This Weekend in London

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Canada Day is over and we are just getting summer vacation started. This weekend we are supposed to finally get some actual summer weather, so get outside and enjoy it! If you’re not able to entertain yourself, here are some other options to keep you entertained:

MEC LONDON CENTURY RIDE

This Sunday, July 5 is London’s second annual MEC Century Ride! The event begins and ends at Tobaggan Brewery on Richmond. Cyclists can choose either the 60K or 100K route along the quiet rural roads surrounding London. Register online by July 5 or on the day of the race beginning at 7:45am.

LONDON MAJORS

Saturday night at 7:30pm the London Majors are taking on Hamilton at the historic Labatt Park.

STORYBOOK GARDENS

There are two fun events at Storybook Gardens this weekend! Tomorrow, Friday, July 3rd, kids can come visit Pirate Captain Corbin with two magic shows in the afternoon. On Saturday, July 4th, Paddington Bear is visiting Storybook! Come out to meet him as you play in the park.

MOVIE TIME!

This weekend, there is a triple feature for older kids at the Mustang Drive-In beginning with either Jurassic World or Terminator Genisys. If you’re not into staying up late, check out Spymate, a movie about a chimpanzee for the Family Favourite movie at Silver City.

 

 

 

 

 

This Weekend in London

June

Welcome to Father’s Day weekend! We hope you didn’t forget or accidentally celebrate it a week early (why does it feel like it should’ve been last weekend?)! If you are looking for some last minute ways to celebrate, the city is here to deliver. So much going on, so much fun to be had. Get out and enjoy some of it!

BEER AND BBQ SHOW

Beer. BBQ. A match made in summer heaven. If you’re in agreement, head on over to the Western Fair District, Canada Building. There will be beer, wine, spirits, BBQ, food trucks, live entertainment, demonstrations, seminars, and so much more! This is a 19+ event – no babies, toddlers, children or underage teenagers will be allowed in the show.

SHANIA TWAIN

A new block of tickets has just been released! This is Shania’s big Rock This Country tour with all of her biggest hits and new music. She’s just finished her two year gig in Las Vegas and is now bringing the music across North America. She will be at the Budweiser Gardens for two shows – Friday, June 19 and Saturday, June 20 at 7:30m.

NORTH BY NORTHWEST WAREHOUSE SALE

North by Northwest is having a huge sale at the Western Fair District Progress Building this weekend. All swimwear, clothing, footwear, outerwear, and accessories will be 30-70% off. For all of the dates and times, see the link above.

LONDON’S KIDS EXPO

The London’s Kids Expo is this weekend in Victoria Park. This event has free admission! There will be food vendors, exhibits, crafts, live performances, and so much fun! There will also be carnival rides – a ride all day pass is only $20 for kids and adults ride with them for free!

LONDON MAJORS BASEBALL

What better way to celebrate Father’s Day than by spending it on the ball field with your favourite men. The London Majors are playing two games this weekend: Saturday at 7:35pm against Hamilton and Sunday at 1:05pm against Brantford. Play ball!

 

 

 

 

London Majors Baseball

Baseball may be America’s national sport, but Canada definitely steps up to the plate! London is home to The London Majors, members of the Intercounty Baseball League. The London Majors have a short season from May through July, so don’t think too hard about whether or not you’d like to take your little ball fans to a game – do it now, before you miss out!

THE SEASON

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TICKETS

Tickets can be purchased at the box office or in advance online. Tickets are only $8 for adults, $6 for students and seniors. Season passes are also available for all of their home and away games. They are currently onsale: $99 for adults, $79 for students/seniors, $189 for a family pass (2 adults, 2 students).

BIRTHDAYS

Your child can celebrate their birthday with all of their friends at the ball game! If you have a baseball fan in your family, this would be the perfect summer party!  See HERE for all of the information.

BASEBALL CAMP

Do you have a child ages 7-12 who would want to play baseball where the professionals play? The London Majors host a baseball camp to learn the fundamental skills and drills to become a top baseball player. Camps run weekly in July and are $185/week. For more information, see HERE.

DID YOU KNOW..?

Labatt Park, where the London Majors play was voted Canada’s favourite baseball field and is the “oldest continually operating baseball grounds in the world”? They’ve been around since 1877 and had the Guiness Book’s award for it. Unfortunately, the folks at Guiness renamed a field in Clinton, Massachusetts the oldest baseball field in the world when it was discovered that Labatt Park’s home plate is not in the original position that it was in 1877 – though it stayed within the same field. Wherever home plate lies, the field is full of some wonderful history and is definitely worth a visit.