Upcoming Ward 2 Community Events:
Development Application at 1137 & 1141 Clarkson Rd. N.: Monday, April 3rd, 7:00pm, Lorne Park Hall, 1288 Lorne Park Rd. 

Sewerage Pump Station PIC Meeting: Wednesday, April 19th, 6 pm to 9 pm, Port Credit Legion, 35 Front St. N.

Spring Community Office Hours: Friday, April 28th, 10 am to noon, Clarkson Community Centre, Multi-purpose Room. To schedule a one-on-one meeting with me, please call 905-896-5200 or email: karen.ras@mississauga.ca.

Ward 2 Community Fun Day with Free Swim: Saturday, May 27th, 12:30 pm - 2:30 pm, Clarkson Community Centre
Lorne Park Library 50th Anniversary Celebration
I invite you to join myself, Mayor Crombie and the other members of Council of the City of Mississauga and the Mississauga Public Library Board at the Lorne Park Library 50th Anniversary Celebration on Saturday, April 8th. The Official Ceremony starts at 2 pm, followed by family-friendly activities from 2:30 – 4:00 pm. The Lorne Park library is located at 1474 Truscott Dr.
Rattray March Annual Spring Clean-up CANCELLED
Credit Valley Conservation, in partnership with Rattray Marsh Protection Association, is cancelling the Annual Spring Clean-up event at Rattray Marsh on Saturday, April 8th, due to off-trail safety concerns. There is potential for dead or heavily impacted ash trees in off-trail areas to fall. 
Earth Day Tree Planting Event, Lakeside Park
The City of Mississauga has committed to plant 150 trees in each Ward on Saturday, April 22nd, 9:30 am to 12 pm. I invite you to join Forestry staff and myself at Lakeside Park for this event. Please note: Registration is requested for this event. To register, visit onemilliontrees.ca.
Hillcrest Residents' Association Earth Day Event
Hillcrest Ratepayers' Association is holding the annual clean-up of The Crest, located on the southeast corner of South Sheridan and Southdown Rd. For timing and any additional information, visit hillcrestratepayersassociation

Canadian Cancer Society Annual Spring Garden Tour
Save the date for the12th Annual Spring Garden Tour in support of the Canadian Cancer Society, which will be taking place on Sunday, May 28th, 10 am to 4 pm. This year's tour will take place in Lorne Park, where ten homeowners have graciously agreed to share their lovely gardens with tour participants. All proceeds will go to the Canadian Cancer Society.
Tickets are available for sale online at ccsgardentour.com  and will be available in April at select retailers in Mississauga. 
SAVE THE DATE: Clarkson Village Live!
Mark your calendars for the Clarkson BIA’s ‘Canada 150’ Event in the village. The event is to be held on Saturday, June 24th from noon through 7 pm. Visit clarksonbia.com for more information.  
Nominate Someone for a Mississauga Civic Award of Recognition
Know someone in Mississauga who deserves an award? Nominations are now open for the City of Mississauga 2017 Civic Awards of Recognition! Local residents and organizations who contribute to the community through volunteering, or through achievements in sports, academia and the arts are eligible for nomination.

 What:              2017 Civic Awards of Recognition

 When:             Nominations are open until April 28, 2017 at 4:30 p.m.

 How:              Visit the City’s website at mississauga.ca/civicrecognition for criteria and                           nomination form.

You can also submit nominations by email or regular mail.

The City will present the awards at a formal ceremony at the Mississauga Civic Centre on Tuesday, June 6, 2017. Nominations will be reviewed on a first come, first served basis. Due to the number of seats available, only the first 100 nominees will be considered so be sure to send in your nominations early!

The Civic Recognition Program was launched in 1992 to recognize community service, achievements and significant milestones. Other awards in the program include the Certificate of Recognition, the Civic Award of Merit and Civic Award of Philanthropy.

Credit Valley Horticultural Society Meeting Notice
The Credit Valley Horticultural Society meets on Wednesday, April 12th, 2017 at 8 pm in the South Common Community Centre, Arbour Green Room, 2233 South Millway. The guest speaker, Rodger Tschanz, will discuss, 'What's New at the University of Guelph Trial Garden'. Come join a friendly group of novice and experienced gardeners for an informative and enjoyable evening. Members and visitors are welcome (non-members $2.00). For more information, please visit creditvalleyhort.ca or call 905-822-1606.
Buffalo Wild Wings and the Peel Region Community Join Forces to Support Local Youth at Boys and Girls Club of Peel Region 

On April 19, the Mississauga and Oakville Buffalo Wild Wings® restaurants will team up with the Peel Region community for Community Day 2017, an annual celebration that raises funds for local kids as part of the Buffalo Wild Wings Team Up for Kids® mission. Boys and Girls Club of Peel will receive 10 percent of total restaurant sales and 100 percent of Guest donations made on April 19. 
Lead a Jane's Walk in our Community!

Jane’s Walk is a global movement of free, locally led walking tours inspired by the writer and urban activist Jane Jacobs. These walks bring people together in their city through conversations about what matters to them.

Jane's Walk is about sharing the stories and ideas that bring communities together. They invite you to lead a walk this May 5th, 6th, and 7th! Your walk topic can be about gardening, art, history, the possibilities are endless!

Register your walk online at http://www.janeswalk.org. Make sure to register and create a walk.