Entertainment and activities | May 31, 2022
June is a busy month as we mark both Seniors Month and Recreation and Parks Month in Mississauga. Residents of all ages are encouraged to participate in a variety of outdoor and indoor activities offered by the City. These programs, activities and events contribute to making Mississauga a healthy, active and engaged community.
Seniors Month is a province-wide initiative celebrating seniors and recognizing their contributions to the community. This year’s theme is Stay Active, Connected, and Safe. Older adult virtual programs through our Sauga Connections for Older Adults include several activities like yarn crafters, introduction to conversational French, coffee talks, fit breaks, and hot topics.
The City has a several community centres that offer older adult recreational programs and activities including Erin Meadows Community Centre, Churchill Meadows Library and Older Adult Centre, Frank McKechnie Community Centre, Mississauga Seniors’ Centre, Mississauga Valley Community Centre. Throughout June, older adults can sign up to join fitness workouts and wellness classes including:
Registration for programs is available through ActiveMississauga.ca or in person at your local community centre.
Here are a few additional older adult programs happening during Seniors Month:
New for June: Introduction to Conversational French [Virtual]
An opportunity to work on your French language skills in a group setting. Sessions are one hour and include a lesson followed by games and discussion.
Mondays at 10 a.m.
Music & Mingle [In-person]
Celebrate Seniors Month with performers Alison Melville and Colin Savage from Chamber Music. Join us for a performance and then mingle with the musicians along with your neighbours.
Saturday, June 11 at 10:30 a.m.
Saturday, June 18 at 10:30 a.m.
Port Credit Memorial Pop-Up Library
Tuesday, June 28 at 10:30 a.m.
Recreation and Parks Month
June is also Recreation and Parks Month in Mississauga. This month is dedicated to promoting the benefits of recreation and parks for physical, social, and environmental health. Residents are encouraged to be active and enjoy City recreational programs and spaces.
Being physically active is good for your physical and mental health. Whether you’re going out for a jog, a brisk workout or looking to connect with nature, the City has lots of great activities for you to enjoy!
Try out some new activities in June:
Fresh Air Fitness [In-person]
The outdoor fitness class is a muscle-pumping, high-energy class for every one of all fitness levels and abilities to enjoy.
When: Tuesdays (starting May 24 until August 30), 7 p.m.
Where: Mississauga Celebration Square
Price: Free; No registration, fee or equipment is required
*Please bring your own towel and/or yoga mat
If you prefer fitness, swimming or sports activities, sign up for registered or drop-in programs like swimming, Pilates, total body workouts, cardio, yoga, spinning, Zumba®, kickboxing and more. The City also offers several outdoor amenities for residents to enjoy such as skateboard parks, BMX parks, batting cages, sports courts (basketball, tennis, cricket) and sport fields (soccer, softball).
Mississauga is home to some magnificent green spaces, parks and trails for everyone to enjoy. City parks are great for walking, running, relaxation, individual yoga and meditation sessions. A few resident favourites include Riverwood Conservancy, Burnhamthorpe Trail, Lake Aquitaine Trail, Meadowvale Conservation Area and Sawmill Valley Trail. They allow you to enjoy the natural sounds and views that can have a relaxing and calming effect on your day. If you have little ones, you might also enjoy taking them to one of the City’s many outdoor pools or spray pads.
If you’re a bike enthusiast, we have you covered. Mississauga has added many bike lanes to our streets, and our network of bike trails span the entire city. Whether you seek an active way to get to work or a little adventurous biking, Mississauga has a bike path for you – check out Mississauga’s cycling map.
Mississauga’s parks also provide an excellent venue for photographers of all levels, showcasing the splendour of nature, public art, and urban design. The majestic trees and colourful flowers are a photographer’s dream.
With so many options for being active, enjoying nature and connecting with others, June is a great month to get out and try new things. Visit mississauga.ca/parks to find a park and amenities or mississauga.ca/recreation to find out more about recreation in Mississauga.