This week I spent a “day in a chair” navigating our city in a wheelchair, gaining a better understanding of the barriers so many face in our community by simply going for lunch or riding the bus.
Working with the Accessibility Advisory Committee to ensure all Londoners have access to everything our city has to offer is a necessity as we move toward an entirely inclusive community.
September 7 marks the 222nd Anniversary of the London Township Treaty, or Treaty Number 6.
In 1796, the treaty was signed by Alexander McKee on behalf of King George III and 13 Chiefs, warriors and people of the Cheppewa Nation, who are the ancestors of the modern-day communities of the Aamjiwnaang First Nation, Caldwell First Nation, Chippewas of the Thames First Nation, Chippewas of Kettle & Stony Point First Nation, and Walpole Island First Nation.
London City Hall displays the flags of those Nations on this day to signify our working relationship and the joint effort to work together for a prosperous and thriving region.
As summer winds down, there’s so much happening in our city.
Also a most sincere welcome back to all the students attending Western, Huron, Kings, Brescia and Fanshawe College.
Day in a Chair with Alicia McGaw
Events and Occasions:
- CJBK Morning Roundtable Interview with Ken and Lisa
- Day in a Chair
- Lunch downtown with Alicia McGaw during Day in a Chair
- London Transit bus ride during Day in a Chair
- Meeting with Big Brothers and Big Sisters London
- Meeting with Vicki Van Linden
- Western O-Week Opening Ceremonies
- Kings Campaign School Guest Visit
- Commemoration of the London Township Treaty at London City Hall
O-Week Opening Ceremonies at Western University
- London Jobless Rate Drops, Bucking Provincewide Trend
- London and Area Works
- Western Fair Starts Friday, Here’s Your Definitive Guide
- Sellers’ Market Propels Robust August Home Sales
- Local Marijuana Dealer Signs Deal With Provincial Government to Become Part of Supply Chain
- Airshow London Takes Off Friday
- London Police Kick Off Project LEARN
- United Way Backpack Program Surpasses 2500 Mark
- Thousands of Kids Head Back to School
- New Firm Aims to Speed Up Small-Business Growth in London
- New Bakery in London a Happy Family Affair
“Exciting”: Up in the Clouds with London Aeorbatic Pilot Pete McLeod
The 222nd Anniversary of the London Township Treaty with Councillors vanHolst, Deputy Mayor Hubert, Councillor Helmer, Councillor Usher, Councillor Ridley, Councillor Hopkins, Councillor Cassidy and Councillor Turner
Women in Civic Leadership Course Welcome at City Hall