Archive for June, 2012

Annual General Meeting – Wrap-up

Friday, June 29th, 2012

2012 AGM

London and Middlesex Housing Corporation’s Annual General Meeting for the 2011 fiscal year was held yesterday afternoon in the tenant lounge at 30 Base Line Road West, London.

The AGM was open to the public, and was attended by an enthusiastic group of tenants, staff, board members, community partners, and MPs from London West and London North Centre.

The first part of the meeting was dedicated to a tabletop discussion session, where tenants were able to freely share their concerns and compliments with staff. We appreciate the comments from all tenants.

We are also very thankful for our sponsors for this event, who provided refreshments, items for our SWAG bags, and door prizes: Starbucks Coffee, London Police Service, the Middlesex-London Health Unit, the London Fire Department, London Hydro, Union Gas, 211 Ontario, Orchestra London, and the Grand Theatre.

Click here to open a PDF of the agenda for our 2012 AGM in a new browser window.

Click here to open a PDF of our 2011 Annual Report in a new browser window.

Southdale Basketball Court Grand Opening

Wednesday, June 20th, 2012
basketball net

Our Southdale family community has a newly refurbished basketball court

Yesterday was the grand opening of the newly refurbished basketball court at our Southdale family community.

The project was spearheaded by the board of the Southdale Chaplaincy, one of our onsite partners at the Southdale family community.

The Ontario Trillium Foundation provided the bulk of the funding for the project, and other sponsors contributed to its success.

The Chaplaincy helped the community celebrate by hosting a BBQ for the community.

London and Middlesex Housing Corporation is very grateful for the refurbished basketball court, which will provide a safer place for our Southdale children and youth to play.

children's feet on basketball court

Children lining up on the basketball court to watch Hoppy the Clown

Southdale Chaplain

Kate Ballagh Steeper, the Southdale Chaplain, thanked the many supporters of this project

Ontario Trillium Foundation flag

The Ontario Trillium Foundation provided the bulk of the funding for this project

sponsors

Some of the court project sponsors during the speeches

ribbon cutting

The ribbon for the new basketball court was cut

clown

Hoppy the Clown made balloon animals for the children

balloons

Balloons from the Ontario Trillium Foundation float above the rooftops at Southdale

balloons

Balloons decorated the new basketball court

July Meal Calendar

Wednesday, June 13th, 2012

Meal calendar

Every month the Middlesex-London Health Unit publishes a list of free meals around the city.

Click here to open the July calendar PDF in a new browser window.

Click here to open the July list of free meal locations PDF in a new browser window.

Marconi Balconies Beautiful

Thursday, June 7th, 2012
plants waiting for distribution

Plants waiting for distribution to tenants

Last night the tenants at our Marconi Boulevard family community were the happy recipients of plants from the Friends of the Civic Garden Complex.

This nonprofit group gives tours of the Civic Garden Complex on Springbank Drive, and holds fundraisers to help support the complex’s greenhouse growing project.

This year they donated their extra plants to tenants from LMHC’s Marconi site, as well as the Boardwalk community on Marconi Boulevard, and the Talisman Woods housing co-op.

Last night’s “Marconi Balconies Beautiful” event included a barbeque, games and activities for children, and a number of displays by service providers including Recycle London, Parks and Recreation, and the Humane Society.

London and Middlesex Housing Corporation is very grateful to all the sponsors who helped make this event enjoyable for our tenants.

children playing with toys

Small children playing with toys

face painting

Face painting

playing with a soccer ball

Children playing with a soccer ball

parachute game

Parachute games

crafts

Crafts

barbequeing hotdogs

Boardwalk volunteers BBQ'ing hotdogs

recycling display

Display of recyclables and non-recyclables

sidewalk chalk drawing of tree

Sidewalk chalk drawing of a tree

chalk drawing of LMHC

Child drawing LMHC with sidewalk chalk

Annual General Meeting

Tuesday, June 5th, 2012

Poster for LMHC AGM 2012

London and Middlesex Housing Corporation’s Annual General Meeting for the 2011 fiscal year will be held on Thursday, June 28, 2011.

The AGM begins at 2:30 p.m. in the tenant lounge at 30 Base Line Road West, London.

The AGM is open to the public.

There is limited seating in the tenant lounge at 30 Base Line Road West. If you would like to attend this AGM, please RSVP to LMHC’s Executive Assistant by Thursday, June 21.

Click here to open a PDF of the poster for our 2012 AGM in a new browser window.

Dundas Planting

Friday, June 1st, 2012
planting a tree

A new snowdrift crabapple tree, ready to plant

Yesterday was a day of celebration and remembrance at our Dundas Street adult building.

We planted a snowdrift crabapple tree to commemorate the life of a beloved tenant who passed away earlier this year, and filled a new planter with perennial plants.

All plants – including the crabapple – were donated by LMHC staff, and staff also built the new planter and commemoration plaque.

Tenants celebrated the event with a BBQ.

Thank you to everyone who contributed to make this occasion a success.

planting small tree

Lifting the tree out of its temporary container

tree root ball

Planting the new tree

shoveling dirt

Filling in the hole

green watering can

Watering the newly planted tree

hands holding plaque

The new plaque, ready to be dedicated

snowdrift crabapple tree

The new tree, planted

planting perennials

Planting perennials in a new side planter

flowers

Flowers in the circular flower bed

cupcakes

Cupcakes for the tenant BBQ

Summer Folks and Facts

Friday, June 1st, 2012

June 2012 building newsletter
June 2012 family site newsletter

LMHC publishes a quarterly newsletter for tenants called Folks and Facts.

Starting with the summer 2012 issue, there are two versions: one for our adult and senior buildings, and one for our family sites.

Click here to open a PDF of the building version in a new browser window.

Click here to open a PDF of the family site version in a new browser window.

For previous issues of Folks and Facts, visit the Folks and Facts page.