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Art exhibits and Christmas letters to Santa and armed forces personnel: Sudbury events Dec. 3-10

A look at what's happening in Sudbury in the next week
Join the Lockerby Legion in the long-standing tradition of writing Christmas cards to random members of the Canadian Forces stationed on a Canadian base or serving abroad. (Supplied) publishes a weekly list of events happening around our city, either virtually or otherwise. 

If you're planning an online performance, class, presentation or other event in Greater Sudbury, send the details to so we can spread the word.

Operation Christmas Cheer

Join the Lockerby Legion in the long-standing tradition of writing Christmas cards to random members of the Canadian Forces stationed on a Canadian base or serving abroad. Cards can be mailed to: Any Canadian Forces Member, P.O. Box 5004 Stn Forces, Belleville, ON, K8N 5W6. No stamps are required as this is a public service through Canada Post.

Art exhibit

December 5 to 6

Walden Art Club will be showcasing artwork from Christine Bassett, Brigitte Bere, Jan Browning, Holly Cashmore, Ed Decker, Doug Goodale, Kerry Mitchell, Helen Townend, Rita Vanderhooft and Ruth Wallace at 174 Elgin Street on Dec. 5 and 6 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Admission is free. COVID protocols will be followed. 

Watch Santa read your letters live on

Until December 12 and the Northern Ontario Railroad Museum and Heritage Centre (NORMHC) are inviting children to send in their Christmas letters, which will be read by Santa himself during a special webcast on Dec. 12 at noon on Tell Santa why you deserve to be on his good list by emailing or you can drop-off your letters at the NORMHC on Dec. 5 or 6. 

Lockerby Legion 564 Fundraiser

Until December 31

Lockerby Remembers project is one of many cenotaphs that will be rebuilt across Northern Ontario. In order to offset the cost of the project, the legion has launched a paver stone fundraiser. Stone will be sold to veterans (serving, retired or deceased) and their family members, as well as legion members for $75 per stone. Donations in any amount are welcomed to help complete the project. Phone 705-522-6060 for more information. 

Franklin Carmichael: An Artist’s Process

Until December 24

The new exhibit at the Art Gallery of Sudbury features work by Group of Seven artist Franklin Carmichael (1850-1945). Due to COVID-19, visitors are asked to pre-book online at or phone 705-675-4871. Visit for more information.

Porketta Bingo

December 5

Sudbury Performance Group is once again starting porketta bingo on Saturdays at the New Trevi Restaurant. Starting Sept. 19 from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. at Trevi Bar & Grill, located at 1837 Lasalle Blvd. The event is limited to 50 players. Tickets are $30. Patrons will be required to wear masks while moving in and out of the restaurant, or whenever they are out of their seat.

Trivia Night

December 8

Nickel City Trivia is hosting "The Quarantine Quiz" every Tuesday night at 8 p.m. Watch for it on Facebook.

Virtual Knit Nights

December 3 & 10

Sweet Yarns, located at 1465 Bancroft Dr., is livestreaming knitting circles on its Facebook page every Thursday night from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Join in here.

Sudbury Indie Cinema

December 3 to 10

Now screening:

The Climb
Born to be Blue with Jazz Sudbury
Black Bear
Sound of Metal
Martin Eden
The Nutcracker
Yalda, A Night of Forgiveness

Visit for more information

YES Theatre
November 27 to December 13

Bed & Breakfast is the story of Brett and Drew who just lost their seventh bidding war on a house in Toronto. When Brett unexpectedly inherits the historic family home in a quiet little tourist town, the couple decides to make the move and start up a B & B. But when the guys face friction in their new community, they discover the simple life is more complicated than they thought… Two actors play over 20 roles in this fast-paced comedy about being "out" in the country, skeletons in the closet, and finding a place to call home. Click here for showtimes and ticket information. 

YES Theatre Cabaret Series

December 5

These intimate cabarets held at the Sudbury Indie Cinema will give you that much needed fix of beautiful live music. Love For … stars Katie Behun, Dieter Lische-Parkes and Maryn Tarini, who explore the complex and difficult process of loving something during the pandemic. Limit of 40 tickets per performance. Tickets are $25 and are available by emailing