Upcoming Meetings and Events:

Play In The Park in Union Park 

I am very excited that the Ward 9 Play in the Park program will be offered once again this summer at Union Park.
This is a FREE drop in program for children ages 6-12.  The program runs week days from 9 a.m. to 12 noon starting July 2 to August 31. Union Park is on the northeast corner of Aquitaine and Tenth Line.  For Information, click here.

Riders Against Hunger in support of Eden Food for Change

Please join me at the 8th annual Riders Against Hunger in support of Eden Food for Change which takes place on Saturday August 18, 2017 at 8:00 am. at the Garry W. Morden Centre, 7535 Ninth Line. For event details, click here.  Riders Against Hunger is a motorcycle charity ride in support of Eden Food for Change. The ride takes place on the third Saturday in August each year.  To date, Riders Against Hunger has raised over $200,000 in support of Eden Food for Change!  It is a fun 3 – 4 hour “poker run” style ride through some of the great motorcycle roads and scenic areas west and north of the GTA.  RAH organizes a different route every year.

parkrun every Saturday 

parkrun is a FREE weekly fun and sociable 5 km run.  You can walk, run, wheelchair around Lake Aquitaine with a group of residents who want company for a morning activity.  It is not a race and you go at your own speed and comfort level.
You can participate any Saturday morning at 9:00 am, just register at  parkrun.ca to have your times recorded online or you can just go out and do any length of a walk or run.

The Backyard Farm and Market is located on the northeast corner of Erin Mills Parkway and Eglinton  at 2475 Eglinton Ave W, in the Daniels Presentation Centre.   The market is open every Saturday from 9:00 am to 1 pm until September 29, 2018.  Click here for more info.

Late Johnny Bower Dedication

I am pleased to announce that Council approved my request to dedicate Rink 1 at Meadowvale Four Rinks located at 2160 Torquay Mews to the late Johnny Bower.
Johnny was a local resident as well as being a hockey legend.  He was especially a caring man who was always willing to support young people.  He always had a kind word for all and would respond tirelessly to request for autographs.  Sadly Johnny passed away in December 2017 before I could honour him with this dedication but his family will be there to accept on his behalf as we keep his memory alive in the community.  I am also pleased to have the support of the Meadowvale Minor Hockey Association and will be working with them as we plan the event.   Please mark Sunday October 28, 2018 from 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm in your calendar for the official unveiling.  

Boxes and Banners Commemorates MFES 50th Anniversary

 You may have noticed the painted / wrapped utility boxes around the city lately. Boxes and Banners is a fun project the Mississauga Arts Council is spearheading and gets local artists to create art on the utility boxes with themes relating to the neighborhoods that they’re in.
I am pleased to initiate and sponsor a special utility box wrap this summer at Fire Station 111 on Derry Rd at Glen Erin Dr.  I have asked MAC to arrange for a design that will commemorate our Mississauga Fire and Emergency Services and celebrate its 50th anniversary.   Please watch for details this summer.

Lake Wabukayne Park Stewardship Day 

The Friends of Lake Wabukayne are hosting their annual park day on Saturday September 22, 2018 from 12:00 noon to 3:00 pm. 
Please come out and join me and the Friends of Lake Wabukayne and learn about this jewel in the heart of Meadowvale.  This year we have added a FREE train ride that will travel around the lake as well as more entertainment and lots of new activities such as learning how to build a bird house!  As always, there will be a FREE BBQ and FREE popcorn.  Lake Wabukayne is located at the northwest corner of Erin Mills Parkway and Britannia Rd.
Lake Wabukayne is located at the northwest corner of Erin Mills Parkway and Britannia Rd.  I will be posting the details for this and other events on my website.  Please visit  ward9.ca often for updates.

Luso Canadian Charitable Society Fundraiser

Join the Luso Canadian Charitable Society for a fun-filled day of cycling and walking on Sunday September 23, 2018 at the Portuguese Cultural Portuguese Centre of Mississauga at 53 Queen St N.  The Luso Canadian Charitable Society is a community based organization that supports diverse families and adults that are living with developmental and physical disabilities to reach their full potential.  This 4th Annual Volta Luso Charities event is in support of the establishment of the Adult Day Program at their newest centre in Mississauga as well as existing centres in Toronto and Hamilton.  Click here for details on how to donate or get involved in the 60 km cycle at 8:30 a.m., 20 km cycle at 9:30 a.m. or 8 km walk at 10:00 a.m.  You can also call 905-858-8197 or email info@lusoccs.org for more information.

 Re-imagining the Mall Open House

Over the past year, residents have shared their ideas, opinions and local knowledge to help guide the future evolution of five communities anchored by shopping malls as part of the Reimagining the Mall study. These include two in Ward 9 which are in Central Erin Mills and Meadowvale.  The community involvement has been spectacular with many residents attending special sessions over the past year and contributing comments and ideas.

Staff are now close to unveiling the various design and development options for the malls and are holding an Open House on September 25, 2018 in the Great Hall at City Hall, 300 City Centre Dr from 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm.  I look forward to seeing residents there and getting your further feedback on the presentations and ideas at that time. Click  here for more information.

Supporting a New Track at John Fraser Secondary School

I am pleased to announce that I am contributing special Ward 9 infrastructure funds toward a new track to be built at John Fraser Secondary School by the Peel District School Board.
This track will be used by the students from many schools during school hours and will be available for the community to use after hours.  Encouraging healthy communities is a priority and a good use for the funds.  
 Please watch for the official unveiling in September.

To list your event on the Ward 9 web site send the information in text and pdf formats and/or link to website to pat.saito@mississauga.