• Camp Ignite: MFES Introduces Teenaged Girls to a Potential Career in Fire Service

    Give them one week and Mississauga Fire and Emergency Services (MFES) will show 20 teenaged girls, ages 15 to 19, what a career in fire service could look like through the new program Camp Ignite.

    “Diversity in our fire service is an extremely important issue for us. It’s essential that residents are able to see themselves in the crews that are proudly serving their City,” said Tim Beckett, Fire Chief, MFES. “We are encouraged that women are applying to the fire service but it’s not happening in the numbers that it would take to make a significant difference and we want to change that.”

     

    The camp is being led by the City’s first female firefighter, Shelli Varela. Varela joined MFES in 1994 and was later promoted to the position of captain in 2008.

     

    “Girls often don’t have that same natural connection to firefighting that young boys frequently embrace,” said Varela. “Because the connection isn’t there, girls generally don’t investigate a career in firefighting. With Camp Ignite, we want to show young women that firefighting isn’t just possible but could be the ideal path for them.”

     

    During the week, girls will learn a diverse set of skills including:

    • basic firefighting;
    • basics of pump/ladder operations;
    • aerial ladder climb;
    • auto extrication;
    • basics of technical rescue; and
    • forcible entry.

     

     

    Camp Ignite – Details

    Who:

    Teenaged girls ages 15 to 19 working with members of MFES

     

    Where:

    Garry W. Morden Centre

    7535 Ninth Line

    Mississauga, ON

    L5N 7C3

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    When:

    August 8 to 12, 2016

     

    Time:

    Daily from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

     

    Cost:

    The cost of Camp Ignite is $150. Participants will require steel toe boots to take part in fire ground activities.

     

    How to Apply:

    The application form can be found here. Applications will be accepted until Wednesday, June 15, 2016.

  • Summer in the Village – Clarkson BIA Event

    On June 25th, noon to 3 pm, support our local businesses by visiting ‘Summer in the Village’ in sponsored by the Clarkson BIA. There will be lots of fun activities for all ages including a sidewalk sale, classic car show, kids crafts and activities, local musicians and entertainment, local restaurant food & refreshments.

    Summer in the City BIA

  • June Ward 2 E-Newsletter

    Click on this link to read my June E-Newsletter, full of summertime activity ideas for all ages. If you wish to receive this monthly newsletter directly to your inbox, please complete the E-Newletter sign up form on my homepage.

  • Residents Can Now Sign up for eBill

    I am pleased to advise that residents can now sign up to view their Interim and Final property tax bills online through eBill beginning with the 2017 Interim billing.

     

    How does eBill work?

     

    By registering for eBill, residents will receive confirmation of their subscription via email.  They will then be advised by email when their Interim or Final property tax bills are ready for viewing on the Tax Self-Service website. They will no longer receive a paper copy.

     

    The City is committed to continuous improvement and to providing quality customer service and value for money. eBill enables us to offer an enhanced service that is convenient, secure and paperless.

     

    More information about eBill is available at mississauga.ca/ebill.

  • Summertime Fun at Spray Pads, Pools and Parks

    With temperatures rising and summer well on its way, Mississauga residents looking to cool off can beat the heat at one of Mississauga’s spray pads, pools and parks.

     

    Spray Pads

    On May 28, Mississauga will open its 18 spray pads for children to enjoy all summer long – weather permitting (Lake Aquitaine Park is closed for renovations). All spray pads are unsupervised and open at 9 a.m., except for Lakefront Promenade Marina Park which opens at 10 a.m. For more information on spray parks available in your neighbourhood, visit: eparks.ca.

     

    Pools

    City-operated pools are safe and supervised by highly-trained staff. The City operates 11 indoor pools that are open all year (Meadowvale Community Centre pool is currently closed and set to re-open in fall 2016). Indoor pools offer a variety of aquatic programs, drop-in swims and lessons for all ages. Mississauga also has seven City-operated outdoor pools that offer a place to relax with family and friends. Outdoor pools are set to open on June 25.

     

    For more information about City pools and locations, visit: mississauga.ca/swimming.

     

    Parks

    The summer is a perfect time to discover one of the city’s many scenic parks. Enjoy a picnic, go for a stroll or relax under the shade of some trees.

    For more information about city parks and amenities, visit: eparks.ca.

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