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News and updates - June 15, 2024

CAR SHOW UPDATE: The CAR SHOW is moved to the RAIN DATE of Father’s Day - Sunday, June 16 from 12 -4 at CMP -Charlottetown Metal Products at 2744 North York River Road in Milton Station. Parking will be available at the Direct Nutrisciences building across the road. The Winsloe Lions Club is no longer able to host the BBQ, so we are hoping to find either another service group or a team which may be fundraising for their cause to BBQ (hamburgers), or else, some individuals who would be interested in BBQing (in that case the donations would go towards the food bank, which is where all the profits are going).  The North Rustico Food Market (Clover Farm) have generously donated the food and beverages for the canteen, and will deliver them to the site on Sunday morning. If you are interested in this last-minute opportunity – please contact Shari at 902-368-3090 or admin@miltonvalepark.om.

If you would like to help us spread the word on social media that the date has been changed – the Facebook link for it is here: https://fb.me/e/3vIzG1Lx9

ParticipACTION!

Miltonvale Park is taking part in the 2024 ParticipACTION Community Challenge - and is encouraging people to take part in activities throughout the month, as Miltonvale Park tries to win the most active community on PEI…. And $15,000!

We all win by being more active!

How can you help us win? 

Sign up as an individual! (https://www.participaction.com/individual-user-registration/) to support the Rural Municipality of Miltonvale Park. Be sure to use a Miltonvale Park Postal Code - such as C1E 0S7 (If you get your mail at Winsloe, and use C1E 1Z2 – you will be counted as Charlottetown!!)

Help us track your activities by completing a survey every week: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/ParticipACTION-Week1

Week 2 - https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/MVPAction2 (If you didn’t fill out a survey last week – you can put all the info on the Week 2 survey)

 

(These forms will also be available on the municipal website on the resident section under the ParticipACTION Community Challenge). https://miltonvalepark.com/for-residents/participaction-comunity-challenge/

 

Participate in as many activities as you can -and let us know!

Weekly Activities:

Active Aging Fitness with KK on Mondays and Fridays - 9 - 10 a.m. at the Milton Community Hall, $6 (Drop-in) No class on Fri. Jun 21 due to the Wedding Dress Show prep.

Yoga on the Mat with Leone Curtis - Tuesdays and Fridays 8 - 9 a.m. at the hall; $6 for Miltonvale Park residents, $7 for others (Drop-in)

Yoga on the Chair with Leone Curtis at the hall, Tuesdays and Fridays - 9:15 -10:15 a.m. at the hall, $6 for Miltonvale Park residents, $7 for others (Drop-in)

Zumba with Natalia - Adult Fitness with Natalia, Wednesdays - 5:30 - 6:30 p.m. at the hall; $2 for residents, $5 for non-residents. Contact MiltonMVPs@gmail.com to sign up.

Thursdays in June -FREE Yoga at the Miltonvale Community Park -5:30-6:30. Join Leone for an hour of yoga at 413 Sleepy Hollow Road. Likely near the soccer field (likely beside tennis court on the dog park side).

Home Workout with YouTube – Let us know at miltonvalepoffice@gmail.com if you participate

Virtual Walk to Milton, Massachusetts, US - Send us your steps - daily, weekly or when it is convenient to you! Combine your steps with everyone else’s and see if we can get to Milton, Mass!  Submit steps to https://forms.gle/x2JQeVMiP5R6syuG9 

Move More Than the Mayor Challenge – Mayor Parker and his dog Milton usually take a couple of long walks a day. Can you move more than the Mayor? Submit your steps to https://forms.gle/x2JQeVMiP5R6syuG9

Pet Walks – Did you take your pet to the Dog Park or for a walk? Maybe you can offer to walk your neighbour’s pet. 

Gardening – Are you digging in your garden or working in your yard? Come help at the Community Garden across the road from the Milton Community Hall. Contact admin@miltonvalepark.com for more information.

Pickleball at the Park - Individual activity - any time, at the park - or join the group who plays there regularly on their scheduled times

Sunday 9-12 – Advanced and 1-4 -Open

Monday 6-8 Open

Tuesday 9-12 -Open and 6-8 Beginner

Wednesday 6-8 Open

Thursday 9-12 Open and 5-9 Advanced

Friday 6-8 open

Saturday – 9-12 open and 5-9 Advanced

There is a $3 Drop-In fee to play with the group or $30 for the season, or play for free at other times. Contact Ernie at ColesErnie@bellaliant.net for more information.

Saturday, June 15 - Come Try Line Dancing with Margot Postma - FREE

 

Sunday, June 16 -Stroll around the Car Show at CMP from 12-4 p.m. Admission is $2 or $5/family or a donation to the Food Bank.  How many steps to see all the cars? (

Learn to Play Pickleball - Saturday, June 22 at 2 p.m. at the Miltonvale Community Park, 413 Sleepy Hollow Road. RSVP to miltonvalepark.staff@gmail.com

Beach Walk with Leone Curtis – Monday June 24 at 1 p.m. to collect drift wood for a craft for later. Watch for more details.

Watch for Come Try Disk Golf at the Park later in the month. Please let us know if you would like to see other activities organized for you to try!

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Coffee Club – Mondays and Fridays at 10 a.m. Drop in to the Milton Community Hall for coffee, tea, snacks and conversation. Admission by donation of coin or treats! Everyone welcome!

TOPS (Take Off Pounds Sensibly) meet at the Hall on Tuesdays at 6:15 p.m. For more information contact Joyce at 902-368-2055.

SUNDAY Movies –The free June movie for the Miltonvale Park in the Movies Seniors project is Maudie, about Maud Lewis and it will be shown Sunday, June 23 at 6:30 p.m. All welcome!

Thursdays -The Thursday evening summer card parties return! Come play Auction. Games start at 7:30. Admission is $4.

TODAY is the DEADLINE– June 14, 2024 Nominations for the Miltonvale Park Volunteer of the Year Award and a NEW Good Neighbour Award to recognize folks who do not live in Miltonvale Park but make significant contributions to the municipality. This is the 10th year for the Volunteer of the Year Award. Nomination forms and more information can be found here: https://miltonvalepark.com/.../volunteer-recognition-award/

Miltonvale Park is hosting the second annual Fathers of Confederation Car Show on Sunday June 16 from 12- 4. (the rain date) for an afternoon car show at the parking lot of CMP in Milton Station. Proceeds are being raised for the Upper Room Hospitality Ministry (Food Bank). Admission is $2 person or $5 family OR a food bank donation. Live Music by Crow Black Chicken and Brian Dunn. Thank you to the North Rustico Food Market who has donated food for the canteen. If you have a car you would like to show, Registration is $20 (day of) or $15 in advance (until today, June 14) -register here: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/MiltonCars

Thanks to Blue Ribbon Pet Supply who are the sponsor for the Best in Show plaque  and to J.E. Matheson Construction who have generously sponsored all the other awards: People's Choice, as well as all the other categories:

 

  • Best Mopar
  • Best Ford
  • Best GM
  • Best Import
  • Best Tractor
  • Best Engine
  • Best Interior
  • Best Motorcycle
  • Best Pre 60s
  • Best Paint

 

 

Remember the Come Try Line Dancing Event Saturday, June 15 at 1:30 p.m.

June 15 is the deadline to buy tickets for the Milton Community Hall next 50-50 twice-monthly draw. You can buy tickets at the hall-or send an e-transfer to miltoncommunityhall@gmail.com. $3 each or 2/$5. Last winner – Lorraine Garneau won $80 in the May 31st draw.

PEI Mutual Festival of Small Halls - Reels n’ Ragtime. Tuesday June 18, 2024 · $30 - Milton Community Hall. There’s power in twos. The Vaudevillain and Cassie & Maggie are two duos who have perfected their act with extensive touring to festivals across North America and Europe. The Vaudevillian are a Ragtime Blues pair who play a mean washboard, resonator guitar, banjo and musical spoons, bringing us back to the prohibition days. Travel to the Dirty 30’s with this eccentric act unlike anything you’ve seen! Then, get your hands and feet ready for the Celtic stylings of sisters Cassie & Maggie. Their fiery talent is only surpassed by the joy they exude in performance as the two bounce between guitar, piano, fiddle, singing and stepping. It’s another legendary Small Halls mixer in Milton! The hall has tickets ($30) or you can buy them online now, though there is an extra fee.

Wednesday,  June 19 at 1 p.m. Miltonvale Park in the Movies - Food presentation. The movie theme for June is Maudie, and Margaret Prouse’s food presentation will be on the foods of the South Shore of Nova Scotia. RSVP to miltonvalepoffice@gmail.com or call 902-368-3090.

Wednesday, June 19 at 7 p.m. – Rural Municipality of Miltonvale Park Council Meeting at 7 p.m. If you are planning to attend, please RSVP to admin@miltonvalepark.com or 902-368-3090.

Marry Me Darling -The North Milton WI are displaying a Collection of vintage wedding dresses, from 1920-2000s at the Milton Community Hall on Friday June 21 from 3-7 p.m. and Saturday, June 22 from 10-2. Admission will be $10 and a light lunch will be served. Dresses are from the collection of Donna Young, with the addition of some local dresses. LOOKING FOR PHOTOS – of local brides in their dresses!  There is a chance that there will be a documentary shot of the show – and we would love to have photos and any written information regarding wedding dresses special to people who live in Miltonvale Park. Please send them to NorthMiltonWI@gmail.com or drop into the hall.

CANADA DAY – We hope to see many residents at the Miltonvale Community Park (413 Sleepy Hollow Road), on Monday, July 1 for the annual Miltonvale Park Canada Day Celebrations -with a noon-time BBQ, Canada Day Cake and live music. The rain location is the Milton Community Hall.

September 7 – An evening with Tania the Medium  - Early bird pricing is in effect until July 1 https://fb.me/e/5U5yxBd0U

OTHER NEWS

Summer hiring – There may still be one position (possibly two) left to be filled for summer hiring. Students must be eligible for either the Canada Summer Jobs or Jobs for Youth funded positions. Contact Admin@miltonvalepark.com.

Community Garden Update (As of June 5)–There is still lots of space for local gardeners.…Council has bought weed barrier for all the plots if desired. There are a couple of taller raised beds that can also be used, if you like to garden, but don’t like to bend!  If you would like to plant a plot, for yourself, or plant flowers or vegetables that can be shared with others, please reach out to the Council Office – admin@miltonvalepark.com.

Some of the garden will be used for individual plots (free) while the hall will plant some things they might use over the summer and fall, and other produce will be planted for community members. If anyone is interested in helping or donating extra plants, or garden equipment (rakes, hoes…) you may have, please contact the Council office. Also reach out if you would like to reserve a plot in the garden (either at the Community Park or across from the Milton Hall) this summer. There is no cost to have a plot -and residents have priority… 902-368-3090 or admin@miltonvalepark.com. 

MILTONVALE COMMUNITY PARK UPDATE – The tennis court and basketball court will have a new coating installed and new lines painted -hopefully late June. There will also be some new playground equipment installed, excavation has begun – PLEASE AVOID the construction areas.  Sorry for any inconvenience, and we expect the disruptions will be all worth it!

Books –There are lots of other books and puzzles to borrow in the lobby at the hall. We recently got a large donation of children’s books – so feel free to bring your littles in to borrow some!

Air Fryer – We have an air fryer for Miltonvale Park seniors to borrow to try out. Please contact MiltonCommunityHall@gmail.com to borrow it for approximately a week, or call 902-566-3154.

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.

Sign up for regular (approx. weekly) emails from the municipality listing events and reminders by emailing admin@miltonvalepark.com.

Activities in the Milton Hall MVP project have received funding from the PEI Alliance for Mental Well-Being, and are coordinated by Peggy Chen, MiltonMVPs@gmail.com.

 

June 1, 2024 Events

June 1, 2024 – News and Events – Miltonvale Park & Milton Community Hall

June is ParticipACTION Month in Miltonvale Park where we try (again!) to win the Community Challenge in PEI. The municipality will be organizing a number of events and activities to get people to be active.  There will be an email from summer students Hazel and Natalie early next week with more details to let folks know how to get involved, and share their activity on social media (which does help us in the contest, as this year ParticipACTION is tracking social media). I think the top provincial prize is $15,000! Please start being active now, and tracking your steps as we will be again hosting the Walk More than the Mayor Contest and the Virtual Walk to Milton. This year we are aiming to virtually walk to Milton, Massachusetts. If you would like to be involved – please send an email to miltonvalepark.staff@gmail.com to register for these virtual events!

NEW - There will be a Come Try Line Dancing on Saturday, June 15 from 1:30-2:30 at the Milton Community Hall, with Margot Postma.  Sign up for this free class at miltonvalepark.staff@gmail.com. The students are also hoping to plan an all-ages family dance party – tentatively Friday, June 7.

A Learn to Play Pickleball session will be held at the park, later in June, and Leone Curtis is planning to host yoga at the Miltonvale Community Park in June.

Learn more about plans for Tuesday and Thursday home workouts, Saturday and Sunday Pet Walks, Planting in the Community Garden, and painting (or preparing to paint) the Community Hall, Disk Golf, Strolls, and a Family Sport Day are other activities to watch for this month! Please let us know if you would like to lead or help with any active events in your area. E.g. walks with a friend tend to be more fun than walking alone, plus if someone is waiting for you, there is more motivation to get out and be active!  Also, please touch base if there is an activity you would like to see organized this month!

And don’t forget that the regular exercise events are still happening -and will count towards our events! Exercise Classes with KK Pinkowski will continue next week with classes on Monday and Friday at 9 a.m. ($6).  Yoga with Leone Curtis moves to an earlier time – from the mat on Tuesday and Friday mornings at 8 a.m. followed by yoga using a chair at 9:15 a.m. Tuesday classes are $6 for Miltonvale Park residents, and $7 for others, while Friday classes are by donation, with support from the Central Region Sport and Recreation Council… and remember – the first class for Miltonvale Park residents is free! Zumba on Wednesdays at 5:30 requires pre-registration with MiltonMVPs@gmail.com, and is $2 for residents and $5 for others.

Pickleball is underway at the Community Park at 413 Sleepy Hollow Road –

The summer Pickleball schedule is

Sunday 9-12 – Advanced and 1-4 -Open

Monday 6-8 Open

Tuesday 9-12 -Open and 6-8 Beginner

Wednesday 6-8 Open

Thursday 9-12 Open and 5-9 Advanced

Friday 6-8 open

Saturday – 9-12 open and 5-9 Advanced

$3 Drop In fee or $30 for the season. Contact Ernie at ColesErnie@bellaliant.net for more information.

 

Coffee Club – Mondays and Fridays at 10 a.m. Drop in to the Milton Community Hall for coffee, tea, snacks and conversation. Admission by donation of coin or treats! Everyone welcome!

TOPS (Take Off Pounds Sensibly) meet at the Hall on Tuesdays at 6:15 p.m. For more information contact Joyce at 902-368-2055.

SUNDAY Movies – There will not be a Movie Night on Sunday, June 2. Please send along your suggestions for movies you would like to see on Sunday evenings when the hall is available over the summer. The June movie for the Miltonvale Park in the Movies Seniors project is Maudie, about Maud Lewis. Date to be announced.

Memorial Hymn Sing at the St. John's Anglican Church - Sunday, June 2nd. 7:00 p.m. with performers from across the Island, including Vans and Emily Bryant, Brad and Annika Trivers, Joy MacIntyre, Frank Whitty and Retro Frets. They will be singing hymns in memory of a departed family member and/or friend. There will be cookies and cold drinks during the Intermission.

Milton MVP Project – 1st Anniversary! Thanks to all who helped out today, and to those who stopped in for the pancake breakfast Saturday morning. The first of the Stylish Living Classes was held today – and participants really enjoyed the session. There are a couple of openings left in some of the classes that Ms. Xiang Jie, who has come from Montreal to lead these sessions. If you would like to attend one – please email Peggy at MiltonMVPs@gmail.com, as soon as possible.

Sachet Ceremony is on Sunday, June 2nd, from 2:30-4:30 pm.$10 for Miltonvale Park residents, $18 for others (valued $45). All natural materials and supplies included. The ancient people who lived a delicate life would wear sachets made of pure natural flowers, grasses and woods to keep them elegant and healthy. Modern people have been immersed in chemical perfume for too long to appreciate the fresh elegance and healing effects of natural sandalwood, Jasmine and bergamot. This is an opportunity to make a natural sachet for ourselves or our loved one with Ms. XiangJie.

https://www.facebook.com/groups/958289702382095/permalink/990472612497137/

ONE SEAT JUST OPENED UP! Tiramisu Making workshop - Tuesday, June 4th, from 5-6:30 pm., https://www.facebook.com/groups/958289702382095/permalink/989512352593163/

ZongZi Making workshop - 6:45-8:30 pm, Tues., June 4. Zongzi is a traditional main course of the Dragon Boat Festival. It is made of different fillings and glutinous rice and wrapped in big bamboo leaves. Delicate, Delightful, and Delicious. $5 for MVP resident, $12 for others. FREE for anyone paying for three classes

 https://www.facebook.com/groups/958289702382095/permalink/990486365829095/

The Milton MVPs Project has received funding from the PEI Alliance for Mental Well-Being.

Thursday June 6 at 7 p.m. is the next Planning Board Meeting, if required. If you are interested in attending, please RSVP to admin@miltonvalepark.com.

Thursday – June 6th – The Thursday evening summer card parties return! Come play Auction. Games start at 7:30. Admission is $4.

Tentative – Family/All-Age Dance on Friday, June 7.

NEW Mushroom Cultivation Workshop - Saturday, June 8 from 1:30-3:30 p.m. Ms. Rene Lombard,  the Red Island Mushroom Hunters who will be presenting a fun and practical workshop on mushroom cultivation at Milton Community Hall and will show people how to  have a mushroom garden that produces mushrooms for years with minimal maintenance This mushroom variety will fruit every year after bed establishment with minor maintenance. The course is usually $25/person, but thanks to a grant from the PEI Alliance for Mental Well-Being, the price is $8 for Miltonvale Park residents (include your civic address) and $15 for everyone else. Email MiltonMVPs@gmail.com or call 902-566-3154 to register.

Country Music Concert - Women in Country concert will take place on Saturday, June 8th from 7-9 pm at the Milton Community Hall to help the PEI Sluggers ladies ball team attend the European Cup in Barcelona, Spain this October. There will be door prizes and a 50-50 draw. Songs by several female country artists such as Reba, Tanya Tucker, Lorrie Morgan, Patsy Cline, The Judds, Bonnie Raitt and others will be part of the program. Advance ticket sales ($20) can be made by e-transfer at peisluggers@gmail.com. Tickets will also be available at the door.

NEW -REGISTER NOW! Tuesday, June 11 is the next Seniors Supper. Ham cold plate. Eat in at 5, Takeouts and deliveries 5:15-5:30 (Deliveries may be later). For SENIORS in Miltonvale Park area, the Seniors Community Meal Grant Pilot Program provides opportunities for seniors to gather for meals in a social setting. If seniors can't eat in, then take-out or delivery can be available. There are 110 free meals available and preference will be given to Miltonvale Park seniors. Thanks to funders - the PEI Department of Social Development and Seniors and to the volunteers at the Milton Community Hall. Register HERE https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/SrSupper4

After the supper, we will be showing either The Bucket List https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0825232/ or I’ll See You in My Dreams https://www.imdb.com/title/tt3236120/ If you would likely come, you can let us know your preference when you register for supper. We will confirm the movie in the next few days.  Show time is approx. 6:30. FREE.

DEADLINE– June 14, 2024 Nominations for the Miltonvale Park Volunteer of the Year Award and a NEW Good Neighbour Award to recognize folks who do not live in Miltonvale Park but make significant contributions to the municipality. This is the 10th year for the Volunteer of the Year Award. Nomination forms and more information can be found here: https://miltonvalepark.com/.../volunteer-recognition-award/

Miltonvale Park is hosting the second annual Fathers of Confederation Car Show on Saturday June 15 from 12- 4. (with a rain date of Sunday June 16) for an afternoon car show at the parking lot of CMP in Milton Station. Proceeds are being raised for the Upper Room Hospitality Ministry (Food Bank). Admission is $2 person or $5 family OR a food bank donation. Live Music by Crow Black Chicken and Brian Dunn. Thank you to the North Rustico Food Market who has donated food for the canteen, which will be hosted by the Winsloe Lions Club. If you have a car you would like to show, Registration is $20 (day of) or $15 in advance -register here: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/MiltonCars

Remember the Come Try Line Dancing Event Saturday, June 15 at 1:30 p.m.

June 15 is the deadline to buy tickets for the Milton Community Hall next 50-50 twice-monthly draw. You can buy tickets at the hall-or send an e-transfer to miltoncommunityhall@gmail.com. $3 each or 2/$5. Last winner – Lorraine Garneau won $80 in the May 31st draw.

PEI Mutual Festival of Small Halls - Reels n’ Ragtime. Tuesday June 18, 2024 · $30 - Milton Community Hall. There’s power in twos. The Vaudevillain and Cassie & Maggie are two duos who have perfected their act with extensive touring to festivals across North America and Europe. The Vaudevillian are a Ragtime Blues pair who play a mean washboard, resonator guitar, banjo and musical spoons, bringing us back to the prohibition days. Travel to the Dirty 30’s with this eccentric act unlike anything you’ve seen! Then, get your hands and feet ready for the Celtic stylings of sisters Cassie & Maggie. Their fiery talent is only surpassed by the joy they exude in performance as the two bounce between guitar, piano, fiddle, singing and stepping. It’s another legendary Small Halls mixer in Milton! The hall has tickets ($30) or you can buy them online now, though there is an extra fee.

Wednesday  June 19 at 1 p.m. Miltonvale Park in the Movies - Food presentation. The movie theme for June is Maudie, and Margaret Prouse’s food presentation will be on the foods of the South Shore of Nova Scotia. RSVP to miltonvalepoffice@gmail.com or call 902-368-3090.

Wednesday, June 19 at 7 p.m. – Rural Municipality of Miltonvale Park Council Meeting at 7 p.m. If you are planning to attend, please RSVP to admin@miltonvalepark.com or 902-368-3090.

Marry Me Darling -The North Milton WI are displaying a Collection of vintage wedding dresses, from 1920-2000s at the Milton Community Hall on Friday June 21 from 3-7 p.m. and Saturday, June 22 from 10-2. Admission will be $10 and a light lunch will be served. Dresses are from the collection of Donna Young, with the addition of some local dresses. LOOKING FOR PHOTOS – of local brides in their dresses!  There is a chance that there will be a documentary shot of the show – and we would love to have photos and any written information regarding wedding dresses special to people who live in Miltonvale Park. Please send them to NorthMiltonWI@gmail.com or drop into the hall.

CANADA DAY – We hope to see many residents at the Miltonvale Community Park (413 Sleepy Hollow Road), on Monday, July 1 for the annual Miltonvale Park Canada Day Celebrations -with a noon-time BBQ, Canada Day Cake and live music. The rain location is the Milton Community Hall.

OTHER NEWS

Community Garden Update (As of May 25)–There is still lots of space… If you would like to plant a plot, for yourself, or plant flowers or vegetables that can be shared with others, please reach out to the Council Office – admin@miltonvalepark.com.

Thanks to John Hooper and Andy Gallant for tilling the garden again! Council is also purchasing weed barrier for folks to use in the garden.

Some of the garden will be used for individual plots (free) while the hall will plant some things they might use over the summer and fall, and other produce will be planted for community members. If anyone is interested in helping or donating extra plants, or garden equipment (rakes, hoes…) you may have, please contact the Council office. Also reach out if you would like to reserve a plot in the garden (either at the Community Park or across from the Milton Hall) this summer. There is no cost to have a plot -and residents have priority… 902-368-3090 or admin@miltonvalepark.com. 

MILTONVALE COMMUNITY PARK UPDATE – The tennis court and basketball court will have a new coating installed and new lines painted -hopefully sometime in June. There will also be some new playground equipment installed, again, hopefully in June, so there may be some disruptions to regular park activities. Sorry for any inconvenience, and we expect the disruptions will be all worth it!

Books –There are lots of other books and puzzles to borrow in the lobby at the hall. We recently got a large donation of children’s books – so feel free to bring your littles in to borrow some!

Air Fryer – We have an air fryer for Miltonvale Park seniors to borrow to try out. Please contact MiltonCommunityHall@gmail.com to borrow it for approximately a week, or call 902-566-3154.

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.

Sign up for regular (approx. weekly) emails from the municipality listing events and reminders by emailing admin@miltonvalepark.com.

Activities in the Milton Hall MVP project have received funding from the PEI Alliance for Mental Well-Being, and are coordinated by Peggy Chen, MiltonMVPs@gmail.com.

Have a great weekend!

 

May 26, 2024 – News and Events – Miltonvale Park & Milton Community Hall

Coffee Club – Mondays and Fridays at 10 a.m. Drop in to the Milton Community Hall for coffee, tea, snacks and conversation. Admission by donation of coin or treats! Everyone welcome!

Exercise Class – Join KK Pinkowski for Active Aging fitness classes at the hall on Mondays and Fridays at 9 a.m. As long as attendance is good, we will continue into the spring, but it is week by week now! There will be a class on Monday, May 27. $6.

Yoga with Leone – Tuesdays and Fridays (upstairs) - 9 a.m. Building Blocks of Yoga (mat) & 10:30 a.m. Chair Yoga. $6 Miltonvale Park residents and $7 for others, at the hall on Tuesdays, with classes by donation on Fridays, with support from the Central Region Sport and Recreation Council. NEW TIMES BEGINNING IN JUNE! 8 a.m. on the mat and 9:15 on the chair.

 TOPS (Take Off Pounds Sensibly) meet at the Hall on Tuesdays at 6:15 p.m. For more information contact Joyce at 902-368-2055.

 Weekly Wednesday Zumba Classes take place at 5:30. Miltonvale Park residents - $2/class and others are $5. Email  MiltonMVPs@gmail.com to register.

 Craft NightsThursdays from 7-8:30 in May at Milton Community Hall for the Milton MVPS project.  People can bring and do their handicraft work and have a relaxed social time. Please RSVP to MiltonMVPs@gmail.com. This Thursday, craft night will be upstairs.

May 30 is the deadline to buy tickets for the Milton Community Hall next 50-50 twice-monthly draw. You can buy tickets at the hall-or send an e-transfer to miltoncommunityhall@gmail.com. $3 each or 2/$5. Last winner – Lynne Davis won $94.50 in the May 15th draw.

 Lily Forsythe, Registered Acupuncturist, is at the hall on Mondays in May at 5:30 for group acupuncture. Book at hello@healing-point.ca or 902 978 0387.

 TONIGHT - Movie Night – Sunday, May 26 at 6:30. The Full Monty -  Free for Miltonvale Park residents aged 55+ and by donation for others.

 Thursday ,May 30 is the next Seniors Supper. Roast beef cold plate. Eat in at 5, Takeouts and deliveries 5:15-5:30 (Deliveries may be later). For SENIORS in Miltonvale Park area, the Seniors Community Meal Grant Pilot Program provides opportunities for seniors to gather for meals in a social setting. If seniors can't eat in, then take-out or delivery can be available. There are 110 free meals available and preference will be given to Miltonvale Park seniors. Thanks to funders - the PEI Department of Social Development and Seniors and to the volunteers at the Milton Community Hall. Register HERE ASAP: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/MiltonSrMeal3

After the supper, we will be showing Waking Ned Devine – approx. 6:30-6:45. FREE

June is ParticipACTION’s Community Better Challenge month! Miltonvale Park has been very competitive the last few years to win the Province’s top prize! This year, we are planning to host a community wide activity challenge ( and encourage folks to participate in Community and individual activities, such as disk golf, painting, gardening, pickleball, walk, cycle, dog walk. We are still working on details -but if you have a favourite activity to suggest to be included in the challenge, please contact Norm, at MiltonvaleParkEngage@gmail.com. We will also be holding the annual Move more than Mayor challenge and will be finding another Milton to aim for with a virtual walk. Watch for details for yoga in the park, line dancing and other activities!

Milton MVP Project – 1st Anniversary!

There will be a pancake breakfast at the Milton Hall on Saturday, June 1 from 9:30-11 a.m. Free for Miltonvale Park residents and Milton MVPs Instructors and Volunteers. $5 for others. Please RSVP to MiltonMVPs@gmail.com or 902-566-3154.

 Ms. XiangJie, is coming from Montreal to host a Stylish Living Series to celebrate the 1st anniversary of Milton Community Hall's Most Valuable People project.

Check out the hall’s Facebook page for more info and photos. Please RSVP to Peggy at MiltonMVPs@gmail.com by Wednesday, May 29, include your civic address and whether or not you are resident of Miltonvale Park. Spaces are limited!

 FULL  -Flower & Tea Ceremony  - 11 am-1:30 pm, Saturday, June 1st. $https://www.facebook.com/groups/958289702382095/permalink/988593752685023/

 FULL -  Frosted Butter Cookie Professional Decorating Workshop 10:30 am-12:30 pm, Sunday, June 2nd. https://www.facebook.com/groups/958289702382095/permalink/989493989261666/

 Sachet Ceremony is on Sunday, June 2nd, from 2:30-4:30 pm.$10 for Miltonvale Park residents, $18 for others (valued $45). All natural materials and supplies included. The ancient people who lived a delicate life would wear sachets made of pure natural flowers, grasses and woods to keep them elegant and healthy. Modern people have been immersed in chemical perfume for too long to appreciate the fresh elegance and healing effects of natural sandalwood, Jasmine and bergamot. This is an opportunity to make a natural sachet for ourselves or our loved one with Ms. XiangJie.

https://www.facebook.com/groups/958289702382095/permalink/990472612497137/

FULL - Essential Oil Soap Making workshop is on Monday, June 3rd, from 6-8 pm.

https://www.facebook.com/groups/958289702382095/permalink/989757589235306/

 FULL -Tiramisu Making workshop - Tuesday, June 4th, from 5-6:30 pm., https://www.facebook.com/groups/958289702382095/permalink/989512352593163/

ZongZi Making workshop - 6:45-8:30 pm, Tues., June 4.  Zongzi is a traditional main course of the Dragon Boat Festival. It is made of different fillings and glutinous rice and wrapped in big bamboo leaves. Delicate, Delightful, and Delicious.   $5 for MVP resident, $12 for others

FREE for anyone paying for 3 classes https://www.facebook.com/groups/958289702382095/permalink/990486365829095/

The Milton MVPs Project has received funding from the PEI Alliance for Mental Well-Being.

Thursday June 6 at 7 p.m. is the next Planning Board Meeting, if required. If you are interested in attending, please RSVP to admin@miltonvalepark.com.

Thursday – June 6th – The Thursday evening summer card parties return! Come play Auction. Games start at 7:30. Admission is $4.

 NEW - Country Music Concert - Women in Country concert will take place on Saturday, June 8th from 7-9 pm at the Milton Community Hall to help the PEI Sluggers ladies ball team attend the European Cup in Barcelona, Spain this October. There will be door prizes and a 50-50 draw. Songs by several female country artists such as Reba, Tanya Tucker, Lorrie Morgan, Patsy Cline, The Judds, Bonnie Raitt and others will be part of the program. Advance ticket sales ($20) can be made by e-transfer at peisluggers@gmail.com. Tickets will also be available at the door. 

 NEW -Tuesday June 11 is the final Seniors Meal of the series. Registration is not open yet.

 DEADLINEJune 14, 2024 Nominations for the Miltonvale Park Volunteer of the Year Award and a NEW Good Neighbour Award to recognize folks who do not live in Miltonvale Park but make significant contributions to the municipality. This is the 10th year for the Volunteer of the Year Award.

2023 - Joy MacIntyre

2022 - Pauline Smith

2021 - Miriam Hooper

2020 -Connie and Allison MacDonald

2019 - Ernie Coles

2018 - Rose McCloskey

2017 - Goops Wooldridge

2016 - John Hooper

2015 - Gail Ling

2014 - Joyce Blackett


Nomination forms and more information can be found here: https://miltonvalepark.com/for-residents/volunteer-recognition-award/

 Miltonvale Park is hosting the second annual Fathers of Confederation Car Show on Saturday June 15 from 12- 4. (with a rain date of Sunday June 16) for an afternoon car show at the parking lot of CMP in Milton Station. Proceeds are being raised for the Upper Room Hospitality Ministry (Food Bank). Admission is $2 person or $5 family.  Thank you to the North Rustico Food Market who has donated food for the canteen, which will be hosted by the Winsloe Lions Club. If you have a car you would like to show, Registration is $20 (day of) $15 in advance -register here: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/MiltonCars  

 PEI Mutual Festival of Small Halls - Reels n’ Ragtime.  Tuesday June 18, 2024 · $30 - Milton Community Hall. There’s power in twos. The Vaudevillain and Cassie & Maggie are two duos who have perfected their act with extensive touring to festivals across North America and Europe. The Vaudevillian are a Ragtime Blues pair who play a mean washboard, resonator guitar, banjo and musical spoons, bringing us back to the prohibition days. Travel to the Dirty 30’s with this eccentric act unlike anything you’ve seen! Then, get your hands and feet ready for the Celtic stylings of sisters Cassie & Maggie. Their fiery talent is only surpassed by the joy they exude in performance as the two bounce between guitar, piano, fiddle, singing and stepping. It’s another legendary Small Halls mixer in Milton! The hall has tickets ($30) or you can buy them online now, though there is an extra fee. https://smallhalls.com/schedule/shows/show-12/

 Wednesday, June 19 at 1 p.m.  Miltonvale Park in the Movies -  Food presentation. The movie theme for June is Maudie, and Margaret Prouse’s food presentation will be on the foods of the South Shore of Nova Scotia.  

Wednesday, June 20 at 7 p.m. – Rural Municipality of Miltonvale Park Council Meeting at 7 p.m. If you are planning to attend, please RSVP to admin@miltonvalepark.com or 902-368-3090.

Marry Me Darling -The North Milton WI are displaying a Collection of vintage wedding dresses, from 1920-2000s at the Milton Community Hall on Friday June 21 from 3-7 p.m. and Saturday, June 22 from 10-2. Admission will be $10 and a light lunch will be served. Dresses are from the collection of Donna Young, with the addition of some local dresses. NEW – There is a chance that there will be a documentary shot of the show – and we would love to have photos and any written information regarding wedding dresses special to people who live in Miltonvale Park. Please send them to NorthMiltonWI@gmail.com or drop into the hall.

 CANADA DAY – We hope to see many residents at the Miltonvale Community Park (413 Sleepy Hollow Road), on Monday, July 1 for the annual Miltonvale Park Canada Day Celebrations -with a noon-time BBQ, Canada Day Cake and live music. The rain location is the Milton Community Hall.

 OTHER NEWS

NEW!  Summer Students – Watch for new faces at the hall and community park this summer. So far, through the Post Secondary Student Program, we have four students beginning work on Monday, May 27. Hazel will be working at the municipal office as an assistant to the CAO, Nathalie will be the Community Park Coordinator, and will be between the office and the park, until late June, Elesea will be working for the Milton Hall, and Nia will be based at the hall and working for the Association for Rural Community Halls. Jenna is planning to return to the hall, after high school graduation, and there will also be more park workers hired!

 MOVIES – The municipality has a movie subscription that allows us to show movies (about 5500 to choose from!) until March 2025. If you are a movie fan, or might be interested in a screening of a particular movie when the hall is available, please contact the Council Office to learn more! We are contemplating showing Sunday evening movies when the hall is not otherwise booked -Suggestions of movies greatly appreciated.

 Fire Restrictions - Do you know the rules regarding outdoor burning? Residents need to follow the provincial regulations. Thank you!

 

Community Garden Update (As of May 25)–There is still lots of space… The cedar tall raised beds have been assembled. The well is now operational – and we have 300 feet of hose! The Wheatley River 4-H Club planted apple, pear and Asian pear trees last weekend (and really wanted the well then!). Planting can start anytime. If you are interested in being involved, drop by, or email admin@miltonvalepark.com. Some of the garden will be used for individual plots (free) while the hall will plant some things they might use over the summer and fall, and other produce will be planted for community members.  If anyone is interested in helping  or donating extra plants, or garden equipment (rakes, hoes…) you may have, please contact the Council office.  Also reach out if you would like to reserve a plot in the garden (either at the Community Park or across from the Milton Hall) this summer. There is no cost to have a plot -and residents have priority… 902-368-3090 or admin@miltonvalepark.com The garden by the hall has been plowed several times already.

 Books –There are lots of other books and puzzles to borrow in the lobby at the hall. We recently got a large donation of children’s books – so feel free to bring your littles in to borrow some!

 Air Fryer – We have an air fryer for Miltonvale Park seniors to borrow to try out. Please contact MiltonCommunityHall@gmail.com to borrow it for approximately a week, or call 902-566-3154.

 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.

 Sign up for regular (approx. weekly) emails from the municipality listing events and reminders by emailing admin@miltonvalepark.com.

 Activities in the Milton Hall MVP project have received funding from the PEI Alliance for Mental Well-Being, and are coordinated by Peggy Chen, MiltonMVPs@gmail.com.

 

May 17, 2024 – News and Events – Miltonvale Park & Milton Community Hall

Coffee Club – Mondays and Fridays at 10 a.m. Drop in to the Milton Community Hall for coffee, tea, snacks and conversation. Admission by donation of coin or treats! Everyone welcome! NO coffee Victoria Day!!

Exercise Class – Join KK Pinkowski for Active Aging fitness classes at the hall on Mondays and Fridays at 9 a.m. No Class Victoria Day…. We are going week by week with attendance as the weather gets nicer for outdoor activities – so please check in. There will be a class, Fri. May 24.

Yoga with Leone – Tuesdays and Fridays (upstairs) - 9 a.m. Building Blocks of Yoga (mat) & 10:30 a.m. Chair Yoga. $6 Miltonvale Park residents and $7 for others, at the hall on Tuesdays, with classes by donation on Fridays, with support from the Central Region Sport and Recreation Council.

TOPS (Take Off Pounds Sensibly) meet at the Hall on Tuesdays at 6:15 p.m. For more information contact Joyce at 902-368-2055.

Weekly Wednesday Zumba Classes take place at 5:30. Miltonvale Park residents - $2/class and others are $5. Email  MiltonMVPs@gmail.com to register.

Craft Nights – Thursdays from 7-8:30 in May at Milton Community Hall for the Milton MVPS project.  People can bring and do their handicraft work and have a relaxed social time. Please RSVP to MiltonMVPs@gmail.com.

 May 30 is the deadline to buy tickets for the Milton Community Hall next 50-50 twice-monthly draw. You can buy tickets at the hall-or send an e-transfer to miltoncommunityhall@gmail.com. $3 each or 2/$5. Last winner – Lynne Davis won $94.50 in the May 15th draw.

Lily Forsythe, Registered Acupuncturist, is back Mondays at 5:30 for group acupuncture on Mondays in May. Book at  hello@healing-point.ca, 902 978 0387.

Movie Night – Sunday, May 19 at 6:30. If you liked Calendar Girls, you will like our surprise movie pick! Free for Miltonvale Park residents aged 55+ and by donation for others.

NEW- Thursday May 30 is the date for the next Seniors Supper. Tentatively Roast beef cold plate. Eat in at 5, Takeouts and deliveries 5:15-5:30 (Deliveries may be later). For SENIORS in Miltonvale Park area, the Seniors Community Meal Grant Pilot Program provides opportunities for seniors to gather for meals in a social setting. They are funding four Community Meals for seniors in the area before the end of June at the Milton Community Hall. If seniors can't eat in, then take-out or delivery can be available. There are 110 free meals available and preference will be given to Miltonvale Park seniors. Thanks to funders - the PEI Department of Social Development and Seniors and to the volunteers at the Milton Community Hall. Register HERE: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/MiltonSrMeal3

We are considering showing a free movie after the supper chaos is over – and would welcome any suggestions for a favourite movie to watch on the hall’s big screen.

NEW - June is ParticipACTION’s Community Better Challenge month! Miltonvale Park has been very competitive the last few years to win the Province’s top prize! This year, we are planning to host a community wide activity challenge (- and encourage folks to participate in Community and individual activities, such as disk golf, painting, gardening, pickleball, walk, cycle, dog walk. We are still working on details -but if you have a favourite activity to suggest to be included in the challenge, please contact Norm, at MiltonvaleParkEngage@gmail.com. We will also be holding the annual Move more than Mayor challenge and will be finding another Milton to aim for with a virtual walk.

Milton MVP Project – 1st Anniversary!

There will be a pancake breakfast at the Milton Hall on Saturday, June 1 from 9:30-11 a.m. Free for Miltonvale Park residents and Milton MVPs Instructors and Volunteers. $5 for others. Please RSVP to MiltonMVPs@gmail.com or 902-566-3154.

Ms. XiangJie is hosting a Stylish Living Series to celebrate the 1st anniversary of Milton Community Hall's Most Valuable People project. There are six classes in this series. Classes are small with a maximum of 10 participants each with priority booking for Miltonvale Park residents. Check out the hall’s Facebook page for more info and photos. Please RSVP to Peggy at MiltonMVPs@gmail.com by Wednesday, May 29. Priority booking for Miltonvale Park residents ends on Saturday May 18!  Please include your civic address and whether or not you are resident of Miltonvale Park. Spaces are limited!

Flower & Tea Ceremony (valued at $45), 11 am-1:30 pm, Saturday, June 1st. $10 for Miltonvale Park residents, $18 for others.  https://www.facebook.com/groups/958289702382095/permalink/988593752685023/

Frosted Butter Cookie Professional Decorating Workshop (age 10+, valued $40), 10:30 am-12:30 pm, Sunday, June 2nd. Free for Miltonvale Park residents. $5 for others. https://www.facebook.com/groups/958289702382095/permalink/989493989261666/

Sachet Ceremony is on Sunday, June 2nd, from 2:30-4:30 pm.$10 for Miltonvale Park resident, $18 for others (valued $45). All natural materials and supplies included. https://www.facebook.com/groups/958289702382095/permalink/990472612497137/

Essential Oil Soap Making workshop is on Monday, June 3rd, from 6-8 pm.

$10 for Miltonvale Park resident, $18 for others (valued $40). 

https://www.facebook.com/groups/958289702382095/permalink/989757589235306/

Tiramisu Making workshop - Tuesday, June 4th, from 5-6:30 pm., $10 for Miltonvale Park resident, $18 for others (valued $45).  https://www.facebook.com/groups/958289702382095/permalink/989512352593163/

ZongZi Making workshop - 6:45-8:30 pm, Tues., June 4, $5 for MVP resident, $12 for others

FREE for anyone paying for 3 classes https://www.facebook.com/groups/958289702382095/permalink/990486365829095/

The Milton MVPs Project has received funding from the PEI Alliance for Mental Well-Being.

Miltonvale Park is hosting the second annual Fathers of Confederation Car Show on Saturday June 15 from 12- 4. (with a rain date of Sunday June 16) for an afternoon car show at the parking lot of CMP in Milton Station. Proceeds are being raised for the Upper Room Hospitality Ministry (Food Bank). Admission is $2 person or $5 family.  Thank you to the North Rustico Food Market who has donated food for the canteen, which will be hosted by the Winsloe Lions Club. If you have a car you would like to show, Registration is $20 (day of) $15 in advance -register here: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/MiltonCars  

Thursday – June 6th – The Thursday evening summer card parties return! Come play Auction. Games start at 7:30. Admission is $4.

PEI Mutual Festival of Small Halls - Reels n’ Ragtime.  Tuesday June 18, 2024 · $30 - Milton Community Hall. There’s power in twos. The Vaudevillain and Cassie & Maggie are two duos who have perfected their act with extensive touring to festivals across North America and Europe. The Vaudevillian are a Ragtime Blues pair who play a mean washboard, resonator guitar, banjo and musical spoons, bringing us back to the prohibition days. Travel to the Dirty 30’s with this eccentric act unlike anything you’ve seen! Then, get your hands and feet ready for the Celtic stylings of sisters Cassie & Maggie. Their fiery talent is only surpassed by the joy they exude in performance as the two bounce between guitar, piano, fiddle, singing and stepping. It’s another legendary Small Halls mixer in Milton! The hall now has tickets ($30) or you can buy them online now, though there is an extra fee.

Marry Me Darling -The North Milton WI are displaying a Collection of vintage wedding dresses, from 1920-2000s at the Milton Community Hall on Friday June 21 from 3-7 p.m. and Saturday, June 22 from 10-2. Admission will be $10 and a light lunch will be served. Dresses are from the collection of Donna Young, with the addition of some local dresses.

 

OTHER NEWS

Summer jobs – Are there youth interested in working for the municipality (Miltonvale Community Park 413 Sleepy Hollow Road) or at the Council Office at the hall, or for the Milton Community Hall, or for the Association of Rural Community Halls. If so, please contact the municipality ASAP!! at admin@miltonvalepark.com or the hall at miltoncommunityhall@gmail.com. Or ARCH at peihalls@gmail.com. More information here: https://www.facebook.com/photo?fbid=840375141459654&set=a.460137372816768

 MOVIES – The municipality has a movie subscription that allows us to show movies (about 5500 to choose from!) until March 2025. If you are a movie fan, or might be interested in a screening of a particular movie when the hall is available, please contact the Council Office to learn more!

COMPUTERS – Do you need a computer?  One of the municipal Councillors is revamping things at his work and has a few work stations that they will no longer be using. These are not mega-workhorses or gaming PCs, but if you want to surf the net, keep your social media updated, Zoom, Facetime or maybe undertake some word processing and spreadsheet projects, these will do the job.

Includes: Windows 10 CPU, 17 inch monitor, Keyboard, Mouse.

All are reset to Windows 10 setup prompts and are "as is, where is".

If you are interested or if you know someone who needs a computer, please email admin@miltonvalepark.com Photos are on the Miltonvale Park Residents private Facebook Group. If you are a resident and wish to join, please visit and request to join. https://www.facebook.com/groups/3620748601322258

Fire Restrictions - Do you know the rules regarding outdoor burning? Residents need to follow the provincial regulations. Thank you!

Community Garden Update –There is still lots of space… If anyone is interested in helping put together some raised garden beds, or donating extra plants, or garden equipment (rakes, hoes…) you may have, please contact the Council office.  Also reach out if you would like to

reserve a plot in the garden (either at the Community Park or across from the Milton Hall) this summer. There is no cost to have a plot -and residents have priority… 902-368-3090 or admin@miltonvalepark.com.  The garden by the hall has been plowed several times already.

Books –There are lots of other books and puzzles to borrow in the lobby at the hall. We recently got a large donation of children’s books – so feel free to bring your littles in to borrow some!

Air Fryer – We have an air fryer for Miltonvale Park seniors to borrow to try out. Please contact MiltonCommunityHall@gmail.com to borrow it for approximately a week, or call 902-566-3154.

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.

Sign up for regular (approx. weekly) emails from the municipality listing events and reminders by emailing admin@miltonvalepark.com.

Activities in the Milton Hall MVP project have received funding from the PEI Alliance for Mental Well-Being, and are coordinated by Peggy Chen, MiltonMVPs@gmail.com.

News and Events - May 7, 2024

Coffee Club – Mondays and Fridays at 10 a.m. Drop in to the Milton Community Hall for coffee, tea, snacks and conversation. Admission by donation of coin or treats! Everyone welcome!

Exercise Class – Join KK Pinkowski for Active Aging fitness classes at the hall on Mondays and Fridays at 9 a.m. Cost $6. The May 10th and 13th classes will be FREE. Space is limited, so if you are interested in joining the class but aren’t already a regular, please contact the office at admin@miltonvalepark.com.

Yoga with Leone – Tuesdays and Fridays (upstairs) - 9 a.m. Building Blocks of Yoga (mat) & 10:30 a.m. Chair Yoga. $6 Miltonvale Park residents and $7 for others, at the hall on Tuesdays, with classes by donation on Fridays, with support from the Central Region Sport and Recreation Council.

 TOPS (Take Off Pounds Sensibly) meet at the Hall on Tuesdays at 6:15 p.m. For more information contact Joyce at 902-368-2055.

 Weekly Wednesday Zumba Classes take place at 5:30. Miltonvale Park residents - $2/class and others are $5. Email  MiltonMVPs@gmail.com to register.

Learn to Square Dance -Tuesdays at 2 p.m. $5 a session. admin@miltonvalepark.com or 902-368-3090. Not sure how many sessions are left!

 NEW! Craft Nights – Thursdays from 7-8:30 in May at Milton Community Hall for the Milton MVPS project.  People can bring and do their handicraft work and have a relaxed social time. Please RSVP to MiltonMVPs@gmail.com.

May 15 is the deadline to buy tickets for the Milton Community Hall next 50-50 twice-monthly draw. You can buy tickets at the hall-or send an e-transfer to miltoncommunityhall@gmail.com. $3 each or 2/$5. Last winner – Connie MacDonald won $119.

Lily Forsythe, Registered Acupuncturist, is back with acupuncture on Mondays in May. Please reach out to her directly for booking information at hello@healing-point.ca, 902 978 0387. Lily was introduced to many people through the Milton MVPs program, but now is booking the hall Mondays at 5:30 for group acupuncture.

Cornwall and Area Watershed Group is holding their AGM at the Milton Community Hall on Wednesday, May 8 at 7:00 p.m. Most of Miltonvale Park falls within this watershed group. This public meeting will feature a presentation about the influx of fallen trees in our rivers, as well as the ecological challenges we have found within the North River watershed.

"Grow Your own Food Forest" presentation by Ms. Diane Luce 6-7:30 pm, Friday, May 10, at Milton Community Hall.

If you like the idea of growing more of your own food in a practical self-sustaining way, with no tilling and a lot less work but still produces lots of food; then you will want to attend Diane’s presentation! Five years ago, Diane created a Permaculture Food Forest in her back yard and the benefits have been amazing. The Food Forest was built on the Permaculture principals; which is an ecosystem built using edible perennials like (fruit trees, berry shrubs, herbs, medicinal plants, flowers and more.) After the presentation, we will have the Q&A part in the Milton community garden if the weather permits. Diane also will provide a handout which includes the key information presented and references where you can find more information on Food Forests.

Free for Miltonvale Park residents (Please provide your civic address when you register), who also get priority booking. By donation for others. The seats are limited, please RSVP to Peggy at MiltonMVPs@gmail.com by Wednesday, May 8. Milton Community Hall's Most Valuable People project is funded by the PEI Alliance for Mental Well-Being.

NEW -The PEI WI Roadside Clean-Up – takes place on Saturday, May 11. Special yellow WI Clean up bags are in the message board and in the lobby at the Milton Community Hall. They are only to be used for roadside cleanup, please. Leave the bags and any larger debris collected along the roadsides (out of the way of traffic!) by the end of May 12. Other bags can also be used! And you have a chance to win a prize for taking part - take a photo of you during the clean up and email it to wicontests@gmail.com or post on social media with the hashtag #PEIWICleanUp. (Or you could be lucky like Pauline Smith who cleaned lots of the ditch along the Rustico Road this week and found a lottery ticket worth $100!!)

Lobster Takeout- Saturday, May 11. $30. 2:30-4 p.m. SOLD OUT! If you would like to lend a hand on Thurs/Fri or Sat with preparation or packaging and distribution, please contact miltoncommunityhall@gmail.com.

 "Wild Foraging" workshop - Sunday, May 12, 1:30-3 p.m. with Ms. Anne Gallant from 1:30-3 pm, Sunday, May 12 at Milton Community Hall. See and taste fiddleheads, dandelions (maybe Watercress as well), and get all the information about them. We also can do a little walk around the garden and have a look at what's growing. Have you noticed there are many mini plants growing in the hedgerows and on the lines that are edible and quite delicious? Free for Miltonvale Park residents, who have priority booking. By donation for others. Spaces are limited. Please RSVP to Peggy at MiltonMVPs@gmail.com by Friday, May 10. Milton Community Hall's Most Valuable People project is funded by PEI Alliance for Mental Well-Being.

 Monday May 13, 10:30 a.m. - 55 Alive Driver Refresher Course is designed for adults age 55 years and over to help participants maintain their independence and their driving privileges. This course covers a wide-variety of materials and shows participants how to adjust their skills to compensate for physical changes that may occur with aging. This updated program also reviews roundabout rules.

The 55 Alive Course is designed to help participants

Gain more confidence behind the wheel

Improve your awareness of traffic hazards

Update yourself on traffic laws and new technology

Anticipate the actions of other drivers

Identify and correct bad driving habits

Voice your concerns in a friendly, relaxed environment

The six-hour program uses PowerPoint presentations, student workbooks, and group discussions guided by a seasoned instructor.  The Canada Safety Council designed the 55 Alive Driver Refresher Course and instructors are trained and certified through the council. The P.E.I. Senior Citizens' Federation has administered the program since 2002. The 55 Alive Driving Program is a partnership between the P.E.I. Senior Citizens' Federation, the Canada Safety Council, the Province of PEI.  PLEASE RSVP to admin@miltonvalepark.com or 902-368-3090. FREE for Miltonvale Park residents and by donation for others. **The last time this course was held, people really enjoyed it and found it very valuable!  Please feel free to share with anyone who might like to attend.

 

NEW - Monday, May 13 – North Milton WI is having Wayne Easter to speak about his recent visits to Ukraine and efforts to rebuild the potato and aquaculture industries in Ukraine. The meeting starts at 7 p.m. and the public is invited to attend at 7:30 for the speaker.

Family Violence Prevention Week – Blanket Making – Wednesday, May 15 at 10 a.m. Please pre-register at admin@miltonvalepark.com to come tie fringed blankets to be donated to people who have experienced family violence. This activity has received support from the Premier’s Action Committee on Family Violence. Please RSVP to admin@miltonvalepark.com.

Council Meeting – The regular monthly meeting of the council for the Rural Municipality of Miltonvale Park will be Wednesday, May 15 at 7 p.m. at the Milton Hall. If you are interested in attending, please RSVP to admin@miltonvalepark.com.

Thursday May 16 is the date for the next Seniors Supper. Eat in at 5, Takeouts and deliveries 5:15-5:30 (Deliveries may be later). For SENIORS in Miltonvale Park area, the Seniors Community Meal Grant Pilot Program provides opportunities for seniors to gather for meals in a social setting. They are funding four Community Meals for seniors in the area before the end of June at the Milton Community Hall. If seniors can't eat in, then take-out or delivery can be available. The 2nd meal is Thursday, May 16, and may be ham and scalloped potatoes (subject to change… we are focused on the Lobster Takeout this week!!). There are 110 free meals available and preference will be given to Miltonvale Park seniors. Thanks to funders - the PEI Department of Social Development and Seniors and to the volunteers at the Milton Community Hall. Register HERE: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/MiltonSrMeal2

NEW! Movie Night – Sunday, May 19 at 6:30. If you liked Calendar Girls, you will like our surprise movie pick! Free for Miltonvale Park residents aged 55+ and by donation for others.

NEW!! Milton MVP Project – 1st Anniversary!

There will be a pancake breakfast at the Milton Hall on Saturday, June 1 from 9:30-11 a.m. Watch for details and how to sign up.

Peggy invited Ms. XiangJie who has taught over 10,000 students in Montreal here to host a Stylish Living Series to celebrate the 1st anniversary of Milton Community Hall's Most Valuable People project. There are six classes in this series. Classes are small with a maximum of 10 participants each with priority booking for Miltonvale Park residents. Check out the hall’s Facebook page for more info and photos. Please RSVP to Peggy at MiltonMVPs@gmail.com by Wednesday, May 29, and include your civic address and whether or not you are resident of Miltonvale Park. Spaces are limited!

 Flower & Tea Ceremony (valued at $45), 11 am-1:30 pm, Saturday, June 1st. $10 for Miltonvale Park residents, $18 for others.

 Frosted Butter Cookie Professional Decorating Workshop for Youth (age 10+, valued $40), 10:30 am-12:30 pm, Sunday, June 2nd. Free for Miltonvale Park residents. $5 for others.

 Sachet Ceremony is on Sunday, June 2nd, from 2:30-4:30 pm.$10 for Miltonvale Park resident, $18 for others (valued $45). All natural materials and supplies included

 Essential Oil Soap Making workshop is on Monday, June 3rd, from 6-8 pm. $10 for Miltonvale Park resident, $18 for others (valued $40).

 Tiramisu Making workshop - Tuesday, June 4th, from 5-6:30 pm., $10 for Miltonvale Park resident, $18 for others (valued $45).

ZongZi Making workshop - 6:45-8:30 pm, Tues., June 4, $5 for MVP resident, $12 for others - FREE for anyone paying for 3 classes

The Milton MVPs Project has received funding from the PEI Alliance for Mental Well-Being.

Miltonvale Park is hosting a second annual Fathers of Confederation Car Show on Saturday June 15 from 12- 4. (with a rain date of Sunday June 16) for an afternoon car show at the parking lot of CMP in Milton Station. If you have a car you would like to show – you can sign up here: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/MiltonCars

NEW - Thursday – June 6th – The Thursday evening summer card parties return! Come play Auction. Games start at 7:30. Admission is $4.

PEI Mutual Festival of Small Halls - Reels n’ Ragtime.  Tuesday June 18, 2024 · $30 - Milton Community Hall. There’s power in twos. The Vaudevillain and Cassie & Maggie are two duos who have perfected their act with extensive touring to festivals across North America and Europe. The Vaudevillian are a Ragtime Blues pair who play a mean washboard, resonator guitar, banjo and musical spoons, bringing us back to the prohibition days. Travel to the Dirty 30’s with this eccentric act unlike anything you’ve seen! Then, get your hands and feet ready for the Celtic stylings of sisters Cassie & Maggie. Their fiery talent is only surpassed by the joy they exude in performance as the two bounce between guitar, piano, fiddle, singing and stepping. It’s another legendary Small Halls mixer in Milton! The hall now has tickets ($30) or you can buy them online now, though there is an extra fee.

 

Marry Me Darling -The North Milton WI are displaying a Collection of vintage wedding dresses, from 1920-2000s at the Milton Community Hall on Friday June 21 from 3-7 p.m. and Saturday, June 22 from 10-2. Admission will be $10 and a light lunch will be served. Dresses are from the collection of Donna Young, with the addition of some local dresses.

 

OTHER NEWS

 Summer jobs – Are there youth interested in working for the municipality (Miltonvale Community Park 413 Sleepy Hollow Road) or at the Council Office at the hall, or for the Milton Community Hall, or for the Association of Rural Community Halls. If so, please contact the municipality at admin@miltonvalepark.com or the hall at miltoncommunityhall@gmail.com. Or ARCH at peihalls@gmail.com. NEW - More information here: https://www.facebook.com/photo?fbid=840375141459654&set=a.460137372816768

 

MOVIES – The municipality has a movie subscription that allows us to show movies (about 5500 to choose from!) until March 2025. If you are a movie fan, or might be interested in a screening of a particular movie when the hall is available, please contact the Council Office to learn more!

COMPUTERS – Do you need a computer?  One of the municipal Councillors is revamping things at his work and has a few work stations that they will no longer be using. These are not mega-workhorses or gaming PCs, but if you want to surf the net, keep your social media updated, Zoom, Facetime or maybe undertake some word processing and spreadsheet projects, these will do the job.

Includes: Windows 10 CPU, 17 inch monitor, Keyboard, Mouse.

All are reset to Windows 10 setup prompts and are "as is, where is".

If you are interested or if you know someone who needs a computer, please email JamieRMMVP@miltonvalepark.com Photos are on the Miltonvale Park Residents private Facebook Group. If you are a resident and wish to join, please visit and request to join. https://www.facebook.com/groups/3620748601322258

Fire Restrictions - Do you know the rules regarding outdoor burning? We recently spoke with a neighbour who is not enjoying the amount of burning in the area recently. municipality does not have any bylaws that regulate burning, so residents need to follow the provincial regulations! Please be respectful of neighbours!

Community Garden Update - Please contact the Council office if you would like to

reserve a plot in the garden (either at the Community Park or across from the Milton Hall) this summer. There is no cost to have a plot -and residents have priority… 902-368-3090 or admin@miltonvalepark.com.  The garden by the hall has been plowed several times. There are a couple of raised beds to be put together if anyone would like to volunteer (some metal, some cedar).

Books – We have several copies of Blackouts to Bright Lights, Canadian War Bride Stories–If you would like to borrow one and join in on a discussion – please contact admin@miltonvalepark.com or 902-368-3090. We also have four copies of Adrienne Clarksons’s Room For All of Us and someone has returned a copy of Five Little Indians. We also have copies of Consecrated Ground – a play in which George Boyd retells the story of the struggle of the residents of Africville to save their homes. If you are interested in being involved in a reading of the play (seven characters!), please contact the council office. There are lots of other books and puzzles to borrow in the lobby at the hall.

Air Fryer – We have an air fryer for Miltonvale Park seniors to borrow to try out. Please contact MiltonCommunityHall@gmail.com to borrow it for approximately a week, or call 902-566-3154.

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.

 Sign up for regular (approx. weekly) emails from the municipality listing events and reminders by emailing admin@miltonvalepark.com.

The CAO will not be available for regular office hours on Wednesday, May 8. The Development Officer is expected to be in the office for his regular Wednesday hours – 10-2 (though he is often here longer).

Activities in the Milton Hall MVP project have received funding from the PEI Alliance for Mental Well-Being, and are coordinated by Peggy Chen, MiltonMVPs@gmail.com.

 

April 29, 2024 – News and Events – Miltonvale Park & Milton Community Hall

NEW -Do you like to do crafts? Peggy is planning to have a Craft Night once a week in May at Milton Community Hall for the Milton MVPS project.  People can bring and do their handicraft work here and have a relaxed social time. If this might be of interest, please complete the survey to help pick the best time.  https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/MiltonCrafts

Coffee Club – Mondays and Fridays at 10 a.m. Drop in to the Milton Community Hall for coffee, tea, snacks and conversation. Admission by donation of coin or treats! Everyone welcome!

Exercise Class – Join KK Pinkowski for Active Aging fitness classes at the hall on Mondays and Fridays at 9 a.m. Cost $6. The first four classes in May will be FREE. Space is limited, so if you are interested in joining the class but aren’t already a regular, please contact the office at admin@miltonvalepark.com.

Yoga with Leone – Tuesdays and Fridays (upstairs) - 9 a.m. Building Blocks of Yoga (mat) & 10:30 a.m. Chair Yoga. $6 Miltonvale Park residents and $7 for others, at the hall on Tuesdays, with classes by donation on Fridays, with support from the Central Region Sport and Recreation Council.

TOPS (Take Off Pounds Sensibly) meet at the Hall on Tuesdays at 6:15 p.m. For more information contact Joyce at 902-368-2055.

Weekly Wednesday Zumba Classes take place at 5:30. Miltonvale Park residents - $2/class and others are $5. Email  MiltonMVPs@gmail.com to register.

Learn to Square Dance -Tuesdays at 2 p.m. $5 a session. admin@miltonvalepark.com or 902-368-3090. Not sure how many sessions are left!   

 April 30 is the deadline to buy tickets for the Milton Community Hall next 50-50 twice-monthly draw. You can buy tickets at the hall-or send an e-transfer to miltoncommunityhall@gmail.com. $3 each or 2/$5. Thanks to all for your support!

Lily Forsythe, Registered Acupuncturist, is back with acupuncture on Mondays in May. Please reach out to her directly for booking information at hello@healing-point.ca, 902 978 0387. Lily was introduced to many people through the Milton MVPs program, but now is booking the hall Mondays at 5:30 for group acupuncture.

Cornwall and Area Watershed Group is holding their AGM at the Milton Community Hall on Wednesday, May 8 at 7:00 p.m. (New time!)

NEW "Grow Your own Food Forest" presentation by Ms. Diane Luce 6-7:30 pm, Friday, May 10, at Milton Community Hall.

If you like the idea of growing more of your own food in a practical self-sustaining way, with no tilling and a lot less work but still produces lots of food; then you will want to attend Diane’s

presentation! Five years ago, Diane created a Permaculture Food Forest in her back yard and the benefits have been amazing.

The Food Forest was built on the Permaculture principals; which is an ecosystem built using edible perennials like (fruit trees, berry shrubs, herbs, medicinal plants, flowers and more.)

After the presentation, we will have the Q&A part in the Milton community garden if the weather permits. Diane also will provide a handout which includes the key information presented and references where you can find more information on Food Forests.

Free for Miltonvale Park residents (Please provide your civic address when you register), who also get priority booking. By donation for others. The seats are limited, please RSVP to Peggy at MiltonMVPs@gmail.com by Wednesday, May 8.

Milton Community Hall's Most Valuable People project is funded by the PEI Alliance for Mental Well-Being.

 

Lobster Takeout- Saturday, May 11. $30. 2:30-4 p.m. Tickets must be purchased in advance. Half the tickets are already gone for this tasty take out. If you want to book yours, the best way is to do it online -then you can pick your choice of dessert (carrot or chocolate cake), let us know whether you need a gluten-free option, or if you don't want onions in your potato salad. https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/LobsterMay11 One pound lobster in the shell, potato salad, coleslaw, jellied salad, roll, tomato, cucumber, and either chocolate or carrot cake.

 

NEW - "Wild Foraging" workshop - Sunday, May 12, 1:30-3 p.m. with Ms. Anne Gallant from 1:30-3 pm, Sunday, May 12 at Milton Community Hall. See and taste fiddleheads, dandelions (maybe Watercress as well), and get all the information about them. We also can do a little walk around the garden and have a look at what's growing. Have you noticed there are many mini plants growing in the hedgerows and on the lines that are edible and quite delicious?

Free for Miltonvale Park residents, who have priority booking. By donation for others. Spaces are limited. Please RSVP to Peggy at MiltonMVPs@gmail.com by Friday, May 10. Milton Community Hall's Most Valuable People project is funded by PEI Alliance for Mental Well-Being.

NEW  - Monday May 13, 10:30 a.m. - 55 Alive Driver Refresher Course is designed for adults age 55 years and over to help participants maintain their independence and their driving privileges. This course covers a wide-variety of materials and shows participants how to adjust their skills to compensate for physical changes that may occur with aging. This updated program also reviews roundabout rules.

The 55 Alive Course is designed to help participants

  • Gain more confidence behind the wheel
  • Improve your awareness of traffic hazards
  • Update yourself on traffic laws and new technology
  • Anticipate the actions of other drivers
  • Identify and correct bad driving habits
  • Voice your concerns in a friendly, relaxed environment

The six-hour program uses PowerPoint presentations, student workbooks, and group discussions guided by a seasoned instructor.  The Canada Safety Council designed the 55 Alive Driver Refresher Course and instructors are trained and certified through the council. The P.E.I. Senior Citizens' Federation has administered the program since 2002. The 55 Alive Driving Program is a partnership between the P.E.I. Senior Citizens' Federation, the Canada Safety Council, the Province of PEI.

 

Family Violence Prevention Week – Blanket Making – Wednesday. May 15 at 10 a.m. Please pre-register at admin@miltonvalepark.com. This activity has received support from the Premier’s Action Committee on Family Violence.

Council Meeting – The regular monthly meeting of the council for the Rural Municipality of Miltonvale Park will be Wednesday, May 15 at 7 p.m. at the Milton Hall. If you are interested in attending, please RSVP to admin@miltonvalepark.com.

 

Thursday May 16 is the date for the next Seniors Supper. Registration is not open yet.

Miltonvale Park is hosting a second annual Fathers of Confederation Car Show on Saturday June 15 from 12- 4. (with a rain date of Sunday June 16) for an afternoon car show at the parking lot of CMP in Milton Station. Watch for more details as they become available. If you have a car you would like to show – you can sign up here: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/MiltonCars

PEI Mutual Festival of Small Halls - Reels n’ Ragtime.  Tuesday June 18, 2024 · $30 - Milton Community Hall. There’s power in twos. The Vaudevillain and Cassie & Maggie are two duos who have perfected their act with extensive touring to festivals across North America and Europe. The Vaudevillian are a Ragtime Blues pair who play a mean washboard, resonator guitar, banjo and musical spoons, bringing us back to the prohibition days. Travel to the Dirty 30’s with this eccentric act unlike anything you’ve seen! Then, get your hands and feet ready for the Celtic stylings of sisters Cassie & Maggie. Their fiery talent is only surpassed by the joy they exude in performance as the two bounce between guitar, piano, fiddle, singing and stepping. It’s another legendary Small Halls mixer in Milton! The hall now has tickets ($30) or you can buy them online now, though there is an extra fee.

Marry Me Darling -The North Milton WI are displaying a Collection of vintage wedding dresses, from 1920-2000s at the Milton Community Hall on Friday June 21 from 3-7 p.m. and Saturday, June 22 from 10-2. Admission will be $10 and a light lunch will be served. Dresses are from the collection of Donna Young, with the addition of some local dresses.

OTHER NEWS

Milton MVPs – The PEI Alliance for Mental Well-Being project is a three-year project, to build resiliency in residents of Miltonvale Park – by building community, bringing joy and teaching life skills. Coordinator Peggy Chen (MiltonMVPs@gmail.com) is working to organize activities and is working on the following for the next few months:  

 

Karaoke Party  

How to Grow a Food Forest in Your Yard

Public Speaking and Leadership

Wild Foraging

Exposure to New Social Media and Popular Apps

Artificial Intelligence Basics

Online vocational training

Incense Ceremony

Tea Ceremony

Flower Ceremony

Essential Oil Soap Making

Tiramisu Making

Children's Cookie Decorating

ZongZi Making

MVP Project 1st Anniversary -June 1

Stylish Living Series with Ms. XiangJie

Come Work on Handcrafts Social Times - (If this might interest you,  email Peggy for a link to choose possible times)

 

Summer jobs – Are there youth interested in working for the municipality (Miltonvale Community Park 413 Sleepy Hollow Road) or at the Council Office at the hall, or for the Milton Community Hall. If so, please contact the municipality at admin@miltonvalepark.com or the hall at miltoncommunityhall@gmail.com.

MOVIES – The municipality has a movie subscription that allows us to show movies (about 5500 to choose from!) until March 2025. If you are a movie fan, or might be interested in a screening of a particular movie when the hall is available, please contact the Council Office to learn more!

COMPUTERS – Do you need a computer?  One of the municipal Councillors is revamping things at his work and has a few work stations that they will no longer be using. These are not mega-workhorses or gaming PCs, but if you want to surf the net, keep your social media updated, Zoom, Facetime or maybe undertake some word processing and spreadsheet projects, these will do the job.

Includes: Windows 10 CPU, 17 inch monitor, Keyboard, Mouse.

All are reset to Windows 10 setup prompts and are "as is, where is".

If you are interested or if you know someone who needs a computer, please email JamieRMMVP@miltonvalepark.com Photos are on the Miltonvale Park Residents private Facebook Group. If you are a resident and wish to join, please visit and request to join. https://www.facebook.com/groups/3620748601322258

 

Fire Restrictions - Do you know the rules regarding outdoor burning? We recently spoke with a neighbour who is not enjoying the amount of burning in the area recently. municipality does not have any bylaws that regulate burning, so residents need to follow the provincial regulations! Please be respectful of neighbours!

Community Garden Update - Please contact the Council office if you would like to

reserve a plot in the garden (either at the Community Park or across from the Milton Hall) this summer. There is no cost to have a plot -and residents have priority… 902-368-3090 or admin@miltonvalepark.com.

Books – We have several copies of Blackouts to Bright Lights, Canadian War Bride Stories–If you would like to borrow one and join in on a discussion – please contact admin@miltonvalepark.com or 902-368-3090. We also have four copies of Adrienne Clarksons’s Room For All of Us and someone has returned a copy of Five Little Indians. We also have copies of Consecrated Ground – a play in which George Boyd retells the story of the struggle of the residents of Africville to save their homes. If you are interested in being involved in a reading of the play (seven characters!), please contact the council office. There are lots of other books and puzzles to borrow in the lobby at the hall.

Air Fryer – We have an air fryer for Miltonvale Park seniors to borrow to try out. Please contact MiltonCommunityHall@gmail.com to borrow it for approximately a week, or call 902-566-3154.

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.

Sign up for regular (approx. weekly) emails from the municipality listing events and reminders by emailing admin@miltonvalepark.com.

The CAO will not be available for regular office hours on Wednesday, May 8. The Development Officer is expected to be in the office for his regular Wednesday hours – 10-2 (though he is often here longer).

Activities in the Milton Hall MVP project have received funding from the PEI Alliance for Mental Well-Being, and are coordinated by Peggy Chen, MiltonMVPs@gmail.com.

 

April 19, 2024 – News and Events – Miltonvale Park & Milton Community Hall

 Coffee Club – Mondays and Fridays at 10 a.m. Drop in to the Milton Community Hall for coffee, tea, snacks and conversation. Admission by donation of coin or treats! Everyone welcome!

 Exercise Class  – Join KK Pinkowski for Active Aging fitness classes at the hall on Mondays and Fridays at 9 a.m. Cost $6. The first four classes in May will be free, space is limited, so if you are interested in joining the class but aren’t a regular, please contact the office at admin@miltonvalepark.com.

Yoga with Leone – Tuesdays and Fridays (upstairs) - 9 a.m. Building Blocks of Yoga (mat) & 10:30 a.m. Chair Yoga. $6 Miltonvale Park residents and $7 for others at the hall on Tuesdays, with classes by donation on Fridays, with support from the Central Region Sport and Recreation Council. Classes follow school cancellations/delays for weather.

 TOPS (Take Off Pounds Sensibly) meet at the Hall on Tuesdays at 6:15 p.m. For more information contact Joyce at 902-368-2055.

 Weekly Wednesday Zumba Classes take place at 5:30. Miltonvale Park residents - $2/class and others are $5. Email  MiltonMVPs@gmail.com to register.

Learn to Square Dance -Tuesdays at 2 p.m. $5 a session. admin@miltonvalepark.com or 902-368-3090. Continues through April… and maybe into May.

St. John's Anglican Church, Milton will be holding a Silent Auction and Cake Auction at the Milton Community Hall on Saturday, April 20th. at 7:00 p.m. They are also selling tickets on a Gift Basket which will be drawn that night. The tickets are $3.00 for 1 or 2 for $5.00. For more information, contact Miriam at 902-368-2011.

Sunday – Movie Night – Come watch Driving Miss Daisy on the big screen at the Milton Community Hall on Sunday, April 21 at 6:30 p.m. FREE for Miltonvale Park seniors, by donation for anyone else. Please RSVP to admin@miltonvalepark.com.  A related activity is we are planning to host a 55 Drive Alive Class… watch for details.

NEW If you would like to learn how to make or eat traditional Chinese pork buns and the variety of side dishes that everyone is bringing, reserve your seat NOW. After the success of the Jiaozi (dumpling) Making party in March,  on this Wednesday, there will be a “Learn How to Make Baozi (steamed/fried buns) with Emma!” Wednesday, April 24, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., Milton Community Hall. All you need to bring is a side dish or dessert to join us, Baozi and Jiaozi will be provided. Limited to 20 seats, with priority booking for Miltonvale Park residents. Please RSVP to Peggy at MiltonMVPs@gmail.com by Monday, April 22.

Need a good laugh?? Milton Community Hall will present, on the big screen, the video of the Milton Community Players "Some Neighbours: Yesterday Once More" on Wednesday April 24th. Doors open at 6:40 pm and the show will begin at 7 pm. Admission is by donation. To reserve a seat, please send an email to miltoncommunityhall@gmail.com.

Workshop – Anti-Racism: The Basics – Date Thurs. April 25, 2024 at 6 p.m. FREE. Light supper provided at 5:30 p.m. for those who pre-register.  What do you know about ANTI-RACISM?

In this 3-hour session, participants will be engaged in discussions on white privilege, understanding racial trauma and how it is perpetuated, conversations on intersectionality and how various marginalized identities (e.g., gender, ability, class, sexual orientation, etc.) create unique experiences of oppression, and an exploration of ways to reduce unconscious bias and white privilege. The workshop will be highly interactive. Facilitators Aaron and Amirah from BIPOC USHR will lead this enlightening workshop. This workshop is funded by an Anti-Racism Microgrant, funded through the Province of Prince Edward Island.  Please register at 902-566-3154 or MiltonCommunityHall@gmail.com

(REGISTRATION LINK WORKS NOW!!) Seniors Supper -Local seniors are invited to join us at the Milton Community Hall for a free turkey supper on Friday, April 26 at 5 p.m. Delivery or takeout available for shut-ins. Priority for Miltonvale Park Seniors. Space is limited.  Pre-register at 902-566-3154 or www.surveymonkey.com/r/SRSupper1 . Funded by the Province of PEI’s  Seniors Community Meal Grant Pilot Program. Special thanks to the hall and community volunteers who make things happen. If you would like to volunteer to help out, please email miltoncommunityhall@gmail.com

April 30 is the deadline to buy tickets for the Milton Community Hall next 50-50 twice-monthly draw. You can buy tickets at the hall-or send an e-transfer to miltoncommunityhall@gmail.com. $3 each or 2/$5. Thanks to all for your support! Congratulations to Reta MacDonald, who won $67.50 on the April 15th draw.

Lily Forsythe, Registered Acupuncturist, is back with acupuncture on Mondays in May. Please reach out to her directly for booking information at hello@healing-point.ca, 902 978 0387. Lily was introduced to many people through the Milton MVPs program, but now is booking the hall Mondays at 5:30 for group acupuncture.

Cornwall and Area Watershed Group is holding their AGM at the Milton Community Hall on Wednesday, May 8 at 7:00 p.m. (New time!)

Family Violence Prevention Week – Blanket Making – Wednesday. May 15 at 10 a.m. Please pre-register at admin@miltonvalepark.com. This activity has received support from the Premier’s Action Committee on Family Violence.

(RESERVE TICKETS!) Milton Community Hall annual Lobster Take Out – Saturday, May 11. Tickets are $30. Reserve yours  https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/LobsterMay11

Council Meeting – The regular monthly meeting of the council for the Rural Municipality of Miltonvale Park will be Wednesday, May 15 at 7 p.m. at the Milton Hall. If you are interested in attending, please RSVP to admin@miltonvalepark.com.

Miltonvale Park is hosting a second annual Fathers of Confederation Car Show on Saturday June 15 (with a rain date of Sunday June 16) for an afternoon car show. Watch for details.

NEW!! PEI Mutual Festival of Small Halls - Reels n’ Ragtime.  Tuesday June 18, 2024 · $30 - Milton Community Hall. There’s power in twos. The Vaudevillain and Cassie & Maggie are two duos who have perfected their act with extensive touring to festivals across North America and Europe. The Vaudevillian are a Ragtime Blues pair who play a mean washboard, resonator guitar, banjo and musical spoons, bringing us back to the prohibition days. Travel to the Dirty 30’s with this eccentric act unlike anything you’ve seen! Then, get your hands and feet ready for the Celtic stylings of sisters Cassie & Maggie. Their fiery talent is only surpassed by the joy they exude in performance as the two bounce between guitar, piano, fiddle, singing and stepping. It’s another legendary Small Halls mixer in Milton! The hall will have tickets available soon ($30) or you can buy them online now, though there is an extra fee.

Marry Me Darling -The North Milton WI are displaying a collection of vintage wedding dresses, from 1920-2000s at the Milton Community Hall on Friday June 21 from 3-7 p.m. and Saturday, June 22 from 10-2. Admission will be $10 and a light lunch will be served. Dresses are from the collection of Donna Young, with the addition of some local dresses.

OTHER NEWS

 Milton MVPs – The PEI Alliance for Mental Well-Being project is a three-year project, to build resiliency in residents of Miltonvale Park – by building community, bringing joy and teaching life skills. Coordinator Peggy Chen (MiltonMVPs@gmail.com) is working to organize activities and is working on the following for the next few months:

  • Karaoke Party
  • How to Grow a Food Forest in Your Yard
  • Public Speaking and Leadership
  • Wild Foraging
  • Exposure to New Social Media and Popular Apps
  • Artificial Intelligence Basics
  • Online vocational training
  • Incense Ceremony
  • Tea Ceremony
  • Flower Ceremony
  • Essential Oil Soap Making
  • Tiramisu Making
  • Children's Cookie Decorating
  • ZongZi Making
  • MVP Project 1st Anniversary -June 1
  • Stylish Living Series with Ms. XiangJie
  • Come Work on Handcrafts Social Times - (If this might interest you,  email Peggy for a link to choose possible times)

Summer jobs – Are there youth interested in working for the municipality (Miltonvale Community Park 413 Sleepy Hollow Road) or at the Council Office at the hall, or for the Milton Community Hall. If so, please contact the municipality at admin@miltonvalepark.com or the hall at miltoncommunityhall@gmail.com.

Meadowvale Park resident Norm Birt will be working for the municipality for a few months, so you may see a new face around the Council office or Community Park. Welcome Norm!

MOVIES – The municipality has a movie subscription that allows us to show movies (about 5500 to choose from!) until March 2025. If you are a movie fan, or might be interested in a screening of a particular movie when the hall is available, please contact the Council Office to learn more!

COMPUTERS – Do you need a computer?  One of the municipal Councillors is revamping things at his work and has a few work stations that they will no longer be using. These are not mega-workhorses or gaming PCs, but if you want to surf the net, keep your social media updated, Zoom, Facetime or maybe undertake some word processing and spreadsheet projects, these will do the job.

Includes: Windows 10 CPU, 17 inch monitor, Keyboard, Mouse.

All are reset to Windows 10 setup prompts and are "as is, where is".

If you are interested or if you know someone who needs a computer, please email JamieRMMVP@miltonvalepark.com Photos are on the Miltonvale Park Residents private Facebook Group. If you are a resident and wish to join, please visit and request to join. https://www.facebook.com/groups/3620748601322258

Fire Restrictions - Do you know the rules regarding outdoor burning? We recently spoke with a neighbour who is not enjoying the amount of burning in the area recently. municipality does not have any bylaws that regulate burning, so residents need to follow the provincial regulations! Please be respectful of neighbours!

Community Garden Update - Please contact the Council office if you would like to reserve a plot in the garden (either at the Community Park or across from the Milton Hall) this summer. There is no cost to have a plot -and residents have priority… 902-368-3090 or admin@miltonvalepark.com.

Books – We have several copies of Blackouts to Bright Lights, Canadian War Bride Stories–If you would like to borrow one and join in on a discussion – please contact admin@miltonvalepark.com or 902-368-3090. We also have four copies of Adrienne Clarksons’s Room For All of Us and someone has returned a copy of Five Little Indians. We also have copies of Consecrated Ground – a play in which George Boyd retells the story of the struggle of the residents of Africville to save their homes. If you are interested in being involved in a reading of the play (seven characters!), please contact the council office. There are lots of other books and puzzles to borrow in the lobby at the hall.

Air Fryer – We have an air fryer for Miltonvale Park seniors to borrow to try out. Please contact MiltonCommunityHall@gmail.com to borrow it for approximately a week, or call 902-566-3154.

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.

Sign up for regular (approx. weekly) emails from the municipality listing events and reminders by emailing admin@miltonvalepark.com.

The CAO will not be available for regular office hours on Wednesday, May 8. The Development Officer is expected to be in the office for his regular Wednesday hours – 10-2 (though he is often here longer).

Activities in the Milton Hall MVP project have received funding from the PEI Alliance for Mental Well-Being, and are coordinated by Peggy Chen, MiltonMVPs@gmail.com.

April 09, 2024 – News and Events – Miltonvale Park & Milton Community Hall

Coffee ClubMondays and Fridays at 10 a.m. Drop in to the Milton Community Hall for coffee, tea, snacks and conversation. Admission by donation of coin or treats! Everyone welcome!

Exercise Class is back!!  – Join KK Pinkowski for Active Aging fitness classes at the hall on Mondays and Fridays at 9 a.m. Cost $6.

Yoga with Leone – Tuesdays and Fridays (upstairs) - 9 a.m. Building Blocks of Yoga (mat) & 10:30 a.m. Chair Yoga. $6 Miltonvale Park residents and $7 for others at the hall on Tuesdays, with classes by donation on Fridays, with support from the Central Region Sport and Recreation Council. Classes follow school cancellations/delays for weather.

TOPS (Take Off Pounds Sensibly) meet at the Hall on Tuesdays at 6:15 p.m. For more information contact Joyce at 902-368-2055.

Weekly Wednesday Zumba Classes take place at 5:30. Miltonvale Park residents - $2/class and others are $5. Email  MiltonMVPs@gmail.com to register.

Learn to Square Dance -Tuesdays at 2 p.m. $5 a session. admin@miltonvalepark.com or 902-368-3090. Continues through April.  

Planning Board was postponed to Thursday, April 11 at 7 p.m. Please RSVP if you wish to attend. admin@miltonvalepark.com or 902-368-3090.

April 15 is the deadline to buy tickets for the Milton Community Hall next 50-50 twice-monthly draw. You can buy tickets at the hall-or send an e-transfer to miltoncommunityhall@gmail.com. $3 each or 2/$5. Thanks to all for your support!

Council Meeting – The regular monthly meeting of the council for the Rural Municipality of Miltonvale Park will be Wednesday, April 17 at 7 p.m. at the Milton Hall. If you are interested in attending, please RSVP to admin@miltonvalepark.com.

NEW -Food Presentation with Home Economist Margaret Prouse Thursday, April 18 at 1 p.m. – “Miltonvale Park in the Movies” is a new project with activities related to a particular movie each month! In April the movie is Driving Miss Daisy – and the food we will be exploring is Southern Cooking. Free for Miltonvale Park seniors and by donation for others. Please RSVP by noon Tuesday, April 16 to admin@miltonvalepark.com or call 902-368-3090.

St. John's Anglican Church, Milton will be holding a Silent Auction and Cake Auction at the Milton Community Hall on Saturday, April 20th. at 7:00 p.m. They are also selling tickets on a Gift Basket which will be drawn that night. The tickets are $3.00 for 1 or 2 for $5.00. For more information, contact Miriam at 902-368-2011.

Sunday – Driving Miss Daisy – Come watch Driving Miss Daisy on the big screen at the Milton Community Hall on Sunday, April 21 at 6:30 p.m. FREE for Miltonvale Park seniors, by donation for anyone else. Please RSVP to admin@miltonvalepark.com.

NEW - Milton Community Hall will present, on the big screen, the video of the Milton Community Players "Some Neighbours: Yesterday Once More" on Wednesday April 24th. Doors open at 6:40 pm and the show will begin at 7 pm. Admission is by donation. To reserve a seat, please send an email to miltoncommunityhall@gmail.com.

Workshop – Anti-Racism: The Basics Date Thurs. April 25, 2024 at 6 p.m. FREE. Light supper provided at 5:30 p.m. for those who pre-register.  What do you know about ANTI-RACISM? In this 3-hour session, participants will be engaged in discussions on white privilege, understanding racial trauma and how it is perpetuated, conversations on intersectionality and how various marginalized identities (e.g., gender, ability, class, sexual orientation, etc.) create unique experiences of oppression, and an exploration of ways to reduce unconscious bias and white privilege. The workshop will be highly interactive. Facilitators Aaron and Amirah from BIPOC USHR will lead this enlightening workshop. This workshop is funded by an Anti-Racism Microgrant, funded through the Province of Prince Edward Island.  Please register at 902-566-3154 or MiltonCommunityHall@gmail.com

NEW - Seniors Supper -Local seniors are invited to join us at the Milton Community Hall for a free turkey supper on Friday, April 26 at 5 p.m. Delivery or takeout available for shut-ins. Priority for Miltonvale Park Seniors. Space is limited.  Pre-register at 902-566-3154 or
https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/SRSupper1. Funded by the Province of PEI’s  Seniors Community Meal Grant Pilot Program.

NEW - Cornwall and Area Watershed Group is holding their AGM at the Milton Community Hall on Wednesday, May 8 at 7:30 p.m.

NEW - Family Violence Prevention Week – Blanket Making – Wednesday. May 15 at 10 a.m.

PEI Festival of Small Halls presents Reels n’ Ragtime on Tuesday June 18, 2024at 7:30 · $30 plus fees at the Milton Community Hall. There’s power in twos. The Vaudevillain and Cassie & Maggie are two duos who have perfected their act with extensive touring to festivals across North America and Europe. The Vaudevillian are a Ragtime Blues pair who play a mean washboard, resonator guitar, banjo and musical spoons, bringing us back to the prohibition days. Travel to the Dirty 30’s with this eccentric act unlike anything you’ve seen! Then, get your hands and feet ready for the Celtic stylings of sisters Cassie & Maggie. Their fiery talent is only surpassed by the joy they exude in performance as the two bounce between guitar, piano, fiddle, singing and stepping. It’s another legendary Small Halls mixer in Milton! Buy tickets here: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/reels-n-ragtime-milton-30-festival-of-small-halls-tickets-871087685717?aff=oddtdtcreator

Save the Dates:  Mark these in your calendar and watch for more details!

Milton Community Hall annual Lobster Take Out – Saturday, May 11. Tickets are not available yet, but will be $30.

Card Parties will start on Thursday evenings in June and run for the summer.

NEW  -CMP and Miltonvale Park are hosting another car show! Reserve Saturday June 15 (with a rain date of Sunday June 16) for an afternoon car show.

NEW -The North Milton WI are organizing a display of vintage wedding dresses, spanning more than a century at the Milton Community Hall on Friday June 21 from 3-7 p.m. and Saturday, June 22 from 10-2. Admission will be $10 and a light lunch will be served. Dresses are from the collection of Donna Young, with the addition of some local dresses.

OTHER NEWS

MOVIES – The municipality has a movie subscription that allows us to show movies (about 5500 to choose from!) until March 2025. If you are a movie fan, or might be interested in a screening of a particular movie when the hall is available, please contact the Council Office to learn more!

Community Garden Update - Please contact the Council office if you would like to reserve a plot in the garden this summer. There is no cost to have a plot -and residents have priority… 902-368-3090 or admin@miltonvalepark.com.

NEW Books – We have several copies of Blackouts to Bright Lights, Canadian War Bride Stories–If you would like to borrow one and join in on a discussion – please contact admin@miltonvalepark.com or 902-368-3090. We also have four copies of Adrienne Clarksons’s Room For All of Us and someone has returned a copy of Five Little Indians. We also have copies of Consecrated Ground – a play in which George Boyd retells the story of the struggle of the residents of Africville to save their homes. If you are interested in being involved in a reading of the play (seven characters!), please contact the council office. There are lots of other books and puzzles to borrow in the lobby at the hall.

Air Fryer – We have an air fryer for Miltonvale Park seniors to borrow to try out. Please contact MiltonCommunityHall@gmail.com to borrow it for approximately a week, or call 902-566-3154.

The Milton Community Hall is seeking someone who may be interested in being on call to raise and lower the flag at the hall on a volunteer basis. It does require using a tall ladder. If you are interested, please email miltoncommunityhall@gmail.com or contact 902-566-3154.

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.

Sign up for regular (approx. weekly) emails from the municipality listing events and reminders by emailing admin@miltonvalepark.com.

Activities in the Milton Hall MVP project have received funding from the PEI Alliance for Mental Well-Being, and are coordinated by Peggy Chen, MiltonMVPs@gmail.com.

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