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Westminster Park’s iRead Program Assists Children with Development of Reading Skills


Earlier this month, London’s Westminster Park Community Church began another session of their literacy program, iRead. The program has been running for one year with great success with the children involved.  At present there are 10 children that attend the program every Thursday after school from 4:00 PM – 5:30 PM.

During that time, they switch from different stations which include, sight words, reading to someone, reading to themselves, as well as using iPads and computers that [...]

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Local Philanthropists Help London’s Kettle Campaign Reach Goal


With only days to spare, two extremely generous donations helped The Salvation Army to reach its goal of $475,000 in the 2014 London Christmas Kettle Campaign.

On Friday, December 19, Tony Marsman of Rembrandt Homes presented a cheque for over $18,000 as his contribution to a total donation in excess of $36,000 made by attendees to the annual Rembrandt Homes Christmas Luncheon.

And on Monday, December 23, Carl and Pat Churchill of Churchill Logisitcs visited Divisional Headquarters where they presented a cheque [...]


Have You Seen Sally Ann?


Sally Ann at the London Knights Kettle Kickoff Game (with Divisional Commander Morris Vincent, Knights mascot Sir Scores-a-lot, Perron Goodyear, Knight Captain Max Domi, and Erie Otters Kurtis MacDermid.



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Salvation Army is London’s Good Samaritan of hope


By Sean Meyer, London Community News

Rex Murphy, CBC radio personality, commentator and author, has spoken on behalf of the Salvation Army on many occasions, perhaps because his mother gave him the green light to do so.

Murphy served as the keynote speaker at the third annual Salvation Army Hope in the City breakfast, held Nov. 14, at the Best Western Lamplighter Inn. Speaking before about 275 people, Murphy was both poignant and charming — not [...]