This Weekend in London

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It is Mother’s Day weekend! And if you’ve had a peek at the weather, you’ll see Mother Nature is blessing us with some warmth, perfect for getting out and tackling spring projects! Or if you don’t feel like doing any work, try some of these ideas:

TO MARKET, TO MARKET

Both the Masonville Farmers’ Market and the Hyde Park Outdoor Market open for the season this weekend! Masonville opens Friday from 8:00am to 2:00pm and Hyde Park is open Saturday 9:00am to 4:00pm and Sunday 10:00am to 4:00pm.

LONDON SPORTS AND ACTIVITY EXPO

The BMO Centre London is hosting the London Sport and Activity Expo this Saturday, May 9 from 10:00am to 4:00pm. This FREE event for the whole family will include demonstrations and active participation in sports, games, drills, and exercise for everyone. Activities will be taking place on four fields, the track, and outdoors. For the full event schedule, see HERE.

HOME DEPOT AND LOWE’S WORKSHOPS

Send your partner and the kids to either Home Depot or Lowe’s this Saturday to create a special Mother’s Day gift for you or Grandma!  This Saturday, May 9 at 10:00am kids 4-12 years old can make a picket fence picture frame at Home Depot. Saturday at 10:00am at Lowe’s, kids from grades two to five can make a Mother’s Day Planter. Register in advance to ensure a spot!

STARS ON ICE

The Investors Group Stars on Ice 25th Anniversary Tour is coming to the Budweiser Gardens this Sunday, May 19 at 4:00pm. See this amazing show starring and choreographed by Kurt Browning and featuring all of your favourites like Tessa and Scott, Patrick Chan, Joannie Rochette, and Jeffrey Buttle, plus many more! There are still seats available in almost every price range! Tickets range from $25 to $75 for adults and are less for children and seniors. Need a last minute Mother’s Day plan? This is it! Dinner packages are also available. See all of the information HERE.

MOTHER’S DAY

Check back with us tomorrow for all the details on what is happening this Sunday, May 10 for mom’s in London!

 

 

 

Women’s Soccer

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Ever consider becoming a true Soccer Mom? Not just one who drags their kids to fields around town, but one who actually does the playing themselves! Soccer is quickly becoming one of the most popular activities for moms. It’s great exercise, it gets you out of the house, you can meet new people, make new friends, and have a lot of fun doing it. Whether you have a few friends you can join with or you’re going to take the plunge on your own, here are the leagues you can choose from. For most, registration is happening RIGHT NOW, so choose quickly and get in the game!

BMO CENTRE LONDON

Women’s Rec League plays 7v7 on WEDNESDAYS throughout the summer. You will be playing 2 x 40min halves on an indoor field.

Women’s Masters League plays 10v10 on SUNDAYS throughout the summer. You will be playing 2 x 40min halves on an indoor field.

Adult Coed League plays 6v6 on TUESDAYS throughout the summer. You will be playing 2 x 25min halves on an indoor field.

EAST LONDON SOCCER CLUB

The Over 18+ Women’s House League team plays on FRIDAY NIGHTS from May to August with one practice weekly. The games will be held on the East Lions or Ted Early fields. Practices will depend on the team coach.

LONDON UNITED REC SOCCER

The London United Rec Soccer league is for women 25+ on Tuesday and Friday nights. The games are held at the London United Soccer Club fields at Highbury Ave. and Oxford St. The season begins in mid-May.

SISTAS IN SOCCER

Sistas in Soccer is a rec league for women 21+. You will be playing on either Friday evening for 60min games or Sunday afternoon for 90min games. Field locations are across the city. Registration opens February 1.

KENSAL PARK SOCCER CLUB

Kensal Park is for women 19+. They have a Progressive Rec League for experienced players that plays on Sunday nights and a Recreational League for non-competitive play that play on either Sunday or Friday.

For each league, you will be responsible for your own cleats and possibly your own socks, shin pads, shorts and other accessories. Most leagues provide a team shirt with registration. Have fun and be safe!