Family Fun Day: TVCC

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If you have a child who is a client of Thames Valley Children’s Centre then you are invited to attend a Family Fun Day!

Come and meet other TVCC families, let your children connect with other kids and siblings like them, chat up the other parents. This is for all members of your family, all ages!

WHAT

Para-sports, crafts, games, face painting, and more fun!

There will be a family swim from 1:30 to 3:00pm

Star Wars characters, and Elsa and Anna will be there!

Pizza lunch will be provided, cotton candy, popcorn and snow cones!

WHEN

Sunday, June 14, 10:30am to 3:00pm

WHERE

Carling Heights Optimist Community Centre

656 Elizabeth Street,

REGISTER

Register NOW with EventBrite for the event and for the family swim if you’d like to splash in the afternoon.

This is a FREE event, but you do have to register in advance to let them know who is coming.

 

Getting Ready for School

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Do you have a child who is a client of TVCC and who is about to enter kindergarten for the first time this fall?

Thames Valley Children’s Centre is hosting an evening session for parents and caregivers of children with special needs who will be starting school in September 2015 (children do not attend). Topics of discussion will include:

  • full day kindergarten
  • preparing for transitions
  • school processes and meetings
  • parent/school relationships
  • curriculum
  • concerns or questions that you have

DATE: Monday, June 1, 2015

TIME: 6:00 to 9:00pm

LOCATION: Thames Valley Children’s Centre, 779 Baseline Road East

COST: Free

PARKING: LHSC Parking rate in Lot V7 is $4/hour

REGISTER: Online

 

 

This Weekend in London

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The good news is: there’s no more snow in the forecast. The better news is: it’s almost the weekend. Here is what is happening in our fine city this weekend!

COMMUNITY CLEAN UP DAY

To finish off the week of Earth Day celebrations, London Clean and Green is hosting a Community Clean Up Day on Saturday, April 25. There are many locations across the city that you can join and pitch in! Pick up litter, plant trees, remove graffiti and have some fun. Bring the kids and get the whole family involved in making our city beautiful. If you can’t make it to one of the scheduled clean up locations, clean up your own neighbourhood a little bit. Just remember to stay safe and watch for sharp things.

TOONIE SWIM

This Friday, April 24 is one of the City of London’s three monthly toonie swims. Head over to Carling Heights Optimist Community Centre from 7:30 to 9:00pm with your family and pay only $2 per person for admission.

FOREST CITY ROAD RACE

The annual Forest City Road Race is this Sunday, April 26. There is still time to register for this event, although online registration ends tonight, April 23 at 6:00pm.  Bring the kids for the Kids Fun Run or challenge yourself with the 5K, 10K or half-marathon events. 100% of the proceeds raised at the FCRR go toward programs at Thames Valley Children’s Centre. If you aren’t going to the race, but have any business in the downtown or old north London areas on Sunday morning, be advised that there will be delays and detours.

STORYBOOK GARDENS

Storybook Gardens is open for the spring season with some fun new things for the kids! Check out the Peddle Car Track and Felix the Fox Archery from 11:00am to 3:00pm. The castle is open 10:00am to 5:00pm Saturdays and Sundays through April.

HOME DEPOT WORKSHOP

Have you been considering upgrading your flooring? The Home Depot is hosting a workshop this Sunday, April 26 at 1:00pm on installing laminate flooring. Learn how to cut and lay the flooring, what tools you will need, how to undercut door jams, and lots of useful tips on how to make flooring easier.

 

Forest City Road Race

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Sunday, April 26 is the date for this year’s Forest City Road Race. It may seem like a long way away, but now is the time to get registered for the race and save a lot of money doing it! The best registration rates are on right now until January 31, 2015.

FOREST CITY ROAD RACE

Every year, the FCRR happens in the early spring as a fundraiser for Thames Valley Children’s Centre here in London. TVCC serves more than 7000 children in the southwestern region of Ontario with physical disabilities, communication disorders, developmental delays, and autism spectrum disorders. Their clients range from newborn right up until young adulthood. The FCRR raises funds for programming that allow their clients to participate in their homes, communities, and schools to the best of their ability. It also provides programming for siblings of children who are clients of TVCC and support for their parents – invaluable services for so many families in London and area.

THE RACES

There are four events at the FCRR – the 5K open run/wheelchair, the 10K open run, the half-marathon, and the Fun Run for kids – an all ages run around Victoria Park on a safe, closed course.

REGISTRATION

Registration is open now for all events and online registration will be open until the Thursday before the race. Save $15 on registration, get a personalized race bib, and a tech shirt by registering before the end of January.

VOLUNTEERING

Not a runner? Not a problem. Volunteering for the event is a lot of fun for everyone involved. Get a group of friends together to man a water station and cheer on the runners, sign up to be a court marshal or hang out at the finish line to celebrate at the end of the race. Students can count the race hours toward their volunteer hours for graduation, so bring your teens along for the fun.

This Weekend in London

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Here is the best of London for the weekend of November 7-9, 2014.

BUD GARDENS

On Friday night the London Knights are taking on the Windsor Spitfires at 7:30pm. Sunday afternoon at 2:00pm the London Lightning play the Brampton A’s. For tickets head to the Bud Garden’s website.

SANTA CLAUS PARADE

The parade will be going through downtown London this Saturday night, November 8, beginning at 6:00pm.

HOLIDAY HOME TOUR

This weekend is London’s annual Holiday Home Tour in support of Thames Valley Children’s Centre. Each year, selected homeowners in London open their home to the city’s top designers and florists to have their house decorated in beautiful holiday themes for this tour. This is a wonderful event that directly benefits so many programs and services for children with disabilities in London.

ORIGINAL KIDS THEATRE: CRAZYTOWN

The Original Kids Theatre Company is putting on a production of Crazytown this weekend at the Spriet Theatre, Covent Garden Market.  This play is a comedy for the whole family! Tickets can be purchased at the door or online in advance.

CANADALE NURSERIES

Canadale Nurseries in St. Thomas will be celebrating with a Christmas Open House each weekend in November. There will be activities for the whole family, including meeting Santa’s real live reindeer and pictures with Mr. and Mrs. Clause.

SHOPPING GALA

Notre Dame Catholic School at 767 Valetta Street is having a one-stop shopping event on Saturday, November 8 from 9:00am to 3:00pm. There will be lots of vendors with unique gifts to choose from. Get your Christmas shopping started early! Admission is $2 (children are free!) which includes a door prize ticket.

MOUNT ZION CHRISTMAS MARKET

The fourth annual Mount Zion Christmas Market will be held this Saturday from 10:00am to 2:00pm at 471 Ridgewood Crescent. There will be many vendors, as well as door prizes, a bake table, and a tea room. Mike Lawson will also be there to buy your unwanted silver and gold!

 

Have a great weekend!