Community Tree Planting at Sisters of the Precious Blood – Friday, October 14

The Sisters of the Precious Blood are having a tree planting (almost 150 trees and shrubs) supported by ReForest London on Friday, October 14 from 10:00 am-noon.  The neighbourhood is invited to help with the planting and mulching of the new trees.  No planting experience is necessary – just bring work gloves. 

ReForest London asks that volunteers register just to ensure they know how many volunteers to expect and to be able to reach out if there is adverse weather and the event needs to be postponed or cancelled. 

If you plan to attend, please register at:


Upcoming All Candidate Meeting – Sept 28, 2022

Municipal Elections are coming up on October 24.

The Orchard Park Sherwood Forest Ratepayers are sponsoring an upcoming All Candidate Meeting –

Date: Wednesday, September 28  

Time: 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Location: Brescia University College, Mother St. James Building Auditorium

 Candidates for City Council and for both School Boards are invited. Candidates for Council will start at 7 pm, candidates for the Separate Board will be on stage at roughly 7:45.  The evening will conclude with the candidates for the Public Board. Each candidate will have a two minute opening statement and a two minute closing statement and answer questions from the floor.

Outdoor Event at Brescia on Thurs, Sept 8

A letter from Brescia regarding an outdoor event on Thursday, September 8:

Dear Brescia Neighbour,

We are thrilled to share Brescia will be returning to in-class learning for the 2022-2023 Academic Year. Our University looks forward to welcoming students back into the warm and enriching environment we have strived to create for more than 100 years.

As valued members of our community and long-time friends of Brescia, we are writing to ensure you have a great deal of notice with regards to Afilifest, which will be held on our campus this Thursday, September 8th. During the event, we will host the other two affiliate universities (Huron and King’s) for an evening of networking and well-managed celebration.

The event will commence at 7 p.m. and will be wrapped up no later than 11 p.m. During this time, there will be music playing, but it will not exceed an appropriate volume. We are committed to ensuring we do not disturb the neighbourhoods surrounding our campus. As in previous years, Afilifest will be a dry event, so no alcohol will be served or permitted on Brescia’s grounds.

While we do not foresee any issues arising, we are proactively working with Western’s Campus Police to ensure additional security is available – both in support of the safety of our students and the comfort of our nearby communities. If you have any questions or concerns leading up to the event, please contact me directly at 519.432.8353 x28156. Additionally, if you would like to get in touch with us on the evening of September 8th, please call the Clare Hall 24-hour Front Desk at 519-858-5150.

After two years of compromised learning and living environments, we hope you will feel as excited as we are to see our students thriving within and contributing to our vibrant city. We appreciate your kind consideration of this letter and your patience and understanding as we continue to nurture a vital partnership with all those within and beyond our campus.


Carolyn Temple

Acting Director of Student Experience

Volunteers needed for ESA Day – Sept 17-18

The Upper Thames River Conservation Authority (UTRCA) in cooperation with the City is holding an ESA Day during the annual Doors Open weekend September, Saturday the 17th and Sunday September the 18th.  Please email if you are interested and available to help by handing out brochures at the Longbow/Wychwood entrance or leading informative walks for visitors.  Shifts are  Saturday or Sunday 9-11:30 or 11:30-2.  The goal is to raise awareness of ESAs as special places that are to be enjoyed through appropriate uses.  There will also be similar activities during these times at Westminster Ponds ESA (the city visitor centre on Wellington Road) and at Killaly Meadows ESA (at the end of Windemere Road, east of Adelaide).  All free!