Sudbury.com is putting together a weekly list of local events and projects (virtual or otherwise) to keep families busy and offer some welcome distraction from the COVID-19 pandemic.
If you're planning a performance, class, presentation or other event in Greater Sudbury, send the details to firstname.lastname@example.org so we can spread the word.
Sidewalk chalk challenge
Coalition for a Liveable Sudbury invites residents to brighten their neighbourhood with a sidewalk chalk mural. Grab some chalk, get creative, and transform a bit of pavement into something wonderful. Consider teaming up with neighbours to make an even bigger splash along your block (follow current COVID guidelines). Don’t forget to share some pictures anytime in July. E-mail email@example.com with a picture, or post on social media with the hashtag #NeighbourhoodsTogether, and your neighbourhood location. Posts can be made on twitter or Instagram, on in the Project Impact Sudbury Facebook group. Spread the joy, and be entered into a draw for a fun neighbourhood prize.
Coming Together: In solidarity with Idle No More's call to #CancelCanadaDay
With the recent discoveries of unmarked graves at former residential schools, Myths and Mirrors Community Arts, in partnership with artist Sudbury Will Morin, ask the community to join them July 1 in solidarity with Idle No More's call to #CancelCanadaDay. The event will begin at 1 p.m. at Tom Davies Square in the courtyard. Attendees are reminded social distancing is in effect and face coverings should be worn.
Northern Arts Festival
If you’ve been missing live musical performances, Sudbury Performance Group has the solution in the form of the second edition of its Northern Arts Festival. It will livestream shows from The Coulson nightclub each Saturday evening. All performances run from 7-9 p.m. on Sudbury Performance Group’s Facebook page, and are free of charge for audiences. Coming up July 3 is Roller Rink Rewind.
‘Apprends-P’tit’ program for future kindergarteners
July 5 application deadline
The local French Catholic school board is virtually welcoming new kindergarten students in a program to be run this summer. From Aug. 9 to 20, the “Apprends-P’tit” program will be offered to future kindergarten students who will begin their learning adventure in a Conseil scolaire catholique Nouvelon school in September 2021. This two-week program, offered via the Microsoft Teams platform, will allow students to familiarize themselves with the school environment. Through play-centred activities, children will be able to have fun in French and to meet new kindergarten friends. Interested parents are invited to register their child by July 5 online here.
Public information session Whitson River Trail
Residents are invited to attend a City of Greater Sudbury virtual public information session to learn more about upcoming plans for the Whitson River Trail. The session will be held from 6 to 7 p.m. on Tuesday, July 6, 2021. Residents may tune in anytime to review plans and ask questions. A short presentation will take place at the beginning of the session. To join the virtual information session, being held via Microsoft Teams, visit www.greatersudbury.ca/whitsoninfo.
Blueberry Festival contest
July 15 submission deadline
Sudbury’s annual Blueberry Festival is cancelled once again this year, but organizers have a new event in the works, one with a COVID-19 twist. Share your COVID cuisine (recipes) or COVID chronicles (stories). Entries do not need to have a blueberry twist. The purpose is to discover how creative people have been with food, baking and cooking experiences, and different stories of interest both negative and positive during this unprecedented period and how this may have changed lives during this time and perhaps into the future. Winners will receive blueberry heritage cookbooks and hand-painted blueberry wine glasses. Submissions accepted until July 15. Send your entry to GreaterSudburyBlueberry@gmail.com.
Black Lives Matter Sudbury Reads Poetry and Short Stories
A virtual event, 7 p.m. brings Black lives Matter Sudbury’s second BLMS Reads event, featuring readings of poetry and short stories from The Great Black North: Contemporary African Canadian Poetry and other works.
YES Theatre summer season
YES Theatre has announced its summer program, consisting of a variety of streamed and in-person events. Live from the Grotto runs Aug. 31-Sept. 19, and features three different concerts from the Grotto (Through Rose Coloured Glasses, Ghosts of Broadway, A Song to the Moon). Night Owl Cabaret Series runs various nights from July 16-Aug. 14. Watch livestreamed cabaret shows created and performed by favourite YES Theatre artists. Take Out Cabarets run during July and August, and allows people to invite neighbours and family to take to the driveway or the grass for a special one-hour concert presented by YES Theatre artists. Tickets at www.yestheatre.com.
Sudbury Theatre Centre summer theatre camp registration
Registration is now open for Sudbury Theatre Centre’s Summer Theatre Camps, open to students ages eight to 12. Each week-long day camp runs Monday to Friday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. – enrolment is limited to 12 students per week. Two options are available: Drama Camp (July 5 to 9) and Musical Theatre Camp (July 12 to 16). COVID-19 restrictions and protocols are in place for these in-person camps. For more information, including registration forms, visit sudburytheatre.com/youth. You may also email the STC DiBrina Box Office at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 705-674-8381, ext. 21.
Day camp registration, YMCA of Northeastern Ontario
The YMCA of Northeastern Ontario has announced registration has now opened for YMCA Summer Day Camp in the communities of North Bay, Sudbury and surrounding areas. More information on YMCA Summer Day Camp can be found here.
Provincial Park Day Pass lending Greater Sudbury Public Library
Library members with a card in good standing are eligible to borrow one Ontario Parks Pass for up to seven days. The pass provides free entry for one vehicle and all passengers to visit any provincial park for the day, including weekends. Greater Sudbury’s 13 library locations each have three passes that members can borrow first come, first served. Due to anticipated demand, holds and transfers between locations are not available. Residents must contact their nearest library location to request a pass and arrange for pickup.
Perogies and Cabbage Rolls
Mondays to Fridays
Fresh perogies and cabbage rolls are available for curb-side pick-up from Monday to Friday at the Ukranian Seniors’ Centre. Place your order by phoning 705-673-7404.