Meet your Ward 2 Candidates

They say that the municipal elections attract the least number of voters.  If you live in Clarkson, Lorne Park or Sheridan Homelands we encourage you to have your say by voting on October 27th.

After decades Pat Mullin our Ward 2 Councillor for the City of Mississauga has chosen to step down.  If you wanted to know anything about these neighbourhoods all you had to do was ask Pat.  She believed in focus groups which she opened to the local residents whenever a developer put forth a plan which gave the residents a venue to share their opinions among other achievements.

In our communities we have the highest number of Rate Payers Associations, some of which are very active.  These RPA’s were and will always be an important part of our community. So now the time has come where we as a community must step up and seek out the best nominee to take Pat Mullin’s place.

Municipal servants are your voice, they have a big impact on our communities so it is important to all of us to ensure the right candidate is elected to office.

This October 27th, candidates will be looking for your support.  Do you know who they are?  Have you taken the time to visit their websites?

I encourage you to take a few minutes to read up on all of the individuals.  Here is the list of candidates for Ward 2.  Some have a direct link to their websites where you can get further insight and learn what they will bring to the table, if elected.

If you would like to learn more first hand then mark your calendar and plan on tuning in to Rogers TV for any of the following televised debates:

Monday, September 29 @ 11:00 PM
Tuesday, September 30 @ 5:00 AM
Thursday, October 09 @ 11:00 AM
Tuesday, October 14 @ 3:00 PM
Tuesday, October 21 @ 11:00 AM

On October 15th consider attending the Candidates Debate being hosted by some of our local Rate Payers Associations at the Clarkson Secondary School at 7pm.

Your vote really does count, please don’t waste it.

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@Holcim_Canada gives back

Holcim (Canada) Inc., located minutes from the Clarkson Village, recently volunteered with City of Mississauga staff painting several small murals at the Clarkson Community Centre Skate Park in support of the City’s mural campaign.  Holcim’s “Together for Communities” initiative encourages their employees to volunteer their time and talent to make a difference in their community.

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There is a lot to be said for a large corporation who places such a high importance of giving back to their communities as one of their mandates.

Never one to stand out and share their accomplishments or selfless contributions, they have much to be proud of.  If you follow them on Twitter, @Holcim_Canada you will read of tree plantings for our environment, support for the Museums of Mississauga and maintaining our rich history, the Stars of Mississauga South small business awards, as well as other very worthy causes. It doesn’t stop there, often if you attend special events in Mississauga, if you look closely you will find Holcim (Canada) Inc.  Mississauga residents are not the only recipients of their outstanding attitude; communities all over Ontario have benefited.

It speaks volumes about a business who encourages their staff to give back.  The Clarkson Village is proud to call Holcim (Canada) Inc a dear friend and neighbor.  Thank you, for all that you do for our communities. We appreciate it very much.

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Father’s Day in the Clarkson Village

Are you still trying to find that perfect gift for dad?  Well the Clarkson Village is the perfect place to find that something special.

Current Power & Machinery located on the North East end of the Village You’ll find expert advice from Jim and his staff for all things lawn and garden for the great outdoors. Perfect gift ideas for the perfect dad. 1661 Lakeshore Road West, Mississauga (905) 822-4211

Home Hardware located on the South side of the Village, this long standing family owned hardware store serving Clarkson since 1988 has tons of ideas at every price level.  Stop by I’m positive Mike and the rest of the staff can offer a wide range of gifts for your dad. 1814 Lakeshore Rd W, Mississauga (905) 855-1552

Mississauga Auto Centre is ready to help you find a great gift for your dad or consider a gift certificate to make sure his car stays in tip top shape. This family owned and operated business is located on the South side of Lakeshore and Clarkson Rd S. 1800 Lakeshore Road West, Mississauga (905) 823.5535

CLP Sports has great ideas for dad; they are friendly, helpful and dedicated to assisting each customer find the gear and equipment that will suit them to perform at their fullest potential. Located on the North East end of the Village.  1703 Lakeshore Road West, Mississauga (905) 855-8225

RONA’s is a perfect satellite store located here in the Village that offers all kinds of ideas for dad and will even give you Air Miles for your purchase. Visit their website, if they don’t have it at this location they can usually get it in on the same day.  1685 Lakeshore Road West, Mississauga (905) 820-9965

Roman’s Clock & Jewelry, this family owned and operated business will make it their business to find that special piece for your dad.  1727 Lakeshore Road West, Mississauga  (905) 855-3286
Clarkson Liquidation has any kind of gift imaginable at a very reasonable price.  Tom will be more than happy to show you what he has in store. Located in the Turtle Creek Plaza at 1801 Lakeshore Road West, Mississauga (905) 822-1115
We have a wonderful selection of both fine dining and casual eateries here in the Clarkson Village who are ready to provide you with some mouth watering dishes to help you celebrate this special day with your special dad. 
Don’t forget our dad’s like to be pampered too so why not consider a special day at one of our fabulous spas. How about a new cellular phone or other electronic gadget?  
Visit our website to find all the fabulous businesses ready to serve you this Father’s Day and everyday:
On behalf of all the businesses located here in the family friendly Village of Clarkson we want to wish all the dad’s a very Happy Father’s Day, thanks for being you.
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Fine Dining at Mango Rain here in the #ClarksonVillage

Experience Fine Dining in Clarkson Village!

Treating yourself and your loved ones is a part of life, but sadly most people now only make the most of family time on special occasions such as birthdays or Thanksgiving. This is partly because of our crazy working lives these days – who wants to come home and cook a three course dinner?! – and also because cooking from scratch has become so expensive that picking up a burger from the local takeout is cheaper than making your own patties from lean meat at home.

Yet this change in our diets is making Canadians go the same way as our American neighbours, and obesity rates here are soaring. Maybe the time to do something about this has come, and perhaps with a little help from our local community here in Clarkson Village changes can be made for the better.

Our National Health Disservice

A study back in 2007 showed that the nation’s diet is getting steadily worse, with more Canadians reaching for French fries than fruit and vegetables. Add the fact that most of us no longer get our fill of healthy dairy products such as skim milk and yogurt and it becomes clear that fat has become our main source of daily calories. Rather than getting our five a day on health foods, it appears that the only lettuce and tomatoes some of us eat comes on a bun with a quarter pounder.

The study surveyed 35,000 people about their eating habits in the past 24 hours, including what foods they ate, where that food was prepared and what time they chose to eat at. Surprise, surprise – on average one quarter of participants admitted that a fast food joint had provided at least one of their daily meals in that time. Even more worryingly, that figure rose to one third when teenagers aged between 14 and 18 were questioned.

It’s Expensive, too!

Buying fast food once in a while is great – it’s tasty, indulgent and most importantly, cheap. However, buying a kebab or Chinese food every day can take a heavy toll on your finances as buying in bulk to save a few dollars is not an option.

Additives in fast food can make it addictive, unfortunately, and that is where the true issues lie, as once an addiction to fast food develops it can lead to further problems such as obesity and debt. This should be avoided at all costs, as both debt and fast food have been linked with depression. Furthermore, according to financial advice site mental health problems may only be one of a number of problems faced by those choosing to over-indulge in their fast food habit – payday loans are increasingly becoming the tool of choice for those with money worries on both sides of the Atlantic. As well as spiraling debt incurring heavy bank fees, those who choose to visit high-interest loan websites open themselves up to identity theft and fraud. Eating out is a pleasurable luxury, but try saving it as a monthly treat rather than a nightly binge!

Alternatives to Traditional Fast Food

Of course we’re not saying that eating out is a bad thing – but visiting big chains like Harvey’s or Wendy’s every other day can’t be good for your bank account or your waistline. Foodstuffs are often packaged up miles away and flash frozen until they reach their destination, ruining the nutritional content. Also, thanks to chicken burgers and meat patties often being made from the leftover parts of the animal, getting top quality protein is difficult on a fast food diet.


Instead, choosing to support local restaurants such as Mango Rain in Clarkson Village can be great not only for your body but for your wallet! The restaurant offers a selection of Indian and Thai meals at great prices, with a variety of spices and meats to choose from ensuring everyone in your party is happy. What’s more, dishes are prepared in-house so can be changed to cater for people with allergies and only fresh ingredients go into everything they cook.

No choking risks here, either, as all meat apart from the Tandoori chicken is de-boned – great if your party includes small kids. Finally, and best of all, their meats can be traced locally, with only grain-fed Canadian lamb going on your plate.

When we put it like that, who would be able to resist?

By Eve Phillips

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Safe Driving Tips: If you drive then you should definitely read this article. Submitted by @RoxanneJWDavis

ImageI’m not a fan of winter driving, especially in a snow storm but I read a very interesting article written by Peter Cheney, Globe & Mail and thought I would share; after adding a few items from experience dealing with others.  When you read his list is makes perfect sense and most of us probably do this but my daily life is filled will handling calls from clients who have been in accidents. Although the most common accidents occur while making a left hand turn during any season, Peter’s tips are worth the read.  Take note and if you aren’t practising these steps then I encourage you to start today.

Smoothness is everything: Use light pressure on the accelerator, brakes and steering wheel. Make your hands move slowly. Abrupt movements will break traction and start a skid.

Keep your eyes focused far ahead: You are a human stability control system, and vision is key to its proper operation. Looking far down the road reduces head movement and moderates your steering inputs, reducing the chance of a slide.

Kick the snow off your boots before you get in the car: If you don’t, it will melt inside the car, turn into water vapor, and fog the windows.

Remove the snow from every surface of your car, not just the windows: Snow on the hood and front end can blow up onto the windshield as you accelerate. Snow on the roof can fall down over the back window – or slide forward under braking, covering the windshield like a blindfold.

Keep your lights on all the time: That way, other vehicles can see you better.

Newer cars stop and handle better on ice than old ones do: Late-model cars have multichannel ABS systems that can stop you much shorter than old-school systems. Late-model cars also have electronic stability control systems that can apply corrective braking to individual wheels if you start to slide sideways. (but it is always important to keep a safe distance)

Switch on the air conditioning: It removes moisture from the cabin air, improving defroster performance.

Stay behind a snow plow or salt truck: It’s safer than passing it.

Turn off cruise control: You need to respond instantly if you start losing traction.

Change lanes slowly and smoothly: The ridge of snow that builds up between lanes will grab your wheels, so you need to minimize your steering angle.

If you skid: Keep your eyes aimed where you want to go, and steer toward that point.

Be extra careful when the thermometer is yo-yoing: If the temperature climbs above the freezing point and falls again, snow can melt, then turn into glare ice.

Do some test sliding: Go to an empty parking lot and try sliding your car so you’ll know what it feels like. This will help create a conditioned response and allow you to react properly when you slide unexpectedly. (Please note that the lot should be large enough to maneuver in and bear in mind that if you damage your vehicle or surrounding property you may not be insured)

Keep two sets of wheels: One with summer tires, the other with dedicated winter tires. Switch them slightly ahead of the coming season.

Beware the all-season tire: They’re okay in summer, but they don’t come close to winter tires on snow and ice. The difference in acceleration, cornering and stopping power can range from 5 to 20%, depending on your car, technique conditions. That improvement may spell the difference between crashing and getting home.

The most important feature of winter tires isn’t their more aggressive tread: What really matters most is their special rubber compound, which keeps them soft at lower temperatures, increasing traction.

Use winter tires on all four wheels: Many drivers still believe that you only need winter tires on the driven wheels. Wrong. Although the driven wheels are key to acceleration, braking and cornering call for traction at all four corners. Mixing winter and non-winter tires creates a dangerous traction imbalance that can throw you out of control.

Carry a cell phone: Keep it charged. Don’t use it while you’re driving. (Operating a hand held device can result in a conviction and will affect your insurance premium)

Don’t wear clunky winter boots: You need to feel the pedals.

Don’t spin your wheels if you get stuck: This digs you in deeper. Rock the car gently back and forth by shifting into forward and reverse, building momentum so you can escape.

Go slow: Snow and ice increase stopping distance and reduce cornering power. The posted limit may be too fast for winter conditions.

Multiply your following distance: In summer, most drivers allow a two- to three-second gap behind traffic. This is calculated by counting how long it takes you to reach an object after the car in front passes it. In slippery conditions, you should triple or quadruple this.

Four-wheel drive won’t help you stop faster: Unfortunately, it does let you accelerate faster (this isn’t always a good thing).

Beware of sun-shadowed areas: Even if the road is clear, shadowed areas maybe icy, since they’re sheltered from the sun. Ice isn’t as slippery as you think – if you have good car-control skills and proper winter tires, an icy surface can offer more traction than you’d expect. But it takes experience to use it properly.

Bridges are dangerous: They cool faster than the road, so they’re more slippery in cold weather.

When you stop for fuel: Clean your windows and rear view mirrors, plus your head and taillights.

Keep your windshield washer fluid topped up: You may need it.

Take a winter driving course: You’d be amazed at how much you can learn from professionals.

Emergency Kits: Keep one in your backseat, it isn’t always safe to exit your car during an emergency and don’t forget to use your emergency lights so others are aware until help arrives. (I added this one just in case)

I hope you find these tips from Peter useful. As an Insurance Broker I know I am hoping that all of my clients, friends and family take the time to read this and apply this helpful advice.

Drive safely,


Roxanne McKenzie, C.A.I.B.                                                                                                    JW Davis Insurance Brokers Ltd

987 Clarkson Rd S                                                                                                                  Mississauga, Ontario L5J 2V8                                                                                                 905-822-9660                                                                                                                                                                                                                       

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A year in review of the #ClarksonVillage 2012

What an incredible year we have shared in 2012.  We have welcomed a number of new businesses which drops our vacancy rate down to less than 2%. So please keep an eye open for the new 2013 Directory which will be coming soon. If you own a business consider the directory when thinking about where to place your hard earned advertising dollars. Please contact

Last year we revamped our Summer in the Village event, participated in the Mississauga Dragon Boat Festival, joined the Lakeshore Corridor Team and even had a horse & carriage at the Canada Day Parade.

We are thrilled with our new partnership with The Haze FM, Mississauga’s only online radio station who will be promoting the Village and our special events all year round.

We are excited about broadening our relationships with many more to help share what the Clarkson Village is all about.

No question, being a volunteer board does make it a bit of challenge but there is no question our Executive Board has a great deal of passion for the Clarkson Village and so they give of their time.

Unfortunately we said goodbye to a couple of Directors who have been forced to step down due to business and family commitments.  Thank you to Bruce Chadwick of Chadwick Travel for dedicating so much of his precious time to help keep on top of the beautification of the Village.  Thank you Sandy Casella Cruz of ReMax Realty who helped breath new life into our summer event and organized our Halloween Fun Fest & Christmas in Clarkson; a huge responsibility.  Sandy has agreed to stay on the committee and we really appreciate this because she has great ideas and energy to burn.  Bruce & Sandy we are going to miss you at the monthly meetings.                                                                                                   We say goodbye to Lisa Clifford from Alice Fahey State Farm Agency who worked with Kathy Yeoman on our Membership Committee.  Lisa has moved back to the States. Thank you Lisa for all that you brought to this new committee.

Below is a list of the current executive board for the Clarkson Village Business Improvement Association for 2013: The next time you are in the Village, stop by and say hello or even a thank our Directors for all that they do.

Alice Fahey, State Farm Agency: Vice Chair                                                                          Paula Solomon Lavigne, JW Davis Insurance Brokers: Secretary                                        Daniel McCartney, RBC Dominion Securities: Treasurer                                                      Lina Lomangino, Michaels Hair Body Mind: Communication Director                                   Kathy Yeoman, Yeoman Law Professionals: Membership Director

Special thanks to Rose Monk, JW Davis Insurance Brokers who works with Kathy Yeoman, Maggie Lis of Michaels HBM who works with Lina Lomangino on our Communications Team, Jamie Bay from Chartwell Baptist Church & Lynn Still of Sutton Group Quantum Real Estate who work on our Promotions Team.  You have all been a blessing and we look forward in working with you in 2013.

Our Beautification Directors position is vacant: if you own or operate a business in the Clarkson Village and have a passion for seeing the Village maintain its charm we would love if you would consider taking on this role.  You will work closely with Alice Fahey; simply contact either Alice or myself, Roxanne to find out more or to take a look at the position outline of responsibilities.

With regards to our Promotions Director position: We will creating three separate teams to work on our events:

Summer in the Village: June                                                                                                    Halloween Fun Fest: October                                                                                                 Christmas in Clarkson: November

If you are interested in joining any of these teams headed by myself, Roxanne then please do not hesitate in contacting me.

New Website: We will be setting up a new website design in the next month and we will let you know when it is up and running.  You will be able to read more detailed on the two positions above as well as all the latest information. Please send any pictures of the Village as well as your companies logo to

Annual General Meeting: For all the businesses located in the Clarkson Village we encourage you to attend the annual meeting on Thursday February 7, 2013 being hosted at Michael’s Hair Body Mind on the lower level.  We will begin at 6pm for our official Meet & Greet followed by the AGM at 7pm.  Come out and meet your neighbors who work in the Village, hear a recap of 2012 & vote for the annual budget.  THIS IS A NO MISS EVENT

We hope you have been following us through our Social Media to get all the latest news & activities.  If not please see below.

Follow Us on Twitter: : ClarksonBIA
We now have a blog as well:
Of course Facebook has been growing: LIKE the Clarkson BIA on facebook and share.

Promote your business: If you own and operate a business here in the Village we encourage you to forward your specials, anniversaries & special events so that we can help promote your business.  There is no charge to you and we have developed quite the following on Twitter which is directly connected to our Facebook & Linked In accounts.

Our focus this year is to improve the appearance of the Village & bump up our Summer In the Village event.

We hope to see you real soon.


Roxanne McKenzie, CAIB                                                                                                        Chair, Clarkson Village BIA                                                                                            


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Insurance Christmas Carol

Now sit back and imagine Julie Andrews singing the “Sounds of JW Davis” from the “Sound of Music”

Raindrops on rooftops that leak and need patches,
Coverage for things that were lit up with matches,
Wordings with clauses not tied up in strings,
These are a few of our favorite things.

A wide range of products for all situations,                                                                        Knowing you’re covered when on your vacations,                                                          Making it easy to report your claims,                                                                                    These are just some of our favorite aims.

Service that’s friendly with helpful solutions,                                                                   Coverage for businesses even pollution,                                                                               Complex exposures that might make some sneeze,                                                    Are handled by JW Davis with great expertise.


When the dog bites,                                                                                                                       When a loss strikes,                                                                                                                    When you’re feeling sad …                                                                                                 Remember that JW Davis will cover these things,                                                                   and then you won’t feel so bad!

Warmest Wishes for a Magical Holiday Season

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JW Davis is located in the Clarkson Village, Mississauga. Serving customer needs since 1936.

Roxanne McKenzie, C.A.I.B.: or 905-822-9660


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12 days of Clarkson Christmas Song

On the 1st day of Christmas my neighbor gave to me a visit to the Clarkson Village.

On the 2nd day of Christmas my neighbor gave to me 2 unwrapped toys for Sick Kids @ Oxford Learning and a visit to the Clarkson Village for more.

On the 3rd day of Christmas my neighbor gave to me 3 Tickle Trunks from Fee Fi Fo Fun, 2 unwrapped toys & a visit to the Clarkson Village for more.

On the 4th day of Christmas my neighbor gave to me 4 ice cream cakes from Dairy Queen, 3 Tickle Trunks, 2 unwrapped toys & a visit to the Clarkson Village for more

On the 5th day of Christmas my neighbor gave to me 5 Clarkson Pump gift certificates, 4 ice cream cakes, 3 Tickle Trunks, 2 unwrapped toys & visit to the Clarkson Village for more

On the 6th day of Christmas my neighbor gave to me 6 weeks for the price of 4 from Body Morph, 5 Gift Certificates, 4 ice cream cakes, 3 Tickle Trunks, 2 unwrapped toys & a visit to the Clarkson Village for more

On the 7th day of Christmas my neighbor gave to me 7 different sports related items from CLP Sports, 6 weeks of workouts, 5 gift certificates, 4 ice cream cakes, 3 Tickle Trunks, 2 unwrapped toys & a visit to the Clarkson Village for more

On the 8th day of Christmas my neighbor gave to me 8 Cora breakfasts, 7 sport items, 6 weeks of workouts, 5 gift certificates, 4 ice cream cakes, 3 Tickle Trunks, 2 unwrapped toys & a visit to the Clarkson Village for more

On the 9th day of Christmas my neighbor gave to me 9 cans of stew for Salon Loco Motion, 8 hearty breakfast, 7 sport items, 6 weeks of workouts, 5 gift certificates, 4 ice cream cakes, 3 Tickle Trunks, 2 unwrapped toys & a visit to the Clarkson Village for more

On the 10th day of Christmas my neighbor gave to me 10 pairs of mittens for Chartwell Community Church, 9 cans of stew, 8 hearty breakfast, 7 sport items, 6 weeks of workouts, 5 gift certificates, 4 ice cream cakes, 3 Tickle Trunks, 2 unwrapped toys & a visit to the Clarkson Village for more

On the 11th day of Christmas my neighbor gave to me 50% off Kiwi Kraze Coupons, 10 pairs of mittens, 9 cans of stew, 8 hearty breakfast, 7 sport items, 6 weeks of workouts, 5 gift certificates, 4 ice cream cakes, 3 Tickle Trunks, 2 unwrapped toys & a visit to the Clarkson Village for more

On the 12th day of Christmas my neighbor came to hear 12 Christmas carols, 11 50% off coupons, 10 pairs of mittens, 9 cans of stew, 8 hearty breakfast, 7 sport items, 6 weeks of workouts, 5 gift certificates, 4 ice cream cakes, 3 Tickle Trunks, 2 unwrapped toys & a visit to the Clarkson Village for more.

“Wishing you and yours a Very Merry Christmas & Happy New Year”

From all the businesses located here in the Clarkson Village


Just a sample of the many fine stores & businesses located here in the Clarkson Village. Visit often.

  • Baker Street Victorian Carollers: Nov 15th & 19th 1-4pm                                          Listen to the sounds of Christmas in the Clarkson Village
  • Body Morph: 6 weeks for the price of 4 $65.00 (HST incl):                                        1865 Lakeshore RD W
  • CLP Sports: Purchase any sports related item & receive free stocking stuffer items: 1703 Lakeshore Rd W
  • Chartwell Baptist Church: Drop off gentle used coats, hats, scarf’s & mittens:       1880 Lakeshore Rd W
  • Cora’s: Receive a $10 gift certificate for every $25 gift certificate purchased:        1865 Lakeshore Rd W
  • Dairy Queen: Receive a $5 gift card with every 8” or larger cake purchase:           1641 Lakeshore Rd W
  • Fee Fi Fo Fun: The gift of imagination, fill a Tickle Trunk full of make believe dress up items:                                                                                                                       1842 Lakeshore Rd W
  • Kiwi Kraze: Frozen Yogurt 50% off when you purchase one regular. Watch for other daily specials for the month of December                                                               1865 Lakeshore Rd W
  • Oxford Learning: Bring an unwrapped toy to support Sick Kids on Dec 15th 10-4pm: Gift wrapping by professionals also provided for a small donation.                         1684 Lakeshore Rd W
  • Salon Locomotion: Drop off canned soups & stews to support the Compass:       1801 Lakeshore Rd W
  • The Clarkson Pump: Purchase $100 Gift Certificate & receive $25 Gift Certificate for yourself: offer ends Dec 15th:                                                                                 1744 Lakeshore Rd W



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Shop local this Christmas: Message from the Chair

This year let’s give the gift of genuine concern for others in our community. At gift giving time, why not come over to the Clarkson Village and support your local merchants?

We are encouraging you to think outside of the box. Who says a gift needs to fit in A Christmas bag or wrapped in paper?

Everyone — yes EVERYONE gets their hair cut. How about gift certificates from one of our many fabulous salons or barber?

Fitness? It’s appropriate for all ages who are thinking about their health improvement.

We have incredible owner-run restaurants — all offering gift certificates.

If you’re not the fancy eatery sort, what about a gift card for breakfast or lunch at one of our many tasty casual restaurants.

Now don’t forget about yourself, how about a new outfit or a new pair of shoes?

Perhaps your pet would like to be groomed for the holidays; we all want to look our best when company comes over!

Does a friend need their computer or car tuned up? How about accessories for their iPhone or Blackberry?

We have clocks, sporting equipment, floral arrangements, antiques, comics and so much more.

Can I be bold enough to suggest being different and instead of the latest electronic game invest in your child’s imagination and purchase a Tickle Trunk.  Not sure what that is, ask me!

And if celebrating the season away from home is more your cup of tea then we even have a number of travel companies to help you plan your get away.

Remember, this is about supporting your home town businesses and helping to keep their doors open.  Yes we have some box stores here in the village and yes we encourage you to shop there as well; they are apart of the village and we want to see all of the businesses here flourish.

Why not leave the car at home and stroll the Lakeshore to take in the sights of the decorated windows and stores? You see, Christmas isn’t about driving far to find that perfect gift.  Christmas is about caring about your community and encouraging Canadian small businesses to keep plugging away to follow their dreams.  When we care about the business right here in your front yard then we have proven that we do care about our community, and the benefits come back to us in ways we couldn’t imagine.



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News Release: Stars of Mississauga small business award program


MPP Sousa and BIAs Recognizing South Mississauga Business


Nominations open for Star of Mississauga South Awards




August 31, 2012




Mississauga South MPP Charles Sousa has teamed up with the Port Credit and Clarkson BIAs to honour outstanding local businesses. Nominations are now being accepted for the Star of Mississauga South Awards, which will recognize small business that are unique to Mississauga South and make the community a more vibrant place to live.


Members of the public are encouraged to nominate their favourite local small business before nominations close on September 10th. Nomination forms can be downloaded from,, or and submitted through MPP Sousa’s constituency office.


Nominations will be reviewed by a community panel in conjunction with Port Credit and Clarkson BIAs and winners will be recognized at a special ceremony at Clarke Hall on the evening of October 10th, 2012.




“Small businesses are the backbone of our thriving villages. It’s a great honour to be able to partner with the BIAs in recognising those who work hard every day to grow our community and our local economy.”


— Hon. Charles Sousa, MPP Mississauga South







  • Businesses can be nominated in the following categories:
    • Green Business Excellence
    • Community Impact Excellence
    • Service Excellence
    • Hospitality Excellence
    • Rising ‘Star’
    • Networking Excellence


Media Contacts:

Ed Steel

Office of Hon. Charles Sousa, MPP


Mississauga South



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