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Ward 9 Councillor's Report March  2014 - Vol 9

Dear Neighbour:
Hopefully we are coming closer to seeing spring come to the city as I know we are all tired of this long, cold winter weather.  

There were lots of events happening in the ward and the city in the past month and lots more coming up as we head into spring.

Thanks to the Mississauga Steelheads who provided free hockey tickets to Ward 9 Night on February 28th.  I was proud to host over 650 Ward 9 residents at the game! 


Our next big event in the Ward is the three days of celebrations planned for Meadowvale Theatre's 25th Anniversary in April.  I hope you will be able to join me and members of the Meadowvale Theatre Advisory Board.  

The celebration starts on Friday April 25th with a free event for youth.  "Sauga Stars" will showcase Mississauga's leading youth artists and the evening is being hosted by punk rock band Billy Talent.  On Saturday night, Meadowavle's own stage actress Lisa Horner will host a gala celebration of 25 years of theatre.  On Sunday, April 27th, we are hosting an Open House with my Free BBQ and popcorn along with children's activities, games and much more including a special anniversary cake. You can find information about all three events in the "Ward 9 News" section in this newsletter and online at www.mt25anniversary.com.

Remember to check the Ward 9 website at www.ward9.ca for more events and information on what's going in in our community.



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Ward Meetings


Islamic Centre Proposal


The formal public meeting for the Meadowvale Islamic Centre application will be held on March 24th at 7:00 p.m at the Planning and Development Committee meeting at City Hall in the Council Chamber.  

At that time, Council will hear the proposal and also receive all comments that have been emailed to date.  Residents are invited to attend the meeting and speak to the application also.  


For further information please visit the Ward 9 website at www.ward9.ca



Apartment Buildings at 2700 Aquitaine Ave


This application is to construct three apartment buildings at 2700 Aquitaine Avenue.   
The formal Public Meeting will be held on April 14th at 7:00 pm at the Planning and Development Committee meeting at City Hall in the Council Chamber.


At that time, Council will hear the proposal and also receive all comments that have been emailed to date.  Residents are invited to attend the meeting and speak to the application also.  


For further information please visit the Ward 9 website at www.ward9.ca


Ward 9 News

Come Celebrate Meadowvale Theatre's 25th Anniversary!




The Meadowvale Theatre will be celebrating 25 years of amazing community theatre on April 25, 26 and 27 with three days of exciting activities and entertainment.  For full details click here.


Friday, April 25 

A Celebration of Youth Talent, "Ssauga Stars!"FREE, a printed ticket is required for entry.  hosted by internationally recognized, multi-platinum punk rock band Billy Talent whose four members grew up in Meadowvale, attended Mount Carmel and got their start here. The "Sauga Stars" event which is FREE for youth, showcases Mississauga's leading youth artists with an exceptional lineup of performances. Click here to get your FREE tickets.


Saturday, April 26

Musical Theatre Performances and reception. "A Sterling Night" Tickets $35.

The night starts with a champagne reception and then talented homegrown stage actress Lisa Horner will host the "Cavalcade of Entertainment: Music, Dance and Magic" featuring an exceptional lineup of local Mississauga artists ranging in age from six to eighty-eight which celebrates talent that has adorned the Meadowvale stage for 25 years.  Performers include Spritzer, a very talented quartet that recently placed 8th in the world Sweet Adeline competition in Hawaii.  Some well known tunes will be performed such as "Impossible dream", "Matilda" and "Smile" from Annie.  Click here to purchase your tickets.


Sunday, April 27

There will be an Open House on Sunday from 12:00 noon to 4:00 pm.  Come and enjoy theatrical live performances, face painting, a FREE BBQ and popcorn plus children's activities, games and lots of other fun activities.  


I look forward to seeing you - come join in the celebrations!  

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Eden Community Food Bank's Fresh Product Box Program


Eden Community Food Bank is offering residents a great way to support the food bank and buy fresh fruit and vegetables.


This program is intended to  encourage everyone to eat healthier by increasing the amount of fresh produce coming into your homes.


Every Friday morning the food bank buys fresh fruit and vegetables from farmers and distributors at The Ontario Food Terminal at less than wholesale prices. The prices are very low and these savings are passed on to anyone interested.


There are two sizes of boxes: $10.00 (at this time of the year, it probably represents $20-$30 of produce, based on grocery store prices) and $20.00 (approximately $40-$65 in the supermarket)


To order your fresh produce box, email freshproducebox@edenfoodbank.org each week.  Orders must be received no later than Thursdays at 5:00 pm.


A volunteer will email you a confirmation on the Thursday afternoon. Pick-up is Friday afternoon at 3185 Unity Drive from noon-4pm. If you can organise an order of over 15 boxes, please contact Eden about the possibility of delivery.



For more information, please click here.  

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MiWay now on Twitter


MiWay riders can now get up to date information on the new twitter account @MiWayHelps.  


The addition of a Twitter account will enhance the customer service experience at MiWay and offer customers another way to provide input, ask questions or request information.


The MiWay Customer Service team will monitor and respond to tweets on the new Twitter channel @MiWayHelps from Monday to Friday 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. 


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On-line Radio Station for, about and by People with Disabilities


As a member of the City's Accessibility Committee, I am so pleased to announce that Mississauga is home to Canada's first 24/7 on-line radio station for, about and by people with disabilities, called Voices 4 Ability (V4A), which is now on air.  


Founder, and Mississauga resident, Melanie Taddeo is proud to provide Voices 4 Ability radio "a voice for people of all abilities". It is a mix of music and talk radio touching on topics of interest to them including accessibility and inclusion.


The V4A talk radio shows are on various topics such as accessibility, employment, breaking down barriers, relationships, advocacy, and barrier free living just to name a few. V4A will be highlighting people and organizations that have made a difference and will provide a resource for people with disabilities  and their families, caregivers, service providers, the aging population and many others.


Listen to V4A radio station at www.voices4ability.com and contact them at info@voices4ability.com  to submit questions, suggestions for a great interview/talk show or request information. To advertise on V4A radio station, or its website, please contact Carol-Ann Chafe:  carol-ann@voices4ability.com.  


To find out about Connect 4 Life and the programs to be offered there go to http://connect4life.ca/ or email:  info@connect4life.ca.  You can contact Melanie Taddeo, Founder/President of Voices 4 Ability Radio/Connect 4 Life at (647) 454-1252.

Peel Multicultural Centre to start Senior's Services in April


The Peel Multicultural Centre located on Turner Valley Road in Meadowvale starts its seniors program, funded through the 
New Horizons For Seniors Program (NHSP) next month (April). 

NHSP is a federal Grants and Contributions program that supports projects led or inspired by seniors 
who make a difference in the lives of others and in their communities. 
PMC's NHSP project will focus on supporting the social participation and inclusion of seniors.  PMC's project will support social participation and inclusion of immigrant seniors by teaching computer based social networking skills such as Facebook, Skype and Whatsapp etc.. The project will also help enhance their digital photography, event management, report writing and inter cultural relationship building skills.  For more information please call PMC at 905-819-1144 or visit their website at http://peelmc.ca/.
Peel Multicultural Centre offering Free Income Tax Clinic


The Peel Multicultural Centre is offering a free income tax clinic from March 7th to April 30th.


The clinic is for newcomers, low income individuals/families, individuals receiving social assistance, students and seniors.


Single person...............up to $30,000

Couple..........................up to $40,000

One adult with child......up to $35,000


To book an appointment call 905-819-1144.

Snow Clearing


To stay up to date on snow clearing services,check the City website by clicking here. 


You can follow @MississaugaSnow on Twitter for updates.  


You can also call our Information Snow Line 905-615-SNOW (7669) to hear recorded information about our winter maintenance services and updates during a snow event, available 24/7.



Anniversary/Birthday Congratulations



If you know someone who is celebrating a milestone birthday or wedding anniversary please contact me at 905-896-5900 or email me at 

pat.saito@mississauga.ca and I would be pleased to send a letter of recognition and a small gift to commemorate the special occasion.   


As well, if you would like a city plaque from the Mayor to commemorate the special occasion, please click here for information on how to arrange for one.


Celebrations this month

Alma Ruth Sparks                  85th Birthday

Sastri Sadasivan                    65th Birthday

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Ward 9 Activities
Celebrating Hazel's 93rd Birthday at Summit Garden
My husband Ron and I with the birthday girl
Hazel celebrating with well wishers

The Mississauga Chinese Centre hosted the Mayor's annual birthday party on Monday, February 10th at Summit Garden Chinese Cuisine.  As you can see the Mayor had a great time as did my husband Ron and I.


Celebrating Hazel's Birthday at Council


I was pleased to present the Mayor with a bouquet of flowers at the February 12th Council meeting from all of us on Council to celebrate her 93rd birthday which was on February 14th. 


Such a pleasure to recognize a wonderful lady. 


Buffalo Wild Wings - Blazin' Wing Challenge


On February 12th I joined members of the Mississauga Steelheads, Peel Regional Police and Mississauga Firefighters as they competed in the Buffalo Wild Wings Blazin' Wing Challenge.  

Customers at our Buffalo Wild Wings at Argentia and Winston Churchill watched and cheered on as each contestant had to eat 10 very hot, spicy wings in the shortest time possible.  

The event was in support of Camp Bucko a camp open to burn survivors between the ages of 7-17.The Peel Regional Police team was the eventual winner.  Click here for information about Camp Bucko.
The Mississauga Firefighter and Steelheads Teams
With Peel Regional Police team 

Meadowvale Community Centre Update


Thanks to all who attended my Open House on February 26 to show the plans for the Meadowvale Community Centre renovations.  Everyone who attended was very excited to see what a great facility we will have once it is completed in 2016.  


The MCC is still on schedule to close for renovations in July of 2014 when River Grove Community Centre re-opens.   


The renovations will allow us to provide more recreation programs while updating and replacing some of the building's systems that were reaching an age where they would have to be replaced.


As well, Meadowvale Library will be moved to the community centre from the nearby Meadowvale Town Centre. The community centre will have a larger fitness area, new meeting rooms and program space, a new gym and a new therapeutic pool.  It will also have a teaching kitchen and will start offering cooking classes.  


 Please check my website at ward9.ca to see the plans.  

Ward 9 Night at the Steelheads!! 


February 28th was Ward 9 Night at the Steelheads game against the Oshawa Generals.  I co-hosted the evening with the Steelheads and was pleased to see so many Ward 9 residents.  In fact there were 650 of us and we filled an entire section!   It was wonderful to see so many families enjoying a night out and cheering on our Mississauga OHL team!!     
I hope that you will continue to support our local OHL team and get out to see them play if not this season then next season.  The Steelheads have made the playoffs and are playing the Oshawa Generals starting on Friday March 21st in Oshawa. Game 2 of this playoff series will be at the Hershey Centre on Sunday March 23rd, game time is 6:05 pm.  To purchase tickets click here.  Please bookmark the team website for updates at http://mississaugasteelheads.com/.
Cable 10 Interview


I had the pleasure of taping a Rogers TV show on seniors and accessibility with Diana Simpson, City Accessibility Coordinator and host Calah Brooks.


The show aired on March 11 and 12 on Cable 10.



Upcoming Events

Erin Meadows Community Centre's Chill Zone


If you are a youth in grades 8-12, stop by Erin Meadows Community Centre in the  Multi-Purpose Room A&B every Friday night between 3:30 pm - 7:00 pm for the Chill Zone!


It's a great way to meet new people in the area as well as enjoy many great activities! You can play ping pong, video games, board games or just chill out. And the best part... Admission is free! 


The Erin Meadows Community Centre is located at 2800 Erin Centre Blvd.  The Friday night chill zone is organized by youth for youth.



Have Your Say For The New Season
Saturday April 5th from 11:00 am - 1:00 pm: 

Farm and Market Kick-Off Meeting at the Daniels Presentation Center.  


Grow at The Backyard
Sunday April 13th from 10:00 am - 12:00 noon: 

Farmers & Growers Meeting

Urban Farm and Market Strategic Meeting 

Saturday May 10th from 11:00 am - 1:00 pm: 


The Backyard Farm and Market is located at the North / East corner of Eglinton and Ein Mills Parkway.  To RSVP for the above events please send an email to hayes@gardenjane.com

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This is a very big year for the Mississauga Festival Choir as they celebrate the 30th anniversary.


There are two upcoming chances to hear this great choir in action. The ground-breaking 27-voice MFC Chamber Choir has a Concert on Saturday, March 29th, at First United Church, Port Credit

To purchase tickets please click here.


The Gala Anniversary Concert in Hammerson Hall at the Living Arts Centre is on Friday, May 2nd. This will be the first time that the choir has performed in the large Hammerson Hall.


The Gala concert will include a wonderful repertoire of song spanning the 30 years, with an audience friendly combination of much-loved folk, pop, sacred, and a newly-composed commission piece. Guest performers will include Canada's great opera diva and comedienne, Mary Lou Fallis, and her equally comedic accompanist, Peter Tiefenbach, along with top-notch soloists from the choir.


Tickets for the gala may be ordered by clicking here. There is free underground parking at the Living Arts Centre.


Eden Daycare Open House 


Eden Daycare is holding an Open House for the community on Tuesday April 29th from 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm. 


With the changes due to full day kindergarten the daycare no longer has long waiting lists so if you are looking for day care, come out and find out more.  Please visit their website  at http://eden-daycare.com/ for more information.


Eden Daycare is located at 3041 Battleford Road.  You may contact them by email at info@eden-daycare.com or call 905-824-5153. 

Mississauga Marathon
With my grandson Dylan and Mayor McCallion at last years' Marathon
The starting line at the
2013 Mississauga Marathon



One of Mississauga's most popular events, the Mississauga Marathon, happens on May 2 - 4, 2014.  I did the 5K last year with my grandson and had a wonderful time and have a lovely medal and certificate as a memento of the event.


There is "A Run for Everyone" with a activities for all ages and all athletic abilities including the full  Marathon, Petrillo Law Relay Challenge, Recharge with Milk Half Marathon, Valeant Pharmaceuticals 10K, 10K Student Relay, Starbucks Coffee Hazel 5K and even a SUBWAYRestaurants2K Fun Run/Walk.  There is also a Mississauga Marathon Runner's Expo at the Port Credit Memorial Arena.


This year I will participate once again and will walk on behalf of Guts to Run which raises money for the Crohn's and Colitis Foundation of Canada.  For information on how to join the Guts to Run Team please click here.  I look forward to having you join me!


The Marathon is a Boston Marathon qualifier, all courses are downhill and along beautiful waterfront trails.  There are free shuttle buses, free baggage check, and free parking on Race Weekend and a live band at the finish area on both race days. There are also bonus offers exclusive to all 2014 Mississauga Marathon registrants and individual stunning finishers' medal which are unique for each distance.


Runners, walkers, spectators, volunteers and Mississauga residents are all invited to join in the fun of Race Weekend!


For more information, please visit: www.mississaugamarathon.com.

Lake Wabukayne Park Stewardship Day


On Saturday May 31st members of the Lake Wabukayne Stewardship committee and I will be hosting the Lake Wabukayne Park Stewardshp Day from 11:00 am- 1:00 pm.  


Please come out and enjoy free popcorn, a free BBQ and learn about this jewel in the heart of Meadowvale. There will be information displays such as City of Mississauga Security, Region of Peel Waste Management and much more.


The lake is located northwest of Erin Mills Parkway and Brittania Rd W.


Many thanks to all who keep an eye on the lake and who continue to be stewards of the park and lake area by notifying me and City staff of any issues.

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With Lois and Bernard Jordaan
at last years' Seniors Fair
Ward 9 Second Annual Seniors' Fair


I am hosting my second annual Seniors' Fair on Tuesday June 10, 2014 from 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm at the Meadowvale Community Centre in the Village Room.  


There will be interactive displays with MiWay Mississauga Transit and Peel Paramedics as well as organizations such as the Alzheimer Society of Peel, the Meadowvale Seniors' Social Club, CARP and many more providing information and answering questions.  

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Mississauga ITALFEST 2014 - Ferragosto in the City


Come out to Celebration Square on Saturday August 9 to enjoy a day filled with food, fun and festivities exploring all that is Italian.  



The Festival will take place from 12:00 noon - 11:00 pm at Celebration Square in Mississauga.  


Mississauga ITALFEST™ 2014 - Ferragosto in the City is a free event for all. To become a sponsor, vendor or volunteer, please send an email to info@mississaugaitalfest.com.

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Volunteer Opportunities
Volunteers Needed for Ward 9 Events

As you can see from this newsletter there are a quite a few events taking place in Ward 9 which will require volunteers. This is a great opportunity for high school students who need to complete their volunteer hours.  
Please email me at pat.saito@mississauga.ca and add "I Want To Volunteer" in the subject line.  Please indicate which event you are interested in or volunteer for all of them!

Sunday April 27, 2014

Meadowvale Theatre 25th Anniversary Celebration

6315 Montevideo Rd, Mississauga, ON

Open House for the public with entertainment, free popcorn and hot dogs, children's activities, music and other activities to celebrate the theatre's 25th anniversary

12:00 noon - 4:00 pm

Volunteers are needed to help set up and tear down for the event, manage the Ward 9 information booth and assist with serving hot dogs and popcorn to the public.  Volunteers would be expected to arrive one hour before and stay one hour later.


Saturday May 31, 2014

Friends of Lake Wabukayne Park Stewardship Day

Lake Wabukayne Park

Open House for the public, educate about the Lake, tree planting, children's activities, free popcorn and hot dogs

11:00 am - 2:00 pm

Volunteers are needed to help set up and tear down for the event and manage the Ward 9 information booth.  Volunteers would be expected to arrive one hour before and stay one hour later.

Tuesday June 10, 2014
Ward 9 second annual Seniors' Fair

Meadowvale Community Centre - Village Room

6655 Glen Erin Drive, Mississauga, ON

Information for seniors, display booths 

1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Volunteers are needed to help set up and tear down for the event, manage the Ward 9 information booth.  Volunteers would be expected to arrive half an hour before and stay half an hour later.


Saturday June 21, 2014

Meadowvale Community Centre Customer Appreciation party

6655 Glen Erin Drive, Mississauga, ON

Open House for the public, mural painting, free swim, children's activities, free popcorn and hot dogs

11:00 am - 2:00 pm

Volunteers are needed to help set up and tear down for the event, manage the Ward 9 information booth and assist with serving hot dogs and popcorn to the public.  Volunteers would be expected to arrive one hour before and stay one hour later.

                            Contact Councillor Patricia (Pat) Saito
905-896-5900 | www.ward9.ca
  300 City Centre Drive, 3rd Floor, Mississauga, ON  L5B 3C1
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