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VISUAL ARTS MISSISSAUGA CONNECTS COMMUNITY WITH CREATIVITY AT ART IN THE PARK – SEPTEMBER 16

Visual Arts Mississauga (VAM) at Riverwood welcomes art and nature lovers to its 28th annual Art in the Park on Sunday, September 16, 2018.

Art in the Park will feature over 45 artist vendors, arts activities, live entertainment and food in the beauty of Riverwood Park. Artists and artisans will show and sell their original works including paintings, jewelry, textiles, ceramics, clothing and more! Art in the Park provides an incredible opportunity for the general public to purchase one-of-a-kind items directly from artists and artisans. Art in the Park will run from 10 am until 4 pm at Riverwood located at 4170 Riverwood Park Lane in Mississauga.

“I am so excited for this year’s Art in the Park event,” explains VAM Executive Director Annis Karpenko. “We have a stellar roster of painters, jewellery makers, potters, photographers, fibre artists, metal and wood workers from the Peel Region and beyond! Come be inspired, hear beautiful music, have some food and wander around the magnificent MacEwan Terrace Garden. We look forward to welcoming you to Art in the Park 2018!”

Art in the Park will feature live musical performances sponsored by Lorne Park Dental Associates. Join VAM for performances by Clark Schlesinger at 10:30 am, LatinTrain at 12:45 pm and Zaynab Wilson at 2:30 pm.

NEW ACTIVITY! VAM is pleased to offer a free Art-Making Activity sponsored by Meridian at this year’s event. This activity will be guided by VAM’s professional Artist Instructors. Bring your old t-shirts and learn to create artistic prints on recyclable materials.

VAM is also pleased to showcase the talents of emerging youth artist Ashly Batista at the Youth Art Installation sponsored by TD Bank. This program creates a platform for contemporary youth artists to share their work with the community in the historical MacEwan House. All are welcome to explore this interactive installation and meet the artist.

Free Family Programs this March Break at The Riverwood Conservancy

The young and young at heart are invited to spend March Break at The Riverwood Conservancy.

Party Safari Animal Meet & Greets

When: March 12 | 10 a.m., 11:30 a.m. & 1 p.m.

Where: The Riverwood Conservancy, Chappell House, 4300 Riverwood Park Lane

What: Party Safari will bring its crew of exotic animals to interact with children. Snakes, birds, lizards and more will join the celebration!

Guided Nature Hikes

When: March 13 & 14 | 9:30 a.m., 11 a.m., 1 p.m. & 2 p.m.

Where: The Riverwood Conservancy, MacEwan Field Station, 4190 Riverwood Park Lane

What: Celebrate spring’s arrival and the abundant wildlife of Mississauga with a guided nature hike through the beautiful trails of Riverwood.

Canadian Animal Skulls

When: March 15 | 9:30 a.m., 11 a.m. & 1 p.m.

Where: The Riverwood Conservancy, Chappell House, 4300 Riverwood Park Lane

What: Kids will love learning about Canadian animal skulls in this interactive presentation by Mark Mitro.

Details & Registration
March Break programs at The Riverwood Conservancy are designed for children 5+ and their parents or caregivers to explore the wonders of nature.

All children must be accompanied by an adult and registration is required. Click here to register for an event.

About The Riverwood Conservancy
The Riverwood Conservancy is a volunteer-based not-for-profit that provides programming in conservation, gardening, environmental education and volunteerism to the Mississauga community. The Riverwood Conservancy is located in Riverwood, a natural green space in the heart of the city [map] and is open 7 a.m. to 11 p.m. daily with free parking and admission. For more information about environmental education programs, events and how to make a donation, visit:TheRiverwoodConservancy.org.

The Riverwood Conservancy Receives Ontario Trillium Foundation Grant

Celebrated at the annual Riverwood Garden Soirée

 The Riverwood Conservancy (TRC) was recognized for its Ontario Trillium Foundation grant at the annual Riverwood Garden Soirée on Friday, June 9.

MPP Harinder Takhar and Ontario Trillium Foundation volunteer Linden King brought greetings at the event and recognized TRC as the recipient of a three-year, $218,300 Grow grant from the Ontario Trillium Foundation, to help expand on its Enabling Garden and its associated nature-based programs for children and youthwith special needs.

“The Riverwood Conservancy is very deserving of the Ontario Trillium Foundation Grow grant in the amount of $218,300,” said MPP Harinder Takhar. “The Riverwood Conservancy is a vital part of our community, using environmental education and discovery programming for different groups to bring thousands of people to Riverwood each year. The Ontario Trillium Foundation Grow grant will help expand more therapeutic, nature-based initiatives for over 300 children and youth facing barriers in developing strong emotional and social skills to develop these integral life skills.”

The Riverwood Garden Soirée was a great success with more than 200 guests in attendance, raising funds for TRC. Proceeds from the event support TRC community programs in environmental education, conservation stewardship, gardening, therapeutic horticulture and volunteerism.

“Not only was the Soirée a beautiful evening under the stars, it was incredibly beneficial for our programs,” said Douglas Markoff, Executive Director, TRC. “We take great pride in connecting people to nature and thanks to the generosity of our guests and patrons, we will continue to create memorable experiences at Riverwood.”

Event Highlights

  • The evening’s menu included a local asparagus and strawberry risotto courtesy of Capra’s Kitchen by celebrity Chef Massimo Capra
  • The live auction featured unique items, including a fly fishing adventure and a wheelbarrow full of hand-selected wines
  • Entertainment was provided by the talented local 10 piece band TaterVox

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An Evening Under the Stars with The Riverwood Conservancy

The Riverwood Garden Soirée takes place June 9

Enjoy an evening under the stars in support of The Riverwood Conservancy at The Riverwood Garden Soirée.

An enchanting evening fundraiser under the stars, surrounded by the beauty of Riverwood. Guests will enjoy delicious food, live entertainment, valet parking as well as live and silent auctions.

When:
Friday, June 9, 2017
6:30 to 11 p.m.

Where:
MacEwan Terrace Garden
Riverwood Park Lane
Mississauga, ON
Map

Tickets:
$170 per person or $1,220 for a table of eight
Purchase your ticket today

Event Highlights

  • MPP Harinder Takhar will recognize The Riverwood Conservancy as the recipient of a 2017 Ontario Trillium Foundation grant
  • The evening’s menu includes a local asparagus and strawberry risotto courtesy of Capra’s Kitchen by celebrity Chef Massimo Capra
  • The live auction features unique items including a trip to India, a fly fishing adventure and a wheelbarrow full of hand-selected wines
  • Entertainment will be provided by the talented local 10 piece band TaterVox

The Riverwood Garden Soirée is a wonderful opportunity to socialize with friends, enjoy the beauty of Riverwood and network, all for an excellent cause. Proceeds from the event will support TRC community programs in environmental education, conservation stewardship, gardening, therapeutic horticulture and volunteerism.

Sponsors for the Riverwood Garden Soiree include Capra’s Kitchen, Cooksville and Streetsville Hyundai (Proud members of The Humberview Group), Classical 96.3 FM, Scotia Wealth Management, Metal Works Production Group, Innovo Tax Advisors & CPAs, Rutherford Construction, Treeline Catering and EOE Group. For a full list of sponsors, visit our website.

About TRC

TRC is a volunteer-based not-for-profit that provides programming in stewardship, gardening, environmental education and volunteerism to the Mississauga community. TRC is located in Riverwood, a natural green space in the heart of the city [map] and is open 7 a.m. to 11 p.m. daily with free parking and admission.  For more information about environmental education programs, events and how to make a donation, visit: TheRiverwoodConservancy.org.