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Jazz it up!

Along with April showers and Spring flowers you can get your groove on and enjoy Jazz music to the fullest measure as this is Jazz Appreciation month.

First Board of Trade

London's first Board of Trade was organized on April 22, 1857 at the Mechanics' Institute with Adam Hope as its first president.  42 residents signed the constitution and gave their names as subscribers for the amount of one pound annually.    In 1922, the Board of Trade changed its name to the Chamber of Commerce. 

St. George's Society Hosts First Dinner

The first dinner of the St. George's Society was held on April 23, 1847 at Balkwill's Hotel on the southwest corner of Dundas and Talbot streets (now the site of the Budweiser Gardens). 

Sheep for Sale!

On March 24, 1827, the first known commercial advertisement from London appears in the Gore Gazette of Ancaster.  George Jervis Goodhue (1799-1870), stated he would have 250 young sheep by August 1 which he would barter with cashless settlers for "Salts of Lye" at the rate of "three dollars per hundred."  Goodhue eventually became one of the richest men in London.  When he died, his estate was worth $650,000.  

Health and Longevity - What Each of Us Wants

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The new book by Elizabeth Blackburn – a Nobel Prize winner in Physiology or Medicine in 2009- and Elissa Epel a health psychologist The Telomere Effect offers new research on longevity to the general public

Can We All Get Along?

Join us for the 2017 series Psychology – the Science of Being Human. This year we are presenting three talks under the overall title Can We All Get Along. For the first three Thursdays of April faculty of Western’s Psychology Department will help to answer this question.

True North Favourite: Mortimer

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This is my all-time favourite children's book by our very own Canadian author, Robert Munsch.