JANUARY 20 Coldest Night of the Year Milton Launch Party hosted By Milton Transitional Housing ∧ cnoy.org/location/milton
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JANUARY 20 The Tale of a Town - FirstOntario Arts Centre Milton firstontarioartscentremilton.ca
JANUARY 20 Annual Robbie Burns Luncheon at St. Clair Masonic Hall haltonchapteroes.ca
JANUARY 26-28 Milton Film Festival ∧ miltonfilmfest.com
JANUARY 27 The Princess Ball for Cystic Fibrosis Canada Halton-Peel cysticfibrosis.ca
FEBRUARY 2-10 Noises Off – FirstOntario Arts Centre Milton firstontarioartscentremilton.ca
FEBRUARY 10 Nicole Christian in Concert at the Legion ∧ milton.ca
FEBRUARY 17 MCB Show Band Memories Cabaret - FirstOntario Arts Centre Milton ∧ firstontarioartscentremilton.ca
FEBRUARY 19 Family Day – Check Town of Milton website ∧ milton.ca
FEBRUARY 24 Coldest Night of the Year Walk ∧ cnoy.org
FEBRUARY 24 The Ruby Gala in Halton ∧ haltonwomensplace.com
MARCH 9 Italian Canadian Comedy Night in support of Halton Women’s Place ∧ iccm.ca
MARCH 8 Milton Philharmonic Orchestra: La Traviata at Milton Library mpl.on.ca
MARCH 10 Four Over Forty in Concert at the Milton Legion ∧ milton.ca
Sport Celebrity Dinner & Auction hosted by the Milton Chamber of Commerce ∧ miltonchamber.ca
MARCH 11 La Traviata: An Italian Opera – FirstOntario Arts Centre Milton firstontarioartscentremilton.ca
MARCH 12-16 March Break – Check Town of Milton Website ∧ milton.ca
MARCH 15 Wannabe - FirstOntario Arts Centre Milton firstontarioartscentremilton.ca
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01: Jennie getting a Llama kiss at Miracle on Main Street. 02: Julian, John Aubree & Meghan at the Pasta with Santa. 03: Entertaining the breakfast crowd at Miracle on Main Street. 04: Nikki & Glynis at the Holiday Street Market. 05: Milton New Years Day Levee with Walter Gretzgy photo from Matador Eyeworks Facebook. 06: Milton New Years Day Levee with the Milton Councillors photo from Matador Eyeworks Facebook.
MIRACLE ON MAIN STREET The Tiger Jeet Singh Foundation held its 9th Annual Miracle on Main Street on a chilly Monday, December 10th morning, in front of Troy’s Diner. There was a Ferris Wheel to ride, live animals to pet and feed, carols sung and a delicious breakfast was served. The toy drive filled two trucks with all sorts of toys. The event had everyone promoting the spirit of giving among all faiths and in support of McMaster Children’s Hospital, Halton Women’s Place, Salvation Army, Halton Learning Foundation and Hospital for Sick Children.
01: Tiger Jeet Singh with people from Martin Street School. 02: Jennifer, Jordyn & Kaitlyn. 03: Tiger Jeet Singh with Kyndra. 04: Brady & Skylar. 05: Checking out the Miracle. 06: Troy & Angie.
CHICKEN WITH BROWN RICE, BROCCOLI & ENOKI MUSHROOMS sually General Tso’s Chicken is deep fried and loaded with unhealthy sodium, sugar and fat. This is a clean version that you can feel good about serving to your family.
INGREDIENTS • 1 cup Brown Rice • 2 cloves Garlic, chopped • 1 head Broccoli, broken into small florets • 1 package of Enoki Mushrooms, bottom removed and mushrooms broken apart a little
F OR THE C H ICKE N • 2-3 Chicken Breasts, cut into 2" cubes • 3 tbsp Soy Free Coconut Aminos or Low Sodium Tamari • Pinch of Red Pepper Flakes, optional • 1 tsp Dark Sesame Oil • 1 tbsp Maple Syrup • 5 tbsp Cornstarch
DIRECTIONS STEP 0 1 Cook the brown rice according to the package or your rice cooker instructions.
STEP 0 2 FOR THE CHICKEN: In a medium size bowl mix together the cut up chicken with the coconut aminos, red pepper flakes, sesame oil and maple syrup. Marinate for 1 hour at room temp or all day (even overnight) in the fridge. Bring to room temp for 1 hour before cooking.
STEP 0 3 FOR THE SAUCE: Using a whisk, mix all the sauce ingredients in a bowl or measuring cup. Leave the whisk in there, you will need to stir up the cornstarch again before using it.
• 3-4 tbsp Grapeseed Oil, divided
STEP 0 4
• 1 bunch of Green Onions, cut into 3-4" segments
Drain the chicken, put it in a zip top bag and toss the cornstarch into it, make sure all the pieces are coated evenly, shale off excess. Heat a wok or heavy fry pan over high heat. Add about 3 tbsp of the grapeseed oil, let heat until shimmering. Add the chicken to the hot oil, toss and let the chicken brown on the first side, toss again and continue to let the chicken brown all over, this will take about 6-7 minutes, remove from the pan.
• 10 dried whole Red Chilies
F OR THE S AUCE • 2 tsp dark sesame oil • 2 tsp Cornstarch • 1 tbsp Unsweetened Brown Rice Vinegar • 2 tbsp Coconut sugar • 2 tbsp Maple Syrup • 2 tbsp Soy Free Coconut Aminos or Low Sodium Tamari • 2 tbsp Water
STEP 0 5 Add a little more grapeseed oil, add the green onion and whole chillies, toss until the green onions have darkened in spots. Add the sauce, let it bubble, add the chicken back to the pan, toss for 1-2 minutes, remove the chicken and green onions/chilies to a serving dish.
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Add a last little bit of oil to the pan then add the garlic, cook for a minute or so. Add the broccoli to the pan, toss, add about 1/4 cup water, tossing continuously for about 3-4 minutes, the pan will dry out a little. Add the enoki mushrooms, toss with the broccoli and break them up while tossing. Cook until the mushrooms have wilted. Add the veggies to the serving dish with the chicken and serve with brown rice. DELICIOUSDISH
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WITH ANGELO POSTERARO WHO ARE YOU? NAME: Angelo Posteraro BIRTHPLACE: Toronto WHERE DO YOU LIVE: Milton CAREER: Founder & Director of Sales at Milton Orthotic & Wellness Centre
TELL US ABOUT YOUR FAMILY: I have been married to Enza for 24 years and we have 2 boys Crosby & Stanley who are 7 and 5 years old.
WHAT MAKES YOU LAUGH?
WHAT IS ONE THING THAT VERY FEW PEOPLE WOULD KNOW ABOUT YOU? I come from the corporate world. I have a University degree in Computer Science. I hit a wall and left my job of 15 years. I left behind a great paying job and pension for the pursuit of happiness. I partnered up with a friend and fellow clinician, opened Milton Orthotic & Wellness Centre and the world of entrepreneurship began. You can’t buy happiness or your health. Be happy whatever it is you decide to do and remember it’s never too late. I left my job at a young age of 42 years old. Today my mind is that of a 19 year old and my body is of a 51 year old. Young at heart!
WHO OR WHAT INSPIRES YOU?
Almost anything. A day without laughter is a day wasted.
Ries Boers, a fellow Miltonian business owner and philanthropist inspires me.
WHAT DOES THE WORD COMMUNITY MEAN TO YOU?
WHAT BRINGS YOU THE GREATEST JOY OR SATISFACTION?
Band together! We can achieve anything together. This is our home and we take it very seriously. We want a safe, fun and vibrant community.
Giving Back! There is no greater feeling than giving back and expecting nothing in return.
WHAT ARE SOME FUN FACTS ABOUT YOU? - I have been married to Enza for 24 years. Her support is the reason for my success in our business and volunteer life. - We moved to Milton about ten years ago. Our business is in Milton where we also live. - I currently sit on the board for ROCK (Kid’s Mental Health) and the Italian Canadian Club of Milton (Past President).
IF YOU COULD POSSESS ONE SUPER-HUMAN POWER, WHAT WOULD IT BE AND WHY? To cure people from sickness especially childhood cancer.
WHAT IS YOUR ALL TIME FAVOURITE MOVIE? My favourite movie is Rudy.
WHAT ARE YOUR GREATEST ACHIEVEMENTS? - 2017 Milton Chamber – Business Person Of The Year - 2014 Joyce Hagevik Volunteer Of The Year – Milton Chamber Of Commerce - 2014 Paul Harris Fellow Rotary Milton Award - 2012 Scotiabank Regional Game Changer - Game On! Outdoor Ball Hockey Tournament Supporting Kid’s Mental Health (2013 – present). We have raised just under $70,000 in a short 5 years and are still going strong.
WHAT IS YOUR FAVOURITE VACATION SPOT? Arizona is my favourite place to vacation.
- Journey For Jacob (Childhood Cancer), we raised over $18, 000 at The Italian Canadian Club Of Milton - The Deck Youth Centre raised over $4000 with “My Weightloss Journey” where I lost 65 Pounds
WHAT IS THE BEST ADVICE YOU’VE BEEN GIVEN? Don’t be afraid to make mistakes as long as you learn from them. A successful person is someone that has made a lot of good decisions because of their bad decisions.
IF THE WHOLE COMMUNITY WERE LISTENING, WHAT WOULD YOU SAY TO THEM? Giving back is as natural as breathing. If you can inspire a young person to do the same you have now inspired an entire generation. That’s exciting and we could all help make this world a better place.
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TOP 5 DATE ACTIVITIES 0I GO SEE ICE ART Icefest is a free event on February 25th and 26th. (Check date closer to event) Walk around the “village” to see all the amazing craftsmanship made out of 20,000lbs of ice.
02 GO SKATING Roller blading and ice skating are both ways to get active on a first or 100th date.
03 WINE/FOOD TASTING Some restaurants have great tasting menu’s and wine pairings. You will have to do a bit of research beforehand.
04 BOARD GAME CAFÉ Sit down in a cozy booth in a café and play some board games. A great way to bond over childhood memories while sipping on your favourite latte.
05 CHEER ON THE HOME TEAM Hockey teams like the Toronto Marlies or Mississauga Steelheads have the potential NHL players of tomorrow and are just as exciting as watching a professional game. Tickets are fairly inexpensive so you can stay within budget while spending quality time with each other!
PASTA WITH SANTA On Sunday, December 10th, the ICCM was beautifully decorated for the arrival of friends and family, for their Annual Pasta with Santa. The afternoon included a delicious home-made lunch of pasta and meatballs, salad and dessert. The craft table had lots of holiday colouring pages, as well as angels, trees and snowflakes to decorate. Amazing Opera Singer, Alexa, lead everyone in holiday carols before Santaâ€™s arrival. All the children had a chance to visit Santa and receive a special gift. All donated food at this event and other Milton locations went to Food4Kids.
01: Nick & Patricia with Adriano. 02: Adriano with grandparents Gino & Raffaela. 03: Jen & Leila. 04: Volunteers getting ready for the event. 05: All the wonderful volunteers. 06: Tony & Rita with Aidan, Rashad & Deanne. 07: Ellie, Opera Singer Alexa, Gayle & Onita. 08: John & Rita with some of the family.
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On Saturday, December 9th, MPP Indira Naidoo-Harris welcomed a steady stream of skaters from 1:00 until 3:00 at the Tonelli Arena. The skating party saw young skaters, as well as seasoned skaters, having a wonderful time together. Local food banks will be the recipients of all the non-perishable food items collected.
01: Galen, Indira & Randy. 02: All of the amazing skaters. 03: Enjoying the free skate. 04: Indira with friends. 05: Mina, Shefali & Hassa. 06: Learning to skate. 07: Watching their children having fun skating. 08: Nicole & Josh.
School Life MILTON DISTRICT HIGH SCHOOL
HOME OF THE MUSTANGS This December, the students of Milton District High School have enjoyed various forms of community involvement and outreach, both near and far. Now we find ourselves looking forward to pancake breakfast, ugly sweater day and of course the holidays!
support during this holiday season. $20,000.00 in total was raised for the Halton Learning Foundation and two trailers were filled with toys and food items. Miracle on Main Street is a way to give back to the community while also having a fun time. Give back to your community and stop by the oneday event next year!
THE MAGIC OF OUTREACH IN PARKDALE In early December, a special group of students visited an outreach organization “The Dale” in Parkdale, Toronto. This trip showed us how easy it is to become marginalized and what supports are in place for people who are underhoused and facing other struggles through stories shared with the dozens of community members who came for the weekly (free) hot meal. Simply engaging in conversation and sharing a meal, a song or a game revealed just how similar we all are. The purpose was not to serve or be served, but to observe, interact and allow oneself to be open-minded.
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MD was thrilled to build a Spoken Word team during the month of November. The students who won a spot on the school team competed at the Halton event in early December. Passionate performances ranged from #metoo, to the challenges of being stereotyped as mixed race or Muslim, to how difficult it is to #loveyourself. We were so proud of the wide variety of our performers and performances and MD won the evening (by a very narrow margin).
On Monday, December 11th, MDHS took their annual trip to the Miracle on Main Street event. The aim of the event is for each person who participates to bring a new toy or non-perishable food item for families in the area who can use some extra
STREET MARKET For three Saturday’s in a row in December, downtown Milton’s Main Street was lined with over 200 vendors selling everything you could possibly want for your holiday shopping. There were all kinds of food trucks to satisfy your hunger. Plenty of arts, crafts and games for the children to partake in, as well as a visit with Santa. Heat lamps were spread out along the street for stops to get warmed up as well as fire pits to roast marshmallows. This Holiday Street Market had something for everyone, with dreamy twinkly lights at night, giving everyone an unforgettable holiday experience.
01: Angela & Autumn. 02: Dancing with Santa. 03: Andrea, Rita & Karen. 04: The Bebe Station Stop. 05: MPP Indira Naidoo-Harris with Tricia, Dave, Claire & Liam. 06: Dawn, Karen, Robin & Sheila. 07: Roasting Marshmallows.
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