Boston Pizza Supports Milton United Way

I just wanted to say a quick word of thanks to the “celebrity” servers from last nights event at Boston Pizza.

In case you didn’t know, last night the Milton United Way coordinated with Boston Pizza to donate 15% of the food sales in the restaurant to the UW.

It could not have been the success it was without the help and support of our celebrities.  When the call went out, they answered!

Scott Fox who as many people in Milton know is a strong supporter of a number of causes.  From his support of the Milton Hospital Foundation to the United Way, Scott has been amazing and dazzled many in attendance with his serving skills.  Believe me he did not take the night off !

Samantha Attew is a name many people know because she’s always ready to help out when needed.  She was recently recognized for her volunteering in our community by receiving the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee award this past weekend and didn’t hesitate when asked to help out last night.

Another great Miltonian is Yannick Carter.  In between smashing players on the CFL grid iron hes a strong supporter of the Oakville Milton Humane Society.  If you’ve ever wanted to see a 6 foot 2, 250 pound football player go all mushy when he see’s a dog or cat…thats Yannick.

He also enlisted the help of his fellow teammates Ryan Hinds, Jonathan Hood and Iasacc Brown to help out last night.  As everyone knows, Im a big CFL fan and when I see the players helping out the community as these guys do on a regular basis, it makes me even more proud to say that Im a fan.  They give of their time to help out the youth in our community with positive messages like focusing on physical health and getting an education.  They are true CFL ambassadors.

We should also say a big thank you to the staff at Boston Pizza.  They truly made the night fun for us all.  I couldn’t stay long because of a council meeting at 7pm but speaking for our celebrity servers, they did a great job and were awesome.

Hopefully tomorrow we should have the grand total of this event so stay tuned to my Twitter feed for that.  Also this coming Thursday (Valentines Day) is our touch down event where we will announce the grand total of this years fundraising campaign.  Ive been involved with the fundraising team this year for the United Way and they’ve been great.  Tune into TV Cogeco live at 2pm for coverage.

If you’d like more information please go to the Milton United Way website and if you do feel so inclined, make a donation to help the 1 in 4 Miltonian’s who use a United Way service.  Change starts here!

I’ll see you at the doors.

McHappy Day In Milton A Success

WOW!  Thats all I have to say.  Thank you to everyone who took part in the McHappy Day in Milton on May 2nd. 

The McDonalds restaurant was packed from noon onwards.  I was privilegedto be a part of a wonderful event.  You might have seen me near the drive thru’s asking for your change and smiles. 🙂 Everyone was so generous in purchasing “boots” for the wall, balloons for the kids and simply taking your spare change and dollar bills and donating it to the cause. 

One of the McDonalds employees Mark shared some great information with me today:

Hey Mike, Just thought I would share some numbers with you from Yesterday’s McHappy Day here in Milton. We raised $8294.00 for the Milton District Hospital Foundation & Ronald McDonald House Hamilton!!! That blows away last year’s total by over $2700!! We sold the most Happy Meal’s out of any of the 1400 McDonald’s stores in Canada for the 3rd year in a row! Hopefully I will have a solid number for donations across Canada by mid afternoon!

Thanks again for your Support! Hope to see you around town!

That total is awesome and thanks to Mark for posting that on my Facebook Page.  (You can go there too, click LIKE and be informed of things that are going on in Milton that affect you.)

In addtion to myself, other local officials came out to help including Mayor Gord Krantz, Brian Penman, Greg Nelson, Rick Di Lorenzo, Arnold Huffman (and if Ive missed any Im sorry) as well as KISS 92.5FM Host (and local Miltonian) SCOTT FOX was there too.  Scotts a trooper as hes always on the end of my jokes because of his boyish good looks 🙂

Lets keep up the good work Milton and hope that next years total is over $10,000!!!!

 

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!!!

Milton Today TV Coverage of McHappy Day In Milton

 

Although Milton Today TV was’nt there all day covering McHappy Day in Milton, they did get a chance to speak with Allan Halls from Milton District Hospital, Mayor Gord Krantz and the owner of the McDonalds Steve Antolin and the importance of this event. Thousands of dollars are raise for both Milton District Hospital but also Ronald McDonald House for kids.

It was a great day and we had a blast speaking with people in the store and in the drive thru. The employees of McDonalds should be commended on their enthusiasm for the event as well as their day was much longer than ours and they kept it going.

Congratulations to everyone involved in the organization of the day. The weather was amazing and the spirits were high all throughout the day.

BIG SHOUT OUT to Milton’s own Scott Fox from BPM TV (Twitter @scottfoxonair) who did his part in getting everyone going through the drive thru to put on some smiles and open their wallets to add more to the total.