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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Liberty Silver will perform at MAC’s Cranberry Cocktail

The Mississauga Arts Council is proud to announce that Juno Award Winner Liberty Silver will perform at MAC’s Cranberry Cocktail on December 4 in the Great Hall, 300 City Centre Drive.

Liberty Silver has won two Juno Awards, one for Best R&B/Soul Recording of the Year and the other for Best Reggae/Calypso Recording. Both were in 1985. She also performed an opening act for Bob Marley when he opened Madison Square Garden.
The event will also feature a once-in-a-lifetime intercultural performance featuring multi-award winning “eclectic” guitarist and contemporary pop/jazz/world/fusion instrumental musician Rob Tardik, Carnatic violinist Subhadra Vijaykumar, and jazz pianist Dionne Grant, all performing alongside Silver.

The Cranberry Cocktail is a great opportunity to network, connect, collaborate and celebrate the holidays with creative industry, corporate supporters, community and most importantly our talented artists! The Cranberry Cocktail will run from 4 – 7 p.m. in the Great Hall (at City Hall) Friday December 4.

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MiWay 5 will Shift City Transit to a Grid Network

Improved frequency along main corridors will be the focus from 2016-2020

This week, MiWay 5 – a plan that will move Mississauga’s transit system from a design that radiates from the city centre to a grid network that will allow for more frequent buses along main corridors was presented to General Committee of City Council.

“MiWay 5 is about building a better MiWay together,” said Mary-Lou Johnston, manager of business development for transit. “We heard the message loud and clear at the City’s recent transportation summit – Mississauga Moves 2015 – that transit systems and active modes of transportation need to be expanded. MiWay 5 will help us achieve this.”

MiWay 5 is a five year transit plan from 2016-2020 that was developed after an 18 month review based on public engagement and a technical review. Information sessions were held in the spring of this year to allow the public to learn more about MiWay 5 and voice their opinions on the draft plan. Engagement also occurred through focus groups and a web-based survey.

“During public and stakeholder engagement there was a strong preference of moving MiWay to a grid network with improved frequencies and getting people to their destinations faster,” added Johnston.

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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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