Ward 11 E-Newsletter - February 2015

As always, I am pleased to assist you and your family with any municipal issue that you have.  Please don't hesitate to contact my office directly at 905-896-5011 or



In This Issue...

National Flag Day Celebration


Join MP Brad Butt and Councillor Carlson for a special celebration at the Streetsville Village Square to commemorate the 50th Anniversary of the Canadian Flag.  Refreshments will be provided.  The National Flag Day Celebration event details are as follows:


50th Anniversary of the Canadian Flag

National Flag Day Celebration

Sunday, February 15, 2015

Streetsville Village Square


I hope to see you and your family at this special celebration on February 15th!  For more information, please call my office at 905-896-5011 or george.carlson@mississauga.ca. Top 

Family Day Fun for Everyone!


If you and your family are looking to have some family fun on Family Day, look no further than the City of Mississauga's great Family Day programming, which will be offered throughout the day on Monday, February 16, 2015.  The City's Family Day programming is all FREE of charge, so be sure to check it out!


This Family Day, the City of Mississauga is offering a variety of FREE recreation programs for your family to enjoy at all Mississauga recreation centres.  Programming offered at recreation centres in and around our community is as follows:



2800 Erin Centre Blvd, L5M 6R5



Lane/Parent & Tot Swim

12:00-1:00 pm

Fun Swim

1:30-3:00 pm


310 Bristol Rd, E, L4Z 3V5



Parent & Tot Swim

11:30 am-12:55 pm

(play pool, 6 & under)

Lane Swim

11:30 am-12:55 pm

Fun Swim

1:35-3:00 pm


5800 River Grove Ave, L5M 4R8



Family Swim

10:00 am-12:00 pm

Lane Swim

12:00-1:00 pm

Family Swim

1:00-3:00 pm

Family Zumba

10:30-11:30 am

Sport Ball

11:30 am-12:30 pm

Family Sport

12:30-3:00 pm



3205 Unity Dr, L5L 4L5



Family Skate

1:00-2:30 pm



2160 Torquay Mews, L5N 2M6



Fun Skate

12:00-1:30 pm



Other fun activities that you and your family can enjoy this Family Day include skating at the City's outdoor and natural rinks, as well as the City's toboggan hills and cross country ski/snowshoe trails.  The amenities that are in and around our community are as follows:




Mississauga Celebration Square Ice Rink

300 City Centre Drive
Mississauga Celebration Square's outdoor ice rink is one of the largest in the GTA. The rink will be open seven days a week from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. all winter long. Bring your skates and join in the fun at the official opening of the rink on Saturday, November 26! 


Woodhurst Heights Park Outdoor Rink

3475 Ash Row Crescent, 905-615-4770
Woodhurst Heights is a great neighbourhood rink for public skating. Located behind the Glen Commons plaza at Glen Erin Dr. and the Collegeway. You can walk to the rink using the Glen Erin Trail or from Woodhurst Cres. or Ash Row Cres. Open 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. daily (weather permitting). All programs are free!




Credit Pointe Village           

4635 Credit Pointe Dr.


Meadowvale Hall Grounds

6970 Second Line West


Quenippenon Meadows

2565 Erin Centre Blvd.


Vista Heights

5779 Turney Dr.



Erindale Park

1695 Dundas St. W.
North facing hill, long and gently sloping
Parking available on site
Walk to the hill using Culham Trail
Close to restaurants and coffee shops in Sherwood Forest Village



Culham Trail

(Erindale Park, Riverwood, Streetsville Memorial Park, River Grove)


Levi Creek Trail

(Old Creditview Rd. to Financial Dr.)


Glassford Trail (Old Creditview Rd. along old Derry Rd. through Meadowvale Conservation Park)


Fletcher's Creek Trail

(between Second Line and Courtney Park Dr.)


Credit Meadows

(east of Creditview Rd. at Kenninghall Cres.)


Sawmill Valley Trail

(between Mississauga Rd. and Erin Mills Pkwy.)


For a full listing of FREE Family Day programming, visit www.mississauga.ca/familyday. I hope you and your family get to spend some fun and memorable quality time together this Family Day!  Top 

4th Annual Vianney Academy Family Day Skate


The Vianney Academy of Learning, which is a non-profit organization, will be holding their annual Family Day Skate on Monday, February 16, 2015.  The details are as follows:


4th Annual Vianney Academy Family Day Skate

Monday, February 16, 2015


Vic Johnston Community Centre

335 Church Street, Streetsville


Enjoy FREE skating, magic shows, crafts, pizza and food!  For more information, please visit www.vianney.ca.  Top 


March Break Fun in the City!


I know your kids must be really excited for their upcoming March Break holiday and all the great fun they will have this year!  If you are looking for some fun and exciting activities for your kids this summer, consider enrolling them in the City of Mississauga's high quality March Break camps.  There are over 60 different camps to choose from at 28 locations across Mississauga.  Some of the camps being offered this year include Kid Colony, Survivor Youth, Art Break, Hip Hop, Computer Kids, Science Seekers, Basketball, Hockey Skills & Drills, Adventure Camp, Kinder Korner, Reptile Ranger, and much more!


City of Mississauga camps are an excellent way for your child to explore a new sport, get creative, or learn a new skill in just five days!  City camps are affordably priced and feature fully trained staff and extended hours before and after camps.  City of Mississauga camps fill up fast, so please ensure to register early to avoid disappointment!  You can register online at www.mississauga.ca/camps.      


Also, don't forget that the City offers drop-in March Break Fun Swims and Fun Skates, which are great fun for the whole family!  For more information about drop-in March Break programming, please visit www.mississauga.ca/marchbreak.  Top 

March Break Fun at Mississauga Libraries!

There are also lots of exciting things happening at our Mississauga Libraries this March Break, and your kids should definitely not miss out!


March Break programming is offered from March 16 - March 21, 2015.  The following programs will be offered at Mississauga Libraries in the Ward 11 community:



730 Courtneypark Drive West

Mississauga, ON

L5W 1L9



March 16

Toy Hacking

2-3:30 pm

Ages: 8Y+ $2

Monday Movie Night

6:30 - 8:30 pm

All ages Free, children must be accompanied by an adult


March 17

Hands on Exotic Animals

2-3 pm

Ages: 4Y+ $3

It's Not Easy Being Green - Celebrate St. Patrick's Day

6:30-7:15 pm

Ages: 5Y+ $2


March 18

Origami Yoda

2-3 pm Ages: 8Y+ $2

Bingo and Board Games

6 -7:30 pm

All ages Free


March 19

Super Sarah! Magic Show

2-2:45 pm

All ages $3

Junior Spies: Codes & Ciphers

6:30-7:30 pm

Ages: 7Y-12Y $2


112 Queen Street South

Mississauga, ON

L5M 1K8



March 17

Jabberwocky - Put on a Play

2-2:45 pm

Ages: 6Y+ Free, registration is required


March 18

Kitchen Science

2-2:45 pm

Ages: 6Y+ $2


March 19

Activity of the Day

Drop in, pick up kit, do activity in the Tolton Room

Between 1 - 3 pm

All ages $2


You must register for all March Break programming at Mississauga Libraries.  Registration begins February 14, 2015, so don't delay!  You must register in-person at the library where the program will be held. 


I hope you and your family enjoy the fun programming at the Mississauga Libraries this March Break!  For more information about March Break programming at Mississauga Libraries, please visit www.mississauga.ca/library.  Top 

Seniors Community Grant Program


If you are part of a seniors group and you're looking for funding to support your group activities, you may want to consider applying for the Province of Ontario's Seniors Community Grant Program. 


The Seniors Community Grant Program, the first grant program in Ontario dedicated solely to seniors, was introduced to give seniors more opportunities to participate in their communities by providing funding to not-for-profit community groups for projects that encourage greater social inclusion, volunteerism and community engagement for seniors.  Grants range from $500-$8,000.  The total province wide budget for the grants is $1 million.


Individuals who represent a seniors group, not for profit organizations, municipalities, local service boards and aboriginal groups are eligible to apply for this grant.  Applications are being accepted between January 28, 2015 to March 27, 2015 for projects that occur between June 15, 2015 and March 31, 2016.  For more information about the Seniors Community Grant Program, please visit www.seniors.gov.on.ca.    Good luck!  Top 

Natural Gas Safety


This winter has been a cold one indeed, and I hope you and your family are keeping warm!  Natural gas is used in a lot of central heating systems and it is one of the safest forms of energy. However, it is flammable and that's why it's important you know how to identify when it may be leaking and how to react.


Natural gas itself has no distinct odour. However, an odourant is typically added to the gas to make it smell like rotten eggs, which makes even the smallest leak easier to detect. If you ever suspect natural gas is leaking it is really important that you know what to do.  If you suspect a natural gas leak, here's what to do:

  • Don't use phones, cameras or electronics
  • Leave electrical switches, appliances and computers as they are
  • Don't smoke, use lighters/matches or start any motors or vehicles
  • If you smell gas indoors, open windows and doors and go outside
  • If leaking natural gas is burning, call 911; don't attempt to put the fire out yourself

Most often gas leaks can be detected by smell. However, a hissing sound, damaged connection or dead or dying vegetation in the area around your natural gas meter, appliances or pipes may also be signs of a leak.  For more important natural gas safety tips, including what else to do if you smell natural gas; visit www.sixsecondsafety.com.  Top 

Councillor George Carlson| | george.carlson@mississauga.ca | 300 City Centre Drive
Mississauga, ON   L5B 3C1