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Denise and Peter Mulé created the not-for-profit foundation known as Pack a Bag whose mission is to help those in need at Christmas. For the last seven years they have donated a backpack to the men, women, and children living in Milton, Acton, Georgetown, Burlington, and Oakville. Each backpack contains pajamas, an age-appropriate toy, hand knit scarfs and slippers, waterproof gloves or mitts, books, socks, a water bottle, a toque, a toothbrush and toothpaste, toiletries, etc.

This past Christmas of 2020, approximately 2,150 back packs were distributed to the following organizations: Big Brothers and Big Sisters of Halton, Salvation Army (Milton Branch), St. Vincent de Paul, Grace Anglican Church, Food4Kids Halton (includes families in Milton, Acton, Georgetown, Oakville, and Burlington), Milton Transitional Housing, Food for Life, Milton Community Living, Community Youth Program, Shiafra Homes, Living Hope for Care and Counseling, Bob Rumball Canadian Centre of Excellence for the Deaf – Milton, plus individuals in the community.

Chef Melani Bastian is determined and tireless!

She recalls how the worthwhile cause of No One Goes Hungry started in Milton on November 1st 2020: “Along with volunteers we made 350 hot meals and gave away 50 GOOD food bags from Food For Life at Caribbean Vibes on Main Street East in Milton. Within one month the program (NOGH) grew and added Oakville on a Saturday from the QEPCCC from 3pm to 5pm. On Jan 7th 2021 NOGH we added Acton & Georgetown.”

Melani adds: “With many amazing volunteers from each town pouring in, the program has now grown to serving over 1400 meals per week and giving out over 100 GOOD food bags and over 100 Halton Food For Thought snack bags for the students.

The Shopper’s Drug Mart Run for Women, brought to you by the LOVE YOU by Shoppers Drug Mart™ program is the largest fundraising initiative for mental health services in the Halton community. Although this is not a new initiative for Shoppers Drug Mart, it is NEW for the Milton community as this is only the second year Milton District Hospital Foundation has been included as one of the beneficiaries. Milton District Hospital Foundation is encouraging the community to register to run/walk and show the other regions in this nationwide event what Milton can do!

Dr. Carolyn Malec, Community Family Physician and Hospitalist at Milton District Hospital says, “I’ve been participating in the Run for Women over the past few years with other physicians, friends and family. As a family physician,

Many of you know Milton’s local Name Magician -Tyler Fergus. Tyler has been performing Magic for over 21 years and he has made it his passion to help others through his magic.

On May 1st Magician Tyler Fergus partners with the Milton Lions Club to raise awareness and money for the Darling Home for Kids. This event was conducted virtually through Zoom online.

When it comes to helping others Tyler Fergus is sure to jump on board without question

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Cadet Petty Officer 2nd Class Aidan Seepersaud from 304 RCSCC CHAUDIERE in Milton attended the 2021 Cadet Activity Program.

This is his personal account, in his own voice, while participating on CAP (Cadet Activity Program), which was a fully online program offered to cadets across Ontario by Cadets Canada, during the spring break, 12-19 April, and PO2 Seepersaud represented Milton. For brevity part of his submission has been removed for publication space purposes.

“I enjoyed the CAP program, mainly because of the flexibility of the activities and that it was self-led, letting me do what I would like to do. Along with the fact it was more educational in different aspects, that led me down rabbit holes, that ended up teaching me more than I expected to learn.”

The Milton Youth Task Force (MYTF) hosted an online virtual Youth Awards Ceremony recognizing the contributions of young people in Milton. The purpose of the awards is to promote a positive image of young people and to generate awareness of the valuable contributions that youth make in our community.

This year the winner of the Community Leadership award is Sheharyar Khan. During the pandemic, Sheharyar and his sister Kashmala started a project called Mums and Daisys – Gifts of Happiness by surprising community members with thoughtful, handmade crafts like picture frames, painted rocks and cards.

With support from other community organizations, they organized fundraisers to support Milton District Hospital, Halal Food Bank, Food 4 Kids Halton and the Muslim Association of Milton.

Necessity has always been the mother of invention and there is arguably nothing within the last century that has challenged the ingenuity of artists in producing and showing their work as COVID-19.

The Fine Arts Society of Milton (FASM) has done some hard thinking about how local artists can continue to exercise their creative impulses and to share their works with the public in a safe and easy way.  FASM is now proud to announce the launch of the FASM Gallery at FASMgallery.com

The benefits are many with this latest initiative. Artists can continue their practice and are able to post directly to the website either for display or for sale. Customers can be assured of a COVID safe transaction purchase will be sent directly to their chosen address.

Aarav has been working towards creating new music and songs throughout the pandemic. He is now learning music engineering as a part of his co-op program.

Winning the Youth Artist of the Year award will encourage him to improve his musical skills and pursue his dreams. He is an active member of the community and practices guitar at Rick Imus Music Studio in Milton. With Rick, he performed at the Milton Truck Plaza, Lighting up Allendale and the Coldest Night of the Year. He also performed at the Town’s Culture Days event and the Italian Club’s Drive-thru concert. Aarav won first place at the Craig Kielburger Secondary School talent show.

Each year, Milton proudly raises and flies the Pride Flag during Pride Month to show our commitment to all members of the community to feel represented and welcomed. This year, to celebrate Pride Month and the 2SLGBTQ+ community, Milton is showing its support by adding the Pride rainbow through select crosswalks and benches, while continuing to raise the Pride Flag.Each year, Milton proudly raises and flies the Pride Flag during Pride Month to show our commitment to all members of the community to feel represented and welcomed. This year, to celebrate Pride Month and the 2SLGBTQ+ community, Milton is showing its support by adding the Pride rainbow through select crosswalks and benches, while continuing to raise the Pride Flag.