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Ward 9 Councillor's Report May 2014 - Vol 11

Dear Neighbour:

April was a very exciting month in Ward 9 with lots of special events and celebrations.  There are many more major events planned for Ward 9 so please check the Upcoming Events section in this newsletter for details.


On April 25-27, we celebrated the 25th Anniversary of the Meadowvale Theatre.  It was a weekend of fun and entertainment organized and presented by the Meadowvale Theatre Advisory Board. 


Meadowvale's own internationally recognized and multi-platinum punk rock band, Billy Talent, donated their time to host an array of excellent performances by young Mississauga artists on Friday.  On Saturday night, Meadowvale's talented stage actress, Lisa Horner, hosted an exceptional lineup of local Mississauga artists and performances celebrating 25 years of entertainment.


On Sunday, hundreds of residents enjoyed a free Open House with live performances, face painting, BBQ, popcorn, children's activities, games and fun.  Mayor McCallion joined me for the formal cake cutting to finish off the weekend of activities.


If you have not had an opportunity to see a performance at our local theatre, I encourage you to check the schedule at  mississauga.ca/meadowvaletheatre .


There is lots to do in Ward 9, one of the most walkable communities in the city.  Come to an event and join in the fun or just enjoy the many parks and trails. As we start renovations at Meadowvale Community Centre, visit our other centre at Erin Meadows where we also have something for everyone.


As we head into May, our Arborists have started the daunting job of re-assessing all the trees damaged by the ice storm.  All trees that they have deemed to be unsustainable have been marked with an orange X.  More information is in this newsletter on this program. 

more information and stay up to date by visiting the ward 9 website at www.ward9.ca.

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

And 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.



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Ward 9 News:

Upcoming Ward Events: 

Erin Meadows Community Centre's Chill Zone

Credit Valley Horticultural Society Annual Plant Sale

Meadowvale Community Centre Customer Appreciation Day

Lake Wabukayne Park Stewardship Day

Peel Regional Police - Annual Open House

Ward 9 Second Annual Seniors' Fair

Buddha's Light Vegetarian Food Fair Carnival 

National Initiative for Eating Disorders FREE Symposium

CPR Educational Event


Other Upcoming Events:

Mississauga Credit Valley AM Rotary Club Annual All-You-Can Eat LOBSTERFEST

Carassauga's Charity & Community Challenge 

Lisgar Residents' Association 23rd Annual Community Festival

Mississauga ITALFEST 2014 - Ferragosto in the City

Riders Against Hunger

Ward 9 News

Tree Removal Due to Ice Storm Damage


City of Mississauga Forestry arborists are inspecting and assessing city-owned trees to determine if they are healthy and structurally sound.  To ensure public safety, trees may need to be removed due to significant damage.  The recent ice storm caused great damage to the urban forest which includes trees on street boulevards.


Meadowvale was one of the worst areas to be impacted by the ice storm and we have so many lovely trees that were damaged, many beyond saving. 


I want to be sure that every tree marked cannot be saved and have asked staff to provide this assurance.  I hate to see us lose so many but I also have to rely on the expert advice of the City arborists who also do not want to see us lose trees.  Staff estimated that up to 10,000 trees across the city will be removed due to damage from the ice storm which is a huge impact.


All Forestry staff who inspect trees are International Society of Arboriculture (ISA) certified arborists. They are inspecting each tree individually for signs the tree can recover from damage.  Signs a tree poses a safety concern or cannot recover because of significant ice damage include:


-       Large crack(s) in the bark

-       Deadwood that can break and fall

-       Internal structural damage

-       Amount of missing tree limbs (upper branches) in the tree crown

Photo of trees removed due to ice storm at Kindree Gate in Millers Grove. 
  Once a tree is identified as "not able to recover and/or unsafe," it is marked with an orange X. The City is advising residents where a City-owned tree in front of their house is marked for removal. After the  tree is removed, the tree stumps will be removed and the ground will be repaired with topsoil and reseeded as weather permits.


The City of Mississauga's tree canopy is important to the environment, character of a community, quality of life and adds to the beauty of the City.  Only those trees that must be removed due to tree health and risk to public safety are being removed. The City is developing a plan to replace the damaged city-owned trees that unfortunately need to be removed from public property. More information will be provided as it becomes available.


For more information or to have staff contact you regarding a specific tree or to report damage to a City-owned tree in your neighbourhood, call 3-1-1 (905-615-4311 if outside city limits) weekdays from 7 a.m.to 7 p.m. In the event of an after-hours emergency call 905-615-3000.


To learn more about the ice storm clean-up visit mississauga.ca/urbanforestry.


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City of Mississauga Begins Next Phase of Clean-up from the Ice Storm


City contracted crews will be in Ward 9 neighbourhoods over the next few weeks to continue removal and clean-up of trees and debris. After the initial tree removal, the tree stumps will be removed and the ground will be repaired with topsoil and reseeded as weather permits.


Please note:

  • City of Mississauga is responsible for tree debris and tree removal on city streets, parks and all other public lands.
  • Residents and property owners are responsible for all tree debris and tree removal on private property. Any debris brought to the curb must be bundled to the Region of Peels yard waste requirements.
  • Region of Peel is responsible for implementing Spring and Summer yard waste programs, managing of Community Recycling Centres (CRC) for public tree debris drop-off and the removal of tree debris on regional roads. The weekly yard collection in Mississauga started March 31 and runs to June 22.

Our closest CRC is located on Battleford Road east of Erin Mills Parkway.  Please click here for hours of operation and more information about other environmentally friendly waste disposal services available. 


 In order for the City to meet the deadline for funding from the province (OISAP) for cleanup, contractors will work alongside City staff.  City and contracted crews will be working six days a week, 10 hours a day.  


The cost of replacing City-owned trees damaged by the ice storm, such as those on boulevards and in parks, is not covered by OISAP. However, the City is developing a long term plan to replace trees that had to be removed from public property. More information will be provided as it becomes available.


For more information on the Ice Storm Clean-up, visit mississauga.ca/urbanforestry.


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Development Updates


2700 Aquitaine  

This application is to construct three apartment buildings at 2700 Aquitaine Avenue. 

The formal Public Meeting was held on Monday April 14th at 7:00 pm at the Planning and Development Committee meeting at City Hall in the Council Chamber.


At that time the proponent presented a revised plan which only reduced the height of the buildings slightly.  This was the first time the City saw the new plan and it is now being circulated to various city departments and agencies.  It will be quite some time before a final report comes back to Council where the final decision will be made. 


Meadowvale Islamic Centre

This application is still being reviewed by staff.


6719 Glen Erin Drive  

The applicant has recently filed his proposed plan for townhomes.  I will be holding another ward meeting to show these plans once again to the community. Once a date is confirmed I will notify residents and will post it on my website.


6532/6544 Winston Churchill
This is an application for residential homes.  I have held one meeting with the neighbourhood and have another scheduled on June 3rd as the owner has revised his application.  Further meetings will be held after the adjacent residents have reviewed the new plan and provided comments.

Ninth Line Corridor Visioning Workshop
As we start the process of planning for the lands along the west side of Ninth Line, there is a Community Visioning Workshop on Wednesday May 28 from 6:30 pm to 9 pm at the Garry Morden Centre on Ninth Line, north of the CP tracks.

For more information on any development application, please visit the Ward 9 website at www.ward9.ca and click on Development.


Reporting Illegal Signs 
Please help keep Ward 9 clear of illegal signs which can be a distraction to motorists.

Residents can sign up and be delegated the power to remove illegal nuisance signs on behalf of the city.  


For information on how please click here




2014 Road Resurfacing and Spring Road Maintenance Activities 


Please click here to review a list of Ward 9 streets that will be resurfaced in 2014. 


Work started this month and is anticipated to be complete prior to November 1, 2014.


The Region of Peel has also announced its 2014 Spring Road Maintenance Activities. To view scheduled street cleaning, grass cutting, Road and Roadside/Boulevard Maintenance, click here.

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BRT West - Winston Churchill Boulevard and Highway 403 


The Mississauga Transitway project involves constructing a high-efficiency, east-west, dedicated bus corridor across the City of Mississauga. In October 2013, Metrolinx started construction on the Mississauga Transitway West from Winston Churchill Boulevard to Erin Mills Parkway. Construction began along the north side of the Highway 403 corridor in the Glen Erin Drive area with a bridge structure scheduled to be completed this fall.


The next phase of construction has started at Winston Churchill Boulevard and Erin Mills Parkway.  Construction may impact traffic flow and will require lane reductions on Winston Churchill Boulevard and Erin Mills Parkway (from Spring/Summer 2014 to late 2015). Alternatively, one lane in each direction from Highway 403 to Artesian Drive and Credit Valley Road may be restricted.


Additional work in this area will include an upgrade to the Highway 403 (north-east and south-east) off ramp at the intersection of Winston Churchill Boulevard, which will provide north-bound commuters better traffic flow from the 403. 


The Mississauga Transitway East project will run from Mississauga City Centre to Renforth Drive. It also includes existing Highway 403 bus-only shoulder lanes from Erin Mills Parkway to Mavis Road and Centreview Drive.

The Mississauga Transitway East project will be divided into three phases:

  •         Phase 1 - Set for completion in fall 2014
  •         Phase 2 & 3 - Set for completion in 2016

Once complete in late 2016, the Transitway will include stations and commuter parking with 320 parking spaces at both the Erin Mills and Winston Churchill Stations making it easier for transit users to travel throughout Mississauga and the GTA. 


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New Mississauga Roads app


Watch for our new Mississauga Roads app which is being launched on May 24th.


You will be able to see when streets have been plowed and see our plows and salters in action. You will also be able to receive updates on the status of our operations, access to the latest Environment Canada weather forecast for Mississauga, live alerts about road conditions and emergency road closures.  


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Update on Middlebury Green Park Redevelopment


Playground redevelopment at Middlebury Green Park began on May 9, 2014 and will take approximately two weeks to complete, subject to site conditions.  

The new playground at Middlebury Green is expected to be completed and re-open by Friday, May 23, 2014.
A construction notice has been posted on site.  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.


Play in the Park comes to Lake Aquitaine


This summer, children 6-12 in Ward 9 can join in the fun at Lake Aquitaine at our new "Let's Play in the Park" free and supervised nine week outdoor playground summer program.


There is no registration required at this drop in program where our trained summer park leaders will guide active play through physical activities, crafts, drama, and games. 


The Lake Aquitaine Park program runs from 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm from July 2 until Aug. 29th.


With only 5% of children meeting the Canadian Physical Activity Guidelines of 60 minutes of physical activity every day, play might be one of the easiest, most affordable and fun ways for our children to get moving.  


Let's Play in the Park is designed to meet the High Five Quality Assurance Standard for delivering quality recreational services for children. We train all our leaders working with children in HIGH FIVE Principles of Healthy Child Development (PHCD) to best address the needs of your child. HIGH FIVE helps us ensure your child is in good hands and will enjoy a positive experience in our programs. We are always open to your feedback about our programs.


For more information, and to see which other parks in Mississauga offer the program, check out the website at mississauga.ca/play.

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Miway Logo
Free MiWay Rides for City Kids Ages 12 to 14 


Starting July 1 to August 31, kids ages 12 to 14 can use the new Freedom Pass to take unlimited rides on all MiWay bus routes (excluding route 88 to Wonderland) for free. As a joint initiative between MiWay and the City of Mississauga's Recreation Division, the pilot program encourages young people to try transit and visit places around Mississauga likelibraries, community centres and parks.


Another major perk of the pass is free swimming at City indoor or outdoor pools.


Passes are now available with limited quantities. Apply at Meadowvale or Erin Meadows Community Centre (or any other city community centre) to complete an application form with parental/guardian approval. Valid photo ID with proof of age is also needed. Customer service staff will take a photo and provide the wallet-sized pass to the child.


For more information about the Freedom Pass, please visit mississauga.ca/freedompass. 


Ethno-cultural Seniors - Make a Difference Program 


The MIAG Centre for Diverse Women and Families is pleased to announce that a new two way mentorship program for seniors and youth "Ethno-cultural Seniors - Make a Difference" is starting on May 26th, 2014. 


Seniors 55+ and youth 15-30 years old from different ethno-cultural communities are invited to participate in this program where they will share their life experiences and will contribute to developing a story book.  


For registration or more information please contact Elsa Galan at  905-270-6252 or email: elsa@miag.ca or call Naila Rashid at 905-403-8860 ext.231 or email: nrashid@polycultural.org.  Please click here to learn more about MIAG.

Working in Peel Halton - New Labour Market Information (LMI) Website


Working in Peel Halton provides residents looking for a job with timely and local labour market information (LMI), job opportunities in and around Peel Halton. 


This website also teaches you how to use LMI to find jobs and make good career decisions. This means using strategies beyond advertised job postings to avoid competition. If you are a job seeker, someone deciding on a new career, or a career practitioner, let Working in Peel Halton empower and inform your next steps to a job. Click here to visit the website.


Celebration Square is Smoke-Free


On April 23rd, Mississauga's City Council approved a new bylaw making Mississauga Celebration Square a smoke-free space. Effective May 17, the bylaw prohibits smoking tobacco-based products such as cigarettes, cigars, cigarillos and the use of tobacco in water pipes anywhere on Mississauga Celebration Square including the amphitheater, stage and fountain. 
The City enacted the bylaw in an effort to promote a healthier, environment for the community and reduce the harmful effects of second hand smoke, especially for children.

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.


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Ward 9 Activities
STEPS Event at St. Teresa d'Avila School


On April 9th, I started my morning welcoming all the students and parents who walked or rode bikes to school at St.Teresa d'Avila Catholic Elementary School.

STEPs is a Region of Peel program designed to encourage students to walk to school instead of getting a ride to school by car. 


Students were served hot chocolate and granola bars as a thank you for participating.

Cram-A-Cruiser Food Drive


Thanks to Peel Regional Police and all the people who donated at the Cram-A-Cruiser event at the Superstore at Winston Churchill 

and Argentia on April 12th. 


2,025 pounds of food was collected for the Eden Food Bank to feed hungry families in Western Mississauga.


GWMC awarded LEED Silver Certification 


I had the pleasure of unveiling the LEED Silver plaque at the Garry W. Morden Centre on April 22nd. 
I am very proud of this facility and also that Council supported staff and my request to build it to LEEDs Silver.
The Centre is a state-of-the-art multi agency facility that is home to Mississauga Fire and Emergency Services Training and Mechanical Divisions, City of Mississauga Information Technology Training, the Toronto Scottish Army Reserve Company and the Peel Regional Police. The facility has been designed to offer a number of diverse training opportunities for City of Mississauga Staff as well as outside agencies and private corporations.
Mikey Network Announcement - A Defibrillator in every Peel School


With Hugh Heron of 
Heathwood Homes 
On April 22nd I attended a press conference where the Mikey Network and the Peel District School Board announced the expansion of the Mikey Young at Heart Program to include the Board's 250 schools. The program will cost $500,000 in total - the largest single donation of its kind in North America.
The Heron Group/Heathwood Homes, which founded the Mikey Network, presented a cheque for $160,000 to kick-start the first year of the program in Peel Region.

The Mikey Network is also one of our partners for the Hands On CPR training on celebration Square on July 9. 

Meadowvale Theatre 25th Anniversary - Sauga Stars


On April 25-27, we celebrated the 25thAnniversary of the Meadowvale Theatre with events organized and presented by the Meadowvale Theatre Advisory Board. 


On Friday April 25th, we kicked off the weekend with Meadowvale's own internationally recognized and multi-platinum punk rock band, Billy Talent, who donated their time to host an array of excellent performances by young Mississauga artists.  


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With volunteers AJ and Ashley
My daughter Jenny and me with members of punk rock band Billy Talent 
Magician Ryan Brown 
Talented dancer Emilia Nowicki 
Meadowvale Theatre 25th Anniversary - A Sterling Night


The celebrations continued on Friday April 26th, with Meadowvale's talented stage actress, Lisa Horner who hosted a "Cavalcade of Entertainment: Music, Dance and Magic" featuring an exceptional lineup of local Mississauga artists and performances celebrating 25 years of theatre.


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With the Mayor and stage actress Lisa Horner
With Linda Turk and John Ambrose of the
event planning committee
Performance of "Annie"
A cappella performance
Meadowvale Theatre 25th Anniversary - Community Open House

The celebrations wrapped up on Sunday April 27th, with lots of fun activities enjoyed by everyone.  There was FREE BBQ, popcorn, cake and lots more entertainment both inside and outside the theatre.  Many thanks to the Meadowvale Theatre Advisory Board, theatre and other City staff as well as the many volunteers who made it all happen! 


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Juggling workshop for all ages
Feeding the Mayor anniversary cake
With Tom Hope, President of the Meadowvale Theatre Advisory Board
Introducing a performance by Justus
Mississauga Marathon
My bib number in the race
Guts to Run Team

One of Mississauga's most popular events, the Mississauga Marathon, happened on May 2 - 4, 2014.


This year I participated once again and walked the 5K on May 3rd on behalf of Guts to Run which raises money for the Crohn's and Colitis Foundation of Canada.  I'm proud to announce that I placed 5th in my age group!

Praise Cathedral 9th Anniversary Celebration

I attended a wonderful anniversary service at Praise Cathedral on Sunday May 4th. Such joy, love and hope in the air.  Praise Cathedral serves our community in so many ways and it is always a pleasure to join the congregation.

Hunger Awareness Day at Eden Community Food Bank
On May 6th I attended the annual Eden Community Food Bank Hunger Awareness Day breakfast. 
In 2013 more than 35 NEW families every month used the food bank.  In 2013 1,060 children needed Eden's food bank and last month alone, there were 414 children who used the food bank services. 
Please think of our fellow residents who would go hungry without our food bank and think about donating to Eden.  Please visit edenfoodbank.org.
Rebel 14  - Shakespeare in Hip Hop?
Shakespeare performed by hip hop artist Devon Glover at Meadowvale Theatre.  
During the week of May 1 to 7, young people across Canada joined together to host the largest youth-led festival of creative expression and community involvement as part of National Youth Arts Week and National Youth Week. Mississauga's signature week, entitled Rebel 14, featured more than 200 free events and workshops during the seven days.
I had the pleasure of attending several events including a workshop and open mic session at Meadowvale Theatre on May 6th where New York hip-hop artist Devon Glover reached many youth through hip hop while teaching them the beauty of classical Shakespeare.  It was a well attended and fun event. 

Rebel 14 - Erin Meadows Mural Contest Unveiling
With Eric Chen winner of the mural contest at Erin Meadows Community Centre. 
I had the pleasure on May 7th of unveiling a beautiful mural designed and painted by a very talented young arts student, Eric Chen, at the Erin Meadows Community Centre.  


Eric is a 16 year old grade 11 student at John Fraser Secondary School with a passion for art and design. He will be attending university next year in order to pursue a career in architecture where he can continue working to improve the places and spaces that are near and dear to him. 


Eric's inspiration for the aesthetic look of his mural was the new Mississauga brand and logo, which features geometric shapes, with varying tones and values. Eric wanted to show the best of the Erin Meadows community he knows: the parks, open spaces, and of course the community centre which brings everyone together to create an inviting and open environment. The mural also emphasizes the unity and togetherness of our wonderful community by illustrating people of all different ages and nationalities focused around the community centre.


We are fortunate to have such a talented young man in our community. 

Castlebridge Public School Opens Outdoor Learning Garden 
Getting my hands dirty with staff at
Castlebridge Public School

On May 7th I joined students, staff and school council members of Castlebridge Public School at their Outdoor Learning Garden inaugural ceremony.

Everyone was very excited about this wonderful green addition to our school community, 


I enjoyed listening  to students read poems and sing songs about the joys of gardening and tilling the earth.




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!


Saturday May 31, 2014

Friends of Lake Wabukayne Park Stewardship Day

Lake Wabukayne Park

Open House for the public to educate about the Lake, tree planting, children's activities, Free popcorn and BBQ

Help us celebrate Lake Wabukayne and the 30th Anniversary of the Mississauga Parent-Child Resource Centres serving families with young children in our community.

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.

Upcoming Ward 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.


Credit Valley Horticultural Society Annual Plant Sale

The CVHS is having it's annual plant sale on     Saturday,
May 17, 2014 from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm in the parking lot of St. Aloysius Gonzaga Secondary School, 2800 Erin Centre Blvd - North West parking lot.


CVHS members beautify gardens round the city and make charitable donations annually.  They raise funds at plant sales where they sell lovingly reared plants from their own gardens;  many old favourites and some that may be new to you.

Join them and add to your collection of plants for spring. For the best selection please be there at 9:00 am sharp!  For more information please click here.


Meadowvale Community Centre Customer Appreciation Day


 Join me for a fun day of

fence mural painting, exhibits, activities for all ages, free barbeque, free popcorn and swim on Saturday June 21, 2014 from 11:00 am - 2:00 pm at the Meadowvale Community Centre, 6655 Glen Erin Drive.

This is the last big event at the Community Centre before renovations start this summer.
Lake Wabukayne Park Stewardship Day


On Saturday May 31st join me, members of the Lake Wabukayne Stewardship and the Mississauga Parent-Child Resource Centres for a day of free games, children's activities, BBQ and more.  


Please come out on May 31st to the Lake Wabukayne Park Stewardship Day from 11:00 am- 1:00 pm and help us celebrate Lake Wabukayne and the 30th Anniversary of the MPCR serving families with young children in our community.


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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Peel Regional Police - Annual Open House


On Saturday May 31, 2014 from 10:00 am - 2:00 pm, Peel Regional Police's 11 Division hosts its annual Open House. 


For event details, click here. 



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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.


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Inside the Fo Guang Shan Temple

Buddha's Light Vegetarian Food Fair Carnival


The 2014 World Religion Prayers for Peace Ceremony and Buddha's Light Vegetarian Food Fair Carnival will be held on Sunday, June 15, 2014 at the Toronto Fo Guang Shan Temple, located at 6525 Millcreek Drive from 11 am - 3 pm


For event details, click here. 

National Initiative for Eating Disorders FREE Symposium


NIED (National Initiative for Eating Disorders) is holding a free symposium on June 17, 2014 at Cornerstone Community Church from 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm (doors open at 6:30 pm). 


For more information click here. 

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CPR Educational Event 


I am very excited that my proposal to hold a giant CPR training event at Celebration Square is going ahead.


On July 9th at 6:30 pm, Peel Paramedics will be providing Hands On CPR (non certification) training.  


Everyone is welcome to attend and learn how to do CPR.  We will be partnering with the Mickey Network, St. John Ambulance, Heart and Stroke and others for this important event.   


This event is in the planning stages - please watch for more information in my e-newsletters closer to the date and come out and find out how you can help save a life in an emergency. 

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Other Upcoming Events

Mississauga Credit Valley AM Rotary Club Annual All-You-Can Eat LOBSTERFEST 


The Mississauga Credit Valley AM Rotary Club is hosting their annual All-You-Can Eat LOBSTERFEST  charity Benefit Dinner on Friday May 23rd, 2014 (after the long weekend) at the Vic Johnson Community Centre, 335 Church Street in the Village of Streetsville, 


The doors open at 6:00 pm for cocktails.   Dinner will start around 7:00 pm.


Admission is $75 per person and includes all-you-can eat fresh Maritime lobster, roast beef, sides, salads, dessert and more!


Proceeds help support the Eden Community Food Bank,  the Trillium Health Sciences Foundation of Mississauga (benefiting Mississauga Hospitals), and the Dam Youth Drop-In Centres.


For more information and to order tickets please click here.  

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Carassauga's Charity & Community Challenge


Buy your Carassauga Passport early by registering for Carassauga's Charity & Community Challenge (CC Challenge). 


For only $15 you can receive a Passport, Swag Bag, Toonie Taste food coupon AND the satisfaction of knowing that you've supported a charity or community group.  Click here for information and to register.


Free shuttle bus and MiWay bus transportation is included with your Carassauga Passport during Festival hours on May 23, 24 and 25.. Win prizes including a trip for 2, courtesy of VIA Rail. For more information call 905-361-1366 or email ccchallenge@carassauga.com


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Lisgar Residents' Association 23rd Annual Community Festival


Saturday June 14th, 2014

11:00 am to 2:00 pm


Location: Lisgar Middle School/Lisgar Park

6755 Lisgar Drive, Mississauga


(Rain Date: Sunday June 15, 2014)  



Come out and enjoy this fun day with FREE food, music and much loved classic cars Activities for children!  For more information please click here.

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2014 Crime Prevention Conference:

Sexual Violence, Social Media & Youth


Safe City Mississauga, in partnership with the University of Toronto Mississauga and the Region of Peel, is pleased to present its 2014 Crime Prevention Conference: Sexual Violence, Social Media & Youth. on Tuesday, June 17, 2014 from 8:00 am - 5:00 pm at the University of Toronto Mississauga, Instructional Centre.  


For more information please click here.    

Toronto Blue Jays - 3rd Annual Baseball Academy 


The Toronto Blue Jays are returning for their 3rd Annual Baseball Academy hosted by the Mississauga North Baseball Association.  


The Toronto Blue Jays' skilled instructors will visit Meadowvale North Sports Park on Saturday June 28th from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm.  The children will receive a Blue Jays shirt and hat and get instruction on hitting, fielding, throwing and baserunning.  


The clinic is for boys and girls between the ages 8 to 14.  The cost is only $45 and half the proceeds are donated to Mississauga North to help improve equipment, facilities and lower registration costs.


Come out and be a part of a great Summer day while giving your child a chance to learn from professionals.  No baseball experience necessary.  Refine your skills or get introduced to the game for the first time!


Register by visiting www.tigerden.ca and clicking on the Toronto Blue Jays ad on the homepage.


Register early as this event has sold out for two years in a row!


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. For more information about this festival please visit the website at mississaugaitalfest.com.


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Riders Against Hunger


Online registration is open for Riders Against Hunger.
This event is in support of Eden Community Food Bank in western Mississauga-helping to provide food and other assistance to hungry families in our community.
To register and view event details click here
The event will be held on Saturday August 16 and starts at the South Common Mall (Erin Mills Parkway & The Collegeway). Registration starts at 8:30 am - kick off is 9:30 am.

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                            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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