Tuesday, June 17, 2008

Aboriginal Heritage Celebration Mississauga

Ever on the lookout for photo ops, I think that this coming Sunday (June 22, 2008), I'll head over to the celebrations in honour of Aboriginal Day Heritage. This free community event will feature elders, dances, song and music, a sacred fire ceremony, storytelling and traditional teachings.

I don't know about you, but this sounds like a good chance to learn something about the history of the the Mississaugas of the New Credit First Nation, and the Credit River Metis, the Metis Nation of Ontario, and the Inuit. All in one place, on one day, and it's free!

The Aboriginal Heritage Celebrations run from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., and take place at the Robinson Adamson Grange Park, 1921 Dundas St. West, in Mississauga (Ontario, Canada).

This is on the north side of Dundas, one block west of Mississauga Road, at the corner of Sir John's Homestead and Dundas Street. Here -- I got the google map for you. Erindale Park is just east of Mississauga Road, so if the weather cooperates, maybe think about making a day of it!

Come to think of it, this location for the Grange is almost within sight of the historic Glenerin Inn (info) and they do a great brunch on Sundays. The Glenerin is north from Dundas on Mississauga Road. Go to the first light (The Collegeway), and turn left.

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Switzerland Zurich Airport Piracy, Hotel News

Bring counterfeit goods into Zurich airport, and you run the risk of having them confiscated. That's the word from Zurich Airport today, advising me in their regular newsletter that even if you are a tourist, or only bringing in goods for personal use, or even in small amounts, counterfeit designer and brand name goods will be confiscated. The amended law is effective July 1, 2008. See full story at Zurich Airport.com

And of course, the law applies to all Swiizerland. See full details of the Swiss Anti-counterfeiting piracy act (English) at http://www.stop-piracy.ch/en/home/h1.shtm

On a more cheerful note, travellers who want to stay at the Zurich Airport can check out details for a brand new hotel -- the Radisson SAS Zurich Airport, a flagship hotel for the chain, with great amenities and restaurants, and easy access to many luxe shops. See prices, details, at
Radisson SAS Zurich Airport.