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Tuesday, May 3, 2016

After 35 years the Rise2Fame youth talent competition is still going strong. The annual event takes place across Southwestern Ontario in conjunction with the Western Fair District and local fairs and events. Rise2Fame gives local youth the opportunity to showcase their diverse talents on different stages. From dancing to singing and instrumentals all competitors are given a platform to perform and the chance to win up to $1,500.00. For the past 35 years contestants ranging from 6 to 21 have built confidence and skill while having fun. Rise2Fame has featured some of Southwestern Ontario...

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Tuesday, May 3, 2016

Before you race off to Derby Day at the Raceway, check out these winning tips on what to wear! Kentucky Derby Women’s Apparel Ladies, it’s time to gussy up. The Derby is all about getting decked out, so start with a party dress in a spring solid or feminine pattern.      And a light wool scarf for a sophisticated cover-up, a retro race day hat or fantastically colourful purse to complete the look.     Big hats are a huge part of Derby style. Keep the sun out of your...

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Monday, May 2, 2016

Orangetheory Fitness announced as official sponsor of Run to the BBQ! Here's how we're celebrating: New Run to the BBQ 5K Registrants SAVE $5 + Get a FREE Orangetheory Fitness T-shirt & More! Register today with DISCOUNT CODE: BURN and you'll get all of this: $5 Off 5K Registration FREE Orangetheory Fitness T-shirt Save up to $20 per month with no registration fees on select Orangetheory Fitness Wellington-South London membership packages with the Western Fair District Corporate Rate (valid until June 30th, 2016) FREE...

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Friday, May 13, 2016

  We're a quirky bunch of people, from the weird rituals we have before running to the funny things we do while running there's no shortage of weirdness! Here are a few running superstitions from other runners that they do prior to a race or training run.    Putting Body Glide on your feet (to avoid blisters). Eating the same food before races. Lucky Charms… Really? Having a tube of ChapStick (or else, you might as well kiss that PR buh-bye). Tying your running shoes, then untying them, and tying them again, just...

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Thursday, March 24, 2016

Are you asking yourself this... "What are we going to do this weekend?" ...You're certainly not alone. Finding local, interactive fun for the whole family can be challenging. And even after you've found something to do it usually doesn't please everyone. Don't worry, your search for family friendly plans for this weekend, stops here!  Beginning tomorrow the Western Fair District welcomes horses, donkeys, horse trainers, cowboys/girls and enthusiasts for three-days of demonstrations, entertainment and shopping. Not convinced the whole family will...

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Tuesday, March 15, 2016

All Equine Show Promises Entertainment for Horse Enthusiasts Western Fair District welcomes horse trainers, riders, professionals and enthusiasts for three-days of clinics, demonstrations, entertainment and shopping. It’s the show to attend this spring for an all-encompassing, multi-discipline, all-breed and all-level experience. Learn, enjoy and be entertained at Ontario’s Premier Equine Show, March 25, 26, 27.   SEE AL DUNNING IN ACTION! All Equine is extremely pleased to welcome back World Champion Al Dunning to this year’s roster. Al has owned and...

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Monday, March 14, 2016

70,000 Square Feet of Shiny Dream Cars at Southwestern Ontario’s Largest Indoor Car Show Western Fair District is preparing for a car show that is sure to get any gear-head’s motor running.  The Speed & Custom Car Show, March 19 & 20 brings all types of cars, trucks and motorcycles–classic, hot rod, race and one-of-a-kind to the London show floor. The Speed and Custom Car Show brings together lifestyle, technology, art and everything automotive under one roof. Don’t miss all the show has to offer: Feature Cars 1968 Ford Mustang Shelby and a...

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Monday, March 14, 2016

London, Ontario, March 14, 2016: The Junior Beef EXPO is an extra-special agricultural event, because it promotes youth involvement in the business of raising cattle.  Young people 21 years of age and under, and their families, will arrive in the District at the end of March Break for the 15th annual Junior Beef Expo, March 19 & 20. These young agricultural entrepreneurs will showcase hand-reared heifers and steers in a livestock judging contest over a 2-day period. Participants, from as far East as the Ottawa Valley and many from counties across Ontario, showcase cattle with some...

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Monday, March 7, 2016

Looking for fun activities and events you can enjoy as a whole family this March Break (March 11-20, 2016) in the London and area? Here's a list of a few local ideas to keep the boredom at bay over March Break! London Golf Show & Sale Learn More Young golfers will be able to develop their skills at the Pizza Pizza Kids’ Zone. Juniors can practice putting, driving and participate in chipping and putting lesson from TGA. Plus up to 75% off top brands and manufactures. Children 10 & under get in for free! March 12 & 13 • Progress Building,...

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Monday, March 7, 2016

Looking for fun activities and events you can enjoy as a whole family this March Break (March 11-20, 2016) in the London and area? Here's a list of a few local ideas to keep the boredom at bay over March Break! London Golf Show & Sale Learn More Young golfers will be able to develop their skills at the Pizza Pizza Kids’ Zone. Juniors can practice putting, driving and participate in chipping and putting lesson from TGA. Plus up to 75% off top brands and manufactures. Children 10 & under get in for free! March 12 & 13 • Progress Building,...

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