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.
Mississauga – As part of June Seniors’ Month, Ward 9 Councillor Pat Saito is once again holding her annual Seniors’ Information Fair on Thursday, June 1, 2017 from 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. at the Meadowvale Community Centre located at 6955 Glen Erin Drive, Mississauga, ON.
Last year over 1,000 seniors attended the fair at the Meadowvale Community Centre making it the largest yet with over 35 exhibits. This is the 5th year Saito has held the Information Fair to provide seniors in the Ward 9 community with information on a variety of topics and services.
“Our seniors today want all the information they can get and it is important that we make that information as available as possible so they can lead healthy and active lives. The Information Fair provides practical information on health services, nutrition, support for seniors living at home, safety and more.” said Saito.
Visitors to the Seniors’ Fair will enjoy free refreshments and a large number of displays and giveaways. This year more than 45 agencies and organizations are participating including:
Alzheimer Society of Peel – CARP – City of Mississauga 311 – City of Mississauga Accessibility – City of Mississauga Older Adults – CNIB – Eden Food for Change – Feng Hua Senior Association – Greensaver – Heart House Hospice – Heritage Glen – In Our Care Home Care Services – Meadowvale Seniors’ Social Club – Meadowvale Neighbours’ Café – Mississauga Fire and Emergency Service –Mississauga Halton CCAC – Mississauga Steelheads – MiWay – Ontario Seniors Secretariat – Peel Access to Housing – Peel Paramedics – Peel Regional Police –Peel Accessibility Planning –Peel Health Services – Retire-At-Home Services – Victorian Order of Nurses – Village of Erin Meadows – Sahara Seniors and many more…
Explore the top five unique neighbourhoods of the city.
Now that the snow has finally melted, it’s time to explore what Mississauga has to offer. From the spectacular waterfront to the exciting downtown core, Mississauga has many communities with their own distinct identity. Take the time to visit these five districts filled with heritage houses, modern construction and beautiful parks that shape the city.
Clarkson is the oldest Mississauga community and features a wide variety of shops, restaurants and services. Just a short distance away is Rattray Marsh Conservation Area, where the trail leads you through mature forests, floodplain features and a green ash swamp. To learn more about the history of the area, travel back in time with a visit to the Bradley Museum and the Benares Historic House.
Meadowvale is one of the most active communities in Mississauga, filled with many parks and trails. To get your body moving, stop at Lake Aquitaine Park for stunning views of a man-made lake and get your workout on at the six exercise stations around the pathway loop. If you love live performances, check out Meadowvale Theatre to experience all aspects of the performing arts, including music, drama, comedy, dance and musical theatre.
As one of the city’s top cultural, entertainment and culinary districts, Port Credit’s old fashioned atmosphere is an incredible experience in Mississauga. With over 400 shops and exceptional restaurants as well as exciting festivals and events, this lakeside neighbourhood is a place you can’t miss. For nature lovers, the Waterfront Trail runs through Port Credit and offers popular paths for walking, cycling and rollerblading in the city.
Streetsville has a small town charm that you won’t be able to find anywhere else. It’s a beautiful neighbourhood with many restaurants, bakeries and cafés that offer an assortment of dining options from formal afternoon tea to casual fish and chips. This lively area is a great place to discover, whether you are meeting for a coffee, enjoying an ice cream or listening to a musical performance.
Pick up a map, grab a friend and go explore these wonderful parts of Mississauga. To learn more about what the city has to offer, visit discovermississauga.ca.