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MISSISSAUGA ITALFEST™ EXPANDS TO TWO DAYS

ENTERTAINMENT LINE-UP INCLUDES THE AWARD-WINNING RIONE BIANCO FLAG THROWERS OF FAENZA, INTERNATIONAL HEADLINER BOBBY SOLO AND MORE THAN A DOZEN PERFORMERS

MISSISSAUGA, ON – The 2017 edition of Mississauga ITALFEST™Ferragosto in the City – expands to two days offering festivalgoers twice the opportunity to experience the culture and splendour of Italy. From Friday, August 18th to Saturday, August 19th, the fifth annual festival, presented by Solmar Development Corp, will take over Mississauga’s Celebration Square to present a taste of Italian arts and heritage and draw in more than 26,000 attendees from Mississauga and surrounding communities. Named a Top 100 Festival in Ontario two years in a row, Mississauga ITALFEST™ offers a variety of family-oriented entertainment.

On Friday, August 18th from 5:00pm to 11:00pm, experience “Under The ‘Sauga Moon” – a Canada 150 celebration featuring Rione Bianco, the world-famous flag throwers, drummers and trumpeters from Faenza, Italy; a cooking demonstration by Chef Christian Pritchard – Aurora Importing’s Executive Chef and Culinary Adventurist; cultural dance groups; an International DJ; dance music star Joée; and the popular Sensation Live Music.

On Saturday, August 19th from 12:00pm to 11:00pm, festival favourites and new attractions hit the main stage including Italian choir Melodie Italiane; organetto player Enzo DiPalma; violinist Daniele Monticelli; dance band Frankie Cole and The Four Wanderers; the Latin sounds of Thiago Derucio; vocalists Angelo Torchia from Italy and Enzo Gusman; the comedic talents of Riccardo Backyardo, The Rolling Stronz and Rosina Parmiggiano; the presentation of the Johnny Lombardi Family Heritage Award and Louis Jannetta Youth Heritage Award; Italian pop singer FreD’Angelo; award winning singer-songwriter/producer Carlo Coppola and a headline performance by legendary Bobby Solo direct from Italy.

Visitors will enjoy Bocce, Scopa and Briscola tournaments, watermelon and pasta-eating contests and more than 50 onsite vendors, artisans and exhibitors.

The Mississauga ITALFEST™ Family Zone, sponsored by Queenscorp Group, will feature the Pizza Nova pizza-making workshop, displays and inflatable challenges from the Raptors On The Go team, Mississauga Steelheads, puppet show, face painters, an Italian youth art and recipe exhibit, and a youth soccer challenge.

The popular Heritage and Cultural Centre, presented by Villa Charities in partnership with Heritage Mississauga, will explore Italian history while spotlighting the region of Naples with displays of art, photography, food demos, tastings, furniture, music and various artifacts specific to the area.

Mississauga ITALFEST™ is a free festival. Tickets to access a limited quantity of reserved seating in front of the stage – “Sweet Seats” – and in the VIP lounge are available for purchase through the festival website at www.mississaugaitalfest.com.

For the full schedule, additional details and announcements, visit www.mississaugaitalfest.com.

ERIN MILLS TOWN CENTRE CONTINUES SUMMER FUN WITH AUGUST “SUMMER IN THE CENTRE” EVENTS

Mississauga Residents Are Invited to Enjoy Free Family Fun All Summer Long!

Erin Mills Town Centre has been hosting an array of exciting FREE, family focused activities throughout July, and starting on August 4th, there will be a new lineup of fun for Mississauga residents to take part in!

With unique and engaging activities going on throughout the month, there is something for every kid (and parent) to take part in at Erin Mills Town Centre!

The August calendar is as follows:

MOVIE AND POPCORN FRIDAYS – August 4, 11, 18, 11am start: Kids can watch a popular movie and receive a free popcorn treat! Movie features will be Moana, Sing and Smurfs 2 – The Lost Village.

CAMPFIRE SHOW – August 5, 12, 12pm & 2pm: Visitors can take part in a Campfire Sing-A- Long & Storytelling, a true Canadian tradition!

RADICAL REPTLE SHOW – August 19, 2pm: Join Safari Science as they teach us about a selection of cute reptiles and critters! Visitors will have the chance to meet and greet the animals after the presentation.

While quantities last. Limits and rules apply, visit erinmills.ca for details

ARTward Bound 2017 Hits the Road for the Summer

LAC Brings Visual & Performing Arts to Communities Across Mississauga

The Living Arts Centre’s ARTward Bound 2017 team is hitting the road this summer bringing the visual and performing arts to communities across Mississauga.

Join us for art filled days throughout July and August! Our friendly instructors will help budding artists experiment with paint, sculpture and mixed media. Participate in a Hip Hop workshop and learn some new moves, then be entertained with a children’s performance! Performances vary by location and date. A lunch program is available at select locations. All activities are FREE. This program is recommended for children ages 5 to 12 and participants must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. No pre- registration is required, simply drop in for part of the program or join us for the full day! More information can be found at www.livingartscentre.ca. Continue reading ARTward Bound 2017 Hits the Road for the Summer

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

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Thrilling cultural fusion acts make exclusive premiere at Bollywood Monster Finale Aishwarya Nigam performs Bollywood hits on a Canadian stage for the first time

Bollywood Monster Mashup (BMM), the largest South Asian festival in Canada, is known for bringing never before seen cultural fusion acts to the GTA. The festival takes over not one, but two stages at Mississauga Celebration Square on Saturday July 23rd for free, family-friendly fun. Bollywood Monster Mashup is proud to announce Culture Shock Toronto and Bollywood Monster Orchestra: Symphony Nights, which will perform exclusive acts created specifically for the festival.

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