Community Happenings -August 1, 2022

Monday, August 1, 2022 – Miltonvale Park Happenings

Miltonvale Community Park – Kate and Eilidh are planning to staff the Community Park at 413 Sleepy Hollow Road from Monday-Friday 9am-5pm. with the possibility of some weekend hours. This week the drop-in school age program (10 am -4 p.m.  but not over the lunch time) focuses on Outdoor Adventures. Today is an obstacle course. Tuesday – Treasure Hunt.
Wednesday – Relay Races.
Thursday -Introduction to Geo-caching.
Friday- Scavenger Hunt

Next week is Get Moving Week at the park. Congratulations to Summerside who was the Provincial winner of ParticipACTION’s Community Better Challenge. Thanks to all who added to Miltonvale’s Park’s total active minutes, and brought us in the top 50 communities of Canada.

A reminder that the disk golf baskets and disks and toys/games/equipment in the baby barn can be accessed when the park staff are working. And please note – the new baby barn has doors that have been known to blow closed, trapping people inside. Until we get the latch changed – please be sure to hook the door open.  Contact the park staff at 902-368-7587 or

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

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

August 15 is the hall’s next 50-50 twice-monthly draw. You can buy tickets at the hall -or send an e-transfer to $3 each or 2/$5. Congratulations to George Piercey who won $95 in the July 31 draw.

Card Parties – The hall is holding summer card parties (Auction) on Thursday evenings at 7:30 p.m. until the end of September. Admission -$4.

TONIGHT -Miltonvale Park is hosting a book club for the Year of Canada seniors project. Tonight, Monday, August 1 at 7:00 p.m. author Jane Ledwell, will join us for a discussion of Return of the Wild Goose, a short book of poetry that explores the life of writer and activist Katherine Hughes. Set against the intimate relief of a PEI landscape, these poems are inspired by what is known--and unknown--about her contradictory life as a Catholic teacher in Mohawk territory; a journalist working alongside Canada's first-wave feminists and suffragettes; the first public archivist of Alberta; and finally, as a zealous Irish nationalist. This (auto) biographical dialogue between Jane Ledwell and Katherine Hughes offers the reader a fierce remembrance of a PEI radical. Email ASAP to let us know if you're interested in borrowing a book or attending the event in person or on Zoom.

On Wednesday, August 3rd at 7 p.m. come try rock climbing at the Red Rock Climbing wall in Stratford. Free for Miltonvale Park residents 55+. This is a great way to have some youthful fun! Register by Tuesday, Aug 2 at 5 p.m. with (902) 368 3090 or Space is limited and priority will be for Miltonvale Park seniors. If space is available, the cost would be $5 for other folks 55+.

Platinum Jubilee Teas -The Milton Community Hall received funding from the Department of Canadian Heritage and is holding two more Platinum Jubilee Teas on Sunday, August 7 at 2:00 p.m. and Saturday, September 17 at 2:00 p.m. Admission is free and dress is “summer garden party”.  Call 902-566-3154 or email, to reserve a seat at your preferred tea. The deadline to reserve for Sunday’s tea is Thursday 5 p.m., Aug. 4.

VERY LIMITED SPACES -REGISTER ASAP  In August, our Year of Canada seniors project celebrates Newfoundland -and activities related to that province. On Friday, August 12th, Miltonvale Park has booked a private charter at 1:00 p.m. aboard Joey's Deep Sea Fishing. Miltonvale Park residents who are 55+ can attend for just $10.  Email or call (902) 368-3090 to register. Space is VERY limited. Priority will be given to Miltonvale Park seniors, as this is a part of the Year of Canada Project, funded through the Government of Canada’s New Horizons for Seniors Project.

Wednesday August 10 at 1:00 p.m. Join home economist Margaret Prouse as she demonstrates food and shares recipes from Newfoundland and Labrador. Year of Canada. Please pre-register with 902-368-3090 or Recipes and videos for the Chinese cooking should be online soon.

NEW -TENTATIVE – Rock painting – We are finalizing a time for a rock painting session – and tentatively are looking at the morning of Tuesday, Aug.16.

NEW - Selling, Buying or Downsizing – Coldwell Banker Parker Realty agent Jerry Coady will share information about real estate and answer questions on Tuesday, August 16 at 2:00 p.m. at the Milton Community Hall. Free for Miltonvale Park Seniors and by donation for others. Funded by the Government of Canada through the New Horizons for Seniors Program.

Sunday August 21 at 7:30 p.m. - ANNE ~ A Green Gables Memoir - Writer and performer Maja Bannerman and musician Rusty McCarthy bring their storytelling/conversational style performance as Anne Shirley Blythe, in her 60s, looking back on her life to the Milton Community Hall. Tickets are $15 in advance or $20 at the door.

The Milton Community Hall has Covid rapid tests (through the Red Cross Safe at Home Program) which can be picked up in the lobby at the hall (or we can run them out to your car if necessary!). We also have some KN95 masks and quite a few medical masks for folks who need them.

There was also a pair of glasses left at the 90th birthday party at the hall on the weekend – so if things look a bit blurry and you were in attendance, please check in with the hall.

The hall is still selling rhubarb – $3/lb. or $3.50/lb. if chopped. Best to order ahead so it can be picked fresh for you! 902-566-3154 or

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