Community Happenings


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.

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,

Milton Town Council members Councillor Sameera Ali, Kristina Tesser Derksen and Rick Di Lorenzo were excited this week to be joining thousands of walkers and runners across Canada in the 2021 Run for Women raising help for women’s mental health programs at Halton Healthcare.

The 3 councilors got together to form a Milton Council team with themselves as walkers/runners and also received a financial donation from councillor John Challinor

The councillors walked up and down Main Street in Milton’s downtown core as well as Mary, King and Martin Street. Stopping at various business establishments and talking to local residents along the walk.

The Gallery Upstairs has announced the celebration of 45 years in business. This is a significant milestone for Owner, Hedi Nowak. Since opening in July 1976 she has proudly

built long-standing relationships with artists and clients in the Milton community and surrounding areas. A destination gallery for art and gifts— welcoming people time and time again for events and fun.

The Harrop Restaurant opened July 15, 1976 and was originally located at the Harrop Home, a century home in old Milton that Hedi purchased from the family. The art gallery was added in 1979. Throughout the last 45 years Hedi has created a successful business using her love and passion for art and people to keep her and The Gallery Upstairs a staple in the Milton community. She is always happy tosupport local and International charity and non-profit organisations, and can be found at almost every major event in town.