Community Events

Community Events

Date Event Description Time / Location

Shop to Stop Cancer

Shop to Stop Cancer - Your Stuff can Save Lives Are you ready to clean out that old comic book collection? Or empty out those old boxes that have been collecting dust in the basement? Whatever you sell, wherever you sell it, your stuff can help save lives. Register your yard sale, “Shop to Stop Cancer” and get access to online tools and special signs to make your sale a success. To register your yard sale and book your sign visit or call 519-432-1137. For more information please contact 519-432-1137

INFO Varies, Various locations

Wolverines Fall Flag Football

The season starts Sept 19 and ends Dec 14 all Saturdays in  between.

The times vary according to age groups

Tyke Birth year-2007,08,09
Atom - 2005,06
Pee Wee - 2003,04
Bantam - 2002,01
Jr. Varsity - 2000, 1999

Tyke 6-8.   12pm
Atom 9-10.  1pm
Pee Wee 11-12. 2pm

Bantam 13-14.  3pm
Jr. Varsity 15-16.  4pm

Wolverines Fall Flag Football program offers the opportunity for players to learn the basics of football in an exciting and fun environment and runs Saturdays from September to December. The flag football programs allows new players the chance to get acquainted with the game and learn basic football skills that apply to flag and tackle football. Also, it helps experienced players maintain their physical conditioning, and most important, it is a lot of fun. Benefits of Flag Football *Fun*Exciting*Fast*Inexpensive* *Safe*Social*Co-Ed*High Participation* *Teaches Skill, Agility, and Finesse* *Excellent Physical Activity* *Promotes Life Skills Through Sport, Cooperation, Discipline, Confidence* Register on-line quick and easy Cost $125.oo For More Information Contact: John Hooper Flag Director Woodstock Minor Football Association 226-236-6180

INFO Varies, Varies

Essential Skills Food Program

Essential Skills Food Program: This program is an opportunity for youth to enter the workforce, specifically within the food industry. Hutton House offers 10 weeks of pre-employment training providing participants with the essential skills required to be successful in the workplace. All training takes place at the Hutton House Learning Centre. Participants will be trained in Safe Food Handling, Smart Serve, Customer Service Excellence, Worker Health & Safety, W.H.M.I.S., Cash Training and Cooking. If you are interested in registering for the training please contact Sarah at 519-472-1541 x232 or via email

INFO Varies, Hutton House Learning Centre - 301 Oxford Street West, London On

Salvation Army Kettle Campaign



The Salvation Army’s Christmas Kettle Campaign is one of Canada’s largest and most recognizable annual charitable events. In addition to the critical fundraising impact of the Campaign, the Christmas kettles boost the Army’s visibility and awareness. In fact, there are more than 2,000 kettle locations across Canada that support a wide range of Salvation Army programs.

For many Canadians, the Christmas kettles are their only point of contact with The Salvation Army all year. According to public opinion polling, more than half of all Salvation Army donors list “giving to a Christmas kettle” as their primary method of giving to The Salvation Army.

Furthermore, the Army relies on the co-operation of numerous retail partners to ensure the ongoing success of this campaign. Continued goodwill from these retail partners is critical.

What is is a microsite owned and operated by The Salvation in Canada that contains all necessary information to support the work of The Salvation Army using the online environment. Visitors can:

Make a general donation in support of the work of The Salvation Army.

Donate online directly to kettles located across Canada.

Host your own online kettle, encouraging friends and family to donate.

Once you visit, simply choose your option and follow the steps to participate in The Salvation Army’s 2015 Christmas Campaign.

What happens to the money raised?

For too many Canadians, the necessities of life needed for basic human dignity are out of reach. Poverty is the root cause that puts dignity out of reach for millions of Canadians, making access to everyday needs, like food, clothing and shelter, difficult.


Funds raised through donations made at Christmas kettles, together with other sources of funds, help provide direct, compassionate, hands-on service to approximately 1.8 million people each year in Canada, restoring hope and dignity to those who might otherwise remain invisible in society.

How does The Salvation Army determine where the funds raised will be used?

While Salvation Army Christmas kettles can be found all across Canada, each Christmas kettle location is organized and managed by a local Salvation Army unit. In the case of physical and online donations to a specific kettle, the funds stay in the community in which they were donated and are used to support local Salvation Army programs. Donations to a online kettle hosted by those who sign-up are allocated to the community of the donor.


How do people receive tax receipts for their online donation?

The online system will automatically generate an official, government approved e-receipt accompanied by an e-mail thanking the donor for their generous support of the work of The Salvation Army. The process typically only takes a few minutes at which point the transaction is complete.

How does the map function work?

If you choose to locate a kettle, you can search by city, province or postal code to locate a specific kettle. Once you find the location you were looking for, you can make a secure online donation or visit that kettle in person.

What is an online kettle?

The Salvation Army Kettle Campaign began in 1891 in San Francisco and remains a vital part of The Salvation Army’s fundraising campaign. Throughout the Christmas season, supporters of The Salvation Army are encouraged to become a virtual bell-ringer by hosting their own online kettle. This is an easy to use online tool that allows participants to customize their own kettle webpage and invite others via e-mail to donate to The Salvation Army.

When you give to The Salvation Army, you are investing in the future of marginalized and overlooked people in your community.


INFO All day, London

CCH Annual Coat Drive

CCH Annual Coat Drive November 23-December 11 Drop off gently used coats at CCH (450 Dundas St) or at any City of London fire hall. Coats for men, women and children are greatly needed. All coats will be donated to local agencies such as local shelters and St. Vincent De Paul. Call 519-675-4431 for more information.

INFO All Day, CCH - 450 Dundas St

Annual Home for Christmas Shopping Event

Annual Home for Christmas Shopping Event - Nov 20 to Dec 5. Festive finds close to home! Over 65 participating locations in Rodney, New Glasgow, West Lorne, Eagle, Dutton, and Wallacetown. Visit our local shops, restaurants, libraries, garages, hardware stores, etc. While shopping, be sure to ask for a ballot to complete for chances to win draw prizes being offered by participating locations - over 70 draw prizes to be won! Enter as often as you like! See stores for details or visit and Come See Why the West is Best!

INFO Varies, 22413 Hoskins Line, Rodney, ON

Holiday Train

In support of the London Food Bank

Please join us at the Richmond Street Railway Crossing with food and donations for the London Food Bank

INFO Varies, Richmond Street Railway Crossing

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

4th Annual Navy League Christmas Bazaar

December 5th for the 4th Annual Navy League CHRISTMAS BAZAAR hosted at ALL SAINTS CHURCH at 249 Hamilton Road here in London, from 9am-2pm. Come for some fun day of food, unique vendors, gifts for everyone on your list, interactive naval theme fun, 50/50 draw and much more!!! Thank you for your support for our Navy league and Sea cadet programs! For more information or to become a vendor, please email:

INFO 9am - 2pm, All Saints Church - 249 Hamilton Road

Christmas Bazaar

Christmas Bazaar featuring home baking, turkey pies, jams, preserves, crafts, penny auction and quilt raffle. Located at 639 Bowan Street, behind the Post Office. Held on Saturday, December 5, 2015 from 2 to 3:30 pm.

INFO 2pm - 3:30pm, 639 Bowan Street

Trinity Christmas Outreach Fundraiser

Join us for an evening of music, featuring Truelove Ways, Tapestry- Gary Boyle, Bob Lizmore, Mendim Guse and more. Free admission, but donations gratefully accepted. Refreshments available. All proceeds go to the Trinity Christmas Outreach program. Trinity United Church & Community Center, 76 Doulton St (corner of Hale & Doulton) , Saturday, December 5 at 7:00 p.m.

INFO 7pm, . Trinity United Church & Community Center - 76 Doulton St

A Silent Walk

A Silent Walk as part of the National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence against Women. The goal of the event is to commemorate both the 26th anniversary of the massacre of the fourteen young women at the École Polytechnique de Montréal in 1989 and to remember all the women in the world who were killed in silence and/or anonymity because of gender-based violence. You are invited to join us this year, so together we can say: STOP VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN AND GIRLS! The procession will begin at 285 King Street at 2PM and stop to gather for a remembrance ceremony at Victoria Park. We will then return to the starting point, where refreshments will be served.

INFO 2pm, The procession will begin at 285 King Street

Carols by Candlelight

Carols by Candlelight Dec. 6, 2015 at 7 p.m. Central United Church, Corner of Wellington & Moore Sts., St. Thomas Join us in singing Christmas Carols and enjoy some special music presented by the Senior and Junior choirs. Freewill Donation for the Talbot Teen Centre Info: 519-631-3503 0r 519-614-3249

INFO 7pm, Central United Church, St. Thomas

Small Business Breakfast

Our last breakfast for the year of 2015 is coming up! Mark your calendar and plan to attend. We will have more draws to celebrate the beginning of the festive season. (There will not be a Tuesday breakfast this month) Monday, December 7th, 2015 at Ody's Restaurant. (Quality Hotel, Woodstock) Arrival time is 8:30. Please register and pay for your breakfast with me first. Cost is $10.00 - cash only. After breakfast, we will begin our networking which allows each participant the opportunity to tell us who you are and what your business is about. (We ask that you keep it brief) We will finish around 10:00, but feel free to stay longer and enjoy another cup of coffee/tea. Do you know someone who may enjoy this event? Bring them along as your guest. If you wish to promote your business with a draw prize, contact me for information. Don't forget to bring your business cards to hand out. Pre-register by calling the number below or emailing

INFO 8:30am, Ody's Restaurant in the Quality Hotel, Woodstock

Tampon Tuesday

Men and Women come out to Earl’s to network and go with the flow.  Cost of admission, one box of feminine hygiene products for the London Food Bank!

INFO 5pm - 7pm, Earl’s

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

London Bridal Expo 2016

London Bridal Expo 2016 Metroland Media Agriplex Western Fair District January 9th and 10th 11am-5pm Admission 12.00 includes hst

GETTING MARRIED? London Bridal Expo 2016 January 9th-10th Western Fair District. Prizes, fashion shows, promos, top wedding professionals, free magazines, samples and so much more. Fashion shows Sat and Sun at 1pm and 3:30pm each day.

INFO 11am - 5pm, Agriplex Western Fair District

London Winter Bridal Show

London Winter Bridal Show January 23 & 24, 2016 - Noon - 5 pm The London Convention Centre 
Phone: 519-455-5888
Admission: $12.00 (tax included)

CONGRATULATIONS ON YOUR ENGAGEMENT! BEFORE YOU SAY “I DO” Make sure you attend the London Winter Bridal Show January 23rd and 24th, 2016 The London Winter Bridal Show is the largest single source of local wedding service information available. The Show features London & area’s leading wedding professionals showcasing the latest trends and “must haves” in wedding fashions, wedding products, services and so much more. Incredible prizes and exhibitor giveaways make this one event you do not want to miss! Also, plan to take in the daily fashion shows at 1:30 and 3:45 pm.

INFO 12pm - 5pm, London Convention Centre

Puzzle Adventure

EMBARK ON A PUZZLING ADVENTURE! Your adventure takes you on a brain-teasing and educational walking tour of your chosen neighborhood and is perfect for both locals and tourists. Consists of a series of locations that you are guided to where you are required to answer questions or solve puzzles to receive your next instruction. There is no need to race as quickly as possible from start to finish. Part of the fun is enjoying the sights, sounds, and tastes of the tour. Thus, before being guided to a new location, you will usually have the opportunity to eat, drink, enjoy the sights, or use the bathroom while the game clock is not running. You can even go home and come back another day without penalty. You are only timed on your travel and figuring out the puzzles. Once your adventure is complete you will be ranked based on a combination of your answers to the questions and your game clock time. Participate in a team, as a couple, or individually. Complete the adventure as quickly as possible or meander along aimlessly. The goal is to have fun outdoors and hopefully learn some interesting things along the way. All you need to play is a mobile device with web access. Enjoy a fun outdoor activity for all ages with this challenging and educational journey that will show you some of the city's best kept secrets! Entry price is per team, not per person, so bring the entire family!

INFO Varies, Varies

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

The London Spring Home & Garden Show

The London Spring Home & Garden Show Southwestern Ontario's Largest Home and Garden Show and celebrating it's 40th Year! April 15-17, 2016 
Hours: Fri. 12-9, 
Sat. 11-8, 
Sun. 11-5 
Metroland Media Agriplex, Western Fair District 
Phone: 519-455-5888 
Admission: General $12.00, Seniors $9.00, Children under 12 FREE with an Adult

INFO Varies, Metroland Media Agriplex, Western Fair District

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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