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Friday, January 13, 2017

Nominations are now being accepted for the 2017 Caretaker of the Year. This award recognises the unsung heroes of racing – the caretakers who maintain the health and welfare of the horses on a daily basis. To nominate someone for Caretaker of the Year, please email us with the name of your nominee and a written description of why they deserve to be recognised as Caretaker of the Year. Nominations are due before January 27, 2017. Five finalists will be selected from the nominees, afterwards, public voting will take place in the Raceway's Race Office. The winner will be...

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Friday, December 23, 2016

Christmas is almost here! For some of us that means we can put down the glitter and relax a bit and for others it means we need to make a frantic trip to the mall (*shutter*). I'm option two, with more than half my list to shop for and only 1.5 days left to do it, I need all the help I can get! One of my favourite things to buy for people is anything wine or food related, as a mild connoisseur myself it makes it easy and who doesn't love a delicious bottle of wine with their favourite food/snack for Christmas!? Do you have any wine and food lovers on your list? If so here...

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Monday, January 2, 2017

Learn the language of wine! Do you ever find yourself searching for the right word to describe what you're tasting in your favourite glass of red? Is reading a wine review like reading a foreign language?  Learn some basic wine terms and you'll be a fluent drinker speaker in no time! Acidity  Acidity is naturally found in every wine, however it is more pronounced in some varietals, styles, or vintages than it is in others. Acidity is a way to describe a wines sharp or crisp characteristics and can easily be distinguished by the tingling sensation that...

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Friday, November 25, 2016

The Raceway at Western Fair District is once again proud to support the Salvation Army’s annual toy drive. The initiative helps provide toys to boys and girls in the community and help bring the Christmas spirit to the less fortunate. The public is encouraged to drop off a new, unwrapped gift in The Raceway’s lobby, located at 900 King Street. The gifts donated will be delivered to children as part of the Salvation Army’s hamper program. The toy drive kicks of Friday November 25th and runs up until Sunday December 11th. More Information

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Wednesday, October 26, 2016

Even Tracy Moore would approve!   Pumpkin Pot Take those old pumpkin candy holders from drab to fab. Get started.   Frankenstein Front Door An easy but awesome way to add some Halloween to your front door.   Bouquet of Shrunken Heads Here's a Halloween deco project so creepy you'll loose your head over it! Why not try displaying them in a vase ir sticking them your existing planters. Instructions here.   Skull Centerpiece Who knew a skull could be such a ghoulishly perfect vessel! Get the instructions....

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Tuesday, October 4, 2016

There is a buzz in the air with live racing set to return this Friday at The Raceway at Western Fair District and it is going to be a busy October at the London oval.  Friday, October 7th will usher in the start of live racing and coincides with the second annual Oktoberfest celebration at the Western Fair District. To complement the Oktoberfest celebrations the wiener dogs will be back competing in the second annual Dachshund Dash. Additionally, the Raceway will offer Scratch ‘N’ Win program prizes, the Oktoberfest Pace and the Oktoberfest Stacked Deal which will include...

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Saturday, September 17, 2016

 The Western Fair has opened its gates for the final weekend of the annual event. Despite the rain there is plenty to do and see around the Fair.  Most attractions, entertainment, rides, games and competitions will continue with minor schedule and location adjustments. Down on the Farm in the Metroland Media Agriplex is still in full swing with the Western Horse Show and the Clydesdale Hitch and parade later this afternoon as well as animal displays, milking demonstrations, our agricultural timeline and more!  In the Progress Building guests can be awed by Terrance B...

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Saturday, September 17, 2016

 The Western Fair has opened its gates for the final weekend of the annual event. Despite the rain there is plenty to do and see around the Fair.  Most attractions, entertainment, rides, games and competitions will continue with minor schedule and location adjustments. Down on the Farm in the Metroland Media Agriplex is still in full swing with the Western Horse Show and the Clydesdale Hitch and parade later this afternoon as well as animal displays, milking demonstrations, our agricultural timeline and more!  In the Progress Building guests can be awed by Terrance B...

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Wednesday, September 14, 2016

Western Fair opened its gates early today for children with special-needs, and their families, to experience the fair in an environment tailored just for them. Day of Dreams is a new, unique opportunity for youngsters, designed to extend the fun of the annual Fair to those who may not otherwise experience it. With Western Fair District staff volunteering their time, and the support of partner North American Midway Entertainment, Spectra Venue Management and Food Services & Hospitality and our sponsors the event was a huge success. “It’s the perfect way to help...

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Tuesday, September 13, 2016

Western Fair District is delighted to announce their new partnership with Growing Chefs! Ontario. By means of a $30,000.00 investment, Growing Chefs! Ontario’s school-based programming will be delivered as Western Fair District Presents: The School Food Education Project. This project will serve over 3,000 students at select schools across London and area. Western Fair District is one of the first major London-based organizations to support Growing Chefs! Ontario to this level. The opportunity for the partnership was clear to both organizations, as the recently released...

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