Dear Friends and Colleagues,

This weekend, the Museums of Mississauga kicks off its first virtual event, Blooms and Berries, a week-long celebration of Mississauga’s historic and urban agricultural practices – and it is 100% online! We are very proud to co-present this new event with our amazing partners in the City of Mississauga’s Environment team.

As we are learning how to navigate a physically distanced world, commitment to providing programs to the public remained a priority for us. This is a new way of engaging audiences for the Museums, and we hope you like it. My deepest thanks go out to everyone who helped to make this event possible. This is the culmination of many months of work and it wouldn’t be possible without the support of so many of you. Thank you.

Now on to the show: it would be wonderful to have you attend some of our online programs and share this information with your networks! Please come!

Our first online program is Sunday July 19 at 2pm, with Ojibway Grandmother and Ancestral Knowledge Keeper Kim Wheatley of Shawanaga First Nation. Kim is a long-time friend of the Museums and shares beautiful messages of wellness, healing, and caring for our planet and each other. Her teachings are deeply profound and at the same time very accessible. She will be speaking about different Indigenous strawberry teachings, and so much more. I know you’ll love it.

You can register for Kim’s talk here:

To see all our Blooms and Berries online programs, visit our Eventbrite page here:

We have a fantastic line up for you, featuring local creatives, environmentalists, gardeners, pollinator experts, urban beekeepers, and of course – a Museums event wouldn’t be complete if there wasn’t food – a virtual strawberry rhubarb pie bake-along! There is so much to learn about Mississauga’s history and all the amazing things that are happening in our great city today.

Our Blooms and Berries website with even more activities launches this weekend with even more fun activities and information for you and the whole family to enjoy. Stay tuned!

Thank you for your support and I look forward to seeing you online!


Elizabeth Underhill

Supervisor, Museums and Education

T: 905-615-4860 ext.3306 | Cell: 437-225-6988

City of Mississauga | Community Services Department,

Culture Division