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Newsletter: November 6, 2015

Last weekend, Councillor Turner and I had the privilege and honour of attending an event remembering our veterans — an inspirational service of Remembrance with the Manor and Highland Park War Memorial Committee that has taken place every year here in London since 1918. 

This past Monday, I had the pleasure of announcing the winner of the Back to the River contest. The winners, Civitas and Stantec have presented a bold vision for the Thames River that will transform our riverfront into a place for all Londoners to enjoy. Our journey back to the river has begun! You can read more about the project at http://backtotheriver.ca/

Later in the week, I attended the 2015 annual conference of the Canadian Alliance to End Homelessness in Montreal. Over 800 people, from coast to coast to coast,  attended to share their local experiences in addressing homelessness. While there, I was pleased to announce that London has been chosen to host the 2016 conference. Council and I look forward to welcoming just under 1,000 experts, community leaders and individuals with lived experience from across Canada next November so that we can continuing these critical conversations as we all work together to solve homelessness here in London and across the country.

As always I look forward to hearing from you. You can connect with me via email: mayor@london.ca  and/or follow me on Twitter @MayorMattBrown and on Facebook at www.facebook.com/MattBrownLondon

Sincerely,

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Mayor Matt Brown

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Mayor Matt Brown at a round table organized by Deputy Premier Deb Matthews and attended by leaders and individuals with lived experience from across Canada at the annual conference of the Canadian Alliance to End Homelessness in Montreal on November 4, 2015. At the conference it was also announced that London will host the Alliance’s 2016 conference.

Celebrating Londoners

  • Londoners participated in the annual United Way Stair Climb at One London Place and raised awareness and funds for United Way’s 2015 campaign. Thank you for continuing to be a caring, compassionate community. You can find more opportunities to be a part of the campaign by visiting http://unitedwaylm.ca/
  • Congratulations to the London Economic Development Corporation for hosting the 4th annual Best Defence Conference bringing together industry professionals, dignitaries and delegates from around the world. Thank you for highlighting London’s growing defence cluster

Around London

The Mayor had the opportunity to attend the following events: 

  • The Manor and Highland Park War Memorial Service
  • Grand Opening of the Forked River Brewing Company retail store
  • Men’s Retirement and Leisure Fair and Movember kickoff
  • Back to the River winner announcement at Covent Garden Market
  • Double Tree by Hilton VIP ribbon cutting ceremony
  • Shine the Light on Woman Abuse kick off and tree lighting
  • 2015 Canadian Alliance to End Homelessness Annual Conference in Montreal, QC
  • Take Our Kids to Work Day attended by Deputy Mayor Cassidy on behalf of Mayor Matt Brown
  • London Sports Hall of Fame Official Induction 2015 attended by Deputy Mayor Cassidy on behalf of Mayor Matt Brown
  • Vimy Legion Remembrance Day Memorial Dinner attended by Deputy Mayor Hubert on behalf of Mayor Matt Brown
  • MADD Canada’s 2015 Project Red Ribbon campaign kickoff attended by Deputy Mayor Hubert on behalf of Mayor Matt Brown
  • Mayors and Regional Chairs of Ontario (MARCO) meeting with The HonourableTed McMeekin, the Minister of Municipal Affairs and Housing, The Honourable Helena Jaczek, the Minister of Community and Social Services as well as many Ontario Mayors to discuss housing, smart growth and Municipal Act review as well as other issues related to city-building 

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Mayor Matt Brown with Councillor Zaifman, Councillor Squire and Dave Reed, Andrew Peters, and Steve Nazarian of Forked River Brewing Company celebrating the grand opening of Forked River’s new retail store on October 31, 2015.

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Mayor Matt Brown with Joe Drummond, General Manager, DoubleTree by Hilton London Ontario and Michael Rapps, Chairman, Holloway Lodging at the ribbon cutting and grand opening of the DoubleTree by Hilton on November 2, 2015. 

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Mayor Matt Brown with Councillor Zaifman, Councillor Salih, Councillor Usher and Councillor Hopkins at the tree lighting ceremony for Shine the Light on Woman Abuse campaign organized by the London Abused Women’s Centre on November 2, 2015.

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