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Hum-WE – Creating awareness against domestic violence

On Sunday, January 27th Hum-We held a thank you luncheon for volunteers and contributors to their cause.

Hum-WE is a non-for-profit organization dedicated to providing resources and support for women in the community. They are committed to raising awareness within the South Asian community about the incidence rate and severity of domestic abuse, mental illnesses, and the associated health-risk factors. They strive to spread awareness as there is strength in both knowledge and numbers and they work to bring hope and bring positive change for women around the world.

Event Ontario Organizes Winter Fest 2019

Food, clothes, and jewelry came together at Winter Fest 2019.  The networking event organized by Events Ontario’s Ayeesha Naeem and Yasmeena Menon brought together a wide variety of businesses for an afternoon of networking and workshops.

Winter Fest started in 2016, as a smaller event organized a wintry evening in December. “We had a lot of vendors that said you know what? In winter we really don’t have much to do, we don’t mind being part of the team,” Menon explained.   The workshops developed as a way to support their vendors, and keeping people interested.  “These businesses need support, so that’s how we do business coaching for them,” she said.  They teach everything from how to advertise, to how to properly do their taxes.

COLDEST NIGHT 2019 LAUNCH PARTY

Milton Transitional Housing kicked off their 2019 fundraising campaign on Jan 26th with their Coldest Night of the Year Launch Party to help spread the word of their upcoming CNOY Milton walk on Feb 23rd at the Milton Sports Centre. MTH has set an ambitious goal this year of $50,000 to help continue their work to end homelessness in our community and were happy to announce that they had reached 25% of their goal by the launch event – with 25 teams, 78 walkers, and 38 volunteers (so far).

Remembering Peter Haight

Miriam Haight believes that the time is now for a hospice here in Milton. After 29 years of loving and living with Peter, his time had come to the end. He was losing his twelve year battle with C.M.L., He was moved to a Hospice in Oakville where he was very well cared for as was Miriam, but it was a hardship to travel so far to be with him in his final hours.

One Book One Milton Proves Awesome

As the culmination of 2018’s One Book One Milton program, the Milton Public Library hosted The Book of Awesome author Neil Pasricha on the Mattamy Stage at the First Ontario Arts Centre Milton on December 17, 2018. The set up was casual – Pasricha sat with the evening’s MC – CBC News reporter Michael Serapio – to discuss The Book of Awesome, in addition to his other published works and ongoing projects.