This Weekend in London


Are you counting down the days until school is out? We sure are! Some schools are out tomorrow, some have another week, and the rest will be done on their heels. The end of school lunches is near, and that’s a pretty good reason to celebrate in my mind. This wonderful city seems to be in agreement because there is a lot going on this weekend! Festival season has officially begun with a bang.


The Parkwood Children’s Daycare Centre is hosting their 7th annual Touch a Truck event at Rona North this Saturday, June 13 from 10:00am to 2:00pm. Admission is $5 per person. See a collection of amazing vehicles, from the driver’s seat! Honk the horns, push the sirens, and speak with the drivers. Food, refreshments, and children’s activities will be provided.


If you have a child who is a client of Thames Valley Children’s Centre, you are invited to a day of fun and adventure at Carling Heights Optimist Community Centre on Sunday, June 14. This is a free event for all family members which includes a family swim, entertainment, pizza, treats, face painting and more! Please RSVP HERE by the end of TODAY.


The London Fringe Festival is alive and running through this weekend. There are still plenty of great shows and artwork to take in, including Nuit Blanche on Saturday night. For a full list of theatres and performances, please see the above link.


Saturday, June 13 is London’s car-free street festival along Dundas Street from Ridout to Wellington. The festival begins at 10:00am and will have live music from noon until 11:00pm and vendors all day long.


The London Majors are playing the Toronto Maple Leafs this Friday, June 12 at 7:35pm. Bring the family and enjoy the historical Labatt Park.


Sunday, June 14 is Fiesta London! the Mexican Festival at the Covent Garden Market. The festival runs from 11:00am to 9:00pm and will be featuring a whole day of events, Pinata’s, Taco eating contest, music, dancing, folklore, and more!


Touch a Truck 2015


The Annual Touch a Truck event to raise money for the Parkwood Children’s Daycare Centre is happening this coming weekend on Saturday, June 13 from 10:00am to 2:00pm. This is the seventh year for this event! Your little wheel-lovers will get a chance to sit in the driver’s seat – literally! Honk the horns, tun on the sirens, talk to the drivers, take some pictures and of course get your hands in and on those big vehicles.

Over 25 vehicles will be there including a fire truck, ambulance, police vehicles, buses, construction trucks, garbage trucks, and more!

There will be food, refreshments, and lots to do for the whole family!

Admission is $5 per person.