The annual Golf Tournament and Dinner started off by a record 2-day sell out of tickets that occurred in late March. It then ended with a record raising amount of $210,000 on Thursday June 29th at the 8th annual ‘TEEING OFF for a MIRACLE’ charity golf tournament in support of families living in need.
ISKCON Milton, the local branch of the International Society for Krishna Consciousness, held its highly anticipated 4th annual Rathayatra, Festival of India on June 24th. The event, dedicated to Lord Jagannatha, Lord Baldeva, and Devi Subhadra, attracted a remarkable turnout of more than 1200 people. The festival took place at the Milton Sports Community Park, with a vibrant procession extending all the way to Derry Road.
Hedi Nowak likes to share her love for Art.“Art is healing” she said, “Art has so many healing components whether in the garden or on the wall. Art helps your mind to expand and be challenged. It helps you to recall memories and emotions. There’s a bit of soul in all the art here at the Gallery Upstairs!
Hedi and her family moved to Canada in 1956 from Germany. They owned the Bavarian Inn by the Milton Mall. That became well known for everyday dining and for European delicacies. In 1975 there was land available on Steeles that had belonged to the Harrop family who farmed there. They opened Harrop House July 15th, 1976. The much loved restaurant became a landmark in Milton.
The “Gallery Upstairs” was a special feature at the Harrop House. It was a place where customers could purchase remarkable items. It became a “must visit” destination for artists and those who delighted in unique and beautiful things. Works by celebrated artists such as Robert Bateman and Trisha Romance were frequently available for art connoisseurs. Local artists were encouraged to show their work there also.
International Yoga Day (June 21st) is a global celebration of peace, harmony, and well-being. This noble occasion brings together yoga enthusiasts from all walks of life to unite in a collective practice of mindfulness, meditation, and physical fitness. Organized by HSS (Hindu SwayamesevakSangh) the Milton event was held in the Milton Community Park by the Milton Sports Centre. Mayor Krantz helped officiate the event and mentioned both the physical as well as mental health benefits of Yoga, being good for both the mind and body.
Get ready to paint the town rainbow and be part of a historic moment as PRISM, Milton’s 2SLGBTQIA+ group holds its very first Pride Parade in Milton! Pride Halton will take place on Main Street from Brown Street to Charles Street from 2:00 PM – 2:30 PM. Pride Halton and PRISM are thrilled to promote diversity, acceptance and visibility for the 2SLGBTQIA+ community and allies. This incredibly important historical event is a huge step forward for the Town of Milton who has been an inclusive ally for a number of years. While the journey to amplify the message of acceptance and equality for all is ongoing, this remarkable Pride Parade event serves as an exceptional beginning.
The Townsend Smith Foundation believes every individual should have access to a dignified and caring end-of-life journey. That is why they have been striving tirelessly to raise funds to build the 1st North Halton hospice. On May 13th people across Milton and North Halton hiked, walked, bike or ran 5KM to raise over $27,000 dollars to date for this important cause.
Canada Day has always held a special place in the heart of Miltonians. For over a quarter of a century the Town has come together at the Milton Fairgrounds to celebrate our country’s birthday. The history of this celebration is interwoven with the support of many current and past community groups. While our Canada Day celebration has many public and private sponsors, many Miltonian’s don’t realize it’s entirely run and organized by the Halton Agricultural Society, with the support of dedicated community volunteers and private groups. The Halton Agricultural Society is thankful to be able to continue bringing this annual event to the community, with many memorable past Canada Day celebrations hosted by the now dissolved Milton Canada Day Committee.
On May 10th the McDonalds locations in Milton held their annual McHappy Day to raise both funds for Milton District Hospital as well as Children’s Health through Ronald McDonald Charities.
Local supporters included Milton Firefighters, Mayor Krantz, Scott Fox with Energy 95.3 as well as Cameron Wilkinson from Milton’s FM 101 (local radio station). Councillors Sameera Ali, Sarah Marshall and Colin Best were also at hand at various locations throughout the day to support the fundraiser.
On May 4th 2023 Ursula Mcdermid, Past President of FASM warmly welcomed artists and visitors to the annual Heart to Hand exhibition at the Holcim Gallery at the First Ontario Art Centre in Milton. Ursula acknowledged that the show was a great representation of the varied art of FASM artists, with quite a number of large pieces and work by new members. The organisation is growing. 10 artists have joined this year.
The Reception on May 4th was a pleasant, relaxed event where friends were greeted and much conversation happened while viewing the very varied, fabulous art created by FASM artists. Fine Artist Robert Szyngiel busily took photos of artists with their art. He covers FASM on social media and is the main photographer for FASM events. The magnificent H2H exhibition was once more organised by Anne-Elice Pascoe. She is now in the process of planning the popular FASM Studio Tour which will take place once again in the Fall, showcasing art created by a variety of FASM artists.
The 2023 Milton Rotary Denim and Diamonds Gala was on full swing on April 22nd at the Grand Chalet in Milton. Guests, Rotarians, family and friends all enjoyed food and fun in support of a great cause. Net proceeds went to worthy local causes supported directly by Milton Rotary: Milton District Hospital Foundation (Pediatric Waiting Room) and Townsend Smith Foundation Hospice.