News

Happenings and events - May 20, 2022

Exercise Classes are now finished for the summer.


Coffee – Drop by the hall for coffee/tea/snacks and conversation on Mondays and Fridays at 10 a.m. There will not be coffee on Victoria Day.


Yoga with Leone – Tuesdays ($5 -sponsored by Miltonvale Park) and Thursdays ($10 or 4/$32) 9 a.m. Building Blocks of Yoga and 10:30 Chair Up Yoga


TOPS meets at the Milton Community Hall on Tuesdays at 6:15. For more information contact Joyce at 902-368-2055.


NEW – Pickleball at the Miltonvale Community Park - The tentative schedule for the summer is:
Monday 6-9 pm open play
Tuesday  9 am -12 noon open play
                6-8 pm beginner program (may already have a waiting list)
Wednesday 6-9 pm open play
Thursday 9 am-12 noon open play
                   6-9 pm advanced 4.0
Friday 6-9 pm open play
Saturday 9-12 am open play
                 3-5 pm beginner program (may already have a waiting list)
                 6-9 pm advanced 4.0
Sunday 1-4 pm open play, round robin

Times may be adjusted, if necessary, and some times may not start until later in the summer.
Rates are $30 membership which covers all play times for this year ($5 going to PEI pickleball organization) OR drop in fee of $2.  Membership in Pickleball Canada is required. There are washrooms on site. Players can bring their own water, chair, bug spray, and sanitizer. If you can volunteer for the evening open play times, or have questions, please contact Ernie at colesernie@bellaliant.net.

May 30 is the hall’s next 50-50 biweekly draw. You can buy tickets at the hall -or send an e-transfer to miltoncommunityhall@gmail.com. $3 each or 2/$5. Congratulations to Reta MacDonald who won $105 on the May 15th draw.


The deadline to order a rain barrel for the Cornwall and Area Watershed Group fundraiser is Victoria Day.  Order and pay online at RainBarrel.ca/CAWGPEI before May 23, 2022. Miltonvale Park residents can also order at the Council Office at the Milton Community Hall (or online) AND are eligible for a $25 rebate on a rain barrel from the municipality (One per property/household). https://miltonvalepark.com/rain-barrel-rebate/ Pick up is scheduled for the Terry Fox Sports Complex, in Cornwall PEI on Sunday June 5 from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. BUT pick up at the Milton Hall may be possible.


Fun Bingo - Miltonvale Park is holding a Seniors & Family Fun Bingo at 7 p.m. Thursday, May 26 at the Milton Community Hall. Admission - Item for a prize -$5 value or $5 cash. Maximum - $10/household. No dabbers required – Reusable cards will be used. Space is limited, so priority will be for residents who book for the next week. Please pre-register at 902-368-3090 or admin@miltonvalepark.com by noon, Thurs. May 26. Masks strongly recommended. This is part of the Year of Canada project. In May we are celebrating Ontario. (Think “Sudbury Saturday Night”!) Funded in part by the Government of Canada’s New Horizons for Seniors Program.


Caring for Fruit Trees – for the Backyard Grower -6:30 p.m.  Monday, May 30, with the PEI Tree Fruit Growers Association – Part of the Year of Canada New Horizons for Seniors Project. Southern Ontario is known for producing many plums, apples, peaches, pears and cherries! Please RSVP to admin@miltonvalepark.com or 902-368-3090.


ParticipACTION – Community Better Challenge  will take place all through June -Miltonvale Park will be competing again this year in the Community Better Challenge. Last year we were in the top 3 municipalities in PEI.  We ordered three disk golf baskets for use at the park, and summer student Luke Doiron will be coordinating another virtual walk to Milton in Louisana, and a Mayor’s Challenge. Details will follow as events take place in June. To get ready, we are asking residents to download the ParticipACTION app on your phones, as that should automatically count your activity in the municipal contest.


Wednesday June 1 is the next Year of Canada Food Presentation at 1:00 p.m. Margaret Prouse will be sharing recipes and tastes of food from Alberta, so the focus will be beef.  Space is limited. Please pre-register at 902-368-3090 or email admin@miltonvalepark.com by noon Monday, May 30. Masks are strongly recommended. Free for Miltonvale Park 55+. By donation for others. Funded in part by the Government of Canada's New Horizons for Seniors Program.


Card Parties - The hall is planning to hold summer card parties (Auction) on Thursday evenings at 7:30 p.m. beginning June 2 and continuing through the end of September.


NEW - Learn to Line Dance -As part of the Miltonvale Park Year of Canada project – there will be BEGINNER line dancing lessons with Margot Postma on Mondays – June 6,13,20 and 27 from 7- 8 p.m. at the Milton Community Hall. Free for Miltonvale Park residents aged 55+ and $10 for the series for others. Space is limited. Pre-register at admin@miltonvalepark.com or 902-368-3090.


The hall is holding a community yard sale on Saturday June 11. Contact the hall to book a table ($15 for a 6 ft table). 902-566-3154.


The PEI Mutual Festival of Small Halls returns to the Milton Community Hall on Saturday evening, June 18 with its show – A Milton Mixer. Tickets are $30. It’s Juno award-winners on stage in Milton with the commanding vocals of Dene singer/songwriter Leela Gilday, joined by brother Jay Gilday, together as ‘Sechile Sedare’, along with the toe-tapping trad of string quartet The Fretless. Whimsical Kent-born folk singer/songwriter Lucy Farrell joins as special guest. Get more information and buy your tickets here. The hall now has tickets for sale. https://smallhalls.com/schedule/shows/a-milton-mixer/


Reminder that April 1 was the beginning of a new fiscal year – so residents can apply again for a child bursary if you are registering your children in spring or summer programs or activities, and rebates are still available for High efficiency washers, low flow toilets and showerheads. https://miltonvalepark.com/for-residents/rebates-forms/


The Biciborne (Bicycle Repair Station) is located adjacent to the Confederation Trail off the North York River Road, near the parking lot – and has lots of tools and a pump if you need to get your bicycle ready for the season!

The Council and the Milton Hall are in the process of hiring summer students. Please contact either by email if you are interested in summer employment. admin@miltonvalepark.com or miltoncommunityhall@gmail.com.

Jubilee Teas -The Milton Community Hall received funding from Heritage Canada and is planning to hold three Platinum Jubilee Teas on Monday evening, July 25, Sunday, August & and Saturday, September 17.  We are still working on details – but if you are a royal fan, and would like to be involved with a display, photos or information you may have acquired to help us celebrate the Queen’s 70 years on the throne, please contact miltoncommunityhall@gmail.com.

Mirko Terrazas, the new Development Officer has office hours at the Milton Community Hall from 10-2 on Wednesdays. He can be reached at develop@miltonvalepark.com or through the Council phone number 902-368-3090. For more information on planning – visit https://miltonvalepark.com/category/planning/

Covid rapid test kits that can be taken home are now available at the Milton Community Hall, as are some KN95 masks. These are available through a Red Cross Stop the Spread program.  There are also some supplies in the food cupboard that folks are welcome to take and lots of books and puzzles to borrow in the hall entry.

Thanks to all who supported the Hall’s annual lobster supper last weekend – and to all the great volunteers who helped get everything ready for the 265 suppers that were served.

Have a lovely Victoria Day weekend!

Happenings and Events - May 11

NEW and UPDATED have been put before some items that have changed or been added so new info can be found at a glance! Events are generally listed in chronological order.

NEW Congratulations to Municipal Councillor Lindsey Rhynes who is graduating from UPEI today with her BA in Sociology. She was also the recipient of a PEI’s Famous Five Graduating Student Award. Congratulations Lindsey!

There is some space at the Community Park for gardening plots. Please contact the Council office if you would like a plot this summer. DEADLINE was yesterday – but we might be able to squeeze you in! admin@miltonvalepark.com.

UPDATED -Monday, May 9 was the annual blanket tying activity to mark Family Violence Prevention Week. There are still blankets available to tie, if anyone is interested in dropping by the hall to do so(with a friend is more fun!). Check with Shari to make sure there is space available -but most times are good. admin@miltonvalepark.com or 902-368-3090We will likely set up again after the Monday, May 16 exercise class is over at 10ish.  The event also made Compass!! – about 11 minutes in on the May 11th program. Compass

UPDATED – Dr. Michael van den Heuvel’ presentation on Coles Creek and the effects of the wellfield was videotaped and is available on the “Miltonvale Park Residents” Facebook group. He didn’t want it widely circulated, in case his refreshing honesty stepped on anyone’s toes! If you aren’t on Facebook and want to see it -contact the Council office.

UPDATED -Covid rapid test kits that can be taken home are now available at the Milton Community Hall, as are some KN95 masks. These are available through a Red Cross Stop the Spread program.

Exercise Class –Instructor Michele Gallant focuses on balance and flexibility – Mondays and Fridays until May 27 at 9 a.m. (except Victoria Day) $5

Coffee – Drop by the hall for coffee/tea/snacks and conversation on Mondays and Fridays at 10 a.m.

Yoga with Leone – Tuesdays ($5 -sponsored by Miltonvale Park) and Thursdays ($10 or 4/$32) 9 a.m. Building Blocks of Yoga and 10:30 Chair Up Yoga

TOPS meets at the Milton Community Hall on Tuesdays at 6:15. For more information contact Joyce at 902-368-2055.

UPDATED -The Milton Community Hall annual Lobster Takeout Meal is now sold out. If you were able to get a ticket, pick-up is 2:30-4 pm on Saturday, May 14, 2022.  You may want to bring a bag (or two) for your meal (still working on packaging plans .. but our hoarded supply of plastic bags we purchased before the ban is running out!)

Saturday May 14 is also the annual WI Roadside Clean Up. The yellow WI Roadside clean up bags were dropped off to the Miltonvale Park welcome signboards (Old Rte 2/Crabbe Road, Milton Community Hall and North York River Road) and at the Milton Convenience Store and the Little Free Library at the Community Park at 413 Sleepy Hollow Road. There are more at the Milton Community Hall. Bags can be left roadside anytime before Sunday, May 15. Do not put them in your black waste cart, or the cart will not be collected. You can also use clear plastic bags.

May 15 is the hall’s next 50-50 biweekly draw. You can buy tickets at the hall -or send an e-transfer to miltoncommunityhall@gmail.com. $3 each or 2/$5. Congratulations to Joy MacIntyre who won the April 30th draw.

The next Municipal Council meeting is Wednesday, May 18 at 7:30 p.m. RSVP if you would like to attend. Councillors are planning to take part in a tabletop emergency planning exercise on Saturday morning, June 4. If you would like to be involved in the municipal emergency planning, please contact the Council office – 902-368-3090 or admin@miltonvalepark.com.

Thursday, May 19  (RESCHEDULED) at 1 p.m. – Home Economist Margaret Prouse continues the Year of Canada – Foods Across Canada food presentations with a look at ONTARIO – a fruit producing province at 1 p.m. on Thursday, May 19 at the Milton Community Hall. Come see how to make Norwegian Apple Pie, Nectarine and Blueberry Cobbler and Cherry Clafoutis.
Space is limited. Please pre-register at 902-368-3090 or email admin@miltonvalepark.com by noon Tuesday, May 17. Masks are strongly recommended. Free for Miltonvale Park 55+. By donation for others. Funded in part by the Government of Canada’s New Horizons for Seniors Program.

NEW -On Friday, May 20th at 11 a.m. join us at the Charlottetown Metal Products facility for a tour. This is part of Ontario month in Miltonvale Park’s Year of Canada project, and was arranged to honour Ontario’s manufacturing industries. Please register by email to admin@miltonvalepark.com or call (902)-368-3090. Space is limited. Please meet at the facility, which is located at 2744 N York River Road, just off of Highway 2

The deadline to order a rain barrel for the Cornwall and Area Watershed Group fundraiser is Victoria Day.  Order and pay online at RainBarrel.ca/CAWGPEI before May 23, 2022. Miltonvale Park residents can also order at the Council Office at the Milton Community Hall (or online) AND are eligible for a $25 rebate on a rain barrel from the municipality (One per property/household). https://miltonvalepark.com/rain-barrel-rebate/ Pick up is scheduled for the Terry Fox Sports Complex, in Cornwall PEI on Sunday June 5 from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. BUT pick up at the Milton Hall may be possible.

Fun Bingo – Miltonvale Park is holding a Seniors & Family Fun Bingo at 7 p.m. Thursday, May 26 at the Milton Community Hall. Admission – Item for a prize -$5 value or $5 cash. Maximum – $10/household. No dabbers required – Reusable cards will be used. Space is limited, so priority will be fore residents who book for the next week. Please pre-register at 902-368-3090 or admin@miltonvalepark.com by noon, Thurs. May 26. Masks strongly recommended. This is part of the Year of Canada project. In May we are celebrating Ontario. (Think “Sudbury Saturday Night”!) Funded in part by the Government of Canada’s New Horizons for Seniors Program.

NEW -Caring for Fruit Trees – for the Backyard Grower –6:30 p.m.  Monday, May 30, with the PEI Tree Fruit Growers Association – Part of the Year of Canada New Horizons for Seniors Project. Southern Ontario is known for producing many plums, apples, peaches, pears and cherries!

NEW – ParticipACTION – Community Better Challenge  all through June -Miltonvale Park will be competing again this year in the Community Better Challenge. Last year we were in the top 3 municipalities in PEI. We will be purchasing some disk golf baskets for use at the park, and coordinating another virtual walk to another Milton, and a Mayor’s Challenge. Details will follow as events take place in June. To get ready, we are asking residents to download the ParticipACTION app on your phones, as that should automatically have your movement counted in the municipal contest.

Wednesday June 1 is the next Year of Canada Food Presentation at 1:00 p.m. Margaret Prouse will be sharing recipes and tastes of food from Alberta. RSVP to the Council Office.

Mirko Terrazas, the new Development Officer has office hours at the Milton Community Hall from 10-2 on Wednesdays. He can be reached at develop@miltonvalepark.com or through the Council phone number 902-368-3090. For more information on planning – visit https://miltonvalepark.com/category/planning/

Card Parties – The hall is planning to hold summer card parties (Auction) on Thursday evenings at 7:30 p.m. beginning June 2 and continuing through the end of September.

The hall is planning to have a community yard sale on Saturday June 11. Contact the hall to book a table (which I expect will be $15 for a 6 ft table). 902-566-3154.

The PEI Mutual Festival of Small Halls returns to the Milton Community Hall on Saturday evening, June 18 with its show – A Milton Mixer. Tickets are $30. It’s Juno award-winners on stage in Milton with the commanding vocals of Dene singer/songwriter Leela Gilday, joined by brother Jay Gilday, together as ‘Sechile Sedare’, along with the toe-tapping trad of string quartet The Fretless. Whimsical Kent-born folk singer/songwriter Lucy Farrell joins as special guest. Get more information and buy your tickets here. The hall now has tickets for sale. https://smallhalls.com/schedule/shows/a-milton-mixer/

Reminder that April 1 was the beginning of a new fiscal year – so residents can apply again for a child bursary if you are registering your children in spring or summer programs or activities, and rebates are still available for High efficiency washers, low flow toilets and showerheads. https://miltonvalepark.com/for-residents/rebates-forms/

The Biciborne (Bicycle Repair Station) is located adjacent to the Confederation Trail off the North York River Road, near the parking lot – and has lots of tools and a pump if you need to get your bicycle ready for the season!

The Council and the Milton Hall intend to hire summer students. Please contact either by email if you are interested in summer employment. admin@miltonvalepark.com or miltoncommunityhall@gmail.com.

Jubilee Teas -The Milton Community Hall received funding from Heritage Canada and is planning to hold three Platinum Jubilee Teas on Monday, July 25, Sunday, August & and Saturday, September 17.  We are still working on details – but if you are a royal fan, and would like to be involved with a display, photos or information you may have acquired to help us celebrate the Queen’s 70 years on the throne, please contact miltoncommunityhall@gmail.com.

IWMC – Reminder that the week of May 9 is “big” waste collection week for IWMC. Items should be placed at the end of your driveway by Monday at 7 a.m. as collection does not necessarily occur on your regular garbage day. The week of May 16th yard waste will be collected.

Student Summer Job

Come work with us!!
Student Summer Job - Milton Community Hall
Variety, great people, and no two days are the same!!
Position to start soon. Approx. wage $14-15/hr.  40-hour weeks
Milton Hall Summer Manager 
Become familiar with hall policies and procedures.

  • Update social media and website.
  • Consult with board, residents and hall users to develop and carry out programming that will meet community needs while meeting requirements of the Public Health Office, if necessary.
  • Light maintenance - cleaning and painting, planting, watering flowers, grass cutting.
  • Shopping
  • Scheduling. 
  • Promotion of hall.
  • Assist with the preparation of funding applications and reports.
  • Formalizing policies and procedures.
  • Compilation of recipes and menus for possible catering.
  • Inventory and organize hall equipment.
  • Booking and coordination of hall events and programs.
  • Assist with community events, including Canada Day, Platinum Jubilee events (teas and concert), yard sale.

This position is funded through the Post Secondary Student Program.
Eligible students must:
• Have graduated from Grade 12; and/or
• Have attended a post-secondary institution full-time in the current year and intend to return to full-time studies in the fall of the current year;
• Be a resident of Prince Edward Island and legally authorized to work in Canada.

APPLY to miltoncommunityhall@gmail.com

Happening and events - May 7, 2022

Happenings and upcoming events  - May 7, 2022 -Miltonvale Park and Milton Community Hall


Exercise Class –Instructor Michele Gallant focuses on balance and flexibility – Mondays and Fridays until May 27 at 9 a.m.(except Victoria Day) $5


Coffee – Drop by the hall for coffee/tea/snacks and conversation on Mondays and Fridays at 10 a.m.

Yoga with Leone – Tuesdays ($5 -sponsored by Miltonvale Park) and Thursdays ($10 or 4/$32) 9 a.m. Building Blocks of Yoga and 10:30 Chair Up Yoga


TOPS meets at the Milton Community Hall on Tuesdays at 6:15. For more information contact Joyce at 902-368-2055.


Monday, May 9 is the annual blanket tying activity to mark Family Violence Prevention week. Come make blankets to donate to victims of family violence, beginning after exercise class – about 10:15. Please pre-register at admin@miltonvalepark.com or 902-368-3090. Light lunch provided. Watch for the purple ribbon to encircle the Milton Community Hall!


Dr. Michael van den Heuvel from UPEI has confirmed he will be at the Milton Community Hall on 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, May 11 to make a presentation on Coles Creek, and the effects on water levels and fish habitat that he has been studying over the past few years (since the Charlottetown wellfield was established). RSVP to attend at the hall.


There will not be a Planning Board meeting in May. The next Municipal Council meeting is Wednesday, May 18 at 7:30 p.m. Councillors are planning to take part in a tabletop emergency planning exercise on Saturday morning, June 4. If you would like to be involved in the municipal emergency planning, please contact the Council office – 902-368-3090 or admin@miltonvalepark.com.

The Milton Community Hall annual Lobster Takeout Meal is now sold out. If you were able to get a ticket, pick-up is 2:30-4 pm on Saturday, May 14, 2022.  Thanks for the support!!

Saturday May 14 is also the annual WI Roadside Clean Up. The yellow WI Roadside clean up bags were dropped off to the Miltonvale Park welcome signboards (Old Rte 2/Crabbe Road, Milton Community Hall and North York River Road) and at the Milton Convenience Store and the Little Free Library at the Community Park at 413 Sleepy Hollow Road. There are more at the Milton Community Hall. Bags can be left roadside anytime before Sunday, May 15. Do not put them in your black waste cart, or the cart will not be collected. You can also use clear plastic bags. 


Thursday, May 19  (RESCHEDULED) at 1 p.m. - Home Economist Margaret Prouse continues the Year of Canada - Foods Across Canada food presentations with a look at ONTARIO - a fruit producing province at 1 p.m. on Thursday, May 19 at the Milton Community Hall. Come see how to make Norwegian Apple Pie, Nectarine and Blueberry Cobbler and Cherry Clafoutis.
Space is limited. Please pre-register at 902-368-3090 or email admin@miltonvalepark.com by noon Tuesday, May 17. Masks are strongly recommended. Free for Miltonvale Park 55+. By donation for others. Funded in part by the Government of Canada's New Horizons for Seniors Program.


Wednesday June 1 is the next Year of Canada Food Presentation at 1:00 p.m. Margaret Prouse will be sharing recipes and tastes of food from Alberta. RSVP to the Council Office.


Mirko Terrazas, the new Development Officer has office hours at the Milton Community Hall from 10-2 on Wednesdays. He can be reached at develop@miltonvalepark.com or through the Council phone number 902-368-3090. For more information on planning – visit https://miltonvalepark.com/category/planning/

The deadline to order a rain barrel for the Cornwall and Area Watershed Group fundraiser is Victoria Day.  Order and pay online at RainBarrel.ca/CAWGPEI before May 23, 2022. Miltonvale Park residents can also order at the Council Office at the Milton Community Hall (or online) AND are eligible for a $25 rebate on a rain barrel from the municipality (One per property/household). https://miltonvalepark.com/rain-barrel-rebate/ Pick up is scheduled for the Terry Fox Sports Complex, in Cornwall PEI on Sunday June 5 from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. BUT pick up at the Milton Hall may be possible.

May 15 is the hall’s next 50-50 biweekly draw. You can buy tickets at the hall -or send an e-transfer to miltoncommunityhall@gmail.com. $3 each or 2/$5. Congratulations to Joy MacIntyre who won the April 30th draw.

Fun Bingo - Miltonvale Park is holding a Seniors & Family Fun Bingo at 7 p.m. Thursday, May 26 at the Milton Community Hall. Admission - Item for a prize -$5 value or $5 cash. Maximum - $10/household. No dabbers required – Reusable cards will be used. Space is limited, so priority will be fore residents who book for the next week. Please pre-register at 902-368-3090 or admin@miltonvalepark.com by noon, Thurs. May 26. Masks strongly recommended. This is part of the Year of Canada project. In May we are celebrating Ontario. (Think “Sudbury Saturday Night”!) Funded in part by the Government of Canada’s New Horizons for Seniors Program.

Card Parties - The hall is planning to hold summer card parties (Auction) on Thursday evenings at 7:30 p.m. beginning June 2 and continuing through the end of September.

The hall is planning to have a community yard sale on Saturday June 11. Contact the hall to book a table (which I expect will be $15 for a 6 ft table). 902-566-3154.

The PEI Mutual Festival of Small Halls returns to the Milton Community Hall on Saturday evening, June 18 with its show – A Milton Mixer. Tickets are $30. It’s Juno award-winners on stage in Milton with the commanding vocals of Dene singer/songwriter Leela Gilday, joined by brother Jay Gilday, together as ‘Sechile Sedare’, along with the toe-tapping trad of string quartet The Fretless. Whimsical Kent-born folk singer/songwriter Lucy Farrell joins as special guest. Get more information and buy your tickets here. The hall now has tickets for sale. https://smallhalls.com/schedule/shows/a-milton-mixer/

Reminder that April 1 was the beginning of a new fiscal year – so residents can apply again for a child bursary if you are registering your children in spring or summer programs or activities, and rebates are still available for High efficiency washers, low flow toilets and showerheads. https://miltonvalepark.com/for-residents/rebates-forms/

There is some space at the Community Park for gardening plots. Please contact the Council office if you would like a plot this summer. DEADLINE to apply Wednesday May 11, so we can designate plots! admin@miltonvalepark.com.

The Biciborne (Bicycle Repair Station) is located adjacent to the Confederation Trail off the North York River Road, near the parking lot – and has lots of tools and a pump if you need to get your bicycle ready for the season!
The Council and the Milton Hall intend to hire summer students. Please contact either by email if you are interested in summer employment. admin@miltonvalepark.com or miltoncommunityhall@gmail.com.

The PEI Seniors Secretariat has funding available for seniors programming/activities supports. The deadline for applications is May 11. Council would be interested in hearing of any suggestions that residents may have:
• Projects which promote positive images of aging
• Projects which reduce the social isolation of seniors
• Home First/Age in Place Projects
• Financial security and safety
• Projects that support Age-friendly initiatives
The hall is planning to apply for a car maintenance session, computer classes, several seniors dance events (dateless prom, Christmas dance, Halloween sockhop) and three lunch and learns, including genealogy, memoirs and e-books.

Covid rapid tests are also available at the Milton Community Hall. There are a limited number that can be taken home, (we hope to have more available for distribution soon), but tests can be done onsite. These are available through a Red Cross Stop the Spread program.

Jubilee Teas -The Milton Community Hall received funding from Heritage Canada and is planning to hold three Platinum Jubilee Teas on Monday, July 25, Sunday, August & and Saturday, September 17.  We are still working on details – but if you are a royal fan, and would like to be involved with a display, photos or information you may have acquired to help us celebrate the Queen’s 70 years on the throne, please contact miltoncommunityhall@gmail.com.

Council is planning for a return to the annual noon time Canada Day BBQ, cake and games at the Community Park. Watch for details.

IWMC - Reminder that the week of May 9 is “big” waste collection week for IWMC. Items should be placed at the end of your driveway by Monday at 7 a.m. as collection does not necessarily occur on your regular garbage day. The week of May 16th yard waste will be collected.

Happy Mothers’ Day to all the folks who are mothers, have mothers, act like mothers, are mothers to four-legged critters, or are missing your moms. May everyone enjoy good memories and special times tomorrow.

Happenings and Reminders - April 30, 2022

Disaster Preparedness Presentation -Today!  Saturday April 30th, 3:00 p.m.
Milton Community Hall
Learn about how the Emergency Animal Response Team can help during emergencies and disasters. Talk to some of our specially trained volunteers and check out our response vehicle and equipment. We often don't think about emergencies until they happen. Come learn about Emergency Animal Response Team, and how you can better prepare yourself for the unknowns, as emergencies can impact you, your family, your animals, and your community. If this is a topic that interests you and you want to get involved, become a volunteer with EART!
Please RSVP to emergencyanimalresponseteam@gmail.com

Exercise Class – focuses on balance and flexibility – Mondays and Fridays through May at 9 a.m. $5


Coffee – Drop by the hall for coffee/tea/snacks and conversation on Mondays and Fridays at 10 a.m.


Yoga with Leone – Tuesdays ($5 -sponsored by Miltonvale Park) and Thursdays ($10 or 4/$32) 9 a.m. Building Blocks of Yoga and 10:30 Chair Up Yoga


TOPS meets at the Milton Community Hall on Tuesdays at 6:15. For more information contact Joyce at 902-368-2055.


Thursday, May 5 at 1 p.m. - Home Economist Margaret Prouse continues the Year of Canada - Foods Across Canada food presentations with a look at ONTARIO - a fruit producing province at 1 p.m. on Thursday, May 5 at the Milton Community Hall. Come see how to make Norwegian Apple Pie, Nectarine and Blueberry Cobbler and Cherry Clafoutis.
Space is limited. Please pre-register at 902-368-3090 or email admin@miltonvalepark.com by noon Tuesday, May 3. Masks are required. Free for Miltonvale Park 55+. By donation for others. Funded in part by the Government of Canada's New Horizons for Seniors Program.


Monday, May 9 is the annual blanket tying activity to mark Family Violence Prevention week. Come make blankets to donate to victims of family violence, beginning after exercise class – about 10:15. Please pre-register at admin@miltonvalepark.com or 902-368-3090.


Dr. Michael van den Heuvel from UPEI is tentatively scheduled for a presentation on Coles Creek, and the effects on water levels and fish habitat that he has been studying over the past few years (since the Charlottetown wellfield was established) at a meeting via Zoom and at the Milton Community Hall on 6:30 Wednesday evening, May 11. RSVP to attend at the hall or to get a Zoom link.


The Milton Community Hall is holding their annual Lobster Takeout Meal with a 1 lb. lobster (cracked in shell), salads, roll and dessert on Saturday, May 14, 2022.
Pick-up is 2:30-4 pm at the hall or local delivery can be arranged.
Tickets are $25 and must be purchased in advance.
E-transfers and ticket orders are accepted at miltoncommunityhall@gmail.com, or by telephone to 902-566-3154 or drop in to the Hall to purchase your ticket with cash, personal cheque or e-transfer.


Saturday May 14 is also the annual WI Roadside Clean Up. There are some bags currently available from the hall when it is open, but we hope to deliver some bags to the blue Miltonvale Park welcome signs in the next week.

Mirko Terrazas, the new Development Officer has office hours at the Milton Community Hall from 10-2 on Wednesdays. He can be reached at develop@miltonvalepark.com or through the Council phone number 902-368-3090. For more information on planning – visit https://miltonvalepark.com/category/planning/

The deadline to order a rain barrel for the Cornwall and Area Watershed Group fundraiser is Victoria Day.  Order and pay online at RainBarrel.ca/CAWGPEI before May 23, 2022. Miltonvale Park residents can also order at the Council Office at the Milton Community Hall (or online) AND are eligible for a $25 rebate on a rain barrel from the municipality (One per property/household). https://miltonvalepark.com/rain-barrel-rebate/ Pick up is scheduled for the Terry Fox Sports Complex, in Cornwall PEI on Sunday June 5 from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. BUT pick up at the Milton Hall may be possible.

Today is the hall’s 50-50 biweekly draw. You can buy tickets tonight -or send an e-transfer to miltoncommunityhall@gmail.com. $3 each or 2/$5. Congratulations to Jane Aten, who won the April 15 draw.

The PEI Mutual Festival of Small Halls returns to the Milton Community Hall on Saturday evening, June 18 with its show – A Milton Mixer. Tickets are $30. It’s Juno award-winners on stage in Milton with the commanding vocals of Dene singer/songwriter Leela Gilday, joined by brother Jay Gilday, together as ‘Sechile Sedare’, along with the toe-tapping trad of string quartet The Fretless. Whimsical Kent-born folk singer/songwriter Lucy Farrell joins as special guest. Get more information and buy your tickets here. https://smallhalls.com/schedule/shows/a-milton-mixer/

It is a new fiscal year – so residents can apply again for a child bursary if you are registering your children in spring or summer programs or activities, and rebates are still available for High efficiency washers, low flow toilets and showerheads. https://miltonvalepark.com/for-residents/rebates-forms/

There is some space at the Community Park for gardening plots. Please contact the Council office if you would like a plot this summer.

The Biciborne (Bicycle Repair Station) has been uncovered after the winter. It is located adjacent to the Confederation Trail off the North York River Road, near the parking lot – and has lots of tools and a pump if you need to get your bicycle ready for the season!

The Council and the Milton Hall intend to hire summer students. Please contact either by email if you are interested in summer employment. admin@miltonvalepark.com or miltoncommunityhall@gmail.com.

The PEI Seniors Secretariat has funding available for seniors programming/activities supports. The deadline for applications is May 11. Council and the hall would be interested in hearing of any suggestions that residents may have:
• Projects which promote positive images of aging
• Projects which reduce the social isolation of seniors
• Home First/Age in Place Projects
• Financial security and safety
• Projects that support Age-friendly initiatives

Covid rapid tests are also available at the Milton Community Hall. There are a limited number that can be taken home, (we hope to have more available for distribution soon), but tests can be done onsite. These are available through a Red Cross Stop the Spread program.

Happenings - April 14, 2022

The Milton Community Hall is hosting a presentation TONIGHT with John Horne from ALL EV about “Which EV is Right for Me?” Learn about Electric Vehicles at the Milton Community Hall on Thursday, April 14 from 6:30-8:30 p.m. Pre-register at miltoncommunityhall@gmail.com or 902-566-3154. FREE but space is limited. Did you know the Hall has 2 Level 2 EV Charging Stations in the lower parking lot?

 

Tomorrow is the hall's 50-50 biweekly draw. You can buy tickets tonight -or send an e-transfer to miltoncommunityhall@gmail.com. $3 each or 2/$5.

 

A Seniors Sock Hop will be held on Easter Monday, April 18 from 2-4 p.m. at the Milton Community Hall. Admission is by donation, but space is limited. Masks required. Pre-register at admin@miltonvalepark.com or 902-368-3090. Come and enjoy the music of the 50s & 60s. Learn the Stroll and Hand Jive.

 

Wednesday April 20 will be the next Municipal Council Meeting at 7:30 p.m. Please RSVP if you would like to attend.

 

Year of Canada - Foods Across Canada – Join Home Economist Margaret Prouse for a series of food presentations, beginning with MANITOBA (perogies) on Thursday, April 21 at 1 p.m. at the Milton Community Hall. Space is limited. Please pre-register at 902-368-3090 or admin@miltonvalepark.com by noon Tuesday, April 19. Masks required. Admission by donation. Preference for seats will be to Miltonvale Park residents.  The next food presentation will be on Thursday, May 5 at 1 p.m. and will feature fruit, representing the province of ONTARIO. Other activities we hope to organize for May include a Drive Alive 55 class (because Ontario has the 401), bingo (Sudbury Saturday Night!) and presentations on caring for trees and frauds and scams (Toronto is an important financial city in Canada).

 

Dr. Michael van den Heuvel from UPEI will be doing a presentation on Coles Creek, and the effects on water levels and fish habitat that he has been studying over the past few years (since the Charlottetown wellfield was established) at a meeting via Zoom and at the Milton Community Hall on 6:30 Wednesday evening, May 11. RSVP to attend at the hall or to get a Zoom link.

 

The Milton Community Hall will be holding its annual Takeout Lobster Dinner on Saturday afternoon, May 14. Tickets are $25 and must be prepaid. The hall takes e-transfers to miltoncommunityhall@gmail.com.

 

The PEI Mutual Festival of Small Halls returns to the Milton Community Hall on Saturday evening, June 18 with its show - A Milton Mixer. Tickets are $30. It’s Juno award-winners on stage in Milton with the commanding vocals of Dene singer/songwriter Leela Gilday, joined by brother Jay Gilday, together as ‘Sechile Sedare’, along with the toe-tapping trad of string quartet The Fretless. Whimsical Kent-born folk singer/songwriter Lucy Farrell joins as special guest. Get more information and buy your tickets here

 

Seniors fitness classes ($5) are held Mondays and Fridays at 9 a.m. (None on Good Friday or Easter Monday) followed by Coffee (not Good Friday -but there will be Coffee Easter Monday) at 10 a.m.

 

There has been a change to the yoga schedule and pricing. On Tuesdays the municipality is hosting $5 yoga – on the mat at 9 a.m. and from the chair at 10:30.a.m. On Thursdays Light Living with Leone will be hosting mat yoga at 9 am. and chair yoga at 10:30. upstairs. Drop-in fees are $10 or $32 for 4 classes.

 

Development Officer, Mirko Terrazas, will be in the office on Wednesdays  from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. He can be reached through the office phone number -902-368-3090 or develop@miltonvalepark.com. The newly approved Official Plan and Development Bylaws are available online .

 

Miltonvale Park has a new rebate for spring 2022. The Cornwall and Area Watershed Group Inc is selling rain barrels, accessories and rolling composters. Order and pay online at RainBarrel.ca/CAWGPEI before May 23, 2022. Miltonvale Park residents can also order at the Council Office at the Milton Community Hall (or online) AND are eligible for a $25 rebate on a rain barrel from the municipality (One per property/household). https://miltonvalepark.com/rain-barrel-rebate/ Pick up is scheduled for the Terry Fox Sports Complex, in Cornwall PEI on Sunday June 5 from 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. BUT pick up at the Milton Hall may be possible.

 

It is a new fiscal year – so residents can apply again for a child bursary if you are registering your children in spring or summer programs or activities, and rebates are still available for High efficiency washers, low flow toilets and showerheads. 

 

There is some space at the Community Park for gardening plots. Please contact the Council office if you would like a plot this summer. The ground at the park is still quite wet, if you are there- please do not drive on the grass.

 

The Biciborne (Bicycle Repair Station) has been uncovered after the winter. It is located adjacent to the Confederation Trail off the North York River Road, near the parking lot - and has lots of tools and a pump if you need to get your bicycle ready for the season!

 

The Council and the Milton Hall intend to hire summer students. Please contact either by email if you are interested in summer employment. admin@miltonvalepark.com or miltoncommunityhall@gmail.com.

 

The PEI Seniors Secretariat has funding available for Seniors programming/activities supports. The deadline for applications is May 11. Council and the hall would be interested in hearing of any suggestions that residents may have:

Projects which promote positive images of aging
Projects which reduce the social isolation of seniors
Home First/Age in Place Projects
Financial security and safety
Projects that support Age-friendly initiatives

The Council Office will be closed for Good Friday and Easter Monday.

Have a lovely Easter Weekend!

Happenings - April 2022

Miltonvale Park has a new rebate for spring 2022. The Cornwall and Area Watershed Group Inc is selling rain barrels, accessories and rolling composters. Order and pay online at RainBarrel.ca/CAWGPEI before May 23, 2022.

Miltonvale Park residents can also order at the Council Office at the Milton Community Hall (or online) AND are eligible for a $25 rebate on a rain barrel from the municipality (One per property/household). https://miltonvalepark.com/rain-barrel-rebate/ Pick up is scheduled for the Terry Fox Sports Complex, in Cornwall PEI on Sunday June 5 from 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. BUT pick up at the Milton Hall may be possible. 

There is still space at the Pysanky (Ukrainian Easter Egg) Decorating Workshop, Saturday, April 9 from 2:30 (for 2-2.5 hours) at the Milton Community Hall with instructor Linda Weeks Cost -$5 for Miltonvale Park residents (Non-residents $10 - if space permits). Limited spaces available, and preference for registration will go to Miltonvale Park residents, especially those aged 55+.    Register at 902-368-3090 or admin@miltonvalepark.com

The Council Office is closed Monday -Wednesday, April 4-6 while the CAO is out of the province. Sorry for any inconvenience. The new Development Officer, Mirko Terrazas intends to have regular Wednesday office hours from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. beginning on April 13, 2022. He can be reached through the office phone number -902-368-390 or develop@miltonvalepark.com

The Milton Community Hall is hosting a presentation with John Horne from ALL EV about “Which EV is Right for Me?” Learn about Electric Vehicles at the Milton Community Hall on Thursday, April 14 from 6:30-8:30 p.m. Pre-register at miltoncommunityhall@gmail.com or 902-566-3154. FREE but space is limited. Did you know the Hall has 2 Level 2 EV Charging Stations in the lower parking lot?

A Seniors Sock Hop will be held on Monday, April 18 from 2-4 p.m.  at the Milton Community Hall. Admission is by donation, but space is limited. Priority for registration will be for Miltonvale Park residents. Masks required.  Pre-register at admin@miltonvalepark.com or 902-368-3090. Come and enjoy the music of the 50s & 60s. Learn the Stroll and Hand Jive.

Wednesday April 20 will be the next Municipal Council Meeting at 7:30 p.m. Please RSVP if you would like to attend.

Year of Canada - Foods Across Canada – Join Home Economist Margaret Prouse for a series of food presentations, beginning with MANITOBA on Thursday, April 21 at 1 p.m. at the Milton Community Hall. Space is limited. Please pre-register at 902-368-3090 or admin@miltonvalepark.com by noon Tuesday, April 19.  Masks required. Admission by donation. Preference for seats will be to Miltonvale Park residents.

Dr. Michael van den Heuvel from UPEI will be doing a presentation on Coles Creek, and the effects on water levels and fish habitat that he has been studying over the past few years (since the Charlottetown wellfield was established) at a meeting via Zoom and at the Milton Community Hall on Wednesday evening, May 11. Watch for details closer to then!

The Milton Community Hall will be holding its annual Takeout Lobster Dinner on Saturday afternoon, May 14. Tickets are $25 and must be prepaid. The hall takes e-transfers to miltoncommunityhall@gmail.com. 

The PEI Mutual Festival of Small Halls returns to the Milton Community Hall on Saturday evening, June 18 with its show - A Milton Mixer. Tickets are $30. It’s Juno award-winners on stage in Milton with the commanding vocals of Dene singer/songwriter Leela Gilday, joined by brother Jay Gilday, together as ‘Sechile Sedare’, along with the toe-tapping trad of string quartet The Fretless. Whimsical Kent-born folk singer/songwriter Lucy Farrell joins as special guest. Get more information and buy your tickets here.

Seniors fitness classes ($5) are held Mondays and Fridays at 9 a.m. followed by Coffee at 10 a.m. Mat yoga ($5) takes place at the Milton Hall on Tuesdays at 9 a.m. Chair yoga ($5) is held on Tuesdays at 10:30 and Thursday at 9 a.m.

Happenings -Feb 25, 2022

February 25, 2022
As of Monday, Vax Passes will no longer be required for events at the Milton Community Hall.  Masks are still required for all activities at the hall. 

Michele’s Chair and Balance Fitness Classes take place on Mondays and Fridays at 9 a.m. Cost is $5 -and they are available online or in-person at the Milton Hall. If you are interested in attending contact the Council Office (902-368-3090 or admin@miltonvalepark.com). For an online link email magallant58@gmail.com.

Coffee Club takes place-Mondays and Fridays at 10 a.m. at the Milton Hall. Admission by donation of coin or treats.

Mindful Movement on the Mat – Tuesdays at 9:00 with Leone and Mindful Movement on the Chair – Tuesdays at 10:30 a.m. and Thursday at 9 a.m. Some classes may be moving upstairs. Class can also be taken via Zoom.

Hot Water Bottle Cover Class- Monday, February 28 at 1:30 p.m. at the Milton Community Hall, 2nd floor. Learn to make a hot water bottle cover and feel the warmth all year long. Materials provided (not the hot water bottle). Register at admin@miltonvalepark.com or 902-368-3090. Space is limited. Vax pass required. Funded in part by the Government of Canada through the New Horizons for Seniors Program.


The Rural Municipality of Miltonvale Park is hosting its annual Budget Meeting on TUESDAY, March 1 at 7:30 p.m. at the Milton Community Hall to present a draft budget to residents and landowners. Council will vote on the budget at their regular meeting on Wednesday, March 16 at 7:30, and there will be two weeks after the meeting and after the information is posted to send along comments or questions.  RSVP by noon on Tuesday to admin@miltonvalepark.com or 902-368-3090 to get online or virtual access to the budget meeting.

Wednesday, March 2 – 12 noon. Come listen to some local storytellers (Ken Williams, Tony Reddin and Marcia Trerice) involved in a storytelling project with the Young at Heart Musical Theatre Group. Lunch provided -but depending on the registration numbers, it may be a takeout lunch. RSVP to miltoncommunityhall@gmail.com or 902-566-3154 by 4 p.m. Monday, Feb 28. Space is limited and priority will be for Miltonvale Park residents. Financially supported by the PEI Seniors Secretariat. I am also looking for a couple of people to volunteer to help out that day.


Miltonvale Park Residents & Friends Talent Show – We are looking for talented local seniors and others to have a community talent show on Sunday, March 20 at 2 p.m. at the Milton Community Hall. Save the date and register your talent. We hope to showcasing the talent of local seniors for local seniors – but the show is open to all ages. We are looking for music, singing, skits, dance, and displays of arts and crafts and the show can be a mix of live and virtual performances. Contact admin@miltonvalepark.com or 902-368-3090 for more information or sign up to participate at https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/PBCPLH2  Funded in part by the PEI Seniors’ Secretariat

The North Milton WI is collecting period products for Food Banks at the Milton Hall until Monday for the WI Taking Care of Women's Business! Period. 28 Day Campaign. FYI Murphy's Pharmacy will be collecting and matching with their Atoma brand donations that are made at their stores, as well.  


The hall also has Covid rapid tests available. The tests from the Red Cross “Stop the Spread” are optional, but if used, they must be taken at the hall (as results must be reported to Red Cross) and are only for adults without symptoms. There are a limited number of rapid tests from another source available to be used off-site.

The municipal year end is March 31 – so please submit any child bursary applications for the $75 rebate before then if your child is eligible. More info here  - https://miltonvalepark.com/for-residents/rebates-forms/