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 email@example.com 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!
Movie Night at Furanna Park – Saturday, June 18, 7:30 pm
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Neighbourhood News and June Events
Busy day across campus may cause delays – Tuesday, June 4
Western officials are urging the campus community to use a bit of caution – and maybe some alternative routes – as a busy Tuesday, June 4, nears.
From 6-10 a.m., University Drive Bridge, along with the intersection of Perth, Middlesex and Lambton Drives, will be closed to motorized vehicle traffic.
The east side of the bridge will be closed west of the entrance to the Medway parking lot. The bridge will remain open for pedestrians and cyclists.
With more than 4,000 people expected to attend an event, the Medway, Talbot, Middlesex and Visual Arts parking lots will be reserved for event participants until 10 a.m.
London Transit buses will be re-routed in the morning.
Starting at 8 a.m., TD Waterhouse Stadium will host the Thames Valley District School Board (TVDSB) Elementary Track & Field Meet. Hundreds of local athletes, family members and fans will descend on the south side of campus for the annual event.
Huron Flats and South Valley parking lots will be used for this event, but will remain open to the campus community.
The annual Orchard Park Fun Fair will take place on Thursday, June 6th starting at 5:30 pm with a BBQ. The event is rain or shine.
Councillor Squire’s Community Meeting – Wed, June 19
The meeting will be held on Wednesday, June 19th starting at 7 pm at King’s College in the Vitali Lounge. Councillor Squire is asking you to RSVP at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 519-661-5095. Topics will include transit and community safety. Representatives from London Transit and the Police Community Oriented Response Unit will attend.
Reminder: Annual BBQ and AGM, Thurs, May 23
As a reminder, the Ratepayers annual BBQ will be this Thursday, May 23rd, at Orchard Park Public School starting at 6 pm, followed by our Annual General Meeting (AGM) at 7:30.
If you can help with clean up and take down right before the AGM, it would be appreciated. Just drop by the grill and let the cooks know you are available.
Anyone interested in serving on the Executive should contact Sandy Levin. We are also looking for someone to take minutes of the meeting. Let us know if you are interested – paper and pen provided!
The AGM will include speakers from the City’s Age Friendly Initiative, Salthaven, our City Hall report from Councillor Squire, and an update on the park and housing development at the former Sherwood Forest School site.