Malton Black Development Association’s 3rd Annual Multi Media Youth Gallery Exhibit premiers

Friday, May 6, 2016 at The Malton Community Centre @ 6:30pm – Featuring the work and talents of local youth at the Malton Community Centre in the heart of Malton

This May, Malton Youth will take part in a celebration of creative expression and will showcase simultaneous artistic talents during a Multi Media Gallery exhibit.

All works and talents exhibited at the event are executed by youth aged 13-25, celebrating a broad range of disciplines, from the traditional (like dancing, theatre and painting) to the inventive (like cooking, gardening and beatboxing). Organized by the Malton Black Development Association (MBDA), this one night event will provide opportunities for young people to express and exchange ideas, celebrate talents, get excited about the arts and get engaged with their community. This evening of culture will bring the art community together to offer both the uninitiated and devoted art lovers an accessible and exciting night of contemporary art. This is an opportunity to celebrate and showcase Malton’s growing art community and our team’s commitment to arts and culture. Drop in and experience a multitude of art forms at your leisure.

Malton Black Development Association was created over 30 years ago as a result of newcomer parents being concerned about the challenges their children were experiencing adapting to the Canadian educational system. Thirty years later our mission remains the same; reaching out to children of all backgrounds and ensuring that they have the tools to succeed in life. The demand for supporting children and youth is even more pressing today.

For information, please contact:

Contact: Clovalyn Wilson | MBDA
Celia Wilson | Secretary | MBDA


MISSISSAUGA, ON – It’s time to let your hair down and make some noise! Windmill Theatre Productions Inc. is pleased to announce tickets are now on sale for “Music of the 70’s – A Creative Decade“. Back by popular demand, the musical presentation will take place on May 6 and 7, 2016 at The Great Hall located at 84 South Service Rd (QEW and Hwy 10) Mississauga.The Windmill singers are set to perform a vibrant tribute to this unforgettable era.
“We rocked the roof off last May with the 60’s Music,” explains Artistic Director Brian Pritchard. “We fully expect the same to happen when we present The Music of the 70’s. When you consider the ton of material available who could resist grooving the night away. We’re going back to an era when the creative juices were really flowing with a constant source of great music. The key words are fun and singing along and the joy of remembering those days when it all happened. So, let’s have a ball. It’s the 70’s time to come alive!”

Music of the 70’s features a powerhouse cast of vocalists including Kevin Baker, Heidi Cyfko, Raylin Marcotte, Blair Barnsdale, Heather Brissenden, Sarah DaCunha, Lindsay Rolland-Mills, Chris Burke, Jason Hales, John Stephen and Erin Boyle under the musical direction of Joshua Tamayo. The show will also feature Dave Barnes on guitar, Alex Furlott on bass and Fraser McEvoy on drums.
Don’t miss this unforgettable salute to 70’s music! Tickets are $30 and may be purchased on the Windmill website, by emailing windmilltheatre@mail.comor by calling 905-483-5702.
ABOUT WINDMILL THEATRE: Based in Port Credit, Mississauga, Windmill Theatre is a flourishing theatrical organization known for its innovative cabaret performances. The Windmill Theatre stage has served as a launch for numerous prominent Canadian artists including Darryn De Souza (Musical Arranger for The Tenors), Evan Alexander Smith (Broadway and Shaw Festival), Brianna Palmer (Wizard of Oz National Tour). Please visit for more details.
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Mississauga Youth Participate in Rebel16

From May 1 to 7 the City of Mississauga is hosting its annual Rebel campaign. The campaign empowers youth ages 13 to 30 to get involved and make a difference within their community through music, film, the arts, culture and sport. Rebel16 features free drop-ins, workshops, events and activities all created by youth for youth.

Rebel16 Event Highlights

  • Saturday, April 30 from 4 to 7 p.m.: Pre-conference workshop with Ink Movement at Benares Historic House.
  • Sunday, May 1 at noon: Rebel16 free kickoff event at Clarkson Community Centre and Library – enjoy live performances, foodand activities.
  • Monday, May 2 at 10:30 a.m.: More than 1,700 students from across Peel will participate in Ontario Summer Games (OSG) 101 at Mississauga Celebration Square – a countdown to the Games. The event also marks Music Monday, an annual celebration that connects youth across the country to celebrate the gift of music. Students will get the chance to sing along to We are One, the Music Monday anthem which will be sung across the country.
  • Monday, May 2 to Thursday, May 5 from 3 to 5:30 p.m.: Youth artists will perform at 10 City community centres in the Rebel Lounge.
  • Wednesday, May 4 at 6 p.m.: Film presentation and online expressive activity (open to all) targeted to Aboriginal Youth at Benares Visitor Centre.
  • Thursday, May 5 at 6 p.m.: Meadowvale Theatre is hosting a technical workshop for youth who want to learn how to set up a band on stage with lighting and sound.
  • Sunday, May 1 to Saturday, May 7: Mississauga libraries are offering a variety of Rebel16 programs for youth throughout the week.

For a full list of all Rebel16 events and activities, please visit: To get involved in Rebel16 week, email Also follow @SaugaYouth on Twitter and Instagram and use the hashtag #Rebel16.

Poetry Challenge Accepted and City’s First Youth Poet Laureate Announced

The City’s first Youth Poet Laureate was announced during General Committee this morning marking the beginning of National Poetry Month.

Rebecca Zseder, 17, will represent the City as Mississauga’s literary ambassador for youth. The objective of the Youth Poet Laureate is to elevate the status of poetry, literary arts and young writers through the development of a community youth poetry event or project.

“On behalf of the City of Mississauga and Members of Council, we would like to congratulate Rebecca Zseder on becoming our community’s inaugural Youth Poet Laureate,” said Mayor Bonnie Crombie. “To help mark this celebrated occasion, Mississauga is participating in Calgary Mayor Naheed Nenshi’s Mayor’s Poetry City Challenge, a national initiative to promote the art of poetry.”

Zseder, a grade 12 student at St. Marcellinus Secondary School, was chosen for the honorary position because of her talent in spoken word. Her poetry includes topics that are important to the residents of Mississauga.

“Rebecca’s role with engaging and empowering youth through poetry and the literary arts reflects the important leadership role that youth will play in shaping Mississauga’s cultural future,” said Paul Damaso, Director, Culture Division, City of Mississauga.

Anna Yin was announced as the City’s first Poet Laureate in June 2015. Since her introduction, she has participated in city-wide events including Canada Day, Remembrance Day and the Mayor’s New Year’s Levee.

Zseder read a poem entitled Sincerely, Poet during today’s General Committee meeting. Her next appearance will be for Music Monday at Celebration Square on May 2 during the countdown event for the Mississauga 2016 Ontario Summer Games.

Zseder will receive a $1,500 honorarium for serving a one year term as the Youth Poet Laureate beginning in April.

Mayor’s Poetry City Challenge

Both Zseder and Yin read poems at General Committee today in response to a poetry challenge issued to Mayor Bonnie Crombie by Mayor Naheed Nenshi from the City of Calgary.

Nenshi challenged mayors across Canada to have local poets read poems during a Council meeting this month as April marks National Poetry Month.

The purpose of the challenge is to recognize poetry, writing, small presses and the contribution of poets and all writers to the quality of life in our communities.

“Mississauga is doing its part to raise awareness about the importance of poetry and by recognizing how important local talented artists, a thriving arts scene and creative industries are to city-building,” added Mayor Crombie.

Rebecca Zseder Biography

Rebecca Zseder is a Grade 12 student currently enrolled in the Specialist High Skills Major Arts and Culture program at St. Marcellinus Secondary School. In 2012 she was the Canadian Women’s League Regional Public Speaking Champion for Peel Region and the Provincial Public Speaking Runner-Up for Ontario. In that same year she was also both the Regional and National Champion at the Canadian Improv Games. Most recently, Rebecca was the recipient of a Sears Ontario Drama Festival Award of Outstanding Merit for writing.

Mississauga Offers Property to Habitat for Humanity

The City of Mississauga is moving forward on affordable housing in partnership with Habitat for Humanity to build two semi-detached homes with legal basement apartments on a vacant property to accommodate eight households in total.

The property is a former fire station located at 3136 Victory Crescent in Malton.

“Mississauga’s partnership with Habitat for Humanity demonstrates the City’s commitment to finding ways to increase the supply of affordable ownership and rental housing in the city,” said Mayor Bonnie Crombie. “Affordable housing is a priority identified in the City’s Strategic Plan, and we will continue to work toward meeting the demands of our growing population.”

Habitat for Humanity will be responsible for demolishing the fire station, debris removal, decommissioning the oil tank onsite and for all building permits and development charges. It will receive the property for $2.

“Bold, creative actions are needed to help address the critical shortage of affordable housing in Mississauga, including the Malton community,” said Councillor Carolyn Parrish, Ward 5. “The City’s efforts with Habitat for Humanity will result in an affordable place to live for up to eight families, generate revenue through property taxes and add families to a very welcoming neighbourhood.”

The City of Mississauga is developing an affordable housing program in collaboration with the Region of Peel, the provincial and federal governments and other private and public sector organizations. The program is expected to be established by the end of 2016.