This week on International Women’s Day, the Safe City initiative from UN Women in conjunction with Anova and the City of London launched. The initiative is to address sexual violence against women and girls in public spaces.
Anova and the Mayor’s Office embarked on this journey in 2017 and was it endorsed unanimously by London City Council. The initiative will work on strategies to make public spaces safer. The project will span 5 years.
International Women’s day is a global day celebrating the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women. It is a day in which we must take the time to thank the incredible women in our lives for all that they have done and continue to do for us.
It is also the day we remember and acclaim women throughout history who have paved the way for women’s rights.
There are some really great projects getting finished up as we move into spring. One specifically that I had the pleasure of visiting this week was Rec Room which will be an entertainment-eatery located in Masonville Mall; opening at the end of April.
Next week is March Break, I hope you and your family are able to enjoy some fun together.
Celebrating the completion of the HELP Clean Water initiative
Events and Occasions:
· 2018 OFSAA Girls Volleyball Banquet
· Meeting with Sean Wilson
· Meeting with Paul Hinde & Peter Sergautis
· Meeting with Steve Pellarin & Marilyn Sinclair
· Meet with Chief Phillips of the Oneida First Nation
· Social Work Week Kick-off Event & Presentation Award at King’s University College
· Meeting with Mayor Comiskey of Ingersoll
· Tour of Rec Room, Masonville Mall
· Meeting with Murray Hunter
· Delivered lunches with Meals on Wheels London
· Visitation for Roy McDonald
· Huron-Elgin-London-Project (HELP) Clean Water
· Grade 9 STEM students from Saunders Secondary School visiting the
· Meeting with Megan Walker
· Meeting with Galyna Maliborska
The achievements of London’s Mark Ideson, who is the skip for the Canadian team participating in wheelchair curling at the 2018 Winter Paralympic Games taking place in Pyeongchang, South Korea were recognized by Council.
In other Council business:
Council awarded a $27 million contract to Amico Infrastructures, an important step in the development of London’s first flex street, Dundas Place.
Council referred a request to formalize the City of London’s position on Sister City partnerships to staff to report back with a draft policy to support this.
Council voted to refer the proposed Public Nuisance by-law amendment to address odour, to a future meeting of the Community and Protective Services Committee to allow time for additional consultation before the proposed by-law is considered by Council.
Council designated London’s I Heart Beer and Bacon event, the Latin Gastronomy Festival and the London Taco Fest as Municipally Significant Events.
Recognizing Anne Toth as Inspirational Leader Award for Social Work Week with Kings University
Announcing Oakridge Secondary School to host the province-wide OFSAA girls Volleyball Championship.