This week we had the tremendous honour of announcing London will be the host city for the 2019 JUNO Awards and JUNO Week.
From March 11-17, 2019 our city will host countless events celebrating music, art, culture and our rich history.
We have been working toward this for a long time. London is a music city. London is on.
This is largest culture event in the country. I am so proud of everyone who has worked tirelessly on making this a reality and I am very much looking forward to the next year.
We have the JUNO Awards, we have JUNO week, but London will truly make this a year long celebration, highlighting our fantastic homegrown talent and supporting growth and innovation through the arts.
As we celebrate the best in Canadian music, we want to inspire the next generation and put instruments in the hands of the children who need them most.
MusiCounts is a music education charity focused on doing just that. Over the last 20 years, MusiCounts has awarded over $10-million worth of instruments from coast to coast to coast, and now it's our turn in London to help them get to the next level.
We've now taken on that challenge to help music counts raise more funds here in London and southwestern Ontario. Three venues; London Music Hall, Centennial Hall and Budweiser Gardens, will donate $1 from every concert ticket for every new show that goes on sale – between Monday’s announcement until the 2019 JUNO Awards in March 17.
For more information on MusiCounts programs and the impact they make please click here.
2019 JUNO Awards announcement at the London Music Hall
LPCBA Chinese/Lunar New Year's Luncheon celebrating the year of the Brown Dog
- The Mayor and Council recognized the City of London’s Trails Focus Group for being the recipient of the Award for Service to the Environment.
- The Mayor and Council recognized Theresa Carriere and the ONE Run team. Theresa was nominated for the Meritorious Service Decoration Medal and will be recognized by the Canadian Government.
In other Council business:
- Council approved a policy that will guide the process to determine locations for temporary and longer-term supervised consumption facilities– also called supervised injection sites.
- Council unanimously confirmed that an apology from Mayor Matt Brownto London’s LGBTQ community, delivered earlier this year, has the support of all Council members.
- Council approved the expropriation of lands that will allow the implementation of the Medway Valley Trail Master PlanNorth of Fanshawe Park Road.
- Council approved the implementation of a 4% tax on transient accommodationin London.
Events and Occasions:
- 2019 JUNO Awards announcement at the London Music Hall
- Vigil Ceremony commemorating the one year anniversary of the lives lost at the Quebec City Islamic Cultural Center
- Live interview on the Stax Show on Free 98.1 with 2019 JUNO Host Committee Chair Chris Campbell
- Live interview on BX93 with 2019 JUNO Host Committee Chair Chris Campbell
- Live interview on CJBK with Ken and Lisa and 2019 JUNO Host Committee Chair Chris Campbell
- Live interview on 103.1 Fresh FM with 2019 JUNO Host Committee Chair Chris Campbell
- Live interview on Country 104 with 2019 JUNO Host Committee Chair Chris Campbell
- Live interview on FM96 with 2019 JUNO Host Committee Chair Chris Campbell
- Live interview on AM980 with Craig Needles and 2019 JUNO Host Committee Chair Chris Campbell
- Meeting with Vice President Ben Howell from London Taxi Association
- Meeting with Megan Zinn of Jesse’s Journey
- AMO Cannabis Revenue Sharing Discussions Video Conference
- LPCBA Chinese/ Lunar New Year’s Luncheon celebrating the year of the Brown Dog
- Swearing in at the Royal Canadian Legion, Victory Branch
Recognizing Theresa Carriere and the ONERUN team at Council
- Juno Awards: Rebuilding This City on Rock ’n’ Roll
- London Immigration Group Launches Campaign to Curb Prejudice, Discrimination
- London Restaurant David’s Bistro is Re-opening After Renovation Shutdown
- Simple, Safe, Lifesaving Intervention
- Thomas Church Opens Doors to Muslims Without Prayer Space
- Western University Faces Student Vote to Prioritize Mental Health on Campus
- Focus Groups to Help Develop Sexual Assault Investigation Policy for London Police
- CTV London and Area Works
- Residents in southwest London are Excited About a New One-stop-shop For learning and playing
- Pilot Project Combining Services From Six Agencies Officially Launch in Strathroy
- London Celebrates Black History Month
- Wiarton Willie Calls for Six More Weeks of Winter
Swearing in at the Royal Canadian Legion, Victory Branch