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Camp 905 – 1-day basketball camp in Malton

Raptors 905 are hosting a one-day camp at the Malton Community Centre on Monday, June 12 (a PD day).

Name: Camp 905
Location: Malton Community Centre
Date: Monday June 12, 2017
Cost: $95
Notes: All participants will get a Raptors 905 String Bag, Water Bottle, and T-Shirt
Websitehttp://raptors905.dleague.nba.com/camp905/

Mississauga Set to Receive $10 Million Under Clean Water and Wastewater Fund

Today, the Government of Canada and the Government of Ontario announced that Mississauga will be receiving almost $10 million in combined funding under the Canada-Ontario Clean Water and Wastewater Fund (CWWF) agreement.

City projects approved through the CWWF include flood storage facilities that will mitigate flooding risks, sediment removal from stormwater management ponds to improve water quality, environmental assessments to address erosion control and protect stormwater infrastructure and construction of an underground stormwater management facility.

“On behalf of the City of Mississauga and Members of Council, we welcome today’s city-building investment that will help us safeguard, improve and enhance our important stormwater infrastructure and readiness against flooding,” Mayor Crombie said. “Working with our partners in the federal and provincial governments, we are investing in a clean, healthy and sustainable environment that will benefit people and neighbourhoods throughout our city.”

The CWWF program is a cost-share funding program that will see the Government of Canada contribute up to 50 per cent of the eligible costs (approximately $6.6 million), the Government of Ontario contribute up to 25 per cent of the eligible costs (approximately $3.3 million) and the City of Mississauga contribute the remaining 25 per cent (approximately $3.3 million) to complete the 10 approved Mississauga projects.

“I am pleased Mississauga was successful in receiving funding for the 10 projects we submitted. The funding will help support the current work we are already doing to ensure our stormwater infrastructure remains in good repair,” said Janice Baker, City Manager and Chief Administrative Officer. “Our stormwater infrastructure plays a critical role, now more than ever, as we continue to see changing weather events that put greater strains on it.”

The Government of Canada is providing Ontario with over $569 million under CWWF which is designed to improve the safety and quality of water for Canadian families, while supporting a clean economy.

“This funding announcement is good news for the City,” said Gary Kent, Commissioner, Corporate Services and Chief Financial Officer. “As with many funding programs, there are strict time lines, but as a result of thoughtful planning, we have Council’s approval for Mississauga’s funding portion and so we are ready to move these projects forward right away.”

For a complete list of projects, visit: Backgrounder: Canada and Ontario announce funding for clean water and wastewater infrastructure projects across Ontario.

Mississauga Hosts Second Annual Older Adult Expo on June 6

The City of Mississauga, in partnership with the Older Adult Advisory Panel and the Community Centre Older Adult Committees, is hosting the Older Adult Expo on June 6. The Expo will kick off Seniors’ Month celebrations in Mississauga. The event will feature more than 50 vendors, an exciting Seniors’ Got Talent Show, technology advice, information sessions, fitness demonstrations and more.

What: 

2017 Mississauga Older Adult Expo

[Event Poster]

Who:

Mayor Bonnie Crombie, City of Mississauga
The Honourable Dipika Damerla, MPP Mississauga East- Cooksville and Minister of Seniors Affairs
Shari Lichterman, Director of Recreation, City of Mississauga

Date/Time:  

Tuesday, June 6 from 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

Where:

Hershey Community Rinks

5600 Rose Cherry Pl.

Mississauga, ON

[Map]

Cost:

Free for Older Adults (55+)

The Older Adult Expo is an opportunity for older adults to socialize and learn about new technologies, products, services and programs. Approximately 3,500 older adults will attend the event this year. To make it easier for older adults to attend, the City will provide a free shuttle service from various community centres around the city.

For more information about the event, visit mississauga.ca/olderadults.

City of Mississauga Hosts Making Room for the Middle: A Discussion on Housing Affordability

The City of Mississauga is taking action on housing affordability with its draft strategy: Making Room for the Middle: A Housing Strategy for Mississauga.

The draft strategy includes 40 actions to support housing affordability and is focused on middle income households who do not qualify for public subsidies and cannot afford homes at current prices.

To raise awareness about the Strategy, receive feedback and build partnerships to implement the actions, the City of Mississauga is hosting: Making Room for the Middle – A Discussion on Housing Affordability in Mississauga.

What: 

Making Room for the Middle – A Discussion on Housing Affordability in Mississauga


Speakers:      

Mayor Bonnie Crombie

Paul Kershaw Ph. D., Generation Squeeze

Andrew Whittemore, Director, City Planning Strategies, City of Mississauga

Mary Wiens, CBC Radio (Moderator)


Date:              

Thursday, May 25, 2017


Time:              

6 to 9 p.m.

6 p.m.  – open house

7 p.m.  – presentations, audience engagement and feedback


Location:

Living Arts Centre

Staging Room (2nd Floor)

4141 Living Arts Drive [map]

Cost and Registration:

This is a free event but space is limited, visit mississaugahousingforum.ca to register.

This public event will feature Vancouver’s Paul Kershaw Ph.D., founder of “Generation Squeeze”. Kershaw will use lessons from Vancouver and other Canadian cities to show how middle-income households are being squeezed by rising house prices relative to earnings and share his vision for rethinking housing policy in Canada

An open house from 6 to 7 p.m. will allow residents and stakeholders to learn and ask questions about the draft strategy. They can also speak to City of Mississauga staff and share their housing experiences. From 7 to 9 p.m. there will be presentations and a discussion period moderated by CBC Radio’s Mary Wiens.

The event is being hosted by the City of Mississauga with support from the Canadian Urban Institute and the Urban Land Institute.

Be Active. Celebrate Seniors’ Month and Recreation and Parks Month in June

June is Seniors’ Month and Recreation and Parks Month in Mississauga. Residents are encouraged to participate in a variety of outdoor and indoor events offered by the City. These programs and events provide residents with the opportunity to make Mississauga a healthy, active and engaged community.

“We are excited to celebrate Recreation and Parks Month and Seniors’ Month this June with a variety of activities and events,” said Paul Mitcham, Commissioner of Community Services. “Our programs focus on promoting active lifestyles and the overall well-being and health of residents. No matter what age or ability, residents can access activities and events within their neighbourhoods.”

Seniors’ Month
Seniors’ Month is a province-wide initiative that recognizes the commitment and contributions of older adults to the community. It provides an opportunity to promote programs and services available for older adults living in Mississauga. This year’s theme is “Living Your Best Life”.

  • Older Adult Expo: On June 6 from 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., the City is hosting its annual Mississauga Older Adult Expo at the Hershey Community Rinks. This free event features over 50 vendors, technology and fitness demonstrations, MiWay Tours, and a local Seniors’ Got Talent Show. For information, visit: mississauga.ca/olderadults.• Library Programs for Older Adults: Libraries across Mississauga are celebrating older adults with various events and activities.

    For more information about Seniors’ Month events in Mississauga, visit mississauga.ca/olderadults.

Recreation and Parks Month
Recreation and Parks Month promotes the benefits of being active. It recognizes how recreation and parks contribute to the quality of life for individuals, families and communities. Residents are encouraged to be active and enjoy City recreational programs and spaces.

• Recreation and Cultural Programs: Try a variety of drop-in programs including swims, group exercise and creative classes.

• Outdoor Spaces: Explore the City’s 2,988 hectares (7,384 acres) of parkland, 368 sports fields, 263 playgrounds and over 327 kilometres of trails. For information, visit: mississauga.ca/parks.

For additional information about Recreation and Parks Month and events in Mississauga, visit: http://recandparksmonth.ca/jrpm-events/.

Victory Park Tree Planting Update

I spent Earth Day planting trees with incredible residents in Victory Park. The Toronto and Region Conservation Authority created this great fact sheet showing the impact this planting had – 150 trees and shrubs planted, 245 square meters enhanced and 129 volunteer hours contributed!

Thank you to everyone who came out!

Grown in Peel – Local Produce Markets

Support our local farmers this year. Visit the Grown in Peel website to find local farms and farmers’ markets and to learn what’s in season.

Camp Ignite is Back to Introduce Teen Girls to Firefighting

For the second year-in-a-row, Mississauga Fire and Emergency Services (MFES) will introduce 20 teenaged girls to a potential career in fire service through their innovative weeklong experience, Camp Ignite from July 24 to 28.

Camp Ignite will show teen girls, ages 15 to 19, what a career in fire service could look like through participation in a number of real-world scenarios.

“We are proud of what we started last year through Camp Ignite,” said Tim Beckett, Fire Chief, MFES. “We want all teenagers deciding on career options to understand that the fire service is an option for anyone willing to put in the work. This is a career worth fighting for.”

New this year, camp lead and the City’s first female firefighter, Shelli Varela is offering camp participants access to an online training webinar targeted at helping teen girls recognize what they want and the fear that could be holding them back.

“The reason women aren’t applying to the fire department in big numbers is because of limiting beliefs,” said Varela. “We don’t often challenge that negative voice in our heads that tells us we can’t do something. Camp Ignite combined with this new training will do just that.”

Camp participants will have access to the webinar before they begin Camp Ignite in July. The training will then be widely available to all online after the camp concludes.

During Camp Ignite, the teens will learn a diverse set of skills including:

  • basic firefighting;
  • fighting simulated kitchen and car fires;
  • auto extrication;
  • aerial ladder climbing;
  • search and rescue;
  • forcible entry;
  • team building;
  • use of Self Contained Breathing Apparatus (SCBA);
  • basics of pump/ladder operations;
  • fitness and nutrition;
  • basics of technical rescue;
  • securing hydrants; and
  • highrise operations.

 

Camp Ignite – Details

Who: Teenaged girls ages 15 to 19 working with members of MFES

Where:
Garry W. Morden Centre
7535 Ninth Line
Mississauga, ON
L5N 7C3
[Map]

When: July 24 to 28, 2017

Time: Daily from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Cost: The cost of Camp Ignite is $150. Participants will require steel toe boots and leather work gloves to take part in fire ground activities.

How to Apply: The application form can be found [here]. Applications will be accepted until Sunday, May 28, 2017.

 

Heart House Hospice – Free Seminars and Workshops

Heart House Hospice offers several bereavement programs free for residents. Follow the links below for more information.

Hurontario LRT Open House

The City of Mississauga and Metrolinx will host drop-in open house events for the Hurontario Light Rail Transit Project.

The project team will be available with maps and updated display boards to answer questions and provide updates.

 

Ward 5

June 5, 2017     6-8 p.m.

Frank McKechnie Community Centre
310 Bristol Rd E.

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