Our fourth annual Dancing with Mississauga Stars gala was held on Friday, November 4, 2016 at the Mississauga Convention Centre.

And what a smashing success it was! 

This year, five Stars accepted our challenge to raise essential funds for the work of the Foundation while learning one ballroom dance. They performed their chosen dance in front of the audience on gala night. It was a fun-filled evening of glitz and glamour. Our guests enjoyed a cocktail reception, four course dinner, Star performances, professional showcase dances and a chance to vote for the best dancer. 

For highlights from 2016 and to see updates as the 2017 gala takes shape, please visit www.dancingwithmississaugastars.com.

We look forward to seeing you at the Dancing with Mississauga Stars gala in 2017.

‘All for Community’ Speakers Luncheon 2016
Wednesday, May 4, 2016

We are grateful for the donors, sponsors, guests and volunteers who helped to make our 2016 Speakers Lunch such a success!

Special appreciation goes out to our keynote speaker:

Dr. Richard Peddie
Former President and CEO of Maple Leaf Sports and Entertainment
Best Selling Author, Speaker, Consultant

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The Dancing with Mississauga Stars gala, held on November 6, 2015 was another smashing success. Each executive exceeded their fundraising goal making the event an outstanding success thanks to their commitment and sheer determination.

The winners of the mirrorball trophy at Dancing with Mississauga Stars 2015 were Cliff Silveira and Myriam Nikiema.

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2015 Alumni

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Cliff Silveira 
Director of Operations, Mississauga Convention Centre

“For this I am turning to you, to ask for your support, in my efforts to raise as many funds as possible, for a very worthy organization, the Community Foundation of Mississauga, to ensure a healthy and prosperous community for all our children and families into the future."

Cliff danced with the charismatic Myriam Nikiema. To see a video of their winning dance, please link here.


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Tim Beckett
City of Mississauga Fire Chief

“The Community Foundation helps to serve people in the community that need help the most. This principle aligns very well with the values of the Fire Service. We responded to those in their moments of crisis. I am proud to be a supporter of the Community Foundation and would ask that you assist me in assisting them. For this event my goal is to raise a lot of money for a great cause and to raise the trophy at the end of the evening.”

Tims's instructor was Sandra Rossi. To see their dance, please link here.


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Lauren Bernardi
Principal, Bernardi Human Resource Law

“By giving to the Community Foundation of Mississauga you are not just contributing to one worthwhile cause, you are contributing to many. The Foundation plays an important role to many diverse groups and individuals in our community and I am committed to working hard to earn your financial support, so that together we can all make a difference.”

Lauren's instructor was the gifted Brandon Lihou. To see their dance, please link here.


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Dorothy Guerra
Owner, Birth Yoga Studio

“I have live in Mississauga my entire life, and have raised thousands of dollars from the local community to make a difference in Africa. I am proud now to accept the Community Foundation of Mississauga’s challenge to dance while fundraising for our vibrant City.”

Dorthy's partner was the talented Amonexay Songvilay. To see their dance, please link here.


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Susanne Seelig-Mense
Entrepreneur/Partner The Wine Ladies

"As The Wine Ladies, my sister Georgia and I are truly blessed and strongly believe in giving back to the community. I have always had a passion for singing and dancing, so learning and performing a ballroom style dance in front of a live audience, and doing this for such a worthy cause, is a bucket list dream realized. I am thrilled to be part of this dancing adventure. Join me so we can make a difference and make others dreams come true”.

Susanne's partner was the talented Ciro Delgado. To see their dance, please link here.