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Monday, August 7, 2017

Fwd: Shakespeare In Riverwood Park

Monday August 7, 2017
Theatre and Nature Meet at Riverwood
Driftwood Presents Shakespeare's Othello on August 12  

MISSISSAUGA, ONVisual Arts Mississauga (VAM) and The Riverwood Conservancy are pleased to host a free performance of Othello by Driftwood Theatre.  

What: Driftwood Theatre presents Othello

For its 23rd annual Bard's Bus Tour, Driftwood Theatre presents an updated performance of Othello. William Shakespeare's blistering tale of race, jealousy and revenge is set against the backdrop of Canadian history, when in 1974 Canadian soldiers are caught in a life or death struggle on the small island of Cyprus.  

When:Saturday, August 12, 2017

Performance begins at 7:30 p.m.  

Where: Riverwood (just outside of the VAM building) 4170 Riverwood Park Lane [Map]   Attendees are encouraged to bring their own lawn chair or blanket. The performance of Othello is accompanied by a special audio installation, The Cyprus Project, beginning at 6:30 p.m.

For more information, visit driftwoodtheatre.com.   

About Visual Arts Mississauga at Riverwood:  This year VAM proudly celebrates its 40th Anniversary. Founded in 1977, VAM is one of Mississauga's key creative centres which concentrates its efforts on three pillars of influence: Art Education, Art Exhibition and Community Outreach. VAM strives to enrich community life by fostering an appreciation of the arts through active involvement in a variety of creative experiences. Please visit visualartsmississauga.com for more details.

About The Riverwood Conservancy:  The Riverwood Conservancy is a volunteer-based not-for-profit that provides programming in conservation, gardening, environmental education and volunteerism to the Mississauga community. The Riverwood Conservancy is located in Riverwood, a natural green space in the heart of the city [map] and is open 7 a.m. to 11 p.m. daily with free parking and admission. For more information about environmental education programs, events and how to make a donation, visit: TheRiverwoodConservancy.org.  


Heather Zadkovich, Community Engagement, Visual Arts Mississauga
Visual Arts Mississauga | 4170 Riverwood Park Lane, Mississauga , ON L5C 2S7 Canada

Thursday, August 3, 2017

Pain is a roadblock to your family vacation


For many families, a road trip is an essential part of any summer vacation.
Unfortunately, muscle and joint pain doesn't take days off, quickly turning this joyful time into a painful one.

Whether you're lifting heavy luggage or simply sitting in the car for extended periods of time, it's very common to experience back, neck, shoulder and other joint pain at some point during your travels. Since having fun should be your highest priority, its important to maximize your enjoyment by ensuring that you're being as safe as you can be.

Did you know?

Sitting for long periods of time can be very harmful to your body. Even in the most comfortable cars, certain pressures and forces from awkward positions can result in restricted blood flow.
To increase your chances of a pain free trip
  • Choose the right luggage
  • Choosing a bag with wheels and a handle goes a long way to ligthen your load. Alternatively, quality backpacks are a good option as they distribute weight more evenly than other types of luggage.
  • Get comfortable
  • Seat adjustment is critical for avoiding pain on the road. Make sure to adjust the seat to fit you comfortably. If neccesary, roll up a towel or pillow and place it between your lower back and the seat for more support.
  • Bring ice
  • Bring a cooler filled with ice packs to help relieve pain on the road. If you need to ice your back, limit it to 15 minutes at a time.
  • Make frequent pit stops
  • This gives everyone a chance to stretch and change out of a seated position for a short period of time. Each stop also provides an opportunity to refresh and reduce tension that has been building up in your body.

How to lift your luggage properly

  • Break the action up
  • When loading a suitcase into a car or truck, try lifting it onto a chair or step-stool first, rather than doing it all in one motion
  • Use your legs
  • When lifting your luggage, first get close to the load and stand with your feet shoulder-width apart
  • Bend at the knees and let your leg muscles do the lifting, rather than your back
  • Avoid twisting
  • Instead, turn your feet in the direction you are headed and turn your entire body in that direction

For more information on health and safety please visit the Ontario Chiropractic Association web site at www.chiropractic.on.ca or call 1877-327-2273. Dr. George I. Traitses of Infinite Health practices traditional chiropractic, advanced nutrition and anti aging therapy and has been serving the Toronto and Markham communities since 1981. You can reach him at 416-499-5656 or www.infinite-health.com

Dr. George I. Traitses
Infinite Health / Secretropin Canada
Office: 416 499 5656  Fax: 905 201 6811
90 Fincham Ave., Markham, Ont, L3P 4E1
www .infinite-health.com  www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1000081893746

Akshar Pavilion TASTE of INDIA Food Festival at Nathan Phillips Square on Saturday, August 5, 2017 from 12 Noon till 10:00 pm

In collaboration with Young Canadan Alliance,
School of Flavours celebrates CANADA 150 and presents Akshar Pavilion TASTE OF INDIA food festival
on August 5, 2017 at Nathan Phillips Square, 100 Queen St W, Toronto M5H 2N2 from 12:00 Noon to 10:00 pm.

FREE, family-friendly and an outdoor event perfect for this summer with more than 50 vendors attracting over 10,000 in attendance. Be a part of Bollywood style dances, classical temple dances, bhangra, music, and a live DJ to rock the square.

ENJOY THE SPICES, FLAVOURS, and AROMAS from the Indian Subcontinent. Get entertained with South Asian dances, music, and soak into the culture without having to worry about getting Visas or expensive flight tickets.

In the heart of downtown and Toronto's signature venue, Taste of India food festival offers you the opportunity to explore hundreds of local and Indian gourmet food recipes inspired by regions from South Asia – no passport required!

"At School of Flavours we believe that Food is more than nourishment. It is a repository of culture, a carrier of traditions, a sign of friendship and hospitality, and of course, a symbol of celebration," describes Ms. Rinku Shah, Founder & Director, School of Flavors.

"School of Flavours aims to be an institution which promotes richness of culture, tradition and heritage by connecting diverse communities together in an inclusive way to empower social and economic development of Canadians and people across the globe," adds Ms. Rinku Shah.

Diverse range of participating vendors include some of the big names in the food industry like, Adrak Indian Restaurant, Bombay Chowpatty, Cabbagetown Organics, Casablanca Classics, Coconut Island, Desi-licious Kulfi, Hakka Wow!, Johnny Rocco's Pizza Wagon, Keshav Foods, Chef Sanjeev Kapoor's Khazana (Milton), Kirtida Kitchen, New Vanni Market, Truly Nature, Royal Paan (Dream Crest Rd.), Vijay Icecream, White Gold Sweets, to name a few.

"We are excited to Celebrate Canada's 150th birthday all year long and we welcome you to indulge in the Taste of India food festival and get entertained for FREE," said Mr. Vrajesh Shah, Director, Young Canadian Alliance.
Taste of India Food Festival thanks all sponsors, media, and supporters, namely: Akshar Pavilion, Daal Roti, Flight Centre (Dufferin Mall), National Bank, Rekvina Pharmaceuticals Pvt. Ltd., Ritu Collection, India Sajawat and Puja Hut.

"This festival promises an experience with the TOP South Asian Chefs of GTA that will tease your taste buds to the fullest and ever-vibrant South Asian culture and heritage by famous local performing artists will keep you interested," said Mr. Tushar Unadkat, Festival Producer & Executive Director and CEO of MUKTA Advertising.
WIN frequent raffle draw including VIA Rail travel credit vouchers, dinner vouchers at our participating restaurant partners and more. The Festival is also supported by several local businesses and artists who've donated money, time, and talent to support the community.

For more details about the Taste of India food festival visit www.schoolofflavours.ca
For Vendor inquiries contact Vrajesh Shah at info@schooloflfavours.ca | 416.735.9954
For Media & Arts inquiries contact MUKTA Advertising at info@m-a.ca | 416.716.8582

Sunday, July 30, 2017

Eyes of Time - Art Show by Meena Chopra at Heritage Mississauga

EYES OF TIME - The eye as a channel into the new dimensions of life.
Art Exhibition by Artist and Author Meena Chopra
(Celebrating 150 years of Canada)

“Eyes wear the wings of time to fly beyond the cry of human desires, reveries and the realities, penetrating the boundaries of the visible universe into the unknown invisible realms.

Tuesday, 15th August at 6:30pm to 8:30pm
Host: Heritage Mississauga.

Exhibition is on view from 8th August to 15th September 2017
Venue: Heritage Mississauga 1921 Dundas St W, Mississauga, ON L5K 1R2. Phone:(905) 828-8411

Eyes symbolize seeing and light, and therefore depicting consciousness itself, The eye is the part of us that beholds the universe and sees our place in it. It is knowledge, awareness and wisdom. The eye takes in light, the pure energy of the universe, and presents it to the inner spirit. It is the gateway, the very union, between the self and the cosmos”.
“Aankhen uthin to dekha kaynaat jal rahi thi
jab ye jhukin to tum the aur kuchh bhi nahin”

Roughly translated: When the eyes rose outwardly they saw the entire universe afire. When they opened inwards, it was you and nothing but you (the one reality of life)

(Lines are from my Hindi poem titled “Aur Kuchh bhi nahin” (And Nothing Else) (from my Hindi collection “Adieu to the Dawn” – “Subah ka sooraj ab mera nahin hai”)"

Visit Website: http://meenachopra17.wixsite.com/meena-chopra-artist -Meena Chopra

“Mandala” Community art with Meena Chopra at TD Mosaic Festival on Saturday 12 Aug 2017.2pm in Celebration Square Mississauga

A "Mandala" making community activity has been just added to the "Visual Arts" section of TD Mosaic Festival. The "Mandala Ar"t activity will be led by Meena Chopra on Saturday 12 Aug 2017 2pm Celebration Square, mississauga.

This project will be presented in Collaboration with RUNG DE ONE...the premiere color festival of Mississauga.
Mandala art is in a circle which starts from the centre and progresses towards the periphery. It is a universal symbol and a gentle reflection of the self. It will be created with powdered colors involving the community participation.

You are welcome to join if interested. You may post your inclination
here or inbox me (Meena)
Meena Chopra , well known artist and instructor , will create a community project with attendees on Saturday 12th August at the Celebration Square at 2 pm.

Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Shab-e She'r Poetry Night Open Mic August 29

Shab-e She'r (Poetry Night) LIV

Toronto's most diverse poetry reading and open mic series

Featured poets: Puneet Dutt & Justin Lauzon    

Host: Bänoo Zan

Time: Tuesday, August 29, 2017
Church of St. Stephen in-the-Fields, 365 College St, Toronto, Ontario M5T 2N8

Doors open               6:15 p.m.
Open-mic sign-up     6:30 p.m.
Show                         7 p.m.

Admission: $5


Puneet Dutt  Finalist for the 2016 Breitling Chapbook Prize, editorial board member at Canthius, creative writing workshop facilitator, debut poetry collection forthcoming with Mansfield Press

Justin Lauzon Marketing and Communications Coordinator for The Word on the Street, Literary Coordinator for Hear Here, Founding Director of Lexical.ca & organizer for Slant Reading Series

St-Stephen-in-the Fields accessibility information:

The venue has a wheelchair ramp entrance and is all on one level; however, the wheelchair ramp door does not yet have a pushbutton, so someone needs to hold the door open. There is one fully barrier-free washroom.

All washrooms are gender-neutral.



Link to the Facebook event:


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