Member News


Katarzyna Kochany’s Video wins GOLD REMI Award!

Filmmaker Katarzyna Kochany’s video for Bost Family Traditions “Do What You Love” won the Gold Remi Award for Best Country & Western Music Video at Worldfest Houston, one of the oldest film festivals in the world.
You can watch a clip from the video here:

Theatre Ontario regrets to announce that Anne Mooney, Community Theatre Coordinator, will be retiring from Theatre Ontario at the end of June.


Liar’s Dice Launches BMO IFFSA | PIFF | Toronto 2015

Toronto, Ontario, April 24, 2015 – BMO IFFSA | PIFF | Toronto 2015, The Biggest South Asian Film Festival in North America had its official kick off on April 23rd at the Mississauga Living Arts Centre with a star studded press conference, reception and premiere of India’s 2014 Oscar screening of the Hindi feature film, Liar’s Dice starring internationally acclaimed actor Nawazuddin Siddiqui.
Most of the 40+ festival events are free to the public thanks to the generous support of festival sponsors.


Alex Wichert to be on INSIGHT TV

Featured in a series on social justice and activism.
He will be  performing his spoken word pieces on poverty, homelessness, and, soon, transformative social justice.
Poverty – April 29th
Homelessness – June 3rd
Transformative Social Justice – August 12
INSIGHT AIR DATES on Rogers Cable 10
Original show airs on Wednesdays at 10:00 p.m. on Rogers Peel (Mississauga, Brampton and Caledon). Each show also airs: Original is Wed at 10pm; Thursdays at 0400, 10:00, 1600; Fridays at 2100; Sundays at 1500.

Blues & Roots Radio announces partnership with Festivals of Australia

BRR Australia have come out of the gate running, less than a week after launching their new weekend programming aimed specifically at the listeners in Australia and New Zealand, BRR Australia announces a partnership with Festivals of Australia, which will broaden the scope of their online presence, the promotion of artists and ‘Live’ music across Australia, as well as that of FoA. BRR in partnership with FoA will give the platform for Australian artists and promoters, to be seen, heard and read about on a truly global scale


 “Be Tech Savvy” with a little help from Century Audio Visual.
Audio Visual Technology “News of Interest” #68 – April 1, 2015
HOW CLEAN IS YOUR FLAT SCREEN? Clean it for FREE says Century AV…


Pallett Valo presents: Family Dynamics:  The Quicksand that can Sink the Family Business – How to get Unstuck
Tuesday, April 28, 2015.  7:30-9:00 am
Breakfast at 7:30 – Presentations begin at 8:00 am
Pallett Valo LLP, 77 City Centre Dr., West Tower, Suite 300, Mississauga, On L5B 1M5
Registration: $50 + HST (includes breakfast, parking and seminar materials)
Registration is required as space is limited.
How family dynamics run amuck can destroy business value.
How harnessing family dynamics can increase business value and promote family harmony.
Speakers: Murray Gottheil – Partner, Pallett Valo LLP Business Law Practice and David Shlagbaum – Senior Counsel, Pallett Valo LLP, Business Law Practice.
Register at:

Changes to Estate Administration Tax Regime and Duties for Estate Trustees

In our previous newsletter, we outlined key changes to the Ontario estate administration tax (commonly referred to as “probate tax”) regime. At that time, we reported on the legislative changes and were waiting on regulations which would set out the specific reporting requirements of estate trustees under the new system. These regulations, and the related Ministry of Finance forms and guidelines, were introduced on December 22, 2014. It is very important that estate trustees in Ontario take note of these changes as they impose new duties on an estate trustee to accurately report information about the deceased’s assets and update incorrect and incomplete information with the Ministry of Revenue. Failure to perform those duties may lead to payment of hefty fines and even incarceration.
Read more here

Volunteer and recruitment positions available

Consider Joining Sistema Mississauga

Memberships with Sistema Mississauga are $20 and help provide funding for the organization. All members are invited to attend the Annual General Meeting and members will be given up to date information about Sistema Mississauga via an email newsletter.
You can start your new membership with us on our online membership form at:
or by downloading and filling out our membership form and mailing it in with your membership fee from our website.
We thank you in advance for your support of our program!


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Tax info for artists read about it here.

New Standard of Honesty in Contractual Performance 
Contract law doesn’t change very often and it’s for this reason the Supreme Court of Canada’s recent decision in Bhasin v. Hrynew is so newsworthy. In a first of its kind, landmark decision, Canada’s highest court has recognized what it’s called a new general duty of honesty in contractual performance.
Read more here

OAC’s new strategic plan, Vital Arts and Public Value, identifies Deaf artists and artists with disabilities as a new priority group.The Ontario Arts Council (OAC) has established resources for Deaf artists and artists with disabilities.

A number of initiatives have been established to support this group.
Support for costs to prepare applications
Support for accessibility costs for applicants
Deaf and Disability Arts Projects program
OAC has established a new program dedicated to Deaf artists and artists with disabilities.
Program guidelines and application forms will be available in Spring 2015.
The deadline for this program is July 3, 2015.
Contact:  Janice Lambrakos, Information Services Coordinator 416-969-7429,(toll-free at 1-800-387-0058, ext. 7429),
Bushra Junaid, Outreach and Development Manager, 416-969-7407, (toll-free at 1-800-387-0058, ext. 7407)

Elizabeth Greenshields Foundation Grants

The mission of the Foundation is to provide financial assistance, by way of grants, to students and artists in the early or developmental stage of their career  who work in a representational style of painting, drawing, sculpture or printmaking and demonstrate a commitment to making art a lifetime career.
For detailed information to apply to The Elizabeth Greenshields Foundation for grant opportunities for artists please click here.



An online language learning system with over 60 courses for English speakers and several ESL courses.
Mango languages is also available for mobile devices through the App Store and Google Play.


Sunday Morning Soul

Sunday soul honoured the passing of our good friend Peter Sabourin, known across the country as ‘Sab’ ‘The Rock’N’Roll Outlaw”….he fought a courageous battle with cancer and finally succumbed this week, He will be sorely missed among our Canadian music community.

Each & Every Sunday morning, afternoon & evening, you can listen to The Best Music You’ve Never Heard!
Listen for the music but stay for the CD Giveaways…!!! Come on Over To The Blues Side!
Sunday Morning Soul can be heard on – Hunter’s Bay Radio 88.7 ( – 97.7 The Beach FM ( – CHLY 101.7FM ( DAWG 101.9FM ( – – – – –….Come on & have a listen, ‘This Is Where Good Music Lives!

There is so much good Brand New Music and you can hear it every week starting on Sunday mornings….but you can also listen all day Sunday and hear repeats all through the week on our various syndicated radio station partners….


Global Radio Station streaming 24/7 from Port Credit, Mississauga

Blues and Roots Radio brings you the very best in Blues, Soul, Celtic, Folk, and Roots music streaming from Port Credit, Mississauga, across Canada and around the world playing the best music from independent local, regional and international artists streaming 24 /7  We encourage local artists to get in touch for music submissions and interviews.

Ongoing – The Kendall Hurley Collection:

(St. David’s Bench Room & Paul Bosc Tasting Room). Chateau Des Charmes Wines, 1025 York Road, Niagara-On-The-Lake. Open to the public Monday to Sunday from 10:00am – 5:00pm.