• Heritage Mississauga Presents....

  • Heritage Mississauga's Awards Gala,

    The Credits 2016

    Giving Credit Where Credit's Due

    Heritage Mississauga

    Heritage Mississauga is the only city-wide independent not-for-profit charity dedicated to researching, recording and communicating Mississauga’s diverse heritage; our research and programs are a reflection of that heritage. We are respected by the community and recognized as experts in the field of research, writing and program delivery; we have been in existence for over 56 years. Heritage Mississauga strives to create a sustainable heritage resource which contributes to the cultural vibrancy of our local community and which will be available to all peoples.

    The Credits Awards Program

    The Credits is an annual awards program which recognizes and celebrates "Heritage Heroes" in the community. Fifteen awards are presented in total with most winners being chosen by a panel of independant jurors. Heritage Mississauga has recognized heroes in the community for over 21 years, presenting the Credits gala for the last four. Nominations are received from many diverse groups and the celebration of local community anniversaries are also an important aspect of this fully inclusive program.

  • Meet the 2016 Award Winners

    Lifetime Achievement Awards

    Ray Lessard & Shelley White

    Business Leader Award

    Ellen McGregor

    Heritage Champion Award

    Carolyn Parrish

    Heritage Youth Award

    Maduba Ahmad

    Modern Heritage Award

    Port Credit BIA

    Natural Heritage Award

    Riverwood Conservancy's Native Plant Propagation Program

    Community Heritage Award - Individual

    Georgette Amihere & Olga Lambert

    Community Heritage Award - Group

    Canadian Latin Heritage Association

    Architectural Heritage Award

    Mississauga Friendship Association

    Volunteer Heritage Award

    Maurice J. Pinto

    Mississaugas of the New Credit Cultural & Heritage Award

    David Moses

    Betty Ross Memorial Volunteer Award

    Judy Selics

    President's Award

    Nance MacDonald

    Chairman's Award

    Diane Kalenchuk

    HM Members' Choice Award

    Port Credit Yarn Blitzers

    Special Recognition Awards

    Eileen MacKenzie &

    Jack Prazeres

  • Community Anniversaries

    Thank you for your contributions to our community, congratulations to you all!

    60+ years

    Sheridan Nurseries (103)

    Port Credit Yacht Club (80)

    Rotary Club of Mississauga, Lakeshore (65)

    Longos (60)

    50+ years

    Rotary Club of Streetsville (55)

    Mississauga Board of Trade (55)

    Rotary Club of Mississauga West (52)

    Rotary Club of Mississauga (51)

    Mississauga Ramblers Cricket Sports & Cultural Club (50)

    Don Rowing Club (50)

    Orchard Restaurant (50)

    40+ years

    PLASP (40)

    Cheshire House (40)

    Port Credit BIA (40)


    30+ years

    Mississauga Friendship Association (35)

    The Riverwood Conservancy (31)

    Mississaugas of the New Credit Three Fires Gathering and Traditional Pow Wow (30)

    Glen Erin Inn (30)





    25+ years

    Mississauga Chinese Business Association (25)

    Scarlett House (25)

    Mississauga Valley Toastmasters (25)

    Vita Centre (25)




  • With Thanks To Our Partners

    We couldn't do it without you!

  • Testimonials

    The value of the program

    Carol Kotacka (left)

    Vice President, Stakeholder Relations & Public Affairs, United Way Peel & 2016 Credits Committee Member

    "This is my first year on the organizing committee and I really enjoyed my time. The committee members and staff were inspirational in their commitment to the work. It was a spectacular event and I was very glad to be a part of it. Congratulations to all involved."

    Gilmar Militar (centre)

    Program Manager, Ontario Trillium Foundation and Panel Judge for The Credits Awards Program

    The Credits is more than just a celebration. The awards reflect the richness and diversity of our cultural heritage in the community - it also brings us together, and inspires us, to build and shape a future that is celebrated by all, and for everyone.

    Mississauga Valley Toastmasters

    Community Group Anniversary

    "The Mississauga Valley Toastmasters Club was thrilled to be recognized by Heritage Mississauga for our 25-year anniversary. Our goal is to help support the community, so it felt particularly rewarding to be recognized by our community. Thank you!"

    Shelley White (centre)

    President & CEO United Way Peel & 2016 Award Winner

    “It’s such an honour to be recognized by Heritage Mississauga. It is a great organization that is doing vital work in our community. I congratulate all of the other nominees. We are so fortunate to have a community in which residents are so committed to giving back. It’s is extremely important that we take the time to recognize the contribution people make to our city.”

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