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Newsletter: October 9, 2015

This week I had the pleasure of joining Fanshawe College President Peter Devlin, Board Chair Susan Rabkin and several other Fanshawe representative at Queen's Park to meet with MPP's and highlight many of the incredible programs offered by the college.

Fanshawe College produces highly trained graduates who are leaders within our community. After graduation, 85 per cent of the students stay in the London area and help to build a stronger, more vibrant economy.

On Wednesday, Councillor Helmer, London Police Chief John Pare, other community leaders and I walked to school with students from Lorne Avenue Public School as part of the International Walk to School Day. The day promotes physical activity, safety and building stronger neighbourhoods. Earlier in the week I had the pleasure of joining members of the Nigerian Association London and Area (NALA) at the gala celebrating the association’s re-launch.

Today, London’s sixth Satellite Centre for seniors opened its doors at the Beacock Public Library. Council’s four-year Strategic Plan calls for us to strengthen our community by building vibrant, connected and engaged neighbourhoods and make London a healthy, safe and accessible city. The satellite centre is a great addition to the neighbourhood. Now seniors who live in the area can enjoy affordable programming and have more opportunities to stay active and engaged.

For those celebrating, I wish you a very Happy Thanksgiving. I hope you have a fun-filled and safe long weekend with family and friends.

As always, I look forward to hearing from you. You can connect with me via email:  and/or follow me on Twitter @MayorMattBrown and on Facebook at


Mayor Matt Brown


Mayor Matt Brown with Councillor Salih, Scott Courtice, Vice Chair, London Public Library Board and Joy Pryce & Eva Lampman, members of Seniors’ Satellite locations at the opening of the city’s 6th Seniors’ Satellite Centre at Beacock Public Library on October 9, 2015.



Mayor Matt Brown with Peter Devlin, President, Fanshawe College, Gerry Macartney, CEO, London Chamber of Commerce, Susan Rabkin, Chair, Fanshawe College Board and Kapil Lakhotia, President and CEO, London Economic Development Corporation at Fanshawe College’s Queen’s Park Day on October 5, 2015.

Celebrating Londoners

  • Congratulations to the London Round House and Chisholm Building on winning the Architectural Conversancy of Ontario Paul Oberman Award for Adaptive Reuse
  • Congratulations the winners of London Homebuilders’ Association 2015 Awards of Creative Excellence including city staff George Kotsifas, winner of Mowbray Sifton Award

Around London

The Mayor had the opportunity to attend the following events: 

  • Showdown in Downtown in support of The Lilibeth Caberto Kidney Clinical Research Unit, The Matthew Mailing Centre for Translational Transplant Studies and London Health Sciences Centre Foundation
  • Re-Launch and Gala Night — Nigerian Association London and Area (NALA)
  • Tree Planting for FCM Sustainable Communities Conference
  • attended by Councillor Hopkins on behalf of Mayor Matt Brown
  • Fanshawe College Queen’s Park Day
  • Meeting with students from South China Agricultural University, School of Social Work
  • International Walk to School Day with students from Lorne Avenue Public School with Councillor Helmer
  • St. Joseph’s Hospital Tribute Dinner
  • Meeting with Pandit Dwejendra Doobay and Bhama Rajagopal from the Hindu Cultural Centre
  • A New WAYS launch event
  • Awards of Creative Excellence Gala for the London Home Builders Association
  • Sir Frederick Banting Secondary School graduation commencement ceremony attended by Deputy Mayor Hubert on behalf of Mayor Matt Brown
  • Opening of the Beacock Senior’s Satellite with Councillor Salih
  • Oktoberfest at Western Fair District


Mayor Matt Brown with students from South China Agricultural University School of Social Work at City Hall on October 7, 2015.



Mayor Matt Brown with his son, Braden, Deputy Mayor Cassidy, Councillor Usher, Kate Graham, Director, Community & Economic Innovation, City of London, Ivan Listar, Manager, Urban Forestry, City of London, Kristen Pawelec, Administrative Assistant, City Manager’s Office, City of London, and Rick Postma, Forestry Technologist, City of London at a Community Tree Planting event with Reforest London on October 4, 2015. That day trees were planted to fulfill London’s obligation to plant 450 trees in recognition for hosting the 2014 FCM Winter Conference. Special thanks to TD Friends of the Environment and TD Green Streets Program.



Mayor Matt Brown with Pandit Dwejendra Doobay and Bhama Rajagopal, President, Hindu Cultural Centre at City Hall on October 8, 2015.

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