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.
2019 marks the 10th Anniversary of Canada’s Culture Days program – a three-day nation-wide event which invites community members to participate in free, interactive arts and culture activities. For the past seven years, local non-profit arts group Arts Milton has hosted Milton Culture Days at the FirstOntario Arts Centre Milton.
August 13th, 2019 was cause for celebration as families gathered to observe Eid ul Adha, at a gathering hosted by local food blogger and Instagram star Tabassum Wyne of Kashmiri Foodie. Wyne partnered with the Milton Federal Liberal Association and new Liberal candidate Adam van Koeverden, and the party was held at their Main Street office in downtown Milton.
The International Society for Krishna Consciousness (ISKCON) is a sect of Hinduism. On August 24, 2019 ISKCON Milton gathered at Grace Anglican Church mark the first appearance of Lord Krishna, who first appeared 5200 years ago.
The weather gods smiled down on the 8th annual Italia Fest 2019 presented in collaboration with LaRose Specialty Foods and Fine Italian Bakery on Sunday, August 18th bestowing a sunny afternoon for the outdoor family festival and fundraiser.
The 39th Annual Strawberry Fair took place on Saturday, June 22 – a day which just might have been the most beautiful in the summer of 2019 thus far. Presented as always by the Milton District Hospital Auxiliary, the event drew crowds from all over the city.
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.
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