THIS WEEK IN MISSISSAUGA: HAZEL MCCALLION stars in “THE SWEATER” and ALOHA to MISSISSAUGA’S DIRECTOR OF FINANCE, ROBERTO ROSSINI
April 25th, 2009
Hey Missy Dudes and Dudettes,
And that’s what MISSISSAUGAWATCH will do today —celebrate MISSISSAUGA THIS WEEK.
And BOY was it a cool week! Mostly thanks to Brampton Mayor Susan Fennell.
On Wedesday Mayor Fennell showed up at Mississauga Council to present Mississauga Mayor Hazel McCallion with a Brampton Battalion hockey sweater. Seems the mayors had a friendly bet. Clearly the Bramptom Battalion beat out the Mississauga Majors and now we have Hurricane Hazel encouraging Mississaugans to cheer for Brampton in the next round of hockey. Yes. Really.
So. For the many who couldn’t attend Wednesday’s Council…
I love this picture.
Mayor McCallion looked great in a Brampton Battalion hockey sweater and if Madam Mayor was at all crabby about having to wear the green-and-white, she sure didn’t show it. Total class act.
Then came time for the Mississauga Mayor to present some awards and pose for pictures. For that Mississauga official ceremony, a Brampton Battalion hockey sweater simply wouldn’t do!
So………………………. Those in attendance had some fun —along the Mississauga Mayor and Councillor Nando Iannicca.
Here’s the MISSISSAUGAWATCH YouTube video
HAZEL MCCALLION stars in “THE SWEATER” –MISSISSAUGA HOCKEY LEGEND HAS SOME FUN
But wait! There’s more! For those of you who can’t view YouTube videos easily, I took some freeze-frames from “The Sweater” video and turned them ito an animated gif. Here ya go. Might make a cool screen saver…
Love McCallion’s laugh.
But not everything was fun at that Council meeting.
Because of the April 20, 2009 Mississauga News article, “City’s main financial man headed west”, I attended Council knowing ahead of time that City of Mississauga would be losing Roberto Rossini, its Director of Finance, to the City of Hamilton.
So I did a lot of Rossini-watching on Wednesday —appreciating what may well be his final budget presentation, even as I was videotaping Infrastructure Spending.
I can see why he’s respected. Rossini’s got class and gentle humour that makes Finance less boring. Rossini’s admitted so many times that he loves numbers. It shows! Even when he hates what the numbers are telling him!
This is my favourite pic of Roberto Rossini waiting to address Council and BLACKBERRYing someone (although I hope it’s not to the dude sitting closer to me who’s also BLACKBERRYing…)
The Director of Finance kept me awake during all those Budget deliberations. I mean, can you imagine?…
I’m going to miss Roberto Rossini.
The Mississauga Muse