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Community calendar: Events coming up in Sudbury

A look at what's happening online and in the community
Cinéfest films can be seen in-person at the Silvercity theatre in Sudbury. runs a weekly list of local events and projects, both in-person and virtual. If you’re planning a performance, class, presentation, initiative or other event in Greater Sudbury, send the details to so we can spread the word.

Virtual Luncheon of Hope 

Sept. 24

The Northern Cancer Foundation’s Luncheon of Hope takes place virtually once again this year. Starts at 12 p.m. Sept. 24. Features guest speaker and local breast cancer survivor Marie Whitehead. The livestream will also feature a brief update on fundraising and the latest details regarding local breast cancer research projects. View the livestream free online here. The online auction associated with the event is currently underway and continues until Sept. 30. Event supports  breast cancer and early detection research at the Northeast Cancer Centre and Health Sciences North Research Institute.

Sculpture, Poetry and Prose event

Sept. 24

Greater Sudbury poet laureate Vera Constantineau, visual artist and sculptor Suzanne McCrae and local writers Joanne Renzoni and Shelley Burdon will present a collaboration of Sculpture, Poetry and Prose and an interactive game encouraging attendees to write their own poem. Event takes place at various local libraries over the next several Fridays. This week’s event takes place 1-2:30 p.m. Sept. 24 at Copper Cliff Public Library. Event will be cancelled if there is rain. Part of Culture Days.

YES Theatre Live from the Grotto

Extended until Sept. 25

Two YES Theatre Live from the Grotto concerts, Through Rose Coloured Glasses and A Song to the Moon, will be presented indoors at Sudbury Theatre Centre during the series’ extended run Sept. 22-25. Tickets and full concert info at

Cinéfest Sudbury International Film Festival

Sept. 18-26

Cinéfest Sudbury International Film Festival holds its 33rd edition Sept. 18-26. As it did last year, Cinéfest Sudbury using a hybrid in-theatre and virtual format due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Tickets now on sale. Visit or phone Cinéfest at 705-688-1234.

Sudbury Symphony Crawl

Sept. 25

Stroll the downtown area and enjoy live music by SSO members on outdoor patios and stages, all free of charge. Takes place 2-6:30 p.m., culminating in a performance of Terry Riley’s In C by the orchestra members. Event will primarily take place on Durham Street, with the mainstage located in front of the YMCA at 140 Durham St. However, there will be other locations to listen to live music on Cedar, Larch, and Elgin. Learn more on the symphony’s website.

Art show 

Sept. 24-26

Awakening Spirit art show. Sept. 24 6:30-8:30 p.m., Sept. 25 and 26 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Several professional artists join forces to exhibit their latest creations during the pandemic. Each one has their own unique style and creativity in all mediums. Various array of paintings, cards, jewelry, soaps and childrens stickers. Meet Ruth Reid, Cheryl Boivin, Tina Provencher, Pennie Henri, Laurier Brisson, Carmen Martorella and Jennifer Johnson. Outdoors at 1473 Olivia St. in Val Caron. Free gift to the first 50 guests. Proceeds go partially to Genevra House. Event is part of Culture Days.

Ice hut and chair auction

Bidding open to Sept. 30 

The Cambrian Foundation will be taking to the auction floor and accepting bids on custom-built, hand-painted ice fishing huts and matching chairs. Two 8’ x 8’ ice huts and two Muskoka chairs are being auctioned separately. Bids close September 30. To view the sheds and chairs and to submit a bid, visit the Cambrian Foundation Facebook page at

GNO Artist in Residence, Norman Barney’s ‘Connections’


The Galerie du Nouvel-Ontario (GNO) is welcoming a second artist in residency this summer, with his exhibit running August through October. Norman Barney is a multimedia artist who currently works at his studios in Petrolia and on Manitoulin Island, and this is where his “at home” will be hosted and offered through videos. Barney will share his artistic process from both his studios, as well as his approach as he finds new art materials, maintains his gardens, and walks with his dogs in the forest and along the shores of Windfall Lake. For more information, visit the GNO website here

Greater Sudbury Weaving Project

Oct. 1-29

Become a part of the Greater Sudbury Museums Community Weaving Project. Pick up your free weaving kit of plastic mesh and recycled fabric at any Greater Sudbury Public Library branch starting Oct. 1. Complete the mini weaving square and return it to the library by Oct. 29. The squares will be joined together to decorate the Anderson Farm Museum. For more information, visit the Greater Sudbury Museums Facebook page or email Part of Culture Days.

Community tree planting 

Oct. 2

Junction Creek Stewardship Committee is organizing a community planting event Oct. 2 from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Meet at Garson library. The local environmental charity has received funding from a TD Tree Day Grant to plant 300 native trees and shrubs along a section of Junction Creek in Garson and is looking for volunteers to help. Planting supplies, training, and light refreshments will be provided at the event. Register online here.

Run for the Cure 

Oct. 3

The annual CIBC Run For The Cure will take place Oct. 3 in Sudbury and all across Canada. The difference this year is that friends and supporters will be invited to form their teams and collect pledges — just as they've always done — but the actual running event can be done in your own neighbourhood or favourite running trail. In the Sudbury area, supporters are invited to sign up on the local webpage to register their team or to add support to existing teams.

Greater Sudbury Youth Ambassadors pageant

Oct. 16-17

Takes place Oct. 16-17 at Northbury Hotel. Entry fee of $100. Event open to girls aged five to 24 who live in or attend school in all areas of the Sudbury District. Five age categories. Delegates have a chance to be named Little Miss, Miss PreTeen, Junior Miss, Teen and Miss Greater Sudbury Youth Ambassadors 2022. Phone 705-918-4747 for more information.

Sudbury Theatre Centre presents Quiet! I’m Talking by Vince Grittani

Oct. 14-30

Sudbury Theatre Centre’s season opens with Quiet! I’m Talking by Vince Grittani, running Oct. 14-30. Grittani has created a marvelous character in Bunny Bevington-Smythe, a wealthy heiress in her ninth decade. Bunny has written a biography and has invited the media to her Muskoka cottage to regale them with her passions, philosophies and opinions on love, life and liquor. A straight shooter, she’s magnificent, hilarious and a hoot! Mary Pitt stars in this one-actor tour de force. She has performed across Canada including the Stratford and Shaw festivals and is making her STC debut. Tickets available at the DiBrina Box Office at 705-674-8381, ext. 21, stop by in person at 170 Shaughnessy St. in Downtown Sudbury, Tuesday to Friday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., online at

Delicious Localicious campaign

Oct. 18 to Oct. 31

Participating restaurants will donate $2 to Maison McCulloch Hospice for every meal sold within their fixed price menu. Event runs Oct. 18-31 at Bella Vita Cucina, diGusto, Hardrock, JD Southern Smokehouse, M.I.C., The P & M Kouzzina, Mr. Prime Rib, Verdicchio Ristorante and Tony V’s Pizza & Restaurant. 

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 Ukrainian Seniors’ Centre. Place your order by phoning 705-673-7404.

Concert series cancellation 

The Dairy Queen Out Of The Cold fall concert series is cancelled for 2021. Subscribers are welcome to contact Bob Bale at 705-523-6200 or email with any questions.