September 16th marked Milton’s second Annual Hope in High Heels, a men’s only walk in heels to support ending violence against women. Walkers of all ages collected pledges to help raise funds for Halton Women’s Place, which provides a safe haven without abuse for women and their children.
In 2011, Milton’s arts and cultural scene changed forever with the opening of the Milton Centre for the Arts. Now rebranded at the First Ontario Arts Centre Milton, the building continues to play host to a series of both local and national presentations, as well as fine arts exhibitions, and arts programs for all ages.
Niators organized their 2nd annual Back to School Drive on Aug 27th at the Streetsville Village Square. The drive was to raise school supplies for both Halton and Peel Regions. They had activities such as face painting, sack races, ring toss and the main highlight of the event was a live exotic animal show.
Over 5000 people attended the Mega Azadi Festival on August 13, 2017 at the Milton Velodrome to celebrate Canada’s 150th anniversary of confederation and Pakistan’s 70th anniversary of independence.
St. Abanoub is a Coptic child saint who sacrificed himself as a martyr at the age of 11. For the last four years Milton’s Coptic Christian Church holds a festival marking the sacrifice. Abanoub’s feast day was July 31, 2017. This year’s edition was held July 29.
Photos by: Rick Di Lorenzo
July 8 marked the 4th Annual Milton Muslim Moms Eid Dinner held at the Milton Seniors Activity Centre. The hall was filled with guests of all ages revelling in the celebration of Eid, and the end of Ramadan – a month’s worth of fasting from sunrise to sunset.
Photos by: Denise Cooperwhite
Still in his prime at 49 years of age, new Milton Fire Chief Dave Pratt spends his downtime playing hockey as part of an Acton Houseleague. When asked about his other hobbies, he noted time spent volunteering at the Santa Claus parade, and assisting with local fireworks on special occasions like Canada Day.
Photos by Denise Cooperwhite
The Milton District Hospital Foundation (MDHF) started out with a goal of raising $30 million towards the hospital expansion. They held their annual Gift of Life Gala May 27, 2017 at Rattlesnake Point Golf Club. Emcee Peter Conteducca compared the fundraising drive to a race. “We’re on the final lap,” he described. The foundation has raised $29 million so far.
Photos by Rick Di Lorenzo
It started five years ago as a conversation between Milton Orthotics and Wellness Centre Owner Angelo Posteraro and Rotary Club member Rod McLachlan. The two men wanted to help the community, and get kids active. “It supported physical activity, and supported a charity.”
The spirits were high during the Community Foundation of Halton North’s grant recipient celebration on May 25, 2017. In attendance were six lucky organizations who are receiving funding from CFHN including ADAPT Halton, the Bob Rumball Association for the Deaf, the Darling Home for Kids, the FirstOntario Art Centre Milton, Milton Transitional Housing, and the United Way of Halton & Hamilton.