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.

Milton Mutt Strutt Fun

Many thanks to Hamilton TigerCat Yannick Carter for attending and supporting the Oakville Milton Humane Society today.  The weather cooperated with us for the walk as Yannick led many pooches along with their owners on a 5km walk around Milton’s downtown area.  The fairgrounds were packed with vendors, silent auctions and a special appearance by Chance the dog.

If aren’t familiar with Chance, he was the dog left abandoned and abused at JM Deynes School in the winter.  Hes definitely back to good health and getting better every day.  Way to go Humane Society.

The Milton Mutt Strutt was a great success.  We wish him and the rest of the Cat’s nothing but the best for this 2012 CFL Season and a trip to the 100th GREY CUP in Toronto!!!! OSKEE WEE WEE!!!

Great Day for the Milton Mutt Strutt

The rain didnt damper anyone’s fun on Saturday at the Milton Fairgrounds for the 2nd Annual Milton Mutt Strutt.

The weather wasnt really cooperating with the events for the day but the dogs put on a great show and they made it a a really fun event.  Yannick Carter from the Hamilton Tigercats was the special guest and he opened up the days festivities with his story of adopting cats from the Oakville Milton Humane Society.  He along with a number of other dog owners braved the rain as he led them on a slightly abreviated walk.

Milton Mayor Gord Krantz, yours truly as well as other town councillors Rick Malboeuf (who brought his dog for the walk) and Rick Di Lorenzo joined other dignitaries Halton MPP Ted Chudleigh in the days events.  A number of federal candidates joined us as well including Liberal candidates Connie Laurin-Bowie, Conservative candidate Lisa Raitt, Green Party candidate Judi Remigio and NDP candidate Pat Heroux came out to cheer on the participants and see the shows these talented pets put on, despite the weather.

I dont know off hand what the final tally was in the fundraising efforts of the Oakville Milton Huname Society but it should be pretty close to last years total, if not more!  The organizing committee should be commended and congratulated for a great event and hopefully we can get better weather next year.  Thanks to everyone who came out with their dogs and supported this organization.  You can find out more about the Human Society by going to their website

A big TWO PAWS UP to everyone involved.