High Lights

StarBuzz Online - Toronto

Thursday, May 18, 2017

Canada 150 Community Conversations

Canada 150 Community Conversations

As part of the Canada 150 celebrations, the City of Mississauga is concentrating on building strong and respectful partnerships with the Indigenous community. The Culture Division and Museums of Mississauga are working with community facilitators to lead conversations across the city in 2017 to discuss reconciliation from an Indigenous perspective.
Sign up for a free community conversation acoss the city. Spaces are limited.
Understanding Community Responsibilities in Reconciliation
May 31, 2017, 6 p.m.
104-1065 Canadian Pl, Mississauga
Memorialization and Erasure: Highlighting Historical and Current Realities of Reconciliation
June 28, 2017, 6 p.m.
Burnhamthorpe Library Program Room, 101-3650 Dixie Rd, Mississauga


Finding (Your) Place: Reconciliation, Diversity and Community-Building
July 26, 2017, 6 p.m.
Civic Centre, Committee Room A, 300 City Centre Dr, Mississauga

Funded by the Government of Canada.

Financé par le gouvernement du Canada.


Follow @SaugaCulture to stay up to date with Mississauga Culture news!


Like Mississauga Culture on Facebook to keep up with our news, updates and other discussions!

The Ontario Pops Orchestra Presents HARRY POTTER & THE MAGIC OF MUSIC

Here is the latest news from the Ontario Pops Orchestra.
View this email in your browser
Click here to purchase tickets today!

The Ontario Pops Orchestra
Friday, May 19 at 8pm
Conductor Carlos Bastidas has announced HARRY POTTER & THE MAGIC OF MUSIC, the third concert of the Ontario Pops 2017 Season. HARRY POTTER & THE MAGIC OF MUSIC will take place Friday, May 19 at 8pm at Etobicoke Collegiate Institute.
The concert will feature the 50-piece pops orchestra performing Beethoven's Ode To Joy, the cosmic sounds of Jupiter from The Planets by Gustav Holst, The Pink Panther, plus Glinka's heroic Ruslan and Ludmilla Overture, John Williams' Dry Your Tears, Africa, and of course, The Best of Harry Potter. The Ontario Pops will be joined by the Etobicoke Collegiate Institute Choir, the Etobicoke Youth Choir, and Ave Choir Toronto.
The Ontario Pops is Canada's newest full-scale non-profit orchestra dedicated to performing the world's most popular light classics and today's movie, television, and video games hits. Repertoire includes soundtracks like Pirates of the Caribbean and Star Wars, Billboard chart toppers like Michael Jackson's "Thriller" and Bruno Mars Greatest Hits, plus the best of Broadway, holiday favourites, and the greatest music of all time like Tchaikovsky's "Romeo and Juliet", Dvorak's Symphony 9 "From The New World", and Elgar's Pomp and Circumstance.
Starting an orchestra from the ground up is a challenge, but founder Carlos Bastidas has always been an advocate of the importance of music in the community in large part thanks to the influence of his conducting professor Maestro Rodolfo Saglimbeni, a founding member of "El Sistema", Venezuela's monumental music education program, under whom Carlos trained at England's Sherborne School of Music.
Conductor Carlos Bastidas does double duty as Conductor of the Ontario Pops and the Durham Chamber Orchestra in Ajax.
What: The Ontario Pops "HARRY POTTER & THE MAGIC OF MUSIC" concert.
When: Friday May 19, 2017 at 8PM

Where: The Etobicoke Collegiate Institute, 86 Montgomery Rd, Toronto (North of Royal York Subway Station)
Tickets: $20 and available at ontariopops.com
Kids under 12 FREE with paying adult
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ontariopops
Twitter : https://twitter.com/ontariopops



The VAM Children and Teens’ Spring Art Celebration

Thursday, May 18, 2017

MISSISSAUGA, ON – Grab the kids and join the fun! Visual Arts Mississauga (VAM) at Riverwood will stage a vibrant exhibition of emerging talent at its annual VAM Children and Teens' Spring Art Celebration. All are welcome to the event featuring over 250 creative works by VAM students aged 6 to 18.

The exhibition will run Saturday June 3 and Sunday June 4, 2017 from 9 am to 4 pm. VAM is located at 4170 Riverwood Park Lane, Mississauga, Ontario.  

FREE ACTIVITY: VAM will also offer free art-making activities for youth from 11 am to 3 pm on Saturday June 3, 2017 and from 10 am to 3 pm on Sunday June 4, 2017.
"We look forward to the VAM Children and Teens' Spring Art Celebration each year. The exhibition showcases the burgeoning creative energy of Mississauga's youth," explains VAM Arts Program Manager Lisa Robinson. "This event gives artists as young as six an opportunity to proudly present their work to the public. It's always a beautiful show and a wonderful chance to bring families and friends together to celebrate the artistic accomplishments of our youth. We look forward to seeing you all there!"    

PEOPLE'S CHOICE: Family and friends will vote for the 1st, 2nd and 3rd place winners. Three special Prize Packs which will be awarded on Monday, June 5, 2017. The First place winner will also receive a complimentary week at VAM's Kids' Summer Art Camp or a Summer Teen Art Course.

Please call (905)-277-4313 or visit www.visualartsmississauga.com for more details.  

- 30-

MEDIA CONTACT: Heather Zadkovich
Community Engagement Coordinator
Visual Arts Mississauga at Riverwood 4170 Riverwood Park Lane, Mississauga, ON  L5C 2S7 905.277.4313 outreach@visualartsmississauga.com  www.visualartsmississauga.com
ABOUT VISUAL ARTS MISSISSAUGA AT RIVERWOOD:  Founded in 1978, VAM is one of Mississauga's key creative incubators 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. VAM offers a variety of studio arts courses for adults, teens and children as well as summer camps, exhibitions, Artsy Parties and ArtReach for schools and corporate team-building. VAM proudly celebrates 40 years in 2017. Please visit www.visualartsmississauga.com

Visual Arts Mississauga | 4170 Riverwood Park Lane, Mississauga , ON L5C 2S7 Canada

2nd International Women’s Conference on South Asian Women: Socio-cultural expression through literature, poetry, theatre, cinema, media and storytelling (daastangoi, talk)

Invitation to attend 2nd International Women's Conference on South Asian Women: Socio-cultural expression through literature, poetry, theatre, cinema, media and storytelling (daastangoi, talk)
The South Asian women living in the western hemisphere go through so many economic social and cultural issues in their adopted countries. Uprooting from the native place, patriarchal family structure, economic insecurity and problems in adapting to the new socio- cultural milieu expose the South Asian women to many hardships. Conservative approach of the South Asian communities renders women as mute sufferer and most of the time their issues go unaddressed.

DISHA feels that women's issues should be voiced, discussed and a mechanism should be devised to address them promptly and effectively.

On behalf of DISHA-Association of Canadian Punjabi Women, I invite you to attend our 2day International Women Conference on "South Asian Women- Socio-cultural expression through literature, poetry, theatre, cinema, media and storytelling (Daastangoi, talk) from 17to 18June, 2017 at 340 Vodden st., Brampton, Ontario, Canada. The experts  working on various women related issues will be  presenting papers at the conference.
We would like you to share your thoughts and experiences on any of the genre mentioned above at the conference. Details of the program will be sent to you soon.

 We look forward to your confirmed presence in the conference.

Thank you.
Warm regards
Dr. Kanwaljit Dhillon 
"Nothing will work, unless you do."- 
Dr. Maya Angelou                                              
 dishatoronto@gmail.com                  www.disha.ca              905-926-9559

Young musicians of Canada 2017 on Sunday May 28.

Hello dear friends, I want to invite you all to be a part of an event which is my vision and dream. In 2015, I started a forum under the name of "Young musicians of Canada" to promote and give a stage to young artists who have learnt Indian classical music for atleast 7-10 years under good gurus in North America and India and are born and raised in Canada. I'm organizing my second concert event on May 28, 2017 in collaboration with Ragamala Toronto, with 4 other talented young musicians. Please come out to bless them, hear them and to witness for yourself what wonderful budding musicians they are. It is creditable that they are the torch bearers to our rich Indian cultural heritage in North America. 

Please mark your dates for Sunday, MAY 28, from 4-6.30 pm. Dinner will be available after for $5. 

For tickets, you may inquire with me through email or call me @ 416.417.7901

Details are in the flyer. 

Thanks, Ramneek Singh

Click by Jassi Premi


As a pioneer of the UK Bhangra industry from the 1980's, Jassi Premi has been entertaining the crowds for over 35 years. Hit songs such as 'Jago Aahiya', 'Teri Ni Kaali Guth Goriye', 'Aaj Mein Peeniya' and countless others have been enjoyed by fans throughout the world and played at thousands of milestone events such as birthdays and weddings. Packed out world tours have seen him perform live to crowds in Canada, USA, Singapore, Malaysia, India, Kenya, Sweden, France and many more where the diaspora has demanded a show. Known for his smooth and extensive vocal range, he is also a multi-talented musician, playing the Harmonium, Sitar and most famously the Tumbi.

Now due to public demand, he is set to release his new single, 'Click', produced by famous music producer Davinder Kainth. The upbeat tempo is guaranteed to be a dance floor hit, so go put on your dancing shoes and enjoy this latest banger from an industry legend!

Jassi Premi 07786391591

For your exclusive copy email: info@mrrecords.co.uk


Advancements in Accessibility Technology

People in Motion Show improving lives of persons with disabilities with innovative products

TORONTO, Ont. – With just a few days left until Canada's largest disability exhibition returns to Toronto, the team behind the People in Motion show are preparing for their most advanced exhibition yet. Guests will be able to preview some of the most contemporary devices that are helping to better the lives of people with disabilities and mobility issues.

"It is truly fantastic to see some of these gadgets in action," says People in Motion Show Manager Sajid Rahman. "From ground-breaking wheelchairs and power chairs, to inventive stair systems for seniors and gliders for persons with disabilities, it's truly inspiring to learn about the impact these devices have on the everyday lives of people with disabilities – many of which you have to see operating to believe!"

With several ingenious products to be showcased at the exhibition this year, People in Motion has rounded up a list of their top must-see technology at this year's show.

SoftWheel by PermobilBe sure to take in this demonstration. SoftWheel is a revolutionary wheel that helps wheelchair users cruise easily down and up stairs, jump off curbs and navigate rougher terrain – all without the impact that often comes with the traditional wheel. This new wheel technology makes for a much easier, smoother and less painful ride for people in wheelchairs.

StairSteady – Perfect for the aging loved one in your life, StairSteady, manufactured in Canada by Hillz Tech Ltd, is a simple and effective system that can help elderly seniors regain mobility and independence. Consisting of a rail and moving handle that folds neatly away when not in use, StairSteady allows a person to climb stairs safely and comfortably all on their own, helping to prevent falls and giving you and your family some peace of mind.

Motion Specialties' Firefly GoTo Seat by Leckey –  The only product of its kind to be approved for use by major Canadian airlines WestJet and Air Canada, the new GoTo Seat is the ideal adjustable seat for kids with mild-to-moderate postural needs and support. The GoTo Seat can be used on carts, swings, dining chairs and even on some planes, offering families more confidence, options and comfort while travelling.

GlidersYes, as in aircrafts! Freedom's Wings Canada offers people with disabilities a unique opportunity to fly. From Inspirational glider flights to flight training programs, Freedom's Wings Canada strives to improve the quality of life for persons with disabilities by providing a physically and intellectually exciting and challenging introduction to flight. Unlike conventional aircrafts and gliders which are controlled using foot pedals, a 'rudder stick' duplicates the control inputs of a typical rudder pedal. The gliders are equipped with Transport Canada approved hand controls for a uniquely all-hand control operation.

"The benefits and possibilities are endless with these apparatuses," adds Rahman. "It is incredible to see just how far technology has come, and in turn, how much the lives of people with disabilities have improved as a result."

To see some of these fascinating pieces of technology in action, be sure to stop by The People in Motion Show taking place May 26 and 27 at the Queen Elizabeth Building, Exhibition Place at 190 Princes' Blvd, Toronto from 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.

For more information, please visit people-in-motion.com. Be sure to 'Like' them on Facebook and follow @PIM_Toronto on Twitter for all the latest updates.

About People in Motion

People in Motion is Canada's largest disability exhibition located at Exhibition Place in the Queen Elizabeth Building. People in Motion features 63,000 square feet of exhibits which include transportation and mobility, barrier-free design, rehabilitation services, home health care products, accessible travel, corporate services and government programs, leisure activities, employment information, publications and associations.

Back for its 28th year, People in Motion will run from 10 a.m. -  5 p.m. on Friday, May 26 and Saturday, May 27. Admission for the exhibition is free to all visitors. For more information about the show please visit people-in-motion.com.

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...


Creating Unity, Cutting Across Communities