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THIS BUNGALOW IS COMPLETELY RENOVATED inside & out and set on 1 acre in the Hamlet of Brookville. Home & commercial property is a great investment. “International Meats and Deli” owners are retiring & are offering their successful business & property for sale. Open concept design. New kitchen with granite counters & S/S appliances. Layout of main floor offers in-law potential. Finished basement. The store has a 11’ x 65’ lean to that could act as a garage. $ 1,580,000 www.brazeauteam.com

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3 PLUS 1 BEDROOM, 4 BATH HOME in desirable East Waterdown. Full nanny suite. 109’ deep lot with mature trees. Open concept kitchen. With updated cabinets 2013. Living room and dining room ideal for entertaining. Main floor laundry with inside access to 2 car garage that has room for storage and workshop. Master retreat and upper level lof family room with gas fireplace. Finished lower level rec room, kitchenette, bedroom and 4 piece bath. Would make an ideal Nanny suite. Close to all amenities and quick commute to all major highways and Aldershot GO Station. $ 799,000 www.brazeauteam.com

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IN HIGH HEELS Halton Women’s Place takes the community by shoe storm in September! For 3 days, the only women’s shelter in the Region, hosts Hope in High Heels – a men’s only walk in heels that shows how men and boys can be a part of the solution in ending violence against women. The event started in Burlington seven years ago and then grew to Oakville in 2011 and Milton last year! This year, approximately 150 men and boys walked in all three events. Halton Women’s Place hopes to raise $150,000 this year from all three events. To find out more about the shelter visit www.haltonwomensplace.com To find out more on how you can get involved in their events or how to donate, email cbozzo@haltonwomensplace.com Submitted by: Halton Women’s Place.

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07: Cathy, Marion & Judy. 08: Showcasing Purses at the Halton Fashion Circuit fashion show. 09: Mary. 10: Lil Richard & Lobena with Christian & Gerry. 11: Carmelina at the Boo Barn. 12: Ann & Mary Eileen.

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Dear The Wine Ladies,

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Up until now, I have never had the opportunity to taste any wines from South Africa. Last month we were given a bottle as a gift, a delicious white wine made from a grape that I believe was called “Steen”. Both the wine, it was an older vintage, and the grapes were new to us. Being in the South African wine mood, we purchased at Vintages another South African wine - Ken Forrester Old Vine Reserve Chenin Blanc. We thought it was amazing! We would like to know your thoughts on both of these wines. - Brittany

THE WINE LADIES Q&A Dear Brittany,

We actually have not had the opportunity yet to taste the Ken Forrester Old Vine Reserve Chenin Blanc. We can tell you however that this producer’s vineyard is located in the heart of South Africa’s most famous wine region called Stellenbosch and that their vineyards are known as the “Home of Chenin Blanc”. Not surprising that it was a wonderful wine and we look forward to enjoying it ourselves someday soon!

NOW TO STEEN… Steen is actually the name of the most planted white grape variety in South Africa, which is more commonly called Chenin Blanc. In fact, there are very few wines left these days that are labeled Steen, which is a shame as the name has a long history in South Africa’s wine industry.

Chenin Blanc, or Steen has the ability to make some wonderful wines in a broad range of styles. At one end of the spectrum, it is capable of producing some of the longest living sweet wines, while at the other end; it is used for table wines and even for the base wine for fortified wines and spirits. It does have a natural high acidity, which serves it well in hotter climates, often producing lively wines with good fruit and with a flavour reminiscent of honey. Steen, or Chenin Blanc is also called Pineau or Pineau de la Loire in its native region. The Loire is located in the northwestern part of France. thewineladies.com

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PROFILE

Children Pat coaches in sports, reading and more

WITH PAT GRISONI WHO ARE YOU? NAME: Pat Grisoni BIRTHPLACE: Hammersmith, England NICKNAME: Doll Face & Auntie Pat WHERE DO YOU LIVE: Milton CAREER: Business Owner - Graphic Artist / Memory Book Specialist allowing me to help others preserve their memories through their photos, which I do artistically while helping them tell their story.

TELL US ABOUT YOUR FAMILY AND PETS: My husband Robert of 27 years is the love of my life,and our talented daughter Savannah performed with the cast of Les Miserable in Toronto last December. Then there’s our sweet dog Oreo.

WHO OR WHAT INSPIRES YOU AND WHY? My Daddy & Uncle Warren, who are two very humble men. Daddy is an Architect who was chosen to design what is called the “Independent Arch” in Barbados, which is historic due to the first Prime Minister, Errol Barrow. Uncle Warren is a Historian and Author of several 10

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books. One book comes to mind, “Caribbean Pirates” that actually inspired “Pirates of The Caribbean” that was published by MacMillan Publishing. These men taught me that dreams are not impossible, as long as you believe.

WHAT WOULD YOU DEEM YOUR GREATEST ACHIEVEMENT? Giving birth to my daughter Savannah, as it took myself and my husband 10 years of difficulty before her epic arrival. Sav is our miracle baby. I’m also very proud of being able to help and assist children successfully with their academics. Seeing the joy and pride in their faces towards their successes makes volunteering worthwhile. It melts my heart with pride.

WHAT WOULD YOU SAY IF THE WHOLE COMMUNITY WERE LISTENING? We all must continue to encourage others to become involved in every aspect of our great town. Whether it’s in schools, hospital, sports groups and more. There’s a saying, “It takes a village to achieve a great deal of success.” Remember, we are together as one. Let’s make a difference and continue to inspire everyone.


WHAT ARE SOME FUN FACTS ABOUT YOU? • I was a Model back in the day as well as I did several Television Commercials. I was in over 40 Commercials in Barbados • I was the Vice President of the Royal Commonwealth Society for the Junior division where I had the honour and privilege in meeting Your Majesty Queen Elizabeth II

IF YOU COULD POSSESS ONE SUPER-HUMAN POWER, WHAT WOULD IT BE AND WHY? I wished I had super-human powers that would allow me to be at several places at the same time helping others without feeling like I’m letting anyone down. I always want to make others happy with beautiful smiles.

• I’m also very athletic and participated in a large number of sports in my youth. I was very close in representing Barbados in Track N Field 800m for the CARICOM Games. Having this type of experience, inspired me in coaching youth voluntarily in two of the Halton Catholic Elementary Schools that is very close to my heart. I’ve been blessed in continuing this journey as School Council Chair at Bishop Reding working with an incredible group of people who are more like family. • I’m also involved in the Arts. Love directing, designing props, choreograph, writing and so much more. • Coldest Night of the Year is something that I am extremely passionate about, knowing the funds being raised is helping others who are in dire need. • Received CPIC Nomination Certificate of Acknowledgement for Community Volunteering • I’m in the Church Choir at Holy Rosary Parish where I’m not only a singer but play the tambourine too. • My first job was teaching children in a private school in Barbados.

WHAT IS YOUR FAVOURITE MOVIE OF ALL TIME AND WHY? My favourite movie of all time is “Hairspray.” I love how uplifting this movie is and what it represents. Showing us that it doesn’t matter who we are, that despite the differences, we could love one another without judgement and could be united positively. It’s truly a powerful movie with an incredible message. First Sunshine Girl In Barbados, 1979

WHAT IS ONE THING THAT VERY FEW PEOPLE WOULD KNOW ABOUT YOU? That I was the very First Sunshine Girl in Barbados on June, 3rd, 1979 in the Nation’s Sunday Sun Newspaper. When it was the thirtieth anniversary, I was asked to do another photo shoot to celebrate this milestone.

WHAT’S YOUR FAVOURITE VACATION SPOT? Without hesitation, Barbados! It’s the Isle of paradise! As a matter of fact my daughter Savannah and I were there in the summer. Pat, Savannah & Robert

WHAT IS THE BEST ADVICE YOU’VE EVER BEEN GIVEN? Perseverance seldom fails and always believe in yourself and you will achieve great success.

WHAT DOES THE WORD COMMUNITY MEAN TO YOU? Community means to me, encouraging everyone to work together in a supportive and positive way, while lifting each other up. Making our town an incredible place for family and friends, especially for the children who are our future.

WHAT MAKES YOU LAUGH? My hubby Rob and daughter Savannah. When these two team up, the jokes are flying off the charts! Let’s just say have a box of tissues on standby!

WHAT BRINGS YOU THE GREATEST JOY OR SATISFACTION? Being able to inspire all children to reach for the stars, fulfilling their dreams and aspirations. Seeing the joy in each of these wonderful children’s faces achieving success, is truly heartwarming to me.

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HALLOWEEN 0I GO TO A HAUNTED HOUSE Are you ready to get scared? Every Halloween, places like Canada’s Wonderland and the EX put on horrifying Halloween displays for the entertainment of their customers. Check out these great “Haunted Parks”. a) b) c) d)

CANADA'S WONDERLAND

Halloween Haunt - www.canadaswonderland.com Boo at the Wychwood - www.torontoartscape.org Screemers - screemers.ca Night of Dread - clayandpapertheatre.org

02 PICK YOUR OWN PUMPKIN Pumpkin picking and carving is a great memory for everyone. Spend the day wandering the rows upon rows of great pumpkins. Whether you’re looking to carve a scary face into it or using it for a delicious pie, the perfect pumpkin is necessary.

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Let your inner child out and go crazy this year with the decorations. Trick-or-treaters love a fully decorated scary house to walk up to in order to get their candy. WWW.THEJOYOFFASHIONBLOG.COM

04 DIY AN AWESOME COSTUME Pinterest is an awesome site to get great ideas on how to make a homemade costume or even just for some inspiration.

05 THROW A HALLOWEEN PARTY Gathering all your friends and family together is guaranteed to be a great time. Throw in a costume contest or fun Halloween games to get everyone in the spirit.

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THE MILTON

FALL FAIR

The Milton Fall Fair has become a fall tradition for many families with new and exciting exhibits, shows, concerts and activities for the whole family to enjoy. The fair was held at the Milton Fair Grounds from September 22-24. The warm weather definitely helped bring over 25,000 visitors over the weekend to this great community event. A big thank you to all the volunteers, sponsors, organizers and performers who make this event a success.

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BOOK REVIEW cut you off in traffic. What eventually makes us happy is surmounting the associated negative experiences. If you want the perfect

I GIVE A F*CK

body, you’ve got to accept the pain that comes with training for hours a day almost every day. Want the perfect relationship, the one

ABOUT THIS BOOK

where you’re old, still holding hands and having sex? You have to go through some painful moments, stick it out when it might

BY PETA-GAYE NASH

feel easier to run for the hills, have painful and vulnerable conversations, stay faithful

I’ve read a lot of self help books in my time. A LOT! But there is no book that has

no matter what. Want to be rich? You’ll have

helped me to feel better about myself and life as The Subtle Art of Not Giving a

to work harder and sacrifice free time, get

F*ck: The Counterintuitive Approach to Living a Good Life. Yes, the book is filled

your finances in order, do a budget, take

with the f-word but I highly recommend this book to anyone who has ever felt

risks - you get the drift - all those painful and

insecure, anxious, hopeless, victimized, entitled, easily annoyed by life’s trivialities,

mundane things that a lot of us avoid doing.

wants success and happiness, felt right and everyone else was wrong, felt scared of…anything at all. It’s also for those who feel that anything that goes wrong is

Manson does not tell you to stop caring about everything entirely. He shows you

someone else’s fault. I think that covers all of us.

how to discover what you value and to commit to it. Manson tells you in no uncertain

The author Mark Manson is not a world renowned psychoanalyst. He’s a successful blogger but his writing is backed by some pretty extensive research. Thank God there’s a book that finally says stop looking in the mirror and telling yourself you’re happy because if you’re doing that, chances are, you’re not happy and it’s totally okay to have negative feelings.

be the best all the time and to be having the best time. This constant search for happiness and perfection is making us all unhappy so stop trying. Sometimes life sucks. The negative emotions we feel are a call to action - change what needs to be changed. Start caring about what’s truly important and it isn’t the person who

CAPTURINGBETTERPH TOS DIGITAL SLR. NO MATTER WHAT DEVICE YOU USE TO TAKE PHOTOS, WHAT LOOKS FINE ON THE DEVICE MAY LEAVE YOU DISAPPOINTED WHEN YOU WANT TO MAKE THAT SPECIAL IMAGE INTO AN ENLARGEMENT, A POSTER OR A SCREEN-SAVER. EACH MONTH,

THIS COLUMN WILL AIM TO PROVIDE

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actually make you happy when you solve them. Most of the time you’re wrong and you’ll never grow if you keep thinking you’re right. Manson says we’ve been asking the wrong question the whole time. It’s not what do you enjoy but, what so I’ll just say you’ve got to read this book. You’ve just got to. It may be the one that saves you from yourself, that gets you to the place where you need to go. But please, don’t ask to borrow my copy. It stays by my bedside. "THE SUBTLE ART OF NOT GIVING A F*CK" CAN BE FOUND in the Toronto Library System or ordered from Chapters

By Peeter Poldre, Photographer Always learning and striving to CAPTURE the next great photo!

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t is natural to pay attention to the subject(s) of your photo, but a distracting background can leave a less than desirable impression. Not all background distractions are avoidable, especially in fast-moving situations over which the photographer has no control, such as a Canada Day parade (photo 1). However, the photographer does have control when the subject is cooperative. Photo 2 shows a volunteer model who is unaware that she is standing in front of a pole. Asking the model to move to her right by two steps provides a less distracting background (photo 3). Some subjects cannot realistically be asked to move (photo 4). In these situations, the photographer may be able to change the background, as seen in photo 5, in which “going low” provides a less cluttered background.

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and extraordinary and the quicker we accept it, the better. The problems you face

pain do you want to sustain? This is the path to happiness. I could go on and on

Social media, by the way, is a major culprit, by making us believe that we have to

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SPRINGRIDGE FARMS Every weekend until October 29, Harvest Festival at Springridge Farm is your ultimate destination to make fall memories that last a lifetime! Harvest Festival activities include wagon rides, giant corn trail, a professional puppet show, spooky Boo Barn, the Fun Farm Yard, Farmer John's famous pumpkin crop & more! Come Celebrate the Harvest festival at the farm.

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The room at The Credit Valley Golf & Country Club was beautifully decorated and transformed into a Marketplace for the Ladies’ Luncheon/Afternoon Tea & Marketplace fundraiser, in support of Wellspring Birmingham Gilgan House on Thursday, September 14th. Ladies shopped the Marketplace which featured Zest for Living, Saks Fifth Avenue, Lemonwood and Miracle 10. Wellspring Birmingham Gilgan House is a beautiful, warm and welcoming facility that offers a variety of supportive care programs, at no cost, for cancer patients and their families in the Oakville, Mississauga, Halton, Burlington and surrounding communities. 01: Barbara with Sheri & Vinnie. 02: Eva & Anna. 03: The Miracle 10 Team. 04: Vincenzo & Paulina from Saks.

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School Life

CRAIG KIELBURGER

UPCOMING EVENTS AT CKSS:

SECONDARY SCHOOL

SEPTEMBER 25 PA Day No school for students

Welcome back all you awesome Spartans! Can I get a “GO SPARTANS”

OCTOBER 4 Thanksgiving Buffet

for our Grade 9s - they totally rocked it! Who knew High School could

OCTOBER 2 PJ Day (wear them comfy jammies!)

be such a welcoming friendly place? We did, that’s who. Many of them

OCTOBER 6 PA Day No school for students

attended the Grade 9 dance on September 8. There were some sweet

OCTOBER 9 Thanksgiving Monday No school

dance moves to say the least!

OCTOBER 12 5th week reports for all grade 9s and those 10s/11s/12s with <60% We are also interested in welcoming those from the community to our Wellness Team. They meet on the first

OCTOBER 12 Academic Awards @ 6:30pm OCTOBER 26 Parent Teacher Night

Tuesday of every month at 11:30 in our main office conference room. Please call us at: (905) 878 0575 and ask for Angelika. We have representatives from the student body, teachers. Social Workers, Halton Police and community members and we look forward to seeing you there. Did you know that thanks to the Halton Food Program, there is a free breakfast every morning? Everyone is welcome to enjoy the muffins, oatmeal, cheese, eggs and fruit. Start the day with a full tummy ready to make the day amazing!

GARY ALLAN

HIGH SCHOOL September turned out to be a busy start for both staff and students here at Gary Allan High School. Our transition of our Adult learning programs to fully Online Plus is being well received by many and has made for a busier than usual start for staff. Adult students are now accessing all offered courses through our online portal, with the “PLUS” of being able to come in and get face to face support from teachers, technical assistance and computer access at any of the four locations across Halton region; in Milton, Halton Hills, Oakville and Burlington. We still provide

It’s been a very busy month getting to know the new schedule (school starts 5 minutes earlier this year), finding classrooms and navigating our construction site. We are SO looking forward to being able to access the whole building from everywhere and our students are too.

the opportunity for students of all ages to complete credits towards the achievement of their high school diploma, for post-secondary preparation or to upgrade their skills for the workplace, with the added flexibility of being able to work on their courses anytime and anywhere. As the number in our Alternative programs grow, so to do the opportunities for interesting course work experience inside and outside the classroom. Students are working on their academic courses as well as building community and acquiring life skills. Guest speakers, therapy dogs,

Athletics are in full swing already. From the 2nd day of school on we have had students practicing for JR/Sr Football, Jr/ Sr Girls Field Hockey and Girls Basketball. The Spartans are all about fitness and trying out new things.

cooking activities and some field trips have already started this year. Students and staff are looking forward to the variety of fun and interesting learning activities that are being planned and delivered. Registration for all our programs is continuous entry, so we continue to

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Our Youth in Action (YIA) group is very active making our community aware of those issues facing young people in Halton and around the world - come out and join them. All are welcome! WE Day is on September 28th. Several CKSS students will be attending this amazing event.

register students even at this time of year and beyond. Adult students

GO CK! Please remember to check out our website regularly for updates and news. You will find resources, the calendar and reminders at cks.hdsb.ca/home.

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interested in working towards the completion of their diploma, preparation for post-secondary or upgrading their skills can contact the site to schedule an appointment to register at 905-878-2244. Adolescents interested in one of our alternative programs should contact their guidance department regarding a referral.

found on our school’s website www.garyallan.ca or Facebook: https:// www.facebook.com/GaryAllanSchool. Follow us on Twitter: https:// twitter.com/garyallanschool


MILTON DISTRICT HIGH SCHOOL

HOME OF THE MUSTANGS Well, Well, Well! September is already over, and here at MDHS, things are going really WELL. Why? In order to teach and learn effectively, people need to be WELL, so our focus is all about well being. From physical fitness to stress management, student voice to intellectual engagement, MD has too many initiatives underway to mention, but WE’LL try... One of our favourite traditions is Wilderness North, an annual highlight for grade 10’s at Camp Wanakita near Haliburton. The action packed week features team building activities and experiences that not only help grade 10’s strengthen their old friendships but also help them to create new ones. Grade 10 students share a cabin with two or three grade 12 leaders who help them navigate the camp. Fantastic activities include swimming, canoeing, kayaking, low ropes, high ropes, hiking and archery. There is tons of delicious food, campfires and even a talent show on the final night. Most of the campers have such an incredible experience they hope to return as a leader in grade 12. Students all say that they cherish the time they spent creating memories with their friends while doing outdoor activities. The respect, bonding, and resilience everyone builds while there comes home with them and lives on both in and out of class, making the already warm and supportive environment of our school even better.

A GOOD FIT: Mr. C. Jones Dave from FirePower Mr. MacIntyre The Crossfit leadership team Other fitness initiatives include working towards OPHEA certification. OPHEA is a non-profit organization for a healthy, active living programme for youths in schools and in communities. Getting the OPHEA certification increases student involvement and leadership, strengthens and broadens community partners, and guides the school in a priority health topic. MD is going forGOLD as we work our way through the six step process. WE’LL update you as we go!

ARE YOU BOGGLED BY SOCIAL MEDIA? YOU ARE INVITED!

NEW THIS YEAR IS CROSSFIT FOR STUDENTS, STAFF AND MEMBERS OF OUR COMMUNITY! The best part about CrossFit is that you don’t have to be super athletic to join. Any physical restrictions can be accommodated and everyone is welcome. The exercise routine is customized to suit every individual’s plan. Other commitments? No problem! Availability is flexible, with training options throughout the day. CrossFit (and improved fitness in general) has been proven to not only benefit physical health, but also mental health. To learn more, check the link at our incredible revamped website at http://mil.hdsb.ca/.

In addition to physical fitness, we are working on SOCIAL MEDIA FITNESS as well. Students will enjoy an important presentation that will help them navigate the complexities of social media. The students’ event takes place during the day on Tuesday October 3rd, and there will be a session for parents and interested community members in the evening from 7 - 8:15 p.m. Anyone is welcome and can RSVP on our fantastic new website http://mil.hdsb.ca/.

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HIGHLIGHTS OF THE

INVICTUS GAMES

The Invictus Games, founded by His Royal Highness, Prince Harry is a sporting competition for the wounded and Injured military soldiers and veterans. This year, there were 550 competitors from 17 countries taking part. Through the power of sport, they proved to the world that great challenges could be confronted with unconquerable drive, resilience and determination. Captured are the events that took place at the Invictus Games all week in Toronto. It all started on September 22 with the Flag Raising Ceremony. Sporting events followed throughout the week and ended with the Closing Ceremonies on September 30. The Invictus Games captivated audiences and left lasting memories. Photos by: Peeter Poldre

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CRAFT SHOW Article by: Sue London

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Many people visited the Milton Farm Fall Craft Show that was held at the Country Heritage Farm on the weekend of September 16th and 17th. Talented crafts people from near and far attended with their handmade crafts, soaps, baking, honey and so much more. The fair was enjoyed by all. 01: Anne & Nick. 02: Julie. 03: Selena.

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EVERY WEEKEND UNTIL OCTOBER 29 Harvest Festival at Springridge Farms ∧ springridgefarm.com

OCTOBER 19 October in Milton Family Night Social - Celebrate the Harvest haltonfamiliesforfamilies.com/family-night-socials

OCTOBER

OCTOBER 20 So Charming’s Enchanted Pumpkin Halloween Party downtownmilton.com/events

OCTOBER 21 Beggars by Choice Concert at the Royal Canadian Legion downtownmilton.com/events

OCTOBER 22 Venetian Masquerade Gala ∧ iccm.ca

OCTOBER 23 Etsy Made in Canada – Halton ∧ etsyhaltonregion.ca

OCTOBER 28 Tiny Tots Trick or Treat in Downtown Milton downtownmilton.com/events

NOVEMBER 3 Simply Creative Teen Night ∧ downtownmilton.com/events

NOVEMBER 3 Annual Black & White Party ∧ mdfh.ca

NOVEMBER

Youth & The Arts Showcase firstontarioartscentremilton.ca/en/index.asp

NOVEMBER 18 Raptors in Focus ∧ conservationhalton.ca

NOVEMBER 18 Seasons Milton 3rd Annual Christmas Bazaar seasonsretirement.com

NOVEMBER 18-19 Parade of Lights ∧ countryheritagepark.com

NOVEMBER 19 Milton Santa Claus Parade ∧ miltonsantaclausparade.ca

NOVEMBER 25 - DECEMBER 10 Christmas Activities ∧ springridgefarm.com

NOVEMBER 26 - DECEMBER 8 Annual Breakfast with Santa ∧ mdfh.ca

DECEMBER 1-3 Walk to Bethlehem ∧ countryheritagepark.com

DECEMBER

COMMUNITY EVENTS

NOVEMBER 5

DECEMBER 3 Milton Philharmonic Orchestra at the Milton Public Library mpl.on.ca

DECEMBER 3 Holiday Bazaar – Milton Memorial Arena ∧ mpl.on.ca

DECEMBER 7 Songs for a Winters Night Christmas Classic actontownhallcentre.ca

DECEMBER 17 A Swingin’ Christmas ∧ firstontarioartscentremilton.ca

Community Captured Milton OCT 2017  

A Picture Book of Our Community and the People that Live Here