November 2011 News
Stuff-a-Bus Breaks Record
Milton Transit held its most successful Thanksgiving "Stuff-a-Bus" to date on October 8. Over 2,150 lbs of food were collected, including some cash donations for the Salvation Army food bank in Milton.
"On behalf of Milton Transit, I would like to thank our generous Milton community and the many volunteerswho helped make this year's Thanksgiving Stuff-a-Bus such a great success," said Milton Mayor Gord Krantz.Milton Transit will hold its next Stuff-a-Bus event during the Milton Santa Claus Parade on Sunday, November 20, 2011.
$25,000 Community Grant Available
Raising the promise of "giving back to the community" to a whole new level, Canadian dairy, Lactantia, is asking for your help. With their nationwide Share Your Promise contest, Canadians are being asked to describe a project they "would promise to support" if their community was awarded a $25,000 grant.
Community projects can vary in scope and may include building a new playground for children, planting a new community garden, or contributing towards a renovation at a recreation centre. All community initiatives should serve the greater purpose of fostering a communal environment where friends and neighbours can interact, build relationships and create memories. Canadians can share their community promise on Facebook by submitting an article, image or video describing the community project they would promise to support with $25,000. More information (including contest rules, eligibility requirements and odds) can be found online at www.lactantiapromise.ca.
Century 21's Get A Move On Raises $8,000
This year's Century 21 Get A Move On raised over $8800 for the Milton District Hospital Foundation. This money will go towards the purchase of new equipment at Milton District Hospital. I would like to thank all the runners and walkers for supporting this worthwhile cause, as well as the countless volunteers, sponsors and prize donors. The public and business support given to this first-year event was amazing. Thank you to our sponsors: McKersie-Kocher Funeral Home, La Rose Bakery, Cirque du Play, Staples, Minuteman Press, The Water Store, RBC, Halton Crushed Stone Ltd., The Ivy Arms, Canadian Champion, TV Cogeco; to all the businesses that generously donated prizes and to DJ DAMN! and Gigs Entertainment. Please check out our Facebook page www.facebook.com/GetAMoveOnMilton for photos of this year's event.
Seth Ferguson, Century 21 Future Realty Founder - Get A Move On