This amazing group of somewhat / barely athletic Milton dads started in 2021 as a way to stay fit and get out of the house, connect with other dads, and raise money for a good cause while doing something we love. Many children’s charities took a huge hit during the pandemic, and money became tight for a lot of people. We noticed donations Milton Basketball Group organizes Milton Food Drivenoticably decreased and we wanted to do our part – we knew the bigger the group, the more people we can help!
The group is run by Carl Zuzart of The Mad Hitter and Fred DeCarolis from the FredHelps Real Estate Team, with help from Rizwan Shaikh and Usama Shakil. Current sessions
are Mondays and Thursdays, 9pm at the Velodrome. For information on how to join the wait list, how to help organize a 3rd night to meet demand, or how to help with donations, reach out to firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com.
Donation tallies are approaching the $5,000 mark by next session — it’s amazing what ANY group of people can do when they come together to do something they love! Food4Kids Halton, The ROCK, and Food for Life are on our charities list so far. Reach out to us if you have a local charity focused on helping children – we’d love to chat!
EOSCL marked its 7th year of success in the Town of Milton, where they have hosted more than 350 players in the season, which ended on September 24th with Team Companion being the champion of the year 2022.
EOSCL has conducted trials session where more than 150 players participated and played for teams during the season. Sixteen teams participated, and overall, 110 matches were completed.
MYSC Milton Magic soccer players U8 – U13+ attended a two-day training camp learning 1 vs 1 Techniques, Shooting and Attacking Skills from Dwayne “DeRo” De Rosario. DeRo is one of the most decorated Canadian athletes of our generation. His focus now is inspiring the next generation of Canadian athletes to “Go after your dreams…”, says Dwayne “DeRo” De Rosario
If ever there was a doubt that traditional books were giving way to e-books and the like, you only had to attend the recent CFUW Milton and District Book Sale on May 13 and 14th at Milton Mall, to lay that thought to rest.
Kathy Lawdays, CFUW book sale organizer shared, “We have been expecting this type of shift in reading habits for several years but it doesn’t seem to have happened. It seems nonfiction books are not as commonly available for e-readers nor are books for young children. Many people still prefer the feeling of a good book in their hands.”
The Milton Stags S-Elite girls U15 team is headed to the Ontario Provincials Championships after going 12-1 this season in Ontario Basketball Association games and sanctioned tournaments. The team, which consists of players born in 2008 and 2009, took root in the Milton Stags house league program where many of the girls started playing back in 2016.
Yun Xie is a member of the Fine Arts Society of Milton and also a member of the Shanghai, China Folk Artists Association. She is well known internationally for her exquisite paper-cutting creations. Paper cutting is one of the oldest, most popular folk arts in China and a traditional part of Chinese culture.
“This intricate art form originates from China and is a precious intangible cultural heritage of the Chinese nation” Yun declared, “As one of a new generation of Chinese paper-cut artists, I am committed to combining traditional elements with new ideas to show the unique charm of paper cut art and make this ancient Chinese culture go further to the world.” Her designs represent nature by using mostly animals and flowers.
What started as a Dad’s basketball group so Milton fathers could get outside, meet and play some ball has evolved into something pretty fantastic.
They meet on a regular basis at Hawthorne Village Public School on weeknights to play ball and now they have also been raising money for Food4Kids Halton Stacey Silvio Halliday was at the basketball court today to receive their group donations and let the Dads know how their money is helping kids in Halton, and specifically in Milton.
The Meet and Greet at Sherwood District Park for the 2022 Cricket Season was recently held on April 9th.
Event Ontario Softball Cricket League in Milton with Team Members from MAM, Ali, Best, Hamid and Di Lorenzo today were on hand. Players got the feel of the Cricket Field as well as some team members meeting each other for the first time. EOSCL is starting their 7th season in June with a record number of teams and players participating. It will be one of the best and most competitive leagues this year.
The Milton U10 AA Winter hawks hosted their second annual Ball Hockey Charity Tournament during the Milton Downtown BIA Holiday market on Nov. 27, in support of the team and the Townsend Smith Hospice Foundation. The event raised over $4,000, which was split evenly between the two organizations. The Winterhawks were proud to be able to present a cheque for $2,065.63 to Holly Lillico of TSF on during an outdoor, socially-distanced gathering on Dec. 19.
The event is organized by team parents and coaches and supported by the Downtown Milton BIA and the overall Winterhawks organization. We were thrilled by the support the event received this year, with dozens of local and small businesses providing sponsorship and raffle prizes, despite having had an incredibly difficult year because of the challenges posed by Covid-19. Several bigger companies also provided sponsorship, while the Milton Menace and local representatives from all three levels of government — Adam van Koeverden, Parm Gill and Mayor Gord Krantz — stopped by to support the event.
The Milton minor hockey community was also a huge factor in the event’s success, with rep, house league and parent teams taking part. The U10 A Milton Winterhawks took the top spot after some hard-fought battles.
For our coaching staff, the goal has always been to develop the boys not just as hockey players but also as people, and for them to become young citizens who understand the value of thinking beyond themselves and actively giving back.
We hoped the event — and the incredibly level of community support it received — helped show the importance of community engagement, and we believe it showcased what a strong community Milton is and how much it values the need for a hospice and Townsend Smith Foundation. We were touched by how many people were willing to donate prizes and buy raffle tickets when they realized the event helped support Townsend Smith.
Shortly after Christmas Milton was honored with a limited edition Milton-themed Monoply game aptly titled “Milton-Opoly”. Demand for this blew up with each shipment arriving at Milton Walmart quickly selling out within 1 day. In a very short time period over 800 units were sold to Milton residents looking for some nostalgia family fun with a Milton twist.
With local flair included in the game such as “You ate too much Tiramisu from Pasqualino’s! Lose 1 turn to recover’ or just the thrill of being able to buy “Milton District High School” or “Craig Kielburger Secondary School”. Properties included local Milton streets as well as locations like Mill Pond, Milton Leisure Centre, Milton Mall, to name just a few. The Amy Flowers local real estate team got into the fun hosting a contest giveaway asking Miltonians why they love Milton for the chance to win one of 5 of the games.