Mayor Hazel McCallion addresses a crowd of 1,100 attendees at her Retirement Gala on September 27th 2014.

Mr. Jim Murray, President The Hazel McCallion Foundation for the Arts, Culture and Heritage announced that the proceeds from The Thank's Hazel Gala will be donated to the Community Foundation of Mississauga to build "Smart and Caring Communities" in response to the Governor General's challenge to build a "Smart and Caring Nation. The Mississauga Community Foundation has been energized to imagine opportunities which are innovative, inclusive and offer sustainable ways for communities to become more vibrant places to live, work and play for children and youth.