Community Happenings


The Lunar New Year Festival at Milton Mall

2019 is the Year of the Pig, known to be a symbol of generosity, optimism and sincerity. This were certainly the mood at Milton Mall as the Lunar New Year Festival took place on February 9th. Te day started off with members of the Milton Monkeys Kids’ Club making themed crafts and posing for family portraits. After getting their free photos and fortune cookies, families had the chance to watch Chinese art demonstrations and also browse through FASM at the Mall, the in mall art gallery operated by the Fine Arts Society of Milton.

Annual Knights of Columbus -Valentine’s Banquet in Support of the Townsend Smith Foundation

The dinner was a great evening of dinner and dance with friends while supporting a local charitable organization, the Townsend Smith Foundation. Music and live entertainment was provided by Charlie Graci and the Groovy Brothers.Thanks to the Milton Knights of Columbus for running this annual event. Townsend Smith’s foundation’s mission is to establish and maintain a residential hospice in Milton to serve the needs of the terminally ill and their families. The Milton Knights of Columbus are actively involved in the Milton Parish community providing financial aid and volunteer services to local charities. To learn more about the Milton Knights of Columbus you can visit their website at

2019 Gift of Health Gala Coming on May 4

Milton District Hospital Foundation (MDHF) invites you to join us in ‘Winning for Health’ at our upcoming Gift of Health Gala. Taking place on Saturday, May 4, 2019 at the Burlington Convention Centre, we look forward to welcoming local community members, donors, and business owners. Te Gift of Health Gala is the Foundation’s signature black-tie fundraising event, made possible by the significant generosity and support of many committed individuals whose goal is to support quality healthcare in Milton. Te evening begins with an impressive antipasto bar and cocktail reception, silent auction, 4-course gourmet dinner, exciting live auction, live entertainment, games, and more.

Hum-WE – Creating awareness against domestic violence

On Sunday, January 27th Hum-We held a thank you luncheon for volunteers and contributors to their cause.

Hum-WE is a non-for-profit organization dedicated to providing resources and support for women in the community. They are committed to raising awareness within the South Asian community about the incidence rate and severity of domestic abuse, mental illnesses, and the associated health-risk factors. They strive to spread awareness as there is strength in both knowledge and numbers and they work to bring hope and bring positive change for women around the world.

Event Ontario Organizes Winter Fest 2019

Food, clothes, and jewelry came together at Winter Fest 2019.  The networking event organized by Events Ontario’s Ayeesha Naeem and Yasmeena Menon brought together a wide variety of businesses for an afternoon of networking and workshops.

Winter Fest started in 2016, as a smaller event organized a wintry evening in December. “We had a lot of vendors that said you know what? In winter we really don’t have much to do, we don’t mind being part of the team,” Menon explained.   The workshops developed as a way to support their vendors, and keeping people interested.  “These businesses need support, so that’s how we do business coaching for them,” she said.  They teach everything from how to advertise, to how to properly do their taxes.