Originally from Ireland, James (Bert) Herbert Scott's (1923-2012) passion for aviation began when he worked as an apprentice for the aerospace company Shorts Brothers. He was involved with the construction of four-engine Sterling bombers and Short Sunderland flying boats. After arriving in Canada, he wrote his qualifying exams for the Association of Professional Engineers of Ontario becoming a Mechanical Engineer in 1952. He was hired by Orenda Engines and worked as the Engine Test Equipment Design lead for the cells used to perform test runs on engines. The test cells were located on the current-day site of the International Centre. He played a prominent role in the development of the most powerful jet engines in the world at the time. After the AVRO Arrow program was cancelled, Bert was offered a job at NASA in the space program. He declined and instead joined Atomic Energy of Canada Limited (AECL) and worked with them in the Nuclear Power Plant division located at Sheridan Park in Mississauga.
The Museums of Mississauga has a large collection of items related to the work of Bert Scott including Avro Arrow memorabilia, models, samples and training material for the test cell operations at Orenda.
Paperweight from the Atomic Energy of Canada Limited
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Join us as we transform the Square Amphitheatre into a live children's theatre every Tuesday night in August. From Rock the Arts Puppets to Beauty and the Beast, watch and be dazzled as your favourite children stories are brought to life!
Whether you're a musician, spoken word artist, comedian or dazzling performer, the stage is yours! Share your craft or enjoy the great talent Mississauga has to offer at open mic nights on the Square, every Wednesday in August.
Canadian Celtic rock group Screeched Inn began over a decade ago as a trio. With a focus on tight three part harmony and audience interaction, they perfected their sound through classic rock, top 40, and country genres.
Drop by the Bradley Museum to learn more about our Heritage Kitchen Garden, representing the foods early settlers grew in Upper Canada in the 1830s. On the last Sunday of the month, Museum Interpreters are on site to lead curated garden tours and demonstrations in Bradley House kitchen.