The Walk to Fight Arthritis is happening in over 40 locations on June 4, 2017. The Walk has raised over $8 million to date in the last seven years and is hosted each year to spread awareness and promote understanding about arthritis. The funds raised during the Walk help to fund imperative scientific research and each dollar brings us one step closer to finding a cure.
The Bradley Museum is celebrating its 50th anniversary in 2017 and the Museums of Mississauga would like to take the opportunity to say “thank you” to the volunteers, staff, residents and partners that have supported the Museums over the past 50 years. The event will include an official ceremony at 11 am with honoured guest Mayor Bonnie Crombie, Ward 2 Councillor Karen Ras, Heritage Mississauga, The Friends of the Museums of Mississauga, Culture Division and The Peel Aboriginal Network.
There will be a cake cutting with old fashioned lemonade, an exhibition of dresses from the past 50 years, activities, games and crafts for the whole family.
Event begins at 10 a.m. with cake cutting and speeches at 11:00 a.m.
Please RSVP through Event brite or call Kelly Kubik, Community Program Supervisor at 905-615-4860 X 2111
Saturday, 24 June 2017 from 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM (EDT)
Have an idea about a library program, a City-owned recreation facility or something you’d like to see at a local park? Tell us about it. The City is creating long-range plans for the next five to 10 years for the City’s Culture, Recreation, Parks & Forestry, Library and Fire & Emergency Services.
“As Mississauga continues to grow, so does the number of residents using City-run programs, services and facilities,” said Paul Mitcham, Commissioner, Community Services. “It’s important to understand what the community sees as priorities so we can ensure we continue to meet their needs now and in the future.”
To create these plans, input from the community will be combined with feedback from other stakeholders, targeted user groups, data and trends. Plans will address concerns about existing programs and services, align with Council priorities and investigate innovative and unique opportunities to enhance City services and programs. The Culture Division recently completed a series of public meetings focused on the future of arts and culture in the city.
Mitcham added, “Getting feedback from the community is essential when it comes to preparing service area plans. Residents and stakeholders provide a lot of great insights into understanding community priorities and needs, gaps in services or programs where funds need to be spent and ideas to consider in the future.”
Over the next 14 months, City staff will work with consultants to:
• gather insights, ideas and thoughts about the future direction for Culture, Recreation, Parks & Forestry, Library and Fire & Emergency Services;
• host a number of community engagement initiatives including resident surveys, face-to-face sessions and online feedback;
• cluster information with other sources of data to drive the creation of the plans;
• reach out to the public and staff for feedback on draft plans; and
• present each plan to City Council for review and approval.
Residents interested in sharing their thoughts can do so via an online survey, email, telephone, participating in a public meeting or attending a community event. For more information about how to provide feedback, visit mississauga.ca/yourfuture.
May 3, 2017 – Environment Canada has issued a special weather statement for many communities in Southern Ontario with wet weather returning Thursday, May 4. Water levels in Lake Ontario having risen approximately 40 cm since the beginning of April. Above normal precipitation and the melting winter snow pack have resulted in higher lake levels in all the Great Lakes. Elevated lake levels are expected for several months before receding.
Higher water levels increase the potential for flooding and erosion. Storms and storm surges may compound the effects and lead to shoreline flooding. Elevated water levels combined with heavy wave action have led to some erosion of natural beaches, bluffs and structures along the shoreline.
Water levels in the Credit River and other Lake Ontario tributaries have increased due to backwater from Lake Ontario.
Residents are urged to exercise caution along the shoreline and lakefront areas. Elevated lake levels combined with wave activity can make these areas dangerous.
Credit Valley Conservation staff continue to monitor weather and lake conditions and will issue public warnings as conditions warrant.
Additional information regarding current and forecasted Great Lakes water levels can be found at the following websites:
- April 25, 2017 media release from the International Lake Ontario – St. Lawrence River Board: http://ijc.org/en_/islrbc/news?news_id=597
- Great Lakes water levels and related data from Environment Canada: https://www.ec.gc.ca/eau-water/default.asp?lang=En&n=F6F3D96B-1
For more information, please contact Credit Valley Conservation’s Jeff Wong at (905) 670-1615, ext. 269 or firstname.lastname@example.org.