Community Events

Community Events

Date Event Description Time / Location

Huron Country Playhouse: Footloose

One of the most explosive movie musicals in recent memory bursts onto the Grand Bend stage with exhilarating results.

A young rebel moves to a small middle-American town where dance is forbidden, and encourages all young people to defy the strict edict of the local pastor and call for a rock ‘n’ roll party.;In so doing, he brings healing to the heart of a town held back by the memory of tragedy.

Anchored by memorable 80s anthems “Holding Out For A Hero”, “Almost Paradise”, “Let’s Hear It For The Boy”, and the self-titled track,Footloose celebrates the wisdom of listening to young people, guiding them with warm hearts and open minds.

More info

INFO Varies, Huron Country Playhouse, RR 1, B Line, Grand Bend, ON N0M 1T0

Guided Horse-Drawn Wagon Historic Oil Field Tours

GUIDED HORSE-DRAWN WAGON HISTORIC OIL FIELD TOURS. See a pocket of history where the past is still present - historic oil wells still working away. Free with paid admission to the Oil Museum of Canada. Sundays at 2 & 3 pm on July 26, August 2, 9, 16 & 23. Weather permitting, limited seating, first come first served. 2423 Kelly Road, Oil Springs 519-834-2840

INFO 2 & 3pm on Sundays, Oil Museum of Canada - 2423 Kelly Road, Oil Springs

Vanneck United Church Beef BBQ

Vanneck United Church Beef BBQ Poplar Hill Park August 1, 2015 4:30 pm -7:00 pm Adults $15, Children 6-19 years $5 Children 5 & Under FREE Tickets Call 519-666-1488 

INFO 4:30om - 7pm, Poplar Hill Park 24375 Poplar Hill Rd, Poplar Hill

Meadowdale Yard Sale

Sat Aug 1st from 8am to 2pm, at the Meadowdale housing co-op 345 Highview Dr St. Thomas is holding a yard sale and bazaar featuring local entrepreneurs 

INFO 8am - 2pm, 345 Highview Dr - St. Thomas

Vanneck United Church Beef BBQ

Vanneck United Church Beef BBQ Poplar Hill Park August 1, 2015 4:30-7:00 pm Adults $15, Children 6 to 10 years $5 and Children 5 years and under Free Tickets call 519-666-1488

INFO 4:30pm - 7pm, Poplar Hill Park 24375 Poplar Hill Rd, Poplar Hill

Global Leadership Summit

The Global Leadership Summit is a two-day catalytic leadership gathering that is broadcast LIVE in HD from Willow Creek Community Church near Chicago every August to more than 375 locations in North America. Throughout the fall, Summit events take place in an additional 500+ cities, 120 countries—translated into 55 languages. In Canada, we experience the Summit in both August and October. More than 260,000 will be a part of the worldwide Summit in 2015. The event is taking place in London at Forest City Community Church 3725 Bostwick Road August 6 & 7, 2015

INFO Varies, Forest City Community Church - 3725 Bostwick Road London, ON

Rock the Byron

Rock the Byron Village - 6th Annual Fun Outdoor Event - Saturday August 8 at the Byron Legion. Sponsored by Byron Legion and Byron Optimists. Local bands Toast and Jam and Tom Cat Prowl. 19+ event. Silent Auction to support Childcan. Tickets $15 on sale now at the Legion - call 519 472 3300

INFO Varies, Byron Legion

One Day with Pat & Linda Parelli

Don’t miss this exciting event that will feature world-class education and inspiring horsemanship demonstrations from Pat and Linda Parelli and the Parelli team.

Liberty with Linda! 

Both inside and outside the round corral, there is something really magical about playing with a horse completely at Liberty. In this session, Linda shows how to take your Liberty to the next level, exploring the quality of leadership, connection, and communication required, as well as solving problems. On a technical level, topics such as changes of direction, flying changes, spins, mirroring ("Stick-to-Me"), transitions, and strong draws are made simple.

Pat Parelli Canada 2015
See Amazing Results In our Spotlights 

See the amazing results that students and Parelli Professionals have achieved with the Parelli Program! A 10-15 minute spotlight is the perfect showcase for the connection between a horse and a human. 

A Lesson with Master Horseman Pat Parelli

Take these lessons back to the barn and connect with your horse in a more intimate way! 

Witness the power of the Parelli Program in action as Pat Parelli coaches a young student to a positive breakthrough with her challenging horse. Behavioral problems are often the result of misunderstandings and miscommunication, and some horses have trouble forgiving us for other people’s mistakes. Pat will read the horse’s needs, assess the student’s abilities, and successfully bring them together in harmony using the keystones of the Parelli Program. 
The Finesse Training Sequence 
With Linda Parelli

Be among the first to see Linda Parelli’s Finesse Training Sequence in a live setting! The Finesse Training Sequence makes this Savvy easier to learn, understand, and teach to your horse. It’s a simple, effective, and natural training protocol that you can use to develop your Finesse riding skills for Levels 3-4; additionally, it is the perfect preparation for dressage, jumping, and the Game of Contact. Watch the rapid results in this exciting demonstration of the Finesse Training Sequence, complete with simulations! 

Linda Parelli Canada 2015

Lead Changes Made Simple With Pat Parelli 

Trouble with canter leads, simple changes, and flying changes will go away after you’ve learned the fundamental information Pat has to share. As he starts on the ground, you’ll learn how the horse moves at the canter, why trotting diagonals and canter leads are important, how to set your horse up for the correct lead, and how to exaggerate to teach and refine as you go along. Pat will share and demonstrate all the important – and oft-ignored – details from beginning to end, with a fantastic student lesson to follow! 
INFO 9am, Western Fair District, Agriplex

Dairy Farmers of Ontario Open House Event

Cynthia and Wim Van Den Oetelaar along with their children Alice, Julian, Stella, and Tess welcome you to their home 'Plover Haven Farms' in celebration of Open Barn Days.  This year Dairy Farmers of Ontario celebrate their 50th anniversary.  We are inviting our surrounding communities rural and urban alike to come and see what we do!  This is a family friendly event that will give you a glance at the farm life.  Join us for chocolate milk, Sassy's pizza (made with 100% Canadian Milk) and Tim Hortons coffee, free to the first 2000 people!  We would kindly ask that you leave pets at home.  See you on the farm!

WHEN: Saturday, 8 August 2015 from 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM (EDT) 

WHERE: Plover Haven Farms - 16151 Plover Mills Road Ilderton , Ontario N0M 2A0 CA - View Map 

INFO 10am - 3pm, Plover Haven Farms - 16151 Plover Mils Road, Ilderton ON

Ride for Life

Ride for Life
in honour of Dick Juergens and Christine Campbell


Non profit fundraiser - August 8, 2015

Registration: 11am-noon
Hogtown Cycle, Lucan

Ends at: Lucan Memorial Community Centre (Arena)


  • Approx. 260 km on quiet, paved and construction free rural roads
  • Stops at interesting attractions
  • Draw for prizes with ride ticket

Cost: $25/rider
Includes prizes, dinner and live music

  • Beer Gardens/Bar
  • BBQ beef & pork dinner with fixings
  • Door prizes!!

Live music starts at 2pm
-The Robbie Antone Band
-Mark Blane
-Meese "Stoneman"
-Rick "Racecar" Thomas


INFO 11am, Hogtown Cycle, Lucan

Gay Lea Dairy Heritage Museum Dairy Day

Dairy Day at Gay Lea Dairy Heritage Museum. 48075 Jamestown Line, R.R.#2, Aylmer, ON Make butter, cheese and ice cream. Enjoy a tour of the museum. Walk our trails. Bring your lunch and enjoy the day. Light refreshments and crafts for the children. Demonstrations at 11am, 1pm, & 3pm. Hours 9-5pm. Admission to museum by donation.

INFO 11am - 3pm, Gay Lea Dairy Heritage Museum - 48075 Jamestown Line, R.R.#2, Aylmer, ON

John Deere Show

On August 8th and 9th, 2015, Leaping Deer will be hosting a John Deere Show, which is expected to attract thousands to our farm. Many events will take place over the weekend including tractor games, demonstrations, children's activities, a Crafters Quay and much more! Admission to the show is on a donation basis only. On Saturday August 8th, a Johnny Cash Tribute Show will take place from 2:30-4:30pm with an evening Banquet and Auction to follow. Please note that tickets for the banquet must be purchased in advance. 

INFO 2:30pm, Leaping Deer Adventure Farm and Market - 544212 Clarke Rd, Ingersoll, ON N5C 3J8

#LiveLikeAlex Water Walk

Sunday August 9th in cities all across Canada, teams of 6 will walk 6km with jerry cans filled with water. This is a fundraising event to advocate and raise awareness for clean water; in the developing world a mother or child has to walk 6km daily to retrieve clean drinking water. World Vision is starting this annual walk in memory of Alexandra Foto; who lost her life last August in a tragic bike accident. Alex was very involved with World Vision and involved with the community here in London. The London walk will be starting in Victoria Park; with registration beginning at 1pm, opening remarks at 2pm, the walk is 230-430pm and ending at Sir Frederick Banting S.S, where Alex attended High School. At Banting there will be light snacks, a BBQ and games! Register with your team of six, fundraise and come partake in the first annual #LiveLikeAlex Water Walk!

INFO 1pm - 4:30pm, Victoria Park 509 Clarence St - London, ON N6A 3N1

Maggie Rant

Church Sessions presents Celtic fusion band Rant Maggie Rant in concert with special guests The Young’uns from the U.K. and the instructors of the Sarnia School of Irish Dance. August 10; 8:00 pm; Revival House, 70 Brunswick St., Stratford. $25 advance, $30 door (plus HST & SC). Tickets:

INFO 8pm, Revival House - 70 Brunswick St., Stratford On

Huron Country Playhouse: Legends ... of Rock 'n' Roll

From the creators of last year’s sensation, Twist and Shout: The British Invasion, comes another production in the perennially popular Legends series of tribute shows that will put a snap in your fingers and a song in your heart.

Relive the incredible discography from the 1950s through 1970s that forever changed the landscape of modern music.  The most important and influential rock and roll acts of the 20th century are here: Elvis Presley, Roy Orbison, Jerry Lee Lewis, The Beach Boys, The Everly Brothers, Elton John, ABBA, The Monkees, Simon & Garfunkel, Sonny & Cher, and many more.

Join us for a nostalgic celebration of the unforgettable sounds that shaped the minds and attitudes of an entire generation.

More info

INFO Varies, Huron Country Playhouse, RR 1, B Line, Grand Bend, ON N0M 1T0

Tillsonburg Fair

Whether you’re catching up with an old friend or making new ones; or taking a break from the sometimes hectic pace of life and relaxing with your family; the fair has something for all of us!  We hope you will enjoy the midway, entertainment, animals, vendors and the creativity in the palace.

Admission: $5, Children 5 and under are free.

Educational Animal Display and Pony Rides
Thursday, August 13, 2015 @ 4:00pm

Come visit the animal exhibit from Educational Animal Display. They offer a Petting Zoo with a variety of animals, from mini horses, rabbits, goats, mini donkeys to Patagonian Cavies.  Also have a camel, zebra, kangaroo, monkeys, and many others.  Children and adults alike get the opportunity to interact with animals they wouldn't see on a regular basis.  They also have pony rides. 

Thursday, August 13, 2015 @ 4:00pm

Come check out the games and rides Campbells has to offer, they are celebrating their 45th anniversary this year.

Regular ticket prices are $1.50 each, $25.00 for 20, $40.00 for 40.

Thursday is Toonie Day, Friday to Sunday are bracelet days and are $15 in advance and $25 during the fair.

Pre-sold bracelets and concert tickets are being sold at Chrissy's Corner Store, Tillsonburg Custom Foods, Mapleview Variety, Home Hardware, The Thirsty Golfer, Chasers or call the Fairboard Office.

Jeep Show
Thursday, August 13, 2015 @ 4:00pm

Come check out the jeeps on display form various locations and vote for your favourite.

 A local woman from Ingersoll Ontario has organized Jeep Topless Day for a few years and would like to have 250 jeeps attend the 2016 Topless Event and we at the fair are hoping to help her reach that goal. 

INFO Varies, Tri-County Agricultural Society P.O. Box 43 Tillsonburg, ON N4G 4H3

Beach Volleyball Tournament for Autism

On Saturday August, 15th 2015, we are hosting a beach volleyball tournament fundraiser at Spikes Indoor Beach Volleyball. We want the money to go to Autism Ontario -London Chapter, in an effort to give people with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) better resources and tools to live life to the fullest. The public is welcome to register a team and play! Team Registration cost is $120 and since it is a co-ed tournament we require 2 girls to be on the court at all time. PLEASE sign up before July 31st!
Register your team here: 

INFO Varies, Spike's Indoor Beach Volleyball

Youth for Youth’s fifth annual Walk, Roll, and Everything In-between

Youth for Youth’s fifth annual Walk, Roll, and Everything In-between will be happening again this year at Victoria Park. We will supply signs of encouragement and march down Richmond street from Victoria Park down to Oxford and back. The purpose of this event is to raise ability awareness and to demonstrate how our city can become a more inclusive community. Friends and family are encouraged to come.

INFO 11am - 1pm, Victoria Park 509 Clarence St - London, ON N6A 3N1

Walk of Champions for Myeloma

Walk of Champions for Myeloma Research Date: Aug 16, 2015 Time: 9:00am-12:30pm Venue: Dorchester Optimist Club Web:
The Dorchester Walk was started by two members of the London and District Myeloma Support Group Steering Committee - Keith Fleming and Dan Childerhose. Both were myeloma patients and members of the Optimist Club of North Dorchester and lived in the Dorchester area. They decided to organize a local walk so that more people affected by Multiple Myeloma could participate. They have worked hard every year to ensure the Walk is a success and have received immense support from the community.

Proceeds from the 2015 Walk will go to Myeloma Research at the London Regional Cancer Program. 

INFO 9am - 12:30pm, Dorchester Optimist Club

Piano 4 Hands Concert

Piano 4 Hands Concert Aug 16th at 2pm at Delaware United Church. Josh MacDougall and Jan Earnshaw will be performing piano duets. The theme of the concert is Great Music's Greatest Hits. From Disney to Hymns, Bach to the Beatles. Tickets are $12 in advance and $15 at the door. Free for 18 and under. Coffee and desserts to follow. For tickets contact Jan Earnshaw at 519-657-1237 or Proceeds to Delaware and Kilworth United Churches.

INFO 2pm, Delaware United Church

Iron Horse Festival

All weekend long there will be activities and events for everyone. Free train rides, live music, food, and more!

Sunday August 23rd the Roots, Brews, and BBQ rounds out the weekend festivities! 

Check out for full details on this weekend full of fun! 

INFO All-Day, Railway Park - St. Thomas

Every Breath Counts

Join us August 20th at Montana’s on Fanshawe Park Road (Hyde Park across from Wal-Mart) for “Every Breath Counts” in support of The Lung Association London: Colour a Moose, get a ballot for our draws, enjoy the great food and help support The Lung Association. 10% of all dinner sales to the Lung Association between 5pm and 10pm on August 20th, 2015

Please Reserve at 519-453-9086/519-473-6694

INFO 5pm - 10pm, Montana's Cookhouse - 1345 Fanshawe Park Rd W, London, ON N6G 0E3

High Street Horse Shows

High Street Horse Shows. English horse back riding jumping competition. August 22 & 23, 2015 at the Ilderton Fairgrounds. Competition begins at 8:00 am both days. Spectators welcome. Fun activities for kids on Sunday. Trade Fair, shopping, food by the Chuckwagon and Marble Slab Creamery.

INFO 8am, Ilderton Fairgrounds

4th Annual Downtown Car Show in St. Marys

August 22, 2015 brings the 4th Annual Downtown Car Show in St. Marys. See the downtown filled with showpiece cars! Enjoy food vendors, music and family entertainment. Show 'n' Shine will be held from 12-noon to 3pm. 

INFO 12pm - 3pm, Downtown St. Marys

Head and Neck Above Cancer 5K Walk/Run

Head and Neck Above Cancer is a 5k walk at Western University benefiting head and neck cancer research at London Health Sciences Centre. The walk will start in front of TD Waterhouse Stadium at 12:00pm. Bring your family and friends and support a good cause!

INFO 12pm, TD Stadium, London

Prime Rib Community Dinner

Prime Rib Community Dinner Pyramid Recreation Centre, 317 James Street S., St.Marys Wednesday September 2, 2015 5-7PM (Entertainment by the GG's 5:30-6:30PM) Advanced tickets: $15, Children 10 and under $7.50 For more information or for tickets please call 519-284-3272

INFO 5pm - 7pm, Pyramid Recreation Centre -317 James Street S., St.Marys ON

163rd Annual Tavistock Fall Fair

The 163rd Annual Tavistock Fall Fair is September 11, 12, & 13, 2015. This year’s theme is Picnics! We encourage you to bring the family out and enjoy some of the great food from our local vendors, as well as the midway carnival food trucks! We have lots of great events planned for this year, and invite you to come down with the family to check us out! We have many great attractions and events returning as well as a new attraction that we are very excited about. FMX (Freestyle Motor Cross) will be performing shows on Saturday night and Sunday afternoon. Come check out one of these high flying shows! List of some of our events include: - Tug of War competition Friday Night - 4-H cattle shows Saturday - Horse shows on Saturday - Parade along Woodstock Street Saturday Morning - Tavi’s Got Talent Saturday night - Egg Drop Competition Saturday Night - Saturday Night Dance in the park featuring The Containment Unit! - Antique and Classic car show on Sunday - Baby show Sunday afternoon - Silent Auction All Weekend! - Midway rides and games all Weekend o Friday night is toonie night o Saturday 12-5 is $25 arm band day o Sunday 12-5 rides reduced by 1 ticket For more details, please check us out at and look for us on Facebook. We hope to see everyone out for a great weekend of family fun and entertainment!! 

INFO Varies, 1 Adam St, Tavistock, ON N0B

2015 NHL Rookie Tournament

The Toronto Maple Leafs, Global Spectrum and Tourism London are pleased to announce that the 2015 Rookie Tournament will be held at Budweiser Gardens September 11-13, 2015.  This marks the third year in a row that London has hosted the tournament which features the top prospects from four of the National Hockey League’s most popular franchises. 

This year, Toronto Maple Leafs’ prospects will face off in three games beginning Friday, September 11 versus rookie teams from the Ottawa Senators, Pittsburgh Penguins and rival Montreal Canadiens.  This will be the first appearance for the Canadiens at Budweiser Gardens since the venue opened. 

Tickets will be available online at 
and by phone at
1-866-455-2849. Tickets also available in person
at the Budweiser Gardens Box Office, 
Western Connections at UWO, BooksPlus, and the
Fanshawe College Biz Booth 

Tickets (incl. HST, plus FMF and service charges):

All-Event Package: Adults $87.00
Students/Seniors/Kids $72.00

Leafs Nation Package: Adults $51.00
Students/Seniors/Kids $38.50

Habs Fan Pack: Adults $51.00
Students/Seniors/Kids $38.50

 "With Ottawa, Pittsburgh and Montreal involved this year, there is a stronger sense of rivalry with this tournament," remarked Maple Leafs Assistant General Manager Kyle Dubas. "Certainly this is a very exciting and promising time for the Maple Leafs and our fans. Our rookie tournament in London is the first chance for us to see our new additions face off against three of our biggest rivals in a very competitive environment.”

Tickets for the 2015 Rookie Tournament go on sale Friday, April 24 at 12 noon with three different packages available for purchase. The All-Event Package includes tickets to all six Rookie Tournament games and a savings of 35% with Adult tickets priced at just $87.00 and Students/Seniors/Kids tickets available for only $72.00.

Once again, Toronto Maple Leaf fans will be able to purchase the ‘Leafs Nation Package’ which includes all three Leaf games, while Montreal fans can see their team in action by purchasing the ‘Habs Fan Pack’.  Both packages will include all three games of each respective team at a savings of more than 20%.  Adult packages are $51.00 while Students/Seniors/Kids packages are $38.50.  Individual game tickets will go on sale at a later date to be announced.

Full Tournament Schedule:

Friday, September 11, 2015

4:00 p.m.  Game # 1 – Pittsburgh (black) vs. Montreal (red)

7:35 p.m.  Game #2 – Ottawa (white) vs. Toronto (white)

Saturday, September 12, 2015

4:00 p.m.  Game #3 Pittsburgh (black) vs. Ottawa (white)

7:35 p.m.  Game #4 Toronto (blue) vs. Montreal (red)         

Sunday, September 13, 2015

4:00 p.m.  Game #5 Montreal (red) vs. Ottawa (white)

7:35 p.m.  Game #6 Toronto (white) vs. Pittsburgh (black) 

INFO 4pm & 7:35pm, Budweiser Gardens

Stratford Kiwanis Galic Festival

Lots of garlic fun! There will be a line up of exciting and interesting presentations, demonstrations, competitions, children’s events, entertainment and wine/beer tent!

Dates and Times: September 12 2015, 9AM to 4PM September 13 2015, 10AM to 4PM

Location: Old Stratford Fairgrounds - 20 Glastonbury Drive

Admission: 7$ per day


INFO Varies, Old Stratford Fairgrounds - 20 Glastonbury Drive

Boardwalk Walk for Wellspring

Wellspring London is a volunteer-driven, community-based organization that offers programs to help cancer patients, their families and caregivers cope with the emotional, social, psychological and spiritual impact of cancer at no cost and without need of a referral. The Boardwalk Walk for Wellspring is a 5k supportive walk to recognize individuals living with cancer, and those who care for them. This event is open to friends, families, children, colleagues, businesses and other stakeholders to Wellspring London. Receiving no government, United Way or YMCA funding, the Boardwalk Walk for Wellspring helps ensure our active membership of 1,500 individuals receive the support they need. This year’s walk will begin in Citi-Plaza and loop around downtown London before returning to the start line. 

INFO 8am - 1pm, Citi Plaza - 355 Wellington St, London, ON N6A 3N7

The 5th Annual Evan's Touch the Trunk

The 5th Annual 'Evan's Touch the Truck' will be held at Milt Dunnell Field in St. Marys on Saturday, September 12th, 2015 from 10 am – 2 pm. There will be dozens of vehicles – big rigs, sweet rides, ambulance, fire trucks, farm and construction vehicles as well as a 'young driver's' area and car to paint. Refreshments, silent auction and draw prizes add to the festivities and family fun. The event is in recognition of Childhood Cancer Month with all proceeds going to Childcan, an organization that supports families who are dealing with childhood cancer. Admission is by DONATION. Those wishing to get involved – to bring a vehicle, as a volunteer or to donate prizes are invited to call: Ashley Agar at 519-284-0222 or email

INFO 10am - 2pm, Milt Dunnell Field - 408 James St S St. Marys, ON N4X 1B6

Parkinson SuperWalk 2015

There’s a hero inside all of us, and now’s your chance to show the world who you really are! There are over 10,000 people living with Parkinson’s across Southwestern Ontario. Will you answer the call and ‘walk’ to the rescue? Parkinson SuperWalk is the largest national fundraising event for Parkinson Society Canada (PSC) and its regional partners. Approximately 14,000 people from coast-to-coast both organize and take part in Parkinson SuperWalk. This year marks the 25th Anniversary of this nationwide event! Parkinson SuperWalk will take place on September 12 and 13, 2015 in 115 communities throughout Canada. LONDON ONTARIO SUPERWALK will take place on the Saturday September 12th, 2015 at Springbank Gardens. Registration is at 10:00 am. Last year, with participation from supporters like you, we raised $2.9 million across Canada. Since 1990, we have raised more than $31 million for support services, research, advocacy and education. Come join us & ‘walk’ to make it happen!! 

INFO 10am, Springbank Gardens 285 Wonderland Road South - London, Ontario

Easter Seals Drop Zone

Everyday people are getting out of their comfort zones for Easter Seals kids! Celebrating 5 years conquering fears, the Annual Easter Seals Drop Zone London will take place Wednesday, September 16, 2015 challenging participants to raise a minimum of $1,500 in pledges in order to rappel down the 26-storey building at One London Place, 255 Queens Ave.

Everyday people will become “Superheroes” for a day by raising much needed funds for kids with physical disabilities, and challenging themselves in an exciting event that is both safe and fun! Superhero spaces in this event are limited… so register online today as an individual or as a team!

Contact Info
Name: Stacey Law, Development Officer, Ontario West, Easter Seals Ontario 
Phone: 519.432.9669 ext 221 
Toll Free 888.278.7787 
Fax 519.432.7679 


A man dressed as The Riddler rappels down a building

INFO Varies, One London Place, 255 Queens Ave, London ON

United Way Campaign Launch & 3M Harvest Lunch

The annual United Way Campaign Launch & 3M Harvest Lunch is the official kickoff of the United Way London & Middlesex campaign.  A delicious deli inspired lunch is served up by loyal 3M volunteers to a wide cross section of 3000 members our community, from clients of United Way funded agencies to business and community leaders.  The event’s very social atmosphere draws significant media interest from all major media outlets who attend to report the announcement of our annual Campaign goal to the public.

Tickets will be available online and at United Way office

More information to come.

INFO 11:30am-1:30pm, Budweiser Gardens

Comedian Jeff West

Thursday September 17 - 7pm Jeff West has been hailed by audiences and critics alike as one of the most skilled and innovative motivational comedy hypnotists in the world today. Witty, interactive and highly entertaining, it's impossible to top the laughs and fun that Jeff excites in the imagination of the volunteers on stage without embarrassing anyone.
$25 per person, for tickets call 519 284 3272 Held at the 317 James St. South St Marys, ON 

INFO 7pm, 317 James St. South St Marys, ON

Jeans ‘n Classics – The Music of Abbey Road

Jeans ‘n Classics – The Music of Abbey Road Sept 19, 2015 The Jeans 'n Classics Rock Symphony performs The Music of Abbey Road with vocalist David Blamires. This concert benefits Habitat for Humanity Heartland Ontario. Contact us regarding our VIP experience. For tickets contact Allison 519 455 6623 ext 229 Concerts take place at: London Convention Centre 300 York Street London, ON N6B 1P8 Doors open at 7pm, Concert is at 8pm Tickets are $55, $69 and VIP $125 

INFO 7pm, London Convention Centre - 300 York Street London, ON N6B 1P8

Country Paws Fundraiser

Annually at Country Paws we hold an annual fun day to raise funds for CAAT ( Canadian Animal Assistance Team). CAT is an organization that goes to undeveloped areas and offers veterinary care for dogs who otherwise could not get it.  The event is scheduled for Sept 20 2015 with a rain date of Sept 27

INFO Varies, 1766 Wilton Grove Rd, London, ON N6N 1M8

2nd Annual PAIL Network Butterfly Release and Picnic

2nd Annual PAIL Network Butterfly Release and Picnic Where:Fanshawe Conservation Area 1424 Clarke Rd London, ON N5V 3B4 When: Sunday, September 20, 2015, 11:00 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. On Sunday, September 20, 2015 PAIL Network will be hosting their 2nd annual Southwestern Ontario Butterfly Release and fundraising event at the Fanshawe Conservation Area. The Butterfly Release is an uplifting family centered event and an opportunity for parents, grandparents, siblings and extended family members to gather and remember their baby. Bring your picnic basket and lawn chairs and enjoy a family style picnic and activities including: a silent auction, refreshment stand, kids crafts, and new this year, a children's guided grief activity! It is a great opportunity to meet other families and share the memory of your child. Cost: $35.00 Butterfly including park admission, additional butterflies are $25 each. Visit: *Park admission $6.00 Pregnancy and Infant Loss Network is the leading organization in Canada for Pregnancy and Infant Bereavement, serving the province of Ontario for 25 years. For any questions, or more information please email or visit

INFO 11am - 2;30pm, Fanshawe Conservation Area - 1424 Clarke Rd London, ON N5V 3B4

London Bridal Expo - September


PROMO CODE sept2015expo

INFO SAT & SUN 11am-5pm, Canada Building - Western Fair District

London and Culture Days presented by London Life

London’s largest collective celebration of culture returns September 26th-27th! Doors Open London and Culture Days presented by London Life is a FREE weekend long event that features over 100 arts and heritage activities spread out across 40 sites throughout the city. Whether you are passionate about our culture or looking to discover new experience there is something for everyone. **Help The MakerBus set a World Record for building the World's Longest Human Circuit. We're aiming for 2000 people to set this record, so tell a friend (or a thousand)** Celebrate our City, embrace our culture – Doors Open London/Culture Days; for a full list of activities and sites and to plan your weekend go to http://www/ 

INFO Varies, Various locations

Women Run London

We’ve come a long way ladies!  One day at a time we work our magic as mothers and mentors, bosses and builders, lovers and leaders and one step at a time you will run this race and take pride in every stride. Women run the world in offices, at the wheel, at home, in politics, at desks, as creators and in service to others and now it’s time to Run London ladies.

Racing through the District and out on to the streets of the city you will feel the layers of responsibility we carry, in every role we hold, start to fall away leaving you with the simple joy that running provides.  Enjoy socializing with a community of female runners in the city, participate in a local event and challenge your running buddies to improve their physical condition and/or hit their best time at Women Run London.

INFO 9:00am, Western Fair District

4th Annual EXHALE MTB Race

4th Annual EXHALE MTB Race, presented by The Lung Association, is a timed mountain bike trail race, taking place on Sunday Oct.4, 2015 at the Fanshawe Conservation Area in London ON. The 20.9 kilometre lake trail around Fanshawe Reservoir offers a full range of climbing, flat and technical trail and the event will offer riders 4 categories, Open Solo 2 Laps M/F, Recreational Solo 1 lap M/F, Fat Boy Category 1 lap and 2 Person Tea 2 laps Tag Team style M/F/Co-ed, to allow riders of all skill levels to get involved. EXHALE MBT Race is a charity event with riders paying a registration fee, with the opportunity of collecting donations to reach incentive levels,to raise money to support the work of The Lung Association. Visit to register.

INFO 9:30am - 2pm, Fanshawe Conservation Area - 1424 Clarke Rd London, ON N5V 3B4

4th Annual Light the Night Walk

The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society of Canada’s 4th Annual Light the Night Walk in London, Ontario. Each year, in communities across Canada, teams of families, friends, co-workers come together to raise funds for The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society of Canada’s (LLSC) Light The Night Walks and bring help and hope to people battling blood cancers and their families, and survivors. Light The Night Walks are evenings filled with inspiration.
During this leisurely walk, families and friends gather in select sites across Canada as thousands of walkers carry illuminated lanterns showcasing their relation to the cause; a white lantern for blood cancer patients and survivors, a red one to walk as a supporter and a gold one in memory of a loved one lost. Register and Join us on October 17th in Victoria Park and help us bring light to the dark world of cancer.

INFO 5pm, Victoria Park 509 Clarence St - London, ON N6A 3N1

Forest City Comicon

Forest City Comicon
Sunday, October 18, 2015
London Convention Centre

The largest event of its kind ever held in London is set to get a whole lot bigger as the Forest City Comicon moves to the London Convention Centre and announces a new partnership with Project Play, the largest hands-on video game and board game convention in London. It’s a “celebration of nerd culture like no other” featuring costumes, vendors, panels, board games, and video game tournaments.

INFO see website, London Convention Centre

London Baby Expo (Fall)

Today's Country BX93 is proud to present the Spring London Baby Expo!

Taking place at the Western Fair District, the Expo will be the place to be for the weekend!

Bring the entire family and stay for the day. We hope to see you there!

INFO Time Varies, Western Fair District

Mental Health Walk or Run Event

On Sunday October 25th, 2015 at 10am come participate in the Mental Health Walk or Run Event to help children, adolescents and adults affected by mental health issues. This fund raising event is supporting the Mental Health program at London Health Science Centre (LHSC). Donations and event funds will assist with education, emergency services and patient care needs. This fun and exciting event is open to all ages and levels of fitness and ability. Walk or run 2, 5 or 10 Km at Springbank Gardens in all its fall glory! The first 200 Adult participants will receive a technical shirt. The first 50 Youth participants will receive a t-shirt. Finisher’s medals will be given to all participants! This event provides a venue to celebrate, promote awareness and de-stigmatize mental health. There will be music, a silent auction, great food at our barbeque and mental health awareness displays in the park. 

INFO Varies, Springbank Gardens 285 Wonderland Road South - London, Ontario

Fall Banquet & Silent Auction

Please join us on Thursday, November 5, 2015 at the London Convention Centre for our Fall Banquet & Silent Auction featuring keynote speaker Joe Roberts. Joe Roberts went from being homeless, addicted to heroin and living under a bridge in Vancouver’s downtown eastside in 1989, to becoming a successful entrepreneur, running a company with $1 million in annual sales and earning a six-figure salary before the age of 35. Joe will share his compelling story, celebrate the 50th Anniversary of Quintin Warner House (addiction treatment home) in London and inspire us to walk alongside those currently battling their addiction at this branch of Mission Services of London.

INFO 5:30pm - 10pm, London Convention Centre

Country Classic Auctions

For 27 years, Country Classic Auction has been one of Southwestern Ontario's largest shopping and entertainment experiences!

  • -  Each year over 1,200 attendees enjoy the cowboy casual night - taking full advantage ofmultiple networking opportunities
  • -  One-of-a-kind experiential live and silent auction prizes not found anywhere else
  • -  Fun activities like Pick-A-Pocket, 50/50 draw, Heads or Tails and social media contests
  • -  Plus, a live performance from a well-known music artist not revealed until night of!

This year, all of these exciting festivities will help raise funds in support of London Health Sciences Foundation's Mental Health Campaign. 

Details You Need to Know

Date:  November 7, 2015

Time: 5:30 p.m.

Location: Agriplex, Western Fair District

Address: 845 Florence Street, London, ON  N5

Tickets: $250 per person

Attire: Cowboy/girl Casual

For more event information and to buy tickets, please visit: 

INFO 5:30pm, Western Fair District, Agriplex

The Classic 5K

This end-of-season championship race will be a battlefield!  The Classic will quickly become the Super Bowl of the Run the District Series and even if you are not crowned the champion you will finish the series, and the race, feeling like one!  The professionally run road race supports not only the most accomplished runners, but beginners and fun-runners alike.  Keep pace throughout the course with marching bands strategically placed, finish to confetti cannons and enjoy a post-race, end-of-series meal and awards banquet. Runners partaking in points throughout the  New Balance presents Run the District 5 Race Series will have their last chance to garner points to be crowned Top Female/Male in numerous age categories. Point Series winners will receive, along with their medals, Western Fair District VIP Passes and a New Balance< Gift Certificate.

INFO 8:00am, Western Fair District

36th Christmas Craft Festival

A London tradition 36th Christmas Craft Festival Dec 3-6 Progress Building Western Fair District Over 175 Artisans from Ontario and Quebec, Great gift ideas under one roof

INFO Varies, Progress Building - Western Fair District

Jeans ‘n Classics – The Heart of Christmas

125 Jeans ‘n Classics – The Heart of Christmas Dec 19, 2015 Join the Jeans 'n Classics Rock Symphony, band and vocalists as they kick off the holidays with music. Bring your Christmas party to the London Convention Centre for a no-fuss solution, and just enjoy the show! Call us regarding VIP opportunities which include table service of wine and food, parking and corporate recognition. For tickets contact Allison 519 455 6623 ext 229 Concerts take place at: London Convention Centre 300 York Street London, ON N6B 1P8 Doors open at 7pm, Concert is at 8pm Tickets are $55, $69 and VIP $125

INFO 7pm, London Convention Centre - 300 York Street London, ON N6B 1P8

The Original Bridal Swap

The Original Bridal Swap is coming to London Saturday, March 5, 2016 to the Hellenic Community Centre. The event brings former brides and brides to be together in a fun flea market atmosphere to sell & buy wedding decor and dresses!

INFO 10am - 3pm, Hellenic Community Centre - 133 Southdale Road West, London, ON

Jeans ‘n Classics – Soulful – The Music of Earth Wind & Fire and Michael Jackson

Jeans ‘n Classics – Soulful – The Music of Earth Wind & Fire and Michael Jackson March 5, 2016 Join the Jeans 'n Classics Rock Symphony, band and Gavin Hope presenting artists that have "changed the sound of black pop" (Rolling Stone magazine). The Music of Earth Wind & Fire ignites one set, and the King of Pop reigns in the other. For tickets contact Allison 519 455 6623 ext 229 Concerts take place at: London Convention Centre 300 York Street London, ON N6B 1P8 Doors open at 7pm, Concert is at 8pm Tickets are $55, $69 and VIP $125

INFO 7pm, London Convention Centre - 300 York Street London, ON N6B 1P8

Jeans ‘n Classics – The Music of Woodstock – Absent and Present

Jeans ‘n Classics – The Music of Woodstock – Absent and Present May 14, 2016 Woodstock and the Woodstock generation, hippies and love beads have become synonymous with the music of the late sixties. Join the Jeans 'n Classics Rock Symphony, band and vocalists and relive the moments that were, and those that could have been at Woodstock if some of the invited artists had not declined to attend. This concert benefits Habitat for Humanity Heartland Ontario. For tickets contact Allison 519 455 6623 ext 229 Concerts take place at: London Convention Centre 300 York Street London, ON N6B 1P8 Doors open at 7pm, Concert is at 8pm Tickets are $55, $69 and VIP $125 

INFO 7pm, London Convention Centre - 300 York Street London, ON N6B 1P8



The Canadian Country Music Association (CCMA®) is pleased to announce that London, Ontario has been selected to host the 39th edition of Country Music Week, September 8-11, 2016. This four-day music extravaganza will culminate with the Canadian Country Music Association Awards broadcast on Sunday, September 11.

Country Music Week will be held in London September 8-11, 2016 with the CCMA Awards Broadcast being held on Sunday, September 11. Before heading to London, Country Music Week 2014 and this year’s CCMA Awards will be celebrated in Edmonton, Alberta September 4-7. In 2015, Country Music Week and the CCMA Awards head to Halifax, Nova Scotia from September 10-13. For more details about the Canadian Country Music Association, Country Music Week and the CCMA Awards, please visit


INFO ., Budweiser Gardens & Various Locations, London ON

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