The members of Grace Anglican Church hope to invite everyone (and anyone!) in Milton to visit their beautiful church for a Community Meal on the first Thursday of every month. In April 2023 this happened on the second Thursday instead as the church observed Holy Week leading up to Easter.
Recently, in April 2023, Grace welcomed 60 people to a delicious meal of ham, scalloped potatoes, salad, garlic bread and hot cross buns. 3 large hams (The largest of these weighed 22 kg.) were donated by International Delicatessen on the Guelph Line.
The Community Meals were first held in February 2015.
For those who are fascinated by soaring, inspirational music, combined with visions of magical moments and imaginary people, then the First Ontario Art Centre of Milton was the place to be on February 16th 2023, enjoying the mesmerizing music of the Milton Philharmonic Orchestra.
Music Director and Conductor Luca Peveroni said that he was “really excited for this concert; the repertoire is challenging, diverse but all absolutely brilliant. The thread linking all the pieces on the program is ‘Fairy Tales’ and the power that music and art has to transport us to different times and places.”
The first piece was the “Overture to Oberon” by Carl Maria von Weber. Fairies, along with the mischievous sprite, Puck, gather around their magnificent King as he sleeps in a shady place beneath the trees.
It was a pleasant Thursday morning on February 16th. Mayor Krantz stood on the steps of the Town Hall and made the proclamation that Saturday, February 25th would be the Coldest Night of the Year Day in Milton.
He was accompanied by Executive Director of the incredible Milton Transitional Housing,
Donna Danielli, Councillor Colin Best and several walkers planning to walk 2K, 5K or 10K for the CNOY. Many of those in the group have faithfully walked or volunteered for the event over the years since the first CNOY in 2011.
While in York, Ontario, Joseph received from the Crown, 100 acres of land – Lot 14 Concession 2, Township of Trafalgar in Halton County in the District of Gore – now the town of Milton, Ontario. After moving in, on October 15th 1821, Jasper bought another 100 acres from neighbor John Whitfield for £10. Realizing that the pioneers in that area needed a grist mill, he went to work, and by 1822 he had a grist mill in operation. In 1825 he set up a sawmill and an ashery.
‘It might be said that Milton owes its early existence—from the Canadian Champion Newspaper, January 1955)
The area that became known as Milton in the Township of Trafalgar had settlers as early as 1807. It was covered with forest and marshland. The 16 Mile Creek ran through from the ‘Mountain’ to Lake Ontario. The creek originally crossed Main Street three times but was eventually straightened to its present location. Jasper Martin dammed the creek in 1822 and created the Mill Pond, first by hand digging and then using ox drawn barges.1825 started the Saw Mill.”
Milton’s prestigious award of Youth Athlete of 2021 has been awarded to Ismail Hassan. He graduated from St. Francis Xavier Catholic School in Milton in June. Ismail helped
his school win the Halton Regional Championship and a triple-A OFSAA bronze medal in 2020.
Watching videos of his prowess on the basketball court, it is obvious that he is a sure force to reckon with in any game! He appears to have a keen ability to shoot and score! With over 500 hours for volunteering
In 2019, at about the same time that a volcano in New Zealand erupted, Rick Imus flew there. He stayed there for a while. On the big screen, he played the national anthems of Korea and New Zealand on his guitar for their national football matches (he also played O Canada). While in New Zealand he became aware of the similarities between the historic struggles of the indigenous people of that country and of Canada. Rick discovered that the Maori language was banned in New Zealand not very long ago. Now the Maori culture is respected in that country.
“If we stay alert,” Rick said, “we’ll find so many opportunities for connections with our indigenous people, especially in music.”
The students of the Rick Imus Studio are taught the intricacies of guitar playing; piano; drumming and vocal music. Occasionally students study several of these disciplines.
Miltonian Pranysqa Mishra has had a flair for music from an early age and loves to sing. After she watched the Disney movie Moana, she learned one whole song and her parents were surprised as she wasn’t yet 3 years old. The lyrics of the song: ’How far I’ll go’ are significant because they tell of the hopes and dreams of Moana who wonders: ‘Every turn I take, every trail I track, every path I make, every road leads back to the place I know (and….) there’s just no telling how far I’ll go!..’
Pranysqa was born in New Jersey. The family moved to Canada in 2015 and to Milton in 2018. Now Pranysqa is 6 years old and attends Grade1 at Bruce Trail Public School, Milton. She has taken piano lessons from the Milton School of Music from the age of 4 and now continues to learn on line. Winning contests and accolades through the USA and Canada for her musical ability, she is confident, bright and charming. One of her favourite idols is Whitney Houston.
The Coldest Night of the Year event on February 20th2021 was possibly one of the coldest nights of the year so far in Milton
The day was cold in Milton, colder in the evening. Most participants, delighting in the glorious winter sunshine and picture perfect bright blue skies, walked during the day. Some chose to walk on a different date under the auspices of CNOY2021.
The Great Canadian Baking Show is a deliciously heartwarming programme to watch on the CBC each cold Sunday evening through the pandemic of February-March-April 2021.
The culinary creations are usually beautifully presented. Viewers get to watch the successes and failures of the participants from the safety of their couches, generally feeling removed from the stress as bread rises or caves in; elaborate icing designs dissolve and many great plans come to nothing. It is competition at its best and most exciting.
Milton is strong. Milton is always willing to reach out to help people in the community.
Mario Chagas’ middle name is Milton. The name Milton is quite common in Brazil. “In Brazil” he said, “everyone including my Mom always called me Milton!”
He lives in Milton Ontario, is a local contractor and owns and manages MC Trim.
Mario’s Facebook profile states: ‘We are passionate about the work we undertake and are happy to discuss your project and requirements. We provide the best carpenter and trim service. No job is too big. No space is too small. No project is the same.’