Windsor welcomes back blues festival

June 30, 2012 by  

Windsor, Ontario, will once again host BluesFest International this summer, with the multi-talented Mark Farner to headline the three-day event. Now Canada’s biggest festival of blues music, the Riverfront Festival Plaza will be [Read more]

Celebrate at the Fusion Festival

June 30, 2012 by  

The Fifth annual Surrey Fusion Festival will take place at Holland Park on July 21 and 22 from 11:00 am – 8:00 pm each day. This is a free event and the purchase of food is done through tickets which cost $20 for 20.

The festival features [Read more]

Make a day of it at Show & Shine

June 29, 2012 by  

Show & Shine will take place at the Marketplace at Callingwood on July 14 from 12:30 pm – 4:30 pm and is expected to be an annually occurring event. This is a free family-friendly day, the proceeds of which will go to [Read more]

OFSA urges kids to Stop and Think

June 29, 2012 by  

The Oxford Farm Safety Association is sending a strong, clear message to kids to prevent accidents and improve farm safety.

“Stop and Think” is the message at the center of [Read more]

Vaughan cyclists on first Wellspring Peloton

June 29, 2012 by  

Three Vaughan citizens are training hard so that they can take part in the ride of a lifetime. As part of the Wellspring Peloton Challenge taking place this October, they are set to cycle from Toronto to Austin, Texas, a ride of [Read more]

The Orchard coming to Downsview Park

June 29, 2012 by  

Those who love the smell of apple blossoms in the spring will soon have to go no farther than Downsview Park. Ground-breaking for The Orchard, which combines urban agriculture and the recreational aspects of [Read more]

Print deprivation experiment proves print’s importance

June 28, 2012 by  

Printers serving international markets in areas like the Mississauga or Toronto and surrounding areas take note- Hewlett Packard, market leader in printing services technology and stationary printers has re-affirmed the prominence of print yet again, this time through its ‘print deprivation experiment’, an international endeavor involving three countries. [Read more]

Canada Day celebration set for Mississauga Celebration Square

June 28, 2012 by  

Canada Day is sure to be an exciting day for the city of Mississauga, with festivities for residents set to begin at 1:00 pm at Celebration Square and plenty of performances, extreme sports, games, and competition in this family-friendly event.

Long-time mayor Hazel McCallion, along with city council members, lead the official inauguration ceremony that begins the yearly Mississauga party at Celebration Square this Sunday. The line-up includes the Ride the Tiger, Paint Movement, Selyne Maia Trio and Cardinal Chase. Live performances by Juno Award winner Dragonette and pop artist Carly Rae Jepson will liven up the party.

The Central Library also holds the yearly book sale occurring every Canada Day, while the Living Arts Centre holds a variety of children’s activities, including displays by artists and craft exhibitions. The display will conclude with the yearly fireworks displays, which will last 15 minutes.

The Canada Day festivities will encourage more Mississauga residents to visit the Square this summer. Already, crowds are on hand for the Eurocup matches, as more people are visiting Celebration Square this summer.

The summer excitement of Mississauga will mean fantastic advertising opportunities for printers in the area. Poster printing of the Canada Day celebration is being displayed throughout the area to encourage residents to come out and join the community for this free and fun event.

Elsewhere in Mississauga, other celebrations are taking place alongside the Celebration Square party. Streetsville Canada Day party will include a barbecue, performances, and balloon animals, along with fireworks and flag-raising.

Printing exports skyrocket in April

June 28, 2012 by  

April 2012 was a great month that showed an encouraging trend for print companies in Canada, in particular in areas like Mississauga and Toronto, where a large number of international companies are headquartered. [Read more]

Newmarket Citizens band searches for new home

June 27, 2012 by  

The 140 year old Newmarket Citizens Band, a long-standing community institution is officially homeless, but still looks to celebrate music in the city while it searches for a new residence. After a fire in Lion’s Hall in 2005, the band lost its longstanding space in Newmarket and has gone from venue to venue, cramped in tight spaces and must now search for a permanent home.

The band continues to expand and draw in new members from all over Newmarket, Aurora and elsewhere, and currently has the York region administrative building as its temporary residence. The band receives lots of publicity from the city and local printers for high profile concerts, as the band readily participates in parades, competitions and concert throughout the city, through many generation and many areas in York Region. The Band’s next highly publicized events, already being promoted through banner printing in the city, will be the Newmarket Canada Day fireworks concert and its 140 year old music concert on September 30.

Finding a suitable venue for the band to practice and meet, given its need for storage space and its prominent significance in the city of Newmarket, is challenging. Town hall will be one possible venue for storage and practice space, however the current project to renovate town hall will not be completed for a further two years.

In the meantime, print companies can help support the local band by keeping the public informed of the band’s venue challenges and perhaps raise funds for relocation expenses. After all, the money to start the local band in 1872 was raised by distributing printed petitions to local businesses.

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