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Explore The US and the Holocaust
Join a discussion about the film, Explore The US and the Holocaust, a Film by Ken Burns, Lynn Novick, and Sarah Botsein a 3 part documentary series on March 21, 2023. Follow the link below to register.
Sigma Ontario’s Honorary Member
HAZEL McCALLION (Funeral update)
A state funeral will be held for Hazel McCallion on what would have been her 102nd birthday.
The funeral will take place at Paramount Fine Foods Centre in Mississauga on Valentine’s Day.
The former Mississauga, Ont. mayor, nicknamed “Hurricane Hazel,” died on Sunday at 101 years old.
Former Mississauga, Ont. mayor Hazel McCallion, nicknamed “Hurricane Hazel,” has died. She was 101 years old. (The Canadian Press)
Her funeral service will be held on Feb. 14 at 11 a.m. The public is invited to attend, but seating will be limited. Attendees are advised to arrive an hour early.
Premier Doug Ford, Lieutenant Governor Elizabeth Dowdeswell, and Mississauga Mayor Bonnie Crombie will be in attendance.
Ticket information will soon be available at Paramount Fine Foods Centre.
There will also be a livestream of the funeral for those who are unable to attend in person.
Ahead of the service, McCallion will lie in repose at Mississauga City Hall. The public can visit the former mayor on Sunday and Monday from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Flags will be flown at half-mast across the province on Feb. 14.
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Hazel was an honourary sister for ADK Sigma chapter in Mississauga.
Condolences for Hazel McCallion
Longtime Mississauga Mayor Hazel McCallion dies at 101
Books of Condolences for Hazel McCallion will be available across Mississauga
The public is invited to pay their final respects to former Mississauga Mayor, Hazel McCallion through Books of Condolences available throughout the city.
Books of Condolences will be available for public signing starting on Monday, January 30, at 10 a.m. They will be available at Mississauga City Hall and the following community centres:
. Churchill Meadows Community Centre
. Clarkson Community Centre
. Erin Meadows Community Centre
. Frank McKechnie Community Centre
. Huron Park Recreation Centre
. Malton Community Centre
. Mississauga’s Senior’s Centre
. Meadowvale Community Centre
. Mississauga Valley Community Centre
. River Grove Community Centre
. South Common Community Centre
The Books will be in place until the evening of the private funeral.
Details on additional public memorial activities will be shared in the coming days.
In lieu of flowers, the McCallion family has asked that donations be made to Trillium Health Partners Foundation or to the Hazel McCallionCharitable Foundation for Arts, Culture and Heritage.
Memorial information is available at Mississauga.ca/hazel.
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There’s No Place Like Home
Saturday, January 14, 2023
1 PM PT, 2 PM MT, 3 PM CT, 4 PM ET
Whether home is in a faraway land or on the campus of a great university, we all know that there truly is no place like home. Join the seven International Teacher Education Scholars as they take you down their personal yellow brick roads on their journeys to this country. The four first-year scholars (Ambika, Dona, Nesrin, and Vafa) will highlight their countries’ cultures and traditions, while the three second-year scholars (Anu, Darmini, and Janett) will open doors to their academic research and aspirations as they complete their master’s degree.
Ontario Xi 45th Anniversary
Sault Ste Marie’s Ontario Xi Chapter’s inaugural meeting on November 19th, 1977, was held in the penthouse of the Windsor Park Hotelwith the “whirlwind” Margaret Orlick, the Past Grand President of Alpha Delta Kappa International Sorority, who was given the task of establishing new chapters for AΔK. Our charter members recall it was a bitterly cold and blustery day. As they stood shivering on the sidewalk outside the hotel after the ceremony, many wondered what they had gotten themselves into. But 45 years later our members are still supporting their fellow sisters, our community and the AΔK organization.
To celebrate our anniversary the Ontario Xi sisters met on November 21st in a lovely separate area at Giovanni’s Restaurant and spent two hours enjoying great food, wonderful memories, and conversation. Our historian, Vi Pigeon, brought along pictures from our 25thanniversary celebration. It was exceedingly poignant looking at those younger faces and at the pictures of sisters we have lost to the Omega Chapter over the years. They are always remembered.
Without exception we use our November meeting to bring our yearly contributions for our city’s Christmas Cheer fund. One of our members, Diane Marshall, has been the convenor of this huge endeavor for many years. It is a position which entails countless hours of planning and organization to assist more than 1700 households in our area to enjoy food and gifts at Christmas.
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