On June 18th the Holy Rosary Knights of Columbus presented representatives of the Townsend-Smith Hospice Foundation with a donation from the proceeds of a charity Valentine’s Dinner and Dance that was held earlier this year.  Through the support of the Milton community, the Knights were able to present a cheque in the amount of $5000!

“Thank you to the businesses of Milton for supporting this event.  Without your help we wouldn’t have been able to make this donation,”  says Daniel Varanelli, a member of the Knights, who along with fellow Knight Michael O’Gorman were the chair organizers of Valentine’s Dinner and Dance event.

The Milton Holy Rosary Knights of Columbus work hard to be involved in the Milton Parish community providing financial aid and volunteer services to worthy local causes. The Knights of Columbus are an international Catholic Fraternity composed of Catholic men building a bridge back to faith. There is much good and necessary work to be done in this world, and that’s what Knights do every day.

“We would like to thank the Knights of Columbus and the community for their support in trying to make this very important and worthwhile cause a reality.  We’ll have more news later this year!” says John Barrett, one of the Board of Directors of the Townsend Smith Hospice Foundation, at the cheque presentation ceremony.

The Townsend-Smith Foundation’s mission is to provide access to palliative care for residents of Milton and Halton Hills, serving the needs of terminally ill people and their families. To provide individualized care based on trust, integrity, and personal choice offering physical, social, emotional, and spiritual support in a comfortable and compassionate environment.

The Valentine Dinner and Dance were held at Granite Ridge Golf Club on Saturday, February 15th.  Local Milton businesses were featured at the event and on social media that donated items for a silent auction, draws, and other games to raise money.  There was a 4-course dinner with table service, music, and door prizes.

At the cheque presentation ceremony were representatives from Townsend-Smith Hospice Foundation John Barrett, Director of the Board, and Kate Holmes, Director of Development.  Representatives from the holy Rosary Knights were Michael O’gorman, Daniel Varanelli, Peter Jasica, Rick Di Lorenzo, and Emil Matacz.

The Holy Rosary Knights regularly host volunteering events so keep an eye out for exciting and charitable events that support the community coming soon.  You can find more information about these organizations at:



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