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Upcoming Events
National Public Works Week at Family Fun Day 

Visit Celebration Square on May 27, 2017 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. for Family Fun Day. Check out heavy equipment, watch demonstrations and visit booths to learn about what it takes to keep the city moving each day.  Click here for more details.
Streetsville Horticultural Society Plant Sale 

The Streetsville Horticultural Society is having their plant sale on Saturday May 27, 2017 from 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at the Leslie Log House located at 4415 Mississauga Rd.  Arrive early for best selection.  All plants are sourced locally, potted and ready to grow.  Got questions? Ask their garden experts! Milkweed for the monarchs!  They will also have gently used garden ornaments and mixed planters.  
NIED Eating Disorder Symposium 

NIED (National Initiative for Eating Disorders) is holding it's 58th FREE eating disorder symposium on Monday June 5, 2017 from 6:30 pm to 9 pm at The Salvation Army Erin Mills Church, 2460 The Collegway, Mississauga, ON L5L 1V3.   For Information, click here .
Older Adult EXPO 2017 
 
One week after my Seniors' Fair, seniors can also attend a free full-day expo hosted by the city.  The Expo is at the Hershey Centre on June 6, 2017 from 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. and includes fitness demonstrations, a  local seniors' talent show, and exhibits.  For more Information, click here .
Does Cycling Move You
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The City of Mississauga has kicked off Does Cycling Move You - a project that will update the Cycling Master Plan. As part of that process, the Active Transportation team will host drop-in open houses to seek public input on the future of cycling in our City.   Click here for more information.

Open House  #1
Wednesday June 21, 2017
3:30 p.m. - 7 p.m.
Living Arts Centre, BMO Room

Open House  #2
Wednesday September 27, 2017
3:30 p.m. - 7 p.m.
Living Arts Centre, BMO Room

Scouts Car Wash 

The 1st Meadowvale and 3rd Meadowvale Scout groups are holding a car wash fundraiser at Eden United Church, 3051 Battleford Rd on June 24, 2017 from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.   Funds raised assist them to attend the 2017 Canadian National Scout Jamboree in Nova Scotia.
Celebration Square  Events

Summer is back and Celebration Square is giving you 150+ reasons to celebrate! There are free events every weekend, all summer long including Canada Day.   For event listings click here.
Camp Ignite is Back to Help Teen Girls

For the second year-in-a-row, Mississauga Fire and Emergency Services (MFES) will introduce 20 teenaged girls to a potential career in fire service through their innovative weeklong experience, Camp Ignite from July 24 to 28.  Camp Ignite will show teen girls, ages 15 to 19, what a career in fire service could look like through participation in a number of real-world scenarios.  The application form can be found here . Applications will be accepted until Sunday, May 28, 2017.  
Canada 150:  Photography Exhibit "Why I Love Canada"

The Mississauga Camera Club invites you to attend an Opening Reception of its Exhibition PROUD TO BE CANADIAN:  OUR STORIES on Thursday, July 6, 2017
7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. at the Living Arts Centre Gallery 2nd floor.  Please RSVP to kay@kaywollam.com.
The annual Riders Against Hunger in support of Eden Food for Change takes place on Saturday August 19, 2017 at 8:00 am. 

The venue has changed this year to be held at the Garry W. Morden Centre. For event details, click here.
Click  here for the Meadowvale Theatre 
2017 / 2018 Theatre line-up.
Quick Links and Updates
Click above to see an overview of the latest census statistics released on Age, Sex, and Dwelling Type.  This 2016 Census bulletin is developed by staff at the Peel Data Centre. Further bulletins will be made available during this year as Census data is released by Statistics Canada.
Community organizations can request recognition either through a flag raising or lighting of the Civic Centre clock tower.  Click above for more info.
Click above to download the app.  Using a smartphone, residents can now report on five new issues under the "Report a Problem" button using the free mobile app Ping!:
  • Three hour parking violations on a City street
  • Abandoned shopping carts on private property
  • Damaged trees on City property
  • Dead/unhealthy trees on City property
  • Request pruning of a City owned tree
The City of Mississauga now offers property owners the convenience of viewing their interim and final property tax bills online through e-bill. Click above for more info.

Click above to download and print your schedule. You can also update your electronic calendar.  
    EFFC
Please remember to help those in need.
  The Dam
Please support the Dam Youth Drop-In by making a donation. 
Meadowvale Residents' Association - MRA

For information or to  get involved in the residents' association, please click here to send an email. 

You can also visit their website and like their Facebook page.

With members of the MRA
   Be A Donor
Help save the life of someone waiting for an organ. One donor could save 8 lives! 
returntotopMay 24, 2017
Dear Neighbour:

Dear Neighbour:

Welcome to my second Ward 9 newsletter for May 2017.  It is a busy time of year and there is a lot going on int he community and at city hall and the region. 

I hope you will join me at some of the upcoming events.  First on June 1 to kick off Seniors' Month in Mississauga, you are all welcome to visit my 5th Annual Seniors' Fair.  This is a popular event and I am pleased that this year we have grown to over 45 exhibits.  As always there will be refreshments and it is all free. 

Then on Saturday June 3, I will be joining the community at the annual Lake Wabukayne Park Stewardship Day.  This community group has done so much to educate and inspire us all about the beauty that is Lake Wabukayne and I know they have a great day planned for all ages. Information for both these events is below.

It is also a busy time of year for road works and I have posted updates in this newsletter on what's going on in the Ward 9 community and beyond.  Thank you as always for your patience.

Finally I would like to offer condolences to the families of Jean Hill, Jim Fowler and Betty McGeach who passed away over the last month.  I knew them all and they were warm giving people who contributed much to the well being of our community in various ways.  They will be missed.

In the event that you are unable to view this e-newsletter please note that there is always a link on the front page of my website  www.ward9.ca .

As always, my staff and I are here to help you with any City or Regional issues.  Just send me an email to  pat.saito@mississauga.ca or call  905-896-5900 and check the Ward 9 website at  www.ward9.ca for ongoing updates.



Join me at Ward 9 5th Annual Seniors' Fair
 
  
My 5th Annual Seniors' Fair kicks off Seniors Month on Thursday June 1, 2017 from 10:00 am to 12 noon at the Meadowvale Community Centre, 6655 Glen Erin Drive.

This year I have more than 45 agencies and organizations on hand to provide lots of information of interest to seniors. If you need a break between exhibits, sit down and enjoy some coffee or tea courtesy of Meadowvale Tim Hortons along with a cookie or treat. It is all FREE and everyone is welcome. 
Lake Wabukayne Park Stewardship Day
 
   
The Friends of Lake Wabukayne are hosting their annual park day on Saturday June 3, 2017 from 11:00 am to 1:00 pm. 

Please come out and join me and the Friends of Lake Wabukayne and learn about this jewel in the heart of Meadowvale.  There will be a FREE BBQ and FREE popcorn.
 
Lake Wabukayne is located at the northwest corner of Erin Mills Parkway and Britannia Rd.  
Volunteers Needed
 
  
Lake Wabukayne Park Stewardship Day
Saturday June 3, 2017
Lake Wabukayne
11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Arrive at 10:00 am to help with set up.  The event ends at 1:00 pm and you are asked to stay until 1:30 pm/2:00 pm for tear down.  Volunteers are needed to set up tents, sit at the Ward 9 Information table, to hand out promotional items and to make popcorn and hand it out to residents who are attending the event.

Please contact my assistant Luisa at luisa.morrone@mississauga.ca if you are able to help out. 
Protect Against Lyme Disease   
 
Lyme Disease is spread by black legged deer ticks and it can be very dangerous to both humans and pets.  Click here for information posted on the Canadian Lyme Disease Foundation website.

There is a much larger population of ticks already in evidence this year including in some local parks.  Ticks have been reported at Lake Wabukayne already.

Please make sure that you protect your family and pets by taking the proper precaution.  
Be cautious in wooded and grassy areas and check yourselves and your pets for ticks.

Please report all ticks to Peel Health as they will note locations and will drag the area and test for type.  Click here to get more information on Peel Health's role and here for information from Animal Services.
Erin Centre Blvd Closed in May   
 
This is a reminder that Erin Centre Blvd. between Winston Churchill and Coldspring Way continues to be closed. This is for installation of  water and sewer pipes to serve the new seniors' buildings at the Village of Erin Meadows.  The road is expected to reopen by June 9. 
 
For detailed information click here and for MiWay service detours, click here .
West Trunk Well drilling immediately north of the Erin Mills Pkwy and Britannia Rd intersection  
 
Work continues on the Region of Peel construction of a large diameter trunk sanitary sewer along Erin Mills Parkway. The contractor is currently mining in both north and south directions from the tunnel shaft located at Erin Mills Parkway and Windwood Drive. 

The excavation of the tunnel going north is approximately 67% complete. The excavation of the tunnel going south is approximately 87% complete. We anticipate completion of the mining work from this tunnel shaft by late Summer/early Fall of 2017.  The contractor is not blocking any lanes at this time and we have asked that all the lanes remain open unless it is absolutely required.
Update on sewer installation on Erin Mills Pkwy near Britannia Rd
 
Work continues on the Region of Peel construction of a large diameter trunk sanitary sewer along Erin Mills Parkway. The contractor is currently mining in both north and south directions from the tunnel shaft located at Erin Mills Parkway and Windwood Drive. 
 
The excavation of the tunnel going north is approximately 67% complete. The excavation of the tunnel going south is approximately 87% complete. We anticipate completion of the mining work from this tunnel shaft by late Summer/early Fall of 2017.  The contractor is not blocking any lanes at this time and we have asked that all the lanes remain open unless it is absolutely required.
Britannia Road Watermain Replacement and Road Resurfacing Winston Churchill Blvd to Erin Mills Pkwy  
 
The Region of Peel is replacing watermains and resurfacing Britannia Road West from Winston Churchill Boulevard to Erin Mills Parkway.  The work started at the end of March 2017 and is anticipated to be completed by November 2017.
 
This work will also include removing and replacing curbs, adding sidewalks and a multi-use trail, and installing a low impact development (environmentally friendly) storm sewer system.  Click here for more information. 
Mississauga's Online Construction Map   
 
On May 8th the city rolled out the online construction map which showcases the City's project information, as well as the Region of Peel and Ministry of Transportation construction work.
 
Click here to see the construction map.


Freedom Pass for Students
 
 
 
  
Are you 12 - 14 years old? Would you like to travel on MiWay for free this summer? How about free public swimming at both indoor and outdoor pools? Then you need a Freedom Pass! The Freedom Pass allows students to ride for free on MiWay within Mississauga and free participation in public swims at City operated pools from July 1 to August 31, 2016. 

All you have to do is click here or go to any City of Mississauga community centre to complete an application form, then submit your completed form in person at your local community center (along with one piece of identification) and have your photo taken to create your personalized pass. For more information click here.
Play In The Park in Union Park 
 
I am very excited that the Ward 9 Play in the Park program will be offered this summer at Union Park.   
This is a FREE drop in program for children ages 6-12.  The program runs week days from 9 a.m. to 12 noon starting July 3 to September 1. Union Park is on the northeast corner of Aquitaine and Tenth Line.  For Information, click here .
Settler's Green Park Redevelopment
 
The playground redevelopment and soccer field relocation at Settler's Green Park began on Tuesday, May 23 and will take approximately twenty (20) days to complete.  

If you have any questions regarding this project please contact Bill Montague, Project Manager in Community Services at william.montague@mississauga.ca or (905) 615-3200 ext. 3676. The existing ball diamond will be permanently removed. The soccer field will remain closed this year to allow for the turfgrass to establish and will reopen for the 2018 season.   The new playground at Settler's Green Park is expected to be completed and re-open no later than June 7, 2017. 
Bell Harbour Park Redevelopment
 
The playground redevelopment at Bell Harbour Park began on Friday, May 19 and will take approximately fifteen (15) days to complete.   

If you have any questions, please contact Bill Montague, Project Manager in Community Services at (905) 615-3200 ext. 3676 or  william.montague@mississauga.ca.  The new playground at Bell Harbour Park is expected to be completed and re-open no later than June 5, 2017.
Region of Peel Free Paper Shredding 
 
  
The region is offering free confidential paper shredding where you can take unbound paper, such as taxes, bills, income statements and personal information on June 24, 2017 between 8:30 am and 4:30 pm to the Fewster Community Recycling Centre at 1126 Fewster Dr. 
2017 Housing Guide for Older Adults 
 
  
The region has released the 2017 Housing Guide for Older Adults.  This booklet is a great resource guide for caregivers, assisting them with navigating information to determine what options are available for their aging parents.  Click here to access the guide.
Mississauga - Largest Municipality in Canada to Achieve HIGH FIVE® Accreditation
 
  
I am very proud that our city received its HIGH FIVE® Accreditation from Parks and Recreation Ontario (PRO). HIGH FIVE is Canada's only national accreditation framework that promotes quality standards for children's sports and recreation. It offers a holistic approach to child development based on years of research and validated by experts in related fields.

We want to ensure that our children and youth have the best trained instructors and leaders possible and we have achieved that through this training and accreditation.

For more information about the City's sports and recreational programs and activities, visit mississauga.ca/recreation.
Call for Cyclist Nominations     
 
Do you know a keen cyclist who promotes cycling or active transportation in their local community or across our city? Mississauga's Cycling Advisory Committee (MCAC) is calling out to our community to nominate cycling advocates for the Phil Green Recognition Award. The award is presented by the MCAC to a resident or group of residents who have promoted or furthered cycling or other forms of active transportation in the City of Mississauga in 2016.   Nomination deadline - Wednesday, May 31, 2017.

Nominations will be reviewed by the MCAC and the committee will select the winning candidate. The winner will receive the award at a City Council meeting. For more information on the Phil Green Recognition Award, visit the Mississauga Cycling Advisory Committee site.
2018 Ontario 55+ Games   
 
I am pleased to announce that I have been appointed by Council to the Host Committee for the 2018 Ontario 55+ Games which are coming to Mississauga next year. I am also pleased to announce that our Co-Chairs will be former Mayor Hazel McCallion and Ward 9 resident and volunteer Dianne Kalenchuk.  I know that with their guidance and leadership we will put on a great show.   
The Games are a multi-sport event promoting active living and showcasing the best participants 55 years of age and older from across the province. About 1,400 athletes and officials are expected to participate and we look forward to welcoming them to Mississauga and helping to further build our tourism industry.
 
The Games will showcase a variety of events throughout Mississauga over three days. Events include cycling,  slo-pitch, pickleball, swimming, golfing, tennis, bocce, lawn bowling and dart competitions.
Tell us what Community Services you want
 
 
  
Council and staff have embarked on the planning for the next  five to 10 years for the our Culture, Recreation, Parks & Forestry, Library and Fire & Emergency Services.

If you have an idea about a library program, a City-owned recreation facility or something you'd like to see at a local park, please share it with us.


As Mississauga continues to grow, so does the number of residents using City-run programs, services and facilities.  It's important to understand what the community sees as priorities so we can ensure we continue to meet their needs now and in the future.

  • What services are most important to you?
  • What are your expectations for these services?
  • Which services are you happy with?
  • What do you feel needs to change?
  • What are some new things you'd like to see in the future?
For more information about how to provide feedback, visit mississauga.ca/yourfuture .
Neighbourhood Watch Program
 
 
  
Safe City Mississauga's Neighbourhood Watch is a no-cost program to educate residents and mobilize communities for the purpose of crime prevention. 

Neighbourhoods are safest when people know who their neighbours are and this program is an excellent way to get your neighbours working together, staying in contact and having fun.   Click here for more information.
Anniversary/Birthday Congratulations

If you know someone who is celebrating a milestone birthday or anniversary please contact me at 905-896-5900 or at pat.saito@mississauga.ca and I would be pleased to send a letter of congratulations and a small gift to commemorate the special event.
PAT IN THE COMMUNITY
Mural Painting at Union Park 
 
Thank you to all the residents of all ages who joined me and staff at Union Park on May 13 to paint murals on the huts and skateboard park.   This was part of our Canada 150 celebrations.

The view from Tenth Line of the Canada 150 logo is beautiful so take time to go and view them. 
 
I also want to thank the young artists Aiden, Adrian and Caitlin who designed the artwork for the murals which also relate to the history and current use of Union Park.
 
Lastly, a big thank you to Shannon Pecore of Domino's Pizza located in Meadowvale at Winston Churchill Blvd and Aquitaine Ave for donating pizza for all the volunteers.
 
Tree Planting at Union Park 
 
Union Park was full of activity on May 13th as alongside residents painting murals were members of Sree Narayana Association Toronto.  SNA Toronto planted 250 trees that day.  Many thanks to this wonderful organisation for helping the city in it's efforts to plant one million trees!
Spring Fair at Maple Wood Public School 
 
I was delighted to spend time at Maple Wood Public School on May 12th at their "Leader In Me" Spring Fair.   I always enjoy spending time with students and listening to their presentations.  The fair is a great way to instill  confidence and learning in our young people who are the leaders of tomorrow.
Mississauga Marathon
 
The cold weather didn't stop thousands of runners and walkers from participating in the Mississauga Marathon on May 7.

I was at the start line for 7 am to send the runners off and was at the finish line to greet them at the end.  I am very proud of my daughter-in-law Kelly who ran the half marathon.   
  
Councillor Pat Saito | 905-896-5900 | pat.saito@mississauga.ca | http://www.ward9.ca
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