Irene Mathyssen, NDP Member of Parliament for London-Fanshawe

“River Revery pulls us into the natural yet mysterious realm of the water from which we came. River Revery reminds us that the Thames River is integral to what has shaped our regional identity: Indigenous peoples gathered as community at the Forks of the Antler River, renamed the Thames by British explorers. A garrison was established at the Forks to secure the territory for settlement and the City of London grew around the Thames’ muddy, fertile banks. The river stretches back beyond memory and forward into the future. It is a world that has sometimes been forgotten, sometimes despoiled; but must be ever present in our consciousness as we reach to understand who we are and what we can become. The pictures are breath taking.  I am so grateful Penn and Mary love our river so much.”