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April is Sikh Heritage month in Milton where we officially recognize the rich heritage and culture that the Sikh community brings.

All across Canada and the world Sikhs celebrate Vaisakhi (also known as Khalsa day) which signifies the creation of the Khalsa and the Sikh articles of faith. On Monday April 4th members of the Sikh Community and friends gathered at Milton Town Hall where the Mayor read the official proclamation while honoring the Sikh flag raising.

What started as a Dad’s basketball group so Milton fathers could get outside, meet and play some ball has evolved into something pretty fantastic.

They meet on a regular basis at Hawthorne Village Public School on weeknights to play ball and now they have also been raising money for Food4Kids Halton Stacey Silvio Halliday was at the basketball court today to receive their group donations and let the Dads know how their money is helping kids in Halton, and specifically in Milton.

The Meet and Greet at Sherwood District Park for the 2022 Cricket Season was recently held on April 9th.

Event Ontario Softball Cricket League in Milton with Team Members from MAM, Ali, Best, Hamid and Di Lorenzo today were on hand. Players got the feel of the Cricket Field as well as some team members meeting each other for the first time. EOSCL is starting their 7th season in June with a record number of teams and players participating. It will be one of the best and most competitive leagues this year.

Are you feeling overwhelmingly stressed?

Does that question make you want to laugh, scream, or cry?

Higher levels of anxiety are not uncommon as we navigate a world changing at a rapid pace! We’ve heard this message before: now is the time for us to work and cope together – mental health is by no means a luxury but rather a vital necessity.

As restrictions are lifted in our province, the consequences of COVID-19 showed us how complex an issue it is, and we feel the weight of its impact globally across all societies.

Are you feeling overwhelmingly stressed?

Does that question make you want to laugh, scream, or cry?

Higher levels of anxiety are not uncommon as we navigate a world changing at a rapid pace! We’ve heard this message before: now is the time for us to work and cope together – mental health is by no means a luxury but rather a vital necessity.

As restrictions are lifted in our province, the consequences of COVID-19 showed us how complex an issue it is, and we feel the weight of its impact globally across all societies.

The provincial elections are coming up which means things are getting exciting locally too!

Sameera Ali is Milton’s Liberal MPP candidate and we are excited to share that her campaign office is opening up on Tuesday May 3rd 2022.

“Almost a decade ago, the people of Milton welcomed me and my family with warmth, compassion and love when we moved here. Their optimism, positive energy and hopeful vision inspired me to run as the Ontario Liberal Party’s candidate in the upcoming provincial election to be a strong voice on their behalf at Queen’s Park.” says Sameera.

Yes you read that right! Popular event organizer and decorator, Kanwal Waseem organized Milton’s first ever Basant event on Feb 26th at the Connect Centre located at 121 Chisholm Dr.

For those of our readers who don’t know, Basant is a colourful kite flying festival celebrated in Pakistan. This festival usually falls in late January or early February and marks the beginning of spring. It is customary to wear bright yellow outfits on Basant, as it’s the colour of the mustard flowers.

Coldest Night of the Year (CNOY) is a winter-rific family-friendly walk to raise money for Milton Transitional Housing. It’s cold out there…

Over $90,000 was raised this year for 9th Annual CNOY Milton event which is a new record amount. The top 4 teams being #miltonstrong ($15,613), CFUW Milton & District ($8295), Faith United ($8110) and Italian Cultural Centre of Milton ($6975).

The Dads of Milton (DoMs) held their 2022 kick-off at Champs Family Entertainment Centre on Friday February 25th. The group shared the new vision for 2022 as well as conducting a Billiards gaming competition to help raise funds for Allendale Long Term Care facility in Milton.

Congratulations to Alan Cooke and Sonesh Jane coming in first place with Keith Gillespie and Tiberio Ponceano coming a close second.

Organizer, James Secondino had this to say about the night

“Thanks to the hard work of our exec team – especially Daniel Marshall & Tiberio Ponceano – everyone had an awesome night.”