NEW and UPDATED have been put before some items that have changed or been added so new info can be found at a glance! Events are generally listed in chronological order.
NEW Congratulations to Municipal Councillor Lindsey Rhynes who is graduating from UPEI today with her BA in Sociology. She was also the recipient of a PEI’s Famous Five Graduating Student Award. Congratulations Lindsey!
There is some space at the Community Park for gardening plots. Please contact the Council office if you would like a plot this summer. DEADLINE was yesterday – but we might be able to squeeze you in! [email protected].
UPDATED -Monday, May 9 was the annual blanket tying activity to mark Family Violence Prevention Week. There are still blankets available to tie, if anyone is interested in dropping by the hall to do so(with a friend is more fun!). Check with Shari to make sure there is space available -but most times are good. [email protected] or 902-368-3090We will likely set up again after the Monday, May 16 exercise class is over at 10ish. The event also made Compass!! – about 11 minutes in on the May 11th program. Compass
UPDATED – Dr. Michael van den Heuvel’ presentation on Coles Creek and the effects of the wellfield was videotaped and is available on the “Miltonvale Park Residents” Facebook group. He didn’t want it widely circulated, in case his refreshing honesty stepped on anyone’s toes! If you aren’t on Facebook and want to see it -contact the Council office.
UPDATED -Covid rapid test kits that can be taken home are now available at the Milton Community Hall, as are some KN95 masks. These are available through a Red Cross Stop the Spread program.
Exercise Class –Instructor Michele Gallant focuses on balance and flexibility – Mondays and Fridays until May 27 at 9 a.m. (except Victoria Day) $5
Coffee – Drop by the hall for coffee/tea/snacks and conversation on Mondays and Fridays at 10 a.m.
Yoga with Leone – Tuesdays ($5 -sponsored by Miltonvale Park) and Thursdays ($10 or 4/$32) 9 a.m. Building Blocks of Yoga and 10:30 Chair Up Yoga
TOPS meets at the Milton Community Hall on Tuesdays at 6:15. For more information contact Joyce at 902-368-2055.
UPDATED -The Milton Community Hall annual Lobster Takeout Meal is now sold out. If you were able to get a ticket, pick-up is 2:30-4 pm on Saturday, May 14, 2022. You may want to bring a bag (or two) for your meal (still working on packaging plans .. but our hoarded supply of plastic bags we purchased before the ban is running out!)
Saturday May 14 is also the annual WI Roadside Clean Up. The yellow WI Roadside clean up bags were dropped off to the Miltonvale Park welcome signboards (Old Rte 2/Crabbe Road, Milton Community Hall and North York River Road) and at the Milton Convenience Store and the Little Free Library at the Community Park at 413 Sleepy Hollow Road. There are more at the Milton Community Hall. Bags can be left roadside anytime before Sunday, May 15. Do not put them in your black waste cart, or the cart will not be collected. You can also use clear plastic bags.
May 15 is the hall’s next 50-50 biweekly draw. You can buy tickets at the hall -or send an e-transfer to [email protected]. $3 each or 2/$5. Congratulations to Joy MacIntyre who won the April 30th draw.
The next Municipal Council meeting is Wednesday, May 18 at 7:30 p.m. RSVP if you would like to attend. Councillors are planning to take part in a tabletop emergency planning exercise on Saturday morning, June 4. If you would like to be involved in the municipal emergency planning, please contact the Council office – 902-368-3090 or [email protected].
Thursday, May 19 (RESCHEDULED) at 1 p.m. – Home Economist Margaret Prouse continues the Year of Canada – Foods Across Canada food presentations with a look at ONTARIO – a fruit producing province at 1 p.m. on Thursday, May 19 at the Milton Community Hall. Come see how to make Norwegian Apple Pie, Nectarine and Blueberry Cobbler and Cherry Clafoutis.
Space is limited. Please pre-register at 902-368-3090 or email [email protected] by noon Tuesday, May 17. Masks are strongly recommended. Free for Miltonvale Park 55+. By donation for others. Funded in part by the Government of Canada’s New Horizons for Seniors Program.
NEW -On Friday, May 20th at 11 a.m. join us at the Charlottetown Metal Products facility for a tour. This is part of Ontario month in Miltonvale Park’s Year of Canada project, and was arranged to honour Ontario’s manufacturing industries. Please register by email to [email protected] or call (902)-368-3090. Space is limited. Please meet at the facility, which is located at 2744 N York River Road, just off of Highway 2
The deadline to order a rain barrel for the Cornwall and Area Watershed Group fundraiser is Victoria Day. Order and pay online at RainBarrel.ca/CAWGPEI before May 23, 2022. Miltonvale Park residents can also order at the Council Office at the Milton Community Hall (or online) AND are eligible for a $25 rebate on a rain barrel from the municipality (One per property/household). https://miltonvalepark.com/rain-barrel-rebate/ Pick up is scheduled for the Terry Fox Sports Complex, in Cornwall PEI on Sunday June 5 from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. BUT pick up at the Milton Hall may be possible.
Fun Bingo – Miltonvale Park is holding a Seniors & Family Fun Bingo at 7 p.m. Thursday, May 26 at the Milton Community Hall. Admission – Item for a prize -$5 value or $5 cash. Maximum – $10/household. No dabbers required – Reusable cards will be used. Space is limited, so priority will be fore residents who book for the next week. Please pre-register at 902-368-3090 or [email protected] by noon, Thurs. May 26. Masks strongly recommended. This is part of the Year of Canada project. In May we are celebrating Ontario. (Think “Sudbury Saturday Night”!) Funded in part by the Government of Canada’s New Horizons for Seniors Program.
NEW -Caring for Fruit Trees – for the Backyard Grower –tentatively planned for the early evening of Monday, May 30, with the PEI Tree Fruit Growers Association – Part of the Year of Canada New Horizons for Seniors Project. Southern Ontario is known for producing many plums, apples, peaches, pears and cherries!
NEW – ParticipACTION – Community Better Challenge all through June -Miltonvale Park will be competing again this year in the Community Better Challenge. Last year we were in the top 3 municipalities in PEI. We will be purchasing some disk golf baskets for use at the park, and coordinating another virtual walk to another Milton, and a Mayor’s Challenge. Details will follow as events take place in June. To get ready, we are asking residents to download the ParticipACTION app on your phones, as that should automatically have your movement counted in the municipal contest.
Wednesday June 1 is the next Year of Canada Food Presentation at 1:00 p.m. Margaret Prouse will be sharing recipes and tastes of food from Alberta. RSVP to the Council Office.
Mirko Terrazas, the new Development Officer has office hours at the Milton Community Hall from 10-2 on Wednesdays. He can be reached at [email protected] or through the Council phone number 902-368-3090. For more information on planning – visit https://miltonvalepark.com/category/planning/
Card Parties – The hall is planning to hold summer card parties (Auction) on Thursday evenings at 7:30 p.m. beginning June 2 and continuing through the end of September.
The hall is planning to have a community yard sale on Saturday June 11. Contact the hall to book a table (which I expect will be $15 for a 6 ft table). 902-566-3154.
The PEI Mutual Festival of Small Halls returns to the Milton Community Hall on Saturday evening, June 18 with its show – A Milton Mixer. Tickets are $30. It’s Juno award-winners on stage in Milton with the commanding vocals of Dene singer/songwriter Leela Gilday, joined by brother Jay Gilday, together as ‘Sechile Sedare’, along with the toe-tapping trad of string quartet The Fretless. Whimsical Kent-born folk singer/songwriter Lucy Farrell joins as special guest. Get more information and buy your tickets here. The hall now has tickets for sale. https://smallhalls.com/schedule/shows/a-milton-mixer/
Reminder that April 1 was the beginning of a new fiscal year – so residents can apply again for a child bursary if you are registering your children in spring or summer programs or activities, and rebates are still available for High efficiency washers, low flow toilets and showerheads. https://miltonvalepark.com/for-residents/rebates-forms/
The Biciborne (Bicycle Repair Station) is located adjacent to the Confederation Trail off the North York River Road, near the parking lot – and has lots of tools and a pump if you need to get your bicycle ready for the season!
The Council and the Milton Hall intend to hire summer students. Please contact either by email if you are interested in summer employment. [email protected] or [email protected].
Jubilee Teas -The Milton Community Hall received funding from Heritage Canada and is planning to hold three Platinum Jubilee Teas on Monday, July 25, Sunday, August & and Saturday, September 17. We are still working on details – but if you are a royal fan, and would like to be involved with a display, photos or information you may have acquired to help us celebrate the Queen’s 70 years on the throne, please contact [email protected].
IWMC – Reminder that the week of May 9 is “big” waste collection week for IWMC. Items should be placed at the end of your driveway by Monday at 7 a.m. as collection does not necessarily occur on your regular garbage day. The week of May 16th yard waste will be collected.