Milton Kids



The renowned Milton-based NGO, Hum-WE, hosted its much-anticipated “Hum-Sayeban Charity Dinner” recently drawing an impressive crowd of over 150 attendees. The event, which aimed to shed light on the pressing issue of domestic violence, particularly among South Asian women, was graced by several prominent figures, including Milton’s MP Adam Van Koeverden, Regional Councilors Sameera Ali and Samy Ijaz, as well as representatives from the Halton Police Services and other community leaders.

The 5th annual Chris Hadfield Public School Rock Concert was a spectacular success on May 25th during the school’s end of the year celebration. Eight different home grown rock bands from the elementary school performed rock and pop tunes entertaining the parent council run event. The bands consisted of grade 4 to grade 8 students that attend the school and they practiced in an extracurricular activity run by the head of the music department Ms Dey throughout the school year. She even fronted a staff band including the Vice Principal. The spring concert has been a staple since Ms Dey began teaching at the school. The community was delighted to see the return of the event last year after the pandemic. Highlights included songs like Beat It performed by grade 5 band 51 Pilots who are only 10 years old. A grade 8 band called Blue Dey showed their talent with songs like Mr. Blue Sky and Teen Spirit. The performance was managed by the student stage crew. Music thrives in Milton

From May 16th to June 3rd the Firstontario Arts Centre in Milton was the home to Kala: The Colours of South Asia, an art exhibit showcasing South Asian art forms features both established as well as emerging local artists.

Over 300 guests attended Kala’s gallery opening night. It was one of the best openings the gallery has seen, cementing that the South Asian community was waiting for an opportunity like this to see themselves represented. This exhibit displayed various South Asian art techniques and everyone was encouraged to come and appreciate the beautiful art on display.  This art exhibition was the first of its kind celebration of South Asian Heritage Month in Milton. The exhibition has artists from India, Sri Lanka and Pakistan participating.

May 7th at the First Ontario Arts Centre Milton was the inaugural Milton Friendship Project Bus Tour by Arts Milton. The Friendship Project 2023 began with a meet and greet in February, and they are currently in the midst of 14 activities across Milton. Tony the Milton Bus Driver took the Milton Friendship group on a tour to showcase significant landmarks of Milton, including Arts Milton’s 10 traffic boxes, which were created through their Exclusively Inclusive program. Tony also highlighted that the bus being used is a brand-new addition to the towns fleet.

A program for our youth rooted in the deep belief that every young person has potential and value and deserves respect and a safe space to be themselves. The affection between peers is evident the minute you walk through the door. One youth, in particular, caused quite a stir when he debuted his new haircut. I learned that he was a newcomer to Canada and his parents were looking for a safe space for him to make friends when they found Re: Soul. Well done, parents; Mission completed! High Fives, Hugs and something cooking in the kitchen fills the room; for some teens, this is home.

This is an opportunity to celebrate, honour and re.ect on the stories, experiences and accomplishments of Black Canadians.

The Black History Month exhibition at the Milton Art’s Centre showcases the diverse work of talented artists Désiré Betty, Omar Hopkinson and the Association of Nigerian Community in Milton (ANCim).

Last month I got a chance to meet several of the talented youth artists that participated in ANCim’s exhibition as well as meet some of their parents. _Thank you Edosa Adams-Idode for making me aware of this and inviting me and others to attend.

Milton Youth Soccer Club: Get Ready for Fun, Friendship, and a Whole Lot of Soccer this summer!

Milton Youth Soccer Club (MYSC) home of your Milton Magic. Widely praised for its fun atmosphere and excellent coaching staff, the MYSC has become the number one youth soccer program for the young people of Milton. The competitive league is among the best in the province with some of our Milton Magic players going on to play on national and international pitches.

With the upcoming season starting this summer, excitement and anticipation is in the air as MYSC looks forward to building strong connections between their players both on and off the field. This year marks the 55th Anniversary of the Milton Youth Soccer Club. It’s a going to be amazing year!

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 or

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.