The 10th Annual Doors Open Mississauga event takes place on Saturday, September 28, 2013.  Participating buildings and sites will highlight their unique architectural, heritage, natural or cultural features and stories.

This year’s Doors Open Mississauga will include the beautifully renovated Holcim Waterfront Estate, located at 2700 Lakeshore Road West – on the Oakville-Mississauga boarder.


The property features the main house (Harding House, named after Kathleen Harding, the estate’s longest resident), a Coach House and a large tented area to host weddings and other outdoor events.  The tent is equipped to host functions for up to 200 guests and the main house for 55 guests.


ATA Architects and City Staff will provide tours and information about the history of the property, buildings and grounds between 10 am and 2 pm on September 28.  Live performances, tours and other activities will be taking place during the event.


For more information, please contact Julie Mitchell at 905-615-4840 x2122.

Please mark your calendars and plan to attend.

AGM – Annual General Meeting – September 30, 2013

AGM Monday September 30, 2013

 Lorne Park High School 7.30 pm

We are delighted to invite you to our AGM

Meet your executive who will update on activities

this past year and a give a peak into our plans for the next year

We have lined up some interesting guest speakers who will address the environment and how our area is being protected

Councillor Pat Mullin will join us and give us a

quick update on issues facing this area

Please make a note of the date

See you then

You can update your membership at the meeting also.


4th Annual Big Hug for Whiteoaks Park

Saturday May 25th was a beautiful day for the 4th Annual Big Hug for Whiteoaks Park. Cool, sunny weather with not a cloud in the sky saw local residents remove over 150 kg of garlic mustard, spread fresh mulch along parts of the trail and plant 50 new shrubs behind the Whiteoaks School.
The Park is benefitting from previous years’ efforts.  The spread of garlic mustard has been kept in check in those areas where we focused our attention but there is still more work to be done.  Check the website for next year’s date and help preserve our park for all to enjoy.
Big Hug 1 Big Hug 2 Big Hug 3

8th Annual Spring Garden Tour


Canadian Cancer Society’s 8th Annual Spring Garden Tour 2013

Explore Beautiful Gardens of Lorne Park


MISSISSAUGA, Ontario–May 26, 2013 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. – Homeowners in the Lorne Park Neighbourhood have graciously agreed to open their picturesque gardens to the public for viewing on Sunday, May 26 from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. to support the fight against cancer.

Paul Zammit an award winning gardener who is currently the Nancy Eaton Director of Horticulture at Toronto Botanical Garden, and has appeared both on television and in print, will enlighten garden tour visitors at Benares Historic House.  As well, to further enhance our visitors’ experience, local musicians will perform instrumental music in some of the gardens throughout the day.

For further information please contact the Canadian Cancer Society, 2227 South Millway, Suite 202 Mississauga, ON. L5L 3R6. (905) 608-8411 Pam Kiez ext.3857 or email


Advance Ticket price is $15.00

Ticket price on Tour Day is $20.00


All proceeds will be donated to the Canadian Cancer Society.

Home for the Holidays – Museums of Mississauga

Christmas in Clarkson

Christmas in Clarkson is just around the corner. We encourage you to invite all your family & friends on Nov 29th @ 7pm to 1880 Lakeshore Rd W.

Bring a mug for free hot chocolate& a non perishable food item for The Compass. There will be a petting zoo, caroling and musical entertainment from local churches and community groups. Rumor has it that Mr. & Mrs. Claus will be arriving by fire truck too.

The Victoria Baker Street Carolers will once again be strolling the Village from 4pm.

We have encouraged our businesses to decorate their storefronts for the holidays

Special thanks to Holcim Canada & Chartwell Baptist Church for partnering with us. I have attached a poster, if you are able to post on your Facebook or website we would appreciate it.

We look forward in seeing you all there



Roxanne McKenzie, CAIB

Chair, Clarkson BIA

Halloween Fun Fest

Annual General Meeting (AGM)


MPP Charles Sousa, Guest Speaker


Whiteoaks Lorne Park Community Association

Annual General Meeting (AGM)

Monday September 24th 2012 7:30pm

at Lorne Park Secondary School


We are very pleased to welcome MPP Charles Sousa as our guest speaker. He currently serves as Ontario’s Minister of Citizenship and Immigration and Minister Responsible for the 2015 Pan/Parapan American Games.  The upcoming games will be the main topic of his address to you, our members.  If time permits, he will also speak about issues relevant to South Mississauga.

Our Annual General Meeting is a great opportunity to hear more about what your association is doing to keep you informed about our community.  We will also be electing officers and directors so come and meet the folks who work so hard on your behalf.  Updates to the constitution will also be voted on.  Please attend and have your say.

Our Annual General Meeting is open to Association members only.  New and renewal memberships

can be processed at the door.  Cash or cheque will be welcomed.  Membership per household is still only $20.00 for two years or $10.00 for one year.   Please arrive early to make a payment.

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Amendment Number 1:

Add to Article VII – Government

Section 10 – In the event that the Whiteoaks Lorne Park Community Association is to be dissolved, any two of the signing officers will be responsible for closing out the Association bank account(s) after all outstanding bills have been paid. Any money remaining will be donated to a charitable or community organization that carries on their work in the City of Mississauga, as decided by a majority vote of the Board of Directors.



To qualify for City of Mississauga affiliation status there must be a dissolution clause in the constitution.


Amendment Number 2:

Existing Article VII – Government

Section 4 – The Board of Directors alone shall make and approve any agreement or contract with any person, firm, or corporation, which then shall be signed by the President and countersigned by the Secretary.



Section 4 – The Board of Directors alone shall make and approve any agreement or contract with any person, firm, or corporation, which then shall be signed by the President or Vice President and countersigned by the Secretary.



By including the Vice President the constitution is more flexible.


Amendment Number 3:

Existing Article VII – Government

Section 7 – Funds of the Association shall be deposited in a Chartered Bank and shall be withdrawn only as authorized by the Board of Directors. Cheques shall be signed by any two of the following three Officers: President, Treasurer, or Secretary.


Section 7 – Funds of the Association shall be deposited in a Chartered Bank and shall be withdrawn only as authorized by the Board of Directors. Cheques shall be signed by any two of the following four Officers: President, Vice President, Treasurer, or Secretary.


By including the Vice President the constitution is more flexible.




Upcoming Election of Association Executive

Article IX of the constitution of the Whiteoaks Lorne Park Community Association indicates that not less than 10 days before our annual meeting, the names of all candidates being recommended for election as Directors and Officers must be presented to members.  In accordance with the constitution, this Newsletter is serving the purposes of officially notifying the membership of the date and time of the Annual General Meeting and is presenting the Report of the Nomination Committee for the one-year term 2012-2013 as follows:

President Eric Smith

Vice President Doug House

Treasurer Ian Spalding

Secretary Donna McCuaig

**There is no Past President at this time



Doug Bird Sandy Dollimore

Sylvia Bird Todor Yordanov

Ralph Hafer * Scott Newhouse*

*New Nominations


The constitution provides for the election of not fewer than eight and not more than fourteen Directors.

Members wishing to propose another person(s) to be elected as Director(s) must do so by submitting in writing to the Secretary ( not less than five calendar days prior to the Annual General Meeting, the name of the proposed Director(s), the names of the members who are nominating and seconding their nomination, and the agreement , in writing of the person(s) being proposed to accept the office of Director(s) if elected at the Annual General Meeting.

If there are more than 14 persons nominated to serve as Director there shall be a vote, by secret ballot, for Directors.  Only duly paid members shall vote and each member shall cast only one ballot.  Proxies will not be recognized.  The 14 nominees receiving the largest number of votes shall be duly elected and shall assume office following the elections.

If the Secretary receives no nomination papers within the prescribed time, the chair of the Annual General Meeting, may, with approval of a majority of those present, dispense with a secret ballot and ask those present to accept the Report of the Nominating Committee.

Within 30 days of the Annual General Meeting, a meeting of Directors shall be held to confirm the election of Officers.


The 3rd Annual Whiteoaks-Lorne Park Pumpkin Parade!

The 3rd Annual Whiteoaks-Lorne Park Pumpkin Parade!

7:00pm, Thursday, November 1st, 2012 in Whiteoaks Park


We are proud to announce that the 3rd annual Whiteoaks-Lorne Park Pumpkin Parade will be held on Thursday, November 1st in Whiteoaks Park.  Bring your friends, neighbours, families – and carved pumpkins! – for a dramatic stroll through the park to view HUNDREDS of jack-o-lanterns from the neighbourhood.


Beginning at 7:00pm, these pumpkins will provide a unique winding path through the park illuminated by the happy, crazy, silly and downright scary faces of our neighbourhood’s Halloween pumpkins.


This event depends on you!

Please bring your carved pumpkins to the parking lot beside Whiteoaks Park Tennis Club in Whiteoaks Park any time after

12 noon on November 1st (the earlier the better!) for inclusion in the parade.  Tea lights will be provided.  The walk will begin at 7:00pm from the same location.


All pumpkins will be composted after the event, so you’re doing your part for the environment too!



please check our website at:


This event is proudly brought to you by your Whiteoaks-Lorne Park Community Association



Subject: 3rd Annual Pumpkin Parade – VOLUNTEERS NEEDED!


The Whiteoaks-Lorne Park Community Association is pleased to announce the 3rd Annual WLPCA Pumpkin Parade which will take place on November 1st in Whiteoaks Park!  The details of this event, which was terrific fun last year with hundreds of people and even more pumpkins, are outlined in the attached flyer.

At this time we are asking for community volunteers to help ensure that this year’s event is also a great success.  In order to pull this off, we require volunteers across the following areas on November 1st:


–          Early Event Set-up – 12-5pm – arranging pumpkins along the path as they are dropped off

–          Final Event Set-up – 5-7pm – placing and lighting tea lights in pumpkins, set-up of hot chocolate and membership tables, etc.

–          Event Safety and Support – 7-8:30pm – serving as an ‘Pumpkin Parade Ambassador’ stationed along the path with flashlight to ensure everything runs smoothly

–          Event Clean-up – 8:30-9:30pm – removing pumpkins from the path for pick-up by the City for composting


If you are interested in volunteering, please respond directly to Sandy Dollimore at and indicate which timeframe you are available for.  We will then be back in touch prior to the event with a final volunteer schedule.

Thank you for your support.  We look forward to seeing you on November 1st!



The Whiteoaks Lorne Park Community Association


PS – We also need as many wheelbarrows as possible to transport pumpkins, so please let us know if you can bring your wheelbarrow!!