In the Community

Feb. 8, 2024 – Cllr. Tedjo and I attend the Generation X Marks the Spot Opening Reception at Bradley Museum.

 

Feb. 8, 2024 – I enjoyed my time at Sheridan’s Black Excellence Committee Presents Kayla Grey: The Game-Changing Shift – Finding Home & Redefining Black History

 

Feb. 8, 2024 – We are at the the MBOT
conversation session with Doug Ford.
Good to see Regional Nando and
Sheref Sabawy. 

 

Feb. 5, 2024 – It’s the World Interfaith Harmony Prayer breakfast this morning. The Peel Interfaith Prayer Council is a diverse group that has found common ground. May this peace transcend through all of our community. Hello to our friends this morning.

 

Feb. 2, 2024 – Thank you to Peel Police, Peel Crime Stoppers and Safe City Mississauga for joining me to host a Crime Safety and Prevention town hall. 

 

Feb. 2, 2024 – Enjoyed spending my morning with staff and students at Miller’s Grove PS today.

 

Feb. 1, 2024 – Ward 9 is home to
Peel Police HQ. It was the place to be as the brilliant and elegant Jean Augustine shared stories and inspired packed room for Black History month.

 

Feb. 1, 2024 – Construction of Fire Station 125 at Union Park remains on target. Construction is expected to be completed later this Spring. I’m so excited to see this amazing facility in W9.

 

Jan. 29, 2024 – Thanks to everyone who joined my team and I on for our first W9 Community Hours session for 2024. In addition to your valuable feedback, I’d like to thank everyone who donated non-perishable food items we collected for Eden Food For Change.

 

Jan. 24, 2024 – Today, we raised the #BellLetsTalk flag at #Mississauga Celebration Square to help create positive change for mental health. 

 

Jan. 21, 2024 – Pleased to celebrate the grand opening of the Real Tahinis on Glen Erin Dr. 

 

Jan. 18, 2024 – I think I nailed my 45 second speech at Toastmasters! Toastmasters Meadowvale meets every Thursday at 6:30 pm in MCC. Come and join this vibrant community of people. We can all sharpen our public speaking skills.

 

Jan. 17, 2024 – Today Council was proud to announce 2 MiWay employees received leadership awards from the Canadian Urban Transit Association (CUTA). Congratulations Stephen Bacchus and Peter Dabrowski . Thank you to all of our MiWay staff who serve this great city of ours.

 

Jan. 17, 2024 – Thanks to City Manager Shari Lichterman and her team for hosting Urban Planner Brent Toderian. Tonight we spoke about what the next 50 years will look like for Mississauga. 

 

Jan. 12, 2024 – It was a casual day in the office. Cllr Dasko and I wanted to pop in and say one more goodbye to our work buddy. Thank you Mayor Crombie.

 

Jan. 3, 2024 – I put this shirt on today.
Little did I know I would be wearing it at a crime scene and talking to my Ward 9 residents this evening.
Thank you to the
@PRP11Div and supporting teams.
Community Safety and Wellbeing is my focus for this year. Watch my IG live on this matter here.

 

Dec. 31, 2023 – On the way home from Celebration square, I had to pass through
@PraiseCWC in Ward9 and say hello to Bishop and Lady Walker & community.

It is encouraging to know this and many faith communities are praying for our city tonight.

 

Dec. 27, 2023 – I bumped into my buddy Jody as he was stationed and ready to jump into action. Good to see you back in the saddle.

 

Dec. 20, 2023 – Thank you always to the incredible staff and students at
@WestCreditSS pleased to join them for their holiday lunch.

 

Dec. 19, 2023 – It’s always a pleasure to visit with the incredible staff at MindShare Workspace in Erin Mills Town Centre. 

 

Dec. 18, 2023 – Joined by Council Members as we raise the Salvation Army flag today in recognition of the start of #SalvationArmyWeek. The Salvation Army plays a helpful role in our community through the programs they offer, local food banks they support, and their annual Christmas toy drive.

 

Dec. 17, 2023 – Here I am hanging out on one of the newest @SafeCityMiss
Neighbourhood watch streets in the Ward.
Much love to these amazing residents who planned a food drive today. Kudos to anyone that takes time at this busy time of year to think of others. We have a great city.

 

Dec. 16, 2023 – Thanks to this all Star team for a great event! Meadowvale Town Centre leadership team from First Capital is all about community engagement.

 

Dec. 15, 2023 – Meadowvale Community Centre & Library. One of the best in the city. Today I had a great chat with Supervisor Kunwal about engaging our youth in more programming.

This is their space too. How we give them a sense of ownership?

 

Dec. 6, 2023 – Council joins Mayor Crombie for her holiday reception. 

 

Dec. 6, 2023 – Councillor Mahoney and I join Mayor Crombie as she presents Nav Bhatia with the Key to the City.

 

Dec. 6, 2023 – Joining Mayor Crombie as she addresses the Provinces’ announcement to cancel the dissolution of the Region of Peel. 

 

Dec. 6, 2023 – Mississauga Council recognises National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women.

 

Nov. 30, 2023 – Always enjoy supporting and attending Mississauga Arts Glam Ball.

 

Nov. 22, 2023 – Wearing purple for the
Embrave Wrapped in Courage flag raising.

 

Nov. 20, 2023 – My pleasure to attend and celebrate Black Entrepreneurs Alliance Grad Ceremony. 

 

Nov. 17, 2023 – An important and fun evening in support of Peel Police South Asian Internal Support Network.

 

Nov. 16, 2023 – I had a great time celebrating the one year anniversary with my fellow newbie councillors yesterday. Congrats Cllrs Tedjo, Horneck and Butt on a fast paced year one. You each bring unique skill sets and wisdom that compliments our amazing veteran colleagues.

 

Nov. 16, 2023 – Council shows its support for Tim Horton’s Smile Cookie campaign. 

 

Nov. 13, 2023 – The Salvation Army is getting ready for it’s Christmas Kettle Campaign. Mark and I talked about ways to engage the young ppl in Ward 9.

 

Nov. 9, 2023 – Supporting local talent at Meadowvale Theatre. Be sure to check out We Will Rock! 

 

Nov. 3, 2023 – I enjoyed hearing inspiring stories about the work that Peel 

 

Nov. 2, 2023 – Attending and supporting Heritage Mississauga’s 11th Annual “The Credits” Awards.

 

Oct. 27, 2023 – Attending and supporting Peel Children’s Aid Dress Purple Day Block Party

 

Oct. 26, 2023 – Every year we promote walking, rolling and biking to school. This can bring huge benefits to student’s well-being, physical health and the environment. Increasing active transportation can also help reduce traffic congestion. Pleased to join Alex and co-op student Cameron at Castlebridge PS for walk to school day. 

 

Oct. 25, 2023 – I had a great time at the ribbon cutting for the Meadowvale Business Association. 

 

Oct. 25, 2023 – Happy to attend the
@RotaryRibfest celebration, where we announced how much money was raised at the @erinmillstown Ribfest for @THP_hospital

 

Oct. 25, 2023 – On Dress Purple Day, Children’s Aid Societies collaborate with key partners to speak up for every child and youth’s right to safety and well-being in all spaces. Mississauga Council is proud to show it’s support.

 

Oct. 22, 2023 – It was good fun hanging out with some of my Meadowvale peeps and re-living my Looney Tunes childhood with the
Mississauga Pops Band at Meadowvale Theatre.

 

Oct. 11, 2023 – Happy to attend the Thomas Middle Street open house event. My kids went to Thomas Street Middle School and I have always loved their level of parent engagement. 

 

Oct. 7, 2023 – Attending Peel Crime Stoppers classic car event with my Region of Peel Council mates Cllrs. Russo, Napoli and Maskell. I am proud of the work Peel Crime Stoppers is doing in Ward 9.

Oct. 6, 2023 – Thank you to everyone who joined us for the Touch A Truck event at Garry Morden Centre. We had so many people attend that we unfortunately had to turn people away.

Oct. 5, 2023 – Touring Fire Station 125 with Facilities staff. I am so excited and impressed by this build.

Sept. 27, 2023 -Today we honour #OrangeShirtDay. Councils stand in solidarity and wears orange to honour the thousands of Survivors of residential schools, and the children who never came home.

Sept. 26, 2023 – It was a pleasure to co-host the City’s Civic Award of Recognition evening with Cllr. Parrish.

Sept. 24, 2023 – Visited Eden Food For Change with my friend @nicholaf44
and his foundation. They delivered a truck full of food for the foodbank. 

Sept. 24, 2023 – Eden United Church opened their Peace Pole. It was an inspiring and educational service. I learned a lot today about our friends in the Indigenous community. What a moving service. May Peace Prevail On Earth.

Sept. 24, 2023 – Attending the Mito Canada  Walk n Roll fundraiser. All of the $40,000 raised so far goes DIRECTLY to research. Dr Josh Nederveen shared that this research is grossly underfunded and events like this actually make a difference. So, thank you! 

 

So glad to see my friends from #KelseyErinMills as a sponsor for this event. These guys are family. Great seeing Ambreen, Sonny and Yessica.

Sept. 22, 2023 – My office for the day. I love being IN the community while working FOR the community.

Sept. 17, 2023 – Thank you to Meadowvale Terry Fox organizer Tara for a great morning. Her son Max did a tear jerking speech. Joined by Hon. Nina Tangri.

Sept. 14, 2023 – Joined by Cllr’s Brad Butt & Sue McFadden to support Cllr Parrish’s Mississauga Food Banks Milk Fundraiser event. 

Sept. 13, 2023 – Launching the Mayor’s Annual Thanksgiving Drive, in support of Mississauga Food Bank.

Sept. 9, 2023 – It was a busy day but I always have time to support community bake sales, just like this one on Avila.

Sept. 9, 2023 – Thank you to all of our passionate cycling people for giving us ways to explore our communities. I had some great chats with residents from all over the city during our community ride in Meadowvale.

Sept. 9, 2023 – Region of Peel CAO Gary Kent and I complete the 5 km run at Mewadowvale Park Run. 

Sept. 7, 2023 – I am so inspired by the impactful work of my friends at Peel CAS. Your space is beautifully designed and purposefully built. THANK YOU for caring for our kids. We are happy to partner with you in keeping our families and communities safe.

Sept. 6, 2023 – Council is back in session, which means I am using MiWay to get to the office. 

Sept. 5, 2023 – Time is running out to enter the Mind Your Own Business Contest. Deadline is Sept. 18, 2023.

Aug. 26, 2023 – Enjoyed the Amalgam performance at Meadowvale Theatre. 

Aug. 25, 2023 – I had the best time at Halal Ribfest in Ward 9. 

Aug. 22, 2023 – Looking forward to meeting residents on Sept. 7 at Erin Meadows Community Centre. 

Aug. 22, 2023 – Cllr. Kovac and I attend the PMC annual Picnic. 

Aug. 22, 2023 – Spending time at my fave patio at Meadowvale Library. 

Aug. 19, 2023 – Pleased to attend the Young Bosses In Business Youth Market.

Aug. 19, 2023 – Cllr. Tedjo and I celebrating Japan Festival Canada at celebration square.

Aug. 19, 2023 – OMAC Martial Arts has a new location in Meadowvale TC. Master Nam is the man

Aug. 18, 2023 – Cllr. Kovac and I joining CACD graduates to celebrate their recent graduation. 

Aug. 15, 2023 – Joined by Cllr Dasko and Mayor Crombie to celebrate the reopening of Port Credit Library.

Aug. 15, 2023 – Joined by Cllrs Kovac and Tedjo at celebration square to celebrate and raise the flag for Independence Day of Indonesia.

Aug. 16, 2023 – Pleased to be a panelist at the Circulating the Black Dollar event. 

Aug. 13, 2023 – Thank you to Peel Police for hosting Peel Police Hot Rodz for A Koz at Erin Mills Town Centre. A great fundraising event, which I always look forward to.

Aug. 8, 2023 – Thank you to Renew Church for hosting movies in the park this summer.

Aug. 5, 2023 – Meeting with residents of Britannia Glen Co-op to discuss ways to end gun violence and address their safety concerns. 

Aug. 4, 2023 – My staff and I had a lovely visit and tour of the Fo Guang Shan Temple, located at 6525 Millcreek Dr. 

Aug. 3, 2023 – I had a great time hanging out with Cllr. Dasko on the south side! Cllr. Dasko and the Port Credit BIA have a Thursday night event for car lovers. It’s in its 4th year of talented musicians and drool-worthy cars. My classic car and I had a grand time.

Aug. 3, 2023 – In the Ward, excited to see Safe City Mississauga meeting with the community. Thanks to Lauren of Safe City Mississauga and Region of Peel staff who partnered up to support the communities in Ward 9.

Aug. 1, 2023 – Celebrating Emancipation day at Peel Police Headquarters. Thanks to Peel Police for hosting this wonderful BBQ.

Aug. 1, 2023 – May or and Council raised the Pan-African Flag at city hall. Pan-African: those of African birth OR descent- My parents of Jamaican descent are descendants of those enslaved and brought from Africa.

July 27, 2023 – I had a great time hanging out with our summer students at the Meadowvale Works Depot. Many times, they only hear from Councillors when something is wrong, so we decided to give the some love. Thanks for all you do, team!

 

July 26, 2023 – Visited PLASP. THANK YOU to the amazing team at Shelter Bay. You are leaving an indelible mark on these little humans.

 

July 24, 2023 – Cllr. Brad Butt & I joined forces and were part of bringing Meadowvale Business Association to life. Thank you to Paul, Leslie & team for wanting to build, connect & engage the community for good.

 

July 22, 2023 – Meadowvale Lemonade pop-up stand. Thanks Michelle, Tristan, Lucas and Zoe! It was delish!

 

July 21, 2023 – My Council friends and I attending the kick off to Bollywood’s Monster Mashup at Celebration Square.

 

July 19, 2023 – Lending my support to Tim Hortons’ Camp Day. Thanks to everyone who came out to support this great cause.

 

July 16, 2023 – It sure was a busy weekend, but I always have time to celebrate with my government partners.  Celebrating the opening of MPP Tangri’s new office.

 

July 16, 2023 – Waiting for the crowd to arrive at LebaneseFest. 

 

July 15, 2023 – Had a great time at Rotary RibFest at Erin Mills Town Centre with my Council colleagues. Thanks to the amazing event organizers, you did a fantastic job this year!

 

July 15, 2023 – Joined by Cllrs Joe Horneck, Sue McFadden & School Trustee Brea Corbet for MP Iqra Khalid’s annual community BBQ.  

 

July 15, 2023 – Attending Filipino Fest at Celebration Square with Cllr. Alvin Tedjo & MP Valdez. 

 

July 14, 2023 – Pleased to attend Peel CAS’ AfroFest.

 

July 13, 2023 – Welcoming our new friends at Proax Tech. They have been in Ward 9 for a year. We discussed ways to hire and inspire in the community. Great chat, Stephen, Emily and Theresa!

 

July 12, 2023 – Meeting with Brent Toderian. He is a great thinker in the city planning space. 

 

July 10, 2023 – Friendly visit with Jeff, the GM at Erin Mills Town Centre and Robert of MindShare WorkSpace. Thanks to both for being awesome community partners.

 

July 9, 2023 – Joined by community friends for Family fishing day at Lake Aquitaine.

 

July 7, 2023 – Joined by Cllr. Alvin Tedjo and Mayor Crombie for MuslimFest.

 

June 22, 2023 – With Ruth Thompson Middle School Principal Simone and her community for their Celebration of Culture and Learning event. Simone has done a great job this year uniting the families in her school.

June 22, 2023 – Joined by Cllr. Dasko and Chief Rizzi to celebrate the latest Mississauga Fire and Emergency Services recruitment class.  This class is special to me as I asked to speak to them on their first day of training. Since then, we ate lunches together on their fundraiser Thursdays, and now they have graduated. I am so proud of them!

June 21, 2023 – Celebrating National Indigenous People day at Celebration Square. It was a great day for live events and artisans!

June 21, 2023 – Joining Mississauga Fire for their Fire Fighter Softball tournament at Dutton Athletic Fields. Funds raised for Muscular Dystrophy.

June 18, 2023 – I went for a Father’s Day Drive and on my way back, I passed by Totoredaca park. Our friends at the Model Flying Club were already in the air at 7:00 am.

June 16, 2023 – We successfully completed my first (the Ward’s 8th) Seniors Info Fair. Thank you to our keynote speaker, former Cllr. Pat Saito. We had over 300 people in attendance and plenty of free food and giveaways. Everyone loves free stuff! Everyone loves Pat too.

June 14, 2023 – Congratulating Schlegel Villages as they celebrate 20 years of serving seniors in Erin Mills!

June 12, 2023 – I appreciate the time spent with our MiWay team.  I am learning every day what it takes to have a world class transit system in Sauga.

June 11, 2023 – Visiting the Eid-Ul-Adha Bazaar at The Swagat Banquet Hall in Ward 9! My friends Javeria and Sana put on a great show

June 11, 2023 – With Baljit from Canadian Tire Meadowvale. Our convo was about cycling infrastructure, organizations that teach people how to safely ride a bike and the high number bike purchases at his location. There is a whole ecosystem of cycle culture we are trying to do right.

June 8, 2023 – Peel Celebrates! I had a great time acknowledging the heroes aka staff at the Region of Peel.

June 7, 2023 – Speaking at the Black Excellence Symposium.

June 6, 2023 – Joined by Cllr. Joe Horneck, attending the Peel Poverty Reduction Summit.

June 4, 2023 – Sharing coffee and conversation with former W9 school trustee Nokha Dakroub.

June 4, 2023 – At the Black & White Gala for Shelter Them, who provides supports to transform the lives of children in Rwanda. My friends have been running this org for many years! This is their 17th annual Gala.

June 3, 2023 – I had great conversations with these gentlemen today. The Walnut foundation is bringing awareness to early testing for prostate cancer.

May 31, 2023 – John Wiggins joined us at Council prior to the inaugural Stop Gun Violence day in Canada. 

May 30, 2023 – Helping staff at ChuckECheese West Mississauga celebrate their Grand Re-opening.

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May 18, 2023 – Street Tennis Community Event at Edenwood Middle School with Ward 4 Councillor, John Kovac and Ward 9 & 10 School Trustee,  Jeff Clark.

May 17, 2023 – Cineplex Junxion Grand Opening Event.  What a great addition to the Ward 9 Community!  I will see you at the movies!

May 16, 2023 – I love the days when I work locally and use my e-bike as transportation.  Today was a day to catch up on work in a quaint corner at the Meadowvale Theatre, visit West Credit Secondary School and return later in the day to Meadowvale Community Centre for a virtual meeting.  If you see me in the area, please come say hello!

 

May 16, 2023 – A quick ride over to the Cari-Can 55 plus group to celebrate Edwin’s 90th birthday.

May 11, 2023 – I attended the 28th Annual Marty’s Awards (pictured with Omar Hopkinson, Public Art Award recipient and Ward 10 Councillor, Sue McFadden)

May 10, 2023 – No one was happier than me on McHappy Day!  I had such a great time working the window (see post on my twitter page HERE) – I think these socks are my new favourite!

May 6, 2023 – Paramount Fine Foods Centre for the Their Opportunity Indigenous Hockey Equipment Drive with the #MGHL girls’ Teams