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Good Morning, Sudbury! Here are some stories to start your week

Here's what happening around Greater Sudbury today
Marchers parade their Pride in downtown Sudbury on Saturday. ( Patil)

Good morning, Greater Sudbury.
Here are some stories to start your day.

Dragon Boat Festival: Racers brave a scorcher to raise funds for the hospice (and have some fun)

Forty dragons roared their way across Ramsey Lake yesterday, to raise funds for Maison McCulloch Hospice.Sudbury’s annual Dragon Boat Festival amassed a raging crowd as teams as well as some cheerful spectators. “We have about 800 team members, 100 volunteers and a couple hundred spectators. It has been a great outpouring of support,” Dylan Roberts, race committee chair, said. Show your support by clicking here

Sudbury shows its Pride

A sea of rainbow could be seen floating around downtown Sudbury today. Hundreds of residents from all walks of life joined in the LGBTQ2S+ celebration. Waving flags, chanting slogans, dancing and generally upbeat music all formed Sudbury’s annual Pride Parade. “It is always so great to see people join us and support the LGBTQ2S+ movement,” Daniel Melchior, a volunteer for Fierté Sudbury Pride said. Catch a glimpse of the festivities here 

Mama mia! Caruso Club celebrates 46th Italian festival

Sudbury’s annual four-day Italian festival returned to the Caruso Club on Thursday. The inviting smell of sausages, meatballs and pasta was wafting up and down Haig Street. Caruso Club has played host to this community event for over 46 years, with each year being just as memorable as the last. “I remember having the picnic on Richard Lake, and it was so much fun. It was like a big family gathering,” Claudia Manoni, entertainment chair for Italian festival said. Check out some memorable moments here

From no indoor soccer dome to two?

The Conseil scolaire catholique du Nouvel-Ontario (CSCNO) has signed an agreement with the Sudbury District Sports Club that will see a new sports bubble built on the property of École secondaire du Sacré-Coeur in Sudbury. The proposed new all-season sports facility will house two synthetic turf soccer fields and operate year-round. Check out more details on this upcoming project here

Still time to register Easter Seals ladies golf event

The 13th Annual Ladies Golf Tournament for Easter Seals Kids hits the links at Cedar Green Golf Club in Garson on Friday, July 20, just one week away.The full day event is style as a “day of indulgence.” While on the course, ladies will be treated to a pleasurable day filled with beverage and chocolate tasting, mini-spa services and a variety of contests, including hole-in-one opportunities and specialty hole activities. There will also be a silent auction, BBQ lunch, buffet dinner, gift bags and much more. Join in by clicking here

Huska: Who is paying for the Kingsway Event Center?

Mayoral candidate Jeff Huska says there are ongoing questions surrounding the Kingsway Event Centre and exactly who will pay for the work and eventual upkeep on the facility slated to have an arena, casino and hotel. "This Council has an obligation to let Sudburians know who is paying for what when it comes to this project. Especially when public and private entities are intertwined," said Huska in a news release. To read his comments in detail click here

Monday weather:

Sunny in the morning then a mix of sun and cloud with a chance of showers in the afternoon. Risk of a thunderstorm also in the forecast for afternoon. High 28. Humidex 32. UV index 9 or very high. Evening brings some probability of showers, with partly cloudy skies. Thunderstorm risk continues. Low 14. For current weather conditions, short-term and long-term forecasts visit's weather page at