October 27th 2014
Dozens of people stood quietly at the Streetsville cenotaph as local MPs Brad Butt and Bob Dechert along with Senator Victor Oh and Ward 11 City Councillor George Carlson laid a wreath at its base.
See the article from the Mississauga News: http://www.mississauga.com/living-story/4943003-slain-soldiers-remembered-in-streetsville/
October 16th 2014
Hurricane Hazel was the deadliest and costliest hurricane of the 1954 Atlantic hurricane season. The storm killed as many as 1,000 people in Haiti before striking the United States near the border between North and South Carolina, as a Category 4 hurricane. After causing 95 fatalities in the US, Hazel struck Canada as an extratropical storm, raising the death toll by 81 people, mostly in Toronto. As a result of the high death toll and the damage caused by Hazel, its name was retired from use for North Atlantic hurricanes.
While most of the casualties and destruction caused by Hurricane Hazel in Canada were focused o Toronto and Holland Marsh, Toronto Township (now Mississauga) saw its share of flooding and destuction, with roads, bridges and dams washed out.
Hurricane Hazel, Credit River in flood, south of Streetsville, October 16th, 1954
September 29th 2014
As part of our three-year Ontario Trillium Foundation grant, we are thrilled to launch our first “Celebrating Mississauga’s Culture Heritage” vignette! This video highlights some of the many community festivals and events that celebrate the city’s multicultural heritage.
Produced by Gabriella Bank, Sanborg Productions
September 26th 2014
Explore the Centennial of the First World War in Mississauga during Doors Open 2014
Small Arms Plant
1352 Lakeshore Road East
The Small Arms Society and Heritage Mississauga offer an exciting open house in the former Second World War munitions factory. The event will include First World War exhibits, War of 1812 re-enactors, the launch of the newest "The Grange" Comic Book, the Lorne Scots and Lorne Scots Regimental Museum, music performances, artists, authors, and much, much more!
Benares Historic House
1507 Clarkson Road North
Go back in time to World War I at Benares Historic House as re-enactors share their stories and provide visitors with realistic hands-on experiences using wartime reproduction. Don’t miss the flyover of replica WWI planes from the Great War Flying Museum at Benares Historic House.
Dixie Presbyterian Church
3065 Cawthra Road
Explore the 104-year-old sanctuary, view stained-glass windows, and visit the bell tower. Learn how the community was impacted by the First World War through a special display honouring church members who served. Elevator access to the sanctuary.
September 24th 2014
Honouring the Mississaugas - Interpretive Plaque Unveiling
Sunday September 28, 2014, 11:00am
Stavebank Road S. at the Harbour, Port Credit
Heritage Mississauga invites you to join us in the celebration of over 200 years of history, as we unveil a commemorative interpretive plaque dedicated to the members of the Mississaugas who participated in the signing of Treaty 13-A, on August 2nd, 1805.
Treaty 13-A was signed between the Native Mississauga and the British Crown at the mouth of the Credit River at the Government Inn. The four Mississauga Chiefs who signed the treaty were: Quennepenon, Chechalk, Okamepenesse and Wabukanyne.
The ceremony will include an official opening by Elder Garry Sault.
Bringing opening remarks on behalf of the Mississaugas of the New Credit First Nation Chief and Council: Councillor Stacey LaForme.
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