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Newsletter: October 2, 2015

Last weekend, it was great to see so many Londoners experiencing what the future of Dundas street as a curb free flex street could be.  This means that in the near future, Dundas Street could transition from a road for cars into a pedestrian only street in the evenings, weekend and on special occasions with shops, restaurants and entertainers spilling into the street. 

Last weekend, it was great to see so many Londoners experiencing what the future of Dundas street as a curb free flex street could be.  This means that in the near future, Dundas Street could transition from a road for cars into a pedestrian only street in the evenings, weekend and on special occasions with shops, restaurants and entertainers spilling into the street. Thank you to the thousands of Londoners who supported the festivities on Saturday and most importantly provided their feedback on how they would like to re-shape Dundas. You can learn more about the project and provide more feedback at www.mydundas.ca

I joined hundreds of TD employees, their families and friends as they participated in TD Tree Day on. This was the largest tree planting project the group has undertaken in our city and is contributing to London’s Million Tree Challenge. Thank you for your continued commitment to ensuring the Forest City remains healthy and green.

This week, Youth Opportunities Unlimited received a $40,000 donation The Home Depot Foundation to go towards upgrades to The Cornerstone apartments. Thank you to the Home Depot Foundation for making sure Y.O.U is able to continue to support youth in our community.

Later in the week, I had the opportunity to see a Growing Chefs! Ontario workshop in action at Covent Garden Market. Thanks to Andrew Fleet and his team for the invitation and for making tasty sauce from the habanero peppers grown on my office balcony. I also had the pleasure of attending the Fall Opening of the Courts at the Metropolitan Church on September 30.

Fire Prevention Week kicked off in London on Oct.2. This year’s theme – Hear the beep where you sleep – educates everyone about the importance of fire prevention as well as encourages people to install working fire alarms in their bedrooms.

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 with Councillor Zaifman, Councillor Helmer, Councillor Morgan and Councillor Salih at the launch of My Dundas on September 26, 2015. Maker Bus also attempted to set a world record for the longest human circuit that day, which the Mayor and the noted councillors participated in.

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Mayor Matt Brown with Deputy Chief Brian McLaughlin and Councillor Anna Hopkins at the Fire Prevention Week Kick Off event on October 2, 2015.

Celebrating Londoners

  • Forest City Sport and Social Club was recognized as a featured community organization by Council on September 29
  • Rowbust Dragon Boart Team, the six-time Canadian National Champion in the Breast Cancer Category, was recognized at Council on September 29
  • The 15th annual Walk for ALS took place in London. It is the largest ALS event of its kind in the country and I the pleasure of meeting 13-year-old Cole Hayward who organized Skate 4 ALS and collected almost $1,500 for the cause. Cole, your community is proud of young people like you. Well done!
  • The 2015 inmotion community challenge kicked off October 1. Londoners are encouraged to participate in the month-long initiative promoting a healthy, active lifestyle
  • London’s Clintar Landscape Management is looking to fill 100 positions at a job fair at the London Convention Centre on Oct 5-6 from 8:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.

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Mayor Matt Brown with Nicole St. John of Pillar Nonprofit Network and Heather Boland, Colin Galloway and Kyla Woodcock from Forest City Sports and Social Club at the City Council Meeting on September 29, 2015. FCSSC was recognized as a featured community organization that day.

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Mayor Matt Brown with Patsy Ste. Marie, Maggie Woolcock and Linda Kuska from Rowbust Dragon Boat Team at the City Council meeting on September 29, 2015. Rowbust is a team of breast cancer survivors and the team is a six-time Canadian rowing champion.

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Mayor Matt Brown with Dr. Mackie, Middlesex London Health Unit and Warden Blackmore, Middlesex County at the 2015 inmotion Community Challenge at Budweiser Gardens on September 26, 2015. Imotion Community Challenge started October 1, 2015. 

Around London

The Mayor had the opportunity to attend the following events: 

  • TD Tree Day with Councillor Van Holst
  • Walk for ALS London
  • Bikes ‘N Brains attended by Deputy Mayor Hubert on behalf of Mayor Matt Brown
  • My Dundas launch
  • Culture Days and Doors Open London
  • Grand Opening of The Muze Dance Studio in downtown London
  • Adopt-A-Park Volunteer Recognition event
  • Middlesex London in Motion Community Challenge 2015 launch with co-community champions Dr. Chris Mackie (Middlesex London Health Unit) and Warden Blackmore (Middlesex County)
  • Eid Dinner at London Muslim Mosque attended by Deputy Mayor Cassidy on behalf of Mayor Matt Brown
  • Tire Supplier Grand Opening attended by Deputy Mayor Hubert on behalf of Mayor Matt Brown
  • British Home Child Day in Ontario at Fanshawe Pioneer Village
  • Y.O.U. and Home Depot Orange Door Project announcement with Deputy Mayor Hubert, Deputy Mayor Cassidy, Councillor Park and Councillor Zaifman
  • Fall Opening of the Courts at Metropolitan United Church
  • Manufacturing Matters conference with the London Economic Development Corporation and more than 450 attendees
  • City Hall Breakfast in support of the 2015 United Way campaign
  • Fire Prevention Week kick off

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Mayor Matt Brown with 13-year-old Cole Hayward at the 15th annual Walk for ALS event on September 26, 2015. Cole organized Sk8 for ALS and raised almost $1,500 for ALS research.

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Mayor Matt Brown with Leah Getchell and Dorit Osher at the grand opening of the Muze Dance Studio on Dundas Street on September 26,2015.

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Mayor Matt Brown with Councillor Van Holst, Adam Montgomery, Yvette Scrivener, Derek Stevens, Kirsten Clark and Jamie Kruspel of TD at TD Tree Days on September 26, 2015. Through the TD Friends of the Environment initiative, TD employees, family and friends planted more than 300 trees that day.

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Mayor Matt Brown with Deputy Mayor Hubert, Deputy Mayor Cassidy, Councillor Park, Councillor Hubert, Steve Cordes, executive director, Youth Opportunities Unlimited, Cheryl Miller, member, board of directors, Youth Opportunities Unlimited and Paul Rex from Home Depot on September 29, 2015. The Home Depot Foundation donated $40,000 to Youth Opportunities Unlimited to go towards upgrading apartments at The Cornerstone.

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Mayor Matt Brown with Kapil Lakhotia, president and CEO of the London Economic Development Corporation at the second annual Manufacturing Matters conference on October 1, 2015. The conference was attended by more than 450 representatives from small, medium and large manufacturers in London and area. 

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