While we have the beautiful Thames River right in front of us, Lake Huron and Lake Erie are in our backyard, making “The Beach” a go-to place for generations of Londoners. I fondly remember going up to the Bend as a kid every weekend with my cousins when rows of cars parked all along the beach and we played all day in the waves. Then there is my Mother’s generation who spent many a warm summer night dancing at the Stork Club on the pier in Port Stanley. In this issue, we are celebrating London’s access to the river and two Great Lakes with a great lineup of ideas and articles to help you make new summer memories with your friends and family.
London’s fitness guru Mo Hagan will help you get in shape for summer swims, and London’s Silver Dolphins are proving that you can compete in the water and have fun at any age. Summer is also a great time to get out “en plein air” with your watercolours, or at least visit local outdoor art shows. We feature three local women artists who have a strong link to community both in their lives and in their art.