CVC Seeks Nominations for Environmental Awards

When it comes to a healthy environment, Credit Valley Conservation (CVC) believes anything is possible with a little help from its friends. To honour local efforts, CVC is seeking nominations for its annual Friends of the Credit Conservation Awards. The awards program recognizes first-time projects and initiatives, as well as those that have extended over multiple years. Consideration is given to all projects that promote a healthy environment.

“For three decades it has been our privilege to honour those who have improved the health and wellbeing of our communities,” said Mike Puddister, CVC’s Deputy CAO and Director of Watershed Transformation. “The awards program is our way of recognizing those in the community who stand out for their leadership and environmental contributions.”

The Friends of the Credit Conservation Awards are given annually to people who demonstrate environmental excellence in the watershed. Nominations are open to individuals, landowners, schools, community groups, businesses and youth (25 and under) who have made a significant contribution to the local environment.

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Diaspora Dialogues’ 905 Roadshow is coming to the Art Gallery of Mississauga

This November, the Art Gallery of Mississauga (AGM) and Diaspora Dialogues presents The 905 Roadshow: A Creativity Cabaret, a mash-up of reading, performances, and more featuring Mississauga’s best. Since 2005, Diaspora Dialogues has supported the creation and presentation of new fiction, poetry and drama that reflect the complexity of Toronto-and Canada-back to residents through the eyes of its richly diverse communities. Their focus is on the development of both artist and audience, and on working toward redefining the “mainstream” in the arts sector, and ensuring it is as diverse as the country itself.
The AGM is pleased to partner with Diaspora Dialogues to present an evening of readings, performances and art to the public featuring some of Mississauga’s very own. The event will take place on Thursday, November 26 at the Art Gallery of Mississauga (300 City Centre Drive, Mississauga) beginning at 6:00 p.m. Admission is free.
Artists and performers include: 

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Mississauga is a City Committed to Building Transit: Mayor Crombie

The following are remarks by Mississauga Mayor Bonnie Crombie delivered today during the Mississauga Moves 2015 Transportation Summit at the Living Arts Centre:

“Good morning, everyone.

“On behalf of the team of professionals from the City of Mississauga and Members of Council, welcome to our first-ever transportation summit – Mississauga Moves 2015.

“Throughout the day, participants will join local and international experts and take part in interactive workshops and presentations.

“We have intentionally brought in outside experts to learn about best practices being implemented around the world, so that we can think about the implications for our City.

“As we look toward our future planning needs, it is fundamental that we all of us to take ownership to make Mississauga an even more dynamic place to pursue one’s dreams.

“Now I’m challenging each of you to roll up your sleeves, and get to work.

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The Credits, a Celebration of Cultural Heritage

On November 5, 2015 in the presence of a sellout crowd, The Credits Heritage Mississauga Awards honoured members of the Mississauga community for their contributions and achievements with a celebration of our community heritage.

“Heritage is so important to us as individuals and as families and it should be important to us as a community.  Knowing and understanding our past sets a solid foundation which will help us move forward and Mississauga’s cultural heritage is so richly diverse, it’s exciting to celebrate it.  The city has grown from a large diaspora of people from all parts of the world and Heritage Mississauga is at the forefront of preserving and communicating all peoples’ heritage for generations to come.” said Event Chair Jake Dheer, Director of Heritage Mississauga and Senior Manager for Rogers TV and OMNI Television and former Citizen of the Year.

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Steelheads acquire Jake O’Donnell from Sarnia

Mississauga, ON – The Mississauga Steelheads announced today that they have acquired defenceman Jake O’Donnell from the Sarnia Sting in exchange for a fourth round pick in 2016.

O’Donnell was selected by the Sting in the fourth round (61st overall) of the 2014 OHL Priority Selection.  Last season, the Bowmanville, Ontario native split time with the Sting and the Sarnia Legionnaires of the Greater Ontario Junior Hockey League. In 16 games with the Sarnia Sting, O’Donnell recorded 5 points (1 goal, 4 assists), and 13 points (1 goal, 12 assists) in 42 games with the Legionnaires. Prior to the start of the 2015-16 season, O’Donnell was invited to the U-17 Development Camp where he suited up for Team Black alongside Steelheads’ defenceman, Nicolas Hague. He pitched in for 1 goal and 1 assist in three games for Team Black.

During the 2013-14 season, O’Donnell recorded 12 points in 31 games with the Clarington Toros. The 98-born defenceman also had impressive showing at the U-16 Ontario Gold Cup that season, picking up 5 points in as many games for Team OMHA White.

The Steelheads would like to welcome Jake and the O’Donnell family to the organization.