Things to do in Sudbury, April 20 to April 22


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April 20

Housing: Cohabitat Sweetfern Cohousing, an organization exploring a form of community housing in Sudbury is inviting residents to watch a documentary about one couple’s search for a better, more sustainable way to live. Within Reach will screen for free at the Sudbury Indie Cinema on MacKenzie Street from 6:30-8:30 p.m. on Wednesday, with information on the Sweetfern project to follow.

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Women: The Sudbury Women’s Centre has launched a month-long fundraising campaign, selling $15 tulip bouquets for Mother’s Day from Freskiw Farms. The money will be used to support local women facing difficult life circumstances. Tulips can be purchased at bit.ly/SWC-Tulips. Buyers can also make additional bouquet purchases to share with SWC mothers, helping to spread the love to other deserving mothers. Floral bouquets will be available for sale until May 2. Orders will be available for pick up at the SWC, 174 Douglas St., suite 201, on May 5. For any questions, contact donor@sudburywc.ca or call 705-673-1916 ext. 104.

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.

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.

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.

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Film: Wednesday, April 20, is National Canadian Film Day. Sudbury Indie Cinema on MacKenzie Street is celebrating with screenings of Night Raiders at  5:30 p.m. and “C.R.A.Z.Y” at 7:45 p.m. Tickets are $15 for a single feature and $25 for a double bill.

Free income tax help: The United Way Centraide North East Ontario, in partnership with the Canada Revenue Agency, is now offering a virtual Volunteer Income Tax Program to help low-income individuals file their taxes at no cost. The virtual program will be available March 1-April 29. Eligible clients may register online at www.uwcneo.com or call 705-560-3330, ext. 210. Wait times may be lengthy due to a high number of participants. All clients will be contacted in sequence to have their taxes completed over the telephone. To learn more about the program, visit www.uwcneo.com.

Animals: Turtle Pond Wildlife Centre is launching its third annual Caring For Wildlife auction, which acts as a major fundraiser for the Val Caron-based rehab facility. Online bidding for a variety of items commences this Saturday and continues until the following Saturday. Turtle Pond is the only authorized wildlife rehabilitation centre in northeastern Ontario and serves an enormous area – about 130,000 square kilometres. The auction is organized by Turtle Pond supporter Lisa McIvor and sponsored by the Sudbury Regional Cat Hospital. To peruse the items available and place a bid, you are encouraged to visit 32auctions.com/turtlepond2022.

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Art: The Art Gallery of Sudbury’s new exhibition features 60 prints by 27 Inuit artists titled First Sign of Spring: Inuit Prints from the Collections 1959 – 1970. First Sign of Spring includes works by Kenojuak Ashevak, Pitseolak Ashoona, Lucy Qinnuayuak, Kananginak Pootoogook, and Helen Kalvak. The show runs until April 30. How to visit: Pre-book your visit online at artsudbury.org or call 705-675-4871 to make your booking. The Art Gallery of Sudbury conforms to all recommendations from Public Health Sudbury and District regarding public visitation, including masks, provided as necessary, social distancing, and hand sanitizing stations. Gallery touchpoints are sanitized between tours. The Art Gallery of Sudbury is located at 251 John St. The Gallery is open for pre-booked visits from Tuesday to Sunday. from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. For more information or to book your visit, visit online at www.artsudbury.org, or call 705-675-4871.

Buy tickets (music): Sudbury Summer Concert Series & Cabin Media Entertainment Group has announced that platinum-selling Canadian country icon Brett Kissel will play The Grace Hartman Amphitheatre on Saturday, July 23. Nate Haller will join him. For tickets, go to www.cabinmedia.ca.

April 21

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.

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Music and dance: Celtic Illusion is set to light up Sudbury Community Arena with a fusion of modern Irish dance and magic on April 22. Tickets on sale at greatersudbury.ca/tickets.

Books: New Sudbury: Not as New as You Think, is once again available. Written by Arthemise Camirand-Peterson of the New Sudbury Historical Society, the work explores the neighbourhood’s evolution from a largely agricultural zone to the more residential and commercial identity it boasts today. The research covers the period of 1883, when the railway came through Sudbury, to 1960, when New Sudbury (formerly part of McKim and Neelon Townships) was incorporated with the City of Sudbury. For more information, you can email artpet@fibreop.ca.

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.

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.

Monster trucks (buy tickets): Monster Spectacular, Canada’s sports and entertainment spectacle – mixing the thrills and spills of motorsports, showmanship and the ultimate fan experience – roars into the Sudbury arena on April 30 at 7 p.m. and May 1 at 1 p.m. Tickets can be purchased at greatersudbury.ca/tickets, by phone at 705-671-3000, and in-person at 240 Elgin St. For more information, visit monsterspectacular.com.

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Community: Show your community pride and do your part for the environment by registering for the Clean-Up Blitz event, which takes place May 7 from 9-11 a.m. Registered participants will spend two hours picking up litter on a designated public roadside. Participants must register by April 29. Register your group at any citizen service centre or library, or online at greatersudbury.ca/cleanup. Safety vests, gloves and garbage bags will be supplied. All participants must review safety tips and sign a waiver. Names of participants listed on the waiver forms will be entered in a draw to win prizes.

April 22

Religion: The 100th-Annual Sault Ste. Marie Diocesan Convention of the Catholic Women’s League of Canada will be held in North Bay April 22-24. Approximately 200 women representing 30 councils from Sault Ste, Marie to Callander will be attending the event.

Music and dance: Celtic Illusion is set to light up Sudbury Community Arena with a fusion of modern Irish dance and magic on April 22. Tickets on sale at greatersudbury.ca/tickets.

Music (tickets on sale):  An indie rock supergroup (New Pornographers), a ’60s folk legend (Judy Collins) and a Grammy-nominated guitarist from Nigeria (Bombino) will headline the 50th edition of Northern Lights Festival Boreal. It all takes place July 7-10 at Bell Park, and in participating downtown venues. Full festival passes are available. For more information on the festival, visit nlfb.ca or leave a message with the office at 705-674-5512.

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Food drive: A New Sudbury cannabis store is running a drive to collect non-perishable food items for the Inner City Home of Sudbury. Sessions Cannabis, located at 900 Lasalle Blvd., is encouraging members of the public to drop off items such as breakfast cereal, peanut butter, pasta and sauce, and canned soup.  Monetary donations will also be accepted. Non-food items such as toilet paper and clean/new plastic grocery bags are also welcome. People who bring in items will receive a discount on store purchases as well as being able to enter a draw for a free gift card.

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.

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.

Theatre camp: The Sudbury Theatre Centre is offering PA Day theatre camps for kids. The next camp will be held June 13. Intended for youth aged eight-12 years, the theatre camp program features collaborative activities and games designed to build imagination, confidence and creative expression. Participants will enjoy learning dramatic conventions such as role-playing, tableaux, and stage blocking. Character work and story-telling activities building on the theme of Relationships and Respect will challenge students to think critically and creatively. Parents may register their children for more than one PA Day camp – payments will be collected for one camp at a time. The cost is $60 per day (includes HST) or $55 for current STC Academy students. After-care until 5 p.m. is available upon request for an additional $10 per day. For more information, including registration forms, visit sudburytheatre.com/youth, send an email to boxoffice@sudburytheatre.ca, or call the STC at 705-674-8381, ext. 21.

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Comedy (buy tickets): Darren Frost and Kenny Robinson to perform on April 23 at the Coulson Entertainment Centre, starting at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $20 in advance, $25 at the door and are available at sudburyperformance.ca, Fionn MacCools or 705-662-8518.

Dance: Sudbury YMCA has partnered with the Afro-Heritage Association of Sudbury to launch a new dance program, part of the weekly Five Dollar Friday program for teens. The association offers a AHA Youth Empowerment Program, centred around youth mentorship and providing leadership opportunities through networking and connecting with leaders in the community. The dance program is volunteer-based and is to be led by youth from the Youth Empowerment Program. The dance program runs at the Sudbury YMCA, 140 Durham St., until June 24, starting at 6 p.m. The program is included in the $5 fee for Five Dollar Fridays Passes can be purchased at the YMCA.

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