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This web page is an attempt to preserve information about the remarkable Hazel McCallion, née Journeaux, CM (born February 14, 1921), nicknamed "Hurricane Hazel", Mayor of the City of Mississauga for 36 years, from 1978 to retirement in 2014.
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Hazel McCallion from Wikipedia:
"Hazel McCallion, née Journeaux, CM (born February 14, 1921, Port Daniel, Quebec) is a Canadian politician and businesswoman who served as the mayor of Mississauga, Ontario from 1978 until 2014. McCallion was first elected in November 1978, and is the longest serving mayor in the city's history. Early in her career, a psychic predicted that she would only last for one term of office. Instead, she was a successful candidate in 12 municipal elections, having been acclaimed twice and re-elected 10 other times. Her supporters gave her the nickname 'Hurricane Hazel' because of her outspoken political style ... She ranked second in the 2005 international World Mayor poll ...
Political party: Independent
Spouse: Sam McCallion (m. 1951; died 1997)
Alma mater: University of Toronto Mississauga (Hon.)
Profession: Professional hockey player, Businesswoman, Politician
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About Mayor Hazel McCallion, information from former www.mississauga.ca/portal/cityhall/mayor:
"Hazel McCallion was first elected Mayor of Mississauga in November, 1978, and is the longest serving Mayor in the City's history. She was acclaimed in 1980, re-elected in 1982 and 1985, acclaimed again in 1988 and re-elected in 1991, 1994, 1997, 2000, 2003, 2006 and 2010.
Mayor McCallion was born in Port Daniel on the Gaspe Coast of Quebec and educated in Quebec City and Montreal. She then began her career in Montreal with Canadian Kellogg, an engineering and contracting firm, and was transferred to Toronto in 1942 to help set up the local office. Mayor McCallion was involved in many projects including the Lakeview Generating Station, the British American refinery in Clarkson, the first synthetic rubber plant in Sarnia and the pilot project for the tar sands in Fort McMurray, Alberta. Mayor McCallion remained with the company for 19 years. In 1967 she decided to leave the corporate world and devote her career to politics.
Mayor McCallion was named as a new member of the Streetsville Planning Board in 1964 and served as Chair of the Board in 1966 and again in 1968. Later that same year, she became Deputy Reeve of Streetsville. Mayor McCallion was appointed Reeve, and then elected as Mayor of Streetsville in 1970, serving until December, 1973. When the Region of Peel was established in 1974, Mayor McCallion was elected to the Mississauga and Peel Regional Councils. She served two terms as a Councillor prior to her mayoral campaign in 1978. By the time she was elected Mayor, she had sat on virtually every committee at the Region of Peel and the City of Mississauga. She has also served on the executive of many federal and provincial committees and associations, including President of the Association of Municipalities of Ontario (AMO) from 1978 - 79. She is now in her twelfth term as Mayor.
In 1991, Mayor McCallion became the first Mayor of a major municipality to submit the annual operating budget to residents for their input and scrutiny. She is also among the first mayors of major municipalities to be openly committed to a pay-as-you-go philosophy. The City has not had to borrow money since 1978 and is currently debt-free. Mayor McCallion also established the Greater Toronto Area (GTA) Mayors' Committee in 1992. She brought together the 30 GTA Mayors, later adding the Chair of Metro Toronto and the four Regional Chairs to work co-operatively for the economic promotion of the GTA. From 1992 to January 2000, the Committee, chaired by Mayor McCallion, was a strong voice on key issues affecting the future of the GTA. As part of that effort, she is a founder and Honorary Co-chair of the Greater Toronto Marketing Alliance. In 1996, Mayor McCallion was appointed to the "Who Does What" Panel established by the Province to review the delivery and funding of government services. She was also appointed to two sub-panels: Assessment and Property Taxation Reform, and Emergency Services.
In addition, the Mayor represented the Association of Municipalities of Ontario (AMO) on the Electricity Transition Committee for the Ministry of Electricity, Science and Technology. In February 2002, Mayor McCallion was appointed Chair of the Central Ontario Smart Growth Panel by the Hon. Chris Hodgson, Minister of Municipal Affairs. The panel, made up of 22 local government officials and business leaders, advised the provincial government on how to plan for growth for the central region in both the short and long term. In addition to the pressing issue of growth, the panel looked at other issues including gridlock and waste disposal. The panel, the largest in the province, includes the cities of Brantford and Kawartha Lakes, the Counties of Dufferin, Simcoe and Peterborough, the Regions of Niagara, Waterloo, Halton, Peel, York and Durham, as well as the City of Toronto.
Mayor McCallion has played a leading role for women in politics. She is the first woman to hold such significant positions as President of the Streetsville and District Chamber of Commerce; President of the Anglican Young Peoples' Association of Canada; Mayor of Streetsville and Mayor of Mississauga. She was chosen one of the "American Women of the Year" in Who's Who of American Women (which refers to North American women). Mayor McCallion also holds Germany's highest individual honour, the Cross of the Order of Merit of the Federal Republic of Germany, for her role in bringing German companies to Canada. In addition, Her Worship has been awarded the Paul Harris Fellowship by Rotary International in 1985 and 1992, awarded the Lions International President's Award, awarded the Helen Keller Fellowship from the Mississauga Lions Clubs and named a Melvin Jones Fellow for dedicated humanitarian services by Lions Clubs International.
In 2001, Mayor McCallion was inducted into the Mississauga Sports Hall of Fame and presented with a special Award of Excellence in celebration of the Mississauga Board of Trade's 25th Anniversary. In January 2003, Mayor McCallion received the Canadian Family Values Award from the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. In September 2003, Mayor McCallion received one of the top leadership awards from the International Economic Development Council (IEDC) for her leadership and dedication to addressing economic development issues in Mississauga. In 2004, Mayor McCallion became a finalist for the title World Mayor 2004, joining some 50 mayors from Africa, the Americas, Asia and Europe. The competition intends to raise the profile of mayors worldwide, as well as honour those who have served their communities well and who have contributed to the well-being of cities, nationally and internationally.
In 2005, Mayor McCallion was invested as Dame in the Sovereign Order of Saint John of Jerusalem, Knights of Malta, the Hereditary Order. In May, she was honoured with an award from the Province of Ontario in recognition of her more than 30 years of service as a municipal elected official.
The Mayor's accolades continued in 2005, as Mayor McCallion was appointed Member of the Order of Canada and received her Insignia of Member of the Order of Canada at a ceremony held at Rideau Hall on November 18, 2005. Then on December 5, 2005 it was announced that Mayor McCallion was the runner up to Mayor Dora Bakoyannis of Athens, Greece for World Mayor 2005.
In early 2006, Mayor McCallion was recognized as the CNW Communicator of the Year by the Toronto Chapter of the International Association of Business Communicators (IABC). Mayor McCallion has also been recognized by Reader's Digest as the Best City Mayor in their June 2006 issue featuring "Canada's 30 Best". In September, Mayor McCallion was named a Professional Land Economist by the Association of Ontario Land Economists. Mayor McCallion was also honoured by the Yee Hong Community Wellness Foundation with their 2006 Golden Achievement Award. 2006 wrapped up in award winning style, as the City of Mississauga and the Healthy City Stewardship Centre were awarded the 2006 World Leadership Award for the Stewardship Centre Initiative and the Healthy Mississauga 2010 Plan.
In March of 2007, Mayor McCallion was named a member of the Metrolinx Board of Directors. In April, Mayor McCallion was presented with the inaugural President's Award by the Professional Engineers of Ontario during their annual Order of Honour Awards Gala Ceremony. In May, Mayor McCallion was recognized by Hockey Canada at their Annual General Meeting with their Female Breakthrough Award. June saw Mayor McCallion receive the EVE Award, for her contribution of more than 30 years of service to public life by the Board of Directors of Equal Voice and the Canadian Club. In September, Mayor McCallion was one of eight finalists for the JoAnna Townsend Award, which honours a woman who helps women entrepreneurs achieve success in international business. In November, Mayor McCallion was named 2007 Canada's Most Powerful Women: Top 100 by the Women's Executive Network and was awarded with a Trailblazers and Trendsetters award.
In January of 2008, the Mississauga Chapter of Scouts Canada awarded Mayor McCallion with the Centennial Medal in honour of her support to scouting. At the annual Federation of Canadian Municipalities Conference in May, Mayor McCallion was honoured with an award for outstanding service in municipal politics. October saw Mayor McCallion honoured by the Ontario Municipal Administrators' Association with the Robert Baldwin Award. This award recognizes a career of achievement and service in the field of municipal administration, significant and lasting contributions to municipal and local government in Ontario, and service to the community, Ontario and Canada by those who work in municipal government. Mayor McCallion is the first elected official to receive this award. On October 16, Mayor McCallion was honoured by Enersource with the naming of a Municipal Substation after her.
On February 24, 2009, Mayor McCallion was honoured by The Biotechnology Initiative with the Community Service Award for her support of the Life Sciences sector in Mississauga. On June 5, Mayor McCallion was honoured by the Canadian Urban Institute with the 2009 Urban Leadership Award in the City Prosperity Category. In August, Mayor McCallion was commissioned as a Kentucky Colonel by the Commonwealth of Kentucky for the Mayor's contribution to society and an ambassador of good will and fellowship around the world.
In April, 2010 Mayor McCallion was honoured by the Mississauga Board of Trade with a Lifetime Achievement Award for her contributions to the community, province and country. On June 7, Mayor McCallion was conferred with the degree of Doctor of Laws, honoris causa by the University of Toronto during their convocation ceremony for graduates of the University of Toronto Mississauga. Mayor McCallion was honoured with the honorary Doctor of Laws in recognition of her remarkable contributions to public life. In October Mayor McCallion was elected to her 12th consecutive as Mayor of Mississauga.
In March, 2011 Mayor McCallion was honoured by the Ottawa Chapter of the Famous 5 as a "Nation Builder". The Famous 5 Ottawa's aim is to raise awareness of the Persons Case, where in 1929, thanks to the efforts of the Famous Five, Canadian women were legally declared persons.
In May 2012, Mayor McCallion was honoured by the Learning Partnership with a Lifetime Achievement Award for dedication and commitment to enhancing our public education system. In June, Mayor McCallion received a Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal presented by the Lieutenant Governor of Ontario. This medal was presented to all recipients of the Order of Canada and the Order of Ontario for their significant achievement and remarkable service.
In April 2013, Mayor McCallion was honoured by the University of Toronto Mississauga Alumni Association with their Paul A. Fox Award for her outstanding volunteer service to the Mississauga Campus.
In February 2014, Mayor McCallion was awarded the Community Leadership Award from the Economic Development Council of Ontario. The award was presented to honour Mayor McCallion's ongoing support for economic development and her longstanding record as Mayor of the City of Mississauga. In April, Mayor McCallion received the Community Builder Award from the United Way of Peel Region. The award recognizes an individual that has led the United Way to new levels of innovation and impact through its Give, Volunteer and Act efforts.
In June 2014, Mayor McCallion received the Order of the Rising Sun awarded by His Majesty the Emperor of Japan for her contributions to Japan-Canada relations through her welcoming support of Japanese businesses in Mississauga. It also recognizes her invaluable participation in the sister-city initiative between Mississauga and Kariya, Japan, which were twinned in July 1981. Kariya Park
During the summer of 2014, Mayor McCallion received the Zafrulla Khan Award from Ahmadiyya Muslim Jama'at Canada for her years of distinguished service to the community. She also received the Honourary Life Member Award from the Association of Municipalities Ontario to acknowledge her passionate advocacy of municipal government. As well, the Dufferin Peel Catholic District School Board honoured Mayor McCallion by presenting her with the Catholic Award of Merit.
Some other interesting credits:
● Past Chairman, Mississauga Taxicab Authority
● Past Chairman, Mississauga Planning Committee
● Past Chairman, Mississauga Sign Committee
● Past Chair, World Health Organization Symposiums on Healthy Cities
● Past Vice-Chairman, Advisory Committee on Local Government Management
● Past President, the Association of Municipalities of Ontario
● Past Vice-President, World Conference of Mayors
● Past member, Municipal Liaison Committee
● Past Board of Directors, Regional Director - Canada, American Public Transportation Association
● Governor, Canada Jaycees
● Chair, Large Urban Mayors' Caucus of Ontario (LUMCO)
● Board of Directors, Enersource Hydro Mississauga Corporation
● Member, Advisory Committee of the World Health Organization (WHO) Centre for Health Development
● Past Member, Greater Toronto Transit Authority Board (GO Transit)
● Member, Greater Toronto Airports Authority (GTAA), Nomination Ad Hoc Committee
● Member, Region of Peel, Local Governance Ad Hoc Committee
● Member, Canadian Federation of Municipalities
● Member, Advisory Council for University Scholarships of Canada
● Member, Advisory Council on the Transportation of Dangerous Goods
● Member, Transit Integration Steering Committee
● Honorary Chair, ecoSource Mississauga
● Honorary Chair, Women's World Hockey Tournament, 1987, 1997 and 2000
● Honorary Chair, Mississauga Technology Association
● Honorary Chair, 2003 Purple Ribbon Campaign for Peel Children's Aid Foundation
● Honorary Director, Mississauga Chinese Business Association
● Honorary international member, Beta Sigma Phi
● Honorary life member, Polish Alliance of Canada
● Honorary life member, Mississauga Real Estate Board
● Honourable member, Board of Regents, Ontario Women's Hockey Association
● Honorary member Mississauga Kinsmen
● Honorary member Mississauga Central Lions Club
● Honorary member Mississauga Rotary Club
● Honorary member, Alpha Delta Kappa
● Honorary member, National Council of the Boy Scouts of Canada
● Honorary member, Mississauga Italian-Canadian Business and Professional Association
● Honorary member, Probus Club of Streetsville
● Honorary Chair of Carassauga
● Journeyman's Certificate from the United Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners of America
● Honorary Chair, Mississauga Construction Association
● Named a Professional Land Economist by the Association of Ontario Land Economists
● Metrolinx Board Member
● Hazel McCallion Senior Public School (opened in 1991)
● Hazel McCallion Academic Learning Centre, University of Toronto Mississauga (opened 2007)
In addition, Mayor McCallion has established many citizens' committees:
● Mayor's Task Force on Building Deficiencies
● Mayor's Energy Task Force
● Mayor's Youth Advisory Committee
● Mayor's Youth Opportunities Committee
● Mississauga Clean City Campaign (ecoSource Mississauga)
● Mississauga Sports Council
● Mississauga Arts Council
● Mississauga Friendship Association (Kariya, Japan - Mississauga Twin Cities)
● Economic Development Advisory Committee
● Citizens' Task Force on the Future of Mississauga
● Mississauga Arts Review Taskforce
● Mayor's Task Force on Sports
Mayor McCallion was married to Sam McCallion who passed away in 1997. She has three children: Peter, Linda and Paul, and one granddaughter, Erika. Mayor McCallion enjoys gardening as well as many sports, including ice hockey and fishing.
Updated: May 2013
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Info saved from Mayor Hazel McCallion's Office in 2014:
"A Message from the Mayor:
2014 will mark a special milestone for me for after 36 years as Mayor of the City of Mississauga, I will be retiring from political life.
As I reflect on the last 36 years, the memories, accolades and defining moments are too numerable to count but one thing stands out and which has always meant the most to me - the people.
I have had the unique opportunity to meet people of every age, ethnic background and view point. Some have charmed me, some have inspired me and some have challenged me but I shall forever be grateful for the encounters. The friendship, advice and wisdom of all those who have crossed my path are a blessing and I am a better person for the experience.
Public service is one of the most noble pursuits we can undertake as citizens and every man, woman and child has the ability to serve their community in some way. As Ralph Waldo Emerson once said, "The best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others".
Leaving a legacy is far more important that leaving an inheritance in my view for a legacy is something left behind to inspire those that come after us and for others to learn from. I hope that those that follow me will be inspired to be great leaders and always put Mississauga first.
I want to express my sincere and heartfelt appreciation to the citizens of Mississauga for the support and kindness you have shown to me for the last 36 years and it has been a great honour and privilege to have served as your Mayor. I hope that the future will be filled with good health, happiness and an abundance of blessings for you all.
Hazel McCallion, C.M., LL.D.
Dare to Be Social Tea. "Making Memories with Hazel McCallion" - Hear the former mayor of Mississauga share tales from her time in office and her latest book "A Life with Purpose."
Special Lifestyle report: "Former mayor McCallion guides youth of today" by Zaineb Survery, published in Mississauga News, 11 Nov. 2016, p. 26. "At an intimate Dare to Be Social Tea event ... last Sunday [6 Nov. 2016], McCallion inspired youths ages 7-18 with principles she directly learned as a member of the Girl Guides, and applied before and after public office.
'Be prepared' ... 'Have discipline' ... 'Be committed' ... she said. Her own commitment to Girl Guides sparked at Saint Jean, Quebec in 1940, and stuck as she became a Divisional Girl Guide Commissioner for Mississauga by the mid-1960s. Her commitment was further displayed having co-signed a $10,000 loan in 1964 for a campground - still used today ... Finally, she stressed to the youth, 'Be independent,' having earned her first dollar at age fourteen. Now she cautions retirees on the secret of long life. 'When you lose the desire to look after yourself,' she said, 'You get old quickly.' ... She ended on a typically positive note. 'No matter how old you are, never stop contributing.' How true. How Hazel."
Hazel McCallion part of fundraising event for Women's College Hospital by Chris Clay, 8 Nov 2016, Mississauga News. "Former Mississauga Mayor Hazel McCallion is taking part in a panel discussion to raise funds for Toronto's Women's College Hospital. The sixth annual Women for Women luncheon happens Thursday, Nov. 10 at the Fairmont Royal York and will feature a number of panellists. They include McCallion as well as moderator Dr. Danielle Martin and Dr. Onil Bhattacharyya. The panel discussion will focus on a variety of subjects, including the complexities of aging ... aging with dignity, among others."
Mississauga Guide Centre Inaugural Memory Wall from Girl Guides of Canada. The Mississauga Girl Guide Centre (MGGC) is welcoming names of those to be inducted onto a new "Memory Wall" to be established at the MGGC. The wall will be unveiled at a November 6, 2016 event, 1:00 - 3:00 pm, Dare To Be Social Tea "Making Memories with Hazel McCallion". Former mayor Hazel McCallion will share tales from her time in office and from her latest book "Hurricane Hazel: A Life with Purpose".
Mississauga Festival Choir brings in Hazel McCallion for Christmas concert by Chris Clay, Mississauga News, Oct 2 2016. "The Mississauga Festival Choir is bringing in a special guest and Mississauga's most famous politician to help celebrate the holiday season. The 150-voice choir, which has been around for more than three decades, has enlisted former Mississauga mayor Hazel McCallion and the Mississauga Symphony Orchestra to perform at their A Mississauga Christmas concert on Dec. 3 at the Living Arts Centre. The concert will feature both traditional and new holiday music plus a special presentation of 'Twas the Night Before Christmas with McCallion serving as the narrator."
Hazel McCallion presents certificates to Money and Youth graduates. YouTube video, 1:27 min. Published 30 Sep 2016. At the 2016 Community Crime Awareness Day (CCAD) event held at Mississauga Celebration Square, former mayor Hazel McCallion presents certificates to graduates of Money and Youth, an education program sponsored by Pierre Wong, Co-Chair of CCAD an event hosted by Mississauga Chinese Business Association (MCBA).
MPP Mangat reintroduces bill to recognize Hazel McCallion. (Queen's Park) - "This afternoon [Thursday, September 15, 2016], MPP Amrit Mangat reintroduced legislation to create a special day for one of Mississauga's most popular and best known, former mayor Hazel McCallion. The legislation, now known as Bill 16, will if passed establish February 14th (McCallion's birthday) of each year as Hazel McCallion Day in Ontario.
MPP Mangat previously introduced this legislation as Bill 215 in June of 2016. The government's decision to prorogue the Ontario Legislature, however, meant that the bill needed to be reintroduced. Bills are given a number which corresponds to the order of introduction."
Feb. 14 could soon be Hazel McCallion Day, if Queen's Park passes private member's bill. Mississauga-Brampton South MPP Amrit Mangat proposes marking McCallion's birthday, Mississauga News, 13 Sep 2016.
Bill 215, Hazel McCallion Day Act, 2016. Mississauga-Brampton South MPP Amrit Mangat has introduced a Private Member's bill in the Ontario Legislature proclaiming February 14, Hazel McCallion's birthday and Valentine's Day, as Hazel McCallion Day. Current Status: First Reading Carried, June 8, 2016. Petition in Support of Bill 215, Hazel McCallion Day Act, 2016 - A petition to recognize Hazel McCallion's historic contributions to Mississauga residents and to encourage young people to engage in political life.
On September 13, 2016, Hazel McCallion speaks to a packed audience at King Gardens Retirement Residence by Revera sharing her insights about the challenges of aging in today's society, and how to LIVE LIFE TO THE FULLEST.
Revera's Chief Elder Officer Hazel McCallion is a highly respected leader who has achieved success in a variety of different life pursuits. Hazel has a great sense of humour and is a fun-loving, warm and compassionate participant in Revera's Age is More Program - a program about showcasing and celebrating the ageless spirit of people.
Ron Starr (Ward 6 Councillor),
Former Mayor Hazel McCallion,
Peter Fonseca (MP, Missassauga East-Cooksville),
Winnie Fung (President, MCBA),
and Connie Liong (Event Organizer)
Winnie Fung (President, MCBA),
Former Mayor Hazel McCallion
and Connie Liong
at Mississauga Chinese Centre
Hazel McCallion and Peter Fonseca at Chinese Mid-Autumn Festival. YouTube video, 4:14 min. Published on Sep 10, 2016 by Sq1oac2. Former Mayor Hazel McCallion and Peter Fonseca, Member of Parliament for Mississauga East - Cooksville, speak at Mississauga Mid-Autumn Harvest Festival and Night Market held at Mississauga Chinese Centre or Mississauga Chinatown, Saturday, September 10, 2016. "When the Mississauga Chinese Centre, covering 10 acres, was officially opened in 1987 by Mayor Hazel McCallion, it included a replica of a Nine-Dragon Wall, a Soo Chow Garden, pagoda, pond, stone sculptures and a facsimile of the Great Wall. But it was the main entrance gateway, depicted on the stamp, that was the piéce de rèsistance. Towering 43 feet, it was built with 17,000 cubic metres of timber. Not a single nail - only wooden studs - was used in the construction, which was based on traditional Chinese building techniques." ~ Joseph Chin, "Mississauga's Chinese gate depicted on stamp", Mississauga News, May 1, 2013.
On the 15th day of February 1989, A.D., the Honourable Madame Hazel McCallion, Mayor of the City of Mississauga, officiated the Foundation Laying Ceremony for the Nine Dragon Wall at Mississauga Chinese Centre.
Mississauga Chinese Centre
Gateway Stamp by Albert Ng
Issued in 2013 by Canada Post
Mayor Hazel McCallion
Nine Dragon Wall Foundation
Feb. 15, 1989. Photo by I Lee
Mississauga's famed former mayor Hazel McCallion shares insights on retirement at Birkdale Place by Julie Slack, Milton Canadian Champion, Sep 1 2016. "Life is a transition and people better learn to accept it and enjoy it, or you're going to be negative. That's how Mississauga's former Mayor Hazel McCallion, 95, deals with life ... More than 100 guests, including residents [Birkdale Place] and even some of their grandchildren, came out to hear the famed 'hurricane Hazel.'
'Being with people is important; as mayor, I just love people. They generate energy,' she added. 'Being alone you're not active physically or mentally.'
'Age is a matter of mind; you're only as old as you think,' said McCallion ... ''I'm 95, but I think I'm only 55. Your age is strictly a figure and it's your approach to life that's important.' ... Now that she's moved into a retirement home, she visits with her children; no longer does she require a list of things for them to do for her ... 'You take the things that you're attached to and all the others are all in your mind.'"
Former Mississauga mayor Hazel McCallion to host growth summit in York Region by Lisa Queen, Newmarket Era, Aug 26 2016. "Former Mississauga mayor Hazel McCallion will host a summit in York Region, saying she has 'grave concerns' about proposed updates to provincial growth plans for the Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area. The Sept. 30 meeting at the regional headquarters in Newmarket aims to get a consensus from mayors and regional chairs on plans for future development in the sprawling region and then present a united front to Queen's Park, McCallion said. 'I have concerns about it, very grave concerns,' said McCallion, the liaison officer between GTHA municipalities and Premier Kathleen Wynne".
Ideal Honda, located at Dixie Road and Highway 401 in Mississauga, had its Grand Opening on Wednesday, August 17, 2016. Event was attended by former mayor Hazel McCallion, current mayor Bonnie Crombie, CEO and President of Toyotoshi Group Canada: Mario Toyotoshi, CEO and President of Honda Canada Inc.: Jerry Chenkin, VP, Sales and Marketing: Jean Marc, Ambassador Naoyuki Toyotoshi, Executive President and Chairman, Toyotoshi S.A.: Marcelo Toyotoshi, and others, including performers from Sakuramai, a Toronto Japanese Yosakoi dance group.
Former Mississauga mayor Hazel McCallion backs taxi industry in battle with Uber by Rachael Williams, Mississauga News, July 6, 2016. "In a show of support for the taxi industry, former mayor Hazel McCallion submitted a letter to council recommending Uber be governed the same way as cab drivers in Mississauga ... her letter makes it clear that council has an obligation to protect the taxi industry from invasive technologies such as Uber. 'After all, they have played by the rules we set down,' wrote McCallion."
"Canada Day celebrations in Port Credit started with the Hazel McCallion Canada Day Parade. People lined Lakeshore to see the parade's floats, marching bands, classic cars and Mr. Takenaka, Mayor of Kariya, Japan, Mississauga's sister city. Of course, Hazel McCallion was once again walking in the parade, as she has for many years. The end of the parade featured the giant cake cutting ceremony ..." ~ Jay Ward.
Hazel McCallion Book Signing from SNAPD North Mississauga, July 2016, p. 19. Photos and event by Riya Singh, Website code: peww6j7. "Credit River Retirement Residence hosted a book signing for former Mississauga mayor Hazel McCallion on June 15, 2016."
Sheridan College officially installs Hazel McCallion as chancellor by Jason Spencer, Mississauga News, June 6, 2016. Chancellor McCallion, Staff photo by Bryon Johnson. Former Mississauga mayor Hazel McCallion was installed as Sheridan College's first chancellor Monday at the Living Arts Centre. "It's official: former Mississauga mayor Hazel McCallion is the first chancellor of Sheridan College. McCallion was sworn in during an installation ceremony Monday at the Living Arts Centre in Mississauga. She'll have all week to get used to the ornate robe and hat that comes with the territory as she attends several Sheridan graduation ceremonies taking place at the city centre venue."
Hazel McCallion Sheridan's Inaugural Chancellor 6 June 2016. YouTube video, 15:04 min. Video by I Lee.
Installation of Sheridan's inaugural Chancellor, Hazel McCallion. YouTube video, 38:05 min. Video by Sheridan Production House.
Sheridan's Inaugural Chancellor
Living Arts Centre
June 6, 2016
About the Chancellor: Hazel McCallion. "The Chancellor serves as the ceremonial head of Sheridan, presiding over convocation ceremonies and serving as an ambassador for the institution. The Chancellor is appointed by the Board of Governors. The appointment of our inaugural Chancellor is a historic moment for Sheridan - it is an important milestone in our ongoing transition to become Sheridan University."
while guests arrive
Chancellor's robe and cap
ready for Hazel
Welcoming remarks and
introduction of Platform Party
by Dr. Mary Preece
Dr. Jeff Zabudasky
(President and Vice Chancellor),
(Chair, Board of Governors),
(GM Sheridan Student Union)
Introduction of Chancellor
by Dr. Jeff Zabudsky
Bryan Dawson congratulates
Dr. Mary Preece
puts Chancellor's robe
on Hazel McCallion
Chancellor Hazel McCallion
in full regalia
Dr. Jeff Zabudsky, Bryan Dawson,
Chancellor Hazel McCallion,
Dr. Mary Preece, Jamie King
Hazel McCallion's Address
by Arinea Hermans
accompanied by Michael Mulrooney
Hazel McCallion Installed as Sheridan's Inaugural Chancellor from CNW, Cision and PR Newswire, June 6, 2016. "Hazel McCallion, the longest-serving Mayor in Mississauga's history who has received countless honours in her long and storied career, today embarked on a new challenge at the age of 95. In a formal ceremony held at the Living Arts Centre in Mississauga this morning, attended by local dignitaries, Sheridan employees and students, and members of the general public, McCallion was sworn in as the inaugural Chancellor of Sheridan.
br> In her installation address, Chancellor McCallion stated, 'I will do whatever I can to make sure that every student who enters Sheridan knows that every door can open before them - whether they start or finish here with an advanced certificate, diploma, skilled trade or undergraduate degree.'"
Ageism is just another form of prejudice and Canada is failing its seniors, says McCallion by Radhika Panjwani, Mississauga News, June 1, 2016. "Hazel McCallion, 95, former Mississauga mayor and the Chief Elder Officer (CEO) for Revera Inc. said when it comes to attitudes and shifts, Canada is failing its seniors. 'Sheridan College undertook this research project and they have come up with some excellent recommendations,' said McCallion. 'They looked at the situation across the country and to what's happening to seniors and how seniors are looked after in the community and the neglect of seniors. The idea is to make aging another part of the highway of life by giving seniors a choice rather than decisions being made on their behalf.'"
"Members of the festival [Bread and Honey Festival 2016] committee, board members from the Streetsville BIA, MPP leader Bob Delaney, former Mayor of Mississauga, Hazel McCallion, residents of Credit Valley Retirement Residence and other notable organizations graced the media launch in May." ~ Siddharth Devalla.
2016 MARTY Awards - Event held on Thursday, May 19, 2016, 5:30 - 9:30 pm at Mississauga Convention Centre, 75 Derry Road, Mississauga ON L5W 1G3 Canada.
"The MARTY Awards, coined the 'Mississauga Oscars' was back to present prestigious awards to the best and brightest talents in the city in 19 different categories with 84 nominees, making it the biggest arts awards gala night in town. Attended by the most important people in the city [including former mayor Hazel McCallion], the auditorium was floored with families and friends of the nominees, board members of the Mississauga Arts Council and Livings Arts Centre." ~ Siddharth Devalla.
- Event held on Sunday, May 15, 2016, 8:30 am - 3:00 pm at Trinity Hall Banquet Conference Centre, 1245 Eglinton Ave. W. Mississauga ON L5V 2M6, Canada.
"The Annual General Meeting 2016 was hosted this year by The Streetsville Horticultural Society. District 15 currently has a total of 17 Horticultural Societies and Garden Clubs. Former Mayor Hazel McCallion, Ward 11 Councillor George Carlson and Ward 8 Councillor Matt Mahoney attended the well organized event." ~ Andrea Birbalsingh.
"She Has a Voice hosted a high tea with honoured guest Hazel McCallion on May 7, 2016 at Tu Casa Fine Dining. The event raised funds for She Has A Voice and their programs and workshops for youth and women ... Hazel was also on site signing copies of her book, Hurricane Hazel." ~ Nicole McGrattan.
New Hazel McCallion Sportsmanship Award goes to ME051! "Congratulations ME051 Atom Red for winning the newly created Hazel McCallion Sportsmanship Award for adopting a senior's home and David & Hunter's story of kindness and courage ... Beloved former Mayor Hazel McCallion gave the crowd an enthusiastic speech about her love of hockey. 'Hockey is Canada's game!' McCallion told a cheering crowd of parents, coaches and players. McCallion said that she's proud to have her name on this special award." ~ Meadowvale Minor Hockey Association Newsletter, May 2016.
Hazel recalls Rob Ford saving her with a 'bear hug'. Toronto Sun video, 1:57 min. Article and video by Joe Warmington, Toronto Sun, 28 March 2016. "Hazel McCallion will never forget the day that Rob Ford saved her from going for a swim in Lake Ontario while they were out on a salmon boat off Port Credit in 2013 ... 'There were two framed pictures,' said Hazel. 'One was of me with the fishing rod and Rob holding on to me and the other was all of us with the salmon.' But what had Hazel McCallion choked up was what Rob Ford hand wrote on the one of them: 'To the world's best mayor! Rob Ford xo.'" Note: Rob Ford, former Toronto mayor passed away on 22 March 2016.
Canadian woman to grace new bank note in 2018: Trudeau. YouTube video, 1:38 min. Kristy Kirkup, Videographer. Published on Mar 9, 2016 by The Canadian Press. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says a new bank note to be released in 2018 will feature a Canadian woman. On Tuesday's International Women's Day [March 8, 2016], Finance Minister Bill Morneau said it was "high time" for the move. Prime Minister Trudeau and Bill Morneau, Finance Minister, spoke at a reception on Parliament Hill, where they were joined by dignitaries such as Hazel McCallion, Mississauga's former long-time mayor.
Trudeau says new bank note will feature an iconic Canadian woman. Video: 9:21 min. Published on March 8, 2016 by CTVNews.ca Staff. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau with his wife Sophie Gregoire-Trudeau and Finance Minister Bill Morneau (far right) along with women from his caucus as he acknowledges former Mississauga mayor Hazel McCallion (far left) on Parliament Hill in Ottawa, Tuesday, March 8, 2016.
●Canadian bank note to feature 'iconic' woman. Video: 1:37 min. Published by Toronto Star. Article by Bruce Campion-Smith, Ottawa Bureau, March 8, 2016.
Opening Speaker: Hazel McCallion, Former Mayor, Mississauga (Ontario) at Trucking HR Canada, Women with Drive 2016 Leadership Summit, Crowne Plaza Toronto Airport, March 3, 2016. "Hazel continues to be on the board of the Ontario Women's Hockey Association and continues to be a driving force behind women's hockey - as Hazel says "the way hockey should be played - free of violence".
Hazel McCallion named as Inaugural Chancellor of Sheridan. Sheridan College, 23 Feb. 2016. "Dr. Jeff Zabudsky, Sheridan President and Vice Chancellor, today announced the appointment of former Mississauga Mayor, Hazel McCallion, as the institution's inaugural Chancellor. The announcement took place at Sheridan's Davis Campus in Brampton, Ontario, and was attended by local and regional dignitaries, including Brampton Mayor Linda Jeffrey, Mississauga Mayor Bonnie Crombie, and Amrit Mangat, MPP for Mississauga-Brampton South. As Chancellor, Ms. McCallion will serve as ceremonial leader of the institution, and will preside over Sheridan's annual Convocation ceremonies. She will be formally installed as Chancellor prior to the first Convocation ceremony scheduled to take place in June, 2016. The Chancellor is a voluntary, unpaid role, with a term of three years."
Sheridan College adds Hazel McCallion as first chancellor by Louise Brown, Mississauga News, Feb 23 2016. "Busy former Mississauga mayor, who just turned 95, enlisted as college attempts leap to university status ... The former mayor, who turned 95 last week, is a natural fit for a school she has supported so fully that it named its latest campus after her, said Sheridan president Jeff Zabudsky ... 'She's a force of nature; I can't keep up with her. We're just happy to snap her up before her dance card gets full,' said Zabudsky, noting the appointment of a chancellor is one more step toward the goal of becoming Sheridan University by 2020."
Hazel McCallion appointed first Sheridan College chancellor by Staff Torstar News Service, Toronto Metro. Published on Feb 23 2016. "McCallion, who just turned 95, shows no signs of slowing down since leaving her longtime post as Mississauga's mayor ... In its bold bid to become a university, Sheridan College has a powerful new weapon. Hurricane Hazel."
Hazel McCallion's Photos Through the Years by Khaled Iwamura, February 15, 2016.
BIRTHDAY GIRL: Tributes pour in to wish 'Hurricane' Hazel McCallion a happy 95th by Louie Rosella, Mississauga News, Feb 14 2016. "Mississauga's iconic and venerable former mayor, Hazel McCallion, turned 95 today. The tributes have been pouring in over social media as McCallion celebrated with family members and friends at her son Peter McCallion's house."
Lion Dance at MCBA Chinese New Year Reception 2016. YouTube video, 4:56 min. Published on Feb 11, 2016. Lion Dance performed by Stephen Bougin and Justin Chin (White Lion), Ying Zhu and Lorne Milda (Red Lion) of Northern Legs Southern Fists. MCBA President Lillian Kwok and Former Mississauga Mayor Hazel McCallion feed the Lions with fresh lettuce and lucky money. Year of the Monkey, Chinese New Year Celebration held on February 8, 2016 at the Great Hall, Mississauga Civic Centre, 300 City Centre Drive, Mississauga, Ontario, Canada.
Trudeau helps mark Chinese New Year. The Canadian Press, 6 Feb. 2016. "He [Prime Minister Justin Trudeau] was the guest of honour at the Dragon Ball, where he celebrated the beginning of the Year of the Monkey. He arrived with former Mississauga, Ont. mayor Hazel McCallion on his arm, joking she was a date 'almost as hot' as his wife Sophie Gregoire-Trudeau ... At the event, held by the Yee Hong Community Wellness Foundation, Trudeau participated in a traditional eye-dotting ceremony during a lion dance.
Port Credit 7th Annual 'Twas the Bite Before Christmas. Published in Mississauga Real Estate, Mississauga.com, January 7-8, 2016, p. 10. Photos by Tracey White Kirouac and Rob Beintema. "Once again the Port Credit community has come together to fight hunger, feed hope and assist those less fortunate - said Dan Meadowcroft, co-founder of the 'Twas the Bite Before Christmas Foundation." Several photos include former Mississauga Mayor Hazel McCallion and current Mississauga Mayor Bonnie Crombie.
Hazel McCallion starts a new job. YouTube video, 5:40 min. Published on Dec 21, 2015 by CBC News. "Mississauga's former mayor takes on role with Revera Inc. She speaks with The Exchange's Bruce Sellery."
Hazel McCallion - Chief Elder Officer of Revera. YouTube video, 1:09 min. Published on Nov 9, 2015 by ReveraInc. Hazel McCallion strongly believes that "Every person, young and old, can live a life of purpose." She aims to help seniors to live their lives to the fullest.
McCallion throws down challenge to SIOR members by Joanne Lovering, Mississauga News, 3 November 2015. "A Markham resident should be able to work at Pearson Airport then easily return home via public transportation, former Mississauga mayor Hazel McCallion recently told members of the Society of Industrial and Office Realtors (SIOR) ... she called on all professionals in the real estate industry to be proactive and create a body to forge a pubic transportation system that seamlessly links Brampton and Mississauga with the entire GTA [Greater Toronto Area].
A Night with Hazel McCallion and Jon Cheplak from SNAPD North Mississauga, November 2015, p. 4. Photos and event by Duaine Menezes. Website code: petmyr>
"On October 19, Real Estate Broker and TV Show Host Carmela Kapeleris hosted a one-of-a-kind event at Cagney's Restaurant in Streetsville. The event kicked off with the entrance of Mississauga's former mayor, the Honorable Hazel McCallion, followed by an interview with Carmela Kapeleris ... a second interview ... with Jon Cheplak, Consultant, Coach, Speaker and Author of 'Interrupt the Pattern - The Path to Your Higher Self'. Jon shared business secrets and strategies with the guests ..."
Hazel McCallion says Trudeau has his priorities straight by meeting with her instead of Rob Ford. YouTube video (poor sound), 2:11 min. Published on Oct 16, 2015, by CBC News.
Liberal Ad: Hazel McCallion asks, "Do I look scared to you?" YouTube video, 0:30 min. Published on Oct 14, 2015 by FactPointVideo. "Former long-serving Mayor of Mississauga, Hazel McCallion, asks voters not to believe Stephen Harper's misleading statements and ads saying that income-splitting for seniors would be eliminated under a Liberal government. It won't. This election ad first aired on October 14, 2015."
MiWay Celebrates New Name for Operations Building. City of Mississauga Press Release, Oct 13, 2015. "Today, we recognized the early days of transit in Mississauga with the Official Renaming of the Transit Operations Building to the E.J. (Ed) Dowling Transit Facility. 'Under the leadership and vision of Ed Dowling, Mississauga Transit - now called MiWay, grew from 4.1 million rides in 1974 to 23.3 million rides in 1997,' said Mayor Bonnie Crombie during the official renaming ..."
"Father of Mississauga Transit" Ed Dowling honoured with building renaming from SNAPD North Mississauga, November 2015, p. 22. Photos and event submitted to SNAPD. Website code: petp84.
Photo caption: Hazel McCallion, Mayor Bonnie Crombie, Ed Dowling, Guest of Honour; Doug Lychak, former City Manager, Councillor Ron Starr, Ward 6; Councillor Pat Saito, Ward 9; Councillor Chris Fonseca, Ward 3; Councillor George Carlson, Ward 11; and Martin Powell, Commissioner of Transportation and Works present Ed Dowling with a plaque recognizing the renaming of the Transit Operations Building to the E.J. (Ed) Dowling Transit Facility.
Lunch with former Mississauga Mayor Hazel McCallion by Laura Stone, Politics Reporter, Global News. YouTube video, 2:08 min. "People are interested in the economy. They are concerned about the lack of job creation. The unemployment of youth is extremely high in Mississauga and well across Canada. You can talk about balancing the budget, but a person without a job is not interested in balancing the budget. I think Justin Trudeau's platform is the best."
On Justin Trudeau: "He is young, he is vibrant, he is intelligent, he's got all kinds of youth in his favour."
On how Hazel McCallion stays so young (at age 94): "You've got to stay active, watch your diet, eat a lot of fish, and being interested, keep your mind working."
Farewell to Hazel McCallion Mayor of Mississauga 1978-2015 by Haroon Khan. YouTube video, Published on August 12, 2015 by Sabir Amin Shakoor Gaya.
Hazel McCallion, Business Ambassador - Profile, Biography, from Speigel Nichols Fox LLP, 2015. Speigel Nichols Fox LLP welcomes Former Mayor McCallion as a Business Ambassador for the firm. Page includes two quotes:
● "I could never toe the party line. I'd wear out the carpet crossing the floor." ~ Mayor Hazel McCallion.
● "The most frightening words in politics are, 'Hazel McCallion on line 1'" ~ A former Cabinet minister, who wishes to remain anonymous.
Dr. Ignat Kaneff - A Lifetime Achievement Tribute from SNAPD North Mississauga, May 2016, p. 10. Photos and event by Duaine Menezes. Website code: pewv7dh.Many dignitaries, including former mayor Hazel McCallion, attended this Community Living Mississauga's 32nd Annual Tribute Dinner held on March 31, 2016.
Former mayor joins Peel development company by Chris Clay, Mississauga News. Online version published July 14, 2015. Print version published July 16, 2015 in Mississauga News, page 4 with title: Nothing Stopping Former Mayor from Joining Peel Development Company. "There are no rules preventing former Mississauga mayor Hazel McCallion from joining a Peel-based real estate development company, according to an expert in municipal government ... Last week, Kaneff Group of Companies announced that McCallion had joined the company's board of advisors as of June 1."
Former mayor joins Peel development company by Chris Clay, Mississauga News, July 14, 2015. "Former Mississauga mayor Hazel McCallion has joined the board of Kaneff Group, a Peel-based real estate development company."
Peter Fonseca Fundraiser Invitation July 2015. The Podium Club invites you to an evening with Peter Fonseca, Liberal Candidate for Mississauga East-Cooksville with special guest Former Mayor Hazel McCallion, hosted by Ignat Kaneff, July 7, 2015, at Lionhead Golf Club & Conference Centre.
50TH ANNIVERSARY: Even in the beginning (and for a long time after that), there was Hazel McCallion, becoming the 'Hurricane'. Online version published 25 June 2015. 50th ANNIVERSARY: 'Hurricane' Hazel, our constant companion. "From day one of the news, there was Hazel McCallion. Over the years, we've dedicated oceans of ink to our long-time former mayor. Here are a few of her earliest appearances in our Mississauga News. You can't tell the story of the Mississauga News without at least a few references to former mayor Hazel McCallion. Or a few million." Article includes a black and white photo taken in 1970 with the caption: "A Mexican-garbed, guitar-strumming McCallion rides Jello the horse down the QEW near Hwy. 10 during a fundraiser trek for handicapped children. The ride ran from Huron Park to the CNE in 1970." Printed version published on June 26, 2015 in The Mississauga News 50th Anniversary, p. 6.
Hazel McCallion: Exemplary, Extraordinary, Enduring. YouTube video, 4:11 min. Published on June 15, 2015 by Juliana Andrada. About Hazel McCallion, at age 93: "Her tenacity is legendary when it comes to hockey ..." Paul Henderson, former NHL Player comments: "'Hurricane Hazel', that's a great nickname ... that would have been even appropriate on the ice." "Her love of the sport has made Hazel the Champion of Hockey not only in Canada but internationally."
A glimpse of Hazel McCallion at Healthy Living Expo 2015. YouTube video, 0:59 min. To loud applause and laughter, former Mayor Hazel McCallion comments that the Mississauga Healthy Living Expo encourages people to stay healthy and hence her success ~ Witness the living proof of herself, still very active and healthy today at age 94, June 13, 2015.
Former mayor honoured with degree from Sheridan College by Chris Clay, Mississauga News. With Staff Photo by Chris Clay. "Sheridan College graduates of the Pilon School of Business received their diplomas at a convocation held in the Living Arts Centre on Monday (June 8, 2015). Former Mayor Hazel McCallion was awarded an honourary degree.
Sheridan Celebrates Convocation 2015. Published June 10, 2015. "Sheridan's annual Convocation ceremonies are taking place from June 8 to June 11 at the Living Arts Centre in Mississauga. Over 7,000 graduates will cross the stage during eleven ceremonies this week. In addition, four notable individuals will be presented with honorary degrees:
1. Hazel McCallion, former Mayor of Mississauga
2. Ignat (Iggy) Kaneff, CEO and Chairman, Kaneff Group of Companies
3. Dean Deblois, Animation Director, DreamWorks Studio
4. Graham Annable, Animation Director, LAIKA Studio
Dean Deblois and Graham Annable are both Sheridan alumni and 2015 Academy Award nominees for Best Animated Feature - Deblois for How to Train Your Dragon Two, and Annable for The Boxtrolls."
Hazel McCallion: "I miss solving problems." June 9, 2015 YouTube video, 1:14 min. Former City of Mississauga Mayor Hazel McCallion, age 94, gives a short speech at Palisades on the Glen: "I miss the administration. I miss solving problems." Still full of life and very energetic, Hurricane Hazel emphasizes that "You can't do it alone. You have to do it with others."
at Palisades on the Glen
June 9, 2015
The McCallion Letters. Mississauga Watch: Mississauga Muse. Blog. Circa 10 February 2009 to 24 May 2015.
Mississauga Arts Council honours city's best and brightest by Joseph Chin, Mississauga News, 8 May 2015. "Mayor Bonnie Crombie and Mississauga Arts Council executive director Anu Vittal present the Lifetime Achievement in the Arts Award to former mayor Hazel McCallion at the MARTY Awards held at the Living Arts Centre."
Nominees named for 2015 MARTYs by Joseph Chin, Photos by Rob Beintema. Mississauga News, Mar 26, 2015. "The nominees have been announced for the 2015 MARTY Awards. This year, 70 people/groups, in both arts and volunteer categories, are in the running for the awards ... The winners will be revealed at a gala May 7 at the Living Arts Centre ... As part of the awards, Mississauga Arts Council (MAC) will present a Lifetime Achievement in Arts Award to Hazel McCallion for her contribution to the arts during her tenure as mayor."
Live: 'Hurricane' Hazel McCallion speaks at Women's Day celebration. "Former Mississauga mayor Hazel McCallion will share her story during an International Women's Day celebration, held in Niagara Falls, Ont., Friday, March 6, 2015 at 1:15 p.m. McCallion, who spent 36 years as the mayor of Mississauga, is the keynote speaker at a luncheon organized by Women in Niagara, a council of the Greater Niagara Chamber of Commerce."
Hazel McCallion's Retirement Doesn't Last, Takes New Job At 94 by Canadian Press, Feb. 24, 2015. "'Hurricane Hazel' is still going strong. At the age of 94, Hazel McCallion - one of Canada's longest serving mayors - is embarking on a new career."
Hazel McCallion gets a new job. The Canadian Press, Feb 24, 2015. "At the age of 94, Hazel McCallion - one of Canada's longest serving mayors - is embarking on a new career. She has taken a job at the University of Toronto ... is now a special adviser to the president of the university's Mississauga division on matters related to the strategic development of the school ... McCallion will also be helping to create new courses and will work with the Mississauga campus' Institute for Management and Innovation to develop a master's degree in urban innovation and development ..."
McCallion lands job at UTM by Chris Clay, Mississauga News. Published Feb 24, 2015. Photo: Former Mississauga mayor Hazel McCallion has accepted a position as special advisor to University of Toronto Mississauga principal Deep Saini. "Just a few months after stepping down as mayor, Hazel McCallion has landed a new job. McCallion, 94, accepted a position as special advisor to University of Toronto Mississauga principal Deep Saini and started her yearlong job earlier this month ...'I believe strongly in the importance of both education and innovation for the future of Mississauga,' said McCallion in a release. 'I have always felt so welcomed when I am at the university and I am honoured to continue our long relationship and to contribute to education in Mississauga.'"
A Bank NOTE-able Canadian Woman. Bank of Canada is inviting Canadians to nominate an iconic woman to appear on a new bank note. Sorry, Hazel McCallion does not qualify as nominees must have been deceased for at least 25 years. On 8 December 2016, the Minister of Finance and the Governor of the Bank of Canada will reveal which woman will be featured on the note.
The $100 Canadian banknote depicted below with image of Hazel McCallion is somone's creative artwork submitted anonymously on 23 Feb. 2015 to Women on Canadian Bank Notes for fun.
Former Mississauga mayor Hazel McCallion lands new job by Dakshana Bascaramurty, Globe and Mail. Published Monday, Feb. 23 2015, 6:30 PM EST. "In a year-long appointment, Ms. McCallion, who turned 94 earlier this month, will help develop a new master's degree in urban innovation and development at the university's Institute for Management and also be a guest lecturer."
Hazel McCallion endorses Justin Trudeau: Launches Canada's Cities vs Stephen Harper YouTube video, 5:42 min. Published on Feb 16, 2015 by MississaugaWatch. Liberal "Hazel McCallion endorses Justin Trudeau for Municipal Infrastructure Money" Rally, University of Toronto Mississauga, Feb 15, 2015.
● Former Mayor Hazel McCallion tells a joke on her 94th birthday 14 Feb 2015 . YouTube video, 3:12 min.
● Love Me Tender ..."for dear Hazel we love you and we always will" 14 Feb 2015. YouTube video, 0:52 min.
● For more YouTube videos by Justus singers of Streetsville Musicorp Inc., see "From Justus With Love".
|"From Justus With Love"|
24th Annual Mississauga
Seniors Valentine's Tea
February 14, 2015
View Hazel McCallion's Photos Through the Years from insauga.com. December 15, 2014.
Daniel R Wallace Receives Civic Award from SNAPD North Mississauga, April 2015, p. 2. Event submitted to snapd. Website code: perm3n. "It was a special day for Daniel Wallace and his family recently as he received a Civic Award of Recognition from the City of Mississauga ... Daniel and his family were also honoured to meet former mayor, Hazel McCallion, at the award ceremony. The City of Mississauga has been honouring residents through the Civic Recognition program since 1992."
Former Mayor Hazel McCallion Tribute Dinner from Snap North Mississauga, January 2015, p. 5. Event submitted to snapd. Website code: peqsjs. "The Mississauga Italian Canadian Benevolent Association (MICBA), along with its partner companies, organized a Tribute Dinner to celebrate Mayor Hazel McCallion's 36 years in service as mayor and a devoted member of the community. The event, which took place at Le Tréport Wedding & Convention Centre on December 6, was a huge success with over 500 attendees uniting together to commemorate Mayor Hazel and show gratitude for her passion and commitment to the City of Mississauga. Mayor Hazel McCallion astounded the crowd by making a grand entrance, driving into the venue in a Gucci Fiat 500 ..."
Statement in recognition of Hazel McCallion, C.M. - December 3, 2014 from Senator Victor Oh, Senate of Canada. "We have all heard about Hazel, one of the best-known and longest-serving mayors in Canada and in the world. She retired last Sunday at the age of 93, leaving the mayor's seat after 36 years. She earned the nickname 'Hurricane Hazel' for her tireless energy and determination. She was the first female elected Mayor of Streetsville back in 1970 and later elected as the first female Mayor of Mississauga. A Member of the Order of Canada, she was among the top finalists for the World Mayor Award.
Mayor Hazel McCallion oversaw the development of Mississauga from a town of fewer than 300,000 people to the sixth-largest city in Canada. She is an inspiring figure for many in politics and community service. She is leaving a legacy that will be hard to surpass."
Mayor Hazel McCallion Congratulates Victor Oh on Appointment to Senate of Canada. City of Mississauga, Jan 29, 2013. "Mississauga resident Victor Oh was appointed to the Senate of Canada on January 25."
Old habits die hard for retired Hazel McCallion by Joe Warmington, Toronto Sun, December 3, 2014. "The last time Hazel McCallion had nothing scheduled to do on a week day, Lester B. Pearson was prime minister.
George Armstrong was the captain of the Toronto Maple Leafs, the late, great Jean Beliveau of the Montreal Canadiens.
That was 1967, when the legendary former mayor was first elected into politics. Canada was just seven years older than McCallion is now. Mississauga was just a bunch of farmer's fields.
A lot sure has changed since then in Canada?s sixth-largest city.
But one thing that didn?t change was the mayor. Until this week ...
More than 47 years without a day off is a long time. It finally happened Tuesday [Dec. 2, 2014] for the 93-year-old political legend ...
Tim Hortons on Queen St. is not a new haunt for her. There is a former city manager, a former fire chief, former councillors and business people who congregate there every morning. She's joined them before but with no schedule there was now no hurry to leave. No meetings were planned and no itinerary to follow ...
But her first full day with no civic demands did start by dealing with some personal matters. "Well for one I had to get a new cellphone," she said. 'My car also belonged to the city so I had to turn that in.' The famous Mayor 1 licence plate has now been handed over to be stored in city archives ...
After almost a half century of serving the public, Hazel McCallion has extra time on her hands. She has certainly earned it."
Phoenix Ball pays tribute to McCallion. "Tonight ... we honour and pay tribute to a great leader who never quits until the job is done. That person, of course, is Her Worship Hazel McCallion, our "Hurricane Hazel"!
In 2005, she was made a Member of the Order of Canada. Her accomplishments were not only being recognized in Canada, but also around the world. Just to quote a few: She is one of the few non-Germans to be a Member of the Order of Merit of the Federal Republic of Germany, the country's highest individual honour, for her role in bringing German companies to Canada.
She ranked second in the 2005 International World Mayor poll. But to us all in Canada, she is the No. 1 Mayor in the world.
We love Hazel because of her personal approach. She is so forth right with people. She talks with confidence and above all, she talks from her heart.
The city is destined for greatness as it is built on a foundation envisioned by the foresight and planning of a great mind. The people of Mississauga will benefit from her legacy and wisdom for years to come. Hazel is the greatest Mayor Mississauga ever has and will ever have. She is second to none! We will forever be grateful for her work, her wisdom, her smile and for being such a remarkable leader of our city in Canada and the world!"
Phoenix Ball pays tribute to McCallion by Joseph Chin, Mississauga News, 1 Dec. 2014. "The 2014 Phoenix ball sponsored by the Mississauga Board of Chinese Professionals & Businesses (CPB) celebrated Mayor Hazel McCallion's last official event with a gala evening at the Mississauga Convention Centre Sunday evening (Nov 30, 2014).
"While the chief focus of the gala was to raise money for the community, this year's event also paid tribute to outgoing mayor Hazel McCallion, whom gala chair Audrey Chiang called a 'tremendous supporter' of CPB ...
Ron Duquette, a close friend of the mayor, spoke about Hazel's Hope, which, through Mississauga-based World Vision Canada, has donated more than $1 million to provide safer water, education, HIV/AIDS awareness and prevention training, health care and more for poverty-stricken areas in Tanzania."
Staff photo by Rob Beintema: Mayor Hazel McCallion with Andre Mak (left), CPB Foundation President and Fang Li (right), Consul General of China.
Mississauga Minor Hockey Associations celebrate Mayor Hazel McCallion. Published Dec. 2, 2014 by Mississauga Hockey League. Mississauga Hockey League, Mississauga Girls Hockey League, Streetsville Hockey League team up to honour Mississauga hockey's biggest fan! "On Saturday, November 29, 2014, the Mississauga Hockey League, Mississauga Girls Hockey League and Streetsville Hockey League paid tribute to Mayor McCallion with a special ceremonial puck drop at the start of the MHL's annual Minor Novice Fun Day at Tomken Arena ..."
Mississauga Hockey Honours Mayor Hazel McCallion from Snap North Mississauga, January 2015 edition, p. 15. Photos and event by Alizeh Jaffrey, Website code: pezf2x. "On Mayor Hazel McCallion's last weekend in office, she was invited to what she was told was simply a ceremonial puck drop. Instead, she found a gathering of the three Mississauga minor hockey associations - the Mississauga Hockey League, the Mississauga Girls Hockey League and the Streetsville Hockey League - there to honour her. Many Minor Novice players took to the ice with their team banners and surrounded the Mayor as she addressed the audience and shared a few words ..." Includes the photo: "Mayor Hazel drops the puck as the welcoming party looks on, including MHL President, Brian Webster, MGHL President, Phil Cancilla, SHL President, Neil Painchaud, Past MHL President, Gord Hughes, Ward 3 Councillor, Chris Fonseca & various mascots."
Development or disaster: Hurricane Hazel's stormy legacy by Jeff Lagerquist, BNN.ca staff. November 28, 2014. BNN Video, 10:36 min. "McCallion, 93, retires on Nov. 30, ending a career that likely shaped a region more profoundly than any municipal bureaucrat in Canadian history. More than 60 Fortune 500 companies call Mississauga their Canadian home ... 'Run the city like a business,' and 'development must pay its way.' These are the mantras that guided her visions for Mississauga's growth ... McCallion: 'Act like a lady, think like a man, work like a dog ... Be committed in whatever you do ...'" This weekend, mayor Hazel McCallion will say goodbye to Mississauga city hall after 36 years in office. Catherine Murray had a chance to sit down with McCallion to talk about her life.
Goodbye Hazel. Opinion, The Mississauga News, Editorial, 28 November 2014, p. 6. "Thank you Mayor, for a lifetime of exceptional public service."
'Hurricane Hazel' McCallion says goodbye by Terry Davidson, QMI Agency, Nov. 27, 2014. "MISSISSAUGA, Ont. - One of the longest mayoral reigns in Canadian history has come to an end. Hazel McCallion, the iconic mayor of Mississauga, Ont., took off the chain of office for the last time following her final city council meeting on Wednesday [November 26, 2014] ... 'No one person can take credit for what Mississauga has accomplished ... It is a team approach and it has been (that way) for years and years and years.'"
Goodbye Hazel from Mississauga News, Nov 27, 2014."The 'Miss' in Mississauga ended her historic 36-year run as our chief magistrate on Wednesday by handing over her chain of office. It was an emotion-charged event, and the only one who seemed cool and unfazed by it all was the 93-year-old urban icon ... McCallion loved to be mayor of Canada's sixth largest city because she was good at it. Her experience as a young girl doing the books for her dad's fishing business in the Gaspe, set her on a life course that was framed by incredible discipline, and the work ethic of a longshoreman. Her work life experiences with a major construction firm, made her the perfect person to help build Canada's sixth largest city."
Photo by Craig Robertson, QMI Agency
Craig Robertson, Photographer of the Year
Mayor Hazel Removes Chain of Office
Photo by Rob Beintema, Mississauga News
and J.P. Moczulski, The Globe and Mail
Hazel McCallion removes Chain of Office as Bonnie Crombie watches (2 Cam split-screen). YouTube video, 2:47 min. Published on Nov 30, 2014 by MISSISSAUGAWATCH. "Split-screen of Mayor Hazel McCallion (Cam 1) removing her Chain of Office for the last time and formally handing it over to Crystal Greer, City Clerk. Cam 2 documents Mayor Elect Bonnie Crombie on November 26, 2014."
Hazel McCallion, 93, attends her last council meeting as mayor of Mississauga from The Globe and Mail. Published Wednesday, Nov. 26 2014, 9:22 PM EST. "Hazel McCallion, 93, removes her chain of office for the last time at the end of her last city council meeting as mayor of Mississauga. Ms. McCallion is the longest serving mayor - 36 years - in the city's history."
Hazel McCallion, in her own words, on her last day as Mississauga mayor after almost four decades. Special to National Post, November 26, 2014 7:48 PM ET. 'When you think of 38 years chairing a council meeting, I don't think I missed too many over the 38 years [and when I did miss any] I was always out of town, I'm sure. Fortunately illness was not something that I experienced much during my term.' ~ Mayor Hazel McCallion. Article includes photos by Peter J. Thompson, National Post: "Mississauga Mayor Hazel McCallion embraces Ward 7 Councillor Nando Iaanicca, on her last day at council after being Mayor since 1978" and "Mississauga Mayor Hazel McCallion, 93 years old, laughs with supporters on her last day at council after being Mayor since 1978".
Hazel McCallion honoured at emotional final Mississauga council meeting: 93-year-old 'Hurricane Hazel' spent 36 years in office from CBC News, Posted: Nov 26, 2014 9:14 AM ET. Includes a short video: "Cows and horses", 0:52 min. "After 36 years at the helm, 93-year-old Hazel McCallion was given an official tribute by city manager Janice Baker and unofficial tributes from other prominent community members for her service ...
'When I sat down in the mayor's chair for the first time, there were cows and horses grazing where our city core is today,' she said. Under McCallion's leadership, Mississauga's population more than doubled, making it the sixth-largest city in Canada. Over her tenure as mayor, she was approached numerous times to run provincially and federally. But McCallion said she never seriously considered leaving city politics.
'I've never regretted staying at the local level. You can accomplish more, you can be independent. Look at the city we've built.' The mayor's last day in office, officially, is Nov. 30, and McCallion has no plans to rest on her laurels until then. 'I started to work the first day I was elected and I'm going to work to the last day I'm elected,' she said. After her tenure as mayor ends, McCallion will work with the Ontario Women's Hockey Association ..."
Hurricane Hazel: A Life With Purpose by Hazel McCallion: Review by Marcia Kaye, Special to the Star. Book Review from TheStar.com, Nov 20 2014. "McCallion's autobiography is just as feisty, plain-spoken and straight-shooting as the woman herself. She explains upfront, 'I want people to read about my accomplishments - and my failures - so that they see that women can be leaders or hockey players; that seniors need not be put out to pasture simply because of their age; and that hard work truly does pay off.'"
Mayor has health award named in her honour by Chris Clay, Mississauga News, 20 Nov. 2014, p. 12. "As a way to say thanks for Hazel McCallion's years of service as mayor and her ongoing support for Mississauga's hospitals, a new award has been established in her honour.
Trillium Health Partners, with support from the Trillium Health Partners Foundation, has created the Hazel McCallion Award in Quality of Care, unveiled during a special ceremony on Remembrance Day (Nov. 11, 2014) at Credit Valley Hospital."
Mississauga Mayor Hazel McCallion remains a whirlwind to the end by Sue-Ann Levy, Toronto Sun, Nov 8 2014. "She shows me her schedule - printed in regular type on yellow paper and which she reads without glasses - from a recent Saturday in September. It contained nine events and at least four drop-ins in the evening, all at which she missed dinner - leaving her to partake of a cheese and onion sandwich when she got home. 'I'm mayor until Nov. 30 ... I will not lessen up my time or my effort to get unfinished business finished if I can and to brief the new mayor on the status of the items I've been dealing with,' she says. I'm weary just thinking about her schedule, especially when she tells me that except for mowing her lawn, she does all her own housework, cooking and gardening."
Construction begins on the Sheridan College Hazel McCallion Campus expansion project. YouTube video, 5:03 min. Published on Oct 29, 2014 by CNW. "At a groundbreaking ceremony held today, the Honourable Reza Moridi, Minister of Training, Colleges and Universities, joined Mississauga Mayor Hazel McCallion, Sheridan College President and CEO Dr. Jeff Zabudsky and other college officials and business leaders to celebrate the start of construction of the Sheridan College Hazel McCallion Campus (HMC) expansion project."
Discover Author: Hazel McCallion - Biography from HarperCollins Canada.
Hazel McCallion: The Hurricane that Changed Mississauga. YouTube video, 19:31 min. The Agenda with Steve Paikin. Published on Oct 28, 2014. "In her 36 years as mayor of Mississauga, Hazel McCallion has watched the city grow from almost quarter of a million people in 1976 to roughly three times that number today. The day after the municipal election, we'll ask the outgoing mayor about her life in politics and the lessons she's learned along the way."
Hurricane Hazel retires as mayor of Mississauga at 93, but says she won't slow down by Anna Maria Tremonti, CBC Radio: The Current, Tuesday, October 28, 2014. Tremonti's webpages include numerous photos. "Hold on to your hats, because Hurricane Hazel is blowing in. Hazel McCallion, the outgoing 93 year old mayor of Mississauga, Ontario joins us to talk about what she did to persist as mayor of Mississauga for so long and reflect on the evolution of women in politics.
'Act like a lady... think like a man (which I've never figured out) and work like a dog. Any woman to succeed has to work very hard to attain success.' ~ Hazel McCallion, Mayor of Mississauga.
See also: In the words of Hurricane Hazel: 5 memorable quotes from Hazel McCallion. One of the five Hazel McCallion quotes cited by Anna Maria Trejonti is: "I learned to do with little. And that's why today, I only spend the taxpayers' money like I spend my own, which is seldom. The people of Mississauga love that."
Bonnie Crombie becomes Mississauga's first new mayor since 1978 ... by Tristin Hopper, National Post, October 27, 2014, 11:03 pm ET. "For 36 years, the people of Mississauga re-elected Hazel McCallion. They elected her despite Ms. McCallion's staunch refusal to campaign, they elected her as the population tripled and they even elected her despite recent conflict of interest allegations. And they did not just elect her, they adored her: In 2011, as Montreal and Toronto began to turn dramatically against their own chief executives, a poll found Hazel McCallion to be the most popular mayor in Canada.
And now, with Mayor McCallion finally retired at the age of 93, the people of Mississauga have elected her chosen successor. Bonnie Crombie was 18 when her predecessor was elected mayor of the 260,000 people in the rural suburb of Mississauga. Now, the former Liberal MP and Mississauga city councilor is taking control of a budding metropolis of nearly 800,000."
Bonnie Crombie elected new mayor of Mississauga by Dakshana Bascaramurty and Josh O'Kane, Mississauga - The Globe and Mail. Published Monday, Oct. 27 2014, 11:00 pm EDT. "After securing the support of long-time mayor and political legend Hazel McCallion - the most valuable endorsement in town - Bonnie Crombie rose to victory in Mississauga on Monday night, becoming the city's next mayor. The former Liberal MP and Ward 5 councillor won with an overwhelming 64 per cent of the votes ..."
Bonnie Crombie wins Mississauga mayoral election by Nicholas Keung, Immigration reporter, Toronto Star, Published on Mon Oct 27 2014. "As Hazel McCallion departs, Bonnie Crombie is elected mayor of Mississauga. [Photo by Bernard Weil, Toronto Star] Outgoing Mayor Hazel McCallion came to congratulate Bonnie Crombie on her win at the Pope John Paul II Polish Cultural Centre."
McCallion memoir mirrors Mississauga's first 40 years by Joseph Chin, Mississauga News, Oct. 27, 2014. Includes Torstar photo of Hazel and Sam, "Mississauga's longtime mayor Hazel McCallion, here with late husband Sam, has penned her memoirs."
Mississauga's 93-year-old 'Hurricane' Hazel readies her exit from Canada.com / o.canada.com. Published 27 Oct. 2014. Mississauga Mayor Hazel McCallion seen on Wednesday March 5, 2014. The 12-term mayor is retiring this year at age 93. Photo by Peter J. Thompson/National Post. "After almost four decades Mississauga, Toronto's upstart neighbour, is emerging from under the eye of "Hurricane Hazel." Mayor Hazel McCallion, 93, stepping back from politics after 12 terms in office, earned that moniker by overseeing the city's transformation into one of Canada's largest municipalities ..."
The city that nearly never was by John Stewart, Mississauga News, Oct. 27, 2014. "In September 1972, the county voted 12-10 for 'Plan C' that would see Peel's existing 10 municipalities consolidated into just three: Mississauga, Brampton and Caledon ...
While the 'little town of Streetsville,' as its inhabitants insisted on calling it, was gone, it left behind a couple of important legacies. One was the Streetsville Founders' Bread and Honey Festival, which was held for the first time in 1973 as a final fling for independence and has now become an integral part of Mississauga's annual schedule of celebrations. The other was Hazel McCallion ...
To no one's surprise, the new ward 9 councillor, elected in October 1973, was the former mayor of Streetsville. Five years later, she would become mayor of the City she fought so valiantly to keep from coming into existence. And she remains the burr under the saddle of regional government to this day.
McCallion lost the fight for survival of Streetsville but in the process she showed the citizens of the 'victor' municipality that they could find no better champion for the collective communal values they embraced. Who says history doesn't have a sense of humour?"
Mayor Hazel McCallion Preaching from Church Pulpit - Vote B.C.. YouTube video, 17:19 min. "On Oct. 26, 2014, The Lakeview Baptist/Community Church had its 75th Anniversary. Hazel McCallion, soon to be Ex-Mayor of Mississauga, came to speak, present the 75th certification (she has also done the 65th & the 70th) ... This recording is of Hazel's speech from the pulpit - it is pure Hazel and oh yes, Vote for Bonnie Crombie."
John Tory gets a major endorsement from Hazel McCallion by David Shum, Global News, 24 Oct. 2014. See also Mississauga's McCallion backs John Tory as Toronto election nears by Ann Hui, Globe and Mail, Oct. 24 2014.
Residents fawn over Hazel at farewell celebration by Jason Spencer, Mississauga News, 20 Oct. 2014. "The Queen of Mississauga had the opportunity to say goodbye to her loyal subjects Sunday (Oct. 19) at the Living Arts Centre for the Salute to Hazel: A Community Tribute event."
Flash Mob Farewell for 93 year old Mayor Hazel McCallion. YouTube video, 4:06 min. Published on Oct 22, 2014 by Erin Mills Town Centre. Flash Mob Farewell for 93 year old Mayor Hazel McCallion at Erin Mills Town Centre.
Don't Cry For Me Mississauga (Special Tribute to Hazel McCallion) - Elise Mariah. YouTube video, 5:41 min.
Celebrating 40 years of Mississauga. As the city marks its 40th birthday, Mississauga News takes a look at its past, present and future.
Salute to Hazel: A Community Tribute. Free Public Event to Thank Mayor McCallion at Living Arts Centre.
Salute to Hazel: A Community Tribute. Photography by Mike Douglas. Sunday, October 19, 2014 "... the Living Arts Centre hosted Salute to Hazel: A Community Tribute as a last 'hurrah' for Hurricane Hazel. The day featured tributes from different organizations, a meet and greet with residents in attendance and a beautiful tribute concert by the Mississauga Symphony Youth Orchestra with the Scottish Regiment Band as the opening act. Editor Mike Douglas attended the event which saw an afternoon of heartfelt testimonials, thanking Mayor McCallion for her wonderful 36 years of service to the City of Mississauga. The event was hosted by Master of Ceremonies Jake Dheer, Rogers TV Regional Director."
October 19: Salute to Hazel - A Community Tribute from Mississauga Life.
Thank You Hazel Poster
Poster after signatures with
Virginia & Peter Lawrence
|Salute to Hazel|
at the Living Arts Centre
October 19, 2014
The Toronto Scottish Regiment (Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother's Own).
YouTube video, 1:45 min.Published on Nov 5, 2014. Performance by the Toronto Scottish Regiment (Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother's Own) at Salute to Hazel 1978-2014: A community Tribute, Hammerson Hall, Living Arts Centre, Sunday, October 19, 2014.
Unforgettable - Surprise Dedication to Mayor Hazel McCallion by Elise Mariah.
YouTube video, 2:07 min. Published on Nov 5, 2014. Salute to Hazel - A Community Tribute at Living Arts Centre to thank Mayor Hazel McCallion, City of Mississauga Mayor for her 36 years of service, from 1978 to 2014. Mississauga resident Elise Mariah has won several awards including the audience favorite at "Singfest" in Mississauga Celebration Square. She has also been chosen for Talent Nation, a showcase featuring Toronto's top emerging artists. Elise Mariah's true love is music, playing the piano, singing, writing, composing and recording.
Culture Philippines of Ontario performs at Salute to Hazel event, Living Arts Centre.
YouTube video, 3:14 min. Published on Nov 6, 2014. Salute to Hazel: A Community Tribute to thank Hazel McCallion for her 36 years of service (1987-2014) as Mayor of Mississauga. Event held at the Living Arts Centre, Hammerson Hall, October 19, 2014.
Mississauga Minor Hockey Tribute to Hazel McCallion, Mississauga's Mayor for 36 Years, 1978-2014 in PDF, 124 pages, includes numerous photos provided by Friends of Minor Hockey in Mississauga.
Hurricane Hazel - 60 Years Later (October 1954 - October 2014) produced by Toronto and Region Conservatiion and ThinData, with funding from Conservation Ontario. Preview film: Hazel's Legacy: A Hurricane That Changed Our Landscape Forever. "On October 15 and 16, 1954, Hurricane Hazel struck the Toronto area with a devastating reminder of the power of nature. By the storm's end, more than 285 millimetres (11 inches) of rain fell on the already sodden ground, causing some of the most severe flooding in Canada's history. In its aftermath, 81 people died and over 4,000 families were left homeless in Ontario. The total cost of the destruction in Canada was estimated at $100 million, the equivalent of about one billion dollars today." Due to its destruction, the name "Hazel" as a hurricane has been retired. See: List of retired Atlantic hurricane names from Wikipedia.
Hazel McCallion: this hurricane isn't about to slow down. What it was like to rise to the top in a man's world, and other candid comments from Mississauga's longtime mayor. Article by San Grewal, Urban Affairs Reporter. Published on Oct 13 2014. "A few weeks before she officially steps down after 36 years on the job, Mississauga Mayor Hazel McCallion sat down with the Star to talk about the city she's built, working in a man's world, what she wishes she'd done differently - and what the future holds for this 93-year-old."
Chatting with Mississauga mayor Hazel McCallion before her retirement. What it was like to rise to the top in a man's world, and other candid comments from Mississauga's longtime mayor. Article by Staff, Torstar News Service. Published on Oct 13 2014 by MetroNews.
Hazel McCallion talks about Bonnie Crombie's Platform. YouTube video, 0.52 min. Published on 12 Oct 2014. "I say to you, look at the programs ... of the chief candidates that are running, and I have every confidence that when you review it, you will vote for Bonnie Crombie. As I say I think you know me well - I say it the way it is. Not politically. I'm saying it because of my experience working with her. I leave it up to you. I say to the young people: Bonnie is young and ambitious and she works hard and she's got some new ideas and I hope these new ideas will come forward..."
How immigration has helped to shape today's Mississauga by David Paterson, Mississauga News, Oct. 10, 2014. Special series: Celebrating 40 years of Mississauga. "In August last year , Hazel McCallion walked onto the stage at Celebration Square to open the first ItalFest. Before a crowd clad in Azzurri blue and holding flags of green, white and red, the mayor paid tribute to the Italian community. They had 'built this city,' she said. McCallion was referring to the prominent role played by Italian immigrants in the Toronto-area construction industry, where they accounted for as many as one-in-three workers in the 1960s ...
But Italians were just one of countless groups who came to Canada and settled in Mississauga. Though the city's official crest still references the British, the Mississaugas of the New Credit and farming, decades of immigration have pushed Mississauga far from these roots to become an urban core where more than 40 languages are spoken daily."
Mississauga turns over a new leaf with new logo by Joseph Chin, Mississauga News, Oct. 10, 2014. Special series: Celebrating 40 years of Mississauga. "David Ferreira, Mississauga's brand manager: 'Cities are constantly growing and changing. It's important to periodically review, validate and if necessary update a city's brand and visual identity to ensure that we are accurately communicating and promoting the city's story ... Today, we have a new Mississauga logo that communicates our compelling story of being a young, modern, open and vibrant city on the cusp of something big.' The new, more abstract logo, which incorporates an M and sharp angles suggesting dynamism, was designed by city staff. The logo was approved by council in March ."
Mississauga Mayor Hazel McCallion cheered at gala. Mississauga's mayor leaves office after 36 years. CBC News, Sep 27, 2014. "Hazel McCallion ... was toasted at a retirement gala, even though she insists she isn't retiring. 'I'm leaving my job as mayor of Mississauga - that's all,' the 93-year-old career politician told CBC News recently. 'I'm not retiring.' McCallion has held the top job in the southern Ontario city since 1978. Voters have since returned her to office 12 times. During two of those elections she ran unopposed and, even when challenged, McCallion often didn't bother to spend time or money campaigning. But after 36 years, Hurricane Hazel - as she's affectionately known - has opted not to run again."
The Official Retirement Gala for Mayor Hazel McCallion was held at the International Centre in Mississauga, Ontario. Tickets cost $500 per person or $4,500 for a table of 10. Proceeds go to not-for-profit Hazel McCallion Foundation for the Arts, Culture and Heritage.
Questions for Hazel. Interview 27 Sep 2014. CBC News Video, 16:44 min.
Jean Chretien leads celebrity tributes to Hazel McCallion at retirement gala. Posted by John Stewart, Mississauga News, 28 Sept. 2014. "The last mayor's gala of the Hazel McCallion era was held Saturday night before about 1,000 people at The International Centre ... Mayor Hazel McCallion was delighted when surprise visitor former Canadian Prime Minister Jean Chretien dropped by during Saturday night's Thank You Hazel Gala at the International Centre."
"Surprise guest" - Photo by Fred Loek/Hazel McCallion Foundation.
Jean Chretien salutes Hazel McCallion. Former prime minister Jean Chretien salutes retiring Mississauga Mayor Hazel McCallion, 28 Sep 2014. CBC News video, 5:40 min. (Echo).
Multicultural Dance Mosaic at Hazel McCallion Retirement Gala at International Centre, Sept 27, 2014. YouTube video, 15:10 min.
Celebrating 40 years of Mississauga. As the city marks its 40th birthday, Mississauga News takes a look at its past, present and future. Published September 25, 2014.
● Welcome to 1974 by Louie Rosella, Mississauga News: "MISSISSAUGA - Hazel McCallion was a City councillor. Square One had a Woolco. There were five traffic lights on Hurontario St. between Lakeshore Rd. and Derry Rd."
● Mississauga 101: A variation on the Big Bang theory by John Stewart, Mississauga News. Published September 25, 2014. "Sometimes, the significant people and events seem to intersect at a particular moment in time. Call it the Big Bang theory of civic evolution. Mississauga is a fine example. If you were to pick a single moment that, in retrospect, best stands for how the city defines itself, it would almost certainly be 11:56 p.m. Nov. 10, 1979. That's when a CP rail train left the tracks near Mavis Rd., triggering the evacuation of half the city and placing a pugnacious, wily rookie mayor squarely in the headlights of the international media spotlight - where her mettle shone brightly. The train derailed and, at what seems in retrospect like the same milli-second, Hazel McCallion's mayoral status was fast-tracked to permanent."
Salute to Hazel McCallion Press Conference Jake Dheer. Published on Sep 24, 2014. Jake Dheer invites people to the Community Tribute celebrations for Hazel McCallion, Mississauga Mayor for 36 years.
Mayor's Annual Luncheon from SNAP North Mississauga, October 2014 Edition, p. 7. Photos and event by Jay Ward, Website code: pez9g6. Numerous photos including: Mayor McCallion and Sheldon Leiba, President of MBOT. "The Mississauga Board of Trade Mayor's Annual Luncheon was held on September 23 at the Mississauga Convention Centre. This was the final 'State of the City' address for current Mayor Hazel McCallion after 36 years in office ...
The keynote speaker, Mayor McCallion, took to the podium to discuss Mississauga's changing landscape and her view of future potential and direction for Canada's sixth largest city. The event was attended by the Board of Trade executive and its members, business executives, city councillors, mayoral candidates and other politicians."
Reverend Elvis and Daughter on a Mission of Peace from Newswire.ca. Mississauga, ON, Sept. 20, 2014 - "Reverend Elvis Bruce Sheasby and daughter Mary-Jane are flying from Calgary to Mississauga to sing 'You Are My Sunshine' to Mayor Hazel McCallion who is being honoured this Sunday [September 21, 2014] International Peace Day by Bruce's mother Dorothea Sheasby, the Canadian Registrar of World Citizens."
See also: Reverend Elvis and Daughter on a Mission of Peace from Gateway Gazette, 24 Sep 2014. Reverend Elvis Bruce Sheasby: "I feel like we're sort of kindred spirits as the Elvis in me, like the Hurricane in Hazel, likes to shake things up! I've always admired Hazel's tenacity and vision. Hazel supported my mother in making this Peace Stone become a reality and I think that both women are a testament to the reality that Peace can be hard work and usually comes with a price." See Photo of Peace Stone below.
Proper sendoff planned for Mayor McCallion at LAC next month from Mississauga News.
Mississauga Board of Trade to Host Mayor's Annual Luncheon - Hazel McCallion's Final State of City Address. Press Release, September 15, 2014. "For four decades, Mayor McCallion has been our city's number one ambassador and champion for business," says Sheldon Leiba, MBOT President. "The large, thriving and leading economic centre that Mississauga is today is a result of her leadership and commitment to creating a strong economic base." Mississauga Board of Trade (MBOT) will be hosting the 2014 Annual Mayor's Address Luncheon on Tuesday, September 23, 2014, 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., at Mississauga Convention Centre, sponsored by MNP LLP.
Mississauga Minor Hockey Associations to Celebrate Mayor Hazel McCallion. "The Mississauga Hockey League, Mississauga Girls Hockey League and Streetsville Hockey League will honour outgoing Mayor of Mississauga, Hazel McCallion, for her unwavering support for minor hockey in the community. On Saturday, November 29, 2014, the three associations will pay tribute to Mayor McCallion with a special ceremonial puck drop at the start of the MHL's annual Minor Novice Fun Day at Tomken Arena at 12 noon."
Mayor Hazel McCallion saying Fairwell at the Southside Shuffle 2014. YouTube video, 8:20 min. Published on Sep 8, 2014 by Dave Parry. "On September 7th, delivered a speech to a huge crowd at the Southside Shuffle Blues Festival in Port Credit Ontario Canada. At 94 years of age she has been Mayor of Mississauga for 36 years and is retiring November 30th 2014. Everyone will miss her presence and everyone wishes her a wonderful retirement."
Mississauga Transitway Phase 1. YouTube video, 1:52 min. Take a sneak peak of the Mississauga Transitway and hear from Mayor Hazel McCallion as we get set for service to start on Monday, November 17, 2014. The City of Mississauga is constructing Phase 1 of the Mississauga Transitway and four new stations at Central Parkway, Cawthra, Tomken and Dixie.
Mayor Hazel McCallion's 33rd Annual Charity Gala Golf Tournament on Thursday, September 4, 2014 at BraeBen Golf Course, Mississauga, Ontario, Canada, sponsored by Paramount Fine Foods. Message from Mayor Hazel McCallion: "Since this tournament started 32 years ago, more than $3 million has been raised to help more than 300 local charities, mostly organizations that provide support, encouragement and opportunities for children and youth in Mississauga ... Tournament founder John Rogers and Ron Lenyk have chaired the 33 tournaments between them with John leading the first 23 ... Being the mayor of Mississauga has been a privilege for me. Nothing has proven more rewarding than being able to provide financial assistance for the young people and charities of Mississauga because of the involvement of unselfish golfers and sponsors like you." (Broken link removed 25 June 2016).
● Mayor Hazel McCallion's 33rd Charity Golf Tournament. Posted on Facebook by Photo Booth GTA. Photos taken at BraeBen Golf Course, 5700 Terry Fox Way, Mississauga, ON L5V 2W2 Canada.
● It is with great regret to inform you that Ron Lenyk passed away on September 14, 2015. See Ron "Zenko" Lenyk, Obituary.
History lessons - a conversation with Hazel McCallion, Mayor, City of Mississauga. YouTube video, 20:06 min. Brian Lambie, President of Redbrick Communications, sits down for a conversation with Mississauga Mayor Hazel McCallion at the Association of Municipalities of Ontario's (AMO) Annual AGM and Conference in London, Ontario on August 19, 2014. Hear Hazel's thoughts as she looks back on her more than 40-year run in municipal politics.
Jim Tovey pays tribute to Mayor McCallion at the Waterfront Festival . "Hurricane". YouTube video: 6:06 min. Comment by Gord MacDonald: "Ata Boy Jim. You might put the politician into the rock n roller but you'll never get the rock n roller out of the politician. Still got the moves."?
How to sneak a photo op [with Mayor Hazel McCallion] without being noticed. YouTube video, 18 seconds.
Mayor Hazel McCallion at Grand Opening of Goodness Me! Mississauga - July 10, 2014. YouTube video, 2:32 min.
The Lunch: For Hazel McCallion, the campaign never stops. Article by Dakshana Bascaramurty, Globe and Mail. Published Friday, Jun. 27 2014, 5:36 PM EDT. "Ms. McCallion is the oldest mayor in Canada, possibly the oldest in the world (it's a difficult title to confirm: the Guinness Book of World Records traces heaviest and youngest mayor but not oldest) ...
Ms. McCallion usually disappoints those who ask after her diet - what secret elixir has warded off senility, which self-imposed restrictions have allowed her to work at the same pace she did half a century ago. She isn't on any medications, but takes iron supplements and fish oil caplets. She eats a lot of vegetables.
... retirement won't be dinner parties and gardening. Ms. McCallion said she plans to have an active public life, in which she wants to advocate for more power for municipalities. This fall, she's releasing her memoirs, co-written with Robert Brehl. "I'm not retiring to travel, I can tell you that," she says ...
The only leisure travel Ms. McCallion takes is for fishing trips ... Once, in Costa Rica, she caught a 110-pound sailfish."
McCallion makes final bow at Bread & Honey by Joseph Chin, Mississauga News, June 5, 2014. "Mayor Hazel McCallion ... leading the 2013 Bread & Honey Festival parade, appears at the popular event this weekend for the final time in an official capacity."
Mayor Hazel McCallion Interview Video. YouTube video, 21:30 min. Published on 15 May 2014 by TheRealEstateForums. "Interview with Mayor Hazel McCallion produced for the Land & Development Conference, May 13, 2014. Mayor Hazel McCallion first elected Mayor of Mississauga in 1978 and recognized as the longest serving Mayor in the City's history is serving her final term in office. She will discuss the evolution of Mississauga into the 6th largest city in Canada and the role that development played in reaching this notable achievement. We are honoured to give recognition and thanks to her enormous accomplishments and notable achievements in offices and to celebrate her remarkable contribution to public life."
Message from Mayor Hazel McCallion on Provincial Election. YouTube video, 2:06 min. Published on 14 May 2014 by City of Mississauga.
Mississauga Mayor Hazel McCallion Endorses Kathleen Wynne. YouTube video, 53 seconds. Published on 14 May 2014 by OntarioLiberalTV.
Mayor Hazel McCallion to write memoir by Dianne Rinehart Book Reporter, Published on Mon May 05 2014. "Mississauga Mayor Hazel McCallion will publish her memoirs this October. Hurricane Hazel: A Life with Purpose will be published by HarperCollins, just as the mayor steps down from her job after 36 years.
'People have been asking me for years to write my autobiography and with the onset of my retirement I thought the time was right for me to share my life experiences and the lessons I've learned,' the mayor said in a news release.
The 93-year-old, who before heading Mississauga's council was mayor of Streetsville (now part of Mississauga) in 1970, said she hopes her story 'will educate, entertain and inspire readers.'"
Mayor Hazel McCallion to Volunteers: "Thank you! Thank you!" April 2014. YouTube video, 1:24 min. Published on Apr 24, 2014 by sq1oac2. " Still working full-time at age 93, the humorous Mississauga Mayor Hazel McCallion gives a short speech at the 21st Annual Volunteer Recognition Event at Square One Older Adult Centre on April 22, 2014. She asks: "How many of you in the room are over 93? How many of you are working? Who's working?"
Tribute Dinner Raises $162,000, Pays Homage to Mayor Hazel McCallion. "More than 650 people raised over $162,000 while honouring Mayor Hazel McCallion at Community Living Mississauga's 30th annual Tribute Dinner on Thursday, March 27, 2014. The evening, themed "A Lifetime of Community Giving, Community Living", celebrated Mayor McCallion's contribution to the growth and development of Mississauga over the past four decades. 'This year marked the 30th anniversary of the Community Living Mississauga Foundation Tribute Dinner,' explained Jack A. Prazeres, Chair of the Tribute Dinner Planning Committee. 'To celebrate this milestone anniversary, it seemed obvious that we needed to honour the woman who has served as mayor during each and every one of those events.' The evening included remarks from Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne, John Tory as well as video greetings from former Premier Bill Davis."
Tribute Touches Those Who Actively Care. Mayor Hazel McCallion is honoured by Community Living Mississauga and spurs a record-setting fundraiser. Photos include: Didi and Ignat Kaneff, Honourary Co-Chairs, wth Tribute Dinner honouree, Mayor Hazel McCallion and Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne. Photography by Mike Douglas, March 27, 2014, Mississauga Life: Spirit of the City. "Amongst the many causes that Mississauga's legendary Mayor Hazel McCallion has consistently championed over the years are the Carassauga Festival of Cultures and Community Living Mississauga (CLM). On March 27, these two outstanding volunteer organizations joined forces to pay tribute to their long-time benefactor at CLM's 30th Annual Tribute Dinner. The Mayor was honoured for the third time in her 36 years in office, and the air of mixed feelings was evident. There was a humorous celebration of a lifetime of achievements at the highest civic level, and also regret for the approaching end of a historic era. Proceeds from the sold-out dinner and fundraiser will enable children and teens with intellectual disabilities to actively participate in a variety of summer camp programs offered throughout Mississauga ..."
Sweetheart Valentine's Party Featuring Mayor Hazel McCallion's Birthday from SNAP South Mississauga, March 2014
Photos and event by Bob Askin.
Mayor Hazel McCallion's
at Walden Circle
February 14, 2014
Mayor McCallion being interviewed
by CHCH, City TV, Global News
at Walden Circle, Feb. 14, 2014.
Mayor Hazel McCallion
driving away in MAYOR 1
Feb. 14, 2014. Photo by I Lee.
A Toast to Mayor Hazel McCallion on her 93rd Birthday 14 Feb. 2014. YouTube video, 5:33 min.
At 93, dynamic Hazel McCallion is one in a million by San Grewal, Urban Affairs Reporter, Published on Fri Feb 14 2014 in the Toronto Star. "Mississauga's mayor for 36 years keeps a schedule that would break most 30-year-olds ... Hazel McCallion runs Canada's sixth-largest city. She enjoys deep-sea fishing. She was out Spanish dancing the other night. And she drives herself around in a plug-in electric Chevrolet. She turns 93 Friday. The phrase 'one in a million' is usually used figuratively. When applied to McCallion it might be factually correct ...
She wakes up every day at about 5 a.m. After getting out of bed she does exercises - stretches and flexes her muscles. She has a bowl of cereal while reading reports and communications sent home by one of her assistants. Her back-to-back meetings and events start as early as 7 a.m. and go as late as midnight.
In a city of 750,000 residents, she reads every one of the dozens of emails and correspondence sent to her office every day."
Hazel McCallion - Bio, Facts, Family | Famous Birthdays - Hazel McCallion, Politician from FamousBirthdays.com. Hazel McCallion Is a Member of: Famous Canadians, Famous Aquarius (February 14 Birthdays), Famous Politicians, Famous Hazels.
Mississauga's people will be her lasting legacy: Hazel McCallion by Shawn Jeffords, Toronto Sun, First posted: Saturday, February 08, 2014 08:00 PM EST. "I'm a people's mayor. That's what I ran on. I ran on the platform of people's mayor and I've tried to fulfill that throughout the years. My legacy is to build a city for the people."
Rob Ford and Hazel McCallion Split-Screen GTA Mayor's Ice Storm Press Conference. YouTube video, 17:44 min. Published on Jan 17, 2014 by MISSISSAUGAWATCH. Splitscreen: Cam 2 Rob Ford. Cam 1 Hazel McCallion.
Mayor Hazel McCallion reflects on achievements as she hosts her final New Year levee by David Paterson, Mississauga News, January 2, 2014. "Hazel McCallion meets citizens at her 35th New Year's levee, which was held in the council chambers at City Hall" ~ Staff photo by David Paterson. "McCallion has said she will retire after the municipal elections in October, bringing the curtain down on an astonishing career and an entire era in Mississauga politics.
McCallion's arrival was sounded by a bagpiper and, as she entered the hall past an honour guard from the Knights of Columbus, she was greeted with enthusiastic applause from a crowd that numbered several hundred.
They had come to shake hands and share a few words with the woman who, in her 35 years as mayor, has become not only the face but also the matriarch of Mississauga ...
The mayor then recounted some of the achievements of the past four decades, ranging from the building of local libraries and community facilities to the opening of the Living Arts Centre and the Central Library ... regardless of who wears the mayor's chain at next year's levee, McCallion will be one tough act to follow."
Hazel McCallion (almost 93) skates at 2014 Mayor's New Year's Levee. YouTube video, 2:07 min.
Hazel McCallion awarded $170,000 in dismissed conflict case by San Grewal, Urban Affairs Reporter, Published on Thu Oct 24 2013 in the Toronto Star.
Who's After Hazel McCallion? By Ashley Newport on October 16, 2013. "Hazel McCallion's reign hasn't been problem-free, but it hasn't exactly been wrought with controversy either.
She was first elected mayor in November of 1978 (before some of you fine readers were even born!) and has held onto her suburban throne in every election since. Known for her strong fiscal management (she kept the city debt-free for decades), the iconic mayor is not merely the city's leader - she's a central part of its identity.
Restaurateurs who have met her have her picture hanging in their restos. Event organizers fall all over themselves trying to get her attend their shindigs ...
Her longevity has, in a way, given her some immunity from criticism ...
Ultimately, it'll be a tough transition for the city's future mayor. The new leader will have to, rightly or wrongly, come to bear the blame for some of Hazel's short sightedness regarding infrastructure. He or she will also have to win over a city that so loves its geriatric mayor that it has voted to keep her in power for over 30 years ..."
AVRO-Arrow - Mayor Hazel McCallion's speech welcoming the Arrow Home (Sept 28, 2013). YouTube video, 10:02 min. Published on Sep 29, 2013 by MISSISSAUGAWATCH. Split-screen video of Hazel McCallion's address at Mississauga Doors Open opening ceremony, September 28, 2013. Includes footage from CBC Archives: Avro Arrow's Maiden Flight, 1958.
Where Does Hazel Fit In with the Big City Mayors? by Ashley Newport, August 18, 2013. Newport compares the mayors and lists misdeeds of each mayor, if any.
● 1. Toronto - Population of 2.615 million, Mayor: Rob Ford.
● 2. Montreal - Population of 1.649 million, Mayor: Currently Laurent Blanchard, formerly Michael Applebaum.
● 3. Calgary - Population of 1.096 million, Mayor: Naheed Nenshi.
● 4. Ottawa - Population 883,391, Mayor: Jim Watson.
● 5. Edmonton - Population of 821,201, Mayor: Stephen Mandel.
● 6. Mississauga - Population of 713,443, Mayor: Hazel McCallion (or Hurricane Hazel or Madam Mayor or, just simply, Hazel). "... Hazel is an icon ... she's presided over a growing city, quite successfully, for over three decades. What was once a clump of houses around a mall is now a semi-urban space with condos, an art gallery, several mini-downtown areas and a city square with a jumbotron...
At this point, Hazel will leave office when Hazel is good and ready. She may not be as entertaining as Rob Ford, but she's got staying power (and bobbleheads)."
FORD SAVES HAZEL! Rob Ford Saves Hazel McCallion On Fishing Trip!. YouTube video, 2:38 min. Published on Aug 17, 2013 by MississaugaWatch. "SLOW MOTION of original video 27.52% normal speed. Music by THE WHO. Original video "Hazel McCallion lands the big one as Rob Ford and Italo Labignan cheer her on." See video below.
Hazel McCallion lands the big one as Rob Ford and Italo Labignan cheer her on. YouTube video, 1:03 min. Published on Aug 16, 2013 by ItaloLabignan. "Hazel McCallion, Rob Ford, Julian Fantino, Walter Oster, and Italo Labignan enjoy the day on the water when Hazel lands a HUGE Salmon!"
Rob Ford, Hazel McCallion go fishing. Hilarity, a kiss and a massive salmon ensue by Megan O'Toole, National Post, August 16, 2013. Photos: Rob Ford helps Hazel McCallion reel the fish in; Ford gives McCallion a celebratory peck on the cheek; the duo pose with the fish. "It took two mayors from the GTA's two largest municipalities Thursday to reel in the catch of the day: a massive, 16-pound salmon that threatened to drag Mississauga's 92-year-old chief magistrate overboard. Mississauga Mayor Hazel McCallion and Toronto Mayor Rob Ford teamed up at the day-long Great Ontario Salmon Derby near Port Credit, eventually pulling in a massive chinook - but not before the fish put up a formidable fight."<1Jul2013-->
Mississauga Mayor Hazel McCallion did not violate conflict of interest law: judge by Vidya Kauri, The Globe and Mail, Published Friday, Jun. 14 2013, 6:20 AM EDT. "Mississauga Mayor Hazel McCallion has been found not guilty of violating a conflict of interest law in a case that involved her son's development proposal for a downtown hotel.
Superior Court Justice John Sproat, in a ruling Friday, dismissed an application by Elias Hazineh, who alleged Ms. McCallion broke the law in September, 2007, when she seconded a motion and voted for an amendment to a new by-law raising development fees."
Hazel McCallion: I'm aiming for 100 by David Paterson, Mississauga News. April 28, 2013. "Hazel McCallion was in ruminative mood at a belated birthday party thrown in her honour on Sunday, telling the 150 or so guests, "I'm hoping to maybe live to be 100, but you never know."
ULI Toronto Fireside Chat with Mayor Hazel McCalliono. YouTube video, 1 hr. 29:10 min. Published on Feb 28, 2013 by Urban Land Institute Toronto. "Hazel McCallion was elected Mayor of Mississauga in 1978 and is currently serving her 12th term. She has been recognized numerous times for her contributions to public service and was inducted as a Member of the Order of Canada in 2005, honoured with a Lifetime Achievement Award by the Mississauga Board of Trade in April 2010 and in June 2010, was conferred with the Honorary Doctor of Laws degree by the University of Toronto. In addition, the Hazel McCallion Senior Public School, the Hazel McCallion Academic Learning Centre at the University of Toronto at Mississauga and the Hazel McCallion Campus of Sheridan College has been named in her honour.
As the new Chief Planner of the City of Toronto, Jennifer Keesmaat is facing issues of growth and downtown development similar to Mississauga, yet on a different scale. Her experiences as a partner at the Toronto-based integrated design firm DIALOG, where she worked with many mid-sized cities to develop downtown, cultural and strategic plans before accepting the position of Chief Planner in September 2012, make her ideally suited for the challenge.
Join us as Jennifer sits down with Hazel McCallion to discuss the mayor's career, her challenges and successes in city building, development and leadership, and her life lessons for the next generation."
Hazel McCallion - Who says I'm too old? from The Mark of a Leader: The Stories We Tell - themarkofaleader.com.
Hazel McCallion Campus - Mississauga | Sheridan. YouTube video, 2:06 min. Published on Sep 13, 2012 by Sheridan College. Information about Sheridan's new Hazel McCallion HMC - Mississauga Campus!
Mayor Hazel McCallion speech at MuslimFest 2012. YouTube video, 4:09 min. Published on 10 Sep 2012 by sq1oac2. "But remember one thing ... Thank God for the many blessings that have been bestowed upon all the people in this great country of Canada. We have a situation far better than any country in the world - appreciate it, respect it, and support it." Mississauga's 91-year-old Mayor Hazel McCallion speaks to attendees of MuslimFest held at Mississauga Celebration Square, 300 City Centre Drive, Mississauga Ontario Canada, 1 September 2012.
Hazel's Walk by Lesley, 11 July 2012. "Hazel's Walk is a curved path that runs along the cityside of the mall at Duke of York Blvd and is dedicated to and named for the Mayor on her 80th birthday. She is the longest serving mayor, having been elected in 1978, though she has said that she will not run in the next election in 2014, by which point she will be 93 years young!"
Canada Day Mississauga Mayor Hazel McCallion. YouTube video, 0:27 min. Published on July 3, 2012 by travler2008. "Port Credit (Mississauga) Ontario Paint the Town Red Canada Day Parade with Grand Marshals Mayor Hazel McCallion and Canadian Football Hall of Fame's Chuck Ealey. At the start of the parade, and to the delight of the crowd, Mississauga's 91-year-old Madam Mayor elected to walk the route along Lakeshore Road East in Port Credit."
Mississauga - 1989 vs NOW. YouTube video, 14:16 min. Published on April 30, 2012 by STORECAST. "Oh how things have changed!" Driving south on Hurontario Street, from Brittania Road to Lakeshore Road in Mississauga, Ontario, Canada. Mississauga: Then and Now, Before and After. Music: "Now We Are Free" by Lisa Gerrard. Keywords: Mississauga, Mississauga Celebration Square, Brampton, Toronto, Hurontario, Dundas Street, Burnhamthorpe, Square One, Brittania Road, Matheson Street, Peel, Peel Region, GTA, Greater Toronto Area, Ontario, Canada, Lisa Gerrard, Gavin Greenaway, The Lyndhurst Orchestra, Bruce Fowler, Yvonne S. Moriarty, Walt Fowler, Ladd McIntosh, Elizabeth Finch, Jack Smalley & Hans Zimmer.
FUNNY CLIP: Mayor Hazel McCallion and Ashley Leggat at COUNT ME IN in 2012. YouTube video, 0:43 min. "Published on Jun 19, 2014. Hands down one of our all-time favourite Count Me In memories!"
History of Mississauga Count Me In: "Councillor Ron Starr spoke to a conference that was organized by teenagers called Count Me In at the Living Arts Centre." (Re: April 17, 2012 Count Me In Annual Conference held in Mississauga). ~ From City of Mississauga, Council Meeting Minutes, May 2, 2012. Council Chamber, 2nd Floor, Civic Centre, 300 City Centre Drive, Mississauga, Ontario L5B 3C1. Mayor Hazel McCallion (Arrived at 9:16 am).
Happy 91st Birthday (2012)
Mayor Hazel McCallion of Mississauga. YouTube video, 1:21 min. Videotaped by I Lee at Port Credit Residences, Retirement Living by the Lake, in Mississauga ON Canada. Children from Riverside Public School Choir sing "Happy Birthday Dear Mayor" on her 91st birthday on Valentine's Day, February 14, 2012.
Mayor Hazel McCallion's impromptu speech on her 91st birthday. YouTube video, 3:00 min. Uploaded on Feb 16, 2012 by sq1oac2. Linda Tittel to 'Hurricane Hazel': "You are a true inspiration to any one at any age." Mayor's birthday celebration held at Port Credit Retirement Residences on 14 February 2012.
Video and information from Hazel McCallion marks Valentine's Day with 91st birthday by Erin Criger and Ashleigh Smollet, CityNews.ca, February 14, 2012.
"Hurricane" Hazel McCallion turns 91 years old Tuesday Video from CityTV, February 2012.
"Not only is Tuesday Valentine's Day, it's also Mississauga Mayor Hazel McCallion's 91st birthday. But the mayor isn't slowing down. She says her day runs from 5:30 a.m. until 11 p.m. 'I haven't changed my agenda in any way. Unless illness affects me, I will give the citizens the full time,' she told CityNews reporter Francis D'Souza.
McCallion, who has been mayor since 1978, won her 12th term in 2010, and insists this is her last turn at the helm of the city. She's been the mayor of Mississauga for 33 years and will be 94 years old at the end of the term. Under her leadership, Mississauga became the third largest city in Ontario and the sixth largest in Canada, with a population of 734,000. 2012 will mark the first year the city has to borrow money - Mississauga is set to upgrade all traffic lights to LED lights in a $38 million project. The last few years of McCallion's reign have been rocky.
In 2009, a conflict of interest inquiry was launched into a land deal involving the mayor and her son. Peter McCallion, a real estate agent in a deal between World Class Developments and the city to build a high-end hotel and convention centre near Mississauga city hall, testified he wasn't aware he was a part owner of WCD. He stood to benefit financially from the $14.4-million plan.
In the end, an inquiry found McCallion intervened in the land deal on numerous occasions, including after the co-owners terminated the deal. The Mayor attempted to have the litigation settled. The last couple of years have been very difficult because of the controversy in the city ... I regret in the regard that it turned out the way it did, but all I did was assist in getting the land sold ... That was the only role I did. That didn't mean it was going to get approved by the city,' said McCallion. But despite the scandal, McCallion recently topped a list of Canada's most popular mayors with a 78 per cent approval rating."
Canadian women's ice hockey history: Hazel McCallion from Wikipedia. "Hazel McCallion is well known in Canada for her love of hockey. She played for a professional women's team while attending school in Montreal ... She played with her two sisters and was a forward on their team. McCallion later played hockey for $5 a game in the city of Montreal ... she was a board member of the Ontario Women's Hockey League, and was instrumental in getting the Hershey Centre built for the city of Mississauga. McCallion provided assistance for Don Cherry's group to bring an Ontario Hockey League franchise to the city in 1998, and she was instrumental in bringing the IIHF Women's World Hockey Championships to the city in 2000."
Hazel McCallion and the Beach Boys. YouTube video, 2:22 min. Uploaded on Nov 22, 2011 by Ron Duquette. Hazel McCallion causing Pandemonium at the Beach Boys Concert. "On Saturday, November 19, 2011, the 25th Annual Mayor's Gala, a black tie fundraiser for the arts in Mississuga, Ontario, Canada featured the Beach Boys in Concert ... during their curtain call playing their hit 'Fun, Fun, Fun', as 800 beach balls descended from the ceiling, an exuberant 90-year old Mayor Hazel McCallion gets caught up in the excitement."
Mississauga Mayor Hazel McCallion Supports Ontario Gang Investigators Association. YouTube video, 8:58 min. Uploaded on Nov 18, 2011 by NoToGangs.org. City of Mississauga Mayor Hazel McCallion addresses 330 delegates of law enforcement at the 10th Annual Gang and Organized Crime Professional Development Conference November 17, 2011 in support of Ontario Gang Investigators Association at Delta Meadowvale Hotel, Mississauga, Ontario Canada.
On Hazel's Watch. Words by Mike Douglas, Mississauga Life, Spirit of the City. "It's the day after the latest provincial election (held on October 6, 2011), and I've got Mayor Hazel McCallion on the phone. I [Mike Douglas] was interested in her reaction to the election, voters' concerns, and her insights as to the impact the results might have on our city. 'The increasing cost of hydro and the burden of HST were the issues I heard from constituents in coffee shops around Mississauga,' says McCallion. 'People are concerned about the huge hydro debt. We, as a city, have got to deal with debt ... Property tax is our (municipality's) only source of revenue and is intended for the care and keeping of property, not for other needs.' On Hazel's watch, political support will be given to the premier for as long as his actions benefit municipalities."
Secret to Political Success: 90 Year Old Mayor Hurricane Hazel McCallion, Republican Huckabee Show. YouTube video, 6:17 min. Uploaded on May 3, 2011. Mike Huckabee show courtesy, mayor of Mississauga, legendary Hurricane Hazel, Canada, interview, politics, municipal, government, economy, healthy active living, inspiration US.
True grit: "Hurricane" Hazel McCallion's last hurrah after 33 years as the mayor of Mississauga by Katrina Onstad / Photographs by Naomi Harris, Toronto Life. Published April 5, 2011. "One Saturday morning, I watch her at the Clarkson Arena, where she opens the Minor PeeWee "A" Friendship tournament. On a red carpet at the edge of the rink, a woman from the hockey association introduces McCallion: 'She'll be 90 on February 14, she's been the mayor since 1978, and she has a popularity rating of 190 per cent!'"
Hazel McCallion: The Mother, The Woman, The Mayor. YouTube video: 6:07 min. Uploaded on Mar 24, 2011. Interview by Soha Dokainish for WUM Magazine.
Sheridan Names New Campus in Honour of Mayor McCallion. March 17, 2011. "Sheridan College will name its new Mississauga Campus in honour of Mayor Hazel McCallion. The news was announced at a 90th birthday celebration for the Mayor held on February 12 at the Mississauga Convention Centre. In making the announcement, Sheridan President and CEO, Jeff Zabudsky, noted the tremendous impact Mayor McCallion has had on the city and the college. "It's in large part thanks to her vision and determination that we will open a brand new campus in the heart of Mississauga's city centre this fall," he said. The Hazel McCallion Campus of Sheridan College will open its doors in September in the City Centre."
Mayor Hazel McCallion's 90th Birthday -- Lorna Dueck - 1/2. YouTube video, 8:29 min. Uploaded on Feb 24, 2011. Ron Mainse speaks with Lorna Dueck about Mayor Hazel McCallion's 90th Birthday as well as other stories she is focusing on as Executive Producer & Host of Listen Up TV. ; http://www.listenuptv.com ; Facebook: Lorna Dueck.
Mayor McCallion gets flash mobbed. Article by Katherine Luczynski on February 14, 2011. "On February 9, UTM students, faculty, and staff gathered in the lobby outside the RAWC to surprise the mayor of Mississauga, Hazel McCallion, with a birthday surprise. McCallion, who was born in Port Daniel, Qué bec in 1921, celebrates her 90th birthday on February 14."
Sheridan names new campus in honour of Mayor McCallion. News release 13 Feb 2011. "Sheridan College will name its new Mississauga Campus in honour of Mayor Hazel McCallion. The news was announced last night [13 Feb 2011] by Sheridan President and CEO, Jeff Zabudsky, at a 90th birthday celebration for McCallion held at the Mississauga Convention Centre."
"In making the announcement, Dr. Zabudsky noted the tremendous impact Mayor McCallion has had on the city, and the college. 'It's in large part thanks to her vision and determination that we will open a brand new campus in the heart of Mississauga's city centre this fall," he said. The Hazel McCallion Campus of Sheridan College will open its doors in September . Located at 4180 Duke of York Boulevard, the campus will offer postsecondary and postgraduate business programs, as well as programs and services for newcomers to Canada."
Hazel McCallion oversaw Mississauga's transformation from rural to urban by Katie Daubs, Staff Reporter, Toronto Star, February 12, 2011. "By the time she became mayor of the fledgling city of Mississauga in 1978 ... it would be McCallion who would steer their transformation into a metropolis ... After three decades at the helm, the greatest mark McCallion would leave on the city ... would be herself."
Hazel McCallion Through the Years from insauga.com. "Hazel McCallion, Mississauga's larger-than-life mayor for 36 years, was first elected Mayor in November 1978. She was acclaimed in 1980, re-elected in 1982 and 1985, acclaimed again in 1988 and re-elected in 1991, 1994, 1997, 2000, 2003, 2006 and 2010. Mayor McCallion retired from office in November 2014."
Birthday surprise for Mississauga Mayor Hazel McCallion at the University of Toronto Mississauga. YouTube video, 5:01 min. "On February 9, 2011, amidst a huge crowd, the U of T Mississauga Choir performed Baba Yetu as a surprise for Mississauga Mayor Hazel McCallion's 90th birthday. The song is from composer Christopher Tin's classical/world fusion album 'Calling All Dawns', which has been nominated for two Grammys. The lyrics are in Swahili, one of the official languages of Tanzania, where 'Hazel's Hope' - an initiative through World Vision Canada - helps children affected by HIV/AIDS."
Birthday surprise for Mississauga Mayor Hazel McCallion at the University of Toronto Mississauga. YouTube video, 5:01 min. Uploaded on Feb 11, 2011. On February 9, 2011, amidst a huge crowd, the U of T Mississauga Choir performed Baba Yetu as a surprise for Mississauga Mayor Hazel McCallion's 90th birthday. The song is from composer Christopher Tin's classical/world fusion album 'Calling All Dawns', which has been nominated for two Grammys. The lyrics are in Swahili, one of the official languages of Tanzania, where "Hazel's Hope"--an initiative through World Vision Canada--helps children affected by HIV/AIDS. (http://www.christophertin.com/) (www.utm.utoronto.ca) (/www.utmtv.ca/).
Mississauga Mayor Hazel McCallion on CNN. YouTube video, 3:57min. Uploaded on Jan 11, 2011. While in town for the June 26-27 2010 G20 summit, Toronto-raised CNN host Ali Velshi profiled Her Worship Hazel McCallion of neighbouring Mississauga, the longest-serving mayor in North America, and one of the longest worldwide. Mississauga until recently was one of the only debt-free cities in North America, due largely to the efforts of Hazel.
Timeline: Life of a legend by Michael Posner, The Globe and Mail. Published Sep. 09, 2010. Last updated Aug. 23, 2012.
"Feb. 14, 1921: Hazel Journeaux is born in Port Daniel on the Gaspé coast of Quebec, the youngest of five children of a fishing-store owner and a homemaker. The family descends from Huguenots who fled religious persecution in France ...
Nov. 10, 1979: A CP train derails in Mississauga spilling toxic chemicals. Ms. McCallion wins kudos for her management of the orderly evacuation of 220,000 people - no loss of life or serious injuries ...
2005: Ms. McCallion ranks second in an international mayor poll, behind only Dora Bakoyannis of Athens ..."
Hazel McCallion: Hurricane Hazel will run for re-election one last time by Adrian Morrow, The Globe and Mail. Published Sep. 08, 2010. Last updated Aug. 23, 2012. "... At a raucous afternoon press conference that had the feel of a campaign rally, the octogenarian mayor's supporters packed the front room of the Kinsmen Hall in Streetsville, erupting in cheers as she strode in, greeted the media and announced that she would seek a 12th and final term on Oct. 25 ..."
Mississauga Mayor Hazel McCallion Speech Part I at Amacon Mississauga Rotary Ribfest 16 July 2010. YouTube video, 0:39 min.
Mississauga Mayor Hazel McCallion Speech Part II at Amacon Mississauga Rotary Ribfest 16 July 2010. YouTube video, 1:00 min.
Original videos by sq1oac, also republished by Rotary District 7080, Dec 9, 2010.
Hazel mccallion quotes - an album on Flickr. Quotes from Hazel McCallion, verifiable on either videotape or audio.
Another Feather for Her Cap. U of T awards Mississauga mayor Hazel McCallion an honorary degree, by Staff. Summer 2010.
Her Worship Hazel McCallion - Honorary Degree Ceremony. Includes photos. Order of Ceremony includes: "The Chancellor will confer the degree of Doctor of Laws (LL.D.), honoris causa, upon: HAZEL MCCALLION who will be hooded by Professor Ulli Krull, Vice-Principal, Research, University of Toronto Mississauga. Address: Dr. Hazel McCallion will address Convocation."
Mayor Hazel McCallion to receive honorary degree from University of Toronto. Posted on June 2, 2010. TORONTO, ON. - "The University of Toronto will honour Mayor Hazel McCallion, Mississauga's longest serving Mayor, on Monday, June 7, 2010 at 9:30 a.m. with an honorary doctor of laws (LL.D.) in recognition of her remarkable contributions to public life.
Hazel McCallion was first elected Mayor of Mississauga in November 1978, and has served as Mayor for more than 32 years. During that time, she has led the transformation of the erstwhile suburbs and small towns on the outskirts of Toronto into Mississauga, Canada's 6th largest city. Under the Mayor's guidance, Mississauga has been praised for its strong economy, thriving multiculturalism, and excellent recreational, cultural, and educational facilities. Her achievements have brought the Mayor and her city international acclaim and she is past chair the World Health Organization's Symposiums on Healthy Cities.
At the age of 89, Hazel McCallion continues to inspire and motivate. She is a tireless supporter of World Vision through her 'Hazel's Hope' charity for children affected by HIV/AIDS in Africa."
Business Leaders Honoured at Gala. Best in the business.
The Mississauga Board of Trade honoured outgoing Chair Ellen McGregor and Mayor Hazel McCallion at last night's gala at the Mississauga Convention Centre, April 15, 2010. Here [photo], Chair Syd Martin (left) and MBOT President CEO Sheldon Leiba made the presentations. "... the MBOT also presented a Lifetime Business Achievement Award to Mayor Hazel McCallion. 'The city is a corporation and the city has been debt-free year after year after year ... it's the envy of any CEO,' said McGregor, referring to the business example McCallion has set as mayor.
During the past year, McCallion has helped businesses survive the recession by rallying support and awareness from provincial and federal government, and by establishing a series of meetings to address the concerns of businesses in Mississauga.
During her acceptance speech, McCallion challenged businesses to hire at least two high school or university students to combat the rising unemployment rates among young adults. 'It's so important to put our young people to work and give them some hope for the future,' said McCallion."
McCallion lends voice to peace by Radhika Panjwani, Mississauga News, 16 Feb 2010. "Peace has to start with each individual, as well as the community before it spreads throughout the world," said McCallion. "I would be happy to join Mayors for Peace because this is what we pray for and hope for."
MBOT to honour McCallion by Louie Rosella, Mississauga News. "Mississauga Board of Trade (MBOT) will go green at its 2010 Chair's Gala, taking place April 15 at Mississauga Convention Centre ... The gala will also mark the second presentation of the board's Lifetime Business Achievement Award to Mayor Hazel McCallion."
Her Worship: Hazel McCallion and the Development of Mississauga by Tom Urbaniak. This is a preview of the book published by University of Toronto Press in 2009, with limited pages displayed here.
Peace stone unveiling emotional by Julie Slack, Mississauga News, 21 Sep 2009. "A new Peace Stone monument was unveiled Monday - International Peace Day - in Richard's Memorial Park.
In an emotional unveiling this morning, a Mississauga woman who worked tirelessly to have a peace stone erected in the city saw her dream come true.
For more than 10 years, Dorothea Sheasby, registrar of the Canadian chapter of the Registry of World Citizens, has been asking City Council for a sculpture to be erected that would give residents a place to ponder and meditate over world peace ...
Mayor Hazel McCallion and Sheasby unveiled the oval, sculpted marble stone, which is about five feet high, and reads 'Planet Earth is our Home, Humanity is our Family.' ...
McCallion called for peace to begin at the grassroots level. 'We can talk about peace in the world ... we can talk about peace in Ontario, but let's get down to peace in Mississauga,' she said. 'Peace amongst neighbours.'
Peace Stone 21 Sep 2009
Peace Stone 27 Sep 2016
Peace Stone Unveiled
by Mayor Hazel McCallion
Richard's Memorial Park
21 Sep 2009
Photo credits: Traditional Cut Stone Ltd.
Peace Stone Unveiled
by Mayor Hazel McCallion
Richard's Memorial Park
21 Sep 2009
Photo by I Lee, 27 Sep 2016.
Hazel McCallion. YouTube video, 6:06 min. Equal Voice - Experiences. Uploaded on Aug 12, 2009.
15 Million Ways to Say "I Heart Hazel". News Release, Mississauga ON, 26 Jun 2009. "Million dollar bequest helps Trillium Health Centre Foundation successfully complete campaign in support of the Hazel McCallion Centre for Heart Health. Trillium Health Centre Foundation today announced that thanks to a community effort, led by ten Cardiac Champions, its campaign to raise $15 million to support local cardiac care has met its goal.
A surprise million dollar bequest from a long-time supporter of the Health Centre capped off the effort that began 15 months ago by community leader and philanthropist Fred Ketchen who pledged the first million. The "I Heart Hazel" campaign challenged the community to demonstrate their love, appreciation and respect for Mayor McCallion by making a donation in her honour to the Hazel McCallion Centre for Heart Health at Trillium.
'We are so appreciative of the many donations, large and small, that helped us pay tribute to Mayor McCallion - someone who has been at the heart of the community for decades,' says Kim Warburton, chair, Trillium Health Centre Foundation. 'The funds raised from our community also ensure that we can continue to provide advanced cardiac care that will save more lives and keep more hearts healthy.'
A Heartfelt Thanks from Mayor Hazel McCallion:
"Generosity and community spirit have always been hallmarks of our community.
How proud I am to see our citizens once again donate with open hearts to create a lasting legacy to serve the people of Mississauga, west Toronto and surrounding communities - the Hazel McCallion Centre for Heart Health at Trillium Health Centre!
Despite the challenging economic times the community, led by a group of home-grown and home-proud Cardiac Champions, helped us to realize our goal of raising $15 million to advance cardiac diagnostics, treatment, surgery and rehabilitation right here at home.
Thanks to you, more lives will be saved and more hearts will be healthy ...
As an honorary 'Doctor of Hearts', I thank you from the bottom of mine for helping us to succeed. ~ Mayor Hazel McCallion."
RMR: Welcome to Mississauga. Out and about in the City of Mississauga with Mayor Hazel McCallion. YouTube video, 6:31 min. Uploaded on Feb 26, 2009 by Rick Mercer Report. Rick Mercer asks the 88 year old mayor, "You have outlasted 8 prime ministers ... Why haven't you retired? ... Hazel, what's your approval rating? Answes: 92% of the vote."
TheStar.com talks to Mississauga mayor Hazel McCallion. YouTube video: 3:30 min. Uploaded on Dec 31, 2008. In a year-end interview, Mississauga mayor Hazel McCallion talks candidly about her successes, her failures and her plans for the future. Check thestar.com for more news and information.
Mayor Hazel "The Hurricane" McCallion". YouTube video, 0:48 min. Uploaded on Nov 28, 2008 by Digital Dream Photo, Video, DJ & Photo Booth. Mayor Hazel McCallion support Women's Boxing and CESBA - She's in our corner. Watch Hazel box with red gloves, for fun.
Mayor McCallion Bikes to Work. YouTube video, 2:08 min. Uploaded on Sep 30, 2008. 87 year old Mississauga Mayor Hazel McCallion set an example for all citizens by biking to work on International Car Free Day, September 2008. A 7km bike ride from Streetsville to City Hall.
Dinner tickets available for McCallion golf event. "Most people are familiar with all the good work accomplished thanks to money raised at the Hazel McCallion Charity Golf Tournament since its inception 25 years ago ... This year's tournament tees off tomorrow [September 13, 2007] at Lionhead Golf and Country Club and there are a slew of great items up for auction. Last year's event raised in excess of $90,000. The Mississauga News' publisher Ron Lenyk will act as the official auctioneer and help bring in the bids on the items generously donated by the community."
Information from Hockey Canada Honours Hazel by John Stewart, May 28, 2007.
"After 80 years playing and supporting the game she loves, Mayor Hazel McCallion has been honoured for her contributions by Hockey Canada. The 86-year-old mayor accepted the Female Hockey Breakthrough Award in Winnipeg recently.
"The game of hockey has come a long way since I first started playing," McCallion said after accepting the award. "Hockey Canada has done a great service in leading both men and women's hockey, and creating a positive environment for everyone to get involved."
As a young woman, McCallion played regularly in female hockey leagues in Montreal. She was instrumental in having the Hershey Centre built in Mississauga and attracting an Ontario Hockey League franchise. McCallion has also been a long-time champion of women's hockey. She has maintained a quarter-century association with the Ontario Women's Hockey League and was the honourary chair of the Women's World Hockey Tournaments in 1987, 1997 and 2000. Some world championship games were played in Mississauga.
Hockey Canada's Female Hockey Council recognizes an individual each year for their outstanding leadership, contribution, development and advancement of female hockey in Canada. Nominated by the branch office in Calgary, McCallion was recognized for her, 'invaluable contribution to Canada's national winter game.'"
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Hazel McCallion. YouTube video, 4:04 min. Uploaded on Sep 12, 2006 by Peter Wall. A profile of Hazel McCallion.
BraeBen Golf Course is located at 5700 Terry Fox Way, Mississauga ON L5V 2W2 Canada
Info from GolfNow.com: "The public, par 72 Championship Course features 18 challenging holes and totals 6,415 yards from the back tees. Set amongst dramatic landforms, the wind swept course features tall grasses, pristine fairways, greens and tees, with challenging pot bunkers - all reminiscent of golf's early beginnings.
Borrowing from this heritage, the name of the course - 'BraeBen' - is Gaelic for 'slope' and 'mountain or hill'. The elevated playing surface ensures that wind will be a factor most days - just like the challenging conditions found in the highlands of Scotland."
Hazel McCallion's Annual Charity Golf Tournament. In September 2014, Mayor Hazel McCallion thanks "Jim Holmes and his staff at Derrydale Golf Club; Credit Valley Golf and Country Club; Iggy Kaneff and Lionhead Golf and Country Club; and the staff of the City-owned BraeBen Golf and Country Club - all courses at which the tournament has been hosted throughout the years." Note: Old website at hazelscharitygolf.com no longer exists, 11Aug16.
The Governor General of Canada: His Excellency the Right Honourable David Johnston. Order of Canada Citation for Hazel McCallion, C.M. Mississauga, Ontario [Canada]. Member of the Order of Canada. Awarded on June 29, 2005; Invested on November 18, 2005.
"Hazel McCallion's commitment and dedication to the people of Mississauga have made her one of Canada's best known and longest serving mayors. She has taken on leadership roles within many municipal government organizations, such as the Greater Toronto Area Mayors' Committee. Resolute in her commitment to improving the quality of life of her fellow citizens, she has also served as chair of the World Health Organization symposia on healthy cities. In addition, her annual charity golf tournament has helped to raise funds for a myriad of local, provincial and national organizations."
Information from World Mayor: Profile of Hazel McCallion, Mayor of Mississauga, Canada by Andrew Stevens, Political Editor.
Information from World Mayor: Hazel McCallion interviewed by an international audience.
"From Susan B., Mississauga
Question: What do you regard as your greatest achievement?
Mayor McCallion replies: I have been blessed to have many achievements throughout my career but probably the one I am most proud of is having my vision of what the City would become made a reality. I had an image that Mississauga would grow from a small bedroom community into one of the most vibrant cities in our country and seeing Mississauga become the third largest city in Ontario and the sixth largest in Canada has surpassed my expectations ..."
Hazel McCallion, Mayor of Mississauga, Canada. Profile of Mayor Hazel McCallion by Andrew Stevens, Political Editor, 2005 Project. "Though a separate municipal concern, the Canadian city of Mississauga has long had to exist within the shadow of its larger neighbour Toronto and has since been absorbed into its metropolitan sprawl. It is content to regard itself as part of the Greater Toronto Area however, one of the fastest-growing regions of North America with five million inhabitants, of which 700,000 reside in Mississauga itself.
Where the city is able to assert itself in regional politics is through its mayor, 'Hurricane' Hazel McCallion, who has won every mayoral election contested since 1978. Even at 84 years old she shows little sign of withdrawing from Canadian politics, gaining re-election in 2003 and receiving the Order of Canada in 2005 as well as being runner-up in World Mayor 2005. She is the longest serving mayor in Canada and has kept the city debt-free since her first term of office."
Mississauga Mayor McCallion: We run our city like a business by Tann vom Hove, Editor, citymayors.com, 1 February 2004. "... Hazel McCallion is a committed follower of a pay-as-you-go philosophy and, in 1991, she became the first mayor of a major Canadian city to submit an annual operating budget to its residents for their input and scrutiny. Internationally, the Mayor received Germany's Cross of the Order of Merit for her role in bringing German companies to Canada ..."
Hazel McCallion, Mayor of Mississauga. Article from citymayaors.com, 16 November 2003. "On 11 November 2003, Hazel McCallion started her 10th term as Mayor of Mississauga, Ontario ... Mayor McCallion has played a leading role for women in politics. She is the first woman to hold such significant positions as President of the Streetsville and District Chamber of Commerce; President of the Anglican Young Peoples' Association of Canada; Mayor of Streetsville and Mayor of Mississauga. She was chosen one of the 'American Women of the Year' in Who's Who of American Women (which refers to North American women) ..."
Information from Hockey Hall of Fame:
"Mississauga Mayor Hazel McCallion began playing hockey in the late 1920s in Port Daniel on the Gaspe coast of Quebec. With her two older sisters playing defense, Hazel took her spot as a lightning quick centre on a team in a ladies' league. After moving to Montreal, McCallion turned 'professional', earning $5 a game to play for Kik Cola, one of three teams in a ladies' league there. Since first being elected as mayor of Mississauga, Ontario in 1978, Hazel McCallion has been able to spread her influence into other hockey-related areas, including sitting on the board of the Ontario Women's Hockey League, obtaining ice time for girls' hockey and helping Mississauga build the Hershey Centre. In 1998, Hazel McCallion assisted a group headed by hockey personality Don Cherry in securing a franchise for the Mississauga IceDogs in the Ontario Hockey League."
Hurricane Hazel fromWikipedia. "Hurricane Hazel was the deadliest and costliest hurricane of the 1954 Atlantic hurricane season."
Effects of Hurricane Hazel in Canada from Wikipedia. "As a whole, Hazel was very unpredictable which made it even more dangerous, as it defied meteorologists' predictions on multiple occasions ... On October 14, just before reaching the Carolinas, hurricane hunter planes found the hurricane's winds to have accelerated to 240 kilometres per hour (150 mph), making it a Category 4 storm, and it was moving at a high forward speed of 48 kilometres per hour (30 mph)."
Hazel McCallion original campaign flyer 1978: From Councillor to Mayor of Mississauga. YouTube video, 3:52 min. Published on Jan 14, 2014 by Mississauga Watch. "... see the 1978 campaign flyer that Hazel McCallion and her backers used to propel her from Ward 9 Councillor to Mayor of the Town of Mississauga."
Want to know what Canada was like the year Hazel McCallion was born? New census info reveals all by Stephanie MacLennan/Torstar Network, Mississauga News, October 30, 2013. "Hazel McCallion, seen here in 1950, was born in 1921, the year of the census. The information is now available after a 92-year waiting period."
Part 1: 1954's Hurricane Hazel. YouTube video, 2:31 min. Published on May 13, 2015 by ActionNewsWBNGTV. This is the history of Hurricane Hazel in 1954.
A look back at 1954 Hurricane Hazel . YouTube video, 2:18 min. Published on Oct 20, 2014 by Lauren Rautenkranz. WECT News, October 15th 2014.
Hurricane Hazel (1954) at Harkers Island, NC. YouTube video, 2:22 min. Published on May 21, 2014 by Joel HancockSr. Home video taken by Vernon Guthrie of Harkers Island, NC showing the impact of Hurricane Hazel at Harkers Island NC in October 1954.
A History of Toronto #24: Lessons from Hurricane Hazel. YouTube video, 2:40. Published on Nov 7, 2012 by Anne Martin. "In October 1954 disaster struck the Humber Valley in Toronto when Hurricane Hazel came inland 960 km from the Carolina coast. Archival film footage and old photos reveal the tragedy unfolding as 10 metres of water came down the valley trapping people in their homes and cars and sweeping them down river ..."
Weather History: Hurricane Hazel 1954. YouTube video, 1:15 min. Published on Oct 24, 2012 by HappyMario64. "In October of 1954, Hurricane Hazel contradicted all forecasts and projected trajectories resulting in over a twelve hundred fatalities, mostly in Haiti."
"Hazel". YouTube video, 21:31 min. Published on Jul 17, 2012 by Jay Jennings. "The WRALDoc team looks back at Hurricane Hazel. This 1954 storm is still the standard by which all hurricanes are measured in North Carolina. Charlie Gaddy hosts. This program originally aired in October of 2004 on WRAL-TV in Raleigh, NC."
Hurricane Hazel - 15 October 1954. YouTube video, 2:59 min. Uploaded on Nov 30, 2009 by aartattack.
October 1954 Galt Hurricane Hazel. YouTube video, 4:00 min. Uploaded on Nov 11, 2008 by Paul Langan. "Lots of action here, cars flying around the corner through water ... Enjoy this piece of history."