Milton Strawberry Festival This Weekend

This weekend marks the first official weekend of the summer.  For Miltonians for many years this means Strawberry Festival!

For 33 years running the Milton Hospital Auxiliary has been putting on this amazing event that never ceases to amaze.  Lots of fresh strawberries, ice cream, smoothies … you name it, its there.

The festival is held at the Milton Fairgrounds and goes from 8AM to 4PM.  Get there early for some strawberry shortcake and other goodies.

First Annual Indulge Event At Halton Region Museum

With the sun coming down on a very warm Sunday afternoon, hundreds of people went to the Halton Region Museum (after a long line up to Kelso Park) to attend the first annual INDULGE event in support of the Milton District Hospital Foundation.

Those in attendance were able to sample food from dozens of local restaurants and wine vendors as music was played on the patio.  It was an amazing event and well organized.  Many thanks goes to the leadership of the MDH Foundation for putting on a wonderful event which I am sure, based on the attendance, will become a regular event.

I cant wait to hear how much money was raised including a number of fantastic items on the silent auction table.  The Halton Region Museum was a perfect location for this event and if you haven’t been able to visit before, I highly recommend you do.  Its a wonderful place with a lot of history.

Again, many thanks to the organizers Helen, Sonya, Anne and everyone else involved.  It was a perfect day and I cant wait for next year.

If youre on Facebook you can view some pictures from Localize Magazine (while youre there, give it a LIKE)  Some great times for a great cause.

McHappy Day May 2nd

Last year I had the privilege of taking part in McHappy Day at McDonalds here in Milton.  Radio personality Scott Fox and myself attended at the drive thru to help raise money for MDHF and Ronald McDonald Houses in the area.

This year I am pleased to be a part of the team once again.  All day on May 2nd a percentage of sales will go to raise money for MDHF and Ronald McDonald House so at some point on Wednesday please come on by  to say hello to myself, Mayor Gord Krantz and other local celebrities to beat last years total.

Heres some more info at Milton District Hospital Foundation website.  I hope to see you there…and BE MCHAPPY!!!

Now THIS Is Community Spirit

Three great articles in today’s Milton Canadian Champion.

Thanks to both Angelo from Milton Orthotics , Angelina & Dean and Ken Patterson for their hard work in raising funds for the Milton District Hospital Foundation.

Brother and sister donate sales from lemonade stand

A $100 donation collected through a neighbourhood lemonade stand was recently presented by a young Milton brother and sister to the Milton District Hospital Foundation.

For two weekends in July, Angelina Appleby, 9, and her brother Dean, 5, set up shop in their Hawthorne Village neighbourhood selling lemonade and iced tea to raise funds for the Milton hospital.

“It was their idea from start to finish, we merely helped facilitate it,” said the childrens’ mother Zeena. “We (Zeena and husband Mark) couldn’t be more proud of both of them and all that they have accomplished.”

The donation was accepted by Anne Zujko, the foundation’s development associate.

“It is truly a pleasure to see young people caring so much about their community,” said Zujko.

Helping out the hospital

Milton Orthotic’s Angelo Posteraro, Krystal Xavier and Lisa Walter present a cheque for $2,600 to Anne Zujko of the Milton District Hospital Foundation.

The funds were raised from the business’s summer volleyball tournament.



All shook up… for a good cause

Elvis tribute artist Ken Patterson serenaded 10-year-old Isabella Maturana during Boston Pizza’s recent Elvis tribute night in support of the Milton District Hospital Foundation.

The event, which raised $4,000, features two tribute artists as well as a silent auction.

Milton Haunted House a HUGE Success

This past weekend at the Milton Mall was another edition of the Milton Haunted House.  Hundreds of children, young and old, made their way through a maze of ghouls n ghosts with surprises around every corner.

The Haunted House originated from Ward 7 Councillor Rick Di Lorenzo’s garage in Hawthorne Village.  People used to come from all over town to visit his home during Halloween to take part in his ghoulish creation.  Just last year, Rick along with others held this event at the Pirate Festival and raised over $5,700 for Milton District Hospital Foundation.

This years goal was $10,000 and even though the donations are still being counted, we are confident we either hit or surpassed our goal.  On behalf of the team (which included a LOT of people) I want to thank Miltonians for their generosity.  Our donation boxes were filled to the brim over the course of the two days and we were blown away by the enthusiam of the residents of our town.

To Rick and his even more enthusiastic mother 🙂 , Zeeshan, Jennifer, Kim, Ed, and the MANY volunteers, actors, face painters, greeters, raffle ticket sellers and everyone who took part in the event….THANK YOU!

Another big THANK YOU goes to the sponsors of the event who helped us out.  MinMaxx Realty, Milton Canadian Champion, Mattamy Homes, SST Group, Milton Nail Spa and of course without the help and space from Milton Mall, this couldnt have happened.

Taking Miranda around trick or treating last night I had the chance to hear directly from people who did come to the haunted house and the reviews were fantastic and they cant wait for next year.  There are a bunch of volunteers who are pretty tired and who also have the fun task of taking down the scary structure in the mall but Im sure theyll be ready to go for next year.

I was happy to help out this weekend and it was great to see all the smiling faces and the kids who came back more than once to get the full effects of the haunted house.  Some didnt make it through all the way and had to turn back but Im sure next year they will be back again.

Thanks again to Rick for the concept of the haunted house and thanks to his wife Nicole who is expecting their second child any day now.  Thanks for letting Rick do this.

We will see you next year.  Stay tuned for the final total … all in support of the Milton District Hospital Foundation.  Our community needs this hospital expanded and the community showed just how much this weekend.  Thank you!