Miracle On Main Street December 15th

Mark your calendars for the 6th Annual Miracle on Main Street.

Once again we will be holding the Miracle on Main in front of Troy’s Diner in Milton.  To date, Miracle on Main has raised over a million dollars to support Halton Women’s Place, Salvation Army, McMaster Childrens Hospital and SickKids Hospital in Toronto.  Events like this could not be possible without the help and support of our sponsors.

Any other plans? Cancel them! See you at Miracle on Main Street Monday December 15th, 2014 in front of Troy’s Diner!

This year I am honoured to be your host and MC for this magical time of the year.  The list of celebrities and dignitaries continues to grow and I personally can not wait.

The fun starts at 6AM and goes until 9AM.  Everything is FREE that morning so bring your family and friends along with an unwrapped toy to donate to Miracle on Main!

For more information, please visit the Tiger Jeet Singh Foundation website or the Facebook Event page for updates.

Here are some of the details:

The Tiger Jeet Singh Foundation is now making plans for its 6th annual “Miracle on Main Street” toy drive charity event presented this year by Techno Metal Post.

The donations raised each year go towards the purchase of toys, food and life essentials for families experiencing poverty via The Salvation Army, Halton Women’s Shelter and children suffering from sickness at SickKids and McMaster Children’s Hospital. To date the foundation has raised close to one million dollars in combined sponsorships and donations over the past five events.

“The objective of Miracle on Main Street is to promote the spirit of giving among all faiths,” says Tiger Jeet Singh Jr., president of Tiger Jeet Singh Foundation. “Sickness and poverty do not discriminate; neither should the spirit of giving.”

Miracle on Main will take place on Monday, December 15th from 6 a.m. to 9 a.m. on a closed off portion of Main Street in front of Troy’s Diner, 295 Main Street in Milton. There will be amusement rides, petting zoo, live entertainment and extravagant displays set up by the Halton Regional Police Services & C.A. Towing.

The event is FREE for everyone and all that is asked is for a donation of a new unwrapped toy.

Carols will be sung, autographs and pictures will be taken with wrestling’s living legend Tiger Jeet Singh, Canada’s most famous hockey dad Walter Gretzky, former WWE superstar Tiger Ali Singh, members of the Argos, Ti-Cats, Toronto Rock, Maple Leaf and NHL Alumni. Talks are also underway to have a return visit made by the Stanley Cup.

A second event will take place in the main lobby at McMaster Children’s Hospital in Hamilton on Wednesday, December 17th from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. The lobby of McMaster Children’s Hospital will be transformed into a holiday wonderland.

“We are absolutely thrilled to be hosting the Miracle on Main Street at McMaster Children’s Hospital,” says Jennifer Laughton, VP Development at McMaster Children’s Hospital. “The Tiger Jeet Singh Foundation are wonderful partners and are bringing the true spirit of the holiday season to the children that must remain in the hospital over the holidays due to illness. Our communities’ support of Miracle on Main Street for McMaster Children’s Hospital will ensure that every child wakes up to a gift at their bedside. We can’t thank the Tiger Jeet Singh Foundation enough for choosing to support children and our hospital in this very special way.”

Please visit www.MiracleOnMain.ca  for more event details or log onto http://tigerjeetsinghfoundation.com/donate/ to make an online charitable donation.

Milton Santa Claus Parade A Success

The weather was perfect.  Chilly but not too cold.  The sun was shining and the streets of downtown Milton were PACKED all along the parade route for the 2012 Santa Claus parade.

The parade began with a fly over of planes that never ceases to amaze me how they can fly in such perfect formation and so close to each other.  The cheers of the kids and parents alike could be heard blocks away as the parade began.  This year the Stuff a Bus was close to a pipe and drums band which helped in getting people excited.  Yours truly of course was being the “Mouth of Milton” leading people in Merry Christmas cheers as members of the Milton Fire Department and other volunteers picked up food and toy donations for the Salvation Army.

I dont have an official total yet but the bus was stuffed a lot more than last year.  This is just one of the reasons why Milton is a great community to live in.  The generosity of the families that call Milton home continues to grow and this Christmas season is no different.  We recently celebrated Thanksgiving and families and friends met to remind ourselves that we are indeed lucky to live where we do.  Miltonians also realize that there are others who need a hand up one in awhile and the Salvation Army is a great organization with wonderful volunteers helping those in need this holiday season.  I’m very proud to be part of it again this year.

There were some new floats and parts to the parade but there were also some great traditions continued as well.  Mike Boughton, known as Mike the Barber and former councillor for Ward 2 continued HIS tradition of offering hot chocolate and coffee to people along Main Street.  Knox Milton was also out in force with some warm beverages and smiles in front of our newly renovated church.  The last two parades saw a fence surrounding the property as they were doing work on repairing the roof and this year no fence was to be found thankfully and we were open for business.  I cant wait until St Paul’s United Church is finished their renovations as well so the fencing of Main Street can be over finally.

All I can say is that the numbers of people along the parade route continue to grow every year and my gut instinct is that this year was the best attended parade yet.  After our bus made its way to the Salvation Army HQ on Nippissing, I walked back along the parade route to catch a glimpse of the big guy himself….Santa.  I got a lot of feedback from people saying that this years parade was the best one yet…it moved along quickly, the floats were well done, people had lots of energy and it was a great kickoff to the Christmas season.

My congratulations go to the Santa Claus Parade committee for yet another job well done.

The following comment was posted on another thread from 2010 but it has pictures from this years parade and a link to them.  Thanks to Kevin Vagg for posting this and take a look at his Facebook page for more Santa Claus Parade pictures.

Great post.

I had the chance to attend the parade, and I must say that everyone should be proud. I also had the chance to take some photo – they’re at: https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.493580600673945.112013.226012654097409&type=1.

Sorry for the long web address – unfortunately it’s what Facebook uses.

Hope you enjoy.
Cheers,
Kevin

Thank you to all Miltonians who took part in the parade, volunteered their time and efforts to making it a magical day in Milton and putting smiles on the faces of thousands of children (and parents too)

Looking forward to next year already.

Merry Christmas Milton!