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

Current Exhibitions at The Art Gallery of Mississauga

Beyond the Pines: Homer Watson and the Contemporary Canadian Landscape 
In the late 19th and early 20th century, Homer Watson brought the Canadian landscape to the attention of the art world and artists are still drawn to the subject today. Together in this exhibition, the work of Watson and contemporary Canadian artists illustrate the universal quest to appreciate and capture the truth of the landscape in which we live.
Faisal Anwar | Tweetgarden 

Tweetgarden is an online, interactive installation in which participants turn private confessions and thoughts into a public artwork. Watch a virtual tree grow as participants share their thoughts, wishes and confessions with #treeconfessions

On October 13 at 12 pm, join the AGM and Faisal Anwar in a discussion through Twitter on subjects involving private and public spaces, how information has evolved, and performing personal acts on open networks. Tweet questions to @AGMengage
Mary Grisey | Sung from the Mouth of Cumae 
This immersive fibre, ceramic and sound installation references the Cumean Sibyl, a Greek oracle who was said to have sung prophecies from the mouth of a cave. Using destructive processes on woven textiles, Grisey evokes the effects of time and decay on landscape, history and mythology.

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