I’ve been fortunate enough, along with a group of super talented classmates to participate in a show themed Canadian Female Heroines “home girls” at Pentimento Fine Art gallery in Toronto.
Hazel McCallion is currently serving her 12th consecutive term as Mayor of Mississauga. Although she is 90 years old and barely five feet tall she is known as “Hurricane Hazel” the fast acting no non-sense Mayor that has been turning the rural landscape of Mississauga into a thriving city centre since 1978. Hazel’s political achievements have gained world renown and a membership in The Order of Canada, As a former player for a professional female hockey team in Montreal, Hazel has never stopped carrying her skates in the trunk of her car and still comes out on the ice with stick and puck. Several years ago while crossing the street she was hit by a truck, walked away with barely an injury while the truck was sent in for repair. She is Hurricane Hazel, an absolute Canadian Heroine.
On opening night of the show the neighbourhood will vote for their favourite piece which will then be blown up to a 10’x16’ mural and put on the wall for one year. Maybe a portrait of this ideal Mayor from the city next door will set an example for that guy they have running the city right now..