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Newsletter July 14

It is another festival weekend in our downtown as Home County Music & Art Festival returns to Victoria Park.

Along with big name folk acts, both local and international, Home County has exceptional craft vendors and food.

This is Home County’s 44th anniversary as one of our premier summer festivals, winning a number of community and provincial awards during its run.

This past month has been an indication of why London is a vibrant culture destination with a thriving music scene. Londoners turn up in droves to experience and celebrate music, art, food, drink and local attractions. Festivals like Home County have built great reputations and are now attracting people from across the region to visit our city.

Admission is by donation and I hope that you are able to enjoy the weekend in the park.

Another festival that Londoners can look forward to is Inspiration Fest on The Green in Wortley Village on July 23. Local food, speakers, workshops and “interactions” that inspire will all be a part of the schedule.

This week, I had the opportunity to participate with our London Fire Department and Camp FFIT (Female Firefighters In Training) attendees to see what a day in the life of a firefighter is like. The program teaches young women about a profession in emergency services. This is the program’s fourth year and more than 80 young women have graduated with about half deciding to go into fire services in some capacity.

This past weekend, my office hosted a Newcomer Picnic to welcome our new neighbours and introduce them to the community. The rain stayed away and close to 1,000 people attended. Thank you to all of the volunteers who helped make the picnic a success, including the Cross Cultural Learner Centre and Oakridge Optimist Club.

I am so happy to meet many of you in the community and am looking forward to speaking with many more of you.

Sincerely,

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Matt Brown


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Putting out a car fire at Camp FFIT.

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Handing out hamburgers and hot dogs during the Newcomer Picnic.


Newsmakers: 

Events and Occasions:

  • 47th AGM of the Ontario Indigenous Friendship Centres
  • TD Sunfest
  • Newcomer Picnic
  • Meeting with Chief Leslee White-Eye
  • CJBK with Ken and Lisa
  • MindGrind on FRESH 103.1
  • Camp FFIT
  • Meeting with Sean Wilson – Remember November 11 Association
  • Meeting with Mario Faveri – Fundon

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Speaking to young baseball players at London Police and London-Middlesex Housing Corporation’s Rookie League.

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Welcoming new City of London employees aboard.


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