Community Events

Community Events

Date Event Description Time / Location

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

Tuesday Tunes

Tuesday Tunes in the Seaforth Community Centre from 1:00 pm to 3:30 pm every Tuesday, January 26 to May 3 except week of March 15 when it will be on Wednesday, March 16. Old time fiddle and country music featured. Musicians, singers, dancers and listeners are welcome. Admission by donation. Profits are donated to local organizations such as the food bank.

INFO 1pm - 3:30pm, Seaforth Community Centre

Leadership Beyond the Box 2016

Challenges participants to become more strategic, innovative, motivational and strive as a valuable leaders. 


In order to deliver long-term results for both you and your organization, you need to lead, not manage. Leadership involves creating the vision, setting the direction and inspiring others to make extraordinary things happen.

The Leadership Beyond the Box program builds leaders who want to improve themselves, empower people, grow their organization, and succeed in the complex environment in which they operate, while enhancing social good. This program challenges participants to become more strategic, innovative, motivational, and to be a valued contributor to the bigger organizational picture. Information learned from this program will help participants build on their competencies to move to the next level as a leader.

INFO 9am - 12pm, London Public Library Central Branch

Tampon Tuesday

In Support of the London Food Bank

A networking event for men and women.  Please bring a donation of one package of feminine hygiene products at Jack Astor’s North  to support women in poverty in our community

INFO 5pm - 7pm, Jack Astor's North

Oxford Women in Networking Presents: Resolutions are Promises Made to Yourself

Oxford Women in Networking Presents: Resolutions are Promises Made to Yourself! OWIN's First Event of 2016: Get that second wind and keep your momentum in the New Year, all in the company of old friends and new Cocktails, Appetizers & Networking ~ 5:30pm Dinner ~ 6:45pm It's the perfect time to gather with colleagues and friends to enjoy a delicious meal and be inspired by our motivating guest speakers. Register at or email for more information Our Speakers: Kristen Stewart, Level 4 Personal Trainer at GoodLife Fitness, Woodstock; and Selina Guy, General Manager of GoodLife Fitness, Woodstock

INFO 5:30pm, Quality Hotel & Suite - Woodstock

Watoto children's choir

Experience the Watoto Children's choir from Uganda , live in an electrifying concert of hope. With scintillating drumbeats, engaging dance moves, and exciting audio -visuals ; witness inspirational true life stories of triumph over tragedy.

The Gathering Place and Revival Centre
858 Dundas St
Admission is free

For more information please call
519-266-9050 or email info@revivalcentre. ca 

INFO 7pm, Gathering Place and Revival Centre

Valentines Dinner & Dance

London Spiritualist Church is hosting a Valentines Dinner & Dance on Saturday, February 13 at Trinity United Church Community Center (corner of Hale & Doulton, 2 blocks south of Dundas). Cocktails at 5:30, dinner at 6:00, dancing at 8:00. Music by The Kards. Prizes and Raffles. Tickets $20 per person for dinner and dance, $10 per person for dance only. For more information or to get tickets please call 519-455-2710

INFO 5:30pm, Trinity United Church Community Center

Family Day at the Kinsmen Fanshawe Sugar Bush

Family Day at the Kinsmen Fanshawe Sugar Bush 21201-c Lakeside Dr Thames Centre 519-461-1073 Monday February 15th 2016 10 am - 3 pm Free Admittance Outdoor activities include tree tapping, campfires, marshmallows, demonstrations, pancake house and maple products Proceeds Go back to the community.

INFO 10am - 3pm, 21201-c Lakeside Dr Thames Centre

London Boat, Fishing & Outdoor Show


The London Boat Fishing & Outdoor Show is a SW Ontario tradition.  As one of the Premier Regional Boat, Fishing & Outdoor Shows in Canada with the widest selection of the provinces most trusted dealers. Come get inspired, get informed, be entertained and most importantly be ready to take advantage of great Show Specials and Deals on everything to do with boating, fishing, hunting and the great outdoors.

The London Boat Fishing & Outdoor ShowConveniently located, you can find us easily from any direction or major highway. And when you arrive – you can park your car for free!

The show has acres of Boat’s and Fishing Accessories. This annual event features the top marine dealers from Southwestern Ontario who will all be showcasing hundreds of new boat’s for sale.

Why attend the London Boat, Fishing & Outdoor Show:

  • Take advantage of the once a year and exclusive show specials
  • Why drive from dealership to dealership to buy new or upgrade your current boat or power product.  All the biggest dealers are all under one roof saving you time and $$
  • Save big on huge fishing equipment and accessories priced to move
  • Comparison shop and find the right boat for your lifestyle
  • If you are new to boating, fishing or hunting start your research
  • Speak directly with experts in the industry as the show features the most trusted dealers and manufacturers
  • Learn the latest trends in the boating, fishing & hunting and outdoor Accessories

Get the most out of the London Boat, Fishing & Outdoor Show:

  • Give yourself lots of time to visit the entire show
  • Visit the London Boat, Fishing & Outdoor Show’s showcase of products on the show website in advance of attending to identify dealers and products you are interested in.
  • Save time and money by buying your boat show tickets in advance online
  • Be sure to wear comfortable shoes
  • And don't forget your questions


INFO Varies, Metroland Media Agriplex - Western Fair District

Strathroy District Collegiate Institute Presents Little Shop of Horrors

Strathroy District Collegiate Institute Presents Little Shop of Horrors February 18th to 20th at 8:00pm Matinee February 20th at 2:00pm Tickets $15 Tickets are available at: Bookmarks the Spot, 22541 Adelaide Rd., Mt. Brydges And Strathroy DCI, 361 Second St. Strathroy Tel: 519-245-2680 

INFO 2pm, Strathroy District Collegiate Institute

Coldest Night of the Year

In support of Mission Services

Your involvement in this walk impacts hundreds of lives in a positive way, helping build a bright future that once seemed out of reach.

WALK Day Details



Catholic Central High School

450 Dundas Street

London, ON



In school parking lot - enter off Dundas St, east of Colborne.


School Entrance:

Enter entrance A - facing Dundas St.




Here's the schedule for the walk:

  •  4:00 - Registration opens
  •  5:00 - Opening Ceremonies
  •  5:20 - Walk begins (all distances)
  •  6:00 - Registration closes
  •  8:00 - Route closes


Between 6:00 and 8:00 pm a warm, light meal will be served to all walkers and volunteers. So, be sure to linger with us afterwards, share some laughs, hang with some friends and celebrate the walk - at least till you warm up.




Important Instructions

Registration opens at 4:00 pm. All walkers must check-in and sign a waiver form before participating. Please come prepared with:

  •  All cash and cheques payable to "Coldest Night of the Year"
  •  Pledge sheet with all donor data filled out completely and neatly OR
  •  Post all pledges of cash and cheques online in your personal fundraising page and print off the "My Donor List" and bring with cash or cheques**.
  •  Bring a signed WAIVER FORM available online under TOOLS / FORMS on the main site .


Note: Walkers who raise $150 (adults) or $75 (youth aged 13-17) do NOT have to pay the $25 registration fee.


Route Details


View our maps to see more details about our routes.

  •  Rest Stops Rest stops will be provided at the 2.5 and 5km marks providing some shelter, some heat, a bathroom and some yummy snacks and warm drinks.
  •  Safety & Support We will have volunteers at key corners and intersections pointing the way and cheering you on. As well, there will be some friendly rest stop volunteers and support vehicles keeping an eye on everyone along the route.


What to Bring


Don't Forget

Who knows what the weather will be like on WALK day. It could be warmer than expected or cold and blowy. The key is to come prepared while keeping an eye on the Weather Network.


Please bring:

  •  good walking shoes/boots
  •  hat or toque
  •  gloves and maybe a scarf
  •  a warm jacket
INFO 4pm, Catholic Central High School 450 Dundas Street London, ON

Bowl for Kids Sake

Bowl with Big Brothers Big Sisters at this year's Bowl for Kids Sake Fundraiser at Palasasd (141 Pine Valley Boulevard).

Community Night: Sunday, February 21, 2016 from 3:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Corporate Night: Thursday, February 25, 2016 from 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Contact Anne-Marie to RSVP at

INFO Varies, Palasasd - 141 Pine Valley Boulevard

Seniors Day Out

Seniors Day Out is a half day program that occurs on the last Tuesday of the month. Participants will be treated to a morning of recreational activities (their choice of adult skate, shuffleboard, or a fitness class led by Fitness to the Max instructor Stefanie Thompson), coffee and tea, a guest speaker, and lunch provided by Aylmer Submarine. This month’s guest speaker is Julie Hill from Hills Pharmacy in Aylmer. Julie will be speaking about medication safety & accessibility in the home. The cost to register for this event is $10. Contact Dan Ciparis for further info (519)-773-5631 or When: Tuesday, February 23rd 2016 Time: 9:30AM-12:30PM Price: $10, MUST register in advance Where: East Elgin Community Complex 531 Talbot Street West, Aylmer, N5H 2T9

INFO 9:30am - 12:30pm, East Elgin Community Complex - 531 Talbot Street West, Aylmer

Rogers Sports Celebrity Dinner and Auction

The 60th Dinner and Auction will take place on February 23rd, 2016 in support of theThames Valley Children’s Centre.

The Rogers Sports Celebrity Dinner and Auction is an annual must-attend event in London, Ont. The volunteer-organized event is an evening celebrating sports and creating opportunities for children and youth to reach beyond disability.


More info:

INFO 5:30pm, Metroland Media Agriplex - Western Fair District

International Women’s Day and Breakfast

In support of the London Abused Women’s Centre

Please join us for the annual International Women’s Day Breakfast and Auction with Key note speaker, Chief Leslee White-Eye

INFO 6:30am, London Convention Centre - 300 York Street

Belmont Lions Club Comedy Night

Belmont Lions Club is hosting another great night out! Yuk Yuk's will once again be joining us on March 5th at the Belmont Arena for a night of hilarity and fun! Don't miss out, tickets are available at "Dales Farm Equipment" in Belmont 519-644-0670 or any Lions club member. Purchase tickets in advance for $25.00/person. For more information - Google Belmont lions club and check out our events calendar . Laughter is a great Christmas gift!

INFO N/A, Belmont Arena

Vanneck United Church Pancake Brunches

Vanneck United Church Pancake Brunches 22653 Vanneck Rd. (Corner of Ilderton and Vanneck Rds.) Weekends March 5-20, 2016 Saturdays 10 am – 2 pm Sundays 11 am – 2 pm Adults $10 Children 4 to 10 years $4 Children 3 and under Free Menu: All you can eats pancakes, maple syrup from Rolling Ridge Maple Products, our special sausages, our famous baked beans, fruit salad and beverages.

INFO Sat 10am – 2pm || Sun 11am – 2pm, 22653 Vanneck Rd

Spin4Kids Plus

Spin4Kids Plus is a charitable fundraiser taking place Saturday, March 5, 2016 in your community and more than 50 others across Canada.  Organized by GoodLife Kids Foundation, (a registered charity , Charitable #89126 2628 RR0001, with the goal of helping Canadian kids get more physically active) Spin4Kids Plus gives participants the opportunity to work out and have fun while raising money. 

Donations go to support community programs that will make a positive impact on the health and quality of life for Canadian children.  Last year, an estimated 7,500 riders across the country raised more than $875,000 in donations. 

GoodLife Fitness London Masonville
116 North Centre Rd. London ON

Event Leader: Cindy Chan

This event will feature cycling and other group fitness activities.

Join us Friday, 5:00-7:00pm for our Group Fitness-a-thon, refreshments, demos and silent auction


Join us Saturday, 8:00-2:00pm for Team Cycling, refreshments and live DJ!

Please contact the Event Leader to confirm which activities your team will be taking part in. 

INFO 8:00AM, GoodLife Fitness Talbot Village OR GoodLife Fitness London Masonville

Kinsmen Fanshawe Sugar Bush Maple Festival

Kinsmen Fanshawe Sugar Bush Maple Festival Every weekend in March (5, 6, 12, 13, 19, 20, 26, 27) and ALL of March Break (March 14-18) 9:00 am - 4:00 pm Adults $3.00 Children 12 and under $2.00 Location: 21201-c Lakeside Dr., Thames Centre


Sugar Bush Hotline: 519-461-1073

Proceeds go back to the community

INFO 9am - 4pm, 21201-c Lakeside Dr Thames Centre

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

Toronto Sportsmen’s Show

This March Break, come and experience the absolute best in outdoor adventure with the entire family at The Toronto Sportsmen’s Show, taking place from March 16 to 20 at a new location: The International Centre. Now in its 69th year, the Toronto Sportsmen’s Show will feature more than 350 exhibits – from fishing and boating, to hunting, camping and travel – making this Canada’s greatest and most historic outdoor supershow! Just some of this year’s attractions include appearances by Captain Dave Carraro from National Geographic Channel’s Wicked Tuna, majestic animal displays at the Birds of Prey and Speaking of Wildlife exhibits, the WoofJocks Canine All Stars variety show along with a chance to win $75,000 at the Toronto Star’s Casting Pond challenge. Also prepare to be wowed by the incredibly talented West Coast Lumberjacks – who are returning with an action-packed show featuring axe throwing, log rolling, tree climbing, saw races and much, much more! Tickets ($20 for adults, $13 for seniors 60+ and juniors aged 13-17; no charge for Children 12 years and under) can be purchased on site. The show runs from 10:00am to 8:00pm Wednesday – Saturday (March 16-19) and Sunday (March 20) from 10:00am to 6:00pm. Parking is free! For further details visit

INFO Varies, The International Centre - Toronto

Women's Lifestyle Show

The Women’s Lifestyle Show is the FUN event of the year for women of all ages in Southwestern Ontario. Shop in the vibrant marketplace which features unique and artisan products. Sample delicious locally sourced culinary bites from the top regional restaurants. Be entertained. Learn the latest trends in fashion, fitness and well-being. Take a day for you with your friends, daughter, mother or neighbour. Or come on your own to escape in our own world of that is fun for all women!

INFO Varies, London Convention Centre

35th Spring Arts and Craft Show

35th Spring Arts and Craft Show March 25, 2016 10am-6pm Progress Building, Western Fair District Join BX93 on location Admission 6.00 inc. hst Children 12 and under free Great Easter gift ideas all under one roof...woodworking, jewellery,clothing, food, candles, soap, stained glass, art and so much more

INFO 10am - 6pm, Progress Building, Western Fair District

Canadian Cancer Society Daffodil Days

Canadian Cancer Society Daffodil Days Give a little time to make a big difference. Volunteer to sell daffodil pins this March 31, April 1, 2, 3, 8, 9, 10. Register online for a two hour shift today at or contact the Canadian Cancer Society at (519) 432-1137

INFO Varies, London

All I Really Need TO Know I Learned in Kindergarten

ALL I REALLY NEED TO KNOW I LEARNED IN KINDERGARTEN, a Musical produced by Fridge Door Live Theatre Company, April 12-16, 2016 at The Arts Project, London; April 1-2 at YFC Centre, St. Thomas; April 8-9 at Strathroy Community Christian School. Supported by London Community Foundation, The Wright Family Foundation, The Ontario Arts Council. Info/Tickets www.NeedToKnow.Us

From: Len Cuthbert

INFO Varies, Varies

Big Brothers Big Sisters' Big Bash

Join us for a Bourbon-themed dinner at this year's Big Brothers Big Sisters' Big Bash on April 1st, 2016 at the London Hunt and Country Club from 5:30 PM- 9:30 PM. RSVP to Anne-Marie at

INFO 5:30pm - 9:30pm, London Hunt and Country Club

4 The Love of Music

In support of the Jennifer Mott-Mifflin Memorial Fund

Please join us for an evening of musical performances, silent auction, and fun and games!

INFO 6:30pm – 12:00am, The Hellenic Centre - 133 Southdale Rd. W.

Brescia LEAD Awards dinner

Celebrate outstanding women at this year's Brescia LEAD Awards dinner.
Keynote Speaker: Geena Davis
Thursday, April 7th, 2016 at the London Convention Center at 6PM
Tickets are $200 per person or $1600 for a table of 8

Register here:

INFO 6pm, London Convention Centre

Brescia LEAD Awards

In support of student bursaries at Brescia University College

Please join us for a special evening to celebrate and recognize extraordinary women and organizations with Key Note Speaker, Academy Award Winner Geena Davis

INFO 6pm, Brescia University College

An Evening with Alan - ILCLA's 2nd Annual Concert Gala

An Evening with Alan - ILCLA's 2nd Annual Concert Gala! Join us at for a great night of entertainment by tribute artist James McDermaid! Be sure to check out the silent auction as well - we've got some great stuff up for grabs! Enjoy some munchies and a drink from the licensed bar. All funds raised by this event help the Independent Living Centre London & Area continue to provide support to people with disabilities living in our community! Saturday, April 9th 2016 Doors open at starts at 7pm @ Victory Legion (311 Oakland Ave. London, ON) Tickets: $15 or 2 for $25 Contact ILCLA (519-660-4667) or Victory Legion (519-455-2331)

INFO 6pm, Victory Legion - 311 Oakland Ave. London, ON

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 $10.00, 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

Walk for Autism Speaks

INFO 9am, Western University Community Centre - 340 UCC Building

the Addiction Services of Thames Valley's POSSIBLE campaign

Raise awareness and funds to further the mission of the Addiction Services of Thames Valley's POSSIBLE campaign. The purpose of the POSSIBLE campaign is to shift perceptions around addictions. Join us for a live auction on June 2nd 2016 from 5:30-9:30 at the Best Western Lamplighter (591 Wellington Road, London, ON) in support of those struggling with addictions.

INFO 5:30pm - 9:30pm, Best Western Lamplighter - 591 Wellington Road, London

Relay For Life

Can you please post the following: It’s a Journey. Go the Distance. #AcceptTheBaton Join Relay For Life and proudly carry the baton. Every step you take helps fund vital support services for those living with cancer and Canada’s most promising cancer research. Share this post and encourage others to #AcceptTheBaton. Local Relay events are being held at: London – June 4th, 2016, TD Waterhouse Stadium from 5p.m. – 11 p.m. See St Thomas – June 25th , 2016 St. Joseph’s Catholic HS from 6 p.m. – 12 midnight. See 

INFO Varies, Varies



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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