Canada Day in London

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Tomorrow is the day when we all gush red and white and proudly wave our maple leafs. Canada Day brings out the best in our country and our communities. If your family is looking for some way to celebrate your true north, strong and free, here is what is happening in London:

LONDON CHILDREN’S MUSEUM

The Children’s Museum will have lots of great Canada Day activities like Canadian yoga, creating a Canadarm, and learning about basketball, our constellations, and Alexander Graham Bell.

PALASAD

Palasad North and South are celebrating Canada Day with 1/2 price classic pizza, 1/2 price jumbo wings, and loonie bowling games.

FANSHAWE PIONEER VILLAGE

Fanshawe is celebrating Dominion Day the way it was back on the first Dominion Day in 1867. Join them from 10:00am to 4:30pm.

STORYBOOK GARDENS

Come dressed in red and white for $1.50 off your admission!

FIREWORKS

BYRON SPORTS COMPLEX

The Byron Optimists are hosting their annual Canada celebration and fireworks. Gates open at 6:00pm, donations accepted.There will be music, face painting, speeches and fireworks, of course!

HARRIS PARK

Downtown comes alive with Harris Parks fireworks over the Thames River. This annual event is a classic.

SOUTH LONDON COMMUNITY CENTRE

Events begin at 2:00pm and end with fireworks. There will be entertainment, food, and lots of fun!

EAST LONDON OPTIMISTS

The Optimist Club of East London will be putting on a show at Argyle Arena. The party begins at 11:00am and continues into the night with a fireworks show.

GRAND BEND

What could be more beautiful than fireworks on the beach? Live bands and family-friendly entertainment will have you rocking on this Canada Day.

ST. THOMAS

Both St. Thomas and Port Stanley will be having Canada Day activities during the day, then head over to Pinafore Park for fireworks in the evening.

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!