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Miltonvale Park & Milton Community Hall – Events & Link to Tender! – August 22, 2023

This Week at the Park -Aug 23-25– Miltonvale Community Park – It’s Christmas at the Park at 413 Sleepy Hollow Road until Wednesday, Aug. 23. Wednesday is a $5 value gift exchange. I think Thurs. and Friday are celebrating the end of summer – but they may be water days… check the Facebook page for details.

School-aged children are welcome to drop in for activities from 9-4 Monday-Friday, EXCEPT – the staff have lunch from 12-12:30 and are not available to supervise children over their lunch break. Parents/caregivers should complete the registration form for their children before dropping them off.  Pre-school children require a parent/caregiver to be present. Contact the park at 902-368-7587or miltonvalepark.staff@gmail.com The park is on Facebook: Miltonvale Community Park  The equipment available at the park can be used by anyone when you are there while the staff are available – (croquet, games, disk golf…).

 Coffee –Visit neighbors each Monday and Friday from 10 -11a.m. at the Milton Hall. Coffee, tea, and snacks are available by donation of coin or treats.

Yoga with Leone – Tuesdays 8:30 a.m. Building Blocks of Yoga (mat) & 10:00 a.m. Chair Yoga. $6 Miltonvale Park residents and $7 for others.

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

Card Parties – The hall hosts card parties (Auction) on Thursday evenings at 7:30 p.m. Admission   $4.

August 31 is the deadline to buy tickets for the next 50-50 twice-monthly draw. You can buy tickets at the hall-or send an e-transfer to miltoncommunityhall@gmail.com. $3 each or 2/$5. The winner of the August 15 draw was Sally Balderston who won $97.50.

Wednesday, August 23 at 1 p.m. is the next PEI Through the Years Food presentation with home economist Margaret Prouse looking at food from Ireland. RSVPS were due Aug. 21.

The Thursday, August 24 Seniors Bus tour, to Western PEI is full. The group will visit the Quilts of Covid exhibit at Eptek Center, Green Park and Yeo House, Lennox Island Cultural Center, the Bideford Parsonage Museum, with lunch at Backwoods Burger.

Friday, August 25 and September 1 at 7 p.m. -Learn steps to an International Waltz with Jack and Susan Lessard for the Ballroom Barn. RSVP to MiltonMVPs@gmail.com. Free for Miltonvale Park residents. By donations for others.

The first session of “The Resourceful Homeowner” series, “Introduction to Owning a Home,“ will take place with realtor Natasha Mckenna in the Mighty Monday session on Monday, Aug. 28, 7-8:30 p.m. at the Milton Community Hall. RSVP to MiltonMVPs@gmail.com. Milton Hall MVPs. Free for Miltonvale Park residents. By donations for others.

Tuesday, August 29 (2 p.m. local time) is the deadline to submit a tender for the renovations to the Milton Community Hall (addition and elevator). https://miltonvalepark.com/rfq-milton-hall-renovations/

Wednesday, August 30 at 1 p.m. – Cooking on a Budget. Join Home Economist Margaret Prouse for a presentation/demonstration. Funded by the PEI Senior Secretariat as part of the Miltonvale Park Senior Matters project. RSVP to admin@miltonvalepark.com or 902-368-3090. Free for Miltonvale Park residents 55+. By donations for others.

Gardening with Marie Mckenna “Fall Planting”, Wed, Aug 30 5-6:30 p.m. at the hall. RSVP to MiltonMVPs@gmail.com Milton MVPS. Free for Miltonvale Park residents. By donations for others

NEW - Learn about Cricket at the Miltonvale Community Park (413 Sleepy Hollow Road) on Saturday, September 2 at 6 p.m. Come check it out!  FREE. RSVP to MiltonvaleParkEngage@gmail.com.

NEW – Drum Circle -Join Elder Thirley Levi and the members of their Tuesday Drum Circle at the Milton Community Hall to learn more about Mi'kmaq culture on Tuesday, September 5 at 6:30 p.m. Please R.S.V.P by 10 a.m. on Sept. 5 to 902-566-3154 or Miltoncommunityhall@gmail.com. Space is limited. Free. Funding for this event has been provided by the Province of PEI, through an Anti-Racism Microgrant.

NEW – Weekly Wednesday Zumba Classes from 5:30-6:30 p.m. on September 6, 13, 20 & 27. Space is limited and Miltonvale Park residents have priority. The cost for residents is $5 for the four classes or $2 drop-in. The cost for those who live outside Miltonvale Park is $15/four classes or $5 drop-in. PRE-REGSTER ASAP with Peggy at MiltonMVPs@gmail.com.

Lunch and Learn with Dutch Thompson, Thursday, September 7 at 12 noon. Pre-register by Tuesday, September 5 to 902-368-3090 or admin@miltonvalepark.com. Dutch will share stories about his family’s immigration from Scotland in the 19th century.  Free for Miltonvale Park residents 55+. By donations for others. PEI -Through the Years

NEW - Line Dancing begins again on Monday, September 11 from 1:30-2:30 It is expected that classes will fill quickly. If there are Miltonvale Park Residents who would could be considered Beginner Level 3 (or intermediate?) who want to be part of the class, please contact the Council office at 902-368-3090 or admin@miltonvalepark.com by Friday, August 25. The class is expected to be filled from class members from last year, when registration is opened to them. We do hope to have some sporadic beginner classes at some point!  Cost $5/class.

NEW - Friday, September 15, at 1 p.m. Foods of PEI with Home Economist Margaret Prouse. Food demonstration and tasting. Free for Miltonvale Park residents 55+. By donations for others PEI-Through the Years.

NEW – Seniors Fitness Classes with Michele Gallant -begin on Monday, September 18 at 9 a.m. and take place on Mondays and Fridays. They focus on balance and flexibility and are lots of fun! Cost $6. If you are interested, please email admin@miltonvalepark.com.

NEW – Lunch and LearnThursday, September 21 at 12 noon. Immigrating from China – Join Peggy Chen as she shares her story about coming to PEI. RSVP to admin@miltonvalepark.com or 902-368-3090. Free for Miltonvale Park residents 55+. By donations for others. PEI Through the Years.

NEW – Tuesday, September 26 at 1 p.m. – Air Fryer Cooking with home economist Margaret Prouse– Milton Hall Seasonal Seniors. Free for Miltonvale Park residents 55+. By donations for others. RSVP to miltoncommunityhall@gmail.com or 902-566-3154.

PLEASE NOTE: For Miltonvale Park residents, if money or transportation is a barrier to any of the Milton Community Hall MVP (Most Valuable People) events, please let us know and we will do what we can to ensure that everyone can participate. Email MiltonMVPs@gmail.com.

Do you have children??  The Milton Hall MVPs project is looking for information to use to plan more children and youth programming. Please share your thoughts in this surveyhttps://www.surveymonkey.com/r/CNY95FD

 Mark your calendar – Reserve November 2-4 for the Community Play – Details coming soon!

 We are LOOKING for IDEAS! The New Horizons for Seniors funding application for activities for 2024-25 is now open. We are thinking about a theme around movies… What are your favourite movies and some suggested activities?

Eg. Breakfast at Tiffany’s – a seniors brunch, cooking breakfast foods, budgeting….

On Golden Pond – a cruise on the electric boat tour in Charlottetown, how to cook fish!

Driving Miss Daisy – Road trip, 55 Drive Alive class

Julia – Cooking class

  • If you have suggestions for activities that could be included in a project that would do any of the following, please let me know at admin@miltonvalepark.com.
  • Promote volunteerism among seniors and other generations
  • Engage seniors in the community through the mentoring of others
  • Expand awareness of elder abuse, including financial abuse
  • Support the social participation and inclusion of seniors
  • Provide capital assistance for new and existing community projects and programs for seniors

 EMERGENCY MEASURES –

Residents are expected to be responsible for their individual households for the first 72 hours of an emergency.

Please visit the Government of Canada’s Get Prepared website to learn more about being prepared for any type of emergency.

Information is also available on potential weather events and preparation on PEI.  The Province also has a Storm Response webpage.

The Milton Community Hall is a warming center for residents of Miltonvale Park, and has a generator, so will be made available during an emergency to allow residents to access heat, water, washroom facilities, electricity to charge devices, and if necessary, food.  There are outdoor faucets approximately mid-way on the long sides of the building which can be used 24/7.

Information during an emergency will be shared through social media (primarily Facebook or Twitter), and emails to the residents and neighbours who have subscribed for updates and events from the municipality. When time permits, the municipal and hall websites will be updated.

Contact the Milton Hall (902-566-3154) or Council Office (902-368-3090) by phone or email if necessary (miltoncommunityhall@gmail.com or admin@miltonvalepark.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.

 Activities in the PEI-Through the Years project are funded through the Government of Canada’s New Horizons for Seniors Program.

Activities in the Miltonvale Park Seniors Matters and the Milton Hall Seasonal Seniors project are funded through the PEI Seniors’ Secretariat.

Miltonvale Park News and Events – August 12, 2023

Events take place at the Milton Community Hall unless otherwise noted.

Monday-Friday -Aug 14-18– Miltonvale Community Park – It’s Baking Week at the Park at 413 Sleepy Hollow Road. Baking starts at 1:30. This is a school-aged drop-in program and the group will do one shared recipe together, some baking trivia and coloring pages. This is not a baking class and there will not be enough materials and ingredients for each child to have their own recipe. They will all work together to make one recipe and learn about baking.

Monday- Brownies

Tuesday -Rice Krispie Squares

Wednesday Chocolate Chip Zucchini loaf (with zucchini from the park garden!)

Thursday -Vanilla cupcakes

Friday -Icing cupcakes

Please sign-up your school-aged children.

School-aged children are welcome to drop in for activities from 9-4 Monday-Friday, EXCEPT – the staff have lunch from 12-12:30 and are not available to supervise children over their lunch break. Parents/caregivers should complete the registration form for their children before dropping them off. Pre-school children require a parent/caregiver to be present. Contact the park at 902-368-7587or miltonvalepark.staff@gmail.com The park is on Facebook: Miltonvale Community Park The equipment available at the park can be used by anyone when you are there while the staff are available – (croquet, games, disk golf…).

Coffee -Visit neighbors each Monday and Friday from 10 -11a.m. at the Milton Hall. Coffee, tea, and snacks are available by donation of coin or treats.

Yoga with Leone – Tuesdays 8:30 a.m. Building Blocks of Yoga (mat) & 10:00 a.m. Chair Yoga. $6 Miltonvale Park residents and $7 for others.

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

Card Parties - The hall hosts summer card parties (Auction) on Thursday evenings at 7:30 p.m. Admission $4.

TODAY! Electric Vehicle Presentation – Do you want to learn more about Electric Vehicles including where to charge an EV; how far a charge will take the car; the overall cost of ownership, or whether going electric is correct for you? Safe Driver PEI will be at the Milton Community Hall for an EV presentation and test-driving tour on Saturday, August 12 from 1:30-3:30 p.m. There are limited 30-minute test-driving spots. Bring your Driver’s License. Email MiltonMVPs@gmail.com to book your space. Milton Hall MVPs.

Monday – August 14 at 6:30 p.m. – Family Bingo night. Admission is something valued at $5 per family (or small group!) that is suitable for a bingo prize. Bring your family, friends or neighbours! RSVP to MiltonMVPs@gmail.com. Milton Hall MVPs.

August 15 is the deadline to buy tickets for the next 50-50 twice-monthly draw. You can buy tickets at the hall-or send an e-transfer to miltoncommunityhall@gmail.com. $3 each or 2/$5.

Milton MVPs Project -The all-ages dance party is Friday August 18, from 7-9 p.m. with DJ Margot Postma. Dust off your plaid shirts and cowboy boots for a COUNTRY dance! Sign up or get more information from MiltonMVPs@gmail.com or 902-566-3154 Milton Hall MVPs.

Monday, August 21 at 7 p.m. Come try Zumba. Adult fitness class. MiltonMVPs@gmail.com. RSVP ASAP -spaces are getting very limited! Milton Hall MVPs. We are planning early evening Wednesday classes in Sept and October beginning at 5:30 Wednesday, September 5th.

St. John's Anglican Church's annual Blueberry Social to be held at the Milton Community Hall (corner of Rte. 7 and 224), on Tuesday, August 22nd from 5:00 - 6:30 PM. Admission is $12.00 for adults and $6.00 for children under 12. Bring along family and/or friends and enjoy a delicious buffet of sandwiches and desserts. Take-outs are also available.

Wednesday, August 23 at 1 p.m. is the next PEI Through the Years Food presentation with home economist Margaret Prouse looking at food from Ireland. Please RSVP to admin@miltonvalepark.com by Aug. 21.

Reserve Thursday, August 24 for Miltonvale Park’s next Seniors Bus tour, to Western PEI. The group will visit the Quilts of Covid exhibit at Eptek Center, Green Park and Yeo House, Lennox Island Cultural Center, the Bideford Parsonage Museum, with lunch at Backwoods Burger. The cost is $20 for Miltonvale Park residents aged 55+ and $30 for others. Space is limited and priority will be given to residents who register before WEDNESDAY, August 17. PEI -Through the Years

NEW - The first session of "The Resourceful Homeowner" series, "Introduction to Owning a Home", will take place with realtor Natasha Mckenna in the Mighty Monday session on Monday, Aug 28, 7-8:30 p.m. at the Milton Community Hall. Milton Hall MVPs.

NEW -Wednesday, August 30 at 1 p.m. – Cooking on a Budget. Join Home Economist Margaret Prouse for a presentation/demonstration. Funded by the PEI Senior Secretariat as part of the Miltonvale Park Senior Matters project. RSVP to admin@miltonvalepark.com or 902-368-3090.

NEW - Gardening with Marie Mckenna "Fall Planting", Wed, Aug 30 5-6:30 p.m. at the hall. MiltonMVPs@gmail.com Milton MVPS.

NEW - Lunch and Learn with Dutch Thompson, Thursday, September 7at 12 noon. Pre-register by Tuesday, September 5 to 902-368-3090 or admin@miltonvalepark.com . Dutch will share stories about his family’s immigration from Scotland in the 19th century. PEI -Through the Years

PLEASE NOTE: For Miltonvale Park residents, if money or transportation is a barrier to any of the Milton Community Hall MVP (Most Valuable People) events, please let us know and we will do what we can to ensure that everyone can participate. Email MiltonMVPs@gmail.com.

Do you have children?? The Milton Hall MVPs project is looking for information to use to plan more children and youth programming. Please share your thoughts in this survey.

Mark your calendar – Reserve November 2-4 for the Community Play – Details coming soon!

Upcoming Events: There are still lots of events being planned – watch for dates as they get organized!

We are LOOKING for IDEAS! The New Horizons for Seniors funding application for activities for 2024-25 is now open. If you have suggestions for activities that could be included in a project that would do any of the following, please let me know at admin@miltonvalepark.com.

Promote volunteerism among seniors and other generations

Engage seniors in the community through the mentoring of others

Expand awareness of elder abuse, including financial abuse

Support the social participation and inclusion of seniors

Provide capital assistance for new and existing community projects and programs for seniors

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.

Activities in the PEI-Through the Years project are funded through the Government of Canada’s New Horizons for Seniors Program.

Happenings - August 7, 2023

Miltonvale Park News and Events – August 7, 2023 

Events take place at the Milton Community Hall unless otherwise noted.

TONIGHT (Monday at 7 p.m.)  - When a roll of paper towels meets leftover blush, romantic roses that will never fade are created!" Experience this fun magic of making flowers on Milton Mighty Monday, August 7 at 7 p.m. at the Milton Community Hall. Free for Miltonvale Park residents, by donation for others.

Register here- https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/Q72L6FD 

Monday-Friday -July 31-Aug 4Miltonvale Community Park – It’s Dance Week at the Park at 413 Sleepy Hollow Road. Special activities from 1-4 - Monday -Balloon dance, Tuesday -Balancing Book dance, Wednesday -Cotton Eyed Joe Line Dance, Thursday and Friday -Just Dance. School-aged children are welcome to drop in for activities from 9-4 Monday-Friday, EXCEPT – the staff have lunch from 12-12:30 and are not available to supervise children over their lunch break. Parents/caregivers should complete the registration form for their children before dropping them off.  Pre-school children require a parent/caregiver to be present. Contact the park at 902-368-7587or miltonvalepark.staff@gmail.com The park is on Facebook: Miltonvale Community Park  The equipment available at the park can be used by anyone when you are there while the staff are available – (croquet, games, disk golf…).

Coffee -Visit neighbors each Monday and Friday from 10 -11a.m. at the Milton Hall. Coffee, tea, and snacks are available by donation of coin or treats.

Yoga with LeoneTuesdays 8:30 a.m. Building Blocks of Yoga & 10:00 a.m. Chair Yoga. $6 Miltonvale Park residents and $7 for others.

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

LAST DAY - August 9 - PEI pickleball IPE's is hosting FREE Pickleball classes for youth on Mondays and Wednesday at 9-10:30 am for 7-13 year olds at the Miltonvale Community Park at 413 Sleepy Hollow Road. Bring sunscreen, a hat and water. Equipment is provided. For more information contact Doris Dunphy at 902-892-3214 or peipickleballipe@gmail.com.

Card Parties - The hall hosts summer card parties (Auction) on Thursday evenings at 7:30 p.m.   $4.  

A Summer Senior Tea will take place on Thursday, August 10 at the Milton Community Hall at 3 p.m. Free for Miltonvale Park residents, 55+ and by donation for others. Please RSVP to miltoncommunityhall@gmail.com or 902-566-3154 by Monday, August 7. Funded by the PEI Seniors’ Secretariat.

Electric Vehicle Presentation – Do you want to learn more about Electric Vehicles including where to charge an EV; how far a charge will take the car; the overall cost of ownership, or whether going electric is correct for you?   Safe Driver PEI will be at the Milton Community Hall for an EV presentation and test-driving tour on Saturday, August 12 from 1:30-3:30 p.m. There are limited 30-minute test-driving spots. Email MiltonMVPs@gmail.com to book your space. Funded by the PEI Alliance for Mental Well-Being. https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/8333NZ7

MondayAugust 14 at 6:30 p.m. – Family Bingo night. Admission is something valued at $5 per family (or small group!)  that is suitable for a bingo prize. Bring your family, friends or neighbours! RSVP to MiltonMVPs@gmail.com.

August 15 is the deadline to buy tickets for the next 50-50 twice-monthly draw. You can buy tickets at the hall-or send an e-transfer to miltoncommunityhall@gmail.com. $3 each or 2/$5.

Milton MVPs Project -The all-ages dance party is Friday August 18, from 7-9 p.m. with DJ Margot Postma. Dust off your plaid shirts and cowboy boots for a COUNTRY dance! Sign up or get more information from MiltonMVPs@gmail.com or 902-566-3154. Funded by the PEI Alliance for Mental Well-Being.

Monday, August 21 at 7 p.m. Come try Zumba. Adult fitness class. MiltonMVPs@gmail.com. RSVP ASAP -spaces are getting very limited!

St. John's Anglican Church's annual Blueberry Social to be held at the Milton Community Hall (corner of Rte. 7 and 224), on Tuesday, August 22nd from 5:00 - 6:30 PM. Admission is $12.00 for adults and $6.00 for children under 12. Bring along family and/or friends and enjoy a delicious buffet of sandwiches and desserts. Take-outs are also available.

Wednesday, August 23 at 1 p.m. is the next PEI Through the Years Food presentation with home economist Margaret Prouse. Please RSVP to admin@miltonvalepark.com by Aug. 21.

Reserve Thursday, August 24 for Miltonvale Park’s next Seniors Bus tour, to Western PEI. Tanner is finalizing details but the bus will be stopping at Green Park and Yeo House, Lennox Island Cultural Center and Backwoods Burger for lunch… and perhaps another stop or two…  

NEW - Wednesday, August 30 at 1 p.m. – Cooking on a Budget. Join Home Economist Margaret Prouse for a presentation/demonstration. Funded by the PEI Senior Secretariat. RSVP to admin@miltonvalepark.com.

PLEASE NOTE: 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.

 

Upcoming Events: There are still lots of events being planned – watch for dates as they get organized!

  • We are LOOKING for IDEAS! The New Horizons for Seniors funding application for activities for 2024-25 is now open. If you have suggestions for activities that could be included in a project that would do any of the following, please let me know!
  • Promote volunteerism among seniors and other generations
  • Engage seniors in the community through the mentoring of others
  • Expand awareness of elder abuse, including financial abuse
  • Support the social participation and inclusion of seniors
  • Provide capital assistance for new and existing community projects and programs for seniors

 

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

 

Tender & Two Addendums issued for Milton Hall Renovations

Please visit https://miltonvalepark.com/tender-and-addendums-for-milton-community-hall-additions-and-renovations/ for information regarding the tender for renovations for Milton Community Hall. 

NEW DEADLINE - Tuesday, Aug. 29, 2023 at 2 p.m. local time.

Happenings -August 1

Events take place at the Milton Community Hall unless otherwise noted.

Coffee -Visit neighbors each Monday and Friday from 10 -11a.m. at the Milton Hall. Coffee, tea, and snacks are available by donation of coin or treats.

Yoga with Leone – Tuesdays 8:30 a.m. Building Blocks of Yoga & 10:00 a.m. Chair Yoga. $6 Miltonvale Park residents and $7 for others.

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

There is no ukulele this week - it returns on August 15th.

Monday-Friday -July 31-Aug 4 – Miltonvale Community Park – It’s Sports Week at the Park at 413 Sleepy Hollow Road. Monday -Soccer, Tuesday -Baseball and softball, Wednesday -Disc Golf, Thursday -Croquet, Friday – Netball. School-aged children are welcome to drop in for activities from 9-4 Monday-Friday, EXCEPT – the staff have lunch from 12-12:30 and are not available to supervise children over their lunch break. Parents/caregivers should complete the registration form for their children before dropping them off.  Pre-school children require a parent/caregiver to be present.

The phone number at the park is 902-368-7587, and park staff can be reached by email at miltonvalepark.staff@gmail.com The park now has its own Facebook page. Give them a follow to keep up to date on park news. Miltonvale Community Park A reminder – that most of the equipment available at the park can be used by anyone when you are there while the staff are available – (croquet, games, disk golf…) Welcome to Joshua Shokunbi who is joining Caroline and Ruth at the park this summer!

August 15 is the deadline to buy tickets for the next 50-50 twice-monthly draw. You can buy tickets at the hall-or send an e-transfer to miltoncommunityhall@gmail.com. $3 each or 2/$5.

PEI pickleball IPE's is hosting FREE Pickleball classes for youth on Mondays and Wednesday at 9-10:30 am for 7-13 year olds at the Miltonvale Community Park at 413 Sleepy Hollow Road. Bring sunscreen, a hat and water. Equipment is provided. The free program runs until August 9th. For more information contact Doris Dunphy at 902-892-3214 or peipickleballipe@gmail.com.

Card Parties - The hall hosts summer card parties (Auction) on Thursday evenings at 7:30 p.m.   $4.  

Last chanceThe Milton Community Hall will host dance classes on six Friday evenings, 7-8:30 p.m.  which started on July 21 (but there will not be one Aug. 18). Free for Miltonvale Park residents, and by donation for others. Milton Community Hall’s Most Valuable People Project (MVP) has been funded by the PEI Alliance for Mental Well-Being. RSVP to MiltonMVPs@gmail.com

Milton Mighty Monday- August 7 at 7 p.m. -Watch for details.

Summer Senior Tea will take place on Thursday, August 10 at the Milton Community Hall at 3 p.m. Free for Miltonvale Park residents, 55+ and by donation for others. Please RSVP to miltoncommunityhall@gmail.com or 902-566-3154 by Monday, August 7. Funded by the PEI Seniors’ Secretariat.

Monday – August 14 at 6:30 p.m. – Family Bingo night. Admission is something valued at $5 per family that is suitable for a bingo prize. RSVP to MiltonMVPs@gmail.comFunded by the PEI Seniors’ Secretariat.

Electric Vehicle Presentation – Do you want to learn more about  Electric Vehicles including where to charge an EV; how far a charge will take the car; the overall cost of ownership, or whether going electric is correct for you?   Safe Driver PEI will be at the Milton Community Hall for an EV presentation and test-driving tour on Saturday, August 12 from 1:30-3:30 p.m. There are limited 30-minute test-driving spots. Email MiltonMVPs@gmail.com to book your space. Funded by the PEI Alliance for Mental Well-Being.

Milton MVPs Project -The next all ages dance party is Friday August 18, from 7-9 p.m. with DJ Margot Postma. The theme is undecided – between disco and country. Sign up or get more information from MiltonMVPs@gmail.com or 902-566-3154. Funded by the PEI Alliance for Mental Well-Being.

Monday, August 21 at 7 p.m. Come try Zumba. Adult fitness class. MiltonMVPs@gmail.com. RSVP ASAP -spaces are getting very limited!

St. John's Anglican Church's annual Blueberry Social to be held at the Milton Community Hall (corner of Rte. 7 and 224), on Tuesday, August 22nd from 5:00 - 6:30 PM. Admission is $12.00 for adults and $6.00 for children under 12. Bring along family and/or friends and enjoy a delicious buffet of sandwiches and desserts. Take-outs are also available.

Wednesday, August 23 at 1 p.m. is the next PEI Through the Years Food presentation with home economist Margaret Prouse. Please RSVP to admin@miltonvalepark.com by Aug. 21.

Reserve Thursday, August 24 for Miltonvale Park’s next Seniors Bus tour, to Western PEI. Details to follow.

PLEASE NOTE: 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.

Upcoming Events: There are still lots of events being planned – watch for dates as they get organized!

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

Also -the park's tomato plants (about 20!) are growing taller than their cages, and the staff are on the hunt for stakes to keep them up upright! If you have anything to lend, please contact the park at 902-368-7587 or miltonvalepark.staff@gmail.com.

Have a great week! 

 

Miltonvale Park News and Events - July 24, 2023

Events take place at the Milton Community Hall unless otherwise noted.

Coffee -Visit neighbors each Monday and Friday from 10 -11a.m. at the Milton Hall. Coffee, tea, and snacks are available by donation of coin or treats.

Yoga with Leone – Tuesdays 8:30 a.m. Building Blocks of Yoga & 10:00 a.m. Chair Yoga. $6 Miltonvale Park residents and $7 for others.

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

Monday-Friday -July 24-28 – Miltonvale Community Park – It’s Animal Week at the Park at 413 Sleepy Hollow Road. School-aged children are welcome to drop in for activities from 9-4 Monday-Friday, EXCEPT – the staff have lunch from 12-12:30 and are not available to supervise children over their lunch break. Parents/caregivers should complete the registration form for their children before dropping them off.  Pre-school children require a parent/caregiver to be present.

Monday – Farm animals, Tues-Jungle animals, Wed -Ocean animals, Thurs – Teddy Bear Picnic, Friday -Forest animals The phone number at the park is 902-368-7587, and park staff can be reached by email at miltonvalepark.staff@gmail.com The park now has its own Facebook page. Give them a follow to keep up to date on park news. Miltonvale Community Park

July 31 is the deadline to buy tickets for the next 50-50 twice-monthly draw. You can buy tickets at the hall-or send an e-transfer to miltoncommunityhall@gmail.com. $3 each or 2/$5. Congratulations to Mayor Hal Parker who won $113 in the July 15th draw.

PEI Pickleball IPE's is now hosting FREE Pickleball classes for youth on Mondays and Wednesday at 9-10:30 am for 7-13 year olds at the Miltonvale Community Park at 413 Sleepy Hollow Road. You need to bring sunscreen, a hat and water. Equipment is provided. The free program runs until August 9th. For more information contact Doris Dunphy at 902-892-3214 or peipickleballipe@gmail.com. Pickleball was originally developed as a game for youth before the seniors pickleball craze!

Milton Mighty Mondays – July 24 -. Self-care is not selfish. It's a “Me Time” workshop for this coming Milton Mighty Monday, July 24 at 7 p.m. Give yourself one hour, come to make and share your unique dream board, immerse yourself in what you truly want, believe in yourself, and achieve greater well-being.  Suggested for youth 12+ and adults. RSVP to MiltonMVPs@gmail.com. Bring some magazines that could be cut up when you come if possible.   Funded by the PEI Alliance for Mental Well-Being.

Card Parties - The hall hosts summer card parties (Auction) on Thursday evenings at 7:30 p.m.   $4.  

LAST WEEK!! Dog Training -Thursdays -at the Miltonvale Community Park 7 -8:30 pm. Space is limited. This is a program offered through the Milton Hall’s MVP (Most Valuable People) Program (funded through the PEI Alliance for Mental Well-Being) which is free for Miltonvale Park residents and by donation for others. Dog trainer, pet animal behaviorist and veterinarian, Bahrom Sabooki will explain dogs' mindsets and behaviors, and teach the owners how to respond to these behaviors in an appropriate way. Please notice that to benefit as many families as possible, the dog training class needs to be booked by every Wednesday for each class, with priority given to those who have not attended previously. Five spots are open for friendly fully-vaccinated dogs on leashes with their owners, miltonmvps@gmail.com

SENIORS (age 55+ - but we are not checking ID!)  BUS TOUR!  Wednesday, July 26 -Join Tanner for a bus tour to Roma, the Basin Head Fisheries Museum and Elmira Railway Museum. COST -$15 Miltonvale Park residents and $25 for non-residents. Bus leaves Milton Community Hall at 9 a.m. and returns 4-4:30. Register ASAP at MiltonvaleParkEngage@gmail.com.  The municipality is also planning a bus tour to Western PEI later in the summer (tentatively Thurs Aug 24).

Babysitting Course -for ages 11+ Thursday, July 27 from 9-4. Free for Miltonvale Park residents who participated in the Peanut Butter Ball Making! $10 for others and $35 for non-residents. This is a 7-hour course for children ages 11 years old and up. The babysitter course teaches potential babysitters how to find and prepare for babysitting jobs, help them care for the children and deal with difficult situations including emergencies, prepare safe and fun interactive activities, help them make safe choices and learn basic First Aid. The class will consist of breaks and require the student to bring a nut friendly lunch/snacks, water bottle as well as pencil/paper and a teddy/doll with a diaper. The student must be able to follow simple instructions and be on their best behaviour in order to complete the course and receive the certificate. The student is responsible for going home with their student handbook, wallet certificate, and all personal belongings. Please register at MiltonMVPs@gmail.com. (Milton Community Hall’s MVP Project).

Come learn to Cha cha cha! Did you know Tango, Foxtrot, Quickstep, Cha Cha, Rumba, Samba, Jive, and Paso Doble are International Style Waltzes? Learn to waltz with Susan and Jack Lessard to experience the dynamic beauty of these romantic dances. The Milton Community Hall will host dance classes on six Friday evenings, 7-8:30 p.m.  started on July 21 (but not on Aug. 18). Free for Miltonvale Park residents, and by donation for others. Milton Community Hall’s Most Valuable People Project (MVP) has been funded by the PEI Alliance for Mental Well-Being. Date night!!

NEW - Chocolate Bar Bingo – Saturday, July 29 from 2-4 at the Milton Community Hall. Beat the heat and come try to win some chocolate bars. Admission is one regular bar in exchange for two bingo cards. (Milton Community Hall’s MVP Project). To help us with set up – please let us know if you are planning to come – miltoncommunityhall@gmail.com or 902-566-3154.

NEW - Reserve the afternoon of August 12 for an info session – and a chance to drive an Electric Vehicle. To learn more, contact MiltonMVPs@gmail.com.

Milton MVPs Project -The next all ages dance party is Friday August 18, from 7-9 p.m. with DJ Margot Postma. The theme is undecided – between disco and country. Sign up or find out  more information from MiltonMVPs@gmail.com or 902-566-3154. Funded by the PEI Alliance for Mental Well-Being.

Monday, August 21 at 7 p.m. Come try Zumba. Adult fitness class. MiltonMVPs@gmail.com.

Reserve August 22 for the St. John’s Anglican Church annual Blueberry Social at the Milton Hall.

Wednesday, August 23 at 1 p.m. is the next PEI Through the Years Food presentation with home economist Margaret Prouse. Please RSVP to admin@miltonvalepark.com by Aug. 21.

T3 Bus Passes – The Municipal Office also has four student T3 transit passes for July. There is now a bus stop by the Milton Community Hall that goes to Cavendish and Charlottetown, and a new route that stops at the intersection of Royalty Road and Sleepy Hollow Road. Contact the Council office if you or someone you know would like one of the student passes. These were purchased through the ParticipACTION grant that Miltonvale Park received, along with the PEI National Park passes for 45 households!

PLEASE NOTE: 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.

DOGS – The Municipality received a phone call from a resident recently who has been approached by aggressive off-leash dogs while walking through the Sleepy Hollow area. We would ask that people keep dogs confined to their yards, or have them on leash. If you take your pooch to the Miltonvale Community Park, dogs should be leashed until they are inside the dog park.

Please help keep all our residents safe and comfortable.

Upcoming Events: There are still lots of events being planned – watch for dates as they are organized!

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

Events and Community Happenings- June 15

Happenings & Updates – Miltonvale Park and Milton Community Hall – as of June 15, 2023

The ParticipACTION Community Challenge is half way through – but it is not too late to join in. Send along your minutes or steps if you already track your activity - from whenever you last reported -or the first of the month through this quick survey - https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/265JWGP  Download the ParticipACTION App for the month. It is a free health and fitness app https://www.participaction.com/app/ It will sync to most fitness trackers and automatically report your active minutes. You can also manually add your activity to the app. If you use a Miltonvale Park postal code like C1E 0S7  your movements count for us! We are currently in 2nd place in PEI!

Walk to Milton, UK- Can our residents virtually walk to Milton, in England?  It is 4493 km as the crow flies. Record your active minutes or steps, report weekly, and we can track our progress.

Move More than the Mayor- Can you move more than the Mayor? We can convert your active minutes to steps for this friendly competition. The more people who take part in activities, the greater our chance of winning the $15,000 prize, so please sign up. Unfortunately, the Mayor’s walking partner, his dog Milton, broke a toe early in the challenge – so their walking has certainly been curtailed.

Yoga happens every Tuesday morning at the Milton Hall. Join Leone of “Light Living with Leone” to practice yoga from the mat at (NEW TIMES!!)  8:30 a.m. and enjoy yoga, using a chair, at 10:00 a.m. $6 for Miltonvale Park residents and $7 for others. First class FREE for Miltonvale Park residents.

Card parties are being held every Thursday night at 7:30 p.m. – Auction. Admission is $4.

Join folks for coffee at the Milton Hall on Mondays and Fridays at 10 a.m.

TODAY (Thursday!) is the last day to buy tickets for the hall’s next 50-50 draw (15th and end of every month). You can e-transfer $5 for 2 tickets to Miltoncommunityhall@gmail.com by midnight!

NEW Friday, June 16 is the deadline to sign up for provincial help to remove trees from some properties – there are conditions. Check out the details here:  https://www.princeedwardisland.ca/en/service/fiona-clean-up

 

CAR SHOW THIS SATURDAY!!! Fathers of Confederation Car Show – Miltonvale Park is hosting a PEI 150 event at CMP (2744 North York River Rd.) on Saturday, June 17 from 12-4. Canteen available from the Winsloe Lions Club with donations from the North Rustico Food Market. Music with John MacAllar (12- 1 pm & 2-3 p.m.) and Guy Robichaud (1-2 p.m. and 3-4 p.m.). Bingo games. Registration of cars -$5 takes place at 11 a.m. Free admission – but donations are being accepted to the Upper Room Hospitality Ministry Food Bank.  Rain date – Saturday, June 24. PRE-REGISTER your vehicle -classic car or truck, antique tractor, or motorcycle - here: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/8QT3RTG. Funded by Innovation PEI & the Province of PEI.


We are still looking to hire face painters for the car show and for Canada Day. Contact admin@miltonvalepark.com.

NEW - WALKING WEDNESDAY – Meet up at the Confederation Trail on the North York River Road on Wednesday, June 21 at 9 a.m. for a morning walk. Bring a friend!

Municipal Council Meeting – The next Council meeting is Wednesday, June 21 at 7 p.m. on the 2nd floor of the Milton Community Hall. The public is welcome to attend but asked to RSVP to admin@miltonvalepark.com or 902-368-3090.

The St. John’s Anglican Church is planning a yard sale on Saturday, June 24 at the Milton Community Hall. For more information, contact Miriam -902-368-2011.

Come Try Pickleball – Saturday, June 24 at 12 noon at the Miltonvale Community Park. Please pre-register -MiltonvaleParkEngage@gmail.com. ParticipACTION Community Challenge - Activity.

NEW -Monday, June 26 – Youth Peanut Butter Ball Workbee. The Milton Hall’s MVP (Most Valuable People) project is looking at some neat (but a bit costly) courses for youth – like baby sitting or home alone. We hope to get some of the youth in the area together from 6:30-8:30 on Monday, June 26 for a fun evening to make Peanut Butter Balls to sell to offset some of the costs of the youth programs (and leave with a few PB balls too!) Register at MiltonMVPs@gmail.com.

Come Try KarateTuesday, June 27 at 7:30 p.m. at the Milton Community Hall. Please pre-register -MiltonvaleParkEngage@gmail.com. ParticipACTION Community Challenge Activity.

The annual Canada Day Celebration will take place at the Miltonvale Community Park on Saturday, July 1 from 11:30 -2:30 (with the free BBQ starting at 12 noon). Official opening ceremony 12:30. Rain location at the Milton Community Hall – games, music, bouncy castle and extra fun this year to celebrate PEI 150! Funded in part by the Government of Canada and Innovation PEI.

There is some space at the community garden at the Milton Community Park - and we may be starting a community garden near the hall - contact Shari if you might be interested - 902-566-3154 or admin@miltonvalepark.com.

Cycling or Walking Buddies wanted – Are there any folks who would like to find a walking partner in your area to keep you company and perhaps keep you more accountable? Send Tanner a note regarding your location and preferred time for walking – and we will see if we can make some connections.

Rhubarb – the hall may be selling rhubarb in the weeks ahead. $3/lb. - If you are interested, contact Shelby at 902-566-3154 or miltoncommunityhall@gmail.com.

Newsletter – the municipality will be distributing a print newsletter soon -please send any information you would like to see included to admin@miltonvalepark.com.

Children’s Bursary – Reminder as folks may be signing your children up for summer activities that the municipality offers a $75 bursary for children’s activities (max $75/child/year).  

 

 

Launch of Milton Community Hall's MVP - Most Valuable People Project - Sat. June 3 -10 a.m.-12 noon

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Join us at Milton Community Hall for Launch Day !

MVP -Most Valuable People Project funded by the PEI Alliance for Mental Well-Being to foster resiliency

The hall will host 150 FREE or low cost events in three years to build a caring community - by learning life skills, doing activities that bring joy and relieve stress and connect us with our neighbours.

Learn, Laugh, Work and Play together! Come learn about the project and share your ideas about what would make your life easier, more fun or more rewarding! 

There will be snacks, mini workshops and the chance to meet some of the instructors for classes - and win prizes - and winners of the municipal PEI National Park Passes can pick up their passes at the Launch party. 

 

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