January News

Community Meeting – Wed, Jan 29

The next community meeting will be on Wednesday, January 29th starting at 7:00 pm in the Orchard Park Public School gym. There will be coffee (supplied by Councillor Branscombe) and treats. Councillor Branscombe and the Sherwood Forest School site committee hope to bring you an update on the future of the school site. Also, city staff will provide an update on the proposed secondary suite (“Granny Suite”) by-law. City staff will also update us on its Adopt an ESA program program. Volunteers from the community will be invited to participate. The other item of business will be a summary of the city’s presentation on the Medway Valley Conservation Master Plan. Please contact Sandy Levin if there are other matters you feel should come before the community at this meeting.

Medway Seniors

WHEN: Wednesday, January 8th from 2 to 3 p.m.
WHERE: Sherwood Library
WHAT: “Ageless Grace Demonstration”

Please join us to learn more about this very popular new fitness and wellness program presented by Barb Kunz, a certified Ageless Grace instructor.

The program consists of 21 simple seated exercises designed for all ages and abilities. These exercises, based on everyday movements that are natural and organic, focus on the healthy longevity of the body and mind.

They are simple to do at home and almost anyone can do them, regardless of most physical conditions.

This event is free with no registration required. Bring a friend!

For more information, call 519-473-9965.

Medway Valley Heritage Forest Environmentally Significant Area (ESA)

The next meeting hosted by city staff will be on Monday, January 27th at 6:30 pm at Banting in the cafeteria. We tried to combine our community meeting with this meeting but were unable to do so. Presentation slides from this meeting will be made available on this website, and hopefully at the community meeting.

Londoners Invited to Apply for 2014 SPARKS! Grants to Strengthen and Enhance Neighbourhoods

Applications for the 2014 SPARKS! Neighbourhood Matching Funds are being accepted until January 31, 2014.

It all begins with a group of neighbours and an exciting idea! Londoners can develop ideas to enhance their neighbourhoods and then apply for funding to initiate, manage and implement their projects.

Upon approval, the City will match volunteer time contributions, donated services and materials from $100 up to $5,000.

Visit the SPARKS website for full details, guidelines and application.

Nature in the City 2014

The popular Nature in the City lecture series begins on Tuesday, January 14 at the downtown Central Library. Free parking is available. See the flyer for more information.

In addition, in celebration of its 150th Anniversary, Nature London presents OUR NATIVE LAND AND MODERN FOOTPRINT: Ecological Change through Time, an illustrated talk by John Riley of Nature Conservancy of Canada. The talk will take place on Tuesday, March 4, 7:30-8:30 pm, at the London Central Library. See the flyer for more information

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