Events Calendar

  • Saturday, August 24, 2019 at 10:00 AM
    Museum of Ontario Archaeology in London, ON, Canada

    Wild Child Outdoor Playgroup

    Hosted by: Wild Child - Childreach

    Join us with your little ones every week as we head into the woods to enjoy free play in a natural setting. Let us demystify the risks of outdoor free play and increase your confidence and competence in providing child-led, inquiry-based opportunities for your children. We will meet no matter what the weather! Dress accordingly, and bring a snack - all of this physical activity and fresh air works up an appetite.

    Got a question? Email Karen at kgair@childreach.on.ca or call us at 519-434-3644.

    Be a part of our WILD CHILD community - join our active WILD CHILD Facebook page! “Like and follow” to connect with other WILD CHILD families, and get the latest Wild Child news!

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  • Saturday, August 24, 2019 at 01:00 PM
    Port Dover Beach in Port Dover, ON, Canada

    Lake Erie Challenge 2019

    Hosted by: Canadian Freshwater Alliance

    The year is 2019. Lake Erie's algae forecast predicts a severe bloom, impacting communities all along the lake. Erie needs our help, and this summer, 2 teams of accomplished athletes are taking the plunge! 💧

    On August 24th, swimmers and stand up paddle boarders will cross 30km of open water from Long Point to Port Dover to raise funds and awareness for #LakeErie.

    While the athletes are out there doing their thing, celebrate Erie by joining us and our local partners on-shore at Port Dover on August 24th from 1pm to 4pm!

    WE'LL BE OFFERING:

    - A Community Yoga Class
    - Celebratory cake-cutting ceremony
    - Art workshops
    - Community beach clean-up
    - Interactive booths set up by local groups
    - Live Music
    - FREE #Giveaway items
    - And more!

    ************************************************************* Want to donate to this great cause? Show your support for #TEAMSWIM or #TEAMSUP here: https://bit.ly/2YC4V0i*************************************************************
    For more information on this event or #ChallengeDay, contact helen@freshwateralliance.ca or visit: www.lakeeriechallenge.ca

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  • Sunday, August 25, 2019 at 10:00 AM
    Urban Roots London in London, ON, Canada

    Urban Roots London Weekly Volunteer Sessions

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    This season we will be hosting two volunteer sessions each week! These sessions are family-friendly and open to all ages and abilities. Don't have a green thumb? That's okay! Our drop-in volunteer times are about working together, building community, and learning from each other.

    Stop by 21 Norlan Ave (Highbury Ave and Hamilton Rd) and join the Urban Roots London team!

    Wednesday evenings from 6PM-sundown
    Sunday mornings from 10AM-1PM

    Volunteer sessions happen rain or shine! ☀️(barring any extreme weather).

    We can't wait to see you there!

    View the event page on Facebook here.

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  • Sunday, August 25, 2019 at 01:00 PM
    Newport Forest in West Elgin, ON, Canada

    Passport to Nature: Summer Wildflowers

    Hosted by the Thames Talbot Land Trust

    Do you know the native wildflowers of summer? Learn what flowers are blooming at Newport Forest with Will Van Hemessen, botanist and ecologist, as we hike through this unique Carolinian floodplain forest. Biting insects and ticks are possible and participants should take appropriate precautions.

     

    Registration is required, available on Eventbrite

    View the Passport here

    WHEN
    August 25, 2019 at 1pm - 3pm
    WHERE
    Newport Forest
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  • Sunday, August 25, 2019 at 02:00 PM

    Bird and Plant Observation

    Hosted by: Nature London

    Meet the leader at the turnaround area at the south end of Prince of Wales Gate (Prince of Wales Gate runs south off of Gainsborough Rd, west of Hyde Park Rd) in northwest London. We will be observing open field and prairie plants and birds.

    Call 416 729 0544 if more information is required.

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  • Wednesday, August 28, 2019 at 06:00 PM
    Urban Roots London in London, ON, Canada

    Urban Roots London Weekly Volunteer Sessions

    Logo

    This season we will be hosting two volunteer sessions each week! These sessions are family-friendly and open to all ages and abilities. Don't have a green thumb? That's okay! Our drop-in volunteer times are about working together, building community, and learning from each other.

    Stop by 21 Norlan Ave (Highbury Ave and Hamilton Rd) and join the Urban Roots London team!

    Wednesday evenings from 6PM-sundown
    Sunday mornings from 10AM-1PM

    Volunteer sessions happen rain or shine! ☀️(barring any extreme weather).

    We can't wait to see you there!

    View the event page on Facebook here.

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  • Thursday, August 29, 2019 at 10:00 AM
    Paul Haggis Park in London, ON, Canada

    Paul Haggis Park Aftercare

    Hosted by: ReForest London

    Aftercare eventsKeeping the forest in the Forest City takes more than just planting trees alone! Caring for trees during their first few years is essential to the success of a naturalization project. That's why we go back to our planting sites from June to September to help ensure their survival.

    Being an Aftercare Assistant Volunteer:

    Our Tree Specialists will help you to identify the weeds that need to be removed around the trees, as well as identifying which grasses need to be covered in mulch around the trees so that they can retain moisture.

    No experience, training or volunteer registration is required to attend an aftercare event. We'll teach you everything you need to know at the beginning of the event.

    Click here for a detailed description of the Tree Aftercare Assistant role.

    Here are some tips to help you have a great volunteer experience:

    • Be prompt – we’ll teach you everything at the beginning of the event.
    • Wear sturdy shoes  no sandals or flip-flops please.
    • Wear clothing appropriate to the weather – we care for the trees rain or shine! Long pants are recommended! Don’t forget sunscreen.
    • Bring water – we’ll have a jug to refill your reusable bottle.
    • Volunteer hours – Secondary students can earn volunteer hours at our events. Don’t forget your forms!
    • Getting there – Consider walking, cycling, carpooling, or taking the bus to our events.
    • Some of our locations are tricky to find. Please look at our maps and watch for posted white signs directing you to the planting locations.
    • Cancellations – We do cancel aftercare due to inclement weather (eg. heat or thunderstorm warnings), so please check day-of on Facebook and our website if you are unsure.

    Questions? Contact Victoria at aftercare@reforestlondon.ca 

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  • Thursday, August 29, 2019 at 10:00 AM
    The Studio in London, ON, Canada

    Wild Child Outdoor Playgroup

    Hosted by: Wild Child - Childreach

    Join us with your little ones every week as we head into the woods to enjoy free play in a natural setting. Let us demystify the risks of outdoor free play and increase your confidence and competence in providing child-led, inquiry-based opportunities for your children. We will meet no matter what the weather! Dress accordingly, and bring a snack - all of this physical activity and fresh air works up an appetite.

    Got a question? Email Karen at kgair@childreach.on.ca or call us at 519-434-3644.

    Be a part of our WILD CHILD community - join our active WILD CHILD Facebook page! “Like and follow” to connect with other WILD CHILD families, and get the latest Wild Child news!

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  • Friday, August 30, 2019 at 10:00 AM
    Sovereign Woods in London, ON, Canada

    Sovereign Woods Aftercare

    Hosted by: ReForest London

    Aftercare eventsKeeping the forest in the Forest City takes more than just planting trees alone! Caring for trees during their first few years is essential to the success of a naturalization project. That's why we go back to our planting sites from June to September to help ensure their survival.

    Being an Aftercare Assistant Volunteer:

    Our Tree Specialists will help you to identify the weeds that need to be removed around the trees, as well as identifying which grasses need to be covered in mulch around the trees so that they can retain moisture.

    No experience, training or volunteer registration is required to attend an aftercare event. We'll teach you everything you need to know at the beginning of the event.

    Click here for a detailed description of the Tree Aftercare Assistant role.

    Here are some tips to help you have a great volunteer experience:

    • Be prompt – we’ll teach you everything at the beginning of the event.
    • Wear sturdy shoes  no sandals or flip-flops please.
    • Wear clothing appropriate to the weather – we care for the trees rain or shine! Long pants are recommended! Don’t forget sunscreen.
    • Bring water – we’ll have a jug to refill your reusable bottle.
    • Volunteer hours – Secondary students can earn volunteer hours at our events. Don’t forget your forms!
    • Getting there – Consider walking, cycling, carpooling, or taking the bus to our events.
    • Some of our locations are tricky to find. Please look at our maps and watch for posted white signs directing you to the planting locations.
    • Cancellations – We do cancel aftercare due to inclement weather (eg. heat or thunderstorm warnings), so please check day-of on Facebook and our website if you are unsure.

    Questions? Contact Victoria at aftercare@reforestlondon.ca 

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  • Friday, August 30, 2019 at 03:00 PM

    Fridays for Future

    Hosted by Council of Canadians, London, Ontario, Fossil Free London, Extinction Rebellion Ontario, and Lisa Birtch Carriere Green Party. See the full event information here.

    Our strike has grown! We are striking in front of London City Hall and outside the MP office every Friday from 3-5.


    Student climate strikes are gaining attention and momentum worldwide. Come see what all the fuss is about.

    In solidarity with and inspired by Greta Thunberg, we have decided to spend whatever portion of our Fridays that we can at our local MP's offices striking for Climate.

    In her words, “Even if there is no hope we have to do something. Not having hope is not an excuse for not doing anything. Of course we need hope but the one thing we need more than hope is action because once we start to act hope is everywhere.”

    Don't worry if you don't have any signs -we have some & will make more - we just need people there!

    As Greta says in her call to action;

    "Whoever you are, wherever you are, we need you now to stand outside your parliament or local government office to let them know that we demand climate action.

    Addressing world leaders as the climate conference kicked off, Thunberg said, "We have not come here to beg the world leaders to care for our future. They have ignored us in the past and they will ignore us again. We have come here to let them know that change is coming whether they like it or not. The people will rise to the challenge."


    If you don't know what I'm talking about - here is a link to her call to action
    https://www.commondreams.org/news/2018/12/12/whoever-you-are-wherever-you-are-we-need-you-15-year-old-greta-thunberg-calls-global

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