On March 17th the Ontario Provincial Government declared a State of Emergency concerning the Covid-19 pandemic. Consequently, in response to this declaration and to avoid passing the virus to others, groups of more than 5 people were forbidden and social distancing was advised.This was challenging for church groups accustomed to gathering together for weekly services. Several church communities in the area have meetings streamed in a variety of ways.
Hassu Bihari recalls: “One evening in Mumbai, India, we….were sitting on Juhu Beach enjoying the beautiful sunset with the cool sea breeze blowing over the ocean waves, an idea came in my mind for a radio show. With our heart and soul the name ‘Sheetal Sangeet’ (Traditional Classical Mellow Music) was chosen in February 2000.”
The Milton Choristers have entertained audiences in Halton Region and beyond for more than 50 years. In the Spring of 2020 they will offer two concerts to their appreciative public, following their outstanding performance of Handel’s ‘Messiah’ at the First Ontario Arts Centre Milton during the Holiday season of 2019.
When Laylo Atakhodjaeva started researching food waste in Canada she discovered that 40% of food basically ends up in landfills. She found out that stores might be throwing away perfectly edible food. “In my religion,” Laylo said “it is sinful to waste anything and I knew that I had to do something about it. After more research, I realized Community Fridges that have been so popular in Europe to reduce food waste could be ideal in Canada as well.”
As a brilliant sunset lit up the skies over Campbellville on 15th December 2019, there was a special event Celebrating 52 Years of Memories at the Mohawk Inn & Conference Centre before they officially closed their doors to make way for a completely transformed reconstruction of a modern hotel & conference centre with upgraded amenities.
In a formal letter inviting her to the Opening Night Gala at the Holcim Gallery on Wednesday, November 27th, the much loved and esteemed Jessie Brown was told that she is one of the hundred noteworthy women that the CFUW (Canadian Federation of University Women) has chosen for special recognition. The letter states that: ‘By delving into a century of accomplishments by the strong women from within our community, we have been awed and humbled.
On the Buses, on Milton Transit Appreciation Day, Mayor Gordon Krantz and Transit Manager Tony D’Alessandro travelled with the regular passengers who were asked for any comments about the buses. There were no negative comments. There were some suggestions to use a Presto card or eventually have fares available online. Many asserted that they were very happy with the service and could always depend on it. All the bus routes go back to the Go Station. There is one Transfer from one bus to another. A passenger suggested that there could perhaps be a 2 hour extension to transfers, to enable more flexibility.
Pastor Howard Sullivan is known in Milton – at the hospital, at Allendale, at Knox- for his caring nature. Bereaved families when they have no pastor of their own, repeatedly ask for Howard to lead funeral ceremonies because of his concern and compassion.
In a flourish of melodic harmony and enthusiasm, the Milton Choristers’ Spring Concert will complete their 50th Anniversary year. Brightly coloured shirts add to the cheerful theme of hope and anticipation for the future. “We liked the idea of wearing bright colours!” said their Director, “to go with the colours of spring flowers.”
Teens who signed up for the Mentorship Programme with Artists from the Fine Arts Society of Milton at the First Ontario Art Centre in March 2019 expressed their need for their mentors to take time to give tips, correct mistakes and offer encouragement.This year for 4 Sunday afternoons the volunteer mentors from FASM were: leader Ursula McDermid- acrylic painter and pastellist; Kirsty Rutter-acrylics; Jenny Panda- acrylics, mixed media and illustration.During the sessions, other artists joined the group: Shelley Prior-water colourist, Linda Johnston-fabric art and sewing and Louise Botha -painter, art as therapy, art as a career.