The weather on Saturday, July 15, held up just fine as the Association of Nigerian Community in Milton (ANCiM) celebrated their FREE 4th Annual Picnic. In his goodwill message to the Nigerian Community.
the Premier of Ontario (Doug Ford) weighed in on the immense contributions of Canadian multicultural history and the Nigerian Community in Milton in saying that: “…multicultural organizations such as yours will play a vital role in building strong contributions that exemplify the true Ontario spirit”.
The annual Golf Tournament and Dinner started off by a record 2-day sell out of tickets that occurred in late March. It then ended with a record raising amount of $210,000 on Thursday June 29th at the 8th annual ‘TEEING OFF for a MIRACLE’ charity golf tournament in support of families living in need.
On June 7th Milton District Hospital Foundation (MDHF) hosted their annual Community Appreciation Event where they recognized their community partners and volunteers that help fundraise for our local hospital. The event was held at the Milton Banquet & Conference Centre and included appetizers and refreshments.
ISKCON Milton, the local branch of the International Society for Krishna Consciousness, held its highly anticipated 4th annual Rathayatra, Festival of India on June 24th. The event, dedicated to Lord Jagannatha, Lord Baldeva, and Devi Subhadra, attracted a remarkable turnout of more than 1200 people. The festival took place at the Milton Sports Community Park, with a vibrant procession extending all the way to Derry Road.
Hedi Nowak likes to share her love for Art.“Art is healing” she said, “Art has so many healing components whether in the garden or on the wall. Art helps your mind to expand and be challenged. It helps you to recall memories and emotions. There’s a bit of soul in all the art here at the Gallery Upstairs!
Hedi and her family moved to Canada in 1956 from Germany. They owned the Bavarian Inn by the Milton Mall. That became well known for everyday dining and for European delicacies. In 1975 there was land available on Steeles that had belonged to the Harrop family who farmed there. They opened Harrop House July 15th, 1976. The much loved restaurant became a landmark in Milton.
The “Gallery Upstairs” was a special feature at the Harrop House. It was a place where customers could purchase remarkable items. It became a “must visit” destination for artists and those who delighted in unique and beautiful things. Works by celebrated artists such as Robert Bateman and Trisha Romance were frequently available for art connoisseurs. Local artists were encouraged to show their work there also.
International Yoga Day (June 21st) is a global celebration of peace, harmony, and well-being. This noble occasion brings together yoga enthusiasts from all walks of life to unite in a collective practice of mindfulness, meditation, and physical fitness. Organized by HSS (Hindu SwayamesevakSangh) the Milton event was held in the Milton Community Park by the Milton Sports Centre. Mayor Krantz helped officiate the event and mentioned both the physical as well as mental health benefits of Yoga, being good for both the mind and body.
Earlier this year, 14 year old Miltonian, Preston Mutanga was invited to the opening of ‘Spider-Man: Across the SpiderVerse’ in California. On Twitter under the name: LegoMe_TheOG @FG_Artist, Preston had posted his video where he “recreated the entire ‘SpiderMan: Across the Spider-Verse’ Trailer in LEGO!”
Chris Miller and Phil Lord, the producers of the movie, were fascinated by the video and his talent. They had also directed the LEGO movie in 2014. Because of his ability, Preston was asked to animate a scene in the new Spider-Man movie.
Get ready to paint the town rainbow and be part of a historic moment as PRISM, Milton’s 2SLGBTQIA+ group holds its very first Pride Parade in Milton! Pride Halton will take place on Main Street from Brown Street to Charles Street from 2:00 PM – 2:30 PM. Pride Halton and PRISM are thrilled to promote diversity, acceptance and visibility for the 2SLGBTQIA+ community and allies. This incredibly important historical event is a huge step forward for the Town of Milton who has been an inclusive ally for a number of years. While the journey to amplify the message of acceptance and equality for all is ongoing, this remarkable Pride Parade event serves as an exceptional beginning.
The Townsend Smith Foundation believes every individual should have access to a dignified and caring end-of-life journey. That is why they have been striving tirelessly to raise funds to build the 1st North Halton hospice. On May 13th people across Milton and North Halton hiked, walked, bike or ran 5KM to raise over $27,000 dollars to date for this important cause.
The 5th annual Chris Hadfield Public School Rock Concert was a spectacular success on May 25th during the school’s end of the year celebration. Eight different home grown rock bands from the elementary school performed rock and pop tunes entertaining the parent council run event. The bands consisted of grade 4 to grade 8 students that attend the school and they practiced in an extracurricular activity run by the head of the music department Ms Dey throughout the school year. She even fronted a staff band including the Vice Principal. The spring concert has been a staple since Ms Dey began teaching at the school. The community was delighted to see the return of the event last year after the pandemic. Highlights included songs like Beat It performed by grade 5 band 51 Pilots who are only 10 years old. A grade 8 band called Blue Dey showed their talent with songs like Mr. Blue Sky and Teen Spirit. The performance was managed by the student stage crew. Music thrives in Milton