Local upcoming events

Museum of Ontario Archaeology

Archaeology is happening all around us, everyday!

The new feature exhibit at the Museum of Ontario Archaeology explores how and why archaeology is done in the province of Ontario through artifacts, maps, tools, and interactive displays.

Visitors will learn about how archaeological sites are discovered and excavated, and what happens to artifact collections once they are recovered.

Please join us for the exhibit opening here at the Museum of Ontario Archaeology on Thursday, February 13th at 7:00 pm

Brescia University College

Brescia University College will host Tampon Tuesday in partnership with Shoppers Drug Mart, Virgin Radio, CTV and the London Food Bank

At the first Tampon Tuesday event in 2020 on Tuesday, February 18, Brescia will host a special Tampon Tuesday saluting Women in Agriculture! Our guest speakers on February 18th will be:

  • Laura Bowers, Producer & Industry Relations, Burnbrae Farms
  • Lisa McLeod- Owner, McLeod Water Wells
  • Sally Van Straaten- Owner, RJ Grain Elevators
  • Rick Van Laeckie- CEO & President of Horizon Seeds
  • Cara Finn-Executive Director of Middlesex Economic Development
  • Morgan McTavish- Agri-Food Manager, Western Fair District
  • Brescia’s Vice Principal & Academic Dean, Dr. Lauretta Frederking

Admission: 1 box of menstrual products
Time: 5:00-7:00 p.m.
Location: Brescia University College, Academic Pavilion main floor

Medway Creek Open House

You are invited to join our staff and the Friends of Medway Creek on Tuesday, February 25 as we explore all the amazing projects that have gone into helping Medway Creek improve on water quality and forest conditions.

Date: Tuesday, February 25, 2020
Time: 5:30 – 8:30 pm
Location: Medway High School, 14405 Medway Road, Arva

The purpose of this Open House is to update the community on what has been going on and gain feedback from you on other types of projects you feel are needed to help our local environment.

We have speakers lined up to present on topics such as interesting wildlife in the area, tree planting efforts, how we’re using innovative approaches to removing phosphorus and learn how you can get involved.

There is still so much to do! This Open House has been designed for both urban and rural residents so whether you are a politician, farmer, landowner, city resident – there is something to learn and be a part of for everyone!

Please see the flyer for details. Feel free to pass this along to others that have an interest in Medway Creek.

Brescia University College celebrates International Women’s Day

Please join us for the annual Dr. Hanycz Leadership Lecture with Maude Barlow, Brescia’s 3rd Chancellor

Date: Thursday, March 5, 2020
Time: 6:30 p.m.
Location: Brescia St. James Building Auditorium

A Canadian author, activist and well-respected leader, Maude is the recipient of fourteen honorary doctorates and numerous awards recognizing her commitment to social justice and environmental activism. Maude is the Honorary Chairperson of the Council of Canadians and co-founder of the Blue Planet Project, supporting the human right to access clean water. Brescia welcomes its neighbourhood friends to join us for a memorable evening; admission is free.

Neighborhood News – May 11

Orchard Park Public School Fun Fair and Movie Night – June 7, 7:30 pm
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Mid-March News

Robin Hood Day in Sherwood Forest (Library) – March 17th, 10:00-5:00

Come celebrate all things Robin Hood in Sherwood Forest!

There will be activities for all ages all day long including archery, music, history presentations, and refreshments.

From Councillor Squire – Ward Meeting, Monday, March 19th

Just to give everyone a quick heads up, I will be having my final ward meeting of this term of Council on Monday March 19 from 7-9 pm at Kings College in the Dante Lenardon Hall. There will be 2 topics on the agenda, the first being community safety. We will have a police officer there to answer any questions about neighbourhood safety and in particular break-ins. The other topic will be BRT and how it is being proposed in Ward 6. I will be updating you on the plan that will be going to Council for approval on April 9. I will also have a guest speaker, Frank Moretti who is a transportation policy analyst and can comment on different transit plans in North America and future trends. I hope people will come out to give me input on these two topics. It is really important that people be there and show interest.

Phil Squire, City Councillor, Ward 6

Bus Rapid Transit

If you did not get to the open house on what the City is planning, you can have a look at the information presented by going to: https://www.shiftlondon.ca/brt_open_house_display_boards

Sherwood Forest School Site, New Housing and Park

The process is moving along. We understand from the developer that he will have an information meeting sometime in April. There will be a sign on the site with date, time and location as well as information on our website.

There will be a separate city led process with us and the City Parks Planning staff for the park design and amenities. The park is to be developed in 2019. The developer will be constructing the path that will link Finsbury and Wychwood.

Medway Valley Heritage Forest Environmentally Significant Area

The public participation meeting on the proposed two bridges to be built across the Medway, including one in our area of the Valley, will take place at City Hall on April 16th. We will update you when we find out the time and when the final report is posted. If you wish to submit your opinion in writing for the meeting agenda, write to pec@london.ca noting that you wish your communication to appear on the agenda. It should be addressed to Chair and Members, Planning and Environment Committee. At the meeting, anyone may speak without pre-registering. You will have up to 5 minutes to speak.

Aurelia House, the New Addition to the Monastery

If you have been along Ramsay Road, you have seen the work being done to add an addition to the Precious Blood Monastery. The Sisters will welcome the community for an Open House soon.

Casino Survey Online

Further to City Council’s resolution on the municipal requirements to be satisfied for a proposed expansion of a gaming site in London, the city has launched the online survey which can be accessed at the following link:
https://getinvolved.london.ca/expansion-gaming

ESA, BRT, and BBQ!

Medway Valley Heritage Forest Environmentally Significant Area

City staff are now proposing two bridges in the Valley including one in our area (see the black circles on the map below). The bridges may be similar to those across the Creek north of Fanshawe Park Road as each crossing is roughly 3 times wider than across Rollingwood Creek below Metamora.


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Late October News

Message from Western

This next week Western staff will will be maintaining sections of the Fram / Springett land – basically mowing and trimming. For more information, contact Brandon Watson at Western. His contact information is bwatso5@uwo.ca or by phone at 661-2111 x 88736

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