London Heritage Council

Our mission is simple - to bring Londoners together to celebrate our shared stories

 

Did you know?

Culture is a $540,000,000 industry in London?

 

Did you know?

Every $60 invested in the cultural sector by the City of London sees a $1,475.00 return?

 

Did you know?

London has one of the highest concentrations of museums per capita in Canada?

 

Eamon Pasternak was born on November 1, 1998 in Juneau, Alaska and learned to skate at the tender age of two. His parents, Fiona and Piotr, brought him to the city rink during summers and Mendenhall Lake in the winter. A child prodigy, Eamon surprised all the local skate club instructors when he performed a double axel at only five years of age. Mrs. Pasternak has often recalled that Eamon seemed more comfortable on skates than on his feet. Eamon was always dedicated to the sport, spending up to six hours each day skating.

He drew the attention of renowned coach Sergei Maslov as the youngest competitor in the 2010 Pacific Northwest Skating Championships. Under Mr. Maslov’s training, Eamon has become widely recognized as one of the world’s most talented young skaters to date. Eamon enjoys traveling and competing, but loves coming back home to skate by the Juneau Ice Fields. His fondest and earliest memory is skating on Mendenhall Lake in late January 2002. Weaving figure-eights at dusk, he listened to his skates echo against the calm, ancient glacier. From that moment forward, Eamon never wanted to leave the ice.

Londoners have saved lives, gone to space, and changed the world. Discover their stories.

 

Banting House National Historic Site

Discover the story of Sir Frederick Banting - a man who saved countless lives through the invention of insulin.

Website: bantinghousenhc.wordpress.com

 

Canadian Medical Hall of Fame

Celebrate the lives of Canadian heroes who advanced health care here, and around the world.

Website: cdnmedhall.org

 

Eldon House

Built in 1834, Eldon House is a portal to life in Victorian-era Canada.

Website: eldonhouse.ca

 

Fanshawe Pioneer Village

Step back in time by visiting Fanshawe Pioneer Village, a vibrant living history heritage site.

Website: fanshawepioneervillage.ca

 

London Children's Museum

Explore, play, and learn at the London Children's Museum - a favourite spot for young and old.

Website: londonchildrensmuseum.ca

 

Jet Aircraft Museum

Let your imagination soar by discovering the history of aviation at the Jet Aircraft Museum - one of the few aviation museums in the world with working jet aircraft.

Website: jetaircraftmuseum.ca

 

Museum London

As a leading institution for the preservation and presentation of art and material culture, Museum London gives a glimpse into the past like no other museum.

Website: museumlondon.ca

 

Museum of Ontario Archaeology

Archaeology makes the past come to life - learn about more than 5,000 years of human culture at the Museum of Ontario Archaeology.

Website: archaeologymuseum.ca

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Programs

 

Personal Best GSL Total

169.84

 

GSL Short Program

61.79

 

GSL Free Skating

108.05

Eamon won his first championship title at age fourteen in 2012. It had been his first time traveling outside Alaska. Seeing a city like Seattle for the first time and competing with other talented skaters really motivated him to try something different with his routine. Mr. Maslov trusted the young teen and helped him practice at night. Eamon took home 2nd place with a double Axel, double toe-loop combo. However, due to his unconventional music choice, “Long River” by Aurora Falls, the judges only gave him an 8.9 score.

Undeterred, Eamon continued to bring his talent and unique vision to the ice. During his performance at the West Coast Championships in 2014, he gracefully executed a triple Salchow followed by a flying combination spin. Choreographed to Nayantara Kani’s “Vibravado”, Eamon’s performance landed him 1st place with a score of 9.7.

At the 2016 U.S.A. Championships Eamon took home first place by performing a quad lutz-triple toe loop combination. He ended the performance on a level 4 spin with a +3 grade of execution. By setting traditional choreography against Gravity’s rock-infused cover of Nocturne, Eamon earned a score of 9.9.

Currently, Eamon is working on the quadruple Axel, a move that has yet to be successfully implemented by any skater. So far he is 3.85 turns in.

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