News and Events - May 7, 2024

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

The 55 Alive Course is designed to help participants

Gain more confidence behind the wheel

Improve your awareness of traffic hazards

Update yourself on traffic laws and new technology

Anticipate the actions of other drivers

Identify and correct bad driving habits

Voice your concerns in a friendly, relaxed environment

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


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

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

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

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

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

NEW!! Milton MVP Project – 1st Anniversary!

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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



 Summer jobs – Are there youth interested in working for the municipality (Miltonvale Community Park 413 Sleepy Hollow Road) or at the Council Office at the hall, or for the Milton Community Hall, or for the Association of Rural Community Halls. If so, please contact the municipality at or the hall at Or ARCH at NEW - More information here:


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

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

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

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

If you are interested or if you know someone who needs a computer, please email Photos are on the Miltonvale Park Residents private Facebook Group. If you are a resident and wish to join, please visit and request to join.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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