The Milton Chamber of Commerce has a long standing tradition of recognizing the best in Milton with their annual Community Awards Celebration. In the last issue of the Milton Villager we recognized many of the awards recipients but due to space constraints could not include all of them.
Milton Chamber of Commerce Winner –
Business of the Year – Medium Business
Life Yoga Studio (Alia Allaway)
Life Yoga Studio was built by the hands of Alia Allaway, single mother, who was extremely passionate about being an integral part of the Milton community. Life Yoga Studio has created a supportive atmosphere for both staff and students. Life Yoga Studio is inclusive and prides themselves in providing affordable classes to people who may not be able to afford it. Life Yoga Studio has donated yoga mats to women shelters and volunteered at various settings to allow more people to have access to yoga’s wellness benefits.
Much of the landscape looks very familiar while watching Simrandeep Randhawa’s video because this was partly filmed along a country road in Milton.
Simrandeep, whose stage name is Simz Randhawa, has written over 50 songs and would like to release at least 5-6 songs every year to make Milton proud! “As a Miltonian” he said, “I always wanted my debut song to be shot in Milton”.
The Great Canadian Baking Show is a deliciously heartwarming programme to watch on the CBC each cold Sunday evening through the pandemic of February-March-April 2021.
The culinary creations are usually beautifully presented. Viewers get to watch the successes and failures of the participants from the safety of their couches, generally feeling removed from the stress as bread rises or caves in; elaborate icing designs dissolve and many great plans come to nothing. It is competition at its best and most exciting.
Lostsofficial, aka Aarav Raj, has released his second song, “I’m Sober” on all streaming platforms. His first song, “Backed Out,” was released in September 2020 and got great reviews with over 34,000 views on YouTube and over 20,000 streams on Spotify.
Larose bakery is closed to all but curbside pickup, meaning the parking lot is pretty well empty. On weekends the Optimist Club of Milton takes a corner of it with a trailer, and a couple of tables for their weekly food drive.
On March 17th the Ontario Provincial Government declared a State of Emergency concerning the Covid-19 pandemic. Consequently, in response to this declaration and to avoid passing the virus to others, groups of more than 5 people were forbidden and social distancing was advised.This was challenging for church groups accustomed to gathering together for weekly services. Several church communities in the area have meetings streamed in a variety of ways.
Mayor Gordon Krantz, with the support of Milton Council and the Town’s Crisis Management Team has officially declared a State of Emergency in the Town of Milton. This declaration supports Halton Region and the Province of Ontario’s efforts to contain the spread of COVID-19 and ongoing measures to flatten the curve.
We are in an unprecedented situation where we are faced with a serious health challenge facing our community as well as the world. Health and safety must be our top priority. We need to practice social distancing and as a community work together to do everything we can to minimize the spread of the COVID-19 virus.
It is safe to say we have all been affected by this virus in one form or another. Indeed, these have been very uncertain times that we’ve all faced together, week after week.