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September 2014

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  • HAITI Street Festival London Ontario

    September 8, 2014

    HAITI Street Festival London Ontario

    LifePaths Global Alliance, a registered Charity based in London, is hosting London's first annual HAITIAN Street Festival Fundraiser.  On Saturday, September 13th 2014, Clarence Street, between York and King Streets will be closed from 12 noon until 8:00 p.m. for a day of shopping, live music, and entertainment. The APK at 347 Clarence St. will be offering Haitian food and drinks in a beer tent outside of the bar and at 9:00 pm the party continues inside The APK and will be featuring artists from Haiti.  Haiti was devastated by an earthquake on January 12, 2010 and LifePaths has been providing Telemedicine in a rural area, providing free medical care and prescriptions, and developing other community projects since 2010.  The festival will have live music, drumming, dancing, food, beer tent,, vendors and a children's area and we will end the day with a big concert inside The APK with headliner Passito Rap Kreyol and other "Special Guests" that play "Conscious Reggae Music", meaning all the songs have a positive message and there is no offensive language so suitable for the whole family.  Tickets for the concert are $20 and include a buffet of Haitian Food at 11pm. Tickets available for the concert at The APK and also online here.   The Street Fair is FREE! Click here for more information.

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  • London's downtown tax base eclipses $1-billion — a 61% increase over the past decade

    September 8, 2014

    London's downtown tax base eclipses $1-billion — a 61% increase over the past decade

    The City of London’s latest state-of-the-downtown report has identified further signs of growth downtown. For the first time ever, the value of its tax base has eclipsed $1-billion — a whopping 61% increase over the past decade! The report can be viewed here.   More

  • Driven to Abstraction at The ARTS Project

    September 8, 2014

    Driven to Abstraction at The ARTS Project

    Driven to Abstraction September 9-20 Opening Reception Thursday September 11, 6-9pm Driven to Abstraction is an exhibition of abstract work by 15 area artists. Each artist has developed their own...

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  • Rogers Hometown Hockey Tour hits London, Ontario

    September 15, 2014

    Rogers Hometown Hockey Tour hits London, Ontario

    This hockey season, Canadians across the country will get to experience the game they love with the ones they love, along with one of Canada’s favourites – Ron MacLean – as Rogers today unveiled the 25 communities that will be part of the inaugural Rogers Hometown Hockey Tour...

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  • Toronto Maple Leafs vs Philadelphia Flyers (NHL preseason)

    September 15, 2014

    Toronto Maple Leafs vs Philadelphia Flyers (NHL preseason)

    Global Spectrum Facility Management is pleased to announce its tenth NHL preseason game at Budweiser Gardens featuring the Philadelphia Flyers versus Toronto Maple Leafs. Presented by Scotiabank, this decade-long tradition will return on September 22, 2014, and is the second consecutive year the two teams have played in London, Ontario during the NHL preseason. An annual ‘Hockey Day in London’ block party on Talbot Street will precede the puck drop at 7:00pm   For ten seasons, the Flyers have considered Budweiser Gardens their ‘home away from home.’ Now in its 12th year of operation, the venue reputably hosts major sporting events including the recent 2013 World Figure Skating Championships and 2014 MasterCard Memorial Cup, all under the subsidiary of the Flyers’ owners and parent company Comcast-Spectacor. This season will mark the fourth time the Maple Leafs have played in London, earning each of the previous victories versus the Flyers in 2013, 2010, and 2009.   Click here for more information

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