The 4th Annual Multicultural Azaadi Festival on August 17th at the Milton Velodrome was another successful community event. Over 10,000 people attended the all day event including families from across the GTA that packed the arena and surrounding areas for the family-friendly festivities.
Saffron green and white were the colours of the day as India celebrated its 73rd independence day August 17 at the Milton Bible Church. The afternoon program was organized by the Canadian Indian Association. Performances included patriotic songs and danced representing all regions of India.
Milton’s Coptic Christians gathered to mark the annual St. Abanoub festival with a picnic July 28. Abanoub was an Egyptian child saint who was executed for refusing to leave Christianity at the age of 12. Members of Milton’s St George and Abanoub Coptic Orthodox Church gathered to mark Abanoub’s feast day.