Watercolours News

News relating to Watercolours (with the exception of beautification, safety and social news) is posted here.

Our annual Holiday Food Drive is back! Since 2016, residents of Lorne Park Watercolours have generously donated over 27,000 lbs of food and gifts in support of The Compass Food Bank

Last year, we collected about 4250 lbs and our highest was 7000 lbs collected in 2020.  Let's work together to surpass this! Your support and generosity will go a long way to help families in need!

[04-16-2022]   The last of the work needed for the ice rink was wrapped last week with the folding and removal of our huge liner. We'd like to express our thanks to Brea Maddeaux and her team of volunteers who worked tirelessly over the winter maintaining the ice rink for our neighbourhood to enjoy.

A special thanks to our local MPP, Rudy Cuzzetto for helping us find a safe & secure place to store our liner so we can use it for years to come!

[03-15-2022]   The Palette Park Ice Rink is now closed for the season. Please do not walk or ride on the ice rink area to avoid damaging the liner. As the snow and ice continue to thaw, our volunteers will be rolling up the massive liner to be used for next year and beyond.

The city is expected to dismantle the boards and take away the hut in the coming weeks.

[02-25-2022]  The west end of the ice rink has been marked off with caution tape.  Please do not skate on this bumpy patch for safety and to avoid damaging the exposed liner.

[02-22-2022]  Fluctuating temperatures have made a slushy mess of our ice rink. 😩  To give our volunteers time to get it back into shape, no skating or swimming, please.

[02-13-2022] Ice Rink Reopens: The recent cold spell and rain helped our volunteers get the ice rink in great shape for skating! We hope you have an opportunity to enjoy it!

[02-08-2022] The milder temperature means it's time to close the ice rink again for maintenance. We will let you know when it's open again!

[01-31-2022] The Palette Park Ice Rink will be closed on February 1st & 2nd for maintenance. Please refrain from using it so our volunteers can work on it.

[01-25-2022] It looks like the ice rink has been getting good use since opening last week!   For everyone's safety and to make sure the rink remains is good condition please consider following these recommendations:

  • Do not step on the white plastic with skates to avoid damaging the liner.
  • Please be aware of rough spots and broken ice
  • Please wear helmets
  • Follow social distancing guidelines
  • Remove hockey net after you are done using it.
  • Have fun!

[01-18-2022] We're not about to let a little snow slow us down! Thanks to loads of volunteers from ages 8 and up, the ice-rink was cleared in about 2 hours! The was the good news. The great news is the rink is ready to use! Please review the posted recommendations for a safe and enjoyable time on the ice!

[01-15-2022] A couple of days of milder temperature earlier this week exposed the damaged liner draining the water.   Luckily the recent drop in temperature gave the volunteers an opportunity to bounce back!  The rink is still not quite ready.  Thanks for your patience and for continuing to stay off the ice.    Also, the walkways around the rink are slippery, so please be careful!

[01-11-2022] Sadly,  someone decided to use our unfinished ice rink, tearing our newly purchased liner and delaying the efforts of our volunteers to flood the rink for all of us to enjoy.  Please DO NOT USE the ice rink until the work is completed. We'll let you know when the rink is ready.

Thanks to city staff and Lorne Park Watercolours volunteers, our ice rink is back again this year!   Although we had a bit of a rocky start, namely the rink size and the challenge of having a catch basin right in the middle of the rink area, we are just about ready to get going with it!    The association agreed to purchase a liner, ao we are hoping to have better success than last year!

UPDATE:  Thanks to all your contributions, we managed to collect approximately 4250 lbs of donations.     A special thanks as well to our army of volunteer families for helping make this happen:  Amos, Anderson, Arnone, Banducci, Brady, Cappuccitti, Chen, Chu, Cuzzetto, DaCosta, Danesi, DeFrancesco, De Marco, Dowie, Ferren, Fiore, Gill, Haider, Hardwick, Hickman, Leone, Linardic, Lishman, Melidoniotis, Pabla, Radwan, Ragozzino, Stewart, Velianou, Venere.

Our ice rink is back this year, thanks to volunteers in the neighbourhood taking on the initiative to build and maintain it for our community.  As many of you know anyone tasked with creating an ice rink, particularly one this size, are at the mercy of the weather and cooperation from our community.  We have been informed by the Ice Rink Making Team, that recent flooding efforts were disrupted after it was walked all over early Saturday morning.   This has resulted in a delay in having the rink ready for all the community to use and enjoy.  Ice skating will be a welcome treat, especially with what we've endured these last several months!

Please stay off the ice rink until it is safe and ready to use. We will inform you through our social media channels and website.

Please let you fellow neighbours know to stay off the ice rink while it's being prepared.   If you see anyone traversing the ice rink while it's still being prepared, consider letting them know that it's not safe and damage will only delay its readiness.

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UPDATE:   We are very happy and extremely proud to announce the success of our neighbourhood’s 5th annual Holiday Food Drive.   The hard work of many families and the incredible generosity of all residents living in Watercolours resulted in approximately 7,000 lbs of food and toiletries being donated to our local food bank, The Compass.  On behalf of our Lorne Park Watercolours Residents’ Association and on behalf of The Compass Board, staff, volunteers and clients, Thank You for your extremely generous donations.   This food will feed the most vulnerable people in our community this holiday season.  

UPDATE:  Thanks to you generosity along with the amazing team of volunteers we collected  4500lbs. of food and gifts!   

In 2016, with your help we were able to collect over 2000 lbs. of food and gifts for families in need.   In 2017, your generosity resulted in over 4000lbs. worth of goods.   Last year we collected an oustanding 5400lbs! 

UPDATE (June 3, 2019):  Thanks to the generosity of volunteers and your donations, this food drive brought in approximately 1000 lbs of food and toiletries!   

UPDATE (December 17,2018): We are thrilled to announce that thanks to an army of 90 volunteers and your generosity, we collected 5400 lbs. of donations for The Compass Food Bank surpassing last year's record of 4000 lbs!! Thank you!

We are pleased to announce that as a result of an overwhelming majority vote of 97.3% of the eligible votes, the Motion to Amend Membership Fee has passed.

 

As you may know, a motion to amend the membership fee was put forth at our Annual General Meeting on October 19, 2017, the details of which follow:

UPDATE:  Thank you to our incredible neighbours and volunteers for helping us collect 4000 lbs of food, toiletries and gifts.    Your generosity will go a long way to help families in need.   

We had a great turnout last night at our AGM.   The executive board would like to extend thanks to our special guests Councillor Karen Ras and Peel Regional Police Constable Taryn Hill (11 Division Community Liaison Officer) for presenting at the meeting.  

Membership renewal is due annualy by October 1.  For  $20 per household, per year you will continue to enjoy such benefits as remaining on our email newsletter list, having access to our member only bulletin board, be able to participate in events hosted by the association and vote.

Our Annual General Meeting is being held:

Thursday, October 19, 2017  • 7:30 pm  || St. Luke School Library

Watercolours Incorporated 5

Back in August 2015, a film crew shot scenes for a Pilot for a TV series co-produced by Matt Damon and Ben Affleck's Pearl Street Productions, CBS Television Studios and Universal Cable Productions. The series called “Incorporated” recently began airing on Showcase in Canada and SyFy Channel in the US.  You can catch scenes in the very first episode, featuring some familar areas!

If you are interested in seeing the show, it is available for viewing online here:  http://www.showcase.ca/incorporated 

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UPDATE:  The food and toy collection on Sunday was a tremendous success thanks to the many volunteers and generous neighbours in our amazing community.   With your help we were able to deliver approximately 2000 pounds of goodies to help families in need!

Santa will be taking time out of his busy schedule to visit Watercolours this Sunday to help collect donations for his friends at The Compass.  Santa, with the help of volunteers, will be wandering the streets of Watercolours to pick up your donations.  

The New Bi-Weekly Waste Collection in the Region of Peel now in effect: Pick-up date changed to Monday in Watercolours.

Beginning JANUARY 4, 2016, waste collection in the Region of Peel is changing to cart-based, bi-weekly collection. For residents in Watercolours it also mean a change of the pickup date to MONDAY.

  • The new bi-weekly schedule has us starting with GARBAGE and ORGANICS.
  • Next week will be RECYCLING AND ORGANICS.
  • Going forward GARBAGE and RECYCLING will alternate weeks, while ORGANICS is collected every week

For more information, please visit the Region of Peel website

 

 

Watercolours Incorporated

It seems Watercolours was the perfect location for scenes for a TV pilot being filmed around the GTA. On August 18, 2015, thanks to the cooperation of affected residents, the production filmed scenes along Canyon Street between Cobalt and Infinity as well as the Cobalt Street entrance that resulted in the road closure for part of the day.

The TV pilot, being produced by Matt Damon and Ben Affleck's Pearl Street Productions, CBS Television Studios and Universal Cable Productions for the SyFy Channel is entitled "Incorporated". Set in the dystopian future where global corporations have limitless power.  The series follows Ben Larson, who is forced to change his identity to infiltrate a cut-throat corporate world to save the woman he loves. Filming will continue around the GTA until September.

Beginning JANUARY 4, 2016, waste collection in the Region of Peel is changing to cart-based, bi-weekly collection.

To prepare for the new collection residents will be provided with new GARBAGE and RECYCLING carts, free of charge.   They are available in 3 sizes (small, medium and large), while ORGANICS CARTS are only one size.

You have an opportunity to reserve your preferred size if you submit your order before MARCH 31, 2015.  If you are not satisfied with the size chosen, you can exchange them for a fee.  Carts will be delivered in the fall.

UPDATE (March 9, 2015):  We hope many of you had a chance to enjoy using the ice rink in our park this winter. We are tremendously grateful to Walter Beierl and his flooding team for battling the cold weather to build and maintain it.

Though we had a slow start due to some technical issues, there were plenty of ideal temperatures this season to accommodate the flooding. That being said, The City Park and Forestry Department have notified us that the rink will be dismantled and the hut removed during the week of March 23rd. Hopefully, you'll get a few more skates in before it's too late!

Urban Coyotes, Pet Licensing & Standards of Care

Mississauga Animal Services is hosting Open Houses to share information on urban coyotes and safety, pet licensing and changes to the Animal Care and Control By-law.

“Animal Services staff is hosting these sessions to educate the public on urban coyotes and how to coexist safely in our City,” said Mickey Frost, director Enforcement. “Staff will also provide an update on pet licensing and the standards of care in the Animal Care and Control By-law.”

SAVE THE DATE

The Lorne Park Watercolours  Residents' Association is now entering its 10th year as an organization.  Over the years we have helped improve our community for the direct benefit of Watercolours residents.

We encourage you to come out and join us at our Annual General Meeting on:

Tuesday November 11, 2014 at St. Luke School

SAVE THE DATE

The Lorne Park Watercolours  Residents' Association is now entering its 9th year as an organization.  Over the years we have helped improve our community for the direct benefit of Watercolours residents.

We encourage you to come out and join us at our Annual General Meeting on:

Thursday February 27, 2014 at St. Luke School

WarmestWishesFromLPWRA 

UPDATE (January 25, 2013) : We are pleased to announce the ice rink is now ready for your enjoyment!

As you may have noticed, the area in the park was recently re-graded to properly accommodate an ice rink, as was the original intention of the space.

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.

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.

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We 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. 

One significant aspect to this site as compared to our previous ones over the years is the introduction of a user account/login feature.  This user account is tied to your membership status and will allow you to manage your own profile (on a household basis as opposed to individual).  The profile will contain your contact information, forum postings and association event registrations among details.  As as long as your membership remains active, you will continue to have access the member only section of our site and be permitted to participate in member events, discounts and promotions.

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Last 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. 

In order to access the member only area you will need to set up or login to your household members account.  This user account is tied to your membership status and will allow you to manage your own profile (on a household basis as opposed to individual).  The profile will contain your contact information, forum postings and association event registrations among details.  As as long as your membership remains active, you will continue to have access the member only section of our site and be permitted to participate in member events, discounts and promotions.

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.