Suicide Prevention Community Conversation

Stella Ambler, MP will be hosting a conversation for interested community
members, leaders, associations and stakeholders such as local experts,
service providers, healthcare providers, local police, teachers, and social
workers and to discuss suicide prevention in our community.

This meeting is part of the 308 Conversations initiative launched by the
Mental Health Commission of Canada, and is designed to gather valuable
insight and ideas surrounding suicide prevention across Canada. The goal is
to share the best ideas and work together to create lasting solutions that
will serve our communities. 308 Conversations will provide Canadians with
information on the actions and initiatives taking place in their own

The conversation allows our community to share what’s working, where the
gaps are when it comes to suicide prevention and strategize what each of us
can do to make a difference.

The Mental Health Commission will gather the results to produce a working
model with tools and solutions that can be shared as a resource for
communities across Canada.

DATE:           Thursday, August 28, 2014

TIME:           9:30 a.m. Registration

                        10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

PLACE:        Clarkson Community Centre, Sheridan Room

                        2475 Truscott Drive, Mississauga, Ontario L5J 2B5

To RSVP (by Monday, August 25th) and for more information about the meeting,
please contact:

Office of Stella Ambler, Member of Parliament for Mississauga South

Tel: (905) 278-4111



Coyote in the area!

Warning for residents of Spring Road and vicinity.

Please be aware that a cat was attacked by a coyote on Spring Road on Saturday night.  The owner of the cat wanted to make everyone aware of this attack in case this coyote poses further risk to others in the community.




I am announcing today that I will not be seeking re-election as Councillor for Ward 2 in Mississauga, in the forthcoming municipal election on October 27th.

I am considering letting my name go forward for election in November as Chair of Peel Region.

I want to thank the residents of Ward 2 for their support since I was first elected to City Council in 1985.  I consider it an honour and a privilege to have been their representative.

Ward 2 has 14 Ratepayer Associations.  Each is active in its own area.  Collectively they represent a vigorous and thoughtful citizenry that engages energetically and intelligently in the municipal issues that touch them and the wider community.  Their advice and good sense have been a constant source of strength for me and I am grateful.

I also want to thank my colleagues on Council, past and present, for their vital role in making Mississauga one of the top cities in Canada.  I am optimistic that Mississauga’s future is a bright and prosperous one.

I would like to thank the Senior Leadership team and all of our staff at the City and the Region for their support and guidance. They work tirelessly to achieve the highest standards.  Our teams are unmatched in any Municipality and it has been humbling to work alongside some of the brightest and most talented people in the country.



Pat Mullin


—Mississauga Mayor and Councillors

—Mississauga Leadership Team

—Ward 2 Ratepayer Association Presidents


“Mississauga Remembers” – 100th Anniversary of the beginning of Canada’s involvement in the First World War




Your Invitation

Wednesday August 6th, 2014, 11:00am

Mississauga Central Library,

Arts & History Department, 3rd Floor
301 Burnhamthorpe Rd W, Mississauga, ON



August 4th, 2014 marks the 100th Anniversary of the beginning of Canada’s involvement in the First World War.  “Mississauga Remembers” is an ongoing Heritage Mississauga program that recognizes and acknowledges the contributions made by our community during wartime. Both at home and on the front, local men and women have served from as early as the War of 1812 until today. As the anniversary approaches of the First World War, much has been done to research and record the local fallen and the work done at home to support the soldiers and the war effort. Help us remember, preserve and share the story of Mississauga’s sacrifices in the First World War. The first in a series of exhibits, publications and presentations, the“Soldier’s Kit-Bag”exhibit examines the life of a soldier on the front.



This exhibit brings to life some of those items a local soldier would have carried in his “kit-bag” as well as a number of the gifts he may have received from home. This travelling exhibit will be located in libraries across Mississauga and at First World War commemorative events over the next four years.




For more information on the contributions made by members of our community, please visit


With thanks to our sponsors


Heritage Mississauga is a not-for-profit charity dedicated to researching, recording and communicating Mississauga’s heritage. We are Mississauga’s heritage source and for over 50 years have worked tirelessly to ensure the heritage of our city is preserved for future generations. Funds raised at this event will support the Heritage Resource Centre that the organization operates at The Robinson-Adamson House, The Grange (charitable registration no:11924 5660 RR0001).



For more information please contact Heritage Mississauga at 905-828-8411 ext. “0” or by email


Heritage Mississauga acknowledges with thanks, financial assistance from:




Every Friday at the Verandah – Benares Summer Concerts

The Friends of the Museums of Mississauga are pleased to announce another summer of great music “On the Verandah” at Benares Historic House.

Come early and enjoy the beautiful grounds of this magnificent house, wander the lawns, enjoy the flowers and the atmosphere of peace and serenity. Bring along your lawn chairs, perhaps a picnic supper and choose your spot on the lawn in front of the Verandah. We even have a few picnic tables for your use and a concession stand for light refreshments.

Every Friday evening we welcome a new musician or musical group; some love playing “On the Verandah” so much that they return season after season. This year we celebrate our 10th anniversary of these concerts and some of our musicians have been with us each year. We have a wonderful selection of music; something to suit all tastes. With thirteen concerts it is impossible to name them all, but we have a brass sextet, several folk singers, A Children’s Choir and a Youth Orchestra, a clarinet quartet, acoustic guitars, a jazz vocalist, a classical violinist, an award winning guitarist and more. You will hear music from Beethoven to Gershwin; from the 18 century to the 21st. Our musicians have performed around the globe and have won recognition and awards for outstanding concert performances.

July 4 – Quantum Brass.

This six piece Brass group has been together for over 5 years. These local musicians play an entertaining mix of happy music from classical to popular, big band to Dixieland, show tunes to sing-a-longs and more (including a few stories to go with the music). Perfect for a warm spring evening.

July 11 – Subhadra Vijhaykumar

is a South Indian Classical Violinist. As a faculty member at the Royal Conservatory of Music, her performances with her students at the “World and Urban Music Showcase” and for the “City of Missisauga’s Rhythms from Around the World Festival” have received excellent reviews from both audience and the media. She has performed at venues across Canada, the Far East and England.

July 18 – Paganini Strings.

We are excited to be part of this summer’s “On the Verandah Series” All under the age of 22, the musicians have been performing together for 5 years. Classically trained and versatile, we share our passion for music at weddings and charity events. We have shared the stage with performers at venues across Southwestern Ontario – including Toronto’s Roy Thomson Hall, Ottawa’s National Art Centre and Kleinburgs’ McMichael Art Gallery. Enjoy a great performance on a beautiful summer night! Contact:;; Daniela 647- 444-7632 or

July 25 – Rob Tardik.

As a multi-award winning guitarist and instrumental music artist Rob has performed at venues all across North America including Catalina Island, Glenn Gould Theatre and Roy Thompson Hall. Rob has had multiple songs go to the Top 10 on the U.S Billboard Charts in 2011 and 2012. He is out promoting/touring his 4th CD “Limitless” this summer and was the 2007 Mississauga Established Performing Artist of the Year and 2010 Canadian Contemporary Jazz Guitarist of the Year. Rob always finds a way to combine his guitar virtuosity and keen melodic sense to create his smooth sound. Contact:

August 1 – Moira Nelson and Elena

look forward to returning and delighting audiences once more at the “On the Verandah” concert series. These two multi-instrumentalists perform not only their signature style – a blend of Celtic, traditional and original music, but are also branching out into something a little different. Blending vocal harmonies, harp, cello and guitar these two musicians are sure to entertain. Contact:

August 8 – Halton Mississauga Youth Orchestra.

HMYO is an amalgamation of two long established youth orchestras (the Halton Youth Symphony and the Mississauga Youth Orchestra) into a new and stronger organization with more than 70 years combined. The HMYO consists of two distinct performing groups. Our senior group is a full symphony orchestra of 75 musicians led by our Music Director- Dr. Greg Burton. Our junior group is a strings only group of 45 musicians conducted by Caron Allen. Contact:

August 15 – Alex Sinclair

has spent over 30 years as a professional musician. Many of those years were spent touring internationally and recording with the folk band Tamarack. He has written many songs on commission for the CBC, labour groups, and teachers’ organizations. Alex has an extensive repertoire of songs, both original and traditional, covering a wide swath of Ontario history. Contact:

August 22 – Age of Reason

David and Michelle played at the very first performance of “On the Verandah” Maria and Chris joined in the fun the following year. Ever since, they have delighted our audiences at Benares’ and have evolved to cover a broad range of music from the 60’s, 70’s, 80’s and beyond. We hope you enjoy the music as much as they enjoy performing these classic songs for you! Contact: www.

August 29 – The Denise Leslie Jazz Trio.

Denise Leslie has been performing jazz at clubs and private functions in the GTA for ten years and has recently enjoyed collaborating with the Mississauga Big Band Jazz Ensemble. Denise enchants when she sings – switching from bittersweet angst one moment to bubbling joy the next. Listen for the fun she has with phrasing – always “upping the ante” on the swing factor!



Benares Historic House is located at 1507 Clarkson Road N. in Mississauga. At intermission, we bring around our collection baskets for your donations. We suggest $5.00 – $10 per person, $15-$20.00 per family. I promise they are worth much more. After expenses, the money we raise provides busses to transport Peel students to the Museums for our inspiring educational programmes which introduce the children to Mississauga’s interesting local history.

For more information, call the Museums of Mississauga at 905-615-4860, ext. 2110 or visit





The City of Mississauga’s Forestry Department has notified us that they will be putting out their gypsy moth traps early next week as the caterpillars are starting to pupate and the gypsy moths will be appearing very shortly.


If you have not as yet hung up your traps, it would be a good time to do so.  If you have a gypsy moth trap from last year, the pheromone should be replaced for it to remain effective.


If you do not have a trap, they can be purchased, along with replacement pheromones, at local garden centres such as Sheridan Nurseries.  As well, the Urban Nature Store at Dundas/Winston Churchill (in the Mandarin Plaza) is a good source.


In the coming months, you should keep a look out for the egg masses on your trees and destroy them.  The egg masses are the size of a loonie and light brown/chamois coloured.


Listed below are recommendations from the City of Mississauga.  For more information, please visit:


Once in this link, click on “Tree Pests” and click on gypsy moth or other pests of interest.


What you can do

All residents, especially those in neighbourhoods with a high density of oak trees, are encouraged to manage populations on their property by implementing the following pest management controls:

  • picking caterpillars off foliage, tree trunks and branches and soaking them in soapy water to destroy them (May to July)
  • placing sticky bands on tree trunks (May to July)
  • installing burlap wraps around tree trunks and then collecting and destroying the caterpillars (May to September)
  • using pheromone traps to capture and confuse male moths (June – August)
  • scraping off and destroying egg masses (August – May)




REGION OF PEEL – Mark your calendar and plan to join us on Wednesday, June 18, 2014 as we welcome Author/ Lecturer/ Researcher – Dr. Paul Connett from Binghamton, New York, for an important information packed evening.
Dr. Connett is the co-author of ‘The Case Against Fluoride’.  He holds a bachelors degree from the University of Cambridge and a PhD in chemistry from Dartmouth College and is a retired Professor of Environmental Chemistry and Toxicology at St. Lawrence University.
Dr. Connett has researched the literature on fluoride’s toxicity and the fluoridation debate for 17 years. He has given presentations at the International Society for Fluoride Research conferences around the world.
Highly sought after by countless community groups, Dr. Connett empowers residents with the knowledge to advocate for safe drinking water for all.
Communities around the world are ending fluoridation because they have learned the truth.  Now, it’s up to the citizenry in the Region of Peel, to make our voices heard so that we too, can join the many communities who have safe fluoride freetap water.
Knowledge is powerful!  This meeting is one you don’t want to miss. 
Time:  7:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.
Location:  Iona Catholic Secondary School
Address:  2170 South Sheridan Way, Mississauga ON
Liesa Cianchino
On Behalf of the Concerned Residents of Peel to End Fluoridation
Founding Member of the Worldwide Alliance to End Fluoridation


10 Facts About Fluoride 


An interview with award-winning journalist, Christopher Bryson, about his ground breaking book

The Fluoride Deception.

Professionals speaking out on Water Fluoridation
Professional Perspectives on Water Fluoridation (28:47)




For the Provincial Election


Come & Hear the Candidates Address Your Issues


Tuesday June 3, 2014 @ 7:00p.m.

Clarkson Secondary School Auditorium

2524 Bromsgrove Rd, Mississauga


Mississauga South Candidates

(in alphabetical order)


Boris Rosolak                        NDP


Charles Sousa                       Liberal Party


Effie Triantafilopoulos             Conservative Party

Sponsored by your South West Mississauga Ratepayers Associations


  • Clarkson Fairfields South Ratepayers Association
  • Hillcrest Ratepayers Association
  • Lorne Park Estates Association
  • Meadow Wood Rattray Ratepayers Association
  • Park Royal Community Association
  • Sherwood Forrest Ratepayers Association
  • Whiteoaks Lorne Park Community Association


Questions from our moderators and the public


Doors Open at 6:30 p.m.

All are welcome.   Limited seating

Donations of food for THE COMPASS would be appreciated


May 2014 Newsletter

May 2014 Newsletter – Lorne Park White Oaks Community


Please click on the link above to see the newsletter.


Migratory Bird Walk at Rattray Marsh

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