May 4th 2014
Remembering J. Brian Gilchrist
J. Brian Gilchrist, one of Canada’s most knowledgeable genealogists, author, archivist and heritage advocate passed away on May 1st, 2014 in Brampton. For many years Brian served as the Reference Archivist at the Region of Peel Archives (PAMA). He also served as an expert witness in Ontario on matters of genealogy, inheritance and cemetery issues, and was a frequent participant on television and radio genealogical programs.
Heritage Mississauga, its staff and Board of Directors, extend our condolences to Brian’s family, friends, and colleagues. He will be deeply missed and fondly remembered for his humour and wit. He was a friend, respected colleague, renowned genealogist, knowledgeable and passionate historian, dedicated researcher, sought-after and entertaining speaker, skilled archivist, mentor and friend to many, and a true heritage champion. In particular, our thoughts and best wishes go to our friends and colleagues at the Peel Art Gallery, Museum and Archives (PAMA) in Brampton, where Brian worked as the Reference Archivist since 2003.
Brian was a founding member of the Halton-Peel Branch of the Ontario Genealogical Society, as well as several other branches. He was a member of many notable heritage and genealogical organizations, as well as a charter member of the Friends of the Archives of Ontario. Brian was also a strong supporter of the work of Heritage Mississauga.
A recipient of many heritage awards, Brian received the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Award in 2013.
He will be missed.
May 1st 2014
What is REBEL?
Between May 1st and May 7th, 2014, young people from across Canada join together to host the largest youth-led festival of creative expression and community involvement. Mississaugas signature week is entitled REBEL and features more than 200 free events across the city. REBEL is presented with National Youth Arts Week, National Youth Week, and Music Monday.
For more information and complete REBEL 2014 event schedule, please visit: http://www.mississauga.ca/portal/discover/rebel
April 30th 2014
A Century of Heroism Mural Unveiling
Where: 1352 Lakeshore Road East (Small Arms Building)
When: Saturday May 10th 2014 at 11am
Mississauga Ward 1 Councillor Jim Tovey is hosting an unveiling ceremony for the "A Century of Heroism" murals to commemorate the 100 year mark since World War I.
The murals were designed by Alexandra Kaske, a student at Peel Alternative School (PAS) South. Alexandra worked with Parks and Forestry Staff, Anna Ferguson to have these murals painted by seniors from the Mississauga Senior’s Centre, Summer Camp participants at Carmen Corbasson and students from the PAS South in Ward One Mississauga.
The Long Branch Aerodrome and the Long Branch Outdoor Rifle Range which were both located in Mississauga, were the inspiration behind the murals.
March 4th 2014
Designated Property Grant Program
The City of Mississauga is currently accepting applications for a grant program designed to conserve, repair and restore heritage properties.
The Designated Heritage Property Grant program offers matching grants from $500 to $5,000 for general conservation of heritage properties and $500 to $10,000 for the repair or restoration of structural elements.
To apply, or for more information, visit mississauga.ca/heritageplanning or call 905-615-3200 x5070.
Applications are due April 14.
January 15th 2014
New Job Opportunity at Heritage Mississauga
Position: Outreach Coordinator
Heritage Mississauga is a not-for-profit charity whose mandate is to research, record and communicate Mississauga’s heritage. It is the only city-wide organization devoted to heritage matters. The organization is embarking on a special project: "Celebrating Mississauga’s Unique Cultural Heritage". This project will develop a communication network within the city, to support the development of a number of tools for preservation, and celebration of our city’s cultural heritage.
Over the next three years the project will produce a heritage film series that will include a series of vignettes, 30 minute features, informational booklets on aspects of our city’s heritage, and the production of a Cultural Heritage Guide.
Heritage Mississauga is seeking a fulltime Outreach Coordinator who will be responsible for the coordination of administration, outreach, communication activities and the development and production of the components of the project. This is a grant-funded position with a 36-month contract through the Ontario Trillium Foundation. It is the organization’s intent to continue the position after the contract finishes, dependent on available funding. 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:
• Create and implement an outreach plan to connect and network with the cultural community of Mississauga, developing a database of contacts and resources.
• Develop strong connections between Heritage Mississauga and the target communities to establish and maintain community partnerships that support the projects initiatives.
• Create and implement a communications plan using Social Media and marketing tools to promote the project.
• Coordinate the development and production of the Heritage Film Series.
• Coordinate the writing, printing and distribution of the Informational booklets.
• Organize the Cultural Heritage Guide Steering Committee, attend meetings and support community partners in their preparation of materials for the guide.
• Coordinate the writing, printing and distribution of the Cultural Heritage Guide.
• Ensure project meets the established criteria and deadlines are met.
Candidates Must Have:
• Relevant university degree and/or equivalent education and experience
• Demonstrated experience in Social Media communications
• Project management experience
• Excellent written and oral communication skills
• Demonstrated proficiency in Microsoft Office programs, internet and database programs
• Demonstrate self-confidence and professionalism
• Detail oriented
• Team player
• Ability to multi-task
• Ability to work independently and in stressful situations
• Knowledge of the Mississauga community an asset.
To apply, please forward your resume to Jayme Gaspar Executive Director Heritage Mississauga: email@example.com
Only those selected for an interview will be contacted.
Deadline for resumes: Friday, February 14th, 2014, 5:00 pm