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.
Friday March 15th, the American Public Library Association announced the winners of its 2019 awards and grants, honouring the best in public library service, innovation and outreach. Mark Williams, Chief Librarian and Milton Public Library were awarded the 2019 John Iliff Award for Innovation for the development and success of the Quest Milton app.
Milton District Hospital Foundation would like to thank La Rose Speciality Foods and Fine Italian Bakery for their continuous support through their Plastic Bags program. This year through their amazing initiative their customers have donated $5,800 towards the Milton Hospital Foundation.
The Tiger Jeet Singh Foundation (TJSF) and Halton Regional Police Service (HRPS) made a $28,000 cheque presentation to Halton schools Thursday morning at Troy’s Diner.
Since 2015, TJSF has donated over $100,000 to local schools in support of initiatives such as mental health, inclusive classrooms, breakfast programs, literacy, coding, art workshops and classroom technology.
On the morning of March 9, Milton Town Hall was bustling with excitement and enthusiasm from local residents, faculty and students representing Milton high schools, town councilors, and members from various local businesses and non-profit organization— all getting ready for the 3rd annual “March on Main,” hosted by CFUW Milton and District, in celebration of International Women’s Day. Powerful messages were written across an array of signs, such as “Equal Work Equal Pay”, “Press for Progress”, and this year’s theme, “#BalanceforBetter.” According to The World Economic Forum’s 2018 Global Gender Gap Report, the gender gap is widening and achieving gender parity globally will take 202 years. Of the 149 countries assessed, Canada ranks #16 in total, but only 50th in terms of equal pay for similar work.
The 6th Annual Denim & Diamonds Gala will take place on April 27th at the Gambrel Barn in the historic Country Heritage Park. Hosted by the Rotary Club of Milton, the event is planned in support of the Milton District Hospital Foundation (Paediatric Family Waiting Lounge), and the Townsend Smith Hospice.
On Thursday March 21st Orange Snail Brewery in Milton hosted a public meeting to give exclusive Information on what’s coming to the new Milton Public Market this year in Milton.
The Milton Public Market is setting the stage to become the largest outdoor public market in Ontario, a collective of over 250 artisanal makers every Saturday and Sunday from May 25th to September 15th, each day from 12:00 PM to 6:00 PM at the Milton Fairgrounds. It’ll be the largest incubator for small businesses. Discover hand-made crafters, authentic street eats to fresh, seasonal food from farmers, fishers, and many other kinds of specialties.
Rescue Junction, a popular bluegrass gospel group from the Waterloo area, is coming to St. Paul’s United, 123 Main St. Milton, on Sunday, March 24, 2019. This group of five gifted musician and vocalists have been travelling and singing together since 2009. Originally comprised of brother and sister Kyle and Katelyn Gerber, who play mandolin and guitar respectively, the band has grown to include Roger Martin on banjo, Dallas Roth on upright bass and Nick Huber on dobro.