Men II Boys’ motto is “It’ never too late to have a happy childhood.” “It means we practice once a week. We kibitz with each other. We figure out things we think are entertaining, and cause laughter for the audience,” Ron McKerron said of the phrase’s meaning. The all-male singing group is set to play the FirstOntario Arts Centre Milton November 16th. The group first formed in 1996, and has 18 members. Their website describes them as “a group of men who found out that they like to sing together and have been doing so for a couple of decades.”
It’s back! Milton will once again hear the moans of vampires and chills of fright as it braces itself for the 10th annual Milton Haunted House held inside Milton Mall. Milton Haunted House, setup in a large donated space across from the Bank of Montreal inside the Milton Mall, is open to all ages on Saturday October 26th and Sunday October 27th from noon to 5pm.
The parking lot in front of RAD Brothers restaurant was the place to be for live music September 7, 2019. The festival marked its third year with a day of live music from noon until midnight.
This year organizers had an emphasis on local featuring more smaller businesses as sponsors. “We love having them on board.
Milton Players’ Theatre Group begins its 40th anniversary season in November. It was started by a group of 14 people in 1979 who answered a newspaper ad. The first performance was: Goodnight, Mrs. Puffin. The group has grown to perform three plays per season, with six performances of each play.
Hope in High Heels gives men a chance to know what it feels like to walk in women’s shoes for a day to bring awareness to Halton Women’s Place (HWP). This year’s edition was held September 14, 2019. It marked a tenth year the event was held across Halton, and the fourth in Milton. The fundraiser was brought to Milton by Councillor Mike Clutt.
Saffron green and white were the colours of the day as India celebrated its 73rd independence day August 17 at the Milton Bible Church. The afternoon program was organized by the Canadian Indian Association. Performances included patriotic songs and danced representing all regions of India.
Milton’s Coptic Christians gathered to mark the annual St. Abanoub festival with a picnic July 28. Abanoub was an Egyptian child saint who was executed for refusing to leave Christianity at the age of 12. Members of Milton’s St George and Abanoub Coptic Orthodox Church gathered to mark Abanoub’s feast day.
July 13 was a sunny warm day, with a light breeze. It was the perfect summer day for the annual picnic Milton (MAM) at the Croatian Club Soccer Park.
The event included food, and, family activities as well as shows for the kids. The association began with a group of Muslim families meeting in basements for fellowship, and grew from there. “Miltonians are invited here, and on top of that, the proceeds from it go to the Milton District Hospital Foundation,” Mumtaz Warsi explained. Warsi, and Mehmood Khan are part of the team of organizers. MAM presents an annual cheque for $5,000 to MDHF, “That makes it a very unique event,” Warsi
Monday July 1, 2019 marked Canada’s 152nd Birthday. Celebrations started June 30, when the Halton Gujarati Seniors’ Samaj (HGSS) hosted its party at the Lions’ Club Hall.
The event started with dignitaries led by Mayor Gord Krantz being led their table by Latin dancers. The audience settled into an afternoon-long program that echoed Canada’s multiculturalism. Performances included the Chinese Arts Society from both Milton, and Mississauga, as well as an Elvis impersonator.
The sound of the horns marked the end of a period at the Milton Orthotics and Wellness Centre’s annual Game On Street Hockey Tournament. June 22, 2019 marked the seventh edition of the event, which, raised $30,000 for the Reach Out Centre for Kids (ROCK).