MYSC Milton Magic soccer players U8 – U13+ attended a two-day training camp learning 1 vs 1 Techniques, Shooting and Attacking Skills from Dwayne “DeRo” De Rosario. DeRo is one of the most decorated Canadian athletes of our generation. His focus now is inspiring the next generation of Canadian athletes to “Go after your dreams…”, says Dwayne “DeRo” De Rosario
Local residents celebrated Pakistan’s 76th Independence day in August at the Mattamy National Cycling Centre. The free family friendly event began at 6:00 p.m. with symbolic Canadian and Pakistani flag waving and singing of both national anthems.
What is the Ruck to Remember? It is an initiative started nine years ago by a civilian who because of medical issues could not join the military but wanted to support our Canadian Veterans and other first responders, including Paramedics, Firefighters and Law Enforcement. Lino Nevio DiJulio started the Ruck to Remember to raise funds for first responders’ different charities. This year “Operation Leave the Streets Behind” a Royal Canadian Legion Charity to get homeless veterans off the streets was their focus!
The municipal election is in full swing and for the first time in a long time, Milton has a real race shaping up for Mayor. After serving 12 years on Council, Councillor, Zeeshan (Zee) Hamid has stepped forward to run against Gord Krantz under the campaign banner “it’s time”.
Hamid has long been viewed as a respected leader on Council with an eye for balanced growth. “I believe we can grow without building high-rises in already established neighbourhoods,” he says. He is a tech sector leader, passionate about sustainability and creating livable communities. If elected, his goal would be to bring a new official plan that protects small businesses and promotes balanced growth.
For the past 9 years there has been a Halal Food Festival in nearby Mississauga. It’s always been a great success but recently the organizer Amir Shamsi and Sara Khan (Milton resident and entrepreneur) worked together to bring the annual event to Milton.
The event held on August 21st at the Milton Community Park was extremely well attended and included live music performances along with many Halal food options, local vendors, and a Mango Festival included as part of the festivities.
Italian Cultural Centre of Milton (ICCM) in collaboration with La Rose Specialty Foods and Fine Italian Bakery co-hosted its 9th Annual Italia Fest Fundraiser on August 14th supporting Townsend Smith Foundation & the ICCM Building Fund.
Italia Fest is an outdoor family festival and fundraiser that celebrates Italian Culture and Heritage in Canada through food, drink, music, dancing, games, and community spirit. Italian Canadians and ALL diverse cultures were welcomed to celebrate this beautiful day at the ICCM escarpment grounds.
The Hindu Community in Halton &Hamilton (HCHH) organized its 4th annual Kawad Yatra on 6th August 2022.
Kawad Yatra is the annual pilgrimage of devotees of Shiva, known as Kawariyas, to the Hindu pilgrimage places of Haridwar, Gaumukh and Gangotri and Sultanganj in India to get the holy waters of the Ganges River. HCHH started their Yatra (parade) from Milton and walked to the Vaishno Devi Temple in Oakville.
Nearly 100 devotees participated in the Yatra (parade) with the desire to seek the blessings of Lord Shiva.
Islamic Circle of North America (ICNA) Milton chapter and the Islamic Community Centre of Milton (ICCM) arranged a BBQ event for the Milton community on July 31, 2022 at 8069 Esquesing Line in Milton. Various food items were offered free of charge for adults, like BBQ, burgers, BBQ chicken, and drinks. Whereas kids enjoyed hotdog sandwiches, cotton candy, popcorn, drinks, juices, and multiple inflatable rides in the nice weather. Besides that, there were different stalls setup for attendees to purchase items of their interest, like clothes, jewelry, arts and crafts, paintings, etc.
Step Up To The Plate 5 by the Dads of Milton (DOM) took part at the Lion’s Park in Milton last month. The annual fundraiser chose Nelson the Giant this year, which aims to reduce bullying by building awareness and educating our youth. Founded by Sandy Gemmill, Nelson the Giant is also the focus of a movie in development which aims to spread the message of anti-bullying to students and children across Canada. The event featured a home run derby and also had delicious eats donated by East Side Marios.
“It was great to see people from all over town get together for an afternoon of fun and laughter.” said Sandeep Sambhi, DoM spokesperson for the event.
The Muslim Association of Milton (MAM) held another successful Annual Community BBQ in August with the purpose to bring the entire Milton community together. This year the BBQ raised funds for both Milton District Hospital Foundation as well as Oakville Hospital. The Annual BBQ opened its door to the entire community giving everyone a chance to attend and enjoy their day. It was a free entry event with a ton of activities for people to take part in such as a Bar-B-Que, toy and clothing stalls, face painting, Fire Truck and more.