July 4th marked Milton’s 165th Birthday and to help celebrate the historical day local Milton Councillor Rick Di Lorenzo held a Milton Birthday Bash at his home where he along with his family invited anyone in Milton to come pick up a slice of Cake and talk about all things Milton. It was an all evening event with residents coming in at different hours to pick up a slice and talk about local news and items in our town.
All of seventeen and Aarav Bhatt has written lyrics, composed music and now even acted in his first ever singles which are out on YouTube. This dance enthusiast also plays a few musical instruments, is an artist and don’t forget he is a DJ too!
A jack of many trades, Aarav is a master musician. Aarav says he was thirteen years old when he had his first music technology class, where he learned how to produce and write songs more in-depth. He says over the years he has tried to polish his talent. “My biggest inspirations are Justin Bieber, Lauv, Charlie Puth & The Kid Laroi. Even a little bit of Ed Sheeran too. These artists are currently putting out some of the most amazing-sounding music, and I’m here for it.” says Aarav. Telling us about the ‘Me and You’, his first music video Aarav says, “The music video is about liking this girl, and she texts you that she’s coming over, so you spend the whole day cleaning the house and tidying up so it can look good for her to show up.”
The provincial elections are coming up which means things are getting exciting locally too!
Sameera Ali is Milton’s Liberal MPP candidate and we are excited to share that her campaign office is opening up on Tuesday May 3rd 2022.
“Almost a decade ago, the people of Milton welcomed me and my family with warmth, compassion and love when we moved here. Their optimism, positive energy and hopeful vision inspired me to run as the Ontario Liberal Party’s candidate in the upcoming provincial election to be a strong voice on their behalf at Queen’s Park.” says Sameera.
To celebrate Black History Month, Milton Public Library is thrilled to host award winning, internationally bestselling Canadian author, Lawrence Hill, to discuss his debut children’s novel, Beatrice and Croc Harry. Hill’s virtual author event will be hosted in partnership with the Canadian Caribbean Association of Halton (CCAH) and Halton Catholic District School Board on Thursday, 10th February, 2022 at 10:30 a.m.
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Milton Knights of Columbus & Team Garber host charity poker tournament
On Saturday November 27th the Holy Rosary Parish in Milton was the host of a local Charity Poker Tournament with the proceeds going to support local Kid’s Mental Health resources. The charitable event was organized by the Milton Knights of Columbus (Council 6777) and Team Garber Support Local.
Aparna Rangnekar remembers that when they were looking for a home to grow roots and settle down her husband suggested looking at Milton, ‘due to its cultural diversity’. They fell in love with the town after spending a Saturday afternoon here.
Born and raised in Mumbai, India, and living for a number of years in the Middle East, Aparna now lives in Milton with husband, Sanjay and their two children.
‘Both my husband and I are extremely passionate about the Arts and always excited to be involved in the process of making art and bringing it to audiences.’ The ‘Appy Place is a dream they have had since studying Art in India.
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.”
Dads of Milton (DoM) group member Mustafa Sajid partnered with Milton Tim Horton’s owners Carlanna, Daniel & Diego Sdao to help provide staff at Allendale Community Centre for Senior Living a care package of Coffee & Donuts on Monday July 11th.
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.