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Streetsville Village Times Article- June / July 2014

After a very long winter, I am fairly certain that we are all looking forward to some summer sunshine
and summer fun this year! On that note, there are lots of fun things to do in and around town this
summer, so make sure you and your family check out these great local events and programs that are
sure to make your summer a memorable one!
2014 Bread & Honey Festival
The Streetsville Founders’ Bread and Honey Festival has been a long-standing tradition of summer
fun for the whole family since 1973. The 2014 B&H festival will be held on the weekend of June 6-8,
so mark your calendars now! The 42nd annual festival promises to be a truly spectacular celebration
with an amazing line-up of performers and activities! On Friday, June 6, the festivities kick off with a
spectacular line-up of performers on the main stage starting at 6pm, including Shyann, Time Trip, and
Lee Banger. Also, don’t forget to swing by the Lions Carnival, from 4pm-11pm, with spectacular
rides, concessions, and games all weekend long.
On Saturday, June 7, join us for the Bread & Honey parade at 10am, going south on Queen St. to Old
Station Rd., and don’t forget to check out the amazing live entertainment on the main stage starting at
12pm, including Justus, Fiddlestix, Christian James Band, Half Hour City and more. The Busy Bee
Children’s Island Stage is back again this year on Saturday and Sunday, with great activities for kids,
including face painting, pony rides, train rides, Rona Crafts for Kids, and more. Be sure to stop by the
Rotary Consumer Market on Saturday and Sunday, from 11am-6pm at Streetsville Arena.
On Sunday, June 8, join us for the delicious Rotary Pancake breakfast starting at 9am at Streetsville
Arena and a great line-up of performers starting at 12pm, including the Mississauga Big Band,
Blackboard Blues Band, Streetfire and others. For the fishing enthusiasts out there, head down to the
banks of the Credit River on Sunday (south of the Island Bridge) from 9-11am for my annual Fishing
Derby. The derby is open to children 16 and under. Please bring your own fishing gear, and get ready
to fish for great prizes! For more information about the 2014 festival, visit www.breadandhoney.com.
See you at the Bread & Honey!
2014 Streetsville Canada Day Celebration
This year marks our country’s 147th birthday, and what better way to celebrate this national milestone
than at the 2014 Streetsville Canada Day celebration! The Streetsville Canada Day celebration will
be held on Tuesday, July 1, 2014. This is the 22nd annual Canada Day celebration in Streetsville,
and it will feature an amazing fireworks display and fun activities, events, and performances for
everyone! The Streetsville Canada Day celebration is FREE of charge, and celebrations will begin at
6pm in Streetsville Memorial Park. Children can enjoy fun and exciting activities, including balloon
animals, face painting, children’s entertainers, magicians, carnival games, mascots, clowns, kiddie
and adult striker games, craft tables, painting and artwork stations, and more! Check out the
spectacular live musical and dance performances on the main stage and make sure you grab a
delicious bite to eat at the Rotary BBQ. At 7pm join in for the Lion’s Club Cake cutting and singing of
“Happy Birthday!” At the end of the night, relax and enjoy the outstanding fireworks display at 10pm.
The success of Streetsville’s Canada Day celebration can be attributed to the great work of our
community volunteers. This event is completely run by community volunteers who organize all of the
venues, events, and activities. If you would like to volunteer at the 2014 celebration, please contact
the Streetsville B.I.A. at info@villageofstreetsville.com or 905-858-5974. For more information about
Streetsville’s Canada Day celebration, please visit www.villageofstreetsville.com. I look forward to
celebrating with you and your family on July 1st!

“Let’s Play in the Park” Program
If you and your kids are looking to have fun and get moving this summer, be sure to check out the
City’s new pilot outdoor recreation program called “Let’s Play in the Park”, which will be launched this
summer. The “Let’s Play in the Park” program will give children between the ages of 6 and 12 the
chance to play in the park with trained leaders each weekday, for a nine-week period . Children will
be able to participate in a variety of organized games, sports, arts, drama, crafts, and nature skills
activities.
The “Let’s Play in the Park” program will be offered in 12 parks across Mississauga, where children
can easily walk or cycle and that have sufficient green space for recreation activities. In Ward 11, this
program will be offered at Neebin Park, from 1pm to 4pm, each weekday. Neebin Park is located at
635 Kaiser Dr., Mississauga. This is a great program that is free of charge and will get your children
moving, so don’t forget to bring them over to Neebin Park for some fun this summer! For more
information about this great recreation program, please visit www.mississauga.ca/play.
Free MiWay Rides for Kids all Summer
Summer is definitely a time of freedom for our kids, who really enjoy their two-month break from
school and homework. What better way to celebrate this freedom than with the new MiWay Freedom
Pass! From July 1st to August 31st, kids ages 12 to 14 can use the new MiWay Freedom Pass to
take unlimited rides on all MiWay bus routes (excluding route 88 to Wonderland) for free! The
Freedom Pass is a joint initiative between MiWay and the City of Mississauga's Recreation Division,
which will encourage young people to try transit and visit places around Mississauga like libraries,
community centres, and parks. There are so many free activities available across the city this
summer, and here's just a short list of some places you can go and things you can do with your
Freedom Pass:





Public Swimming at City indoor or outdoor pools
Multi-Use Ramp Parks for Skateboarding/Biking/Scooters/Inline Skating
Mountain Bike Park
Dirt Jump Parks
Basketball Hoops
Celebration Square

Freedom Passes are now available, free of charge, in limited quantities. To apply for your Freedom
Pass, drop by any City community centre to complete an application form with parental/guardian
approval. Valid photo ID with proof of age is also needed. Customer service staff will take a photo and
provide the wallet-sized pass to the child. Only the photographed Freedom Pass holder is eligible to
ride MiWay for free. All other riders must pay regular fares. For more information about the Freedom
Pass, please visit the Freedom Pass website at www.mississauga.ca/freedompass. I hope you and
your family enjoy your freedom this summer!
My office is open during the summer, and I am happy to assist you and your family with any municipal
issue that you may have, so please don’t hesitate to call my office at 905-896-5011, or send me an email at george.carlson@mississauga.ca. I hope you and your family have a safe and enjoyable
summer with your friends and family, and I look forward to celebrating with you at the 42nd annual
Bread & Honey Festival and the 22nd annual Canada Day Celebration!

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