Community Events- Miltonvale Park and Milton Community Hall
A Vax Pass is required to attend events at the hall. It is not required to visit the Council office, the washrooms, the food cupboard, for worship services, or for those under 12.
For those of you with pooches – The municipality added a dog ramp and some tunnels to the dog park at the Milton Community Park at 413 Sleepy Hollow Road. Special thanks to Island Coastal Services for donating the used plastic culverts and to Councillor Paul Poole for volunteering to obtain all the parts and put them together!
The 50-50 Draw – The Milton Community Hall’s regular 50-50 draws happen twice every month. The first is on the 15th of every month and the second is drawn on the last day of every month. The next draw is Friday Oct 15. Tickets are $3 or 2/$5. Drop in for tickets or e-transfer to [email protected].
Coffee Club happens on Mondays and Friday at 10 a.m. at the Milton Community Hall. Feel free to drop in for coffee, tea, treats and conversation.
Mat Yoga continues on Tuesday mornings at 9:00 am and is on a drop-in basis.
Chair Yoga will be held on Tuesdays at 10:30 am and Thursdays at 9:30 (note time change) with Leone Curtis at the Milton Community Hall. Cost is $5. Chair yoga will now require pre-registration. https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1UK-4nQj-3aujCDntE1K9uj7XOXzQZEOE6ocUCqW2rjI/edit?usp=sharing
Exercise classes are held with Michele Gallant on Mondays and Fridays at 9 a.m. Cost is $5 and at this point the classes are full -but if residents would like to be on the waiting list for cancellations, please email [email protected]. There are two empty spaces on this Friday -if you would like to try it out. We can also make arrangements for people to attend vis zoom – so if that is of interest, please contact [email protected]
Community Yard Sale -The Milton Community Hall is planning a yard (with some crafts and baking) sale on Saturday, October 16 from 8 a.m. -12 noon. To rent a 6 ft table for $15, contact the hall at [email protected] or 902-566-3154. Set up will be 6:30-8:30 on Friday, Oct 15 and 7 a.m. Saturday morning. Everyone must be fully vaccinated to take part.
Concert: Sunday, October 17th, 7:30pm. Le Tour de mon jardin: Songs and stories from my Francophone roots with Michel Lalonde is an evening concert at the Milton Community Hall celebrating English and French songs and stories. Originally from Ontario, Michel Lalonde has been a part of the Canadian music scene for decades. He was a founding member of the acclaimed Quebec-based folk rock Garolou who won a Felix award as Folk group of the year and a gold record for their debut recording. He has released three solo albums Délit de suite in 1987, L’Amour fou in 2011 and Comme un engin in 2019. He has also recorded four albums with Saskatchewan based La Raquette à claquettes whose string-band sound has garnered them both a WCMA and an ECMA award. FREE for Miltonvale Park residents, aged 55+. By donation for others. Seating is limited. Contact– 902-368-3090 or [email protected] to reserve tickets *Year of France
North Milton Women’s Institute– The North Milton WI still welcomes new members (you don’t have to live in North Milton!) and will be meeting on Monday October 18th at 7:00pm at the Milton Community Hall.
The next municipal Council Meeting is planned for Wednesday, October 20 at 7:30 pm at the Milton Community Hall. Space is limited, and pre-registration is necessary. ([email protected] or 902-368-3090). The new Official Plan received approval at the September meeting and the new Development Bylaws received first reading and approval at the same meeting. The Bylaws will receive second reading and approval at the October meeting. Both documents do not come into effect until they have received approval from the Minister of Agriculture and Land. For more information – visit https://miltonvalepark.com/official-plan-and-bylaw-review-2021/ There was no Planning Board meeting held in October.
Arts and Crafts – The municipality, in conjunction with Lorraine Quinn, is hoping to host a series of arts/craft/sewing afternoons. Days are not chosen as of yet, but it will likely be held Tuesdays, Wednesdays or Thursdays. Space is limited to six people and individuals would be asked to commit to a series of 4-6 afternoons. Contact– 902-368-3090 or [email protected]
The Young at Heart Musical Theatre Group was funded for a New Horizon for Seniors grant to do a storytelling project Close to Home: Islander Stories in three locations across PEI (about four-six sessions each). They are planning an introductory Meet & Greet at the Milton Community Hall for those 65+ on Saturday, October 23rd at 2:00pm. If you are interested, register with the hall. (566-3154)
Municipal Halloween Drive Through event – Reserve Saturday afternoon, October 30 for a Halloween event for the children of Miltonvale Park at the Milton Community Hall. More details and registration information to follow.
French Cooking – Crepes and Bechamel Sauce – with Margaret Prouse – Wednesday, November 3 at 1:30 p.m. Space is limited. Free for Miltonvale Residents aged 55+ and by donation for others. *Year of France.
Painting – The municipality is planning painting classes (acrylics) with Julia Purcell for six Tuesday afternoons, beginning November 9th, 2021. $20 for residents and $30 for non-residents. Contact the Council office to sign up.
Save the Date! Milton Community Hall Christmas Craft Fair is going to be held on Saturday, November 13. Details are still being finalized!
Seniors Games Nights/Afternoons will also be planned for the fall and winter months. Suggestions are welcome for preferred days or evenings (or specific games/activities) to the Council Office.
The hall is also planning to host another fundraising bingo in January, and is still planning to organize Tai Chi. Council is still waiting to hear from the bird photography presenter on a suitable date. Council also received funding to purchase six pairs of snowshoes and hopes to organize some snow shoe outings over the winter.
Story Telling – The hall is looking for seniors to share stories of their life experiences on the Island, history, gardening, travel, and many other topics, in a series throughout the fall and winter months. If you would like to tell some tales or suggest someone, please contact the hall at 902-566-3154 or [email protected].
There will be a presentation for seniors on “Planning Ahead” with a presenter from Community Legal Information on Wednesday, December 1 at 10 a.m. To register, contact [email protected] or 902-566-3154.
*The Year of Summer and the Year of France programs are funded by the Government of Canada through the New Horizons for Seniors Program.
If you are signing up your children for fall activities, remember the child bursary program which provides a reimbursement of up to $75/child/year (April 1-March 31) for extra curricular arts/cultural/sports activities or lessons. https://miltonvalepark.com/for-residents/rebates-forms/