The Milton Sports Hall of Fame (MSHoF) celebrated their 2020 inductees at the Milton Sports Centre on October 30th. The MSHoF recognizes and honours the sports accomplishments and contributions of our community while inspiring the youth of Milton. You can find more information about MSHoFand their volunteer-driven organization at miltonsportshof.com
October 16th outside the Home Depot Plaza marked the 9th edition of Game On Street Hockey Tournament which has raised over $27,000 for the Reach out Centre for Kids (ROCK).
The weather listened to the Mayor of Milton and the rain didn’t come! All day long both kids and adults were having a blast. This was marked the return of the physical in-person event (last year was virtual) and it was held in a controlled environment where attendees had to show proof of vaccination at the entrance before being admitted. MC Chris Mei helped officiate the event and kept the energy going throughout the day.
You could say that softball is in her blood. From when she was in diapers, Sydney Teague has been getting dirty on the softball field…and there is no place she would rather be.
The 13 year old Milton slugger and her teammates on the 2008 birth year Brampton Blazers ‘08 fast pitch softball team recently captured Gold at the PWSA U14 – 2 Provincial Championships in Cambridge.
A series sweep in the semifinals over Port Perry ‘07, set up a best-of-three finals vs a strong Wilmot ‘07 team. Game one of the final series was a nail biter; a 2 – 1 last inning walk off win for Brampton.
Fairy tales and superheroesare amongst the few children’s books that our generation grew up reading. No matter how much we indulge in gadgets and the digital world, children’s books are still popular among families giving time to bond with one another. But how many of you have actually had a chance to meet the author of your favourite book? The icing on the cake is when that author lives so close to home and belongs to the same roots as yours; let us introduce you to Miltonian Diksha Pal Narayan. An author, storyteller, community builder, culturally rooted, and an active part of the society who didn’t only present her son with her first book cover printed with his own name, “Ved and friends,” but believes to have her inner child active at all times.
The Halton District School Board is proud to announce that Lisa Bera, Grade 12 student at Milton District High School, has been selected to receive a Schulich Leader Scholarship, valued at $100,000, to study Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) in her post-secondary education.
Selected for her outstanding academic and extracurricular activities, Bera is one of 100 recipients to receive this scholarship in Canada.
“Winning this scholarship is one of the best moments of my life, and for a few days, I couldn’t believe the news was true,” Bera says. “My parents have always emphasized excelling in academics and expressing the importance of accepting all learning opportunities. They feel proud of me and my biggest career achievement so far. Being a recipient of the prestigious Schulich Leader Scholarship has also strengthened my motivation, aspirations and confidence that I will be able to make a positive contribution for the world.”
Milton’s prestigious award of Youth Athlete of 2021 has been awarded to Ismail Hassan. He graduated from St. Francis Xavier Catholic School in Milton in June. Ismail helped
his school win the Halton Regional Championship and a triple-A OFSAA bronze medal in 2020.
Watching videos of his prowess on the basketball court, it is obvious that he is a sure force to reckon with in any game! He appears to have a keen ability to shoot and score! With over 500 hours for volunteering
The Milton Youth Task Force (MYTF) hosted an online virtual Youth Awards Ceremony recognizing the contributions of young people in Milton. The purpose of the awards is to promote a positive image of young people and to generate awareness of the valuable contributions that youth make in our community.
This year the winner of the Community Leadership award is Sheharyar Khan. During the pandemic, Sheharyar and his sister Kashmala started a project called Mums and Daisys – Gifts of Happiness by surprising community members with thoughtful, handmade crafts like picture frames, painted rocks and cards.
With support from other community organizations, they organized fundraisers to support Milton District Hospital, Halal Food Bank, Food 4 Kids Halton and the Muslim Association of Milton.
Sacred Summer Sound Healing and Joy Activations in the Park
A magical evening was had at Laidlaw Park on Friday, July 31st. Milton residents united for a stress reduction experience featuring meditation and sound healing by raising awareness for the YogiMoksha initiative.
On April 18, 2020 Deana Wilson greeted a large online gathering of guests. “I want to thank everyone for coming to join this Zoom live today!” The event in question, originally intended to be an in-person gathering, was a book launch for “Liam, Strong as a Tree.” The book celebrates the strength of her son Liam, who was diagnosed with Cystic Fibrosis at just three weeks old.
Amidst the COVID-19 world pandemic, arts and culture quietly closed its doors to the public. As people were reeling from news of sickness, financial anxiety, and the inability to see or embrace their loved ones, institutions and organizations across the world cancelled classes, workshops, exhibits, and events. The arts community in Milton followed suit. During a time when people have lost jobs, and access to the things they need the most, the importance of arts and culture falls lower on the list of priorities.