Category Archives: Kids & Family

City of Mississauga Offers Summer Camps for Children to Get Active Outside

The City of Mississauga is planning to offer a variety of summer day camp programs that include: Summer Fun Camp (4.5 to 12 years old), Outdoor Explorers Camp (8 to 10 years old) and Outdoor Leadership Camp (10 to 12 years old). The City is opening up registration for these summer camps on Tuesday, May 25 at 6 a.m. to Mississauga residents and June 1 to non-residents. Registration for the camps is required and available on a first-come, first-served basis. Residents can register directly at ActiveMississauga.ca and if programs are full, the waitlist option can be selected. Customer Service support is available at 905-615-4100 (Monday through Friday 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.).

Camps are supervised by qualified staff, trained in HIGH FIVE® principles of healthy child development. Children will participate in fun recreation activities focused on outdoor play, organized games, sports, arts, crafts, theme days and more. Health and safety protocols, including daily screening, will be implemented to ensure the safety of participants and staff in accordance with the established Provincial Regulations and Guidelines. 

All camps are expected to start on Monday, July 5 and will run for 9 weeks until Friday, September 3, 2021. Camps will be held at 10 community centre locations within the City as well as Port Credit Arena.

Don’t Skate on Thin Ice! Avoid Frozen Bodies of Water

According to the Lifesaving Society, did you know that 35 per cent of drownings in Canada occur from October to April and ice accidents account for most of these incidents? Although it’s tempting to want to skate, walk or play hockey on frozen bodies of water, it’s very dangerous. Many lakes, ponds, rivers and creeks have deep water, weak ice and constantly changing water levels – putting you at risk of falling through the ice.

The City of Mississauga Parks By-law prohibits people from going on snow or ice-covered ponds, lakes, streams, rivers and other bodies of water in City parks that are not maintained for the safety of the community. If you see someone venturing on any City-owned bodies of water (E.g. Osprey Marsh, Lake Aquitaine) during the winter, notify the City by calling 311 (905-615-4311 outside of City limits). The City will dispatch an enforcement officer to come to the site to seek compliance through education, but will take enforcement action if required.

While COVID-19 has restricted many traditional winter fun activities, outdoor skating is something you can still participate in safely, while getting exercise and enjoying some fresh air outdoors.

If you’d like to skate in Mississauga, you can visit three City-operated rinksor one of 37 natural ice rinks in neighbourhood parks. Find a natural ice rink near you by viewing the City’s interactive map.

When skating outdoors, it’s important to have fun in a safe manner. Remember to continue practising public health measures including:

  • Staying a safe distance of two metres (six feet) from others
  • Wearing a face covering
  • Staying home if you are ill and getting tested if you have symptoms of COVID-19

If visiting a City-operated rink, please register at activemississauga.ca. You do not need to register to use a natural ice rink.

Tickets Now on Sale for World Premiere of “The Dr. Seuss Experience”

North American Tour Kicks Off at Square One with Immersive Interactive Attraction

New Rooms Revealed Tied to Dr. Seuss Classics
“How The Grinch Stole Christmas!” and “The Sneetches”

With tickets officially on sale today at 12:00 p.m. EST at www.experienceseuss.com, Dr. Seuss fans from across Southwestern Ontario will have the chance to be the first in the world to visit “The Dr. Seuss Experience.” This imaginative and interactive immersion into the wondrous world of Dr. Seuss will premiere in a standalone space at Mississauga’s Square One on Saturday, October 26.

Tickets on sale now

The Dr. Seuss Experience” is brought to life by Kilburn Live, the Live Events division of Kilburn Media, a leading entertainment company focused on producing content with an emphasis on quality and originality, in conjunction with Dr. Seuss Enterprises, a global leader in educational entertainment. The 15,000-square-foot Seuss-tacular, sensory spectacle will feature multiple rooms with immersive installations themed after some of the iconic author’s timeless works.

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Freedom Pass Offers Youth Free Swims and Transit Rides this Summer

This summer, Mississauga youth aged 12 to 14 years can ride MiWay and access indoor and outdoor City of Mississauga pools for free with a Freedom Pass. The pass is valid from July 1 to August 31.

“Summer is a great time in Mississauga and with a Freedom Pass, youth can enjoy it with free rides to our pools, libraries and parks as well as to great events, festivals and attractions,” said Shari Lichterman, Director, Recreation.

How to Apply for a Pass

  • Application forms can be downloaded and printed by visiting mississauga.ca/freedompass or picked up at any City community centre.
  • Signed and completed application forms must be submitted in person to any City community centre, along with one piece of identification (parent/guardian signature is required) displaying proof of age.
  • Applicants will also need to have their photo taken by City customer service staff to create a personalized Freedom Pass. 

“The Freedom Pass provides youth with a great opportunity to learn about our MiWay transit system. Understanding how it works, how they can get around Mississauga and get where they want to go independently,” said Geoff Marinoff, Director, Transit.

The Freedom Pass program continues to grow in popularity since its launch in 2014 with more than 8,000 Freedom Passes distributed in 2018.

Freedom Pass cards will be available on May 1 (quantities are limited and will be issued on a first come, first served basis). Only valid Freedom Pass holders are eligible to ride MiWay for free. All other riders must pay regular fares. To learn more about MiWay, visit miway.ca. Plan a trip with the online tool or call 905-615-INFO (4636) for route and schedule information.

For more information about the Freedom Pass, please visit mississauga.ca/freedompass.