Bloxam Blogs Some

Bloxam Blogs Some

Soaking my head for ALS awareness

Thanks to my friend Dave Mitchell for nominating me for the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge! Who knew it could get so chilly at the Gibbons Park splash pad?I’ve nominated current Ward 6 councillor Nancy Branscombe and London Food Bank co-directors Glen Pearson and Jane Roy to take the next chilly plunge. I really hope…

Happiness in every step

With spring well underway (finally!), folks will start getting more active outdoors with the fair weather.  Most people don't realize that physical activity, even something as simple as walking, not only helps keep a healthy body but also strengthens the mind.  As the old adage goes, if you don't have…

Throwing the hat in the ring

This afternoon, I declared officially my candidacy in the Ward 6 council race.  You can read the press release below, and please share it widely!-------------FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASETuesday, February 18, 2014Mike Bloxam declares candidacy in Ward 6 council raceBusiness owner and active community volunteer, Mike Bloxam, declared his candidacy for London’s…

Changing how London moves

In a couple of months, a significant change to the way Londoners get around the city will arrive.  While the first choice for people to move from point A to point B should be "active" transportation (walking, cycling, etc.), followed closely by public transit (the city bus in London's case),…

Starving students

The term "starving student" gets thrown around rather carelessly.  This colloquialism refers to the mounds of money required by post-secondary students to pay for tuition, books, and housing, in many cases leaving little left over for food or entertainment (Heaven forbid).Sure, certain students in university or college have access to…