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What’s on where: Things to do in Sudbury

A look at what's happening in the community
pexels-tara-winstead-6690204 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.

Fire and Ice: Police vs Fire Charity Hockey Game

Feb. 1

Enjoy an action-packed evening at the Sudbury Arena on Feb. 1 with the Fire and Ice: Police vs. fire charity hockey game will see GSPS officers and GSFS firefighters face-off on the ice, raising funds for the NEO Kids Foundation. Tickets are on sale now through the online Sudbury Arena box office. General admission is $15, admission for seniors is $10 and youth (under 12) is $5. Doors open at 6 p.m. and the game begins at 7 p.m. Five ticket holders will be randomly selected to participate in a Shoot-to-Win competition during the second intermission where  someone could walk away with a brand-new Ram Truck from Doyle Dodge Chrysler Jeep Ram.  Tickets to the Fire and Ice – Police vs Fire Charity Hockey Game are on sale now through the online Sudbury Arena box office, found here.  

Pond Hockey Festival on the Rock 

Feb. 2-3

The Pond Hockey Festival on the Rock is set to take place Feb. 2-3. This annual event brings together hockey enthusiasts from all over for a weekend of fun and competition on the ice. The festival will feature tournaments for multiple divisions, food & beverage vendors, and a variety of other entertainment options. Due to factors beyond organizers’ control, the event will not be able to return to Ramsey Lake this winter. The team at Northern Hockey Academy has stepped up in a big way and made ice time available. Also, the event will be using one of Sudbury’s best outdoor rinks to keep true to that outdoor hockey experience going. Learn more online here.

Film screening/Art Gallery of Sudbury fundraiser

Feb. 2 

Support the Art Gallery of Sudbury by attending the opening screening of Tótem at Sudbury Indie Cinema Friday, Feb. 2 at 6:30 p.m. Seven-year-old Sol is spending the day at her grandfather's home, for a surprise party for Sol's father, Tonatiuh. As daylight fades, Sol comes to understand that her world is about to change dramatically. 45 wins/nominations including winner of the Ecumenical Jury Award at Berlinale 2023 & shortlisted for Best International Feature at the Academy Awards 2024. $5 of each ticket will go to the art gallery. Also, send your spare foreign currency on a new journey! Foreign change collection boxes will be available at the screening. All proceeds go to the art gallery’s capital campaign. Advance tickets are $15 each or buy them at the door at $20 each. Purchase tickets online here.

GNO presents “Beneath the Willow Tree” exhibit

Feb. 2 to March 8 

Filmed in Lake Ontario, this video envelops the viewer by footage of a figure attempting to drown, not yet succeeding or failing. Through the sound of the water, the viewer can hear echoes of Ophelia’s songs that linger as her words of truth in her world. Research on female characters who have died by voluntary drowning following feelings of alienation has led the artist Rihab Essayh to work on Ophelia’s symbolic death. The suicide of Virginia Woolf is another starting point for the artist’s work; wondering how her descent into madness and sudden lucidity were confirmation of her departure. Considering alienation as a cause of depression for women has prompted further questioning for the artist about the borders between madness, depression, euphoria and ecstasy. Learn more online here.

TNO presents Le cabaret de la Cellule d’écritures

Feb. 2-3

How can we repopulate theatre stages, multiply and complicate the representation of actors on stage, make other voices and other spaces heard? It was with these questions in mind that the TNO developed Cellule d’écritures. A theatre laboratory where playwrights attempt to apprehend, grasp, feel and interact with what is at once a political, social, scientific and aesthetic issue. A space for creation and writing devoted to life’s different possible paths, a place for questioning both stage and actor. These three new texts in development take to the stage in a series of public laboratories, allowing three writers in residence to produce and present excerpts from their new creations. This year, three feminist plays in progress are presented to an audience for the first time, in order to nourish the process of artists in Greater Sudbury. France Huot, Mariana Lafrance and Caroline Raynaud are the Sudbury authors who will be presenting excerpts from their texts. The event runs Feb. 2 and Feb. 3 at 7:30 p.m. at Place des Arts. Purchase tickets online here.

Afro-Heritage Association’s Black History Month Gala

Feb. 3

Honour Black History Month Feb. 3 with the Afro-Heritage Association’s annual black-tie gala. This year’s theme is "Empowering Change Through Dedicated Service,” and the evening is a chance to celebrate Afro-Caribbean culture in Sudbury. The event will feature African and Carribean food, a fashion show, a dj and a live band, vendors and business showcases as well as prizes and a silent auction and keynote speaker, Jennifer Bernard, president and CEO of SickKids Foundation. Held Feb. 3 at the United Steelworkers Hall (66 Brady Street), the black-tie gala dinner begins at 6:30 p.m., but doors open at 5:30 p.m. Tickets are available at 73 Elm Street (NOBEEP office) or for online purchases, click here. 

Biggest Little Theatre Company presents Shrek: The Musical Jr. 

Until Feb. 3 

Check out Biggest Little Theatre Company’s production of Shrek: The Musical Jr., which runs Jan. 31 through Feb. 3 at the Dr. Edgar Leclair Community Centre in Azilda. Beauty is in the eye of the ogre in Shrek The Musical Jr., based on the Oscar-winning DreamWorks Animation film and fantastic Broadway musical.  It's a "big bright beautiful world" as everyone's favourite ogre, Shrek, leads a cast of fairytale misfits on an adventure to rescue a princess and find true acceptance. Part romance and part twisted fairy tale, Shrek Jr. is an irreverently fun show with a powerful message for the whole family. Purchase tickets online here.

Onaping Falls Winter Carnival

Feb. 2-4

The Onaping Falls Winter Carnival runs Feb. 2-4 this year. Enjoy family fun including a snow sculpture contest, Miss Snowflake Pageant, vintage snowmobile show, cornhole competition, cake walk, poster contest, Mariokart tournament, Euchre tournament and more. Adult carnival buttons cost $5 each at local businesses, and purchasers are entered into a draw for cash prizes. Visit the carnival’s website for more information.

Nickel City Sound guest night 

Feb. 4 

Join Nickel City Sound, Sudbury’s award winning women’s barbershop chorus, for their Guest Night. Singers are needed. Guest Night takes place Feb. 4 from 7-9 p.m. at Lockerby Composite School. Follow the signs to the auditorium. Learn about women’s barbershop, sing with new friends, have a lot of fun. Visit

No Fences musical

Feb. 8-10

From Pikin' in Killarney to the Burwash Train to the Georgian Bay Blues, no other singer/songwriter tells the tales of our Northern Ontario Neck of the Woods quite like Andy Lowe. Andy is a singer/songwriter/entertainer who has called Sudbury his home for the last 35 years. He has been a mainstay at venues like Peddler's and Fionn MacCools and was the resident summer entertainer at the Killarney Mountain Lodge for 20 years. He has written and recorded over 30 songs celebrating the Sudbury, Killarney and Manitoulin area. Now, he and Sudbury Performance Group have put his collective 35 years of work into a new musical production, No Fences. Set around a campfire in the North, audiences will fall in love with Northern Ontario all over again as together Andy and Sudbury Performance Group sing the songs of our home! No Fences runs at Thorneloe University Feb. 8-10. Purchase tickets online here.

Walden Winter Carnival

Feb. 8-11

The Walden Winter Carnival runs Feb. 8-11. Events include kids’ activities, a boot hockey tournament, pancake breakfast, cardboard box derby, snow sculpture contest, Valentine’s cake decorating contest and more. Buttons are on sale now for $5 at local businesses. Visit the carnival’s website for more information.

Art show 

Feb. 10-11

Check out “Winter Green,” an art show celebrating summer and winter. Enjoy the art of Sue Lampinen, Sheryl Boivin, Astrid Colton, Debra Lynn Ireland, Elizabeth Irvine, Ruth Reid and Nicole Tranchemontagne Roy. The event runs at Lampinen Fine Art and Custom Framing both Feb. 10 and 11 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

La Slague presents Au bistro des découvertes

Feb. 13

Not all great talents are great stars. Discovering them, despite their relative obscurity, is a keenly felt pleasure. It’s in this spirit that La Slague invites you to “Au bistro des découvertes“. This intimate concert series is carefully curated, with new talent personally recommended by seasoned French Ontario artists. On Feb. 13, Simon Jutras (who goes by the artist name McLean), presents Samaël Pelletier. Since the age of 12, Samaël has devoted himself to the guitar. Whether through teaching, his work on the metal scene with the bands Karkaos and AaonFalls, or fingerstyle, around which he created two albums (Halcyon nights – 2014, Shadow – 2018), Samaël thrills audiences and students alike. The show runs Feb. 13 at 5:30 p.m. at Place des Arts’ Le Bistro. Purchase tickets online here.

Beaver Lake Winter Carnival

Feb. 16-18

Enjoy winter fun at the Beaver Lake Club during the Beaver Lake Winter Carnival, which runs Feb. 16-18. Enjoy a spaghetti supper, Euchre party, Finnish pancake breakfast, bake sale, jug curling, skating, cross-country skiing, boot toss, rolling pin toss, canteen with the Perogy Princess, music, silent auction, penny table, blast from the past snowmobile show and snowmobile poker run. Full details available online here.

TNO presents Le château intérieur

Feb. 22-24

Actor Pier Paquette invites you into his château intérieur, his interior castle, or if you prefer, his soul, where literary works that have shaped his life and remain with him to this day are preserved. Monologues, poems and stories are brought together in a bouquet, in a performance infused with profound humanity. An ode to the writings that inspire us to laugh, cry and reflect. Words that leave an indelible mark on us. Scripts that sometimes change our lives.  “I am fundamentally a performer,” said Paquette. “My art consists in taking someone’s words and putting them into the ear of someone else, in this case the audience. And to achieve this, I have to make the words my own; they have to become a second skin. For the actor, the metamorphosis occurs when the word becomes embodied… That is theatre.” The Théâtre du Nouvel Ontario show runs Feb. 22-24 at Place des Arts. The show is partially in English. English surtitles are available at the 2:30 p.m. show on Feb. 24. Purchase tickets online here.

Art Gallery of Sudbury off-site exhibits

Winter 2024

Although the Art Gallery of Sudbury’s main site at the Bell Mansion is currently closed for safety reasons, it continues to run off-site exhibits you can take in this winter. Bill Whittaker exhibits at 174 Elgin St. until Feb. 17. Bill Whittaker gained fame as an expert decoy carver under the tutelage of master carver Orest Andrews. Working hunting decoys evolved into decorative bird carvings. In 1986 Bill was commissioned to carve Hooded Mergansers presented to Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II when she officially opened Science North.Retirement has allowed Bill to pursue other creative outlets including acrylic and oil painting plus soapstone carving. Check out the art of Wallace Gillard at the Laughing Buddha until April 23. The Copper Cliff artist describes his artistic process stating, "I feel a drive to get lost in the artistic process; planning, smearing pigment, and refining details. Rarely limiting myself to one medium I seek to create captivating otherworldly scenes that foster interdimensional curiosities and explore the boundaries of reality and imagination." An exhibit by Francine Robillard at Sudbury Theatre Centre also runs through until March 14. “I am inspired by walks in nature, insects, wildlife, flowers, and especially the moon which is found in most of my pieces,” said her artist’s statement. “I like to work with dried flowers and vintage black and white photography. Art history has always fascinated me and I enjoy exploring new and older style artists techniques. I am a mixed media artist. I work with alcohol inks, oil, acrylics, found objects, foliage and yes even insects! I returned to collage work during the lockdowns, posting art pieces from the absurdist collage club prompts on Instagram and have sold some of these pieces.”

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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