Show Your Local Love Fest - Official Campaign Kickoff 2021

Join us!

Thursday, October 7

11:30a.m. – 1:00p.m.

Renaissance Square (beside Concrete Beach)

Reconnect and have some fun with colleagues across campus as we launch our 2021 campaign.

Your United Way donation stays 100% local, always. Let’s celebrate the local love we’ll show from Western:

  • Give feel-good food a new meaning with our $5 chili and cornbread lunch option – proceeds go to the campaign!
  • Treat your tastebuds to free hot chocolate, popcorn and cotton candy
  • Shop with purple pride as you browse the stalls of Western’s student entrepreneurs
  • Enjoy performances from local musicians Mikalyn Hay and Aaron Allen


Mikalyn HayMikalyn Hay

Between the depth of her voice, substance of her songwriting, and seemingly endless list of awards and achievements, you might be fooled into thinking that Mikalyn has been in the game for decades. But that’s easily forgiven, as despite having yet to hit her 20s, the artist’s signature alt-pop stylings bely her age and blur lines between genres and eras, making her music all the more compelling. With a one-of-a-kind style and unwavering drive, Mikalyn shows no signs of slowing down on her already-impressive trajectory.  Her latest release "Say Less with Evokings" has streamed over 100k in first month of release. In 2021 she will make a bold move away from her EDM success with over 3.2M streams and into alt pop and indie with a string of strong releases that will leverage and build off her EDM roots.


Aaron AllenAaron Allen

Winner of Country Music of Ontario’s Male Artist of the Year 2021 and Album of the Year 2021. Born and raised in Chatham Ontario but now London based, Aaron Allen's music is deeply rooted in the singer-songwriter atmosphere once created by greats like, Lyle Lovett, Steve Earle and Bruce Springsteen.  You can hear the emotion and honesty in the words Aaron puts forth and because of that there’s no denying 4 chords and the truth is still alive and kicking.