The Milton Sports Hall of Fame (MSHoF) celebrated their 2020 inductees at the Milton Sports Centre on October 30th. The MSHoF recognizes and honours the sports accomplishments and contributions of our community while inspiring the youth of Milton. You can find more information about MSHoFand their volunteer-driven organization at miltonsportshof.com
Milton Tim Horton’s owners stood by our local community again in organizing the local Smile Cookies campaign with sales going towards Darling Home For Kids. The campaign raised $41,906 which was presented to Darling in a recent cheque ceremony. The campaign ran from September 13 to 19th and 100% of proceeds from every Smile Cookie went to the charity.
In a light-hearted parody of our past federal election local Milton Councillor Rick Di Lorenzo held an election sign parody fundraiser for Milton District Hospital Foundation
(MDHF). A Sign was free to Milton residents if they made a small donation ($10 or more) to a local Milton charity, agree to follow local bylaws on placement and promise not to ever
throw it in the garbage. MDHF was Di Lorenzo’s preferred charity and local Milton residents supported this by donating $2343 directly to the hospital for the campaign.
On September 15th at Chudleigh’s farm in Milton the Milton Chamber of Commerce held their annual awards ceremony for the 2020 Community winners. The awards celebrate excellence in Milton and with the challenges people and businesses have been facing this past year it’s even more important to recognize success & perseverance. It was an elegant but socially distanced event with a small number of people keeping within covid19 limitations.
Milton’s annual Bocce Ball Tournament took place Saturday October 16 at the Italian Cultural Centre of Milton raising funds for the centre’s roof rehabilitation. The event aptly names Beer, Bites and Bocce was a great success. The clouds and wind left just when the games were starting to make for a sunny and warm game day event. The Rotary Club of Milton also donated their time to help with the BBQ and food.
On Friday afternoon, September 10, after another sellout event of 288 golfers at Granite Ridge Golf Club, the 21st Mayor’s Golf Tournament for United Way in Milton announced a net donation to the upcoming 2021 United Way campaign of $200,000, an increase of almost $8000 over the previous best year. With no closing banquet this year, the initial total was announced as $196,318 before the golfers teed off. Additional funds were added during the event. Then double Gold sponsor Mattamy Homes generously offered to ‘top up’ the total to an even $200,000. The event benefits from tremendous support from dozens of corporations doing business in the Town of Milton, with record numbers of major sponsors including 24 Gold and 30 Silver corporate sponsors.
In Milton on September 30th there was a Walk of Remembrance guided by Grandmothers Voice in honour of the children & survivors of residential schools in Canada.
This was the first time such an event has been hosted in Milton but it won’t be the last. It was held entirely outside, there was no admission or cost to enter, everyone was welcome.
Earlier this year, for the first time across Canada, the Navy League of Canada was honored by the Town of Milton when Mayor Gordon Krantz proclaimed May 2021 as Navy League Month!
The Milton Branch of the Navy League of Canada was established 35 years ago with the intent of raising good citizens through the Sea Cadet program by co-sponsoring the Royal Canadian Sea Cadet Corps (RCSCC) CHAUDIERE, which runs a program for young Canadians ages 12 – 19. Last year, the Milton Branch opened another cadet unit for younger kids. The Navy League Cadet Corps (NLCC)ADVENTURE is solely run by the Milton Branch, and it runs a program developed for younger audiences, ages 9-12 on Friday evenings. Both programs run along nautical lines and cadets learn the basics of seamanship, navigation, nautical knots and other topics in citizenship and leadership.
Canadian Indian Association of Halton Region celebrated India’s 75th Indian Independence Day with its first-ever tri-city drive-thru. The day started at 8:45 AM at the Milton Sports Centre, and from there, over 30 cars made their way towards the Town Hall of Oakville. The convoy moved towards Burlington City Hall later on and finished the event at the Milton Sports Centre.
At each location, the Canadian Indian Association hoisted the flag and sang the Canadian and Indian National Anthems, and some dignitaries shared their thoughts on the occasion.
Milton ON – It all started with an idea of service to our youth and for 35 years, the Milton Navy League has been the sponsor of the Royal Canadian Sea Cadet Corps (RCSCC) CHAUDIERE, which runs a cadet program that is free of cost to youth ages 12-19!
To celebrate this momentous occasion, the Milton Navy League and RCSCC CHAUDIERE commissioned a limited number of celebration Challenge Coins to recognize cadets and community leaders who have provided steadfast support to the cadets. Challenge Coins are used by militaries all over the world to recognize worthy individuals and are considered a valuable collector’s item,