This Sunday will be Valentine’s Day 2021! When I think of Valentine’s Day I immediately think of my wife and my mother, the two most amazing people I have ever known in my life. Anything that I have accomplished in my life is a direct result of what they gave me and taught me. What also comes to mind is Hazel’s birthday. To know Hazel is to love Hazel! We should all be, as residents of Mississauga, so thankful that she has been a part of all our lives and continues to be. Where would Mississauga be without her vision and dedication and commitment, her hard work and for how much she has cared about our great city. If it wasn’t for Hazel, I wouldn’t own the Mississauga Steelheads today and I am so proud to be the owner of our Ontario Hockey League team. Her support and direction were invaluable as we launched the Steelheads in 2012. Not only is this Sunday Hazel’s birthday , it is her 100th birthday! Another amazing achievement for our former Mayor who has given so much and asked for nothing in return. I wish Hazel a very Happy Birthday, but even more , I say Thank You! Thank you for being my friend, my inspiration and thank you for teaching me so much, just by being you! You are a national treasure Hazel McCallion. On behalf of the Mississauga Steelheads, Happy Birthday Hazel! Please take a few minutes on Sunday to think about all you have done for the City of Mississauga and all you have done for us, as residents, as we cherish and appreciate where we live and where we call home. Love you Hazel!
J. Elliott Kerr