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London Children's Connection - Cheque Presentation - 2023-11-22

November 22, 2023/

Helping the London Children’s Connection Support Over 250 Children! On Wednesday morning, November 22, Sue and Jim Garey visited the London Children’s Connection on behalf of the Kiwanis Young Children Priority One Committee. They presented Program Manager Julie Keens a cheque in the amount of $1,062.50 in support of their…

Supporting the Westminster Wildbots Robotics Team​

November 21, 2023/

The Westminster Robotics Club is a hive of activity where students can be involved in science, technology, engineering and math. The students from the club, grades 9-12, don't just learn real-world engineering, coding, electronics, design, etc., they also gain broader capabilities like problem solving, communication skills and tenacity. We are…

Stories of Canadian Resilience: The White Boy from St. Anne’s

November 16, 2023/

Ron Gosbee is a non-Indigenous survivor of one of Canada’s most notorious residential schools, St. Anne’s Indian Residential School in Fort Albany, Ontario. On November 16th, 2023, we we were proud to host Ron as the final speaker in our "Headliners Speaker Series." Ron shared his personal experience of the violence…

Kiwanis/Staples School Supply Drive

November 15, 2023/

Every year, the Forest City London Kiwanis club joins forces with Staples to bring much needed backpacks and school supplies to students in need here in London with it’s School Supply Drive. The drive begins in August with customers making donations at Staples as they check out. For the past…

Headline Speaker Series #2: The Scandal(s) of Hockey Canada Uncovered

November 3, 2023/

Thursday, October 18, 2023 Speakers: Laura Robinson, Investigative Journalist, and Kate Bahen, Charity Intelligence CanadaProceeds go to Growing Chefs! Ontario Speaker: Laura Robinson is an award-winning Canadian journalist and author who has reported on sexual abuse as well as racial and sexual discrimination in Canadian sports for three decades. She…

Immigration and Discrimination

October 23, 2023/

Our speakers today were Dr. Victoria Esses and Jonathon Juha from the London Middlesex Local Immigration Portal. They shared the findings from a study at Western University which provides an in-depth look at the discrimination experienced by immigrants in London and Middlesex, as well as strategies and recommendations for combating…

SCIO Wheelchair Relay

October 21, 2023/

On Saturday, October 21, 2023, Spinal Cord Injury Ontario (SCIO) and local supporter, client and volunteer, Mike Mulligan hosted the London Wheelchair Relay at Carling Heights Optimist Community Centre. The event was the perfect opportunity to make a powerful impact on the lives of people with disabilities and have fun…

The first of our Headliner Speaker’s Series

September 19, 2023/

Our guest speaker kept us rapt! Win Wahrer threw it all at us and boy did we latch on. Using humor, tough imagery and tears, we just couldn’t let go. Win took us through the early days of Innocence Canada then turned page after page of wrongful convictions, how her…

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