Mississauga Little Aces

MISSISSAUGA LITTLE ACES TENNIS COMMUNITY LAUNCHES MISSISSAUGA LITTLE ACES TENNIS WEEK IN APRIL OF 2012

 

Mississauga Little Aces launches project aimed to engage Mississauga youth under 12

 

Mississauga, March 12, 2012 – Mississauga Little Aces Tennis Community (“MLATC”), a coordinated effort between Tennis Canada, the Ontario Tennis Association, and the City of Mississauga, the Peel District School Board and community /indoor tennis clubs has announced the launch of Mississauga Little Aces Tennis Week during the last two weekends of April in 2012.

 

Children ages 5-12 will have the opportunity to try and learn “progressive tennis” in five locations in Mississauga. Progressive Tennis also known as mini-tennis, is a new way of teaching the sport which allows players 5 years and older to learn and play the game more quickly and successfully. Progressive Tennis uses a systematic progression of court sizes, balls, and racquets, to scale the game down to an appropriate level. Try events will take place at Quenippenon Meadows Park, Meadowvale West Tennis Club in North Mississauga; and Mohawk Park Tennis Club, Sheridan Tennis Club, the Ontario Racquet Club in South Mississauga.

 

The tennis try event (ages 5-12) at ORC will be held on April 29 from 1-3 pm. The day’s event will include music, free tennis, games, free prizes, free BBQ, and high-energy tennis demonstration. Children will have the opportunity to experience the fun of mini-tennis using age-appropriate equipment, with the support of tennis professionals and volunteer supervisors. To register for this event, visit www.mississaugalittleaces.com

 

MLATC is a project piloted in Mississauga two years ago with an aim to introduce affordable and accessible tennis programs for children and families in gyms, community centers, community/indoor tennis clubs and schools. Based on the success of the Mississauga model, this project is now expanding across the country in major cities such as North York, Surrey, Edmonton, Montreal, Kelowna, Saskatoon, and Winnipeg.

 

For more information, visit www.mississaugalittleacescom or call Albert at 647-823-8833

 

Canadian Cancer Society’s 7th Annual Spring Garden Tour 2012

Canadian Cancer Society’s 7th Annual Spring Garden Tour 2012

Explore Beautiful Gardens in the Lorne Park Neighbourhood

 

MISSISSAUGA, Ontario–May 27, 2012  10 a.m. – 4 p.m. – Homeowners in the Lorne Park Neighbourhood have graciously agreed to open their picturesque gardens to the public view on Sunday, May 27 from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. to support the fight against cancer.

Marjorie Harris, author & gardening columnist for the Globe & Mail, will enlighten garden tour visitors at one of our lovely garden locations.  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 to georgetowndufferinpeel@ontario.cancer.ca

 

Advance Ticket price is $15.00

Ticket price on Tour Day is $20.00

 

All proceeds will be donated to the Canadian Cancer Society.

Service of Hope and Encouragement

Sunday, March 25, 2:30 p.m. Christ Church United, 1700 Mazo Cres., will hold a Service of Hope and Encouragement for those who walk with cancer and those who journey with them, of any faith tradition. The service will include storytellers, special music and a guest speaker from Credit Valley Hospital. Displays with resource and support information along with refreshments will follow the service. Please call 905-822-9834for more information or visit www.christchurch-ucc.com.

MAPLE MAGIC

 FAMILY FUN – MAPLE MAGIC – Mississauga’s Award-Winning Maple Syrup Festival

 

Come visit the Bradley Museum during March Break to enjoy Mississauga’s annual maple syrup season and Mississauga’s own maple syrup festival – Maple Magic!

 

From March 10th to the 18th, and new this year an additional weekend – March 24th and March 25th, 2012, you can come to experience the magic of Maple time! Enjoy horse-drawn wagon rides, as well as pancakes served daily in our Log Cabin, guided tours, kids’ crafts, free samples and more.  Visit the Sweet Water Camp, a recreated First Nations’ campsite where you can learn about the lore and legends surrounding the first discovery of this marvellous sugar water that oozes out of maple trees.  Oversize outdoor board games will provide lots of fun for your family.  On the weekends soar up into the air in a Forestry Division bucket truck (March 17th & 18th) – all this in addition to learning about maple syrup production past and present.  A petting zoo will be on-site March 10th & 17th!

 

Saturday and Sunday weekend hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., March 10th, 11th, 17th, 18th, 24th and 25th.

Monday to Friday weekday hours are 12 to 4 p.m., March 12th to 16th.

 

Special theme each weekday:

Monday March 12th is “Grandparents’ Day” so bring your grandkids out for an afternoon of fun.  Free Activity Passes to any Mississauga recreation centre will be issued to the first 100 grandparents who come with grandkids in tow!

Tuesday March 13th we will be celebrating ‘Earth Day’ early,

Wednesday March 14th join us for ‘Tell me a Story’ with local authors and actors on site reliving a simpler time and local folklore.

Thursday March 15th features ‘Canadian Eh!‘ as we celebrate Canada, and to end the weekday celebrations,

Friday March 16th, bring your favourite Teddy and join us as we have activities for young and old Teddies throughout the site.  In addition

Saturday March 17th will be “Green Day” for St. Patrick’s Day so we encourage everyone to come dressed in green and join in on the festivities.
A detailed list of daily activities can also be found on our website.

 

Many thanks to our sponsors Holcim Canada, the Friends of the Museums of Mississauga as well as all our many dedicated volunteers.

 

Bradley Museum is located at 1620 Orr Road in Mississauga, just south of Lakeshore Road and east off of Southdown Road.  Admission is just $17.17 (+tax) for a Family of 2 adults and 3 childrenHorse and Wagon rides are $2 eachPancakes are $5 per serving.

 

For details visit our website www.museumsofmississauga.com or call the Bradley Museum at 905-615-4860.  Get-up-to date information on what’s happening at the Museums by following us on Facebook under ‘Mississauga Culture’ and Twitter under ‘SaugaCulture’

 

For More Information

Contact Kelly Kubik, Community Program Supervisor, Museums of Mississauga

kelly.kubik@mississauga.ca

905-615-4860

 

 

Public Consultation Workshops – Second Units (basement apartments/in-law suites)

PUBLIC INVITED TO PARTICIPATE

Mississauga’s Affordable Housing Strategy and Action Plan

Public Consultation Workshops – Second Units (basement apartments/in-law suites)

 

The City of Mississauga is hosting public meetings/workshops on basement apartments and in-law suites.

The second units are currently not legal in Mississauga, but the provincial government recently passed a law that requiresall municipalities to allow second units in homes.

 

As the City develops a housing strategy, it wants to discuss with residents how it can allow the units, but still preserve neighbourhood character and safety while maintaining services.

 

Once public consultation is completed, the City will develop regulations.

 

If you are interested in participating, please register at www.mississauga.ca/housingchoices or call (905) 615-3200 ext. 2037 between 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m.

 

For workshop dates and  locations, please see the following:

Public Session Notice-Second Units


The 9th Annual Mississauga Marathon

 

The 9th Annual Mississauga Marathon will take place Saturday May 5 and Sunday May 6, 2012.

 

To register as a participant, volunteer or for any other inquiries please visit the Official Mississauga Marathon website at:www.mississaugamarathon.com or call (905) 949-2931.

 

 

 

Information about the marathon itself :

 

2012 Mississauga Marathon Fact Sheet PDF

Map of course routes:

Full, Half & Corporate Relay Map Only


Canadian Cancer Society’s 7th Annual Spring Garden Tour 2012

Explore Beautiful Gardens in the Lorne Park Neighbourhood

 

MISSISSAUGA, Ontario–May 27, 2012  10 a.m. – 4 p.m. – Homeowners in the Lorne Park Neighbourhood have graciously agreed to open their picturesque gardens to the public view on Sunday, May 27 from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. to support the fight against cancer.

A guest speaker will enlighten garden tour visitors at one of our lovely garden locations.  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 to georgetowndufferinpeel@ontario.cancer.ca

 

Advance Ticket price is $15.00

Ticket price on Tour Day is $20.00

 

All proceeds will be donated to the Canadian Cancer Society.

Presidents Message

At our AGM on September 26th, our guest speaker Councillor Pat Mullin gave us a very comprehensive update on the activities affecting our community, Boyd Upper gave us some history and an update on the Power Plant and your Directors were elected. As your new President I will review our last year’s activities and give you a heads up on this year’s plans.

One of the most important objectives of our Association is to bring together the residents of Whiteoaks and Lorne Park through community spirited events for the betterment of the community.

This year we organised two events that certainly met that objective:

Our second annual Pumpkin Parade where many of you brought your carved jack lanterns to the Whiteoaks Park the day after Halloween. There were hundreds and we laid them along the pathways forming a great colourful spectacle for people young and old who walked the magic pathway in awe of the imagination and creativity.

Yes we will do this again this year on November 1st the day after Halloween – so start designing.

 

Another community spirited event is our annual BIG HUG for the Whiteoaks Park where we pull out the dreaded and very invasive Garlic Mustard plant and plant new trees provided by the City. This year we had a record turnout and I thank the City for providing the bags, shovels and of course the trees. This park, not boarded by streets is a hidden gem and must be treasured, so on May 12 at 2pm we will again give the park a BIG HUG. See you there.

 

A second objective for the Association is to keep members advised on activities in the area and take actions that will make the community a better and safer place to live. We were very active in having the Power Plant stopped and are now turning our attention to the contentious issue of Cell Towers. We attended both public meetings and have written a Position Paper (see article on Cell Towers) and forwarded it to Councillor Pat Mullin in support of her actions – she has just tabled a Resolution (which includes a request for a six month moratorium) calling for a Protocol for the City.  I do not believe that we will stop them but the City must have control before they are erected to manage location, distance from our residences, the health and aesthetic issues associated with these towers.

 

On your behalf we are involved in many initiatives and will endeavour to keep you informed of these activities though our Newsletter and our website at www.whiteoakslornepark.com.

Any input is always welcome from our members.

Eric Smith

President

Cell Towers

Cell Towers

The approval of cell phone towers and the decision where to locate them sits with Industry Canada (Federal Government). Furthermore, the City has no authority to stop the construction of a telecommunications tower, even when the location is inappropriate and not in keeping with the City’s Official Plan.

 

As a result of the federal jurisdiction of telecommunications operations, traditional municipal land-use planning controls such as zoning by-laws, site-plan control, development approvals, and building code requirements are rendered inoperative.  In other words, the prohibition, restriction or regulation of land for its use as a wireless telecommunications facility would not be the authority of the municipality or other land-use authority.

It is clear that this is not acceptable to residents who are the ones who are affected and this was certainly made very clear at the public meeting held at Whiteoaks Public School on the 11th of January. There were many issues raised such as Health, aesthetics, religious issues (the cross on the new tower at Kingdom Glory Church on Sheridan Way) and the closeness to residence homes.

Action being taken: the Residents’ associations have formed a Committee to address this concern. All agree that there is a need for a clear and transparent system for decisions and approvals and to that end, the City should develop a protocol for Industry Canada to follow. Your Association has developed a Position Paper and presented it to the other residents associations, Councillor Pat Mullin and Stella Ambler our MP.

 

WLPCA Cellphone Tower Position

 

Councillor Pat Mullin has tabled a Resolution which has been adopted by the City on January 18, 2012

 

Resolution 0005-2012 Telecommunication Towers (1)

 

Should you wish to see the on-line petition, please go to  http://www.gopetition.com/petitions/stop-the-clarkson-rd-presbyterian-church-cell-tower.html

Birchwood Drive Bridge Construction Update

For the many association members that rely on the use of Birchwood Drive, the City has provided a status update of the bridge construction project at Birchwood Creek.

 

Work Completed:

– Replacement of the existing culvert with a new reinforced concrete structure with improved hydraulic conditions and conforming to latest revised Canadian Highway Bridge Design Code complete.

– Installation of the temporary shoring protection completed with one lane of traffic open

– Replacement of the water main completed by the contractor, with sampling and testing completed by the Region of Peel.

 

Work To Be Completed:

– Pressure testing of the water main and connection to be completed

– Installation of the guiderail

– Cut off of the temporary shoring

– Placement of the temporary asphalt pavement

-Road will be open to two lanes of traffic by January 25, 2012

– In the spring, when weather permits, final on site cleanup, landscaping and final restoration of the asphalt pavement will be completed.

 

Reasons for the Project Delays:

– Method of construction changed from a precast concrete structure to a cast in place structure to meet unforeseen site conditions.

– The temporary shoring protection required revision due to soil conditions

– Heavy rains in the fall required extensive road repairs further delaying the project

– Water main crossing the creek was replaced as well, where originally it was planned to support the existing water main.

 

If there are any further questions, please feel free to contact the Project Manager, Max Boyd at 905-615-3200, ext 5141, max.boyd@mississauga.ca