Skip to Content

Food Bank Concert Congratulations!

“Thank you so much for putting together one of the most entertaining evenings.  Our entire group enjoyed themselves immensely.  The talent was outstanding and the success shows how dedicated and organized you are.  That was an example of true professionalism top to bottom.  My son was absolutely thrilled and has been practicing guitar without me having to hassle him.  Thank you for working so diligently with me to get my group in order.  Appreciate all you have done and look forward to our next opportunity to work together.”

Mary Sheridan, Precise Park Link, Lead Sponsor


“I hope it’s hours before you get to this email, as you truly do deserve a rest after all you accomplished last evening.  Such an amazing success, and we were thrilled to have been a part of it.  All 5 of us on hand from Purolator enjoyed an exceptional evening, and were honoured to have done it for such a great cause.  Please keep us in mind as you turn your minds to a second annual – we would be pleased to be a part of such a great burgeoning tradition.  Rest up, and enjoy the glow.”

Sarah Hamza, Director, Public Affairs, Purolator Inc.


“Good morning Carolyn, hope you are alive and well after all your great work in organizing such a spectacular event.  Kudos to you and all the people who helped you.  You once again have proven to many people that you are truly ‘One of a Kind’ when it comes to doing what you say you will do and making everything you put your heart and soul into an outstanding success.  I am sure this will also prove to be true in Ward 5 as well.  Mississauga needs you back on Council as a voice of reason and probably the one person who can guide our great City with honesty and integrity for years to come.  You have always told the truth and have stuck by your principles no matter what the consequences.”

Terry Butt




Article: Event A Great Success

July 5, 2011

It’s easy to kick somebody when they’re down.

And, in the case of former Ward 6 Councillor Carolyn Parrish, it would have been easy for her to walk away from public service after suffering a humbling defeat in last October’s municipal election.

But, after allowing herself sufficient time to dry her tears, collect her thoughts and pick herself up by the bootstraps, Parrish is back in a big way.

One day after confirming that she’ll throw her hat into the proverbial ring to run in September’s Ward 5 by-election, Parrish will step back into the civic spotlight – literally.  She’ll be at centre stage in Hammerson Hall tomorrow night at the first-ever Mississauga Food Bank Concert.

Parrish was the driving force behind the rockin’ fundraiser that will also celebrate the food bank’s 25th anniversary.

She has arranged a stellar line-up of homegrown Mississauga talent that includes former Triumph guitar god Rik Emmett.  Also on the bill are operatic tenor Michael Ciufo, jazz vocalist Carol McCartney, bluesman Chuck Jackson, rocker Suzie McNeil and country singer Marshall Dane.  Comedian Mike Bullard will act as master of ceremonies.

More than 1,000 tickets, ranging in price from $50 – $150, have been sold.  That’s thanks in large part to the organizer’s ability to both sweet talk and twist arms.  For weeks, she has worked the phones and called in favours.

The end result is a great event that will support a worthy cause.

Credit where credit is due, we say.  Great job, Carolyn!