Stuff A Bus Returns March 23rd

This JUST in.  No, really it just came in my town email.  I just finished up editing a previous post and I thought I’d share this bit of news.  Seeing how Metro is in ward 6 I thought you should know.  If youre outside ward 6….well come on out as well 🙂

March 20, 2013

All are welcome to participate in Milton Transit Easter Stuff-a-Bus

Milton Transit will be holding its annual Easter Stuff-a-Bus event on Saturday, March 23, 2013 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

The event will be held at the Metro Supermarket at 1050 Kennedy Circle, Milton. Residents of Milton are encouraged to bring non-perishable food items to donate to the Salvation Army food bank.

“On behalf of Milton Council, I would like to thank everyone who has come out at past events to help less fortunate members of our community during festive seasons, and our corporate partner Metro for hosting this event again,” said Milton Mayor Krantz. “We were told by the Salvation Army that last year’s contributions from the Milton community stocked their bare shelves in time for the Easter season and beyond, so we know we are making a difference!”

At the 2012 Easter Stuff-a-Bus event, more than 1,800 lbs of food donations were collected in addition to cash donations.

For more information on this event or on Milton Transit, call 905-864-4141 or visit the Town’s website, www.milton.ca/en/live/transit.asp.

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For further information, please contact:

Paul Cripps – Director, Engineering Services

905-878-7252, ext. 2501

Liliana Busnello, Communications Specialist

905-878-7252, ext. 2154

Here is a link to the Milton Canadian Champion Editorial urging Milton residents to “Stuff the Bus”

Stuff that bus, Milton

Easter is around the corner and the holiday weekend will be filled with customs and traditions, including the celebratory feast many families will sit down to enjoy.

But not all local residents have the means to put such a meal on the table, not at Easter or at any time of the year.

While the Salvation Army, which operates the local food bank, doesn’t hold an official Easter food drive, there’s still plenty of opportunity to assist those less fortunate.

No doubt Salvation Army officials and volunteers would be the first to admit how much they wish they could announce the closing of the local food bank due to a lack of need. But that, sadly, isn’t the case — poverty does exist in Milton. Many recipients are the working poor or those who have been caught in a financial squeeze.

So how can you help?

Milton Transit will hold its annual Easter Stuff-a-Bus event this Saturday at Metro. A 40-foot bus will be parked at the Kennedy Circle supermarket from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., with volunteers accepting donated bags of food for the Milton Salvation Army Food Bank. Residents, who can either bring their own filled bags or purchase a pre-made bag at Metro for $5.99, are encouraged to board the bus and find a spot for their donation.

If you can’t make the event, food can be donated throughout the year at The Salvation Army Khi Community, 3-100 Nipissing Rd., or at the fire stations on Steeles Avenue and Derry Road, as well as at donation pantries located at Metro, Real Canadian Superstore,  Longos and Walmart.

As well as non-perishable food, donations of household cleaning products, toiletries and baby items (especially size 5 and 6 diapers) are appreciated.

Come on Miltonians, stuff that bus.

Milton Youth Advisory Committee

Before the last council meeting of 2012, members of Milton Town Council were invited for a sit down meeting with the Milton Youth Advisory Committee.  Its become an annual tradition with this committee to meet with council members, ask questions that are important to the youth in Milton and get to know each other.

As with previous years, I was very impressed by this group of students.  They are engaged in our community and want to find different ways to take part in our town and give back as well.  The questions they asked were fair,  but challenging as well and they pulled no punches either.  Its exactly what we need to make sure we’re getting honest feedback from the youth in town.

They made their annual report presentation to council last night and I’m convinced that before long we might see some of these students sitting around council’s table in the future. (Watch out everyone)

It was great meeting everyone last night and I look forward to speaking with you throughout 2013 and beyond.  As I told many of them last night, we need to hear from them on what direction the town should be taking with its priorities.  What should WE be doing for the youth of Milton.

If you have kids under the age of 25 who would like to get involved in the Milton Youth Advisory Committee send them a tweet @MiltonYAC Its only through discussion and getting feedback directly from the youth in town, will we at council have a better idea of  how we need to shape Milton for the years to come.

Milton Ribfest 2011

It’s ON!

The second annual Milton Ribfest starts today (Thursday) and goes all weekend long.  Music, beer, entertainment, vendors and of course the most important ingredient to any successful ribfest celebration…RIBS!

From the Milton Ribfest Website

Thursday 4PM–10PM:  Come out and enjoy some tasty ribs, beat the crowds and enjoy the opening night with some great local bands taking to the stage. – Midway, Thursday will be Loonie day where all rides are $1.00

Friday Noon – 4PM is set aside for Senior’s Day, but all are welcome, enjoy the soft sounds of Urban Legend with a cold beer and some tasty ribs! But don’t leave just yet, the action gets going in the early evening as we transform the beer garden into a big Country party. The show will be in full swing with all the vendors open, new and improved midway action and lots of food vendors….

The event runs until 11PM.

We are also planning a Car Show on Friday night from 5-9  Classic cars and cars of special interest can join us while space is available.

This years Midway is Bigger and Better. Ride all day bracelet $20.00.

If you are looking for only riding a few rides, individual tickets can be purchased for $2.50 a ride, or $25.00 for 12 rides.

Saturday gates open at 11AM so come out and enjoy the day at the Milton Fairgrounds. The music gets underway at noon and will continue all day long with Rock and Blues music – be sure to enjoy some of the great food and ribs.

Make time to see Forever Diamond, a Neil Diamond tribute Saturday from 4:15 to 5:00 pm on the Main Stage.

Sunday August 14th:  Gates open at 11AM for Family Day. Come and enjoy tons of action and fun for the kids. Music will be on all day, come spend the day and enjoy the FUN!! Midway, all kids under 12 can ride all day for $15.00.

We are adding a second stage this year – more fun, more entertainment.

Come See Teen Club with Miss Hanna and Just Bieber at Noon – 1:00 pm

We also have Blue Radio, a Blue Rodeo tribute Sunday from 3:00 to 4:00 pm on the Main Stage

Full Entertainment Schedule

Event closes at 8 pm on Sunday.

Remember admission is free – donations accepted for the Milton District Hospital Foundation & The Learning Foundation or non-perishable food for the Salvation Army Food Drive.

Parking on Site only $5.00 per entry (no in and out privileges)