Mayor Crombie Welcomes New LAC CEO Natalie Lue

Mississauga – On behalf of Members of Council I would like to congratulate Natalie Lue on being selected as the new Chief Executive Officer of the Living Arts Centre (LAC), Mayor Bonnie Crombie said today during the official announcement.

“This recruitment process for a new CEO was an exhaustive process but the hard work has paid off,” Mayor Crombie said. “Needless to say, we have a new star among us.”

Natalie Lue’s extensive resume and professional experience includes her most recent tenure as Vice President Production and Visitor Experience at the Toronto International Film Festival Group – the world renowned TIFF. Continue reading Mayor Crombie Welcomes New LAC CEO Natalie Lue

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.

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

City of Mississauga’s Offer Rejected by Library Union

Libraries Close due to Strike by CUPE 1989

MISSISSAUGA, ON, July 3, 2016 – The City of Mississauga, the Mississauga Library Board and CUPE Local 1989 have been in negotiations since June 12, 2015. Since the outset of negotiations, the City’s goal has always been to achieve a collective agreement that is fair and competitive to our employees and our taxpayers. The City offered the Union’s bargaining committee wage increases and benefit improvements, but CUPE 1989 rejected the offer and have opted to strike.

All City of Mississauga Libraries are closed July 4 until further notice, due to a strike with CUPE 1989. Continue reading City of Mississauga’s Offer Rejected by Library Union

Fresh Produce Box now available in Brampton

“We’ve always had a strong demand to provide a Brampton pick-up site,” says Bill Crawford, Executive Director of EFFC. “There were many times that someone was picking-up seven, eight, nine or even ten boxes and would tell us that they were from Brampton. And Good Food Brampton is a great organization that we are really happy to partner with for this program.”

After much demand, Eden Food for Change is partnering with Good Food Brampton to provide Bramptonians with easier access to its Fresh Produce Boxes.

For more than two years the Fresh Produce Box of Eden has provided people with access to affordable fruits and vegetables with their $10 and $20 boxes that usually provide patrons with twice the value of their local grocery store. The popularity of the program was clear as orders grew from 50 boxes a week to hundreds. In order to better serve its community, Eden Food for Change (EFFC) opened up an additional five Friday pick-up sites in western Mississauga in the summer of 2015. Continue reading Fresh Produce Box now available in Brampton