If you’re looking for something fun and exciting to do this summer, look no further than your own backyard.
This week I thought I’d share some of the amazing events in our community and shine the light on things to do here in London.
It’s almost summer and the city is buzzing with activity; whether it’s street festivals, concerts, sport tournaments or a simple day at the park, there’s something to do every day of the week.
London is set to welcome some big acts this summer between Trackside Festival at the Western Fair District, Rock The Park in Harris Park, Sunfest, The Canadian Country Music Awards, Blues Fest and the Home County Folk Festival, there’s no doubting that our City is well on its way to becoming a hub for musical talent and world-class entertainment. To learn more about these festivals, as well as what’s happening in your neighbourhood on any given day, you can check out Tourism London by clicking here.
Not only do these type of events bring music lovers together, but they draw people into our downtown restaurants, bars, shops and parks creating an economic boost.
There’s no denying our sports tourism is alive and well. Tonight is Purple in the Park at Labatt Park. The London Majors take on the Burlington Bandits. Half of ticket proceeds go to support the London Abused Women’s Centre and the vital work they do in our community.
The London Lightning are in the NBL finals against the Halifax Hurricanes. Game five is tonight at Budweiser Gardens, come on out and cheer them on. Let’s bring another championship home to follow up the London Knights Memorial Cup win.
This week, the City of London unveiled new bike parking corrals and fix-it stations. For more information on our new bike parking click here.
Next weekend is the official opening of the new accessible playground at Springbank Park, generously donated by Londoner Jenny Jones- what a fantastic way to celebrate her hometown.
Finally, this month marks the opening of our outdoor public pools. They will all be open by June 25th, but some have already started their weekend swims! To find dates at a pool near you, check the list here.
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Events and occasions
Consultation with Peter Fragiskatos, MP of London North Centre and Devin Munro from MP Kate Young's Office on Phase 2 Infrastructure Projects
Attended Remembering D-Day garden dedication on Veteran’s Memorial Parkway
Attended the Push for Your Tush, Colon Cancer awareness and fundraising 1K/5K/10K Walk Run
Celebrated the 50th Anniversary of Or Shalom Synagogue
Launched new bike corrals and celebrated new cycling facilities as a part of the Bike Cycling Master Plan
Cheque presentation from London Syrian Newcomers to Canadian Red Cross for the Fort McMurray Relief Fund
Run with Mo Hagan, Vice President of Operations for Goodlife Fitness Clubs
Greetings and Toast to the Queen at Ontario PC Dinner with Leader Patrick Brown
Participated in panel for Mr. Josh Jones at Sir John A MacDonald Public School’s Grade 8 class on Urban Planning and Sustainable Communities
- Participated with REMAX on the Big Bike for Heart & Stroke
Getting a lesson from a young musician on playing the oud
- Affordable fun in the city
At the Push for your Tush Walk/Run raising funds and awareness for colon cancer