Expected Delays To Via Rail Service In South Western Ontario November 21-22

VIA Rail Canada (VIA Rail) wishes to inform its clients that, on Saturday November 21 and Sunday November 22, delays will be encountered for trains in South Western Ontario due to work being done by the City of Toronto on infrastructures west of Union Station.

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Raptors To Hold Open Practice At Hershey Centre

The Toronto Raptors will continue their preseason preparations with an open practice presented by Ford Canada on Wednesday, October 21 at Hershey Centre in Mississauga. At this free event, Raptors fans will have an opportunity to preview the team during an intra-squad game, win one of many exciting giveaways and interact with Raptors alumni.

The open practice will also include team introductions plus performances by the Raptors Dance Pak and the Raptors mascot. Every fan in attendance will receive a free Raptors t-shirt. Doors open at 5 p.m. with the event starting at 6 p.m.

This will mark the first year that Ford Canada, Founding Partner of the Toronto Raptors, will be presenting the annual event.

Hershey Centre will be home to Raptors 905, the NBA Development League affiliate of the Toronto Raptors, for the team’s inaugural season. The club will play 22 regular season games in Mississauga with the home opener set for Thursday, November 19 versus the Maine Red Claws.

For more information about open practice tickets please visit raptors.com/openpractice. For the best chance at tickets fans are encouraged to join the Raptors e-mail offers list, become a Raptors 905 season seat holder or find the Ford Street Fleet at specific locations. Limited tickets are available.

VAM At Riverwood Shares Art Experiences With Older Adults

MISSISSAUGA, ON – Seniors are in the spotlight! Visual Arts Mississauga (VAM) at Riverwood is proud to launch its innovative ArtReach for Older Adults program today. VAM is pleased to share the magic of the arts with older adults across the City of Mississauga through its subsidized pilot program.

ArtReach for Older Adults offers exciting art workshops under the guidance of qualified instructors to the Region of Peel’s Malton Village, Peel Senior Link and South Common Community Centre. Seniors at these locations will take a creative journey as they explore four months of subsidized art classes.  It is estimated that hundreds of seniors will be impacted by the program which brings VAM’s popular art experiences out into the community.

VAM is pleased to partner with the Mississauga Senior Council (MSC) to launch the program. Representing more than 50 senior groups across the City of Mississauga, the MSC has offered its guidance and support of the program which will inspire and build confidence in individuals that might not have regular access to VAM programs. Participants will explore a variety of creative practices including painting, drawing, sculpture and more!

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38th Annual Juried Show Of Fine Arts  Call For Entry – Announcement Of Jurors

Mississauga, ON – Visual Arts Mississauga (VAM) at Riverwood invites emerging and established artists living and working in Ontario to apply to participate in our 38th Annual Juried Show of Fine Arts. The selected art works will be on display at the Art Gallery of Mississauga (AGM) from January 14, 2016 – February 13, 2016.

Open to all emerging and established artists in Ontario, the entry deadline for the show is midnight on Sunday November 15, 2015. Artists may submit one digital image of an original, recent piece (2013 – 2015) with bio and payment. For full details and payment information go to www.visualartsmississauga.com and find the Juried Show call under the EXHIBITIONS tab.

VAM is pleased to announce jurors for the 2016 Annual Juried Show are;
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Mississauga Libraries Celebrate Ontario Public Library Week – October 18 to 24

Next week, Mississauga will celebrate Ontario Public Library Week – October 18 to 24, a week that recognizes the important contributions Ontario public libraries make to education, literacy and life-long learning. As part of the celebration, the Mississauga Library System will also unveil its refreshed website design and will host a variety of family-friendly activities, including The World Story Time Festival: stories, rhymes, songs and activities in languages from around the world. Continue reading Mississauga Libraries Celebrate Ontario Public Library Week – October 18 to 24