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.
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
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.
The sound of the horns marked the end of a period at the Milton Orthotics and Wellness Centre’s annual Game On Street Hockey Tournament. June 22, 2019 marked the seventh edition of the event, which, raised $30,000 for the Reach Out Centre for Kids (ROCK).
Teeing Off For a Miracle marked its sixth anniversary on Friday June 14, 2019. The tournament hosted by the Tiger Jeet Singh Foundation (TJSF) is in support of the annual Miracle on Main St. This year’s edition was held at Granite Ridge Golf Tournament, and raised $100,000 that will be used in support of charity.
Summer in Milton for the last four years has meant cricket on the pitch at Sherwood Park. The Events Ontario Softball Cricket League kicked off its fourth season with an event June 15, 2019 at the EC Drury High Schools sports complex.
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.
Corrections Officers at MapleHurst Detention Centre spent 24 hours out in the cold on February 19 to raise $3700. The eﬀorts were part of a fundraiser for Halton Women’s Place, and to raise awareness of homelessness.
Milton’s Ahmadiyya Muslims have a pathway to peace. Th ey unveiled it at a Dinner for Muslims event January 23, 2019 at Paramount Fine Foods. “We’re reaching out to the community and giving them an opportunity to learn about Islam. What better way to do that than enjoying a delicious meal together,” Advocacy Director Maqbool Sheikh said.