It's September and, as always. the summer has gone far too quickly! I hope you had a fun and safe summer and now feel ready for the Fall and busy schedules. Road safety is one of the most frequent things I hear about, so I thought I would highlight some road safety tips for Back to School. Let's all work together to ensure our children and students are safe as they head back to school.

I wish students, teachers and families a safe and successful school year!
SURVEY OF THE MONTH: 2018 Budget Process
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IMPORTANT INFORMATION: West Nile Virus in Ward 2

A West Nile Virus mosquito breeding site has been located in the Lakeshore Rd. W. & Lorne Park Rd. area. You are encouraged to sign up at www.peel-bugbite.ca to receive e-mail notifications of positive WNV activity in Peel. Please see the below helpful information from Peel Region.
Take the Lead Campaign
This program, hosted by Animal Services, is designed to connect with park goers and dog walkers in an effort to promote responsible pet ownership; specifically, leashing, stoop and scoop and pet licensing. They will be setting up a tent and table on site with educational materials and staff to interact with the public. This is an outdoor, rain or shine event. It will be cancelled for thunderstorms or severe weather

Date:  Saturday, September 2 nd, 2017
Time:  11:00am to 3:00pm
Location: Jack Darling Park, 1180 Lakeshore Road W.
Driveway Windrow Snow Clearing Program 2017-18
Please be advised that the City of Mississauga’s Driveway Windrow Snow Clearing Program will be accepting applications from Tuesday, August 8, 2017 until Friday, November 10, 2017 at 9 p.m. 
 
Driveway Windrow Snow Clearing Program
The program will provide windrow snow clearing service after every snow plowing operation from November 27, 2017 to March 30, 2018. A space approximately 3 m (10 ft) wide will be cleared in the windrow to allow room for one car to pass.
 
Windrows will be cleared after active snow plowing operations have been completed. Residents should allow  up to 36 hours after the end of a snow storm for their windrow to be cleared. Clearing to bare pavement cannot be guaranteed.
Eligible Residents
Residents who are 65 years and older in 2017 and individuals who are physically disabled can apply for the Driveway Windrow Snow Clearing Program. The cost to participate is $200. This amount is non-refundable. Applicants who qualify for financial assistance may be eligible to receive the service at no cost. 
 
How to Apply
Residents can visit the City’s website  www.mississauga.ca/snow  to download an application form. (2017/2018 program details will be posted to the website on Tuesday, August 8 th .) Application packages are also available at the Community Centres, the Recreation Customer Service Centre and the Mississauga Seniors’ Centre.
Zoning and Building Process in Mississauga
Are you planning on making changes to your home and don’t know where to start? Prior to applying for a building permit, the City of Mississauga Zoning Section offers customers the opportunity to have a proposal reviewed for zoning compliance. If a problem is identified, an applicant can decide to revise the proposal to deal with the problem or apply to the Committee of Adjustment for a minor variance. A preliminary zoning application review is for information purposes only and does NOT constitute a formal approval. For more information on the zoning and building permit process, please visit http://www.mississauga.ca/portal/pb/siteplan .
Upcoming Community Events
I wanted to make you aware of some of the interesting, informative and fun things planned in the Ward this Fall:

Cellular Tower Proposal (1500 Indian Rd.) Open House: September 14th, 7-9 pm Lorne Park Hall, 1288 Lorne Park Rd.

Lakeshore Connecting Communities Public Open House: September 27th, 5:30-8:30 pm. Chartwell Baptist Church, 1880 Lakeshore Rd. W.

Coyote Information Session: October 4th, 6:30-8:00 pm, Presentation by Brent Patterson, Ministry of Natural Resources, Clarkson Secondary School Theatre

Virtual Town Hall Budget Engagement Session : October 18th. 7-8 pm. Please contact my office for more details at 905-896-5200

Future of Heritage in Clarkson Community Meeting: October 24th, 6:30-8 pm, Lorne Park Secondary School, Lecture Hall

Clarkson BIA 'Halloween in the Village': October 28th, 10am - 2pm, Clarkson Village, visit Clarkson BIA website for more details

Mayor Crombie and Councillor Ras Office Hours: November 6th, 6-8 pm, location TBA

Ward 2 Community Fun Skate: November 19th, 2-4 pm, Clarkson Community Centre Rink
The Living Arts Centre Turns 20
The Living Arts Centre’s 2017-18 season has arrived, with a more diverse range of performances than ever before! Like any 20 year old, the LAC is moving into a new stage of life after garnering some real world experience. Our aspiration to be the centre for global engagement in Arts, Culture & Entertainment in Mississauga is as strong as the goal to showcase and inspire artistic and creative expression and appreciation. 

In recognition of the LAC’s 20 th Anniversary and Canada’s 150 th, the new season features outstanding, world-renowned Canadian artists, music legend Gordon Lightfoot on November 10, Academy Award, JUNO and Golden Globe winner Buffy Sainte-Marie on November 16. Finally, the LAC caps off celebrations on December 9 th with the jazz event of the year: a tribute night to the musical genius of Oscar Peterson and his esteemed confrere, Oliver Jones.

To kick off this new season, Whose Live Anyway? is back by popular demand on September 16! Join Ryan Stiles from ‘Two and a Half Men’, Greg Proops, Jeff Davis and special guest star Joel Murray from ‘Mad Men’ and ‘Dharma & Greg’ for an evening of hilarious improvised comedy and song! Take a trip down memory lane with the legendary Robbie Lane & The Disciples and Mississauga’s very own Dreamboats in A Looking Back Retro Music Concert on September 30. Prepare yourselves for a high energy, nostalgic show will have you dancing and singing the night away!

In association with ARRA Arts Inc., the LAC presents Broken Images on October 1, 2017. Renowned Indian actress Shabana Azmi stars in this thrilling stage presentation, playing the role of two characters that morph into one another in this chilling play. Next in the lineup is Mystic India: The World Tour on October 19 & 20. Travel on a journey through the states of India and the history of Bollywood film in this extravagant, explosive dance spectacular that just cannot be missed! If you’re in the mood for exciting live concerts, they have just the thing for you - an unforgettable night of career-spanning hits from the 50s and 60s with Orbison & The Everly Bros. Reimagined on October 27.
It doesn’t stop there – for a full list of shows at the LAC, go to: www.livingartscentre.ca .
To purchase tickets, go to www.livingartscentre.ca or call the Box Office at 905-306-6000. Buying tickets for a group of 10 or more? Call the Box Office for discounts!
Battaglia's Fundraiser for SIckKids
On Sunday, September 10th, Battaglia's Marketplace will be holding a BBQ and fundraiser for the SickKids Burns Program. Since inception, this community event has raised over $80,000 for the Hospital for Sick Children.

The Hospital for Sick Children's Burns Program is recognized worldwide for providing excellence. Any money raised will assist in continuing not only lifesaving treatments to burn patients but hope and healing to all the children and families whom are affected by illness and injury.

The fundraiser starts at 11 am with entertainment and fun for all ages.