October 12th was World Hospice and Palliative Care Day. The Townsend Smith Foundation (TSF) marked the day bringing awareness to hospice care with a series of events throughout the week culminating in a vigil Thursday October 10, 2019 at Chris Hadfield Park. The vigil started at nightfall with a series of readings accompanied by acoustic music.
Members of Milton’s Hindu Community gathered at the Milton Lions Club Hall to mark the annual nine day festival of Navaratri. Halton Gurjati Samaj hosted the ninth annual Garba Ni Raat on September 27. The festival is celebrated for nine days across India. It marks the passing of the seasons from summer to autumn. It is associated with a battle of good over evil.
Six years ago Aesthetician Sarah started Spring Mist Spa. She has put her 15 years local experience to work offering a full array of spa treatments from threading and waxing to laser hair removal, and hydrafacials in a relaxing, elegant atmosphere.Sarah attributes the success of Spring Mist Spa to three important factors.“We offer superior service, advanced treatments and affordable prices. That simply is the secret of our success,”stated
Men II Boys’ motto is “It’ never too late to have a happy childhood.” “It means we practice once a week. We kibitz with each other. We figure out things we think are entertaining, and cause laughter for the audience,” Ron McKerron said of the phrase’s meaning. The all-male singing group is set to play the FirstOntario Arts Centre Milton November 16th. The group first formed in 1996, and has 18 members. Their website describes them as “a group of men who found out that they like to sing together and have been doing so for a couple of decades.”
It’s back! Milton will once again hear the moans of vampires and chills of fright as it braces itself for the 10th annual Milton Haunted House held inside Milton Mall. Milton Haunted House, setup in a large donated space across from the Bank of Montreal inside the Milton Mall, is open to all ages on Saturday October 26th and Sunday October 27th from noon to 5pm.
The parking lot in front of RAD Brothers restaurant was the place to be for live music September 7, 2019. The festival marked its third year with a day of live music from noon until midnight.
This year organizers had an emphasis on local featuring more smaller businesses as sponsors. “We love having them on board.
Milton Players’ Theatre Group begins its 40th anniversary season in November. It was started by a group of 14 people in 1979 who answered a newspaper ad. The first performance was: Goodnight, Mrs. Puffin. The group has grown to perform three plays per season, with six performances of each play.
Hope in High Heels gives men a chance to know what it feels like to walk in women’s shoes for a day to bring awareness to Halton Women’s Place (HWP). This year’s edition was held September 14, 2019. It marked a tenth year the event was held across Halton, and the fourth in Milton. The fundraiser was brought to Milton by Councillor Mike Clutt.
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.