Vincent Lam, the 2006 winner of The Scotiabank Giller Prize, Canada’s premier literary prize for fiction, for his novel Bloodletting & Miraculous Cures was born in London, Ontario. His family is from the expatriate Chinese community of Vietnam.
Resource / Link: http://www.vincentlam.ca/
Philip Aziz, whose work gained international recognition and the following of prominent patrons, thought the creation of artwork was a religious act. His parents, Lebanese immigrants of the Greek Orthodox faith who worked as fruit wholesalers, asked him to consider a professional career – medicine, law, a university professorship. He was born in St. Thomas, Ont., in 1923 and grew up in London.
Resource / Link: http://philipaziz.org/
Born in London, Ontario on October 28, 1991, Aboriginal pop artist Lil Pappie has devoted most of his 19 years to music.
Resource / Link: http://www.aboriginaldaylive.com/artists/lil-pappie/
Lawson Iroquoian Village, London ON: Canada's only on-going excavation and reconstruction of a prehistoric village retraces the steps which 1,500 Neutral Iroquoians trod five hundred years ago when they thrived in this village of elm longhouses and cedar palisades. Their resourcefulness and skill is evident from the artifacts unearthed by archaeologists who have carefully pieced together the clues of their existence.
Resource / Link: http://www.uwo.ca/museum/village.html
A London police officer has launched a $1-million lawsuit against the force and six colleagues, claiming he was the victim of racial profiling that sparked an internal investigation, fuelling rumours and suspicions he associated with a man linked to organized crime. Omnar Hassan, a 12-year policing veteran -- a decade of it with the London force -- yesterday was also to have filed a complaint with the Ontario Human Rights commission, his lawyer said.
Resource / Link: http://www.lfpress.com/news/london/2009/10/31/11588461-sun.html