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.
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 YEStheatre.com.
Sudbury Theatre Centre summer theatre camp registration
Registration is open for the second round of 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 19-23) and Musical Theatre Camp (Aug. 9-13). 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.