Events Calendar

  • Saturday, August 31, 2019 at 10:00 AM
    Chesham Heights Park in London, ON, Canada

    Chesham Heights 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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  • Saturday, August 31, 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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  • Sunday, September 01, 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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  • Wednesday, September 04, 2019 at 06:00 PM
    Growing Chefs! Ontario in London, ON, Canada

    Zero Waste Cooking - Adult Monthly Cooking Class

    Hosted byGrowing Chefs! Ontario

    THEME: Learn how to utilize every part of your produce to minimize waste and maximize taste! Our chefs will guide you through a class focused around sustainable and ethical eating practices.

    WHAT TO EXPECT: These fundraising classes are for adults!! Prepare to receive real hands-on experience with our amazing Chef team and learn some great new recipes along the way! Each class will include professional instruction, tips, tricks and a sit-down meal to follow; prepared entirely by YOU (with a little help!).

    AGES: 19+

    CHEF: Chef Ryan

    MENU: Our menu will incorporate the freshest of local ingredients.

    DIETARY FLAGS: If you have ANY dietary restrictions or allergies PLEASE contact us in advance of the event so that we may accommodate appropriately. events@growingchefsontario.ca

    REGISTRATION: First come, first served. https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/adult-monthly-cooking-class-zero-waste-cooking-tickets-68494100699

    WHAT TO BRING: Hair tie for long hair and comfortable closed-toed shoes; we will provide you with an apron while you work!

    MORE INFORMATION: A cash bar will be available. Washrooms are located on the second floor (only accessible by stairs.) We accept cash and credit (no debit). Please arrive 10 minutes before the class start time. We expect this class to run a little later than 8:00pm due to the technical components of the class and cooking in the wood-fired oven.

    CANCELLATION: Refunds available 72 hours in advance only. This class is very popular and we will open up your spot to the wait list.

    Growing Chefs! Contact information:
    Events@growingchefsontario.ca
    519-679-4769

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  • Wednesday, September 04, 2019 at 06:00 PM
    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, September 08, 2019 at 09:00 AM
    Argyle Arena in London, ON, Canada

    Big Bike Giveaway 2019

    How it works

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    BIG  BIKE GIVEAWAY 2019
    our annual event will be held on SUNDAY SEPTEMBER 8 at the ARGYLE ARENA - LONDON  1948 Wavell Street

    * arrive early to avoid disappointment * limited quantities available

    REGISTRATION OPENS at 9am and the giveaway starts at 10am.

    Find out more here: https://bigbikegiveaway.ca/

    WE ARE STILL CONFIRMING OUR COMMUNITY PARTNERS ATTENDING THE 2019 EVENT

     

    HERE ARE OUR 2018 PARTNERS 

    MEC will provide bike tire checks and seat adjustments.

    Squeaky Wheel Co-op will provide resource for bike repair and education.

    CAN-Bike will provide helmet fitting.

    Old East Village Riding Group hosts weekly 11am ride - all ages & abilities

    London Public Library will provide children's activities.

    Fanshawe Paramedics will provide first-aid services.

    English to Arabic language interpretation available.

    Everyone will be sized to fit a bike at registration.

    Wristbands will be issued based on sizes available.

    Bands get you into the bike area but do not guarantee you a bike.

    Children under 3 feet high will start receiving their free bikes at 9am.

    General giveaway will commence at 10am.

    Your wristband number will be announced by speaker.

    You must attend the bike area immediately after number is called.

    The London Arts Council will host a bike thread art activity for all.

    London City & Fanshawe Police Fnds. will provide security.

    Helmets on Kids program will provide brain injury and health education.

    London Transit will provide education for bikes on buses.

    Bike Registry Service will be available to register your bike.

    JACK 102.3 will provide music.

     

    WHO CAN HAVE A FREE BIKE?

    Londoners come to the event and get sized up for a free bike that fits them. The concept is simple, first-come-first-serve and there is only one bike issued to each person. The person must be in attendance to receive a bike as they are fitted to the bike before they leave. Big Bike Giveaway takes it to the next level by reserving the first lot of bikes for people currently working with charitable organizations and have been deemed in-major-need of community support.

     

    RULES
    1. First-come-first-serve
    2. The bike must fit you to receive a free bike
    3. One bike per person 

     

    EVENT CONSIDERATIONS
    1. Arrive to the event early to line up as it is busy and we see over a thousand people in need at this event.

    2. Registration opens at 9am and you must line up to register, sign a liability and photo/video waiver and get a wristband. 
    3. At registration you will be sized for a bike. The person needing a bike must be in attendance. (Example, a caregiver cannot get a bike for their child, their child must be there to be fitted).

    4. You'll receive a wristband to get into the bike area. The wristband gets you into the bike area but does not guarantee you a bike.

    5. Once you have a wristband, you are welcome to roam the park. Please stay close to the central speaker system. Starting at 10am wristband numbers will be called out and you must attend the bike area immediately or your number will be given to another person in need.

    6. You will go into the bike area and pick from a variety of bikes sized for you. If the bike fits you it is yours for free.

    7. After you get your bike you can have MEC check your tires and seat height for safety. You can also visit the helmet area and our partners (CAN-Bike & Helmets on Kids) will give you a helmet (limited quantities available) and fit you for it.

    8. Family activities in the park are free, including the OEV Ride at 11am.

    9. Food and beverage will be available at a cost (all funds to charity, Boyle Activity Council & Forest City Velodrome).

    10. We appreciate any monetary donations you make to Big Bike Giveaway. This helps us continue our free program. There will be volunteers in the park available to accept cash/coin donations.

    11. We encourage you to bring a folding chair and umbrella if needed as it can be a long wait to get through the line.

    12. Washrooms are available outside the centre (north end of the park).

    13. First-aid is available in the west parking lot by Fanshawe Paramedics.

    14. Want to learn to put your bike on a LTC bus? London Transit will be at the east side of the park to show everyone how to do this.

    15. Bike Registry Service will be available  for you to register your new bike in a North American database. The cost is $5 and funds go administration and donations to Big Bike Giveaway.

     

    *MOST IMPORTANTLY please treat our volunteer staff will kindness and gratitude. We have over 100 volunteers, sponsors and partners that donate their time and money to make this free event happen each year. We facilitate an inclusive, barrier-free environment which fosters only positivity and appreciation. All those not respecting the positive concept will be asked to leave by security.

     

    DONATIONS WELCOME

    Big Bike Giveaway first repairs used bikes and this can be expensive. Donations from the community are appreciated. All funds received go to purchasing parts to repair the bikes (tires, chains, tubes, brakes etc.)

    We appreciate cash donations at the event, but for those who want to make an online donation, please visit
    https://www.gofundme.com/xbkkn6x

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  • Sunday, September 08, 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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  • Wednesday, September 11, 2019 at 09:00 AM
    Innovation Works London in London, ON, Canada

    Improving Business Impact on Watersheds

    Green Economy London hosts a collaborative water workshop where business leaders can explore how they impact our watersheds and what can be done to reduce these impacts.  Attendees will hear from experts on reducing tap and fixture water usage to reduce utility costs. 

    The panel consists of representatives from;

    • The Upper Thames Conservation Authority - LIDS (Low Impact Development on Business Properties)
    • MTE Consultants - The Savings of LIDS
    • The City of London - Water Reduction Strategies for Business
    • Heeman's - Business Case for Water Reduction & Case Study Examples

    This workshop is interactive and will welcome comments and questions, as well as allowing for a networking session with coffee and muffins.

    Come be inspired to make waves in water conservation and environmental stewardship for your business.

    Have questions about Improving Business Impact on Watersheds - Green Economy London Workshop? Contact Green Economy London
    Get your tickets here.
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  • Wednesday, September 11, 2019 at 06:00 PM
    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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  • Saturday, September 14, 2019 at 05:00 PM
    Wildflowers Farm in St. Thomas, ON, Canada

    Fall Harvest Dinner

    Hosted byGrowing Chefs! Ontario and Wildflowers Farm

    Join us on the farm for a culinary experience, using local ingredients and foraged finds. Paired with live music by Tuerto Loco, delectable dessert and fellowship. Signature cocktail upon arrival!

    This year we have teamed up with the amazing charity, Growing Chefs! Ontario who will be offering a 5 course vegetarian feast, sure to ignite not only our taste buds, but our passion for local and foraged foods.

    Growing Chefs is a registered charity based in London, Ontario that unites chefs, growers, educators and community members in children’s food education projects.

    In the last decade of program delivery, Growing Chefs has seen the impacts of food and food education first-hand. Cooking develops and encourages many important skills in areas of math, science, history, geography, literacy, art and more. Understanding how and where food grows, how food interacts with our senses, the history of different foods and techniques, the names we give to food, and how food relates to our own lifestyles and cultures are all important to child development.
    Growing Chefs! Ontario offers a variety of food education projects to get kids and communities excited about healthy, wholesome food!

    Join us for the delicious evening, and help support this incredible education program to ignite the love of food to our children!

    Full Menu announced soon

    Tickets can be purchased at:
    https://wildflowers.farm/index.php?route=product/product&product_id=206

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