Yesterday was the 4th annual Toy Drive in Milton put on by the Tiger Jeet Singh Foundation and supported in a large part by Troy Newton of Troy’s Diner. As Ive said many times before, you dont have to be in Milton very long to know about Troy’s. Great food, great service, amazing staff and Troy’s impact on our community can not be measured.
I was happy to help out in supporting the Miracle on Main Street this year and every year it just gets bigger and better. There were reindeer, Santa Claus himself came down from the North Pole to say hi to the kids, live entertainment by Milton’s own Jon Abrams as well as Prita Chhabra, a merry go round, silent auctions, the worlds most famous hockey dad Walter Gretzky and thousands of toys for the toy drive.
On a personal note, Ive known Troy for as long as I’ve been a Miltonian and he does have a heart of gold. He was asked by Jennifer Valentyne from BT yesterday why does he do this and his reply is simple but very telling of who he is. Isnt it what we should be doing?
Troy and his team help out at so many community events and when called upon, he’s there no questions asked.
I havent heard an official total yet from the Tiger Jeet Singh Foundation of what the total amount raised but I heard yesterday from Mayor Gord Krantz that the total was close to $200,000!!!! WOW! That will bring more smiles to kids faces this Christmas than before. An outstanding effort by a group of outstanding volunteers. The team should be commeded for their efforts yesterday.
And to top it all off, yesterday morning in front of the diner Troy was presented with the Queens Diamond Jubilee award for his years of community support. It gets said so often but its so true with this…there is no other person that deserves this honour more than Troy. Congratulations and Im very proud to call you my friend. Check out the video below of the presentation live on Breakfast Television.