Sudbury listings, July 28 to July 30


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July 28

Raffle: The Sudbury Women’s Centre is hosting a fundraising raffle with more than $1,000 in prizes. All proceeds will go directly to supporting clients of the SWC through programming, and will help ensure its sustainability and viability. The money will also be used to help keep the centre stocked with vital basic needs items that women may need. There are three prize. The first, valued at approximately $570, contains an Expert Grill four-burner BBQ and two Leisure Line Adirondack chairs. The second package, valued at $390, includes a camping cook kit, a Zebco rod and reel, a Buff Brand fishing hat and a Rapala T-shirt. The third package boasts a Bear Kit Muskoka chair and a s’mores roasting set. It is valued at about $240. Tickets for the raffle are on sale, in person, until Aug. 4 at 4 p.m. They cost $10 each and can be purchased at the SWC, 174 Douglas St., suite 201, or over the phone at 705-673-1916 ext. 104. The centre is open Monday to Thursday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. The winning tickets will be drawn at the SWC on Aug. 8, starting at noon.

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Art: New works by Northern Ontario artist Ivan Wheale are on display throughout the summer at Perivale Gallery in Spring Bay, Manitoulin Island. Wheale’s paintings are strong studies in realism, capturing the atmosphere, texture and nature of the landscape. His landscapes are in watercolours and oils. Wheale lived in Sudbury before moving to Manitoulin Island, and his work is collected and admired by many. This exhibition and sale of the newest works of Wheale will continue until Sept. 18. www.perivalegallery.com.

Art: The Art Gallery of Sudbury, 251 John St., invites you to the opening of a major new exhibition by Sudbury visual artist Johanna Westby, titled Natural Contrast. Originally from Elliot Lake and now living in Sudbury, Westby is an artist, an illustrator and a professor at Cambrian College. The exhibition continues until Sept. 4. Admission is free with donation.

Music history: An exhibition is now open at College Boreal in Sudbury that celebrates the life of Mary Travers, also known as La Bolduc, a legendary French Canadian singer of the 1930s. Madame Bolduc brings together archival documents, costumes, instruments, and personal letters that will help audiences discover or rediscover this artist who has become emblematic of French Canada. The free exhibition is open Monday to Friday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Collège Boréal’s Alphonse-Desjardins Resource Centre, located at 21 Lasalle Boulevard in Sudbury.

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Draw: HSN 50/50 Cash Lottery for the North 50/50 draw underway at www.hsn5050.ca. Residents across Ontario over the age of 18 can purchase tickets for a chance to win.

Film: Sudbury Indie Cinema is open. For the full schedule and to purchase tickets, go to sudburyindiecinema.com.

Art: A new exhibition, Spirit Island, has opened at Perivale Gallery on Manitoulin Island. Cathy Boyd’s paintings are inspired by Manitoulin Island. The show and sale will continue until the gallery’s seasonal closing on Sept. 18. Perivale Gallery is located 1320 Perivale Road East, Spring Bay, Manitoulin Island. It is open daily, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. The images of the works featured in this exhibition have been uploaded to Perivale Gallery’s website at www.perivalegallery.com/cathy-boyd/.  Inquiries and sales are welcomed by calling 705-210-0290.

Draw: Tickets for the Maison McCulloch Hospice 50/50 draw can be purchased at www.hospicehug5050.ca.

Science: Science North has partnered with Virtual Science Center to present Reinventing Reality: Explore the Science of Virtual Reality, a new special exhibition that will run until Sept. For more information, visit www.virtualsciencecenter.org.

Draw: St. Joseph’s Foundation has launched a 50/50 Draw to raise money for continuing care in Sudbury. To purchase tickets, visit St. Joseph’s secure portal at www.stjoessudbury5050.ca.  

Food: The downtown Summer Market is back for another season. New this year is a 2-6 p.m. Thursday market day at Science North, which will be in addition to the regular market day 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday on Elgin Street next to the train station. Parking is free at both sites. More than 40 vendors are expected every week.

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Spirituality: Has COVID-19 affected your physical and mental health? Father Raymond Akor of Christ the King Church downtown invites everyone to join his sermons, either online or at the church 12:15 p.m. Tuesday-Friday, 5 p.m. Saturday, or 10:15 a.m. Sunday. To view online, visit mcnmediatv.com, search for Sudbury, and click on the picture of Christ the King Church, or go to YouTube.com and search for Fr. Raymond Akor at Christ the King, Sudbury. To attend in person, use the north entrance of the church behind the rock, just off Ste. Anne’s Road. All COVID-19 restrictions apply. All welcome.

Music: Buoyed by the success of its Jazzed Up Downtown festival last summer and its fall series, Jazz Sudbury has resumed its free concert series every Thursday from 7:30-9:30 p.m. at Oscar’s Grill, 86 Durham St.  A complete list of participating artists will be available on the Jazz Sudbury Facebook page and website.

July 29

Musical: Sudbury Theatre Centre and YES Theatre are set to present Ride the Cyclone. which found success in Canada, as well as in Chicago and off-Broadway during its original 2010 run. It tells the story of six teenagers from a chamber choir in a tiny Saskatchewan town. When they’re killed in a freak roller coaster accident, a fortune teller invites them to tell their story, pitting them against each other for a chance at the ultimate prize: the opportunity to live again. Ride the Cyclone will be running at Sudbury Theatre Centre from July 29 to Aug. 14. Information about tickets can be found at sudburytheatre.com.

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Music history: An exhibition is now open at College Boreal in Sudbury that celebrates the life of Mary Travers, also known as La Bolduc, a legendary French Canadian singer of the 1930s. Madame Bolduc brings together archival documents, costumes, instruments, and personal letters that will help audiences discover or rediscover this artist who has become emblematic of French Canada. The free exhibition is open Monday to Friday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Collège Boréal’s Alphonse-Desjardins Resource Centre, located at 21 Lasalle Boulevard in Sudbury.

Auditions: The Tailgate Talent Show is searching for local talent to step up and show off when the show films in Sudbury on Aug. 13.  “Singers, dancers, comedians, jugglers, magicians, and anyone with a talent for anything is invited to submit their audition for a chance to perform for our cameras,” said producer Dean Rainey. Interested performers are invited to upload a video audition at www.TailgateTalentShow.com. Auditions close July 30. The seven-episode series will film in Simcoe, Goderich, and Sudbury this summer and will air across Canada on Eastlink Community TV in January 2023.

Draw: HSN 50/50 Cash Lottery for the North 50/50 draw underway at www.hsn5050.ca. Residents across Ontario over the age of 18 can purchase tickets for a chance to win.

Film: Sudbury Indie Cinema is open. For the full schedule and to purchase tickets, go to sudburyindiecinema.com.

Draw: Tickets for the Maison McCulloch Hospice 50/50 draw can be purchased at www.hospicehug5050.ca.

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Draw: St. Joseph’s Foundation has launched a 50/50 Draw to raise money for continuing care in Sudbury. To purchase tickets, visit St. Joseph’s secure portal at www.stjoessudbury5050.ca.  

Art: A new exhibition, Spirit Island, has opened at Perivale Gallery on Manitoulin Island. Cathy Boyd’s paintings are inspired by Manitoulin Island. The show and sale will continue until the gallery’s seasonal closing on Sept. 18. Perivale Gallery is located 1320 Perivale Road East, Spring Bay, Manitoulin Island. It is open daily, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. The images of the works featured in this exhibition have been uploaded to Perivale Gallery’s website at www.perivalegallery.com/cathy-boyd/.  Inquiries and sales are welcomed by calling 705-210-0290.

Art: The Art Gallery of Sudbury, 251 John St., invites you to the opening of a major new exhibition by Sudbury visual artist Johanna Westby, titled Natural Contrast. Originally from Elliot Lake and now living in Sudbury, Westby is an artist, an illustrator and a professor at Cambrian College. The exhibition continues until Sept. 4. Admission is free with donation.

Music: Every Friday afternoon from 4 to 7 p.m., during the warm weather months, Downtown Sudbury BIA presents live music on Durham Street near the YMCA. It’s all free.

Music history: An exhibition is now open at College Boreal in Sudbury that celebrates the life of Mary Travers, also known as La Bolduc, a legendary French Canadian singer of the 1930s. Madame Bolduc brings together archival documents, costumes, instruments, and personal letters that will help audiences discover or rediscover this artist who has become emblematic of French Canada. The free exhibition is open Monday to Friday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Collège Boréal’s Alphonse-Desjardins Resource Centre, located at 21 Lasalle Boulevard in Sudbury.

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July 30

Community: Join the Sudbury Multicultural and Folk Arts Association for a family fun afternoon on July 30 at the Grace Hartman Amphitheatre to celebrate Diversity Day. Admission is free.cChildren and adults will enjoy the messages from the children’s book Why are all The Taxi Drivers… The book has been morphed into a YES Theatre Production, giving way to a play filled with messages of diversity and inclusion. Author Christopher Mark D’souza will be reading and signing his books. In addition, Greater Sudbury Public Library will offer story time for families. Young readers have a chance to become library members and sign up for their own library card. Information will be provided about library programs and services. The Art Gallery of Sudbury will also be on hand with an afternoon craft session for kids, along with a schedule of other activities organized through 2022. Activities will take place from 1 to 3 p.m. Bring a refillable water bottle. For further information, call the Sudbury Multicultural and Folk Arts Centre at 705-674-0795 or smfaa@cyberbeach.net.

Food: The downtown Summer Market is back for another season. New this year is a 2-6 p.m. Thursday market day at Science North, which will be in addition to the regular market day 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday on Elgin Street next to the train station. Parking is free at both sites. More than 40 vendors are expected every week.

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Music history: An exhibition is now open at College Boreal in Sudbury that celebrates the life of Mary Travers, also known as La Bolduc, a legendary French Canadian singer of the 1930s. Madame Bolduc brings together archival documents, costumes, instruments, and personal letters that will help audiences discover or rediscover this artist who has become emblematic of French Canada. The free exhibition is open Monday to Friday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Collège Boréal’s Alphonse-Desjardins Resource Centre, located at 21 Lasalle Boulevard in Sudbury.

Art: The Art Gallery of Sudbury, 251 John St., invites you to a major new exhibition by Sudbury visual artist Johanna Westby, titled Natural Contrast. Originally from Elliot Lake and now living in Sudbury, Westby is an artist, an illustrator and a professor at Cambrian College. The exhibition continues until Sept. 4. Admission is free with donation.

Musical: Sudbury Theatre Centre and YES Theatre are set to present Ride the Cyclone. which found success in Canada, as well as in Chicago and off-Broadway during its original 2010 run. It tells the story of six teenagers from a chamber choir in a tiny Saskatchewan town. When they’re killed in a freak roller coaster accident, a fortune teller invites them to tell their story, pitting them against each other for a chance at the ultimate prize: the opportunity to live again. Ride the Cyclone will be running at Sudbury Theatre Centre from July 29 to Aug. 14. Information about tickets can be found at sudburytheatre.com.

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Draw: HSN 50/50 Cash Lottery for the North 50/50 draw underway at www.hsn5050.ca. Residents across Ontario over the age of 18 can purchase tickets for a chance to win.

Film: Sudbury Indie Cinema is open. For the full schedule and to purchase tickets, go to sudburyindiecinema.com.

Draw: Tickets for the Maison McCulloch Hospice 50/50 draw can be purchased at www.hospicehug5050.ca.

Draw: St. Joseph’s Foundation has launched a 50/50 Draw to raise money for continuing care in Sudbury. To purchase tickets, visit St. Joseph’s secure portal at www.stjoessudbury5050.ca.  

Art: A new exhibition, Spirit Island, has opened at Perivale Gallery on Manitoulin Island. Cathy Boyd’s paintings are inspired by Manitoulin Island. The show and sale will continue until the gallery’s seasonal closing on Sept. 18. Perivale Gallery is located 1320 Perivale Road East, Spring Bay, Manitoulin Island. It is open daily, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. The images of the works featured in this exhibition have been uploaded to Perivale Gallery’s website at www.perivalegallery.com/cathy-boyd/.  Inquiries and sales are welcomed by calling 705-210-0290.

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