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Toronto Scottish Regiment granted Freedom of the City
Formerly 75th Mississauga Battalion, Canadian Expeditionary Force, First World War

September 22nd 2014

The Toronto Scottish Regiment became the first military unit to be granted Freedom of the City in Mississauga on September 20th, 2014. Please see the following article from the Mississauga News for more information:

Renowned Mississauga Builder and Philanthropist Passes
In Memory of Harold Shipp

September 9th 2014

Harold Shipp (1926-2014)

Considered to be one of the founding fathers of Mississauga, Harold Shipp passed away after a brief illness at Mississauga Hospital on September 7th. Shipp, whose family business, Shipp Corporation Limited, was one of the first builders in Mississauga, was a father, grandfather and great grand-father.

For more, please see the Mississauga News article:

Three Fires Homecoming Pow Wow
Traditional Gathering of the Mississaugas of the New Credit

August 21st 2014

Three Fires Homecoming Pow Wow and Traditional Gathering

August 23rd and 24th, 2014

New Credit Indian Reserve

R.R. #6, Hagersville, ON

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Hustler Farm Hangs On
Article from the Toronto Star

June 2nd 2014

One of the last vestiges of Mississauga’s agricultural past, the Hustler Farm, hangs on. Originally settled by Jacob Scott in 1820s, and owned by the Hustler family since 1838 (over 175 years), this wonderful article by Wendy Gillis of the Toronto Star highlights the remarkable story of the family farm, and what is, perhaps, its declining years.

Passing of a friend and colleague
In Memory of J. Brian Gilchrist

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.

Brian Gilchrist at the Streetsville 150th Event, 2010

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