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A look at what's happening in the community
pexels-michelle-tiemann-5518867 Sized runs a weekly list of things that are going on locally, both in-person and virtual. If you’re planning a performance, class, presentation, exhibit, fundraiser, initiative or other event in Greater Sudbury, send the details to [email protected] so we can spread the word. More local events can also be found on’s Events Page.

Snowed-In Comedy Tour

March 24

Now in its 14th year, The Snowed In Comedy Tour has become a Canadian success story. In a market still dominated by American acts, just like the Tragically Hip, this small Canadian troupe has managed to succeed by touring and making more and more people laugh, year after year. Four international comedians come together yet again to create one amazing show with something for every brand of humour. Just for Laughs winner Dan Quinn is joined by the Great Canadian Laugh Off winner, Paul Myrehaug, three-time Female Comedian of the Year, and six time Canadian Comedian of the year nominee, Pete Zedlacher. The show comes to Sudbury March 24. Showtime is 7:30 p.m. at Laurentian University’s Fraser Auditorium. Tickets are available online here.

La Nuit sur l’étang

March 24-25

Tickets are now on sale for this year’s edition of La Nuit sur l’étang. The organization is celebrating 50 years with two evening concerts. In French, it’s being billed as ‘’deux soirs: une Nuit sur l’étang,’’ meaning it’s viewed as two nights but one Nuit sur l’étang. The March 24 evening event, which is being held at Place des Arts, will feature the groups En Bref and Hey Wow. On March 25, Medhi Cayenne takes the stage at Collège Boréal. You can purchase tickets online at (write La Nuit sur l’étang in the search engine) or go to (write Sudbury in the search engine).

Sudbury Performance Group presents comedian Cedric Newman

March 25

Cedric Newman has been performing comedy across Canada for over two decades. He has been seen on the Halifax Comedy Festival on CBC, as a finalist on the Great Canadian Laugh Off and on the Comedy Network. Currently you can hear him on SiriusXM and on Season Eight on The Amazing Race Canada on CTV. Cedric EP, Urban Nonsense and his LP, Black to Basics were both released this year. Catch his show Saturday, March 25 at The Trevi. Showtime is 7 p.m. Tickets available online here.

Sudbury Symphony Orchestra presents Waltz This Way

March 25 

The waltz as a dance form has informed music composition throughout the ages. SSO looks at the many examples and the various directions that the waltz has taken in classical music, with guest conductor Josh Wood. Music and movement with waltzes, Sarabands and the occasional march by Strauss, Sibelius, Handel and many more. Show runs 7:30 p.m. March 25 in the Radisson Palladium Ballroom. Tickets are available online here.

Maple Hill Farm tours

March 26, April 1, and April 2

Kick off maple syrup season with a visit to Maple Hill Farm (450 Dominion Drive, formerly the Despatie Maple Farm) and take part in family fun while experiencing the scenic landscape and get a tour of their maple syrup processes. Guests can tour the farm, hop on some sleigh rides, experience taffy tasting and so much more from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Sunday, March 26, Saturday, April 1 or Sunday, April 2. A general admission day pass is $15 each and a general admission day pass with one sleigh ride is $20 each with four different time slots to choose from, as there is limited seating. Tickets can be purchased online at

Cinéfest screening of “To Leslie”

March 29 

Cinéfest Sudbury organizers are bringing Oscar contender “To Leslie” to the big screen as the second Red Carpet Patron Program film screening of the year.  The film, which recently garnered lead actress Andrea Riseborough her first Academy Award nomination for Actress in a Leading Role, is set to screen at SilverCity Sudbury on Wednesday, March 29 at 7 p.m. Leslie (Andrea Riseborough) is a West Texas single mother struggling to provide for her son when she wins the lottery and a chance at a good life. But a few short years later the money is gone, and Leslie is on her own, living hard and fast at the bottom of a bottle as she runs from the world of heartbreak she left behind. With her charm running out and nowhere to go, Leslie returns home. Individual tickets are on sale now at, at the Cinéfest Sudbury Box Office (located at 40 Larch Street, Unit 103), or by calling 705-688-1234. Please note that all Red Carpet Patrons are granted free admittance, as well as complimentary pop and popcorn with their Red Carpet Patron Program card. Cinéfest Red Carpet Patron Program passes are available to purchase at, offering complimentary popcorn and tickets to six yearly film screenings for an annual fee of $50.

An Evening with Tessa and Petr

March 29 

Local musicians Tessa and Petr Balaz recently moved back to Sudbury, and saw a lack of diverse music showcases happening year round. With the Steve’s Encore lounge in the Sudbury Theatre Centre being recently renovated, they decided to use the venue to host monthly events called “An Evening with Tessa and Petr” with special guests. These events take place on the last Wednesday of every month. This month’s event takes place 7-9 p.m. March 29, with special guests Cassidy Houston and Kassie Taylor. More information available online here.

Walk for a Smile 

March 31 

Cambrian College Dental Hygiene students will be celebrating a milestone moment later this month as they take part in their 20th annual Walk for A Smile fundraising event. The popular event has students lacing up and walking the talk as they log their kilometres and raise funds for local charity.  This year’s proceeds will go towards the Northern Ontario Families of Children with Cancer organization and the Access to Care Fund at Cambrian’s community dental clinic, for those in need of urgent dental care. This year’s 20th annual Walk for A Smile is taking place Friday, March 31. In celebration of the 20th anniversary milestone, students have set a goal of raising $5,000. To donate to Walk For A Smile, or for more information about Cambrian’s community dental clinic, contact [email protected].

Nickel City Sound seeks submissions 

March 31 deadline 

Nickel City Sound, along with Young Sudbury Singers, are collaborating in a concert presentation entitled The Happy Show on Saturday, April 22. After years of not being able to perform in person, the groups have created an evening of positivity and joy, emphasizing the contribution music makes to an individual's happiness. The Canadian Mental Health Association will also partner with the singing groups to provide resources and options for people looking to maintain good mental health. The groups are creating a Pre-Show Slide Presentation featuring community members sharing a personal message of what makes them happy. If you are interested, please provide a photo of yourself plus a line or two of what you think is the secret to happiness, or how to maintain good mental health. Organizers will pull from your contribution and include it in our presentation at the beginning of The Happy Show. Please include any required release conditions or permissions to use/share your image. Send submissions to [email protected] by March 31.

Greater Sudbury Development Corporation seeks board members

March 31 application deadline

The Greater Sudbury Development Corporation (GSDC) is seeking new board members. The GSDC is a not-for-profit board charged with encouraging economic development opportunities in the community. Residents interested in applying can find more information on Applications must be submitted by noon on March 31. In particular, the GSDC seeks to recruit residents of Greater Sudbury with experience and expertise related to tourism, entrepreneurship, mining supply and services, advanced education, research and innovation, health services and arts and culture.

Comedian Ron James performance

April 1 

Comedian Ron James performs at Laurentian University’s Fraser Auditorium April 1. Canada's stand-out amongst “stand-ups,” award-winning comedian Ron James has been selling out theatres for over 20 years with his marathon, side-splitting performances. Marshalling a comedian's eye for satire and a writer's ear for language, James takes his audience on a breath-taking, non-stop roller coaster ride, cutting a wide swath through contemporary culture with a razor-sharp wit, uncompromising standard and unique, poetically honed delivery. Showtime is 7:30 p.m. April 1 at the Fraser Auditorium. Purchase tickets online here.

Spring Open House at Lampinen Fine Art and Custom Framing

April 1-2

Owner/artist Sue Lampinen is holding her Spring Open House Saturday, April 1 and Sunday, April 2 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Check out new work by Lampinen, as well as specials, refreshments and door prizes. 1350 Regent St., across from the Shell Station.

Université du troisième âge de Sudbury event 

April 2 

Nathalie Sherback and Lara Fielding make a presentation on tourism in Greater Sudbury at the next Université du troisième âge de Sudbury event. The event runs at the Northbury Hotel April 2 at 11:45 a.m. Tickets cost $25 for members and $30 for non-members. Phone 705-929-0633  to make reservations.

Playsmelter staged reading

April 6

Playsmelter presents a staged reading of “Fuil” by Garret Ryan. In this semi-autobiographical fiction Fuil (Pronounced Foo-ill), Patrick Connors, a young man and lost soul from North Bay, finds himself on a path to nowhere. While drifting through, he encounters Johnny, a bitter alcoholic Irish-Canadian war veteran, and Yitzhak, a warmly enigmatic rabbi of an historical Northern synagogue. As the three men’s stories connect and their lives become increasingly intertwined, they each embark on a journey of rebirth and cleansing, confronting head on their respective issues of violence, generational trauma, and faith, as Patrick attempts to decipher what it means to be a good man. Showtime is 7 p.m. at Sudbury Theatre Centre. Purchase tickets online here.

Sudbury Performance Group dinner theatre

April 13-15

Sudbury Performance Group presents a dinner theatre performance of The Sweet Delilah Swim Club April 13-15 at the Ukrainian National Federation Hall. Five Southern women, whose friendships began many years ago on their college swim team, set aside a long weekend every August to recharge those relationships. Free from husbands, kids, and jobs, they meet at the same beach cottage, the “Sweet Delilah” on North Carolina’s Outer Banks to catch up, laugh, and meddle in each other’s lives. Doors open at 6 p.m., with dinner at 6:30 p.m. and the performance at 7:30 p.m. Tickets cost $60 (includes meal by Helvi’s Catering). Purchase tickets online here.

Walden Art Club Spring Show 2023

April 15-16

The Walden Art Club hosts its Spring Show 2023 at the Walden Arena (TM Davies Community Centre in Lively) from 10 a.m. top 4 p.m. each day. Admission is free. Buy yourself some local art and support local artists. More info is available on the club’s Facebook page.

La Slague presents Luce Dufault

April 15 

Born in Orleans, Ont., Luce Dufault transcends time and space with her warm, powerful, exceptional voice. Place des Arts will offer an intimate setting that showcases her rich talent, where her unique voice will shine through the highlights of her vast repertoire, as well as songs from her new album. Dufault is a true performer in every sense of the word, one whose every note, every word endures long after the house lights have come on. Don’t miss this date with a voice that gives life to the most beautiful emotions! Show runs at 7 p.m. April 15 at Place des Arts. Purchase tickets online here.

Cambrian College spring open house

April 15

Cambrian College is laying out the welcome mat for its annual Spring Open House. Spring Open House will be held Saturday, April 15, from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. at the college’s main campus in Sudbury. Activities at Spring Open House include: Campus tours, prizes, including $10,000, a $1,000 scholarship, pizza oven, and custom firepit built by Cambrian students, free food, swag and information booths (programs, student services, and financial aid). For more information, visit

Perogies and Cabbage Rolls

Mondays to Fridays

Fresh perogies and cabbage rolls are available for pick-up from Monday to Friday at the Ukrainian Seniors’ Centre. Place your order by phoning 705-673-7404.



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