It was a great celebration as the AGM announced the securement of the highly competitive Ontario Trillium Foundation Grow Grant at the Art Gallery of Mississauga on Friday, April 5th. Mayor Crombie, as well as many dignitaries, congratulated Sharada and Mandy for their success. This significant grant supports the growth of border crossings: a community engagement lab and builds upon the success of the AGM’s proven model with a $434,000 grant over 36 months to assist with staffing and program costs involved, expanding on and empowering community arts initiative. This project, conceived of and lead by Sharada Eswar, the AGM’s Community Activator – Educations and Programmes, and Mandy Salter, AGM Director/Curator, engages with the ‘archeology of the present’ and activates at the AGM and within Mississauga’s diverse communities through multidisciplinary workshops centering the idea of borders as a conduit for connectivity through the act of storytelling. Enriching people’s lives through arts, culture and heritage, this initiative supports individual engagement with community-based arts creation and will impact on the lives of 10,500 people in the community over the coming years. The AGM is grateful to our many community partners and to the Ontario Trillium Foundation for supporting this transformative project.