By: Thaia Jones
Speech to be given at the Greenbelt Celebration on February 28th at Mississauga's Celebration Square:
Happy 9th Birthday Greenbelt! I’m Thaia Jones of Sierra Club of Peel. I’m excited to be here even though I don’t have any skates. Why, you might ask, am I so excited to celebrate down here in Mississauga, when the Greenbelt is way up there in north Caledon and beyond?
Well, I’m excited because we have a very special relationship with that Greenbelt. Mississauga and the Greenbelt balance each other out. We’re like 2 sides of a coin, ying and yang, stop and go. We need each other and we work well together. How so, you might ask?
Twenty-eight years ago when I moved here, parts of Mississauga still looked a lot like Greenbelt. Half of my block was still a...