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What’s on where: Things to do in Sudbury

A look at what's happening in the community
141021_calendar-pexels-bich-tran-636246 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.

Angels in Pink fundraising raffle

Draw Nov. 29 

Fundraiser for local breast cancer charity Angels in Pink. Raffle grand prize is a Wine Advent Calendar kit, with 24 assorted bottles of wine and one bottle of Bailey’s, plus wine accessories, donated by Cindy McCann of The Wine Rack. Also 24 consolation prizes. Winners will be drawn Nov. 29. Tickets $5 each or five for $20. Tickets available through Angels in Pink members, Northern Cancer Foundation office, Yoga Revolution or e-transfer (phone 705-560-5983 or 705-918-4927).

Coalition for a Liveable Sudbury project

Until Nov. 30 

What makes your street and neighbourhood complete? Where can you go in your neighbourhood and what makes it easy or hard? What can you spot on your street? Explore your surroundings and see what you find with some fun games from Coalition for a Liveable Sudbury. Get out and about to play ‘I SPY my neighbourhood,’ then head toward home and play ‘What’s on my street BINGO.’ Download your ‘I spy’ and ‘BINGO’ cards at to play, then share your findings for a chance to win. Send a picture of your ‘I Spy’ and ‘Bingo’ cards to by Nov. 30 and be entered in a draw.

Walden Winter Carnival button design contest 

Nov. 30 deadline

Button design contest for the Feb. 11-13 winter carnival is open to all children in Greater Sudbury. Entry deadline is Nov. 30. Community will get the chance to vote on winning design Dec. 2-10. Learn more at

Vive Le Vin in a Box fundraiser

During November 

The Rotary Club of Sudbury Sunrisers is running its Vive Le Vin in a Box fundraiser this month. Each box comes with one bottle of red and white wine, paired cheeses and gourmet snacks,and can be purchased in two pricing tiers - both featuring first-class wines selected by a local sommelier. There are many prizes to be won in random boxes, and one lucky box will hold a ticket for a wine fridge stocked with a variety of delicious wines. Boxes can be purchased this November and will be available only while supply lasts. Purchase a “Vive Le Vin in a Box” online at

STC presents Dickens’ A Christmas Carol 

Dec. 2-18

Celebrate the holiday season with Dickens’ A Christmas Carol, adapted by Jeremy Webb and composed by Scott Macmillan. Runs at Sudbury Theatre Centre Dec. 2-18. Enjoyed by STC audiences in 2019, the classic story is lovingly recreated for the whole family with puppets portraying the ghosts of Christmas and a fully orchestrated musical score. Local actor Matthew Heiti will reprise the role of Ebenezer Scrooge and a host of other characters in this traditional telling of the holiday classic that will give you the giggles, move you to tears and fill you to the very brim of with cozy, homey Christmas cheer. Visit for tickets.

#SaveLUgreenspace photo contest 

Dec. 6 deadline 

Celebrate and share the beauty of the LU greenspace in all seasons in the #saveLUgreenspace photo contest. Enter your best spring, summer, fall and/or winter photo of the LU greenspace at to help showcase its beauty and importance to our community. The deadline for entries is 7 p.m. on Dec. 6. Prizes will be awarded in each seasonal category.

Sudbury Symphony Orchestra presents The Nutcracker 

Dec. 11

Sudbury Symphony Orchestra presents The Nutcracker for String Quartet. Dec. 11 at 2:30 and 7:30 p.m., All Nations Church. Tickets are first come first serve and hall capacity is being limited to 50% to comply with Public Health best practices for distancing. The SSO encourages all those interested to get their tickets early. Tickets available through Event Brite.

La Slague presents Céleste Lévis in concert 

Dec. 17 

Céleste Lévis performs her show Noël tout autour (Christmas all around). Dec. 17, 8 p.m., Salle Trisac, Collège Boréal. Always the proud Northern Ontario girl from Timmins, Céleste Lévis invites one and all to a heartwarming holiday gathering. Her powerful, yet tender voice has garnered awards, cross-Canada tours and high-profile concerts. Now, it summons up the spirit of Noël, both in the season’s standards and original compositions from Céleste’s Christmas album. Families will feel right at home, like back when her own family gathered round her grandfather’s piano. Tickets available online here.

Durkac Festival of Lights 

Until Dec. 26

View a beautiful lights display, donate non-perishable foods or cash to Edgar Burton Christmas Food Drive (Sudbury Food Bank). Box for food items will be set up at the end of the driveway. 48 Severn St. (Donovan/Cambrian Heights area, off of Burton Dr.). Lights on 6-9 p.m.Thursday to Sunday until Dec. 26. Special appearance from Santa Claus 6:45 to 8:45 p.m. Dec. 3, Dec. 11, Dec. 12, Dec. 22 and Dec. 23.

Festival Noël

Throughout the holiday season 

Festival Noël features a host of events and activities which will take place throughout Greater Sudbury, but primarily in the Rayside-Balfour area. One of the key events is the Café festival Noël. This is designed to be the ultimate experience for visitors who want to experience the arts and culture of how French Canadians, Métis, and Acadians celebrated their respective Christmas seasons. Other events will include a home decorating contest (city wide), memoires d’hiver Whitewater, winter wonderland, Le Réunion Supper and Concert, celebrating the First Day of the Year, Rolly Dutrisac Indigenous/Pioneer Games, Enviro (Mother Nature) Art Challenge and Le Réunion CSCNO. Learn more on the festival’s website

Good Neighbours Award nominations 

Jan. 22, 2022 deadline 

The Member of Provincial Parliament of Sudbury, Jamie West, would like to recognize notable Sudburians. The "Good Neighbours Award" is reserved for individuals or groups within the riding of Sudbury, from all fields of endeavour and backgrounds, whose excellence exemplifies the selflessness, tenacity and commitment of our community. Nomination form available online here. Nomination deadline is Jan. 22, 2022.

Nouveau Louvre

Until Jan. 29, 2022 

The GNO is back with its long-awaited annual event, the Nouveau Louvre, a trippy Christmas art sale. Submitted works displayed on the GNO's virtual boutique. All artwork will be sold for $200. Profits will be shared between the artist and the GNO. The artist will receive $125, and the GNO $75. The sale will continue until Jan. 29, 2022.

Dallas Smith concert (June 10, 2022)

Tickets now on sale

Billed as a multi-platinum winning country star, Dallas Smith is coming to the Sudbury Arena on June 10 as part of his Some Things Never Change Tour. The Dallas Smith Fan Club presale began Tuesday at 10 a.m. and will continue until Thursday at 10 p.m. The AMEX Front of the Line presale began at 12 p.m. Tuesday and continues until Thursday at 10 p.m. The public sale opens Friday at 10 a.m., with more information available online at Tickets will also be available through the Sudbury Arena Box Office.

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.