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Milton Friendship Project 2019

On a breezy summer evening, participants of Arts Milton’s Friendship Project gathered at the Milton Sports Centre park for a picnic celebrating the completion of this year’s program. The Friendship Project, now in its second year, connects newcomers to Canada with community host families. Together the partnered families attend arts and culture activities together from winter to spring each year.

MAM hosts 11th Annual Fun Gala

July 13 was a sunny warm day, with a light breeze. It was the perfect summer day for the annual picnic Milton (MAM) at the Croatian Club Soccer Park.

The event included food, and, family activities as well as shows for the kids. The association began with a group of Muslim families meeting in basements for fellowship, and grew from there. “Miltonians are invited here, and on top of that, the proceeds from it go to the Milton District Hospital Foundation,” Mumtaz Warsi explained. Warsi, and Mehmood Khan are part of the team of organizers. MAM presents an annual cheque for $5,000 to MDHF, “That makes it a very unique event,” Warsi
said.

Milton Italia Fest

ITALIAFEST IS BA Home!! The Italian Canadian Club of Milton (ICCM) celebrating it’s CK at our New 50th Anniversary and La Rose Specialty Foods and Fine Italian Bakery will be hosting this collaborative, ItaliaFest 2019, on Sunday August 18th from
11:00-6:00pm at the Italian Canadian Club of Milton located at 104 Tremaine Road just south of Kelso in Milton.

Happy Canada Day from HGSS

Monday July 1, 2019 marked Canada’s 152nd Birthday. Celebrations started June 30, when the Halton Gujarati Seniors’ Samaj (HGSS) hosted its party at the Lions’ Club Hall.

The event started with dignitaries led by Mayor Gord Krantz being led their table by Latin dancers. The audience settled into an afternoon-long program that echoed Canada’s multiculturalism. Performances included the Chinese Arts Society from both Milton, and Mississauga, as well as an Elvis impersonator.

Veterans Helping Veterans

The 3rd Annual tournament is being held on August 29th at Granite Ridge Golf Course in Milton. The local fundraiser is organized by Fred Smith – a local veteran who’s spent years helping other veterans overcome PSTD and drug addiction. Lunch and registration is at 11:30am with the golf tournament portion starting at 1pm. There will be live auctions as well as guest speakers. The cost is $200 for the full lunch and tournament or $75 for the dinner to follow. You can call 905-455- 002 or email Margaret at mgoodvhv@gmail. com for tickets. There are veterans who can’t afford to come that would like to, so please keep that in mind and in heart when contributing.

Canada Day – Last Big Bang

Miltonians may have enjoyed their last Canada Day festivities at the Milton Fairgrounds. After more than 20 years of providing our community with a yearly celebration, the Milton Canada Day Committee will be retiring in 2019.

Once joined together with the Milton Santa Claus Parade Committee, the two events split off once they gained traction within the community. Committee Member of 15 years and Sponsorship Chair Pat Rideout explains, “As each event grew, it was decided that they should be separate entities.” The event was first hosted at Rotary Park but quickly outgrew the space and moved to its current location at the Milton Fairgrounds.