Community Events

Community Events

Date Event Description Time / Location
1/812/31

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 www.londonnewcomersclub.com or call  519-641-5777 for more information, including the date of our next coffee night.

INFO see website, see website
9/111/30

The Alzheimer Society of Huron County's annual fundraiser "Coffee Break"

The Alzheimer Society of Huron County's annual fundraiser "Coffee Break"

Coffee Break kicks off in September, and is hosted by many establishments all over Huron County; such as offices, churches & community groups. Coffee Break participants are simply asked to make a donation in exchange for a cup of coffee. With our Coffee Break fundraiser, the Alzheimer Society of Huron County is able to continue running support services and programs for people living in Huron County with Alzheimer's disease and related dementias.

For a list of Coffee Breaks in your area check out our website at http://www.alzheimer.ca/huroncounty 

INFO see website, see website
9/1710/31

In motion Community Challenge

C’mon London...let’s get In Motion!

Join the In Motion Community Challenge this October by tracking your daily physical activity minutes on the FREE mobile app available HERE or through the App Store.

Challenge your family, friends or co-workers and get In Motion...proudly sponsored by Today’s Country BX93!

http://inmotion4life.ca/

INFO ., .
10/42/1

Fight for Sight Dodgeball Invitational Tournament

POSTPONED UNTIL FEBRUARY 2015

A Dodgeball Canada fundraiser to support Canadian Council for the Blind. This co-ed dodgeball tournament is comprised of teams with 6 to 10 participants in three divisions - to suit all levels of skill and age. Funds raised to to support CCB research and future initiatives.

For more info and to register a team please visit www.sport-travel.com/dodgeball-canada

Sponsored in part by Today's Country BX93

INFO 9:00 am, Saunders Secondary School
10/4

5th Annual Trucking for a Cure

5th Annual Trucking for a Cure Saturday Oct 4th 2014. Fun day of festivities for the whole family to enjoy! Live band The Road Birds performing,bouncy castle,face painting,BBQ,silent auction,draw prizes! And the largest Pink Ribbon parade of trucks raising awareness & funds for the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation Ontario.Takes place Saturday Oct 4th 9am-5pm at the TA Travel Center 535 Mill st Woodstock,ON Hwy 401 exit 230.Contact Joanne 613-803-1711 We are a Community Event Partner with the CBCF Ontario Region.

INFO 9am-5pm, TA Travel Center 535 Mill st Woodstock,ON Hwy 401 exit 230
10/4

LONDON 2014 TWEED RIDE

2014 will be the inaugural London Tweed Ride. The ride will be a part of the Old East Village Heritage Day festival. We will depart from Queen's Park taking in some of London's finest heritage neighbourhoods including; SOHO, Old South, Downtown, and of course the Old East Village. The mid point of the ride will be a rest stop at the heart of Old South, The Normal School and Wortley Green. We will start and finish at the Saturday centre of London and the Old East Village, Queens Park and the Western Fair Farmers Market. Where you can enjoy a picnic of your own fair or some of the amazing edibles offered at the market. Either way you will enjoy the company of other cyclists and participate in the OEV Heritage festival.
Prizes for best dresses, best bike, besy decorations ect.
SO come on out London and get your TWEED ON!

INFO 11:00 AM to 2:00 PM, Queens Park 900 king St London ON
10/4

An evening of music and decadent desserts

Calvary United Church at 221 Stinson Street in Rodney,ONT. presents an evening of music and decadent desserts featuring the musical group "The Five Guys" on Sat. Oct. 4th, 2014 at 7:00PM -Tickets are: $10.00 per person. Please call 519-785-1859 to reserve your tickets at the door.

INFO 7:00PM, Calvary United Church at 221 Stinson Street in Rodney,ONT.
10/4

Memory Lane Quilt Show

St. Johns Anglican Church is holding their Memory Lane Quilt Show on Oct. 4th from 10 am to 4 pm, 34 Head Street, Strathroy. Merchants Mall and Tea Room with light lunch is included. Admission $5. Come and enjoy the beautiful quilts displayed in our historic Church and Parish Hall.

INFO 10 am to 4 pm, St. Johns Anglican Church-34 Head Street, Strathroy
10/5

WFRC Turkey Trot 5k Run and Kiddie Trot

WFRC Turkey Trot 5k Run and Kiddie Trot is a road race that will be held at Woodstock Fitness and Racquet Club benefiting Big Brothers and Big Sisters of Woodstock. It will be held on October 5, 2014 with a start time of 8 a.m. For more information, visit wfrc.ca. Come join us for a run!

INFO start time of 8 a.m., Woodstock Fitness and Racquet Club
10/10

DayBreak 2014

The London and District Distress Centre is proud to present DayBreak 2014: “Tackling” Mental Health Stigma in Sports

Please join us for this educational and interactive workshop designed for coaches, athletes and parents to discuss how we can lift mental health stigma in sports. TSN’s “Off the Record” host Michael Landsberg will share his inspirational story of living with depression, followed by a panel discussion where guests will have the opportunity to ask questions to our expert panelists.

Tickets - $50 for adults, $25 for students

TICKETS ARE NOW ON SALE!!

On Friday October 10th, 2014, which is World Mental Health Day, the London and District Distress Centre presents DayBreak 2014 - "Tackling" Mental Health Stigma in Sports!! TSN's host of Off the Record Michael Landsberg will be joining us as our keynote speaker, followed by a panel discussion with experienced coaches, sports psychologists and athletes!

Visit http://www.londondistresscentre.com/events/daybreak-2014/ to purchase your tickets today!

INFO 7:00am – 10:30am, Western Fair Carousel Room 316 Rectory Street, London ON
10/11

Run 4 Rural Mental Health

This Thanksgiving weekend, Help us support rural mental health!

The first annual Run 4 Rural Mental Health is raising funds to support rural mental health services in our community. This event is hosted in partnership with Search Foundation and CMHA Middlesex, and will be taking place on Saturday October 11th at SDCI/Holy Cross High School. Registration begins at 7:15 am. There are many ways to get involved and help us to support rural mental health services: you can participate in the 10 k or 5 k run, or join us for the 5 k walk. You can also set up your own on-line fundraising page to share with your family & friends to help us collect donations.

Please visit our website at www.run4rmh.com to learn more! 

INFO Registration begins at 7:15 am, SDCI/Holy Cross High School
10/1710/18

CONNECTED WOMEN’S CONFERENCE

The annual “CONNECTED WOMEN’S CONFERENCE” will be held OCTOBER 17 and18, 2014 at BETHEL CHURCH, Sarnia, Ontario. We encourage ladies to join us for an amazing time of connecting with other faith-filled women and with God! Our featured speaker is Debbie Alsdorf, a best-selling author and international speaker. Debbie, along with six other breakout speakers, will be presenting messages and insights on our theme, “Going Deeper, the Journey of Joy”. For more information, and to register for this event, visit www.connectedwomensconference.com or call our Conference Registrar, Liz Moore, at 519-627-2475.

INFO see website, BETHEL CHURCH, Sarnia, Ontario
10/18

Canadian Cancer Society Cops for Cancer Head Shave

Canadian Cancer Society Cops for Cancer London Head Shave

Date: October 18, 2014 Time: 12-2 pm Venue Name: Masonville Place, 1680 Richmond St, London, Ontario

Join the force in the fight against cancer

Join members of the London Police Association for the 10th anniversary of the Cops for Cancer London Head Shave on Saturday, October 18 at Masonville Place. Register today to join the force in the fight against cancer! www.copsforcancer.ca or call 519-432-1137 For more information please contact 519-432-1137 or email elginmiddlesex@ontario.cancer.ca

INFO 12-2 pm, Masonville Place, 1680 Richmond St, London, Ontario
10/18

Pumpkin Fest

The leaves are falling, there is a chill in the air, and all the little boos and ghouls are getting ready for trick or treating fun. Join us at the Ingersoll Cheese & Agricultural Museum on Saturday, October 18, 2014 from 12:00 PM to 4:00 PM for our annual Pumpkin Fest! This FREE family event includes crafts, games, pumpkin carving, wagon rides and much, much more! Pumpkin Fest October 18, 2014 12:00 to 4:00 pm Ingersoll Cheese & Agricultural Museum 290 Harris Street (Centennial Park) For more information: 519-485-5510

INFO 12:00 PM to 4:00 PM, Ingersoll Cheese & Agricultural Museum
10/19

6th Annual Exeter Bridal Expo

Chance to win a beautiful Diamond Ring from Charm Diamond Centres

Chance to win a beautiful Wedding Gown from Once Upon a Time Weddings

For more details and a list of vendors please visit  www.exeterbridalexpo.com

INFO noon to 4pm, South Huron Recreational Centre
10/21

The London Newcomers' Club - "Get Acquainted" Coffee Night

The London Newcomers' Club is a non-profit organization for women who are new to the London area or are newly alone.  The club is hosting a "get-acquainted" information night for prospective new members on Tuesday, October 21, 2014 at 7 p.m. at Westmount Public Library (Ferraro Room B), 3200 Wonderland Road South.

Please join us to find out about our club and activities.  If you cannot attend, please visit our website at  www.londonnewcomersclub.com or call 519-641-5777 for information.

INFO 7pm, Westmount Public Library (Ferraro Room B), 3200 Wonderland Road South
10/2510/26

LONDON BABY EXPO

Your one stop baby and toddler event will return to the Western Fair District October 25 & 26...proudly sponsored by Today's Country BX93!

 

Highlighting the finest local businesses and services, the 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 100 exhibitors, many community resources, a mom-to-mom sale and more, you won’t want to miss the Expo!

http://londonbabyexpo.com

https://www.facebook.com/LondonBabyExpo

INFO October 25 – 9a-4p/October 26 – 10a-3p, Western Fair District
10/25

The Forest City Derby Girls DOUBLE HEADER

The Forest City Derby Girls are excited to announce that we are hosting another double header roller derby bout in London on October 25th! Our two home teams will be taking on teams from Guelph, Ontario in an action packed night of full contact roller derby action!

WHO:
FCDG Thames Fatales vs RCRG Killer Queens
FCDG Luscious Lunch Ladies vs RCRG Violet Uprising

TICKETS:
$12 in advance or $15 at the door. Children 10 & under are free
Buy online at: www.westernfairdistrict.com/sports/forest_city_derby_girls

Forest City Derby Girls
http://www.ForestCityDerbyGirls.com

Next Bouts:
October 25th @ The Agriplex, London, Ontario
November 29th @ The Agriplex, London, Ontario
December 13th @ The Agriplex, London, Ontario
January 10th @ The Agriplex, London, Ontario
February 7th @ The Agriplex, London, Ontario
March 14th @ The Agriplex, London, Ontario

INFO at 5 p.m. (First game - 6pm, second game - 8:30pm), Agriplex Building, Western Fair District
10/25

Coffee House

Sat Evening Coffee House Enjoy an evening of entertainment featuring different types of music that is sure to please everyone’s tastes. Come and join in the intimate atmosphere. Saturday October 25th @ 7 pm, at the Church the Church of the Ascension, 2060 Dundas Street East. Tickets $10.00. Available by phone (519) 709-0255 or email philiptempleton661@gmail.com. More info at http://ascensionlondon.com/

INFO 7 pm, Church of the Ascension, 2060 Dundas Street East
10/28

Techvibes Tech Fest

In partnership with the London Economic Development Corporation, Techvibes Tech Fest brings together London's fastest growing tech companies that are looking for the best talent in the city.

Visit https://www.picatic.com/techfestlondon for event details.

INFO 6PM, London Music Hall, 185 Queens Ave., London, Ontario
10/29

3rd Annual Busting Out Masquerade Gala

On Wednesday October 29th 2014, The SMGH Foundation's 3rd Annual Busting Out Masquerade Gala will be held at Amy’s Restaurant in Strathroy from 5-8:30 pm. Tickets will be Available shortly. This event was held in order to raise awareness of breast health education, preventative screening and expanding breast cancer diagnosis and treatment programs available at Strathroy Middlesex General Hospital (SMGH). The proposed expanding program will increase access to cancer care locally and help to reduce the growing wait time for care within the region.”

INFO 5-8:30 pm, Amy’s Restaurant in Strathroy
11/1

29th annual Teddy Bear Reunion

King's University presents "Memories of Days Gone By" - a Marion Kernighan Production. Experience a Musical journey showcasing 100 years of comedy, entertainment and fashion from 1870-1970. Date: Saturday November 1, 2014 Time: 1:30 pm & 7:00 pm Location: 266 Epworth Ave. London, ON - **Peter & Joanne Kenny Theatre in the Darryl J. King Student Life Centre** Price: $25.00 per ticket in Advance or $30.00 at the door Tickets available at: London Crisis Pregnancy Centre 261 Piccadilly Street London, ON 519.432.7098 (Cash & Cheques accepted) Dishington's Tearoom 2485 Main Street Lambeth, ON 519.652.2818 (Cash & Cheques Accepted) Office of Campus Ministry at King's University College 266 Epworth Ave London, ON 519.963.1477 (Cash & Cheques Accepted) Marion Kernighan 519.666.0942 or 519.318.9334 Buy tickets online. See website below. ALL PROCEEDS GO DIRECTLY TO THE LONDON CRISIS PREGNANCY CENTRE 

INFO see description, 266 Epworth Ave. London, ON
11/111/8

Forest City Feeling Funny Festival

London’s very own Comedy Festival, including performances by:

Brian Posehn
Sat, Nov 1 at 9pm
Wolf Performance Hall, London

The Forest City’s Funniest
Wed, Nov 5 at 8:30 pm
The Scots Corner, London

Big Jay Oakerson
Thurs, Nov 6 at 8pm
Fox and Fiddle, London

For tickets and more information, check www.drfeelfunny.com

INFO see description, Various locations throughout London
11/1

King's University presents "Memories of Days Gone By"

King's University presents "Memories of Days Gone By" - a Marion Kernighan Production.

Experience a Musical journey showcasing 100 years of comedy, entertainment and fashion from 1870-1970. Date: Saturday November 1, 2014 Time: 1:30 pm & 7:00 pm Location: 266 Epworth Ave. London, ON - **Peter & Joanne Kenny Theatre in the Darryl J. King Student Life Centre**

Price: $25.00 per ticket in Advance or $30.00 at the door

Tickets available at: London Crisis Pregnancy Centre 261 Piccadilly Street London, ON 519.432.7098 (Cash & Cheques accepted)
Dishington's Tearoom 2485 Main Street Lambeth, ON 519.652.2818 (Cash & Cheques Accepted)
Office of Campus Ministry at King's University College 266 Epworth Ave London, ON 519.963.1477 (Cash & Cheques Accepted)
Marion Kernighan 519.666.0942 or 519.318.9334

Buy tickets online.
ALL PROCEEDS GO DIRECTLY TO THE LONDON CRISIS PREGNANCY CENTRE 

See website below. www.eventbrite.ca

INFO 1:30 pm & 7:00 pm, 266 Epworth Ave. London, ON
11/1

Halloween Bash

Halloween Bash Saturday, November 1 8:00 pm – 1:00 am Unifor Hall/Local 88 364 Victoria Street, Ingersoll Prizes for best costume (single and couple) Live Entertainment by Wine Vinyl $20 – Tickets available at Grampa’s Attic and Coffee Culture in Ingersoll or at the door. OPAL Alliance Fundraiser

INFO 8:00 pm – 1:00 am, Unifor Hall/Local 88 364 Victoria Street, Ingersoll
11/1

London Lightning vs. Windsor Express

INFO 7:00 pm, Budweiser Gardens
11/8

RAKEverywhere COMEDY Fundraiser

We were so successful last year, we just HAD to do it again this year! Sat. Nov. 8th from 7pm to 1am-Woodstock Community Complex "Goff Hall", 381 Finkle Street, Woodstock Tickets are only $20.00 per person, for a FUN night featuring 3 Yuk Yuk's Comedians, Silent Auction, DJ and Dancing, all in support of RAKEverywhere (Random Acts of Kindness Everywhere) Charitable Endeavours. Please call Lorri at 226-228-8028 or e-mail Lorri.Horton@RAKEverywhere.org

INFO 7pm to 1am, Woodstock Community Complex "Goff Hall", 381 Finkle Street, Woodstock
11/9

London Lightning vs, Brampton A's

INFO 2:00 pm, Budweiser Gardens
11/14

18th annual Scotiabank VON Trivia Challenge

It's the next best thing to being on a game show - it's the 18th annual Scotiabank VON Trivia Challenge - with quizmasters Dave Collins and Rachel Gilbert.

The event is set for Friday, November 14th at the London Convention Centre with cocktails at 6:30 and Trivia starting at 7:30. Team registration is now open online at www.vonmiddlesexelgin.ca. Cost is $360 per team of 8 ($45 per person). All proceeds benefit local VON programs and services and allow us to help people in our community live safely and independently at home for as long as possible.

Register before October 10th for your chance to win the Early Bird Prize. want more info? call Julie Simpson at 519-659-2273 ext 3275. See you there!

INFO see description, London Convention Centre
11/15

JINGLE BELL WALK & RUN FOR ARTHRITIS

The Arthritis Society is pleased to introduce The Jingle Bell Walk and Run for Arthritis to Ontario. For nearly 20 years this fun-filled event has launched the holiday season in many communities in Canada. The Society supports over 4.6 million Canadians who live with arthritis through research, education programs and services. This year, the residents of London will have the opportunity to kick off their festive spirit while supporting this important cause.

Taking place in beautiful Springbank Park, there are options for all runners (and walkers!) with a 2K, 5K or 10K option

Santa will be present to keep our runners hydrated and festive costumes are encouraged! Lockers and washrooms will be available on site and pets are welcome. Please bring along a non-perishable food item and receive a draw ticket to win a fabulous prize.

Be sure to join the conversation:

Facebook: Jingle Bell Walk and Run for Arthritis – London 2014
Twitter: @arthritissoc #ArthritisJBWR

Register at http://www.arthritis.ca/jinglebellwalk

INFO Registration will open at 8 a.m. Opening remarks at 9 a.m. Run begins at 9:15 a.m., Springbank Park
11/15

London Lightning vs. Island Storm

INFO 7:00 pm, Budweiser Gardens
11/19

2014 Pillar Community Innovation Awards

***For tickets to the 2014 Pillar Community Innovation Awards, please visit http://www.pillarnonprofit.ca/communityinnovationawards or call at 519-433-7876***

Pillar Community Innovation Awards 2014 - Finalists Announced


Great Things are Happening in Our City 
LONDON, ONTARIO – Share your stories. Inspire by example. Recognize deserving individuals and organizations. 
The Pillar Community Innovation Awards celebrate nonprofits and charities and the businesses, government sector organizations and individuals who work together to make our community brighter.
The finalists for this year’s Pillar Community Innovation Awards have now been selected. Please join us in congratulating them for all their efforts to make our community brighter. The three finalists in each of the four award categories of Community Innovation, Community Leadership, Community Impact, and Community Collaboration are…
Innovation
100 Women Who Care
Coupons for Hunger
Don’t Forget Theatre

Leadership
Jeff Flesher
Bryna Warshawsky
Dennis Winkler

Impact
El Sistema Aeolian
N’Amerind Friendship Centre – Community Liaison Program
St. Paul’s Social Services

Collaboration
Community Alliance for Development Disabilities and Autism
London CARes
Real Voice Project

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

http://www.pillarnonprofit.ca

INFO 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm, London Convention Centre, 300 York Street
11/22

Moonlight and Mistletoe: A Community Christmas Soiree

Moonlight and Mistletoe: A Community Christmas Soiree Saturday, November 22 Oxford Auditorium 875 Nellis Street, Woodstock Cash Bar 6:00 pm – 1:00 am, Dinner at 6:30 pm Live Entertainment by Wine Vinyl at 9:00 pm Tickets on sale now - $65 individual ticket and $500 for group package For tickets, contact Rick at 519-532-8307 OPAL Alliance and IDNC Fundraiser

INFO 6:00 pm – 1:00 am, Oxford Auditorium 875 Nellis Street, Woodstock
11/23

London Lightning vs. Windsor Express

INFO 2:00 pm, Budweiser Gardens
11/2612/6

Festival of Trees, presented by the Ontario Lung Association

FREE ADMISSION

Visit the unique, beautifully decorated tree displays, and support the Lung Association by purchasing raffle tickets ($10 each or 3 for $20) and place the tickets in the gift box adjacent to the item/tree you wish to win. Raffle participants can win fully decorated trees and wreaths as well as a number of items donated by local businesses. Volunteer elves will be on-site all day, every day to help you with your raffle ticket purchases.

Other activities include:

“Santa’s Secret Shoppe,” “Breakfast with Santa, “Photos with Santa,” and “Soupendous Lunch”

Web link for more information: http://www.on.lung.ca/festivaloftreeslondon

INFO ., Covent Garden Market, upper level London, ON
11/27

London Lightning vs. Moncton Miracles

INFO 7:00 pm, Budweiser Gardens
12/11

London Lightning vs. Mississauga Power

INFO 7:00 pm, Budweiser Gardens
12/18

London Lightning vs. Mississauga Power

INFO 7:00, Budweiser Gardens
12/27

London Lightning vs. Brampton A's

INFO 7:00 pm, Budweiser Gardens
1/3

London Lightning vs. Windsor Express

INFO 7:00 pm, Budweiser Gardens
1/10

London Lightning vs. Halifax Rainmen

INFO 7:00 pm, Budweiser Gardens
1/11

London Lightning vs. Saint John Mill Rats

INFO 2:00 pm, Budweiser Gardens
1/18

London Lightning vs. Mississauga Power

INFO 2:00 pm, Budweiser Gardens
1/25

London Lightning vs. Brampton A's

INFO 2:00 pm, Budweiser Gardens
2/5

London Lightning vs. Windsor Express

INFO 7:00 pm, Budweiser Gardens
2/19

London Lightning vs. Brampton A's

INFO 7:00 pm, Budweiser Gardens
2/28

London Lightning vs. Mississauga Power

INFO 7:00 pm, Budweiser Gardens
9/89/11

COUNTRY MUSIC WEEK

CANADIAN COUNTRY MUSIC ASSOCIATION® ANNOUNCES LONDON, ONTARIO TO HOST COUNTRY MUSIC WEEK & 2016 CCMA AWARDS

 

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 www.ccma.org.



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INFO ., Budweiser Gardens & Various Locations, London ON

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