Spring-Summer Spectrum 2015

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The City of London Spring-Summer Spectrum was released last week and registration for all programs begins this morning, February 23rd at 8:30am.  The Spectrum can be found online or hard copies can be picked up at local arenas, indoor swimming pools, community centres, and libraries. The lessons and programs found in this Spectrum begin in April and run through to the end of August. This is also when you will be able to register your children for City of London Parks and Recreation day camps for the summer, swimming lessons at the outdoor pools, and all of the summer athletic leagues for adults, so take a look!

Registration can still be done online, by phone or in person. To register online, go HERE. You will need your client ID and your Account PIN if you have registered for Spectrum courses previously. Call customer service if you are unsure of your ID or PIN and cannot retrieve it by clicking Forget Password? Online courses must be payed for by credit card.

To register by phone call customer service 519-661-5575 Monday through Friday, 8:15am to 4:30pm. Phone registrations will require the course code and must be paid for by credit card as well.

To register in person, visit one of the following six locations. Payments can be made in cash, credit card, debit or cheque (post-dated cheques not accepted).

Carling Heights Optimist Community Centre, 656 Elizabeth Street
North London Optimist Community Centre, 1345 Cheapside Street
Canada Games Aquatic Centre, 1045 Wonderland Road North
Market Tower, 151 Dundas Street, 3rd floor
South London Community Pool, 585 Bradley Avenue
Kiwanis Senior Community Centre, 78 Riverside Drive

For information on financial assistance, see HERE.

SUMMER SOCCER

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It’s time to register your children for summer soccer leagues! Soccer is a great way for children of all ages to get active, meet friends, and learn to play cooperatively on a team.  It’s a pretty easy sport to learn and can be a lot of fun. Remember to keep your registration receipts for your 2015 taxes! Coaches and volunteers are almost universally needed, so if you have a little time, help out!

Nor’West Optimist Soccer Club

Registration is open NOW for the Nor’West Optimist Soccer Club. They have rec teams for boys and girls from U4 (kids born in 2011) right up to co-ed leagues for U25 (born 1996-1990). Leagues begin in May and run until July or August.

East London Soccer Club

The East London Soccer Club is open for online registration NOW and will also have walk-in registration on Saturday, February 14 or Saturday, February 21. They have leagues for Under 4 (born 2011-2012), Under 6 (2009-2010), Under 8 (2007-2008), Under 10 2005-2006), and with the West London Soccer Club for U12-U18. Leagues begin in May.

Byron Optimist Soccer Club

Registration is now open for the Byron Optimist Soccer Club in west London. They have teams for children in U4 up to U18 as well as adult leagues for men and women. Register before February 28 to avoid late fees.

Del-Ko Brydge Soccer Association

Delaware, Kilworth and Mount Brydges area soccer players can register NOW for the Del-Ko Brydge Soccer Association. They have teams for U4 right up to U18.

Belmont Minor Soccer Association

Located just southeast of London, the BMSA registration has already happened, but you can still register for U4, U6, U8, U10 and U12-U18. They do not have online registration, but you can mail your registration forms.

Ilderton & District Soccer Club

Just north of London, the Ilderton & District Soccer Club has competitive and recreational leagues for children in U4 up to U18. You can register online now.

Lambeth Youth Soccer

In the southwest most part of London is Lambeth Youth Soccer. Registration is open NOW for members, and open February 8 for new registrants. They have a U3 Parent and Tot league, as well as U4, U6, U8, U10. U12, U14, and U16 leagues are through the West London Youth Soccer League.

Oakridge Optimist Soccer

Oakridge Optimist Soccer in west London has registration this Wednesday, February 4 from 6-9pm at Oakridge Secondary School and on Saturday, February 14 from 9-1pm. There are NO OTHER registration options for this league so do not miss the in-person registration. They have house leagues for 4 year olds up to U18.

Southend Recreational

Registration for Southend Recreational soccer is open now until early March for their house league teams. They have teams for mini’s (born 2011-2007) up to U18.

Strathroy-Caradoc Minor Soccer Association

This league has teams for U3 up to U18. In-person registration is over, but you can still register online.

Thames Centre Minor Soccer

Thames Centre has leagues for U4 up to U18. Registration happens February 12 and February 19. See here for locations and times.

London Southwest Optimist Soccer

Registration is happening online right now. Register before February 14 to avoid late fees. They have U6, U8&U10, U12 to U18 teams to choose from.

Kensal Park Soccer Club

Kensal Park’s youth league has teams for children born between 2012-2004. Online registration is now open.

St Thomas Soccer Club

You can register now online for the summer season or in person (see here for times and locations). They have both house league and competitive teams for children and youth.

London United Competitive Soccer

London United has online registration now open for their 2015 Kickeroo Kids Program for children ages 4-5-6, 7-8. The teams play Monday nights from May to the end of July.

 

 

 

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!

 

 

 

Gift Guide: Tickets

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Continuing on with our Gift Guides, today we offer some more suggestions for non-toy gifts this holiday season. If you would like to give your child an experience instead of more ‘stuff’ then this is for you!

London is a fabulous city for families. There are so many events that come through here, all you have to do is know about them and buy your tickets. For Christmas, everyone from children to adults can find an event to enjoy. Here are the highlights of what is coming to London (as of yesterday – keep tabs on our Facebook page for any new entertainment announcements over the next few weeks!). The age groupings are just loose suggestions, most events do not have age restrictions unless noted.

FAMILIES/CHILDREN

Wild Kratts Live at Centennial Hall, December 27, 2014

Disney Live! Mickey’s Music Festival at Budweiser Gardens, January 4, 2015

Disney on Ice – Worlds of Fantasy at Budweiser Gardens, January 29 to February 1, 2015

Mike the Knight in the Great Scavenger Hunt! at Centennial Hall, March 10, 2015

FAMILY/KIDS-TEENS

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