LondonFuse’s volunteer board of directors is the backbone of our organization, giving strength to our mission and supporting our contributors’ pursuit to promote arts and culture in London, Ontario and beyond.

Get to know our Board members with our new “12 Questions With The LondonFuse Board” series, inspired by the iconic Tiger Beat profiles.

Meet Beth Milne (she/her), LondonFuse’s Volunteer Director!

A blonde woman in a blue shirt with a red scarf smiles. The words next to her say "Beth Milne Volunteer Director"

Where did you grow up? Tell us the most vivid childhood memory

I grew up in Haldimand County, in a small town called Caledonia. I remember what a wonderful, carefree childhood I had in this town. Leaving my house without locking the front door, walking from one end of town to the other, and spending my summers at the outdoor pool and boating on the Grand River.

What’s your favourite place in London?

This is a tough one! I think it would be a tie between Medway Valley Heritage Trail, and Society Café in Blackfriars. Nothing beats an early morning latte and a stroll along the Thames on a sunny, crisp winter morning!

If you were stranded on a desert island, what book and what CD would you have?  You can have one of each…apparently, there’s a CD player…

Cheryl Strayed’s Wild – this book just speaks to me! And No Doubt’s Tragic Kingdom, a CD I was gifted in grade 4, that I still own… and listen to.

What’s something a little different that you recommend that everyone try at least once?

A gua sha or a jade face roller!

What makes you feel old?

Still knowing all the words to No Doubt’s Tragic Kingdom.

What do you miss the most during COVID?

Big family dinners, gathering around the dinner table to share a meal and some laughs, my friends and their kiddos, having my girlfriends over for wine and charcuterie, oh, and hot yoga!


How many pillows do you have on your bed?

Four – two memory foam and two king-size; give me allll the pillows.

What is your favourite London store? Favourite restaurant in London?

Jill’s Table on King Street and Roll Roll in Wortley!

What is the best concert or show you’ve seen in London?

Bahamas at London Music Hall

What weird food combinations do you really enjoy?

Sour cream and jam. I grew up eating it on crepes, waffles and croissants. I think it might be a Polish thing!

What is something that isn’t real but you desperately wish was real?

Rose Apothecary

What is your favourite LondonFuse article?

It is so hard to choose just one, there are so many great articles! I suppose if I had to choose, it would be Carrie Freele’s RAW: Digital Photography as Self-Care.  I really admire Carrie’s strength and bravery to open up and tell the story of how photography has played such an important role in her life, and how her passion for photography has brought her comfort, peace, connection, and also led her to LondonFuse!

Feature photo by Carrie Freele


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