2015 Bell Ringing at Milton Town Hall

It was a little chilly to say the least.  Canada’s Most Famous Hockey Dad Walter Gretzky along with Mayor Krantz and close to 50 others rang in the new year at Victoria Square in front of Milton Town Hall this past new years eve.

Happy New Year Milton!!

 

Happy New Year Milton

Thank you to everyone who came out to the annual New Year Bell Ringing at Milton Town Hall last night.  Over 100 people braved the chill in the air to join Mayor Krantz, myself along with some other councillors to help ring in the new year.

This tradition goes back to 1967 when Jim Dills started it.  Every year there is an honourary bell ringer to start us off.  This year was a young girl named Cara Slade who throughout the year had been job shadowing Mayor Krantz to learn about how local government worked and politics in general.  Look out Gord…shes gunning for your job!

Joining us this year as usual was the world’s most famous hockey dad Walter Gretzky who helped the kids and other adults cheer and ring in 2013.

It was a great night…to be followed by the Mayor and Councillors New Year’s Levee on January 1st.  I’ll post more about that later this week.

Happy New Year Milton!!! Have a wonderful, peaceful and prosperous 2013!

Miracle On Main Street December 17th

UPDATE:

Just an update on the Miracle on Main coming up on Monday December 17th being held at Troys Diner downtown.

Due to a schedule conflict, Jimmy Hart wont be able to attend the event as was recently posted. We’re hoping the Mouth of the South will be able to attend future events but he regrets that he cant make it. Next time Jimmy !!! 🙂

Still there are lots of reasons to come down in support of the Tiger Jeet Singh Foundation Miracle on Main Monday morning at 6am, at Troys Diner. There will be lots for the kids to do…games, magicians, Johnny Bower, Walter Gretzky, Tiger Ali Singh as well as Jennifer Valentyne from Breakfast Television.

I hope to see everyone there…and please bring an unwrapped toy for the toy drive.

Monday December 17th is going to be a great day.  Not only is it my birthday (cheap plug) but its going to be the day to be at Troy’s Diner for Miracle on Main Street.

The Tiger Jeet Singh Foundation presents this great family event at LIVE in downtown Milton at 295 Main Street E.

The list of the celebrities is going to knock everyone socks off and they include appearances by:

– Tiger Jeet Singh & Tiger Ali Singh – Milton Walk of Fame Members and international superstars!

– Canada’s Most Famous Hockey Dad Walter Gretzky,

– Stanley Cup Champion Johnny Bower,

– Toronto Rock member Garrett Billings…

Admittance is free and all we ask is that you bring an unwrapped toy for the toy drive.  There will be games, amusement rides and lots of things to keep everyone busy.  Breakfast Television BT will be there with Jennifer Valentyne to host this great event.

It all starts at 6AM and goes to 9AM….so be there early to take part in this annual tradition.  Over the last few years the Tiger Jeet Singh Foundation has raised hundreds of thousands of dollars in toys to support Sick Kids Hospital, Salvation Army, McMaster Childrens Hospital and Halton Womens Place.  This year looks to be the biggest yet.

For more information please go to www.miracleonmain.ca on how you can support the Tiger Jeet Singh Foundation to help make this Christmas a happy one for so many children.

Weekend Activities

Don’t forget there is going to be Remembrance Day Ceremonies this weekend at Milton Town Hall on Sunday November 6th at 1:30pm.  Join myself and other members of council as we honour those who have served our country, fought for freedom here and around the world and thank those who came back.

I will also be at Metro this evening from 7PM to 9PM on my Poppy detail for the Royal Canadian Legion Branch 136 so stop by, say HI and grab a poppy to support our veterans.

On Saturday there is the Volunteer Fair at the Milton Sports Centre from 10AM to 1Pm.  You can find out about a number of organizations in Milton that are looking for help and volunteers and get a good feeling of the work that is being done by Miltonians.  You can contact Carol Fuhrer at 905-878-0955 or email cfuhrer@cdhalton.ca for more details.

Also on Saturday is the Milton Seniors Centre Christmas Craft Sale at the Milton Seniors Activity Centre from 9Am to 12PM.  The Seniors’ Centre’s Creative Fingers Craft Club and Fund Development Committee invite you to drop by their annual Christmas Craft Sale and Bazaar.  There will be a wide selection of crafts, baking and preserves, jewellery, Christmas crafts, white elephant table and much more!  You can call the Seniors Activity Centre for more details at 905-875-1681.

After the Remembrance Day ceremonies, head on dow to the Italian Canadian Club of Milton (104 Tremaine Road, north of Steeles) at 5 pm for a spaghetti / meat ball dinner with special guest, the world’s most famous “hockey dad”….Walter Gretzky!!!  Call 905-878-3462 for more details.  Costs ONLY $10!!!

So, lots happening in Milton this weekend as we ramp things up toward the Santa Claus parade on November 20th.

Also, you can stay up to date on my Movember activities on my page http://mobro.co/MikeCluett I have decided to try to grow a handlebar mo’ so we’ll see how this one goes.  Should be a blast.  All for a good cause so I’m glad to donate my mug to help change the face of men’s health in Canada.

I’ll see you this weekend.

Troys Toy Drive Huge Success

Even in the early hours of Monday morning you could feel the excitement.  I got to Troy’s Diner Best Western location shortly after 6AM to a full parking lot and over a hundred people running about.

City TV’s Breakfast Television was setting up their live feed as the toys were being put into the trailers for their journey to the Salvation Army, Sick Kids Hospital and Halton Womens Place to put smiles on childrens faces for Christmas morning.

They actually had to call in another trailer as the two they had in place were filled to the brim and almost overflowing.

Among the notables in attendance was Canada’s most famous hockey dad Walter Gretzky who worked the room non stop talking to kids of all ages, signing autographs and smiling for pictures.  This man has no ends to his energy and is truly a classy gentleman.  Johnny Bower was also running around to the delight of Leaf fans in the room.  Santa-Tiger Ali Singh could be seen signing autographs with his father Tiger Jeet Singh recounting their years in professional wrestling. 

Even I got a picture with “The Champ”

The tables were filled with silent auction items that ranged from signed merchandise by Walter and Johnny to Raptors Tickets and other great prizes.  Congratulations to Troy, his staff and all the volunteers that put countless hours of effort to make this drive the best yet.  I havent heard any official numbers but I do know last years total was blown away BIG TIME.  This event also wouldnt be what it is without the efforts and dedication of Tiger Jeet Singh and Tiger Ali Singh and their family.

Its heartwarming to know that there will be a few more smiles on kids faces this Christmas morning because of the generosity and love of all those involved.

Great job by all.  Merry Christmas.