NEWSCAST - Tuesday, Sept 3rd, 2019
- A Western-led program recently reached a milestone by having helped more than 10,000 London kids become physically active.
- By partnering with various facilities across the city including the Junction Climbing Centre, Boys and Girls Club, and YMCA London, the ACT-i-Pass program, provides Grade 5 pupils free access to recreation programs throughout the city.
- The Human Environments Analysis Laboratory ( aka HEALab) at Western volunteers administrative support for registration, recruitment and evaluation. The lab was recently nominated for a 2019 London Pillar Community Innovation Award for its work.
- The impact has been particularly strong among girls, whose activity levels even six months after starting the program showed a significant increase over their levels before receiving an ACT-i-Pass card. Pass holders can even bring a friend along who is not registered in the program.
- Now in its seventh year, registration for the 2019-20 school year has so far hit 1,700.
- To register your child for the 2019-2020 ACT-i-Pass program, your child must be entering Grade 5 in September of 2019. Visit theheal.ca for more info.
- Members of the London police, fire department and paramedic service are coming together for a fundraising event and silent auction to support the emergency workers impacted by the Aug. 14 car crash and explosion that levelled one home and forced the demolition of two others.
- The event at Union Ten Distilling Co. in Old East Village Sept. 8
- About a hundred homes were evacuated when a vehicle smashed into a house at 450 Woodman Ave. shortly after 10:30 p.m. Aug 14, severing a gas line. The ensuing explosion and fire damaged several homes and injured two police officers, four firefighters and one civilian.
- Three of the four firefighters hurt in the Old East Village explosion are back on the job
- The London Bucket Brigade was started last year as a way to support emergency workers and their families.
- The Western Mustangs won by another healthy margin Monday night at TD Stadium, but no one on the team is feeling very comfortable.
- The Mustangs defeated the Queen’s Gaels 40-23 in front of a packed house of about 9,700 mostly first-year students in their Ontario university football home opener.
- The Mustangs improved to 2-0 after defeating the Laurier Golden Hawks 32-19 in Waterloo in Week 1.
- But, Monday’s game was another frustrating outing for the Mustangs ground game. Running back Trey Humes caught a 10-yard touchdown pass, but was limited to 43 yards rushing and Jonathan Femi-Cole ran for 35 yards. That forced the Mustangs to rely on their passing game.
- Defensive back Bleska Kambamba, intercepted a pass on the Queen’s 20-yard line and ran it in for a touchdown.
- McMaster, who beat Guelph 25-10 in Week 1 and Ottawa 35-22 on Sunday, will be the Mustangs’ first true challenge Saturday afternoon in Hamilton.
- Today has been off to a good star but, dont let that fool you. The evening high of 25 will feel like 31 with the humidex. The humidex is expected to climb into the late evening turning into a thundetstorm at night.
- Tomorrow the mercury stays below 20 dipping to 13 degrees overnight.