HydePark Villager Jan:Feb 2020

Hyde Park- Oakridge Villager JAN-FEB 2020 ISSUE 41

Hyde Park-Oakridge Villager Issue 41 Jan-Feb 2020 www.villagerpublications.com Managing Editor: Cathy Wood Cathy@VillagerPublications.com Sales: Gloria Rae Gloria@VillagerPublications.com 519-495-4564 Publisher: Barb Botten Villager Publications P.O. Box 134, Lambeth Station Ontario N6P 1P9 Barb@VillagerPublications.com 519-282-7262 Graphic Artist Cathy Wood Photos, article suggestions, article submissions welcome. We look forward to hearing from you: Cathy@villagerpublications.com

Back in the Day Dalmagarry Cottage, the home of Duncan McKenzie, was located at the northeast corner at Hyde Park Corners, directly across from the Routledges. It was built in 1836 by carpenter Alexander McDonald.

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Historic Hyde Park

In the fall of 1911, Lillian Robinson, a student at the Normal School in London, recorded in her scrapbook an outing her class took to “Redmond’s Peat Bog” with Dr. Dearness who was the principle at the school and a member of the McIlwraith Field Naturalists. The group walked from the Thames River, past the Sanatorium for Consumptives, onto Mr. Sanders Lane, through a celery farm and into the woods. Lillian wrote: “Going into the Bog we came upon a ditch which ran a considerable distance through it. At a turn in the ditch where there seemed to be a well covered over with boards. We all halted while Mr. Dearness told us the purpose of the ditch. It had been dug for the purpose of increasing the city water supply. The water

proved to be no good. The ditch had drained away a great deal of water from the pond in the centre of the Bog. The banks of the ditch were lined on either side with various Heathy Shrubs. On the side of the ditch we were on was a soft springy path of Peat which had been thrown up when the ditch was dug.” Lillian Robinson collected and/or noted the following species: Marsh or Wild Rosemary, Leatherleaf, peat, Sphagnum Moss, a rush, Cotton sedge, a sedge, Tamarack, Black Spruce, Cranberry, Sundews, Pitcher Plant, Sweet Wintergreen, and a fern. Information from https://thamesriver.on.ca/wp-content/ uploads//SiftonBog/06-SiftonBog-MPUpdate-Section6.pdf

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Hyde Park Santa Claus Parade The Hyde Park BIA would like to thank the Hyde Park Lions Club and volunteers for a very well executed and successful Hyde Park Lions Santa Claus Parade. We are excited to partner with the Lion’s in the planning of the 2020 parade! Following the parade, the Hyde Park BIA hosted the second annual Breakfast with Santa event which took place the following Saturday. Children and families ushering in Santa at the Parade had a chance tomeet himandMrs. Claus personally while enjoying a free pancake breakfast. We were ecstatic with the community response with the collection of tons of toys and boots donated to the North West London Resource Centre to help families less fortunate over the holidays. Warmest thanks go out to the Hyde Park Lion’s, the Rotary Club of London Hyde Park, and the Nor’West Optimists, along with businesses for their help and sponsorship such as Moffatt and Powell Rona, Oxford Dodge, Parkway Gardens, Corus Radio, Edible Arrangements, Giant Tiger, Ungers Market and Tim Hortons. And of course our musical guest Tara Dunphy with her talented band.

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Participating with Participation House

Participation House Supports and Services (PHSS) supports individuals with significant phyisical and/or development disabilities. Traditionally, people with high care needs were placed in institutions, but those requiring support had expressed their desire to live in typical homes in typical neighbourhoods, and their families wanted them to be living close by. Established in 1988, PHSS is proud to support more than 150 people throughout London in a variety of settings, which are called “home” and “community”. PHSS maintains strong local and provincial partnerships that include the Ministry of Health and Long Term Care and the Ministry of Community and Social Services, Ministry of Children and Youth Services, London Health Sciences Centre, the Community Living Ontario, the Ontario Community Supports Association, Ontario Agencies Supporting Individuals with Special Needs, Ontario Association on Developmental Disabilities, Independent Living Service Providers, the Alliance and the Provincial Liaison Committee (Ministry of Health and Long Term Care). It is governed by a volunteer Board of Directors. Directors are members of the local community, each bringing diverse skills and professional expertise. The Kains Woods location opened 12 years ago. “The best compliment we get is when people arrive at the house for first time. They will often comment that the house doesn’t look like a group home,” says Suzanne, a coordinator on staff. “That is great to hear as for the four people who live here, this is their home, not a ‘group home’. When living in an institution, they had no choice over where and who they lived with, who worked with them and what they ate or wore. Here they each have their own bedroom and can make their own decisions as to what colour to paint the walls, what furniture to buy, what meals to eat and groceries to buy. They also have a say in the hiring of staff and places they would like to go. The house is wheelchair accessible, with modifications made to the bedrooms and bathroom to accommodate wheelchair access.” “There are currently four people who call Kains Woods home,” continues Suzanne. “John moved in when the house opened 12 years ago when the institutions closed. He will be turning 70 in February. Previously, he kept very busy as a member of the Thames Valley Trail Association and with volunteer work at the London Food Bank and by delivering flyers for the Grand Theatre. Recently retired from his volunteer jobs, he now enjoys going to Tim Hortons and walking the track at the Wellness Center in Komoka. Peter also moved in 12 years ago. He works in an office two days a week, attends music clubs, and participates in the Healing Through Art initiative run by the London Arts Council. Peter had always been a man of few words but since attending this program he is talking a lot more. His art has been displayed – and sold – in two shows. Peter will often take his time before he becomes comfortable with someone but when he met Melanie, an instructor at Healing Through Art , there was an instant connection. The two of them bonded right away, laughing away while they created some beautiful art. Melanie has come to visit Peter in his home and the smiles on each other’s faces as they greet is so touching. There is a genuine love for each other. Peter has been involved in the Village Green Church for several years, and the men’s group there helped raise funds so that Peter could take

Peter with art instructor Melanie

his first big road trip. He went to Nashville and Memphis. Claire moved into the house in April. After graduating from high school she was ready, like most people her age, for some independence. She has become involved in two music programs and has recently taken up yoga. Claire is trying out new experiences to discover what she would like to do now that she is finished school. Haley moved in in April as well. She is very busy with music programs, yoga, the Friendship Club at North Park Church and has recently started taking a cooking class. She makes cookies every week to the delight of her housemates and staff. She hosted Thanksgiving dinner in her new home for her Mom and step Dad this past fall.” Asked what is most rewarding about her work, Suzanne enthuses about the opportunity just to be with the residents. A typical day starts with doing routines like showering and eating breakfast, followed by various activities ranging from music club, karaoke, yoga, grocery shopping, church, supporting people at work, making plans to see family and friends, going to see plays, concerts, the movies and various festivals. One of Suzanne’s fondest memories is when Peter had the opportunity to meet his two younger sisters for the first time. “Unfortunately, it was common in the 50s and 60s for family involvement to be discouraged and Peter had had no contact with his family while in the institution, where he spent most of his life,” recalls Suzanne. “Peter was so excited to meet his sisters when they visited him at Kains Wood Participation House. He learned that there are several artists in his family. Since then they have kept in contact and Peter proudly introduces his family when they visit, to his peers and staff”. Suzanne and the other staff and residents at Kains Woods Participation House welcome those interested in spending time with Peter, John, Claire or Haley. To learn more about how to support PHSS, through volunteer work that helps enrich the lives of local people living with a disability, fundraising or donating, visit https:// www.phsscommunity.com . John with a puzzle, Claire relaxing on the back deck and Haley

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Getting ‘bogged’ down During the summer of 1956, Dr. WilliamWallace Judd, who resided nearby just north of Oxford Street, began daily visits to Sifton Bog as part of his work with the Department of Zoology at Western University. The bog depression was once a large block of ice that had been left when the last glacier in the area melted about 13,000 years ago. Dr. Judd felt that the bog should be preserved as an educational and recreational facility and worked tirelessly, creating a collection of 433 letters, reports, newspaper columns and other documents on the topic. They are preserved on microfilm at the Western University Library as “Preservation of the Byron Bog - a Case History in Conservation”. In 1961, the area was annexed into the City of London from the Township of London. Soon after, a joint committee of the Kiwanis Club of London, the Public Utilities Commission (PUC) and London City Council took steps to have the bog preserved. Mowbray Sifton of the Sifton Construction Company donated his 27 acres to the city with the understanding the remaining acres would be purchased and preserved. In 1963, the Upper Thames River Conservation Authority applied to the Ontario government for financial aid following a resolution from the city supporting the purchase of the bog. In 1964 the UTRCA received a grant of $9,900 from the Province of Ontario to purchase the remaining acres. In 1966, City Council changed the name from the Byron Bog to the Sifton Botanical Bog, later shortened to Sifton Bog. In the fall of 2006, Dr. W.W. Judd was presented with a Lifetime Achievement Award from the City of London and the UTRCA for his dedication to protecting Sifton Bog ESA.

Above: Dr. Judd in 2006 at Sifton Bog when the City of London and UTRCA presented him with a lifetime achievement award for his efforts to protect Sifton Bog. Photo by Steve Sauder of the UTRCA

In the pre-European time frame, the bog was likely used by Aboriginal people as a huntingground.Itmayalsohaveprovided foods and materials not commonly available in the surrounding deciduous forests. The fruits of the Highbush Blueberry, Black Huckleberry and Cranberry were likely eaten. A flavourful tea could be made from the leaves of the Labrador Tea. Peat could be dried and burned for heat and cooking. Peat could also be used as a diaper, wound gauze, packing material, and for many other purposes. Spruce roots could be used to “sew” canoes and spruce gumwas used as a sealant. On the high ridges around the bog, oaks and hickories provided acorns and nuts, a food staple for many people through the ages. Archaeological remnants and sites have been found in and around Sifton Bog ESA, confirming aboriginal use of the area. Information from https://thamesriver. o n . c a / w p - c o n t e n t / u p l o a d s / / SiftonBog/06-SiftonBog-MPUpdate- Section6.pdf Learn more about the Upper Thames River Conservation Authority at http://thamesriver.on.ca

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Nash’s: the 1st 100 years! - Part 4 A four-part series by John C. Nash Colin R Nash, our 3rd son, joined us in 2000. He’d graduated from Western, and was skiing and working at Whistler when he asked about the business: our family policy was not before you turn 30…but we acquiesced, and he immediately engaged in retail, and gemology. Working at Nash’s North he had solid training, completing his Graduate Gemologist Degree, as well as bench work at the New Approach School in Virginia…a significant advantage as he understood metallurgy, offering added competence to repair and re design techniques. Before ‘buying’ into the corporation he insisted on a return to high performance watches, and an emphasis on ‘branding’. I had largely abandoned watches downtown, and limited them to lowend at theNorth store – ColinwantedRolex and Tag. Whenwe closed both existing stores and moved to (his custom designed) new store on Wonderland watches became a primary focus, as did branding; It has been eminently successful with sales 40% higher than our best years with two stores. And marketing has changed dramatically. Nash’s was always involved in community support (charity), but Colin focused on the Hospitals helping them raise over $1Million by our 100th Anniversary. Colin has engaged heavily is social media, posting daily on Facebook and Instagram: a different brand every day. He focuses on Rolex and Forevermark (Diamonds) as they are our leading brands, but spreads the posts among all brands over the year.He engages with clients who respond, acting immediately to create conversation. When ‘issues’ arise, he immediately thanks the client for bring it to his attention, then addresses the specific issue. Colin is very active with City charities, and incorporates these experiences in his posts. He finds clients responding to personal posts, even those celebrating staff achievements, and highlighting personal experiences within and outside of the store. The new store, and the advantage of a single location has been exceptionally rewarding – finding the right combination of fine products and personal service is an ongoing battle. It worked well for the first hundred years, and is off to a great start in the next! Be an angel – a snow angel! Do you need assistance with snow shoveliing - or are you able to assist those who do? Contact Snow Angels London by email at archangel@snowangelscanada.ca

A family business:John D.Nash (Son #1) and Colin R.Nash (Son #3) in 1983

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Josh Morgan, City of London Councillor Ward 7 Mayor’sNewYear’sHonours List – Hayden Foulon

Happy New Year! With a new year comes the release of the Mayor’s New Year’s Honours List and recognition of the significant contributions of some of our friends and neighbours. Congratulations to all of the deserving recipients. http://www.london.ca/city-hall/mayors-office/Pages/Mayors- Honour-List.aspx This year there is a new category called “Distinguished Londoner” and Councillors were able to make nominations. I’m so happy to let you know that my nominee Hayden Foulon was approved by council posthumously. Hayden passed away at only 7 years old but hadmore of an impact on our community than most do in a lifetime. Her spirit, determination, and passion will always be with us and she will continue to be a role model for me and many others. As we enter a new decade, she will be my inspiration to always be caring, always be a fighter and ‘never, ever, ever give up’. You can learn more about Hayden’s life and her impact here: www.facebook.com/goteamhayden/ 2020-2023 Mutli-Year Budget Feedback Needed Thank you to the almost 100 residents who came out the December Ward Meeting that Councillor Steve Lehman and jointly hosted. London Police Chief Steve Williams was in attendance to answer your questions about community safety and we had a great presentation from our City of London finance team on the 2020- 2023 Budget. We now turn our focus to hearing what you think about the tabled budget as we move into public consultation and then debate. As I have always said, your feedback is very important during this process to ensure we get the tax rate and service levels

Hayden Foulon

right. Please do take a moment to share your thoughts on the tough decisions in this important Budget. You can get information about he budget at www.london. ca/budget and give your feedback at getinvolved.london. ca/budget Budget Feedback Drop in with Councillors Morgan & Lehman Sherwood Library (inside Sherwood Forest Mall) January 25, 2020 – 2-4pm

Josh Morgan is a regular contributor to the Hyde Park-Oakridge Villager Magazine, providing information on things that are happening in our community. Josh is currently serving his second term as Councillor for Ward 7. He resides in the Hyde Park area of Ward 7 with his wife Melanie and their three children. Josh studied at Western University where he completed a Combined Honours Degree in Economic and Political Science, and a Masters of Political Science (with a focus on Local Government). He is the Recruitment and Development Officer for Western University’s Local Government Program. If you have a question, comment or issue you would like to discuss, email or call Josh directly: Cell phone: 226-927-0395 Phone: 5 519-661-2489 x 4007 Facebook.com/JoshMorganLDN Instagram.com/JoshMorganLDN Email: joshmorgan@london.ca Councillor’s Office at 519-661-5095 Twitter: @JoshMorganLDN

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HOBY Youth leadership program, by Bill Adams Hugh O’Brian played Wyatt Earp on television in the 1950’s but the Hollywood actor had an even bigger role as a mentor and inspirational leader to almost half a-million young people around the world who have taken part in the youth leadership program he established. In 1958, O’Brian volunteered at a hospital in Africa where he was inspired and motivated by the work being done by Nobel Prize winner Albert Schweitzer. O’Brian returned home to the United States and created the Hugh O’Brian Youth Leadership program, known as HOBY, to help develop young people into future leaders. O’Brian encouraged all participants attending HOBY to return home and seek out meaningful ways to use their leadership for community service. O’Brian passed away in 2016 but his program continues to grow. For more than 30 years the HOBY Western Ontario leadership conference has been developing forward thinking leaders who are making a difference in the lives of others. The Oakridge Optimist Club and many other Optimist Clubs in Midwestern and Southwestern Ontario provide financial support to the program which is run entirely by Optimist volunteers. Steve Polhill of the East London Optimist Club is one of the organizers of the Western Ontario HOBY conference and said, “The program gives young leaders an opportunity to engage in activities and workshops that identify their potential as well as interacting with community leaders to discuss social issues including education, politics, diversity, and global issues.” Each high school selects one Grade 10 student to attend the three-day conference. The Oakridge Optimists sponsor the HOBY ambassadors from Oakridge and St. Thomas Aquinas secondary schools. Kaitlyn Pickering from STA attended the HOBY event last May in Ridgetown and wrote this in her thank you note to the Oakridge Optimist Club: “I’d like to thank you for this opportunity. If it weren’t for your donation to this 3-day seminar, I would be unable to attend this fantastic weekend. At the seminar, I’ve learned to lead by example and be confident in my leadership. Before this weekend I barely felt comfortable working with my peers. It has given me confidence I had only ever dreamed of before. Thank you for investing your time and money into my generation. I promise we won’t let you down.”


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New affordable apartments To help alleviate the city’s poverty and housing problem, Gateway Church plans to construct two 3-story affordable apartment facilities on Bluegrass Drive. The site may include a playground, tennis courts or open space, a multi-use gathering area, and a gazebo/seating area. The site is currently undeveloped.

For more information about the Oakridge Optimist Club, visit www.oakridgeoptimists.ca. For more information about HOBY Western Ontario, visit their website at hobywo.webs.com A group shot of the students and volunteers who were part of /’the 2019 HOBY Youth Leadership conference in Ridgetown. Hugh O’Brian starred as Wyatt Earp on television from 1955-61 at the same time the actor was establishing his youth leadership program.



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Historic Hyde Park The first automobile in Lambton County was owned by Richard Whittaker of Sarnia. It was a 1901 curved- dash Oldsmobile. One of just 425 built in 1901 by the Old Motor Works in Detroit, it cost Whittaker $750. After Whittaker’s death in January 1904, his Oldsmobile passed into the hands of his daughter Isabella and her husband the Reverend Villers M. Durnford. Isabella, died in 1931, but Durnford, as rector of the Anglican Church of the Hosannas in Hyde Park, still had the car until 1942, after which it’s trail runs cold.

The great wind of 1912 by Rev. Durnford

Having been requested to recall some of the outstanding incidents in the history of St. Anne’s Church, Byron, I might mention the wind storm of Good Friday, 1912, which lifted the roof completely off St. Anne's Church and dropped it at the front of the church shed. After the Good Friday service Mr. Frank Kains and myself remained talking about church matters in front of the shed, after which Mr. Kains left for his home and I decided to go and call on Miss Maud Meriam who was dangerously ill. On my way to the Meriam home a terrific wind sprang up and for some minutes my horse was unable to pull the buggy and endeavoured to turn around. After my visit to the Meriam home, the wind having subsided, I started for Hyde Park. When passing the Church I observed that the roof of same had been ripped off and was lying on the very spot where Mr. Kains and myself had been standing after coming out from the church service. I called at the Ormond home and informed them of what had happened. Mrs. [Alice] Ormond immediately started to phone the members of the congregation, telling them of what had occurred. The following night there was a heavy fall of snow which spoiled the plastered ceiling. The Easter Day service was held in one of the rooms of the school, while the rest of our Sunday services until the repairs were made were held in the Methodist Church, having received a most cordial invitation from the officers of that church. A meeting was called and arrangements were made to start replacing the roof, which was done by the men of the congregation, and I was asked to draw a plan for a wood ceiling which I furnished Mr. Kernohan, who supplied the material, and the work of placing same was done by Mr. Cyrus Wells and his brother Lawyer. The work of staining the wood of the ceiling was done by myself, the Wells Bros. having provided the scaffold which was moved as needed from place to place” The congregation and rector responded to the incident with characteristic practicality. They rolled up their sleeves and proceeded to repair the damage. Note: originally intended as a short-term assignment starting in 1911, Rev. Dumsford stayed on as rector in Byron and Hyde Park for 31 years - until 1942.

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Cultural Cooking by Kimi Abdullah

To advertise here, please contact Gloria@VillagerPublications.com In addition to their shop at the Western Fair Market (weekends - 2nd floor), the brother-sister team have now introduced Rasa Indonesian by Petojo Food – a virtual restaurant offering quality Indonesian dishes available for take out or delivery every Thursday to Sunday. Learn more at www.petojofood.com Heat oil in wok or large frying pan. Toss in your meat and vegetables and fry until well cooked, about 5 minutes. Add butter and rice then toss. Mix in Nasi Goreng Spice Paste until rice is evenly coated. Season with salt as needed. Serve with a fried egg sunny side up, sliced tomato and cucumber and a nice dollop of our hot sauce, Bapak's Sambal Oelek. Anthony and Kimi Abdullah are the co-founders of Petojo Food and Catering. Founded in 2015 to introduce Indonesian food and cooking to Canadian plates and palates, many of their dishes came from family recipes, while some were inspired by their childhood holidays to Indonesia. Anthony earned his Red Seal Certification before the age of 23, followed by a James Beard scholarship before attending The Art Institute of Vancouver’s Hospitality and Restaurant Business Management program where he earned a Merit Award and made both the President’s List and the Dean’s List. If you’ve dined at some of London’s top restaurants, you have probaby already enjoyed his cooking! Nasi Goreng, or ‘Fried Rice’, is a staple dish in any Indonesian family. Muktie, our father, immigrated to Canada in 1979 to marry our mother, Anita. They settled and started a family in Oakridge and still live in the same house 40 years later! (In fact, our dad worked for many years at Horse and Hound Restaurant on Hyde Park.) My mother quickly learned a handful of family recipes for Indonesian dishes including nasi goreng which became a weekly staple during our childhood. What is great about this dish is that you can use up leftovers from previous dinners or odd and ends you might have in your fridge. This is what we call ’Nasi Goreng Gila’, 'gila' meaning crazy, which is a mêlée of non-traditional ingredients fried up with your rice and sauce. And when you’re making fried rice, always use cold rice that has rested for at least a day. Using freshly cooked rice will guarantee your rice will stick to your pan or wok. Here’s our favourite concoction: Nasi Goreng Gila Serves 2 1 tbsp oil, vegetable or canola 1-2 cups of leftover bacon or sausage (we really like to use Chinese sausage) 1/4 cup pineapple pieces (fresh or canned) 1/4 cup frozen peas and carrots 1/4 cup sliced fresh mushrooms 1/4 cup bok choy, chopped (spinach is a good substitute if that is what you have on hand) 2 tbsp butter or margarine 2 cups of cooked rice, day-old and cold 4 tbsp Nasi Goreng Spice Paste Salt, to taste

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Hyde Park - Oakridge Villager • Jan-Feb 2020 • Page 13 Anthony at the Petojo booth at the Western Fair Market – offering up delicious Indonesian-inspired stir-fry sauces, ready-to-heat dishes and more.

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Upper Thames River Conservation Authority Predator - Prey Interactions Liana Zanette of Western’s Biology Department will help us understand healthy human and animal relationships in our urban ecosystems. Free. Wolf Performance Hall. February 11, 7-8:30pm

Optimist Club of London-Nor’West VALENTINE DINNER AND DANCE

February 15. BMO Centre (Rectory Street) $100/couple. Contact Jim Nother at jnother@nothers.com or 519-878-9440 or visit http:// www.norwestoptimist.ca/annual-optimist-valentine-dinner-dance/ Date Night in the Hutton House Pottery Studio Bring a favourite someone along to each make a unique, one of a kind handmade drinking vessel. An instructor will help and after you choose your glaze colour, will glaze your mug – ready to be picked up about 2 weeks after the workshop. January 31 7:00pm-9:00pm. $60 + HST per couple (2 mugs) Register on EventBrite or call 519-472-6381 Whitehills Childcare Association 2435 Buroak Drive ABC en Français Play Group (La Ribambelle) Play group in French for children 0-6 years old and their parents/ caregivers. Songs, stories, and games. Start learning French or practice the language. Mondays 9:30-11:30. Drop-in. No cost.

Hyde Park - Oakridge Villager • Jan-Feb 2020 Page 15 annua l Maple Harvest Festival on Saturday, March 14th ! As always, there will be crafts and activities for children, maple treats to enjoy, and hands on demonstrations for the whole family. Watch their Facebook page for more details! Heritage Week Middlesex Centre Archives Heritage Fair Saturday February 22 10am-4pm 2652 Gideon Drive, Delaware. Free. Children’s Activities. Book Sales. Archives and historial displays. We want to hear from YOU! Bake Sales. Book Launches. Barn Dances. Community Clean Ups. Charity Car Washes. Events. Holiday Bazaars. Socials. We’ll help share the news! Please submit your information via email to Cathy@VillagerPublications.com by the 14th of the month previous. JOI Club (Nor’West Optimist Club) YouthCreatingOpportunities forYouth! Thisclub isopen tostudent members 10-18 years old. Supported by Optimist International and mentored by local Optimists, community partners, and educators. London JOI Club members will participate in self- governance, workshops, volunteering, fundraising, team building and community involvement through positive projects and initiatives. Contact info@norwestoptimist.ca to learn more. Maple Syrup Season! Rolling Ridge Maple Products March Seasonal Store: 22681 Vanneck Rd www.rollingridgemapleproducts.ca • (519) 666-2238 Maple Harvest Festival (MOA) The Museum of Ontario Archeology will be hosting their

Sherwood Library PA Day Movie January 24 2:30-4:30 pm North West London Resource Centre

After-school programs Mondays starting January 13. Cooking: 4:00-5:30 pm Art: 5:30-7:00 pm

For ages 11-15. Youth Can attend either or both. To register please email community@nwlrc.ca

To advertise here, please contact Gloria@VillagerPublications.com SINGATHON Enhance your shopping experience by stopping to hear the Karen Schuessler Singers at Cherry Hill Mall, Oxford Street, Saturday, February 1, 12:30-3:30pm. Maisonville Library Author Reading: Onion Skins and Peach Fuzz, Memories of Ontario Farmerettes Wednesday February 12 01:00PM-02:00PM A delightful glimpse into the experiences of young women who participated in a government-sponsored program to help with the war effort. Motivated by patriotism or a thirst for adventure, women plunged in despite being from urban areas and having little or no farming experience. Many ended up having the summer of their lives.



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