prepared by Chef Peter Costello, a popular silent auction, fun ‘gaming tables and a cash bar that had wines specifically selected by Chef Costello to pair with the evening’s entrée options. Continue reading A Taste of Eden – Best Year Yet