May, 2019 was Cystic Fibrosis Awareness month. Kin Canada has been in a fundraising partnership with Cystic Fibrosis Canada in 1964. May 11, 2019 the group held their 11th annual Steak Dinner and Dance with Karaoke inside the banquet room at the Milton Sports Centre.
May 4, 2019 kicked off another spring clean-up in the town of Milton as part of the 27th Annual Good Neighbours Community Day. As always, dismal grey weather did not deter over 1000 people from congregating at Milton’s Town
Hall on Mary Street and contributing to the event’s best turn-out yet.
The rafters were ringing at the Country Heritage Park Gambrel Barn on the moonlit Saturday night of April 27th as the 6th Denim and Diamonds Gala presented by the Milton Rotary Club was in the house!
The goal was to have some serious fun with participants showing off their country roots, boots, and line dancing skills. Rebecca Hunter, Milton Rotary President observed, “It’s not formal and people enter relaxed from the get-go. I think they have fun cracking out their cowboy hats and there’s no having to coax people onto the dance floor, that’s for sure!”
On May 9th the honorary Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau was in attendance at an Iftar dinner at the Milton Banquet & Conference Centre to break fast alongside members of Milton’s muslim community. This festive Iftar dinner was organized by the, “Canadian-Pakistan Foundation of Friendship” (CPFA) with over 300 people attending the exclusive event, displaying the strength of the Pakistani Muslim community in Milton. This exclusive event also hosted the presence of multiple members of Parliament, politicians and businessmen from the Greater Milton Area (GMA), connecting and socializing with the community.
For six exciting hours the “Winning for Health” Milton District Hospital Foundation Gift of Health Gala became Las Vegas North on Saturday, May 4th at the Burlington Convention Centre in Burlington. The theme for the campaign was inspired by Rosanna Conteduca, Chair of the Milton District Hospital Foundation Gala Committee. Vanessa Briguglio, Major Gifts and Community Engagement Officer, shared that “bringing the Las Vegas theme to life was six months in the making.”
The Royal Canadian Legion Branch (RCL) 136 was the place to be April 19 as they hosted a fish fry in their basement club rooms. The area was crowded, and buzzing with conversation as over 100 people gathered for an evening of cheer and camaraderie to mark the start of the Easter long weekend.
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.
All it takes is one person to make a difference. For children and youth facing poverty, family violence, or issues with mental health, that one person can give them something that can make a significant, life-long impact: hope. And that is exactly what Big Brothers Big Sisters of Halton and Hamilton strives to accomplish—to develop and fortify healthy relationships through individual and group mentorship programs that provide support, guidance, and opportunities for children and youth in need. To help the growth of their programs and continue to serve more youth and make real, positive changes in their lives, Tim Hortons hosted its 3rd annual Bowl for Kids’ Sake at Champs Family Entertainment Centre on April 5th.
In a flourish of melodic harmony and enthusiasm, the Milton Choristers’ Spring Concert will complete their 50th Anniversary year. Brightly coloured shirts add to the cheerful theme of hope and anticipation for the future. “We liked the idea of wearing bright colours!” said their Director, “to go with the colours of spring flowers.”
The 2019 Milton Chamber of Commerce Awards Gala held at the Granite Ridge Golf Club on Friday, April 12th was a night made to shine from the glint of cocktail glasses to the glitter of table settings to the sparkling conversations between friends and colleagues dressed to the nines.