Category Archives: Community

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

Newly Constructed Multisport Court Creates Positive Impact on Community

Today, the City of Mississauga, along with MLSE FoundationCanadian Tire Jumpstart CharitiesRotary Club of Mississauga West and Peel Living opened the newly constructed multisport court at Springfield Gardens located at 3570 and 3590 Colonial Dr. Officially named the Ridgeway Community Courts, the space serves the recreational and sporting needs of more than 300 local-area youth weekly.

“It is wonderful how the Ridgeway Community Courts have brought youth together. It is a shining example of the importance sport can play within the community,” said Mayor Bonnie Crombie. “We’re grateful to our funding partners for their continual support of community-based sport projects. These projects have had a long-lasting impact in many Mississauga neighbourhoods and we are proud to add the Ridgeway Community Courts to our city’s legacy.”

To help with the construction of the court, the City received two grants:

  • $225,000 from MLSE Foundation and Canadian Tire Jumpstart Charities
  • $50,000 from the Rotary Club of Mississauga West

Continue reading Newly Constructed Multisport Court Creates Positive Impact on Community

Authentic Farmers’ Market officially in Mississauga

The Farmers’ Market of Eden is pleased to announce that it has officially received membership into the Farmers’ Markets of Ontario association – the only market in Mississauga to receive this membership.

The Farmers’ Market of Eden, run by Eden Food for Change, takes place every Sunday at the Lisgar GO station from 9 am – 3 pm until Thanksgiving: Sunday, October 9, 2016. The majority of The Farmer’ Market of Eden’s vendors are farmers, a key membership requirement for the Farmers’ Markets of Ontario Association (FMO).

“Farmers’ Markets Ontario is the provincial association of farmers’ markets and welcome Farmers’ Market of Eden as a member.  Abundance and freshness of products is the key to a successful farmers’ market,” says Catherine Clark, Membership, Outreach & MyPick® Manager.

About 1000 people attend the Farmers’ Market of Eden to buy their weekly groceries directly from farmers who sell vegetables, honey, mushrooms, fruits and even pastries, cheese and meat.

For the month of August, patrons of the market will also get to enjoy local talent as Buskers from the City of Mississauga’s Buskers Pilot Project will be performing from 11 am – 2 pm weekly. Continue reading Authentic Farmers’ Market officially in Mississauga

Make a wish – Grant a Wish at Erin Mills Town Centre

For the next year the new infinity fountain at Erin Mills Town Centre is taking wishes – for Eden Food for Change.

Lots of people, especially children, like to toss coins into a fountain and make a wish. It’s a fun thing for people to do. Now those wishes will actually have a multiplying effect as Eden Food for Change (EFFC) has been selected as the designated charity for all the coins tossed into the fountain for the next year.

With people throwing coins of varying donations, they do add up to have a greater impact. Since June, EFFC has already received $259. This is impactful because when the organization receives financial donations they can buy the food that is needed such as healthy fresh food like eggs, milk and fruits and vegetables. Also, when they have to purchase non-perishable items they can stretch that dollar.

Currently EFFC can distribute $50 of food for every $10 the receive in financial donations. Continue reading Make a wish – Grant a Wish at Erin Mills Town Centre