Community Events

Community Events

Date Event Description Time / Location

London Newcomers' Club

The London Newcomers' Club welcomes women who are new to the London area or who are recently widowed, separated, or divorced. 

Join us at one of our "get-acquainted" coffee nights, where you will have an opportunity to hear about the exciting social activities offered by the club. 

Visit our website at or call  519-641-5777 for more information, including the date of our next coffee night.

INFO see website, at see website


TASTINGS is Southwestern Ontario's premier wine and food event presented by CIBC Wood Gundy | The Seabrook Financial Group and CIBC. On May 8, relish awe-inspiring international wine and food brought to you by some of the world's most respected wine experts and our region's finest chefs. Hosted at the prestigious London Hunt and Country Club, this is the event where you can Sip, Savour and Support LHSC’s London Regional Cancer Program. Tickets always sell out fast! Visit today.

INFO 6pm, at London Hunt and Country Club: 1431 Oxford Street West


Mar 15 - Pet Valu - Huron and Highbury 12-3.
Mar 16 - Global - Lambeth. 12-3.

Parish Hall - Windermere on the Mount (@Richmond). 12-3.
Mar 29 - Pet Valu - Sherwood Forest Mall 12-3.

April 5th - Pet Valu - Byron. 12-3.
April 19th - Pet Valu - Huron & Highbury. 12-3.

Aprill 26th - BIG ADOPTION DAY!!  
Parish Hall - Windermere on the Mount (@Richmond). 12-3.

Kittens are $75 and cats (over 1 yr) are $50. 
Spayed/neutered & rabies shot. Also de-flead & de-wormed. 

If you are unable to adopt, please consider a donation (food/litter/cash) to help out the fosters.  100% of donations go back to the welfare of the animals.

To check out the adoptees, please go to our website and go to petfinders.  
There are over 80 kittens/cats available.

INFO see description, at see description

From Seeds to Your Table

EVERY Tuesday beginning March 18th - or EVERY Wednesday beginning March 19th.

London Middlesex Master Gardeners and the Friends of the London Civic Garden Complex invite you to become  the gardener you always wanted to be.  In 8 short weeks, learn how to grow the best vegetables and have the most beautiful flower garden ever!  It is our goal to give you the basic knowldge needed to make your gardening experience more rewarding!

interested?  Register at

or contact

INFO 7-9pm, at The London Civic Garden Complex: 625 Springbank Drive

FREE Parent & Youth Career Planning Presentation

Do you have a child 12-24 who needs help with high school, post secondary or career choices? This session will help you understand the realities and myths of career planning today, and provide you with useful information to help your child define, pursue and fulfill their career goals. Tuesday, March 25th 6-7pm St. Joes High School St. Thomas Monday, April 14th, 6-7pm St. Joes High School St. Thomas OR Tues. April 29th, 6-7pm St. Joes High School St. Thomas Register at

INFO 6-7pm, at St. Joes High School St. Thomas

Game On

Epilepsy Support Centre is excited to announce the launch of Game On, a new program that encourages children with neurological conditions to get active. Starting on April 5, the weekly Saturday morning program in London begins a six week session. Children aged 4 to 12 living in Elgin, Oxford, London-Middlesex, Chatham-Kent, Sarnia-Lambton, and Windsor-Essex counties are welcome to attend. Interested families can register at

The six week session costs $60. Financial assistance is available for qualifying families. Due to misinformation, stigma, and social exclusion, children with neurological conditions are often excluded from games that would help them develop basic physical literacy skills. They end up at a disadvantage and less likely to participate in ongoing physical activity. Game On helps children with neurological conditions develop physical literacy skills in an inclusive environment and builds the foundation for a more active and healthier life. Epilepsy Support Centre is pleased to be able to provide the individual attention and encouragement required to ensure these often overlooked children flourish through their participation in Game On. The inclusiveness and accessibility of this program is made possible by a generous grant from the Government of Ontario’s Sports and Recreation Communities Fund. 

For more information, contact Tabitha Vercillo at (519) 433-4073 or

INFO see website, at see website

National Service Dogs' Easter Egg Hunt for Dogs

Thousands of treat filled eggs are waiting to be found. Register online and collect pledges to win great prizes including a Dyson Pet Vac.

Entry is $25 per family (dogs included!) for more info and to register.

INFO 9:30AM, at The Plunkett Estate, London

Good Friday concert

April 18: Join the Ingersoll Choral Society as we present our annual Good Friday concert. Thrill to the words and music of John Rutter’s “Requiem”. With orchestral accompaniment and featuring soloist, Victoria Gydov. Good Friday, April 18, 8 pm at St. James Anglican Church, 184 Oxford St., Ingersoll. Free will offering. visit or find us on FB!

INFO 8pm, at St. James Anglican Church, 184 Oxford St., Ingersoll

A Taste For Life - 11th Annual HIV/AIDS Connection Fundraiser

Make plans to have dinner out on April 23rd. Dozens of local participating restaurants will donate 25% of that evening's sales to the Regional HIV/AIDS connection. It's hope made delicious.

Reservations are recommended. For a complete list of participating restaurants please visit


INFO Dinner time, at dozens of local restaurants

Frog Watch

Frog Watch April 23, 2014 6:30 pm (start) Come observe our amphibian friends up close and, weather-pending, with hands-on activities. Introductions led by naturalist Dave Baird. Meet at the Picnic Tables off the Main Trail. Lawson Nature Reserve (or Lawson Tract) is located at 363685 McBeth Road (North Side), Salford, Ontario – 3 km south of Highway 401, between Culloden Road and Highway 19. The site is well-marked with signage. Contact Dave Baird for more information: Visit

INFO 6:30 pm (start), at Lawson Nature Reserve (or Lawson Tract) is located at 363685 McBeth Road (North Side), Salford, Ontario

London Clean & Green

Join Today's Country BX93 on Saturday, April 26th in supporting the City of London’s annual ‘Clean & Green’!


London Clean & Green coordinates the work of various organizations in cleaning up London parks, roadways, business sites, schoolyards, and the Thames River during the spring period. Thousands of Londoners will work together to help 'clean and green' neighbourhoods and parks around our city. We will pick up litter, remove graffiti and plant trees. Numerous designated meeting sites have been identified where volunteers can register, receive information and instruction, and get equipped with garbage bags. Other locations can be added anywhere in the city by registering through the City’s website and students can earn community service hours as part of their high school commitment. Please join us! When you do, you can be proud of being part of a growing trend across Ontario, Canada and North America that happens every April.

INFO see website, at Various locations throughout London

Textile Showcase

The Canadian Embroiders' Guild of London is a textile arts based in London, ON. This year's Textile Showcase will be held Friday April 25th from 12-6 pm and Saturday, April 26th from 10 am to 4 pm at St. James Westminster Church, 15 Askin St., London ON. Admission $5.00 

INFO see description, at St. James Westminster Church, 15 Askin St., London ON

Heart and Stroke Foundation - Hunt for Heart Fitness Challenge

The warmer weather is on its way, and what better way to kick start your summer fitness regime then to join the Heart and Stroke Foundation Saturday, April 26th in their second annual Hunt for Heart Fitness Challenge. Teams of 5 will race through downtown London performing activities such as Zumba, Yoga and Martial Arts at different fitness locations. Great prizes will be given for speed, theme and top pledge earners. Have some friends or colleagues that think they have what it takes to win? Call Denise at 519-679-0641 or email to register today! 

INFO call for details, at downtown London

Hypnotist Jeff West - Presented By West Elgin Skating Club

Hypnotist Jeff West - Presented By West Elgin Skating Club Join us Saturday April 26th, 2014 for an evening of fun and laughter with Hypnotist Jeff West at the Shedden Community Hall. The show begins at 8:00 pm, doors open 30 minutes prior to show. Mesmerizing 1000's of participants annually and entertaining large and small corporate, College, High Shool and public audiences from 40 people to 5,000 for over a decade across Canada and beyond have raised the bar of Jeff's performances to the highest standards in the world! Join us for this hilarious audience participation comedy hypnosis show! Tickets are just $25 each or $40/couple with proceeds going to Easter Seals Kids and helping kids with physical disabilities succeed! The West Elgin Skating Club is a proud member of Skate Canada and provides a safe environment for children in the Elgin community and develops their skating skills, brings togetherness and creates teamwork while having fun. For tickets or further information, please contact Nicole Rombouts at 519-432-9669 ext 223 or e-mail at

INFO The show begins at 8:00 pm, doors open 30 minutes prior to show, at Shedden Community Hall

Comedy, Music, Instrumentals and more

Comedy, Music, Instrumentals and more Central United Church, 135 Wellington St. St. Thomas April 26th Dinner 6 p.m. Show 7:30 p.m. Advance Tickets required for the Cold Buffet Dinner Show Tickets will also be available at the door Dinner $10 Show $10 Kids 10 & Under free 519-631-3503 or online A fundraiser for Central United Church 

INFO Dinner 6 p.m. Show 7:30 p.m., at Central United Church, 135 Wellington St. St. Thomas

2014 Cut-a-thon for Parkinson's

Several gifted stylists will donate their time and talents to provide a wash, cut and blow dry for $40. You will recieve a gift bag from Joico Professional. All funds raised through Cut-A-Thon for Parkinson’s are put towards research, advocacy, education and support services for Canadians living with Parkinson’s and their caregivers.

For more info or to book an appointment please visit 

INFO book an appointment between 10AM - 4PM, at Select hair salons across London

Canadian Cancer Society Great Ride ‘n’ Stride

On April 27, spend just a few hours with us and come walk, run, cycle or to support the Canadian Cancer Society and help change cancer forever. Participate in our Great Ride ‘n’ Stride events in Melbourne, Mount Brydges, Glencoe or Dutton. The Great Ride ‘n’ Stride is for the entire family to walk in-honour or in-memory of a loved one who has been touched by cancer. For more information please call 519-432-1137 or visit Email:

INFO see website, at see website

Earth Day London 2014


Tree Planting, Bird Box Building, Water Festival Activites and much more...

Admission is FREE

CONTACT: 519-451-2800 ext. 275

Park is located on Wellington Road, just south of the Thames
River. Watch for Earth Day signs. Parking is available
along South Street on both sides of the street.

Bus Routes: 1 Thompson Road, Kipps Lane
& 13A or 13 Wellington Road

INFO 11am-3pm, at Watson Street Park London, ON

LCGC Greenhouse Tour & Open House

LCGC Greenhouse Tour & Open House at London Civic Garden Complex

'Container Gardening' displays & demos. 
Children's activity. 

Free Admission. 

Plants & Compost for sale (cash or cheque only). 

Door prizes. or 519-472-3553

INFO 4pm, at London Civic Garden Complex, 625 Springbank Dr.

Breaking Bad Habits

Breaking Bad Habits with Marty The Health Guy Tuesday, April 29, 2014 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm St. Andrew Memorial Church - Community Room 55 Foxbar Road (off of Wellington Road & Wellington Crescent) Join us for an informative talk by Marty The Health Guy on Breaking Bad Habits: Doing the Uncomfortable, until it’s Comfortable. Marty Menard, is the found of London’s longest-running boutique personal fitness facility, Elite Personal Training Studio, a health coach, motivation speaker, and BIG personality. Breaking bad habits isn’t as much about will-power, as it is about understating ourselves and putting the right plan into play. Everyone is welcome. Meet and socialize with fellow vegans and vegetarians, and like-minded Londoners. VegUp events are free, with a suggested donation of $5 to $10. Funds will support the community garden at St. Andrew Memorial Church. Key Points: Why we struggle achieving and maintaining our personal health goals Goal-setting strategies that aren’t easy - but actually work Using your personal community - you’re not alone RSVP at

INFO 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm, at St. Andrew Memorial Church - Community Room 55 Foxbar Road (off of Wellington Road & Wellington Crescent)

Raise the Bar Fundraiser

Raise the Bar is taking place at 8 pm on Thursday, May 1st at Jim Bob Ray's. Tickets are $10.00 each which enters you into a draw for a door prize and are being sold by myself, Katie Bowen and co-chair Anna Goorvich.Our contact email is for inquiries or for anyone who would like to purchase a ticket (however you may also pay $10.00 at the door on the night of the event).

There will be a silent auction containing many great items donated from different organizations and businesses in London and surrounding area. Anyone who brings in a non-perishable food item or an article of clothing will be entered into a draw for a prize. There will be live music as well as a DJ. The theme is Pink and 100% of all proceeds are going to the Rotholme Women's & Family Shelter in London.

We are raising awareness about the dangers of "nek nominations" and hoping to change the priority of teens and young adults from dangerous activity to responsible drinking and doing something worthwhile for others. We are "nominating" people to attend, and those who attend to pay it forward and do a kind gesture for someone else, no matter how small.

INFO 8pm, at Jim Bob Ray's

11th Annual Fight for Sight Fish Fry and Auction

London Central Lions Club's 11th Annual Fight for Sight Fish Fry and Auction. South London Community Centre, Jalna Boulevard. Saturday May 3rd Silent and live auctions, plus live entertainment with Eric Lambier! Vacations, some with airfare or getaway weekends including rail transportation, with lots of other ways to win, including 50/50, balloon burst and draws. Supports the Ivey Eye Institute's youth vision care diagnostic work. Doors open at 5pm, dinner at 6. Tickets: $40 in advance, $45 at the door Call 519-857-7525 or visit our website:

INFO Doors open at 5pm, dinner at 6, at South London Community Centre, Jalna Boulevard

Mothers & Others Tea & Jewelry Sale

The Salvation Army London Citadel 555 Springbank Drive 519-472-2500 Mothers & Others Tea & Jewelry Sale Sat May 3, 2014 2-4pm Only $5 for fancy sandwiches, shortbread & chocolate with coffee/tea - shop for new & gently cherished pieces 

INFO 2-4pm, at The Salvation Army London Citadel 555 Springbank Drive

Canadian Cancer Society – 2014 Bark For Life

Join us as we celebrate Relay For Life with our four-legged loved ones! Bark For Life is a unique fundraising event for dogs and their owners. Designed as an extension of Relay For Life, Bark For Life invites dog downers to join the fight against cancer. 

Register today at or contact the Elgin-Middlesex Unit at (519) 432-1137.

INFO 10 a.m. – 12 p.m., at Pinafore Park, 95 Elm St, St. Thomas N5R 1H7

Walk So Kids Can Talk

Be a hero!

Join communities across the country walking together for Kids Help Phone – the only national professional counselling service available 24/7/365. Taking place on Sunday, May 4, 2014 at Thames Park, the Walk so Kids Can Talk presented by BMO is Canada’s largest walk for child and youth mental health and well-being. This is a fun and inspirational 5k event including free lunch, entertainment and outdoor activities.

To learn more visit:!
Join BX93 at the event!  

INFO see website, at Thames Park

May Day celebration

Spring has officially sprung and we are excited to celebrate the sunny days ahead! Join us at the Ingersoll Cheese & Agricultural Museum Sunday, May 4, 2014 for our annual May Day celebration! Featuring games, crafts, face painting, entertainment and much more, there is something for every member of the family to enjoy! May Day Sunday, May 4, 2014 1:00-4:00 PM Ingersoll Cheese & Agricultural Museum 290 Harris Street, Ingersoll 519-485-5510

INFO 1:00-4:00 PM, at Ingersoll Cheese & Agricultural Museum 290 Harris Street, Ingersoll

Fundraiser for the Canadian Cancer Society

Fundraiser for the Canadian Cancer Society. 

This event will take place in Strathroy, Ontario at the Portuguese Canadian Club. Net proceeds from this event will be donated to the Canadian Cancer Society designated to Lung Cancer research. 

Tickets are $20.00 for adults 
Children ages 5-12 is $10.00 
Children 5 and under is free 

Doors open at 5:00pm Dinner is served at 6:00pm 
Silent Auction 
For tickets please call; Michele Salvador 519-859-8754 or 519-245-5033 

INFO Doors open at 5:00pm Dinner is served at 6:00pm, at Portuguese Canadian Club - Strathroy, Ontario

A.B. Lucas Relay for Life Community Garage Sale

Rent a spot in this community Garage Sale and keep the money from everything you sell. Rent and donations go towards the school's Relay for Life team in support of the Canadian Cancer Society.

For more info please email 

INFO 7am - 3pm, at A.B. Lucas Secondary School - 656 Tennent Ave.

2014 Alzheimer Society Walk For Memories

The Alzheimer Society Walk for Memories is the largest event to raise awareness and funds for Alzheimer’s care, support and research. Held annually in 65 communities across Ontario, this inspiring event calls on participants of all ages and abilities to help support people living with dementia in a non-competitive walk.

For more info or to register online please visit

INFO 10:00 AM, at Springbank Park

Animal Outreach Presents: The 2nd Annual Hairball

INFO 8PM - MIDNIGHT, at Dufferin Hall - 453 Dufferin Ave London ON

The Wiebes

The Wiebes, Sat May 10 at 8:00 pm, Tickets are $15.00, $18.00 at the door. Shane and Angela Wiebe are at Ye Olde Towne Hall just in time for a Mother's Day special. Shane climbed to a Top Five spot on CTV ‘s hit television show Canadian Idol. The couple's Gospel spirit and music will bring a special atmosphere to Mother's Day. Call 519-293-1060 to reserve tickets.

INFO 8:00 pm, at Ye Olde Towne Hall

Breakfast for the Arts

Music London, together with Orchestra London, present Breakfast for the Arts, taking place on Wednesday May 15th 7:30 am to 10:00 am at the Hilton, London. This inaugural event will bring together local businesses and individuals in an effort to provide the opportunity to learn about Celebration Centre and receive important updates on the progress of the project, including upcoming milestones, meetings, and campaigns. This event will give individuals an opportunity to gain clarity on questions, dialogue with others on the initiative and show their support and backing for this exciting project. Attendees will leave with a better sense of the how the Celebration Centre will become a community economic asset. The 2014 event will include a delicious buffet, concert with Orchestra London, a keynote address and retired Chief of Police, Murray Faulkner will MC.

INFO 7:30 am to 10:00 am, at Hilton, London

Tillsonburg Spring Expo

Tillsonburg Spring Expo Tillsonburg Lions Auditorium 45 Hardy Ave Tillsonburg Ontario Tillsonburg Community Centre Saturday. May 17 2014 9 am to 4 pm $5.00 per person and 10 and under Free Proceeds to the Children's Hospital in London Ont A Full day of Vendors and Music and Activites for the whole family to enjoy Hope to see everyone there 

INFO 9 am to 4 pm, at Tillsonburg Lions Auditorium 45 Hardy Ave Tillsonburg Ontario

Ailsa Craig Community Quilt Festival

Our organization, the Ailsa Craig Community Quilt Festival is run by a team of volunteers. This is our 4th year of bringing a different country's quilters to Canada, and this year, we will be bringing quilts and fibre art from Great Britain. If you are able or interested in posting information about our event, that would be greatly appreciated. We are located 1/2 an hour north of London. Please see below for information about the quilt festival.

AILSA CRAIG COMMUNITY QUILT FESTIVAL Presenting Quilts of Great Britain - Fibre Art Exhibition
May 19-24th 2014
Admission: $12.00
Contact: Cathy Mitchell, Chair, Festival Committee

Event includes: Lectures Over 100 quilts Daily showcase Workshops with teachers from Great Britain Merchant Mall Quilter's Café 

INFO see website, at Ailsa Craig Community Centre 155 Annie Ada Shipley Street Ailsa Craig, Ontario

Optimist Road Race

Come out to the Watford Alvinston Optimist Road Race Victoria Day weekend! May 19th 2014, race starts at 8:30 am! see our website for more information and for registration! Family sign-up discounts available!

INFO race starts at 8:30 am, at see website

Forbidden Ride

Ride Perth County in the Annual Forbidden Ride 
May 23rd, 24th & 25th, 2014!

On the second-last weekend of May the highways and streets of Perth County will be filled with the sound of roaring motorcycles cruising their way around Perth County as they take a Forbidden Ride. (PLEASE NOTE this is NOT the long weekend!)

Come on Friday, and stay for a weekend full of fun and adventure!
Look for exciting Forbidden Ride packages hosted by our accommodators!

Register* ONLINE for the ride or call 1-888-366-0160.
Only $35 per rider, $30 for passenger + HST** 
(First 350 registrations are guaranteed the meal on Saturday after the ride.)

*Registration is ONLY necessary for the Saturday ride and dinner on Saturday evening. All other events on the weekend are FREE.
**(A portion of the proceeds will go to a charity chosen by the committee.)

You can also register IN PERSON on the day of the event, or at the Friday night Show 'n Shine.

INFO see website, at Perth County

Hockey Night in Canada's Play On! 4 on 4 Street Hockey Tournament

The largest sports festival in Canada is proud to return to the streets of London with it's 9th season. Divisions avaiable for every player; men, women, kids of all ages and skill levels.

Winners of the Elite, Grinder and Enforcer divisions will be invited to play at the Redwood Cup national championships Sept. 25-27

More more info and to register a team visit 

Sponsored in part by Today's Country BX93

INFO Various times, at In and around Victoria Park, London


WALK THE TALK FOR KIDS is a walk-a-thon to help raise support and awareness for families of children with communication disorders. This Event is held by the OAFCCD (Ontario Association for Families of Children with Communication Disorders) and is taking place at the Graham Family Eco Park in London on May 24th. Registration begins at 10am, followed by the walk at 11; Lunch is being provided for all walkers at 12pm. Special appearances will be made by members of the London Rogues Star Wars Fan Club featuring London's Famous Unicycle Storm Trooper. For more information or to get a pledge sheet please visit or contact our event coordinator at

INFO Registration begins at 10am, at Graham Family Eco Park in London

Superhero Run for Easter Seals Kids at Camp Woodeden

On Saturday, May 24, 2014, Easter Seals Ontario will host the inaugural Superhero Run for Easter Seals Kids at Camp Woodeden, located outside London. The family-friendly event will include a scenic 8K partial trail run, 5K fully accessible run and 1K family run. This race is unique from other runs in the area as it offers a variety of terrain and challenges as well as a behind-the-scenes glimpse at one of Canada’s finest fully accessible camps located in London’s back yard. The Superhero Run for Easter Seals Kids invites participants to dress as their favourite superhero and show off their superhero moves. Prizes will be awarded for best time, best dressed, and top fundraiser! Join the event on Facebook:

INFO see website, at Camp Woodeden, located outside London

Returns for Leukemia Bottle Drive

On May 24th and 25th donate your empty beer, wine and spirit bottles at any Beer Store across Ontario. 100% of your deposit refund will be donated to the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society of Canada.

Stores will also accept cash donations or $1 can be added to your purchase as a donation to the bottle drive throughout the month of May.

Please visit the event website for more: 

INFO Regular Beer Store hours of operation, at Every Beer Store across Ontario

Community in Motion Accessibility Fair

Community in Motion Accessibility Fair Supporting Your Independent Lifestyle Saturday, May 24, 2014 at the Stratford Rotory Centre 353 McCarthy RD, Stratford, On

Free Admission 

INFO 10am - 4pm, at Stratford Rotory Centre 353 McCarthy RD, Stratford, On

London Baby Expo

Formerly known as the Bump, Baby & Toddler Expo, this is still your one stop baby and toddler event!

Highlighting the finest local businesses and services, the Baby Expo has something for everything from planning a baby to sending them off to preschool! Come check out the latest products, enter to win fantastic prizes, and shop, shop, shop! With over 120 exhibitors, many community resources, a mom-to-mom sale and more, you won’t want to miss the Expo!

INFO 10:00am – 4:00pm, at Western Fair District – 900 King Street, London, ON

Moonshine & Manhattans Barn Dance

Moonshine & Manhattans Barn Dance held at the fairgrounds on Saturday May 24th 2014, 8pm - 1am. Licensed event, must be age of majority. Live music featuring Dorchester's own Urban Rodeo, line dancing lessons, door prizes, raffles, and gut bustin' food. Tickets $15 in advance available at Bill Blaney Insurance and Scotia Bank in Dorchester, $20 at the door. Check out our Dorchester Fair fb page for more info! 

The Dorchester Fair board is putting on a fundraiser for our fall fair. 

INFO 8pm - 1am, at Dorchester Fairgrounds

Capital One Race for Kids™

Capital One Race for Kids™ is a return to the best adventures of childhood, embracing the carefree days of being a kid, and a bonding experience for you and your team as you challenge your skills while raising funds for boys and girls to have the same opportunity. Teams of four will compete in 10 activities in a race to the finish line to raise money for the Boys & Girls Club of London. Think of it as the perfect combination between the Amazing Race and Minute to Win it. 

INFO Registration Opens: 1:15pm Start Time: 2:00pm SHARP!, at Boys & Girls Club of London 184 Horton Street East London


Join us at the Victory Legion for a night of Live Music and Dance 
Procedes to support of the Boys and Girls Club and
MI Understanding (a new and exciting youth mental health initiative)


Featuring Perfomences by 
The Uptown Dixie Land Band
Soul Sausage
and headlined by the best boot kicking music Canada ever produced

Free dance lessons (salsa) before the live music kicks off brought to by Ballroom Breeze...

INFO 7:30p.m., at Royal Canadian Legion Victory 311 Oakland Ave London, ON

Theresa Carriere's ONE RUN lll

In 2010 and again in 2011, breast cancer survivor Theresa Carriere successfully ran 100km between Sarnia and London in a single day. She and her team raised over $380,000 over those 2 years for breast cancer research.

On June 13th Theresa will make that run once again, ending at John Paul ll high school. One Run is sponsored by Goodlife Fitness.

Honour your someone and support One Run by registering as a ‘virtual runner’, pledge Teresa in her run, own a One Run kilometer or play in the first ever One Run Golf Tournament at FireRock Golf Club on June 1st.

For more on Theresa's inspirational story and details on this courageous event please visit

INFO All Day, at From Sarnia to London

Chicken BBQ

Melbourne Lions Club are holding their annual Chicken BBQ at the Melbourne Agricultural Hall June 14 from 5PM to 7PM. Adults - $15.00. Children (6-12 years) - $7.00. Advance tickets only. Take out is available. For tickets and information contact any Melbourne Lions member or call 519-289-5221 or e-mail All are welcome. 

INFO 5PM to 7PM, at Melbourne Agricultural Hal

The SMGH Fun Run/Walk for Health 10K | 5K | 3K

The SMGH Fun Run/Walk for Health 10K | 5K | 3K will take place on Sunday June 15, 2014 at 9 am at Strathroy Middlesex General Hospital. All participants will receive an event t-shirt and race kit filled with free swag. Event proceeds will help fund new ultrasound equipment in support of expanding breast cancer services at Strathroy Hospital. Register online at or by calling 519-246-5906.

INFO 9 am, at Strathroy Middlesex General Hospital

Canadian Cancer Society Longest Day of Golf.

Fight back against cancer and participate in a golfers’ version of a marathon – sunrise to sunset Register your foursome to golf at participating courses throughout London and surrounding communities. Teams set a goal to raise $1,200 in pledges and receive shirts and swag. Help change cancer forever. For more information to register please visit or call 519-432-1137 

INFO call for details, at see website

30th annual Bark in the Park Festival

The London Humane Society is gearing up for the 30th annual Bark in the Park Festival. Join us for a day of fun for dogs and everyone who loves them. Sunday June 1st 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. Plunkett Estate (9282 Elviage Drive, London) Online pledging and immediate tax receipts are available online at

INFO 10 a.m. - 3 p.m., at Plunkett Estate (9282 Elviage Drive, London)

Easter Seals Ultimate Tribute Event At Quai Du Vin Estate Winery

Easter Seals Ultimate Tribute Event At Quai Du Vin Estate Winery On Sunday, July 13, Easter Seals Ontario will host the annual Ultimate Tribute Event at Quai du Vin Winery in Central Elgin. With roughly 1,000 people in attendance from the Oxford, Middlesex and Elgin area, the winery will be transformed into a music lover’s haven, with special tributes to Jerry Lee Lewis, Cher, John Lennon, Lady Gaga, Tina Turner, The Blues Brothers, Ray Charles and even Aretha Franklin. Doors open at 12:30 p.m. and the event will conclude at approximately 7:00 p.m. Attendees can park at the winery and bring their own lawn chairs, tents and picnic baskets to enjoy the musical entertainment in comfort. Tickets are $25 in advance at Quai Du Vin Estate Winery's Website, in person or by contacting Nicole at or 519-432-9669 ext 223 or $30 at the door. Local beverages and food will be available while attendees relax and soak in the music or dance the day away. Proceeds from the event will help provide financial assistance to children with physical disabilities for the cost of mobility and communication equipment as well as fully accessible camp opportunities.

INFO Doors open at 12:30 p.m., at Quai Du Vin Estate Winery

Oxford at War 1814

On August 16-17, the Oxford at War 1814 event will be held at the Centreville Pond and Conservation Area. The event will reenact the attacks on the Oxford on the Thames during the War of 1812. Visitors will be able to experience civilian and military life during the War. For more information, visit

INFO ., at Centreville Pond and Conservation Area

Canadian Cancer Society Grapes of Wrath in Historic Sparta

Registration opens at 9:00 a.m., heats between 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. 

Are you up for the challenge?  Muddy fun at the Grapes of Wrath 5K Fun Run Challenge An exciting adventure awaits at the Grapes of Wrath! Come join us on Sunday, August 17th at the scenic Quai Du Vin Estate Winery and challenge yourself through a 5K obstacle course. It's muddy, it's fun and you can help fight cancer by taking part in this run!

Registration rates: Early bird registration $75.00 per person until June 30, 2014 Regular Registration $100 AFTER June 30, 2014 Register online at call 519-432-1137 

INFO see description, at Quai du Vin Estate Winery 45811 Fruit Ridge Line, St Thomas, Ontario N5P 3S9

Canadian Cancer Society: Grapes of Wrath

Are you looking for a new challenge? Become a member of the Grapes of Wrath Volunteer Committee by contacting the Canadian Cancer Society at 59-432-1137 or An exciting adventure awaits at the Grapes of Wrath! Come join us on Sunday August 17th at the scenic Quai Du Vin Estate Winery and challenge yourself through a 5K obstacle course. It’s muddy, it’s fun and you can help fight cancer by taking part 

INFO see description, at see description

Easter Seals DROP ZONE

Join London Ontario's Original Rappel Challenge!

Individuals from the London & surrounding area will have another exciting opportunity to raise $1,500 to become a Superhero and rappel 26 floors down the side of One London Place, in support of kids with physical disabilities at the 4th Annual London Drop Zone. The response to the Drop Zone in London over the past three years has been overwhelming – we have raised over $383,000 for Easter Seals kids! The commitment made by participants and local businesses means that children and youth with physical disabilities will be able to access the programs and services they need to achieve a greater level of acceptance and independence. Please invite and forward this information to any family, friends or colleagues that would like to conquer their fears & take the plunge for Easter Seals Kids....together we are Helping Kids BE KIDS!

REGISTRATION OPENS APRIL 1, 2014 For more information contact: Stace Law 519.432.9669 ext 221

INFO see website, at One London Place

Pillar Innovation Awards

Share. Inspire. Recognize.

Nominations are now being accepted for the 2014 Pillar Community Innovation Awards. Celebrate non-profits and charities and the individuals, businesses and government organizations who work with them to make our community brighter. Recognize those who are making a difference. Award recipients will receive $2,500 to be donated back to their charity of choice.

The 2014 Pillar Innovation Awards are proudly supported by Today’s Country BX93.

The nomination deadline is May 30, 2014 at 4 PM.

INFO 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm, at London Convention Centre, 300 York Street




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 ., at Budweiser Gardens & Various Locations, London ON

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