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.
Putting out a car fire at Camp FFIT.
Handing out hamburgers and hot dogs during the Newcomer Picnic.
- Sunfest thrives following rainy start to annual festival
- London trail network could be completed next year
- Logistics companies fill empty Electro-Motive and Kellogg plants
- New initiative replacing bulbs to help environment
- Hundreds of visitors attend convention for video game made in London
- Local game developers get big boost from Ontario fund
- Rygar proposes 200-unit highrise in downtown London
- City of London encouraging residents to access $170,000 fund to plant trees
- Fobs required for kids 12 and under to ride free on London Transit
- New home starts in London continue to rise
- London International Airport invited to apply for government funding to pay for safety-related projects
- Voices.com nets $18-million investment from global bank
- Number of sexual assault reports suggest counsellors are doing job of reaching out
- Oxford/Wharncliffe bridge repair “short term pain for long term gain”
- London volleyball player member of bronze medal winning Canadian team
- Environment Canada confirms tornado north of London
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
Speaking to young baseball players at London Police and London-Middlesex Housing Corporation’s Rookie League.
Welcoming new City of London employees aboard.