In this uncertain time, in which we are witnessing sides of humanity that both shock and disappoint us, we can look to the shining examples of generosity within our community. Laurie MacNab is one such person, whose work in Milton has designated her Volunteer of the Year in 2020. But MacNab’s affinity for charity work began many years ago.
On Tuesday November 19th, the Rotary Clubs of Milton, Acton and Georgetown (the North Halton Cluster) held a dinner meeting at the Granite Ridge Golf club in honour of the District Governor Lesley Barmania (Rotary District 7080). This meeting served as an exciting opportunity for the members of the three clubs to connect with each other as well as to learn about the projects being undertaken by each club.
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
Miltonians may have enjoyed their last Canada Day festivities at the Milton Fairgrounds. After more than 20 years of providing our community with a yearly celebration, the Milton Canada Day Committee will be retiring in 2019.
Once joined together with the Milton Santa Claus Parade Committee, the two events split off once they gained traction within the community. Committee Member of 15 years and Sponsorship Chair Pat Rideout explains, “As each event grew, it was decided that they should be separate entities.” The event was first hosted at Rotary Park but quickly outgrew the space and moved to its current location at the Milton Fairgrounds.
The beginnin Artists group owes a lot to happenstance as local artists g of the Escarpment came together to lend their creative talents to the Rotary Clubs ‘Camel Race’ fundraiser back in 2013.
“We had a really fun time together,” says Diana Tuszynski, artist and business owner, “so why don’t we take this group and do something with it. We decided it would be fun to show together, as it would be an efficient use of our time as well as to pool our resources.”
Hospices are residential palliative facilities dedicated to the care of patients near the end of their lives due to life-limiting illnesses, and their families. The provincial government leaves their establishment up to communities.
The red carpet was rolled out for Milton’s movie lovers January 25-27 for Milton’s sixth annual film festival. January 25, 2019 marked one of two galas with Colette, a movie starring Keira Knightley and Dominic West.
Participants of Arts Milton’s Friendship Project gathered at Paramount Fine Foods on Saturday, March 24th for a final meal in celebration of the Project’s completion.
The front cover of The High Mountains of Portugal tells how the novel ‘…takes the reader on a road trip through Portugal in the last century- and through the human soul.’