Community Happenings


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.


Milton Transitional Housing kicked off their 2019 fundraising campaign on Jan 26th with their Coldest Night of the Year Launch Party to help spread the word of their upcoming CNOY Milton walk on Feb 23rd at the Milton Sports Centre. MTH has set an ambitious goal this year of $50,000 to help continue their work to end homelessness in our community and were happy to announce that they had reached 25% of their goal by the launch event – with 25 teams, 78 walkers, and 38 volunteers (so far).

One Book One Milton Proves Awesome

As the culmination of 2018’s One Book One Milton program, the Milton Public Library hosted The Book of Awesome author Neil Pasricha on the Mattamy Stage at the First Ontario Arts Centre Milton on December 17, 2018. The set up was casual – Pasricha sat with the evening’s MC – CBC News reporter Michael Serapio – to discuss The Book of Awesome, in addition to his other published works and ongoing projects.

Milton Film Festival 2019 – An Award winning Season ahead

And just like that, another year has passed and it’s time to usher in a new year, and a new series of films at the Milton Film Festival. This year’s Festival will take place from January 25-27, 2019, and all films will screen at the First Ontario Arts Center Milton. This year’s line up has been highly lauded and awarded by both viewers and critics alike.

Choristers Shine in their 50th Year

More than 60 talented Choristers filed onto the stage at the FirstOntario Arts Centre Milton on the evening of December 1, 2018. The group’s annual concert this year was entitled “50 Years of Song,” and celebrated 50 years of the choir’s ongoing presence within our community.  Chorister Helen Dietz says, “This anniversary represents the power of music to bind community members together in joy and struggle to create the beautiful artistic creation that is choral music.”