News and Updates!

City of Mississauga Invitation:

Artisan Poster 2012 no white bdr2 199x300This year's Mississauga Artisan Studio Tour is taking place October 20 & 21, 2012 
Saturday 10 am to 5 pm |  Sunday 10 am to 5 pm

The tour provides a unique opportunity to visit artisans in their working environments. We are very pleased to hear fellow Watercolour resident and member of the LPWRA, Gillian Sych (622 Canyon Street) is participating again this year.   For more information visit http://artisanstudiotour.ca/

The Mississauga Artisan Studio Tour was was founded in 2010 by a group of South Mississauga area artisans to highlight professional craftspeople, living and working in the area.

The Lorne Park Watercolours Residents’ Association is delighted to announce that our park will be re-graded this fall and an ice rink will be built this winter for all residents to enjoy.  The LPWRA has agreed to contribute financially to have this work completed.  As a result, we are undertaking a number of fundraising initiatives to offset this expense with the first one being the upcoming Bowling Night.  This year we will have our Annual General Meeting followed by a fun evening of bowling.

Our 7th Annual Summer Barbecue on Saturday June 16, 2012 was a success. 

LPWRA SpringCleanUp 2012 1LPWRA SpringCleanUp 2012 2Every year our beautification committee organizes our annual spring clean up in cooperation with the City of Mississauga's Parks and Recereation Department and team of volunteers. 

This year we had we had 8 volunteers help out.  Thank you to Margaret Morse and our six grade 9 student volunteers...Julia Craig, Nikki Warren, Michaela Laurie, Kristen Morse, Pedro Brito Ribeiro and Kyle Brito Ribeiro.  Four of the students are Watercolours' residents and two are friends of residents.  Now, that's friendship!  Students earned a few community volunteer hours.    We picked up a lot of garbage and had some exercise and fun in the process.

 

Every year our beautification committee organizes our annual spring clean up in cooperation with the City of Mississauga's Parks and Recereation Department and team of volunteers.

This is great opportunity to meet some of your neighbours while helping clean up our community. This event is also perfect for teens looking for volunteer hours!  To register as a volunteer, please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .  Don't forget we'll meet you at the park to hand out city supplied garbage bags, gloves and litter tongs as well as assign you an area to cover.  

Saturday April 21, 2012  (Rain Date: Sunday April 22, 2012)

Registration and supplies at park on Canyon between 9:00 - 12:00.   |  Students need to register to get community hours.

EasterBunny-CrowdMark your calendars for our Annual Easter Egg Hunt.

EVENT DATE: Saturday, April 7, 2012
LOCATION : Our Park
TIME:  10:30am  (Please arrive 15 minutes early to sign in)

The Easter Bunny will make a special appearance!    We look forward to seeing you there.  This is a members only event.  To join our association, please register online.

SolaraChef webThe Social Committee would like to invite all members to their next social event on Friday, Jan 27, 2012 7:30-11 pm

This year, we've organized a cocktail party at one of Mississauga's newest restaurants, Solara located at the heart of Clarkson Village at 1731 Lakeshore Rd. W.   Executive Chef Christopher Oliveira is looking forward to hosting this event for us.

Please join is for an evening of good food and fun while catching up with neighbors. We also would like to invite former LPWRA members who have moved away, so please feel free to pass this information to them. Cost is $30 per person which will include appetizers. Please purchase your tickets by Jan. 20th

We're looking forward to seeing you there!

MerlotCourtRailAccessWatercolours residents have expressed a serious safety concern regarding the routine shortcut that teens have been making across the train tracks which poses a serious safety risk to them.  The area in question is at the southwest end of the community.   Recently LPWRA Executive Committee members met with officials from the City  and the CPTED (Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design) committee.  The purpose of this meeting was to follow up on the CPTED's recommendations as they too are concerned that with the speed of the trains on 3 tracks that someone is going to get seriously injured or killed.

When the LPWRA approached the CPTED to draw attention to this issue, they concluded that the illegal crossing was a significant risk.  

As a result we are pleased to announce that despite CN & CP refusing to share costs the City has agreed to implement all of CPTED's recommendations.  The City has committed to the following:

abhey smalldoctors without borders mdecins sans frontires msf thumbWhen we learned about the plans for Watercolours' resident Abhey Sur to climb Mount Kilimanjaro we were compelled to share the news.  We join Abhey's parents, LPWRA members Smeeksha Sur & Shiv Singh in supporting this great initiative.  

14 year old Abhey, who hopes to be a doctor one day is fundraising for Doctors Without Borders by climbing Mount Kilimanjaro!  Kilimanjaro is the highest mountain in Africa and the highest 'walkable' mountain in the world.  The trek to the summit is a magnificent and spectacular 5-9 night undertaking and ranks amongst the greatest outdoor challenges on the planet.  Abhey will begin his trek on December 20 and hopes to reach the summit on Christmas Day.

We are hoping our community can acknowledge this incredible endeavour by donating to Doctors Without Borders in response to this initiative.  For more information, please follow the link to his fundraising page.

Good news!  We have secured plans for Santa to visit Watercolours this December 18th.   We welcome all to drop by our park to witness his arrival.   Back again this year is the Horse and Carriage ride for all members to enjoy.  We will have hot chocolate on hand and don't forget about our Tree Lighting ceremony!

EVENT DATE:  SUNDAY DECEMBER 18, 2011  |  4 - 6 PM

This event is open to all members of the LPWRA.  Another great reason to join!

URLWe are pleased to introduce you to a brand new website to mark the beginning of our 6th year as an association.   This new site brings with it some new features and more are on the way.  Besides the fresh look we will be rolling out the return of our forum/bulletin designed to spark some great conversations amongst our members.  We also have a photo gallery of past events waiting in the wings and will continue to add more sections exclusively for members. 

URLLast year we rolled out some new features of our website to improve communication to resident members  This site reintroduced a members only forum/bulletin board to foster a dialogue between members and be better informed about our community. 

The Lorne Park Watercolours  residents' Association is celebrating its 6th anniversary - and what an amazing 6 years it has been! We have changed school boundaries, cleaned up our pond, prevented hydro poles from going up along our berm, participated in the movement to prevent power plants in our area and much more.  During all this, we have also come together for many fun social events.

We encourage you to come out and join us at our Annual General Meeting on Wednesday, October 26th at St. Luke School.  The meeting will take place at 7:30 pm in the library.

As a result of the reported sightings of coyotes and the unfortunate loss of pets in our community, the City of Mississauga will be posting warning signs at the pond. 

Foxes and coyotes are a necessary and important part of our City's ecosystem.  In the last few years a mange pandemic has drastically reduced coyote and fox populations throughout Ontario and as a result rodent and rabbit populations have increased dramatically.Recently, however, sightings of both foxes and coyotes have increased in Mississauga which indicates that they are making their natural comeback.   As winter approaches natural prey such as mice and rabbits become scarce which means both coyotes and foxes must increase their hunting activity.   Although, coyotes or foxes do not normally pose a risk to humans, coyotes will attack or prey upon unattended, unleashed or outdoor pets.

CAN COYOTES OR FOXES BE TRAPPED AND RELOCATED?