Friday March 15th, the American Public Library Association announced the winners of its 2019 awards and grants, honouring the best in public library service, innovation and outreach. Mark Williams, Chief Librarian and Milton Public Library were awarded the 2019 John Iliff Award for Innovation for the development and success of the Quest Milton app.
Milton District Hospital Foundation would like to thank La Rose Speciality Foods and Fine Italian Bakery for their continuous support through their Plastic Bags program. This year through their amazing initiative their customers have donated $5,800 towards the Milton Hospital Foundation.
To make a perfect red velvet cake, the measurements and ingredients have to be just right. The same care and perfection go into putting on a live theatre show and the Milton Players have perfected that recipe with their latest production, “The Red Velvet Cake War”. In this riotously funny Southern-fried comedy, the wildly eccentric Verdeen clan is determined to have a family reunion – and it couldn’t have come at a worse time! Not only are they dealing with their own personal issues, as well as the off-kilter residents of Sweetgum, Texas but Gaynelle Verdeen Bodeen is determined to win her jaw-dropping high stakes wager on who bakes the best red velvet cake – smack dab in the middle of Texas tornado season!
The Italian Canadian Club of Milton (ICCM) hosted a comedy matinee at the FirstOntario Arts Centre Milton on Sunday March 10. The sold out event featured a trio of 3 great Italian Canadian comedians – Pino Pirillo, Guido Grasso and Giuseppe the MC.
The Tiger Jeet Singh Foundation (TJSF) and Halton Regional Police Service (HRPS) made a $28,000 cheque presentation to Halton schools Thursday morning at Troy’s Diner.
Since 2015, TJSF has donated over $100,000 to local schools in support of initiatives such as mental health, inclusive classrooms, breakfast programs, literacy, coding, art workshops and classroom technology.
On the morning of March 9, Milton Town Hall was bustling with excitement and enthusiasm from local residents, faculty and students representing Milton high schools, town councilors, and members from various local businesses and non-profit organization— all getting ready for the 3rd annual “March on Main,” hosted by CFUW Milton and District, in celebration of International Women’s Day. Powerful messages were written across an array of signs, such as “Equal Work Equal Pay”, “Press for Progress”, and this year’s theme, “#BalanceforBetter.” According to The World Economic Forum’s 2018 Global Gender Gap Report, the gender gap is widening and achieving gender parity globally will take 202 years. Of the 149 countries assessed, Canada ranks #16 in total, but only 50th in terms of equal pay for similar work.
Teens who signed up for the Mentorship Programme with Artists from the Fine Arts Society of Milton at the First Ontario Art Centre in March 2019 expressed their need for their mentors to take time to give tips, correct mistakes and offer encouragement.This year for 4 Sunday afternoons the volunteer mentors from FASM were: leader Ursula McDermid- acrylic painter and pastellist; Kirsty Rutter-acrylics; Jenny Panda- acrylics, mixed media and illustration.During the sessions, other artists joined the group: Shelley Prior-water colourist, Linda Johnston-fabric art and sewing and Louise Botha -painter, art as therapy, art as a career.
The 6th Annual Denim & Diamonds Gala will take place on April 27th at the Gambrel Barn in the historic Country Heritage Park. Hosted by the Rotary Club of Milton, the event is planned in support of the Milton District Hospital Foundation (Paediatric Family Waiting Lounge), and the Townsend Smith Hospice.
On Thursday March 21st Orange Snail Brewery in Milton hosted a public meeting to give exclusive Information on what’s coming to the new Milton Public Market this year in Milton.
The Milton Public Market is setting the stage to become the largest outdoor public market in Ontario, a collective of over 250 artisanal makers every Saturday and Sunday from May 25th to September 15th, each day from 12:00 PM to 6:00 PM at the Milton Fairgrounds. It’ll be the largest incubator for small businesses. Discover hand-made crafters, authentic street eats to fresh, seasonal food from farmers, fishers, and many other kinds of specialties.
HMC Connections held their New Year Around the World event at the Milton Mall on March 7th. The event showcased the different New Year’s celebration experiences around the world. There were booths showcasing Canada, Iran, Pakistan, India, the Philippines, China, Korea, Afghanistan, Yemen, Lithunia, Romania as well as traditions from Latin America and the Middle East. Every year, HMC organizes a new year event highlighting culture, traditions, customs and culinary experiences from around the world.