Food Bank Members share their Stories

Mississauga, ON – May 1, 2017 – Eden Food for Change is holding its annual Hunger Awareness Breakfast in Meadowvale this year to provide local business and community leaders the opportunity to hear directly from Food Bank Members.

Pat Saito, Mississauga Ward 9 Councillor, hosts this year’s event at the new Meadowvale Community Centre.  The event will feature Food Bank Members who will share about their journey with Eden Food for Change and the impact the organization had on their lives.

The event kicks off the organization’s annual Hunger Awareness Campaign that invites local business and organizations to raise money and fresh food to support people living in poverty here in western Mississauga.  Mayor Bonnie Crombie will be sharing how she will be supporting the campaign with a special announcement.

Who:       Pat Saito, Mississauga Councillor Ward 5, Mayor Bonnie Crombie, Local Food Bank Members, Michael J. Kalistchuk, Founder & CEO of EMKAL Inc., Students from St. Aloysius Gonzaga Secondary School and Thomas Street Middle School
Where:    Meadowvale Community Centre, Auditorium
6655 Glen Erin Dr. Mississauga, ON L5N 3L4
When:     Tuesday, May 2, 2017 7:00 am

This year’s breakfast is sponsored by the Meadowvale Tim Hortons and the Learning Kitchen of Eden will be preparing food provided by the Real Canadian Superstore at Winston Churchill and Argentia.

Eden Food for Change has been serving Mississauga for more than 25 years. The organization provides people with emergency food support through its two Food Bank locations, as well as the ability to put healthy food on their own tables with its Learning Kitchen.

Make Your Yard Beautiful with CVC’s Gardening Workshops

It’s gardening season and Credit Valley Conservation (CVC) wants to guide your green thumb in an eco-friendly direction. CVC invites homeowners to its gardening workshops as part of its Your Green Yard (YGY) program. Learn how to add colour, beauty and diversity to your yard with locally native plants and other techniques. Discover what’s right for your yard through tips, plant lists and inspiring examples. Explore how to attract birds and butterflies, find the perfect shade tree and increase curb appeal. 

Naturescaping

Learn how to garden with locally native trees, wildflowers and flowering shrubs that are right for your yard. Guests can sign up to receive a free tree or shrub.

Wednesday May 3

  • 7 to 8:30 p.m.
  • Lorne Park Hall, 1288 Lorne Park Rd., Mississauga

Tuesday May 9

  • 7 to 8:30 p.m.
  • Chappell House, Riverwood Conservancy, 4300 Riverwood Park Ln., Mississauga

Wednesday May 17

  • 7:30 to 9 p.m.
  • South Fletchers Community Centre, 500 Ray Lawson Blvd., Brampton

Caring for Your Green Yard

Help your plants thrive with proper care. Learn about environmentally-friendly planting, mulching, pruning and more in this hands-on workshop.

Saturday May 13

  • 9:30 to 11 a.m.
  • MacEwan Field Station, Riverwood Conservancy, 4300 Riverwood Park Ln., Mississauga

“The gardening workshops are a great way for homeowners to learn about ecological landscaping,” said Mike Puddister, Deputy CAO and Director of Watershed Transformation at CVC. “We provide the information they need to create beautiful and sustainable landscapes.”

The workshops are presented by CVC’s ecological landscaping specialists and are free thanks to funding from CVC’s regional and municipal partners.

Register at www.creditvalleyca.ca/events or call 905-670-1615 ext. 221.

Credit Valley Conservation is one of 36 conservation authorities in Ontario. Conservation authorities are provincial/municipal partnerships that manage the natural environment of a watershed, an area of land where the rain and snowmelt drain into a body of water. For more than 60 years, Credit Valley Conservation (CVC) has worked with its partners to build a thriving environment that protects, connects and sustains us. CVC is a member of Conservation Ontario.

New Self-Service Options Available for Mississauga on Pingstreet!

Have you noticed a damaged curb or traffic sign needing repair? You can now report it using Pingstreet – a free mobile app.

Mississauga has added seven new issues for residents to report on using their smartphone or tablet:

  1. Faded or missing pavement markings
  2. Traffic sign repair
  3. Traffic signal light timing
  4. Garbage or debris on roads
  5. Objects encroaching on City property (roads, rivers or streams)
  6. Curb damage
  7. Dead or damaged sod

With the addition of these new issues, this brings the total number of services that can be requested on Pingstreet to 20. Continue reading New Self-Service Options Available for Mississauga on Pingstreet!

Council Committed to Improving School Bus Safety: Mayor Crombie

Mississauga Council is pressing ahead with the use of technology that will help keep students, citizens, neighbourhoods and our streets safer, Mayor Bonnie Crombie said today.

Mayor Crombie made the comments following last week’s General Committee, where Council passed a motion in support of Bill 94, Highway Traffic Amendment Act (School Bus Camera Systems), 2017  after receiving a deputation from Student Transportation of Peel Region (STOPR). STOPR plans and implements home-to-school transportation for approximately 65,000 students travelling to 400 school sites. Today, Council passed the resolution. Continue reading Council Committed to Improving School Bus Safety: Mayor Crombie