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Streetsville Santa Claus Parade

It’s the most wonderful time of the year! This Christmas season will be the best and most exciting yet as Santa Claus is coming to town!

The Streetsville Santa Claus Parade will be returning to the heart of downtown Streetsville this year, so don’t forget to mark your calendars now! The details of the 2018 Streetsville Santa Claus Parade are as follows:

2018 Streetsville Santa Claus Parade
Sunday, November 25, 2018 –1pm
Queen St. S. & Ontario St.

The 2018 parade will begin at Queen St. S. and Ontario St., at 1pm and proceed south on Queen St. S., ending at Church St. Staging will occur on Church St. (Visit www.streetsvillesantaclausparade.com for map and additional information).

This year’s parade will feature many fabulous marching bands including: Streetsville Pipes & Drums, Top Hat Marching Orchestra, Rameses Shrine Drum Corps, Tian Guo Marching Band, 800 Black Forest Squadron band, ICON Percussion, 105 Streetsville Army Cadets band, and the 820 Chris Hadfield Squadron band. In addition, the parade will feature the Raptors 905 mascot and dancers, Mr. Peanut, Silver Elvis, the Bread & Honey mascot and float, Niagara Shrine Club’s Maid of the Mist float and Misty tugboat float, Peel Shrine Club go karts, fabulous local school / community group entries and floats, Frosty the Snowman, and Mrs. Claus in her own float, all leading up to the Grand Finale – Santa Claus himself!

If you feel like getting into the Christmas spirit before the Parade begins, bring your friends and family over to Streetsville Village Square, at Queen Street South and Main Street, and listen to some great Christmas tunes, spun by Stoo-ie from 11am until 1pm. If you want to grab a snack before the Parade begins, the Beaver Tails and Prince Edwards Fries food trucks will be serving up delicious food at the Streetsville Village Square until 1pm. Also, don’t miss the Streetsville Lions Club serving up delicious BBQ on Pearl St.

The following road closures will be in effect on Sunday, November, 25th as follows:

Queen St S, from Britannia Rd W to Erin Centre Blvd, closed 12pm-3pm
Church St, from Ontario St to Main St, closed 10:30am-3pm
Ontario St, east of Queen St S, closed 10:30am-3pm
Kerr St, from Queen St S to Church St, closed 10:30am-3pm
Water St, from Queen St S to Church St, closed 10:30am-3pm
Main St, from Queen St S to Church St, closed until 3pm
Bristol Rd W at Durie Rd, closed 12pm-3pm
All parking lots and parking spots along Church St, between Ontario St to Maiden Lane
We would appreciate it if all cars could be removed from Church St, Kerr St, and Water St as of midnight Saturday, November 24th, 2018

Public parking for the Streetsville Santa Claus Parade will be available at the following locations:

Centre Plaza parking lot 128 Queen St S
Streetsville GO Station parking lot 45 Thomas St

Accessible parking for the Streetsville Santa Claus Parade will be available at the following location:

Centre Plaza parking lot 128 Queen St S

During the closure of Queen Street South, all of these parking lots may be accessed from Thomas St.

As in previous years, the Streetsville Santa Claus Parade will take place during the same weekend as the Streetsville BIA’s fabulous Christmas in the Village Weekend, which will be held on Friday, November 23rd and Saturday, November 24th. Be sure to mark your calendars and stop by this amazing celebration, which has a fabulous Christmas Market and fun activities for the whole family to enjoy. For more information about the Christmas in the Village Weekend, please visit the Streetsville BIA’s website at www.villageofstreetsville.com.

For more information about the Streetsville Santa Claus Parade, please visit the Parade website and social media sites:

www.streetsvillesantaclausparade.com
Facebook: @StreetsvilleSantaClausParade
Twitter: @claus_parade
Instagram: @StreetsvilleSantaClausParade, #streetsvillesantaclausparade

For any questions regarding the Streetsville Santa Claus Parade please contact:

Email: streetsvillesantaclausparade@gmail.com

Website: www.streetsvillesantaclausparade.com

Spring Safety Message: Exercise Caution Around Waterways

Credit Valley Conservation (CVC) is reminding residents of the dangers that exist on and near local streams, rivers, ponds and lakes, particularly around this time of year. CVC urges people to exercise caution and keep family members and pets away from the edges of all waterways.

Spring is quickly approaching and we look forward to warmer weather and being outdoors. Warmer weather usually brings more snowmelt, rain and ice breaking up along streams, rivers, ponds and lakes. During this time of year we can expect higher, faster flowing water in most watercourses. In addition, slippery and unstable stream banks and extremely cold water temperatures can lead to very hazardous conditions close to any water body.

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Mississauga Freedom Pass

Are you 12 – 14 years old? Would you like to travel on MiWay for free this summer? How about free public swimming at both indoor and outdoor pools? Then you need a Freedom Pass!

Your Freedom Pass allows you to ride for free on MiWay within Mississauga and free participation in public swims at City operated pools from July 1 to August 31, 2016. All you have to do is click here or go to any City of Mississauga community centre to complete an application form, then submit your completed form in person at your local community center (along with one piece of identification) and have your photo taken to create your personalized pass.

Quantities are limited, so get yours starting May 1, 2016.

Possible Measles Exposure at Multiple Locations in Brampton and Mississauga Between Jan. 1-5, 2016

Brampton, ON (Jan. 8, 2016) – Peel Public Health is investigating a possible case of measles in a child from Brampton. Members of the public may have been exposed to measles in a number of settings in Brampton and Mississauga during the period of Jan. 1-5, 2016. This possible case arrived in Canada from a measles-endemic country just prior to becoming ill.

Anyone who was in the following places DURING THE TIMES LISTED may have been exposed to measles. The virus can only live outside the body (e.g., on surfaces and door handles) for up to two hours, so people who visited these locations at other times were not exposed.

Jan. 1, Emirates Airline Flight EK0605 from Karachi to Dubai to Toronto
Jan. 1, Toronto Pearson International Airport Terminal One, 3:25 to 7:25 p.m.
Jan. 3, Multi-Specialty Walk In Clinic, 21 Queensway West, Mississauga, 8 to 11 p.m.
Jan. 5, Brampton Urgent Care Clinic, Springdale Square, Unit 8, 51 Mountainash Road, Brampton, 8 to 10 p.m.
Jan. 5, Brampton Civic Hospital Emergency Department, 2100 Bovaird Drive East, Brampton, 8:45 p.m. on Jan. 5 to 3:45 a.m. on Jan. 6

Visitors to the identified locations during the times noted should do the following:

Check your immunization records to make sure you and your children have had two doses of the measles vaccine (MMR or MMRV). Your child’s immunization record (yellow card) or your doctor can provide you with this information. Two doses of measles vaccine are recommended for anyone born after 1969.

Watch for symptoms of measles until 21 days after possible exposure. These include a high fever; cold-like symptoms (cough/runny nose); sore eyes or sensitivity to light; small spots with a white centre on the inside of the mouth; and a red rash lasting four to seven days.

Peel Public Health is working with the health care settings to identify and follow-up with anyone who visited the above locations during the times listed and may be at risk. Anyone who shows symptoms should call their health care provider immediately and tell them they have been exposed to measles and feel unwell. DO NOT go to any medical facility without telling them before the appointment that you have been in contact with someone who has measles.

Measles is a highly contagious disease that spreads easily to those who are not immune or are vulnerable. Anyone who has not had two doses of a measles vaccine (MMR or MMRV) or who has not had measles in the past is at risk of infection. Infants under one year of age, pregnant women and people with weakened immune systems can get very ill with measles.

Concerned residents should visit Peelregion.ca/health for news and alerts about measles. For more information, contact Peel Public Health at 905-799-7700 or visit Peelregion.ca/health.