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Newsletter: June 10

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 DistrictRock The Park in Harris ParkSunfestThe Canadian Country Music AwardsBlues 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.



Mayor Matt Brown


With students at Sir John A. Macdonald Public School, who designed and presented 
sustainable communities ideas for London

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

Bringing greetings and a Toast to the Queen at the Ontario PC Fund Dinner


With Team REMAX on the Big Bike for Heart & Stroke


Outstanding Londoners


Getting a lesson from a young musician on playing the oud 


At the Push for your Tush Walk/Run raising funds and awareness for colon cancer

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