Category Archives: Sports

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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Amateur Athletes Excel During the 2016 Ontario Summer Games in Mississauga

Athletes from around the province bid Mississauga adieu yesterday as the 2016 Ontario Summer Games (OSG) came to an end. The four-day event celebrated sport and culture in the city, with opening ceremonies kicking off on August 11.

“We’re so proud to have hosted the Province’s largest Games in history,” said Mayor Bonnie Crombie. “It’s given Mississauga the opportunity to showcase features that make our city so special including our sports facilities, parks, community centres and waterfront.”

Mississauga welcomed more than 3,500 athletes, ages 12 to 18, with 500 officials and thousands of spectators from across Ontario. There were a total of 34 sport events that took place throughout 16 venues in Mississauga and surrounding municipalities including Brampton, Caledon, Etobicoke, Innisfil and Welland.

“As the largest Ontario Summer Games in our province’s history comes to a close, I’m very grateful to the City of Mississauga for their superb delivery of a memorable event,” said Eleanor McMahon, Ontario Minister of Tourism, Culture and Sport. “I’m proud to support events of this nature and know that these Games will leave a lasting legacy for local volunteers, officials and athletes who travelled from across the province, experiencing the important role sport can play in bringing us together.” Continue reading Amateur Athletes Excel During the 2016 Ontario Summer Games in Mississauga

Be an Ontario Summer Games Volunteer

Mississauga is the official host city for the 2016 Ontario Summer Games, taking place August 11 to 14. Athletes, ages 13 to 17, from all regions of Ontario will compete against fellow provincial athletes. With less than six months to go, the City is assembling its volunteer team and is taking applications.

Games volunteers will be part of the largest event in Ontario Games history as they welcome 3,500 athletes, 500 officials, 700 coaches and managers and many visitors, spectators from around the province to Mississauga. Becoming a volunteer is a great way to earn high school volunteer hours, build lasting relationships and engage and inspire the community.

More than 1,000 volunteers will be required for roles like welcoming athletes, their families and coaches, working at Games venues, providing information for spectators and helping members of the media and dignitaries.

All Ontario Summer Games volunteers must:

– be 16 years of age or older;
– pass a Police Vulnerable Records Check;
– be available during August 11 to 14 inclusive; and
– available to attend an orientation session on one of the following evenings: July 25, 26, or 27.

Interested in this Unique Opportunity?
Volunteer applications can be completed online at games.sportforge.com/games/summer2016/views/modules/volunteer/registration. The online volunteer application captures information about skills and experience, preferences and availability. July 13 is the deadline to submit all volunteer applications.

Questions about volunteering can be directed to osgvolunteer@mississauga.ca.

The 2016 Ontario Summer Games will combine both winter and summer sporting events together. These Games will showcase 34 sporting events staged at 20 locations throughout Mississauga and a few other neighbouring municipalities.

For more information about the Ontario Summer Games, visit: osgmississauga.ca or follow @OSGMississauga on Twitter.

Mississauga Awarded 2016 Skate Canada International

MISSISSAUGA, ON: The Mississauga Celebration Square Ice Rink hosted some of Canada’s top skaters today as Skate Canada, in partnership with the City of Mississauga and Toronto Tourism, announced that Mississauga has been awarded the hosting of the 2016 Skate Canada International competition. The event will take place from October 27-30, 2016 at the Hershey Centre. Ticket packages for the event will go on sale to the public this Thursday, November 26 at 10:00 a.m. (ET).

Mississauga has been one of the leading host cities for Skate Canada competitions. Skate Canada International has visited the city in 2011, 2003 and 2000, Skate Canada Challenge was held in 2008 through 2011, and in 2013 the Canadian Tire National Skating Championships were also held at the Hershey Centre.

“We are thrilled to be returning to Mississauga for the 43rd instalment of Skate Canada International. Over the years the City of Mississauga, Toronto Tourism and the Hershey Centre have proven to be valuable partners and have contributed to the success of several Skate Canada events,” said Dan Thompson, Skate Canada CEO. “Over the event weekend, fans will see some spectacular skating from Canadian stars and high-level international athletes. It is an event you won’t want to miss out on. We hope to see the community come out and support all the competitors.”

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