Heritage Luncheon 2017
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Haunted Mississauga 2016
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Doors Open 2016
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Do Your Homework
Exhibit on the life and legacy of Hazel McCallion

April 12th 2017

Do Your Homework exhibit from the Museums of Mississauga

Explore the life and legacy of Hazel McCallion

As part of Canada’s 150th anniversary, the Museums of Mississauga will present an exhibition honouring former Mayor Hazel McCallion that captures the most captivating moments of her political career.

The exhibition explores the life and legacy of Hazel McCallion and showcases her contributions as a compassionate leader, sports enthusiast, Canadian icon and legacy maker. Artifacts and archival material from the Museums of Mississauga collection, as well as personal items from Hazel McCallion herself will be on display.

On April 12, join Hazel McCallion in Council Chambers for an intimate “In Conversation with Hazel” where she discusses leadership lessons and learnings from building the sixth largest city in Canada. Seating is limited.

The exhibition is open daily and runs from April 12 to April 26.

Opening Reception:
April 12, 2017
5 p.m. – 7 p.m. Exhibition Viewing
7 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. “In Conversation with Hazel”

Guided Tours Available:
Monday to Saturday
12 pm - 4 pm

https://culture.mississauga.ca/event/mississauga-civic-centre/do-your-homework

 

Heritage Week 2017
My Canada!

February 21st 2017

Happy Heritage Week! February 21-25, 2017 marks Heritage Week in Canada, and the National theme is "My Canada!" - in commemoration of Canada’s 150th anniversary of Confederation. With that theme in mind, we ask you to share your stories of Mississauga with us: celebrate your roots and the historic places in Mississauga that are significant to you! Tell us about your favourite historic place in Mississauga and why it is important! We look forward to hearing from you and sharing the heritage of our city with you! history@heritagemississauga.org

Mississauga stands in solidarity
A city of many cultures together

February 2nd 2017

In a strong show of solidarity to condemn violence, Islamophobia and hatred, more than 100 people gathered at Mississauga City Hall on the evening of Feb. 1 to mark the deadly attack that took place at the Centre Culturel Islamique de Québec in Quebec City.

Mississauga News article: www.mississauga.com/news-story/7097347-mississauga-vigil-we-condemn-all-acts-of-violence-islamophobia-and-hatred-/?s=n1

Happy Groundhog Day
A February 2 Tradition

February 2nd 2017

February 2 is groundhog day! And what did Wiarton Willie & Shubenacadie Sam have to say? They agree that there will be an early Spring in 2017!


But now for a little history ...

What Do People Do?
Many Canadians celebrate Groundhog Day. Some Christian churches also celebrate Candlemas on this day, while others use Groundhog Day to take down their Christmas decorations.

Groundhog Day is growing more and more popular in Canada.  There is a festival in Wiarton, Bruce County, Ontario, where the town groundhog, Wiarton Willie, delivers his “prediction” early in the morning on February 2 every year.

Public Life
Groundhog Day is not a public holiday in Canada. However, areas around parks and some streets may be busy or congested in towns where Groundhog Day events are popular.

Early or Late Spring?
Thousands of years ago when animalism and nature worship were prevalent, people in the part of Europe where Germany is today, believed that the badger had the power to predict the coming of spring. They watched the badger to know when to plant their crops.

This tradition was brought over to North America, predominantly to Pennsylvania in the United States, where it was the groundhog, not the badger, which made these “predictions”.

According to folklore, if the groundhog sees its shadow on February 2 it will return to its burrow, indicating that there will be six more weeks of winter. If it does not see its shadow, then spring is on the way.

The Groundhog Day concept first became popular in Canada in 1956 when Wiarton Willie became a household name for his early February weather predictions. Wiarton’s Groundhog Day festival grew as Willie’s fame increased. It became one of the largest winter festivals in Bruce County, Canada.

There are also other groundhogs in different parts of Canada. For example, Shubenacadie Sam is reportedly the first groundhog in the country to stick its head out on Groundhog Day. Other groundhogs include: Gary the Groundhog in Ontario, Brandon Bob in Manitoba and Balzac Billy in Alberta.

From: www.timeanddate.com/holidays/canada/groundhog-day

Remembrance Day Concert
Living Arts Centre, Mississauga

November 4th 2016

Remembrance Day Concert at the Living Arts Centre, 7:00 pm
http://www.livingartscentre.ca/theatre-performances/a-remembrance-day-concert-17

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