Teachers at Milton District High School have been recognized with a national award for their innovative delivery of environmental sustainability curriculum in the school’s ‘I-Th ink about Science’ program. Presented by the EdCan Network, the 2019 Ken Spencer Award for Innovation in Teaching and Learning showcases the work of teachers who create relevant learning experiences for students while solving complex societal issues.
Milton Muslim Moms, along with its community partners, was proud to host the first interfaith iftaar for the Milton community on May 15th at the Milton Fairgrounds. The goal of this event was to bring people of all backgrounds together to promote unity. Many community religious leaders along with the honorable Member of Parliament Lisa Raitt and members of Milton Town Council were in attendance.
Between a the Theme song from Close Encounters of the Third Kind, presentation of and the Raiders March from Indiana Jones and the Raiders of the Lost Ark, MPO Music Director Sabatino Vacca led a surprisingly intimate and humourous question and answer period with an audience of almost 500 attendees. One guest queried which instrument Vacca felt was the most integral within an orchestra. Before he could respond, a musician on stage raised his trombone up high in answer, followed quickly by laughter and a succession of musicians raising their own instruments. After a poll of the many children in attendance, a youth near the front asked how one might join the Milton Philharmonic Orchestra and the Music Director encouraged him warmly to audition for the group.
Pastor Howard Sullivan is known in Milton – at the hospital, at Allendale, at Knox- for his caring nature. Bereaved families when they have no pastor of their own, repeatedly ask for Howard to lead funeral ceremonies because of his concern and compassion.
May, 2019 was Cystic Fibrosis Awareness month. Kin Canada has been in a fundraising partnership with Cystic Fibrosis Canada in 1964. May 11, 2019 the group held their 11th annual Steak Dinner and Dance with Karaoke inside the banquet room at the Milton Sports Centre.
May 4, 2019 kicked off another spring clean-up in the town of Milton as part of the 27th Annual Good Neighbours Community Day. As always, dismal grey weather did not deter over 1000 people from congregating at Milton’s Town
Hall on Mary Street and contributing to the event’s best turn-out yet.
The rafters were ringing at the Country Heritage Park Gambrel Barn on the moonlit Saturday night of April 27th as the 6th Denim and Diamonds Gala presented by the Milton Rotary Club was in the house!
The goal was to have some serious fun with participants showing off their country roots, boots, and line dancing skills. Rebecca Hunter, Milton Rotary President observed, “It’s not formal and people enter relaxed from the get-go. I think they have fun cracking out their cowboy hats and there’s no having to coax people onto the dance floor, that’s for sure!”
On May 9th the honorary Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau was in attendance at an Iftar dinner at the Milton Banquet & Conference Centre to break fast alongside members of Milton’s muslim community. This festive Iftar dinner was organized by the, “Canadian-Pakistan Foundation of Friendship” (CPFA) with over 300 people attending the exclusive event, displaying the strength of the Pakistani Muslim community in Milton. This exclusive event also hosted the presence of multiple members of Parliament, politicians and businessmen from the Greater Milton Area (GMA), connecting and socializing with the community.
For six exciting hours the “Winning for Health” Milton District Hospital Foundation Gift of Health Gala became Las Vegas North on Saturday, May 4th at the Burlington Convention Centre in Burlington. The theme for the campaign was inspired by Rosanna Conteduca, Chair of the Milton District Hospital Foundation Gala Committee. Vanessa Briguglio, Major Gifts and Community Engagement Officer, shared that “bringing the Las Vegas theme to life was six months in the making.”