An official dedication ceremony honouring Johnny Bower, former Canadian professional hockey player and four-time Stanley Cup winner, will take place on Sunday, October 28 from 1pm at Meadowvale Four Rinks in Mississauga.
As the closest arena to the Bower family home, the dedication of the rink is in appreciation of Bower’s outstanding volunteer contributions to many Mississauga-based organizations, including the Meadowvale Minor Hockey Association. Rink 1 is the most prominent surface at the arena and was also the number Bower wore throughout his Maple Leafs playing career.
“It is an honour to recognize Johnny Bower at the arena where he was well known as a mentor to many young hockey players and where his grandchildren skated,” said Pat Saito, Councillor, Ward 9. “My only regret is Johnny is not here to receive this well-deserved recognition.”
“Johnny Bower encapsulated the spirit of belonging, a value that we embrace in the City of Mississauga,” said Mayor Bonnie Crombie. “He was, of course, a phenomenal hockey player but more than that, his work as a philanthropist, coach and mentor are qualities that will help keep his spirit alive in Mississauga and beyond.”
Attending the Official Dedication Ceremony is free but guests are asked to consider bringing a non-perishable food item for Eden Food for Change.
Limited, complimentary parking is available at Meadowvale Four Rinks. Additional parking is available at St. Jude’s Academy located adjacent to the arena at 2150 Torquay Mews.
Please note that viewing capacity at the arena is limited. The ceremony will be livestreamed on the City of Mississauga Facebook page. Continue reading Meadowvale Rink to be Dedicated to Hockey Legend, Johnny Bower
Meadowvale is seeing more growth. The City of Mississauga needs you to help shape that growth. Bring your ideas to our all-day community engagement event to discuss future growth in the Meadowvale neighbourhood.
Your participation in the Help Shape Meadowvale bus tour and design workshop will provide valuable feedback for the Meadowvale Townhouse and Apartment Areas Character Study. Learn more about the study at yoursay.mississauga.ca/meadowvale.
Help Shape Meadowvale Community Engagement Event
The day will include a guided bus tour around Meadowvale to learn about its key physical characteristics and a design workshop where you’ll help us shape what future growth in Meadowvale should look like.
Saturday, November 3, 2018 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Edenwood Middle School,
6770 Edenwood Dr., Mississauga
Space is limited for this event so please register in advance.
Mississauga – Ward 9 Councillor Pat Saito is pleased to welcome Parkrun Canada to Mississauga as they launch the first Parkrun in the city on Saturday, March 24 at Lake Aquitaine Park.
Parkrun is a free, weekly fun and sociable 5 km run. Participants can walk, run or wheelchair around Lake Aquitaine with other residents who want company for a morning activity. It is not a race and participants go at their own speed and comfort level. This is an international program with hundreds of thousands of people participating around the world.
“I thank the organizer, Lawrence Jeffrey, for selecting Lake Aquitaine as the first Parkrun location in Mississauga and working to make this happen. It is the perfect venue and I am already hearing from residents who are looking forward to having company on their morning walks and runs around the lake” said Councillor Saito.
The inaugural run takes place on Saturday March 24, 2018 at 9:00 a.m. at the southeast corner of the Meadowvale Community Centre at Lake Aquitaine.
Runs will take place every Saturday at 9 am and everyone is welcome to join at any time. Participants can register on parkrun.ca to have their times recorded online or they can just come out and do any length of a walk or run. As this is a non-profit activity, volunteers are always needed to help with recording at the runs.
For further information, contact Pat Saito at 905-896-5900 or firstname.lastname@example.org.