Events and concerts galore as Mississauga marks June as Seniors Month & Recreation and Parks month

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Published May 31, 2022 at 9:53 pm

Events and concerts galore as Mississauga marks June as Seniors Month & Recreation and Parks month
There are numerous ways for Mississauga residents to get out and about when the city marks noth Seniors Month & Recreation and Parks Month this June

Numerous events are coming to Mississauga throughout the month of June in celebration of two simultaneous initiatives; Seniors Month and Recreation and Parks month.

Seniors Month

Seniors Month is a provincial celebration of the contributions older Ontarians make in their communities. The theme of the month for 2022 is to Stay Active, Stay Safe and Say Connected.

On the Provincial level, and resident can nominate someone for a Senior Achievement Award. The award recognizes 20 people across the province for “significant contributions to their communities.” The nomination deadline June 15.

The city itself has organized several events across the city in recognition of Seniors Month. First, they’ve launched a virtual conversational French course. For four weeks the course will run every Monday for one hour at 10 a.m.

Secondly, Mississauga is wrapping up it’s fiftieth anniversary concert season in bombastic style with with a fireworks show accompanied by the Mississauga Symphony Orchestra.

The Orchestra will play Ottorino Respighi’s tone poem Pines of Rome (1924), George Frideric Handel’s Music for the Fireworks (1749) and Joseph Haydn’s Fire Symphony (c. 1765). The show is set of June 4 at 8 p.m. at Hammerson Hall tickets are going for $45 to $75 with discounts for seniors.

Next, The Zombies are coming to Hammerson Hall as well on June 22 to celebrate their 2019 induction into Cleveland’s Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. For the those unaware these British psychedelic rockers climbed the charts starting in 1964 with their single “She’s Not There.”

The Zombies followed up quickly with “Tell Her No” (1968), and the iconic “Time of the Season” (1968), which hit number three on the Billboard’s Hot 100 and number one on Cashbox a year after release. The latter song is frequently used in film to represent the swinging Sixties featuring in films such as The Conjuring (2013), All the Money in the World (2017), and Cruella (2021).

Their album Odessey and Oracle (1968), recorded at Abbey Road Studios, remains one of the era’s most acclaimed records ranking 100th on Rolling Stone’s 2012 list of the 500 Greatest Albums of All Time and 243 on the 2020 updated list.

Tickets for the show run $60 to $90.

Mississauga is also hosting three free Music & Mingle events with performers Alison Melville and Colin Savage. They’ll first hit Woodlands Library on Saturday, June 11 at 10:30 a.m. then Meadowvale Library on Saturday, June 18 at 10:30 a.m. and finally the Port Credit Memorial Pop Up Library on Tuesday, June 28 at 10:30 a.m.

There are also virtual events scheduled for each day of the week.

This city has numerous brick and mortar fitness opportunities at  Erin Meadows Community CentreChurchill Meadows Library and Older Adult CentreFrank McKechnie Community CentreMississauga Seniors’ CentreMississauga Valley Community Centre.

All together they offer a variety of lessons including;

  • Low and Tone Cardio
  • Gentle Pilates
  • Drumming Fit
  • Gentle Yoga
  • Community Walks

Recreation and Parks Month

Throughout June Mississauga will also mark Recreation and Parks Month. They’ll host numerous events inculding; Outdoor Community Walk, Cycle and Tone, Bollywood Fitness and a TRX Circuit (cardio and strength training).

Every Tuesday until August 30 they’ll also host Fresh Air Fitness at Mississauga Celebration Square. There’s no fee or registration for these events just don’t forget to bring a towel and a yoga mat.

There are opportunities to get out and get fit all across the city. Residents can sign up for registered or drop-in programs like swimming, Pilates, total body workouts, cardio, yoga, spinning, Zumba®, kickboxing and more.

There is also outdoor amenities like  skateboard parksBMX parksbatting cages, basketballtennis, and cricket courts as well as  soccer, and softball fields.

Those looking for a nature walk can find a green space throughout the city to explore like; Riverwood Conservancy, Burnhamthorpe Trail, Lake Aquitaine Trail, Meadowvale Conservation Area and Sawmill Valley Trail.

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