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.
Milton Transit is partnering with the Milton Public Library for the ninth year to offer the Read and Ride program from July 3 to September 2, 2017.
Youth 14 years of age and younger can ride Milton Transit for free by showing their validated library card to the bus driver upon boarding any conventional service bus.
Photos by Ann Kornuta
Renowned Artist David Craig, now living in Carlisle, Ontario, was born in Saskatchewan, raised in Ottawa and lived in Milton from 1984 to 1994. He has always been fascinated with the history of Canada.
Photo by Denise Cooperwhite
On May 27th kick off your celebration of Canada’s 150th anniversary with the Milton Choristers and their presentation of Canada Sings Eh?! Part Deux, bringing to a close their 48th season.
Last year at this time the choir performed its first all-Canadian repertoire Canada Sings ‘Eh?! to a very enthusiastic response from the audience. At the fondly named “Brag and Drag” end-of-season wrap up meeting, a choir member put it to the others saying “I think we’ve only just touched the tip of the iceberg on Canadian music.
Photos by Ann Kornuta
What do you do when the Mayor of your town is the longest-serving in the country? You hold a Comedy Roast. That’s exactly what Milton Transitional Housing (MTH) did Saturday April 1, 2017. Roasters included councillors, and community leaders. It was emceed by MTH Executive Director Donna Danielli, and raised $2500.