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Meadowvale Community Centre and Library Welcomes Back Residents as it Officially Reopens

Oct 12, 2016

Residents are invited back to Meadowvale Community Centre and Library to celebrate the building’s reopening. Residents now have convenient access to both recreational and library services in a more efficient and cost-effective space. Throughout the day there will be a variety of programs, activities and demonstrations for residents and visitors to enjoy.

What: The official reopening of Meadowvale Community Centre and Library

When: Saturday, October 22, 2016 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

10 a.m.  Reading Terrace – Yoga Demos – (10 to 10:45 a.m.)
Library Makerspace – Tech Shop – (10 a.m. to 3 p.m.)
Library Program Room 1 – Lego Club (10 to 11 a.m.)
Weight Room – Body Testing, Blood Pressure & Body Fat Testing (noon to 3 p.m.)
Outdoor Paths – Nordic Pole Walking/Outdoor Exercise Station (10 to 10:45 a.m.)
11 a.m. Backyard patio – Aboriginal Blessing
11:15 a.m. Lower lobby – Official Ceremony 
11:45 a.m.

Auditorium – Cake cutting (11:45 a.m.)
Outdoor Pavilion – Free BBQ (11:45 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.)
Gymnasium A – Sport Ball [18 mos to 3 yrs] (11:45 a.m. to 12:45 p.m.)
Gymnasium B – Soccer [6 yrs to 9 yrs] (11:45 a.m. to 12:45 p.m.)

Noon Library Program Room 1 – UTM Let’s Talk Science (Noon to 3 p.m.)
Reading Terrace – Credit Valley Conservation (Noon to 3 p.m.)
Library Children’s Area – Ontario Early Years “Move & Groove”, a story every 15 minutes (Noon to 3 p.m.)
Outdoor Area – Pumpkin Patch (12:30 to 2:30 p.m.)
Auditorium Teaching Kitchen – Cookie Decorating (12:30 to 2:30 p.m.)
1 p.m. Main & Therapy Pools – Fun Swim (1:35 to 2:55 p.m.)
Fitness Studio – Zumba Gold Demonstrations (1:30 to 2:15 p.m.)
Outdoor Courts – Ball Tourney TAG, DAM, YAC Partnership (1 to 3 p.m.)
Gymnasium A – Raptors 905 Basketball Demos and Family Basketball (1 to 3 p.m.)
Gymnasium B – Archery Try-It [limited space, sign up required] (1 to 2 p.m.)
2 p.m. Youth/Senior Room – Family Table Tennis (2 to 3 p.m.)
Fitness Studio – Therapeutic Yoga Demonstrations (2:30 to 3:15 p.m.)

Following the official ceremony, Ward 9 Councillor Pat Saito will be hosting a free BBQ with light refreshments, popcorn and inflatables. She will also have free commemorative water bottles for the first 500 visitors.

Where:
Meadowvale Community Centre and Library
6655 Glen Erin Dr.
Mississauga, ON
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Who:

  • Mayor Bonnie Crombie
  • Ward 9 Councillor Pat Saito
  • Members of Council
  • Paul Mitcham, Commissioner, Community Services
  • Gary Kent, Commissioner and Chief Financial Officer, Corporate Services
  • Shari Lichterman, Director, Recreation
  • Rose Vespa, Director, Mississauga Library
  • Raj Sheth, Director, Facilities & Property Management
  • Raj Chopra, Vice-Chair, Mississauga Public Library Board

Parking:
During the event, parking is available:

  • onsite, at the facility;
  • at Meadowvale GO Station with a shuttle bus taking residents/visitors to and from the community centre and library;
  • at the Meadowvale West Church Centre, 6945 Meadowvale Town Centre Circle (behind the Meadowvale Town Centre);
  • on both sides of the street on Glen Erin Dr.(where clearly marked - some stretches of the street have No Parking signs; and
  • on both sides of street on Aquitaine Ave. (between Glen Erin Dr. to a point past the park trail).

The $37 million renovation project has helped improve recreation and library programming, public accessibility and replaced building systems reaching the end of their 30-year life span. The 82,200 square foot facility features recreational and library spaces, programming and activities, which include:

  • improved security and control access points;
  • an enhanced fitness space;
  •  new meeting rooms and program space;
  • a new gymnasium;
  • new library space; and
  • a new therapeutic pool.

The Meadowvale Community Centre and Library is also the City of Mississauga’s first Community Centre to pursue LEED certification, demonstrating the City’s commitment to building a greener and sustainable community.

BACKGROUND:
The Meadowvale Community Centre officially opened in January 1982, and facility improvements were made to the lobby and fitness centre since that time. The original building was 43,500 square feet, including a pool, fitness centre with racquetball and squash courts, meeting rooms (including a large auditorium) and lobby space. It is one of the City’s facilities with the highest attendance in aquatic programs, memberships, drop-in swim programs and rentals. 

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Media Contact:                                                        
Karen Flores
Senior Communications Advisor
City of Mississauga                                                  
905-615-3200, ext. 5053                                            
Karen.Flores@mississauga.ca
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