Happy 40th Birthday to the Port Credit BIA
Cultural Walking Tours are back in Port Credit.
Travel back in time for free walking tours of Port Credit, on the last Saturday of every month from April to October. Hear stories of our historic village from our aboriginal past to today’s thriving vibrant lakeside community. All tours are two hours. All ages are welcome. Have fun, ask questions. Bring along your own stories of Port Credit to share with others.
The Port Credit Yarn Blitz brings together enthusiastic volunteers who are now knitting, crocheting, and stitching to create and install artwork on the streets of Port Credit.
Working with re-purposed yarn materials, there are plans for a range of inventive Yarn Blitz projects to be installed throughout the village in the summer. The Credit River Pedestrian Bridge will be the location for our first installation called “Sail Pass,” celebrating our waterfront community.
Also, watch for Yarn Blitzers Painting the Town Red, at the Farmers Market, and Busker Fest.
Always seeking creative volunteers to participate in projects! Donations or yarn, knitted/ crochet squares and flowers, or gently used throws to be repurposed into fiber art. Drop off locations include; the Port Credit Library, Ladybug Harbor, and Linda’s Craftique.
For more check us out on Facebook, Port Credit Yarn Blitz. Or email project coordinator Susan Mentis at: email@example.com
Introducing the Port Credit Art Tour on October 24th & 25th, 10:00am to 5:00pm
Port Credit, ON – In this, its sixth year, the Mississauga Artisan Studio Tour has grown organically into the Port Credit Art Tour and will now include the work of local fine artists to augment the incredible art-based craft that has always made this tour such an anticipated event.
More than 20 artists will be presenting their work for sale, and, this year visitors can spend a lovely fall day visiting all the artists in locations along east, central and west village on Lakeshore Road. The tour is completely free, visible, walkable, and accessible! Unique draw prizes donated by the artists will be awarded to visitors that complete their “Tour Passport.”
This is a wonderful opportunity to meet and support Port Credit’s local talent and view 100’s of original artworks – for gifts, or for yourself!
The Port Credit Art Tour is the vision of Marie Payne, a local gallery owner, whose passion is to support and encourage local artists and enable them to stay in the area. Described by Mississauga Life as, “a gale force in the movement for emerging artists in Port Credit,” Payne says, “The Port Credit Art Tour highlights and supports local artists living and working in the area, and provides an opportunity for the public to interact directly with the artists and to purchase some truly unique work. Do come down and join us”
Our new office at Clarke Memorial Hall is under construction and coming along nicely! While working in the lighthouse has been fun and novel, it’s time to move on to a bigger space. We visited recently and were amazed to see it taking shape. It’s all very exciting (and a tad stressful) but we’re still as focused as ever on all the incredible events coming up this summer.
The Port Credit BIA employs one dedicated soul, who many recognize as our “Green Team”, and relies on a volunteer “Trash Walking Mom” (look her up on Facebook) to keep our streets litter free. Both are constantly battling a war against cigarette butts, popular coffee cups and so much more.
Many of us are familiar with the Saturday morning ritual of fair trade coffee, fresh baked breads, and live, soulful music. The Port Credit Farmers Market continues this summer at the corner of Lakeshore Rd. E. and Elmwood Ave.
Steve Uhraney recently sat down with the Port Credit Business Associations manager, Ellen Timms, for an interview to answer 20 questions. Find out more about Ellen and projects she currently has on the go for the BIA.