VISUAL ARTS MISSISSAUGA (VAM) LAUNCHES FESTIVE SEASON WITH ‘HOLIDAY ARTISAN MARKETPLACE’

Visual Arts Mississauga (VAM) at Riverwood will launch the festive season in Mississauga with its annual Holiday Artisan Marketplace on November 9 and 10, 2019. The celebrated event offers an incredible array of one-of-a-kind handmade items created by Mississauga’s top artists and artisans.  VAM’s Holiday Artisan Marketplace will feature a café by Kate’s Town Talk Bakery, live music treats and more!

The event will run from Saturday, November 9 through Sunday, November 10, 2019 from 10 am until 4 pm. VAM is located at 4170 Riverwood Park Lane in Mississauga. Admission is free. Attending the event is a great way to support local artisans while getting a head-start on your holiday shopping.

VAM will also present live musical performances by emerging Jazz vocalist John Amato on Saturday, November 9 at 12:30pm and by flamenco guitarist Mark Harry on Sunday, November 10 at 12:30pm.

The VAM Holiday Artisan Marketplace offers a warm holiday experience for the whole family and a great opportunity to start your holiday shopping,” explains Event Coordinator, Eldiana Begovic. “Our event showcases over 20 artisans selling their high-quality art and handmade gifts including smaller paintings, fashion items, jewellery, woodwork textiles, sculpture, glass, crafts and more. Grab a fresh baked good from Kate’s Town Talk Bakery and listen to our live musicians.”  

VAM’s Holiday Artisan Marketplace is one of the first artisan crafters shows (of the 2019 season) presented in the Greater Toronto Area.

The event provides an excellent opportunity for the local community to explore VAM’s magnificent art centre, meet local artists “face to face” and to purchase a hand-crafted Made in Canada gift for someone special. You’ll be feeling the holiday spirit by the time you leave.  

Please visit visualartsmississauga.com for more details or call 905-277-4313.

“the Credits” take place next friday

the Credits is an annual spectacle that honours the contributions of individuals, groups and businesses that contribute to the celebration of the rich cultural heritage of the city of Mississauga. 
The theme for the evening will be the historic “Mississauga Miracle” train derailment of 1979. The evening will also honour those who responded to the call of the largest peace time evacuation in North American history.

The program has been amended to allow for a true celebration of the evening as attendees are invited to dress in 1970’s attire and dance to music of the 70’s. A prize will be awarded for the best dressed.

Please join us on Friday November 8, 2019 at the Mississauga Grand Banquet and Event Centre (35 Brunel Road Mississauga, ON L4Z 3E8). Registration: 5:00 p.m. Program Begins (Dinner & Awards): 6:00 p.m. Tickets:$75.00 each or $650.00 for a table (10 attendees)

Steelheads acquire right winger Ty Collins from Guelph Storm

The Mississauga Steelheads announced today that the hockey club has acquired forward Ty Collins from the Guelph Storm in exchange for a 3rd round pick in 2022 (SAG) and a 5th round pick in 2022.

Collins, 17, has 6 points (4G,2A) through his first 11 games this season. In 59 career OHL games, the Newmarket, Ontario native has registered 22 points (10 goals, 12 assists). Collins also appeared in four playoff games last season during the Storm’s OHL Championship run. 

General Manager and Head Coach James Richmond had this to say about acquiring the 6’0, 177 lbs. forward:

“We are extremely excited to get another ’02 on our roster. Ty is very offensively gifted and will fit right into the lineup for this weekend.”

Collins was originally selected by the Guelph Storm in the second round (38thoverall) in the 2018 OHL Priority Selection. Following the draft, the right winger was selected to represent Team OMHA Black where he registered 5 points (2G,3A) in 4 games.

The Steelheads would like to officially welcome Ty Collins and his family to Mississauga.

City to Study Introduction of Bike, E-bike or E-scooter Share System

Today, members of General Committee supported a recommendation for City staff to look at a shared program of how bikes, e-bikes or e-scooters could be used for travel in Mississauga.

“Bikes, e-bikes and e-scooters offer another way for residents to travel short distances within our City, We will look at available options and models including publicly owned and operated, privately owned and operated as well as mixed publicly and privately owned and operated.”

Helen Noehammer
Acting Commissioner
Transportation and Works

The Cycling Master Plan called for the creation of bike share systems and the Transportation Master Planrecommended creating a shared system of bikes, e-bikes or e-scooters. The corporate report highlights that this kind of system is also supported by regional and provincial plans such as the Let’s Move Peel: Long Range Transportation Plan and the Ontario Growth Plan for the Greater Golden Horseshoe.

Noehammer added that, “To determine which system would be a good fit for Mississauga, staff will review bikes, e-bikes and e-scooters that operate within a docked (devices are picked up and dropped off at specific locations) and dockless (users can park the device within certain zones) style. In addition, staff will also review standards and safety of these shared systems.”

Currently, the Ontario Highway Traffic Act doesn’t allow e-scooters on roads and sidewalks. The Government of Ontario is in the process of reviewing that Act.

The Cycling Committee and the Road Safety Committee have received presentations on these shared systems.

Mississauga Steelheads will once again partner with the Canadian Cancer Society

MISSISSAUGA, ON – On Thursday November 21st, the Mississauga Steelheads host the London Knights in the club’s 8th annual Pink at the Rink game, presented by Pandora Square One.

Keeping with tradition, the Steelheads will don unique pink jerseys that will be available for auction following the game on CHL Auctions. All proceeds from the auction will be donated to the Canadian Cancer Society as the club aims to surpass last year’s fundraising total. Keep an eye on Steelheads social media accounts in the coming weeks as we unveil this year’s Pink at the Rink jerseys.

Last season the hockey club was able to raise $8,763.32 for the Canadian Cancer Society, including a donation from a social media campaign started by Assistant Captain, Nic Canade. As part of the Pink at the Rink Game, Canade wanted to make an impact and posted a picture on Instagram, wearing a pink jersey from a previous season. His caption read “With the breast cancer awareness game coming up on Sunday for the Steelheads, I would like to donate .25 cents for every like I receive on this post for the first 10,000 likes. All the proceeds will go to the Canadian Cancer Society.” In just a matter of days, Canade generated over 65,000 likes on the post.

“I was actually talking to my parents, hoping it would get around 10,000 and it ended up blowing up with overwhelming support from everyone,” said Canade. “I’m just happy and overwhelmed by everything that’s happened.” During last season’s game, it was also announced that Enterprise Rent-A-Car would match Canade’s donation of $2,500 for a total of $5,000. A donation from defenceman Charlie Callaghan and his family would increase the final number to $6,000. “It’s something for me that touches close to home and (it does) for many other people obviously,” Canade said. “Getting it out there and making people aware of what we’re doing with the Steelheads organization is a big thing. I want to do it again this year… but make it bigger and better. I am hoping to get more companies involved and raise more money for the Canadian Cancer Society.”

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