Today is a busy week with lots of heritage news to cover, including some incredible virtual festivals!
BOLLYWOOD MOSTER MASHUP
This year, Bollywood Monster Mashup will be bringing you world-class entertainment that you can enjoy from the comfort of your own home with #StayHome with #BollywoodMonster Mashup presented by TD – The Ready Commitment.
Bollywood Monster Mashup will be featuring performances from international Bollywood artists, as well as musical and dance performances by exceptional Canadian artists. Tune in to the Bollywood Monster Mashup Facebook page on July 24th and July 25th to watch their monstrous concert come to life on screen.
As a lead up to the concert, they’re also hosting the #BollywoodMonster Kidz Hour presented by Tim Hortons from July 20th to July 23rd! These one-hour workshops are for kids (and kids at heart) who want to have a little fun to keep themselves occupied. Visit facebook.com/BollywoodMashup and their website for more updates.
Carassauga will also have an incredible virtual event. Carassauga is celebrating their 35th Anniversary
with a Virtual Concert on Sunday July 26th, 2020 at 7:00 pm. The concert will showcase performances from cultural pavilions, having viewers travel around the world. The concert will be broadcasted on Facebook, Instagram, on the Carassauga website and their YouTube channel.
The next festival I want to make you aware of is MuslimFest.
Their festival can be found right now virtually on their YouTube channel.
They have great kids programming, online workshops, and more!
GNOME YOUR HISTORIC PLACES!
During the month of July the National Trust for Canada is giving away a total of $2000 in support of Canada’s Historic Places Day with a Historic Places Selfie Contest.
Heritage Mississauga has joined in the fun and we took a few selfies with the theme “Gnome Your Historic Places”.
We explored a few of the heritage sites in Port Credit using one of our Heritage Tour brochures.
We hope you will join us as we get to “gnome” historic places in Mississauga!
The contests runs from July 4 2020 to July 31, 2020.
To participate – just post your selfies at participating historic places on social media with the hashtag historicplacesday, tag the historic place, and tag and follow @nationaltrustca.
Selfies will be placed in a random draw to win $1000 for yourself and $1000 for the site that you tagged.
To learn more about this contest – I will drop the link below this video in the comments.
I wanted to give you another reminder for our TRIBUTE Campaign!!
Tribute is a company that uses technology to help people share appreciation, love and support through videos.
We have started our own Tribute campaign to help you stay in touch with the seniors you love.
Stay Safe, Stay in Touch was the theme for Seniors Month in June and during the COVID pandemic our seniors have been greatly impacted with many in isolation unable to receive many visitors.
We would like to bring some joy to seniors throughout Mississauga and we need your help.
Heritage Mississauga will be gathering video tributes of people sending well wishes and greetings to our seniors.
Video tributes can include a general hello to seniors or can have a personal message to a senior that you believe would like to receive a positive message. Grandchildren are greatly encouraged to send personalized video greetings to their grandparents.
Also, if you’re a senior you can take part to!
You can record your own video, and say something to someone you haven’t seen in awhile.
Heritage Mississauga will gather the video tributes, compile them and send out the tribute video with the greetings submitted.
Please join us as we share a smile with our wonderful senior communities in Mississauga.
#APART TOGETHER STORIES OF COVID-19
Next up, I want to remind you about our Apart Together Stories initiative.
Heritage Mississauga, Mississauga Arts Council, Mississauga Writers Group and Peel Weekly News have all joined together to start up a new writing contest this summer. Now is the time to write about how people in Mississauga are surviving the pandemic.
In 500 words, we want you to tell us your story. Make it part of our history. Select stories will be published in Peel Weekly News and saved in the archives of Heritage Mississauga.
In addition the Mississaugas Writers Group is producing their annual anthology where your story could be published for everyone to see.
Also you’re eligible to win three cash prizes!
Mississauga Arts Council is offering 1st place $250, 2nd place $150 and third place $100.
To share your story, contact us directly on social media or send to [email protected].
On Wednesday (Tomorrow) – We have our Way Back Wednesday article and blog post. This week it will focus on Korean War Veterans Day, which is taking place on Monday – July 27, a date that commemorates Korean Armistice Agreement, signed July 27, 1953. Although documentation is not complete, several soldiers from historic Mississauga are known to have served in the in the Korean War, both with the 25th Canadian Infantry Brigade and with the 2nd Battalion of the Princess Patricia’s Canadian Light Infantry regiment.
On Thursday – We have our “Ask A Historian” with Matthew where he will answer your questions.
Matthew welcomes Elizabeth Underhill from Museums of Mississauga and answers questions about historic landmarks, intersections, a turkey farm and exciting events such as Blooms and Berries. By the way I will drop the link for Blooms and Berries workshops, which is a virtual celebration of Mississauga’s historic and urban agricultural practices taking place from July 18-26. https://culture.mississauga.ca/content/blooms-berries
And on Saturday – We have our “Matinee Movie” streamed on YouTube.
Giants Among US Part II – Join Historian Matthew Wilkinson as he explores the life and times of some of
Mississauga’s greatest legends. In this series, Matthew will provide a chronological account of these legends’ lives, their achievements and how they helped shape Mississauga as we know it today. If you missed Part 1, you can find it on our YouTube channel.
This weekend we will also have a special video about Summer Festivals, so stay tuned for that!
Heritage Mississauga continues to be THE SOURCE about the history of our city as we research, record and celebrate the diverse heritage of Mississauga.