This Week at the Park -Aug 23-25– Miltonvale Community Park – It’s Christmas at the Park at 413 Sleepy Hollow Road until Wednesday, Aug. 23. Wednesday is a $5 value gift exchange. I think Thurs. and Friday are celebrating the end of summer – but they may be water days… check the Facebook page for details.
School-aged children are welcome to drop in for activities from 9-4 Monday-Friday, EXCEPT – the staff have lunch from 12-12:30 and are not available to supervise children over their lunch break. Parents/caregivers should complete the registration form for their children before dropping them off. Pre-school children require a parent/caregiver to be present. Contact the park at 902-368-7587or firstname.lastname@example.org The park is on Facebook: Miltonvale Community Park The equipment available at the park can be used by anyone when you are there while the staff are available – (croquet, games, disk golf…).
Coffee –Visit neighbors each Monday and Friday from 10 -11a.m. at the Milton Hall. Coffee, tea, and snacks are available by donation of coin or treats.
Yoga with Leone – Tuesdays 8:30 a.m. Building Blocks of Yoga (mat) & 10:00 a.m. Chair Yoga. $6 Miltonvale Park residents and $7 for others.
TOPS (Take Off Pounds Sensibly) meets at the Hall on Tuesdays at 6:15. For more information contact Joyce at 902-368-2055.
Card Parties – The hall hosts card parties (Auction) on Thursday evenings at 7:30 p.m. Admission $4.
August 31 is the deadline to buy tickets for the next 50-50 twice-monthly draw. You can buy tickets at the hall-or send an e-transfer to email@example.com. $3 each or 2/$5. The winner of the August 15 draw was Sally Balderston who won $97.50.
Wednesday, August 23 at 1 p.m. is the next PEI Through the Years Food presentation with home economist Margaret Prouse looking at food from Ireland. RSVPS were due Aug. 21.
The Thursday, August 24 Seniors Bus tour, to Western PEI is full. The group will visit the Quilts of Covid exhibit at Eptek Center, Green Park and Yeo House, Lennox Island Cultural Center, the Bideford Parsonage Museum, with lunch at Backwoods Burger.
Friday, August 25 and September 1 at 7 p.m. -Learn steps to an International Waltz with Jack and Susan Lessard for the Ballroom Barn. RSVP to MiltonMVPs@gmail.com. Free for Miltonvale Park residents. By donations for others.
The first session of “The Resourceful Homeowner” series, “Introduction to Owning a Home,“ will take place with realtor Natasha Mckenna in the Mighty Monday session on Monday, Aug. 28, 7-8:30 p.m. at the Milton Community Hall. RSVP to MiltonMVPs@gmail.com. Milton Hall MVPs. Free for Miltonvale Park residents. By donations for others.
Tuesday, August 29 (2 p.m. local time) is the deadline to submit a tender for the renovations to the Milton Community Hall (addition and elevator). https://miltonvalepark.com/tender-and-addendums-for-milton-community-hall-additions-and-renovations/
Wednesday, August 30 at 1 p.m. – Cooking on a Budget. Join Home Economist Margaret Prouse for a presentation/demonstration. Funded by the PEI Senior Secretariat as part of the Miltonvale Park Senior Matters project. RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org or 902-368-3090. Free for Miltonvale Park residents 55+. By donations for others.
Gardening with Marie Mckenna “Fall Planting”, Wed, Aug 30 5-6:30 p.m. at the hall. RSVP to MiltonMVPs@gmail.com Milton MVPS. Free for Miltonvale Park residents. By donations for others
NEW – Learn about Cricket at the Miltonvale Community Park (413 Sleepy Hollow Road) on Saturday, September 2 at 6 p.m. Come check it out! FREE. RSVP to MiltonvaleParkEngage@gmail.com.
NEW – Drum Circle -Join Elder Thirley Levi and the members of their Tuesday Drum Circle at the Milton Community Hall to learn more about Mi’kmaq culture on Tuesday, September 5 at 6:30 p.m. Please R.S.V.P by 10 a.m. on Sept. 5 to 902-566-3154 or Miltoncommunityhall@gmail.com. Space is limited. Free. Funding for this event has been provided by the Province of PEI, through an Anti-Racism Microgrant.
NEW – Weekly Wednesday Zumba Classes from 5:30-6:30 p.m. on September 6, 13, 20 & 27. Space is limited and Miltonvale Park residents have priority. The cost for residents is $5 for the four classes or $2 drop-in. The cost for those who live outside Miltonvale Park is $15/four classes or $5 drop-in. PRE-REGSTER ASAP with Peggy at MiltonMVPs@gmail.com.
Lunch and Learn with Dutch Thompson, Thursday, September 7 at 12 noon. Pre-register by Tuesday, September 5 to 902-368-3090 or email@example.com. Dutch will share stories about his family’s immigration from Scotland in the 19th century. Free for Miltonvale Park residents 55+. By donations for others. PEI -Through the Years
NEW – Line Dancing begins again on Monday, September 11 from 1:30-2:30 It is expected that classes will fill quickly. If there are Miltonvale Park Residents who would could be considered Beginner Level 3 (or intermediate?) who want to be part of the class, please contact the Council office at 902-368-3090 or firstname.lastname@example.org by Friday, August 25. The class is expected to be filled from class members from last year, when registration is opened to them. We do hope to have some sporadic beginner classes at some point! Cost $5/class.
NEW – Friday, September 15, at 1 p.m. Foods of PEI with Home Economist Margaret Prouse. Food demonstration and tasting. Free for Miltonvale Park residents 55+. By donations for others PEI-Through the Years.
NEW – Seniors Fitness Classes with Michele Gallant -begin on Monday, September 18 at 9 a.m. and take place on Mondays and Fridays. They focus on balance and flexibility and are lots of fun! Cost $6. If you are interested, please email email@example.com.
NEW – Lunch and Learn – Thursday, September 21 at 12 noon. Immigrating from China – Join Peggy Chen as she shares her story about coming to PEI. RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org or 902-368-3090. Free for Miltonvale Park residents 55+. By donations for others. PEI Through the Years.
NEW – Tuesday, September 26 at 1 p.m. – Air Fryer Cooking with home economist Margaret Prouse– Milton Hall Seasonal Seniors. Free for Miltonvale Park residents 55+. By donations for others. RSVP to email@example.com or 902-566-3154.
PLEASE NOTE: For Miltonvale Park residents, if money or transportation is a barrier to any of the Milton Community Hall MVP (Most Valuable People) events, please let us know and we will do what we can to ensure that everyone can participate. Email MiltonMVPs@gmail.com.
Do you have children?? The Milton Hall MVPs project is looking for information to use to plan more children and youth programming. Please share your thoughts in this survey: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/CNY95FD
Mark your calendar – Reserve November 2-4 for the Community Play – Details coming soon!
We are LOOKING for IDEAS! The New Horizons for Seniors funding application for activities for 2024-25 is now open. We are thinking about a theme around movies… What are your favourite movies and some suggested activities?
Eg. Breakfast at Tiffany’s – a seniors brunch, cooking breakfast foods, budgeting….
On Golden Pond – a cruise on the electric boat tour in Charlottetown, how to cook fish!
Driving Miss Daisy – Road trip, 55 Drive Alive class
Julia – Cooking class
- If you have suggestions for activities that could be included in a project that would do any of the following, please let me know at firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Promote volunteerism among seniors and other generations
- Engage seniors in the community through the mentoring of others
- Expand awareness of elder abuse, including financial abuse
- Support the social participation and inclusion of seniors
- Provide capital assistance for new and existing community projects and programs for seniors
EMERGENCY MEASURES –
Residents are expected to be responsible for their individual households for the first 72 hours of an emergency.
Please visit the Government of Canada’s Get Prepared website to learn more about being prepared for any type of emergency.
The Milton Community Hall is a warming center for residents of Miltonvale Park, and has a generator, so will be made available during an emergency to allow residents to access heat, water, washroom facilities, electricity to charge devices, and if necessary, food. There are outdoor faucets approximately mid-way on the long sides of the building which can be used 24/7.
Information during an emergency will be shared through social media (primarily Facebook or Twitter), and emails to the residents and neighbours who have subscribed for updates and events from the municipality. When time permits, the municipal and hall websites will be updated.
Contact the Milton Hall (902-566-3154) or Council Office (902-368-3090) by phone or email if necessary (email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org).
Sign up for regular (approx. weekly) emails from the municipality listing events and reminders by emailing email@example.com.
Activities in the Milton Hall MVP project have received funding from the PEI Alliance for Mental Well-Being.
Activities in the PEI-Through the Years project are funded through the Government of Canada’s New Horizons for Seniors Program.
Activities in the Miltonvale Park Seniors Matters and the Milton Hall Seasonal Seniors project are funded through the PEI Seniors’ Secretariat.