Engagement at Bradley 1812
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Canada 150 and Looking back at Confederation
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Annual General Meeting
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Bradley Museum gets a facelift
New Public Art initiative at the Museums of Mississauga

June 3rd 2015

Bradley House & Public Art

The Museums of Mississauga are currently in the midst of developing a new brand and undergoing a reanimation of it goals, vision and mission.

This exciting time in the history of the Museums is sparking a symbolic creative intervention. A series of temporary commissioned artwork will be exhibited on the exterior of Bradley House from June 1st to June 7th, 2015.

Artist Dan Bergeron has been tasked with making a visual connection between the museum’s important past and aligning it with its contemporary and innovative future. Following this week-long summer event, the artwork will be taken down and Bradley House will be given a fresh coat of yellow paint and restored back to its original splendour between June 8th and June 23rd, just in time for Pan-Am Games and a new exhibition platform at Benares and the Bradley site.

The Culture Division is interested in creating a conversation on new forms of heritage, museums and public art. The focus of this dialogue is to showcase the living history of one of Mississauga’s cultural gems.

Furthermore, the intent of this creative intervention is to draw-in current and prospective audiences as interpreters and stewards of the artwork.

The project is expected to provoke discussion on the value of living heritage as well as appreciation of history and the notion of layering that can tell a multi-pronged story.

This form of creative engagement and storytelling will help emphasize the vital role that historians, artists and other visionaries play in breathing life into our communities and shared histories and living heritage.

Auld’s Butcher Shop Closes
Historic Family-run business closes after 68 Years

June 2nd 2015

Auld’s Butchers Shop in Clarkson Closes

A familiar Clarkson institution, likely one of the oldest family-run businesses in Mississauga, quietly closed its doors at the end of May, after 68 years in business. Doug Auld & Son Butchers, located at 1109 Clarkson Road North, first opened its doors on September 9th, 1947. Auld’s butcher shop was first operated by Doug Auld, who retired in 1990, and then his son Bill. Bill’s retirement and the sale of the property marks the end of a remarkable run for the small, old-fashioned butcher’s shop, which has served generations of residents. The old butcher shop building is one of the last remnants of the old “Clarkson’s Corners” which centred around Clarkson Road North and the Great Western Railway. From 1913 until 1938 the building housed the Merchant Bank of Canada, which became part of the Bank of Montreal in 1916. The building itself is likely even older, possibly having been built by Henry Clarkson in the 1870s. The fate of the old building is not yet known within the context of the forthcoming development.

Please see the link below for an article from the Mississauga News:

www.mississauga.com/news-story/5642773-one-of-mississauga-s-oldest-stores-laid-to-rest/

 

Bill Auld in front of Auld

Bill Auld in front of Auld’s Butcher Shop, May 2015, courtesy of Steve Pecar

Merchant Bank of Canada, Clarkson, 1913

Mercant Bank of Canada, Clarkson, 1913

Canadian Flag Day Celebration
50th Anniversary of the Canada Flag

February 13th 2015

Join Mississauga-Streetsville MP Brad Butt in the Streetsville Village Square from 1:00pm to 2:30pm on Sunday, February 15th, 2015 for the Canadian Flag Day Celebration, commemorating the 50th Anniversary of the Canadian Flag.

For more information on this event, please visit: http://bradbuttmp.ca/wp-content/uploads/2015/02/Feb-15-Flag-Day.jpg

For more information on the story of the Canadian Flag, please visit: http://www.50yearsofourflag.ca/

For some local connections, please see the latest issue of the Heritage News: http://www.heritagemississauga.com/assets/Newsletter%20Winter%202015%20B%20lr.pdf

Job Opportunity at Heritage Mississauga
Outreach Coordinator

January 19th 2015

Outreach Coordinator
Contract Full-time
Posting Deadline: February 6, 2015 5:00pm
Start Date: March 2, 2105 –flexible
Salary: $30,000/year

Heritage Mississauga has received funding through the Ontario Trillium Foundation for a project, Celebrating Mississauga’s Unique Cultural Heritage.  Over the next 24 months, project deliverables are:
-    development and documentation of a communication network connecting our many diverse cultural communities
-     coordination/creation of a number of tools, including a Cultural Heritage Guide, information booklets, and a Heritage Film Series. 

This full time role offers a unique opportunity to complete a range of very interesting work, in a beautiful heritage environment, with a flexible work schedule, and the possibility to continue in the position after the contract finishes, dependent on available funding. 

The individual hired for the position of Outreach Coordinator will be responsible for the coordination of administration, outreach, communication activities and the development and production of the components of the project.  Some evening and weekend work with be required. 
 
Reporting to the Executive Director and with the support of Heritage Mississauga Staff, the Outreach Coordinator will: develop and implement outreach and communications plans; establish a Cultural Heritage Guide Steering Committee; coordinate production of the Cultural Heritage Guide, the Heritage Film Series, and Informational Booklets.


Candidates Must:
•    Hold a relevant university degree and/or equivalent education and experience
•    Be a mature self-manager with evident self-confidence and professionalism
•    Possess a background in Sales, Business Development and/or Client Service or other relevant area
•    Have project management experience
•    Demonstrate excellent written and oral communication skills
•    Demonstrate proficiency in Microsoft Office programs, Social Media communications, graphics software, internet and database programs
•    Be able to multi-task, work independently, and manage the demands of multiple deadlines
•    Knowledge of the Mississauga community an asset.

Heritage Mississauga is a not-for-profit charity whose mandate is to research, record and communicate Mississauga’s heritage.  We are the only independent, city-wide organization devoted to heritage matters. 

Please forward resumes to Jayme Gaspar, Executive Director, Heritage Mississauga, at jgaspar@heritagemississauga.org.  Only those candidates chosen for an interview will be contacted.

Lest We Forget
Remembrance Services in Mississauga

November 7th 2014

Lest We Forget
Mississauga Remembrance Services

Sunday, November 9th, 2014
Army Navy and Air Force Veterans In Canada – Lakeview Unit 262: the parade will begin at 10:00am the Army Navy and Air Force headquarters in Lakeview (765 Third Street) and will be followed by an 11am service at the Lakeview ANAF Cenotaph.

Sunday, November 9th, 2014
Royal Canadian Legion – Cooksville Branch 582: the parade will begin at 10:30 am at the Cooksville Legion (456 Hensall Circle) and will lead to St. John’s Cemetery (Dundas and Cawthra Road) for a service at the Cenotaph.

Tuesday, November 11th, 2014
Royal Canadian Legion – Port Credit Branch 82: the parade begins at 9:30am and travels from the Port Credit Legion (35 Front Street North) to Trinity Anglican Church (26 Stavebank Road) for a 10 am service. The parade march then gathers at the Port Credit Cenotaph for an 11am gathering.

Tuesday, November 11th, 2014
Royal Canadian Legion – Streetsville Branch 139 – Streetsville Overseas Veterans Club: parade departs the Streetsville Legion (101 Church Street, Streetsville) at 10am and gathers at the Streetsville Cenotaph for an 11am service.

Tuesday, November 11th, 2014
City of Mississauga Remembrance Day ceremony begins at 10:45am at the Civic Memorial at Celebration Square (Mississauga Civic Centre).

Tuesday, November 11th, 2014
A special Remembrance Day concert at the Living Arts Centre (starting at 7pm)
www.livingartscentre.ca/shows/event-listing/event/884-remembrance-day-concert.html

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