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With concerns over COVID-19 locally, we're putting together a list of related cancellations and closures.

Email them to editor@sudbury.com, or post them in the comments below.

This is what we know so far:

Events

  • The 17th annual Community Builders Awards of Excellence, which was supposed to take place March 12, is postponed and will be rescheduled at a later date
  • Greater Sudbury Police's fraud awareness seminar, which was supposed to take place at the Lionel E. Lalonde in Azilda March 12 from 1-2 p.m., has been cancelled.
  • Laurentian University has postponed its Dr. Dan Andreae Distinguished Presidential Lecture Series on Living in Healthy Communities that was scheduled for March 12. The event was to feature Brian Burke and Brock McGillis speaking on inclusion in sport.
  • Ukrainian Seniors' Centre egg decorating workshops for March 14 and 21 have been postponed until Saturday, April 4. Phone 705-673-7404 for more information.
  • Sudbury Community Foundation is postponing its Emerging Leaders 2020 event in the best interest of the community. New dates are undetermined.
  • The Inspired Hands Artisan Association Arts & Crafts Show, which was supposed to take place March 20-22, has been cancelled.
  • The Sudbury Home Show, which was supposed to take place April 4-5, has been cancelled.
  • The Sudbury Irish Arts Association is cancelling all St. Patrick's Day events at the Moose Lodge, as well as suspending the Celtic Fair on March 22, also at the Moose Lodge.
  • The Northern Ontario Railroad Museum and Heritage Centre in Capreol is postponing its March Break Model Railroad Madness event that had been scheduled to take place March 18. 
  • The Caruso Club Ladies Auxiliary has cancelled its Palm Sunday Tea, scheduled for April 5.
  • The Kiwanis Club of Sudbury has cancelled its annual music festival, which was set to run from March 25 to April 8, as well as its highlight concert, scheduled for April 20. Refunds will be arranged and sent out in the next few weeks.
  • All public events planned for the month of March at the New Sudbury Shopping Centre have been cancelled. 
  • Sledapalooza Winterfest in Verner planned for March 14 has been cancelled.
  • The Northern Ontario Easter Seals Telethon, scheduled for March 22, has been rescheduled due to the COVID-19 situation. The telethon will now air May 24 from 12-5 p.m.
  • Hellenic Ladies Association has cancelled the Spring Tea scheduled for April 5.
  • Knox Presbyterian Church will be postponing the Spring Tea scheduled for March 28 to a later date.
  • Grace United Church has cancelled the annual spaghetti dinner scheduled for March 28.
  • The Federation of Northern Ontario Municipalities (FONOM) has cancelled the annual general meeting and conference scheduled for May 13-15.
  • Canadian Power and Sail Squadrons will be suspending Introduction to Navigation and Tuesday evening boating classes at Living with lakes until further notice.
  • The Greater Sudbury Police Service has cancelled the International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination dinner scheduled for March 21.
  • The Official Sudbury420 event has been cancelled. An online broadcast event will be hosted in its place with giveaways, cannabis education and annual 420 smoke "sesh"
  • reThink Green has decided to postpone the 2020 Sustainability Awards that were scheduled for April 15. The award nomination form will be closed until a new date is established.
  • Laurentian University Advancement Office has cancelled the launch event of the Alumni Association 2020-2023 Strategic Plan, Celebrating 60 Years scheduled for March 26. The launch will now be taking place online.
  • The Sudbury Real Estate Board has cancelled the Meeting of Members event scheduled for April 2.
  • The Sudbury Horticultural Society has cancelled its meeting scheduled for March 22.
  • St. Andrew's United Church has cancelled Springfest scheduled for April 17.
  • The Mardi Gras Madness Comedy Gala scheduled to take place on April 2 has been cancelled.
  • The Greater Sudbury Watershed Alliance and Vale Living with Lakes Centre has postponed the Troubled Waters Forum scheduled for April 30 to a later date.
  • The fish pond set to be operated by the Sudbury Fish and Game Club at the Southridge Mall over March Break has been postponed until next year.
  • The art show scheduled to take place at the Carmichael Community Centre the weekend of April 3 has been cancelled.
  • The Earth Rally and Climate March on the Science North grounds April 3 has been cancelled.
  • The Copper Cliff Italian Club's St. Patrick's Day celebration has been cancelled, and all buffets until further notice.
  • Workplace Safety North and Ontario Mine Rescue have cancelled the Sudbury Mining and Thunder Bay Health and Safety Conferences. 
  • The SudburyROCKS!!! race, which was supposed to take place May 31, has been postponed to Oct. 25.
  • Cohabitat Sweetfern Cohousing has cancelled its March 22 coffee meetup, as well as its March 28 potluck.
  • The Hellenic Ladies Association has postponed their annual spring tea that was set for Sunday April 5.
  • IATSE 634 meetings and info sessions have been postponed indefinitely
  • 2020 Lions Convention set to take place April 17-19 at the Holiday Inn has been cancelled
  • Northern Debut  Nord has postponed the April 5 concert by Drive Shaft Trio in wake of the COVID-19 pandemic. A new date will be announced later. Sign up for the Northern Debut Nord mailing list and staff in the know, visit NorthernDebutNord.com.
  • Copper Cliff High School 40th Anniversary Reunion has been postponed to July 16-18, 2021
  • Graphic-Con scheduled to take place June 13 has been cancelled

Services

  • United Way Centraide North East Ontario's Community Volunteer Income Tax Preparation Program is cancelled.
  • Sudbury Women's Centre has put its programming on hold until further notice, and will not be accepting donations at this time. If you are in crisis, phone 705-675-4760 for crisis intervention or 911 for an emergency.
  • Daycare centres located in schools with area school boards will be closed until April 5.
  • Ontario Parks has closed all buildings anc cancelled all events on its properties until further notice. The properties themselves remain open for camping and day-use.
  • Royal College of Dental Surgeons has recommended all non-essential and elective dental services be suspended immediately. The college will revist this recommendation in the first week of April.
  • Sudbury Finnish Language School has cancelled the Spring Session of its Finnish language classes.
  • The Greater Sudbury Police Service has suspended non-essential record checks, such as those for volunteer positions and fingerprint services not issued by a Police officer or court-order. Fingerprinting will remain available for those that require it for employment purposes. The Property Branch will only be returning court-ordered propoerty items until further notice.
  • The Elgin Street Mission has closed its clothing room until further notice. No clothing donations will be accepted at this time.
  • Long term care homes have suspended all non-essential visits.
  • Spark Employment Services has closed its office until further notice. Staff can be reached by email or phone. 
  • Workplace Safety North and Ontario Mine Rescue remain open for business but have closed its Sudbury and North Bay offices to the public until April 6 at the earliest. Mine Rescue Officers will continue to have access to Mine Rescue Stations 
  • Greater Sudbury Utilities has closed its office to the public until further notice
  • Porter will be suspending all flights from March 20 to June 1. The airlline intends to operate until Friday to ensure all customers have an opportunity to make last-minute travel arrangements. All change and cancellation fees have been waived.
  • The Salvation Army Thrift Store is closed but donations are still being accepted. For more info here.   

City Services

  • All city-run camps and recreation programs have been suspended, including the remainder of March Break activities
  • Parks facilities including fieldhouses, community spaces and youth centres have been closed
  • All community arenas have been closed
  • All events at the Sudbury Community Arena have been cancelled 
  • Any rentals of community halls and community centres, including the Lionel E. Lalonde Centre, have been suspended. No new rentals will be accepted until after April 5
  • All city-owned and operated fitness centres have been closed
  • Ski hills have been closed and all scheduled programs suspended
  • All city-owned and operated pools have been closed and all scheduled programs suspended
  • Library branches and Library/ Citizen Service Centre locations, aside from the Tom Davies Square Citizen Service Centre, have been closed. All library late-fees will be waived
  • All city-owned and operated museums have been closed
  • Provincial Offences Act Court has been suspended
  • All in-person public meetings, including Public Infomation Centres, have been suspended

Businesses and facilities

  • Science North and Dynamic Earth will be closed as of 6 p.m. on March 13. 
  • The ParkSide Centre decided to close for three weeks beginning on March 13.
  • Sudbury German Language School has cancelled all classes as of March 14. Regular programming is set to resume April 18. 
  • Sudbury BJJ has cancelled all classes from March 16-29. More information can be found on their Facebook page. 
  • Sudbury MMA has cancelled all classes and day camps from March 16-22
  • The Co-operators will remain open for staff only. No visitors will be permitted entry, unless appropriate pre-screening has taken place. Clients will be serviced over the phone until further notice. 
  • All Ontario casinos have been closed until further notice.
  • YMCA Sudbury has suspended its child care, before and after school programs. In addition, March Break camps, land based classes such as yoga, and swimming classes have been cancelled.
  • The office of reThink Green will be closed from March 16 to no earlier than March 30.
  • Tucos Taco Lounge has been closed until further notice.
  • Beards Bakery will be closed until further notice as of 3 p.m. on March 16.
  • The Sudbury Real Estate Board office will remain staffed but be closed to its Realtor Members and the general public until further notice. Open Houses are to be hosted at the discretion of home owners and their realtor.
  • Old Rock Coffee will be reducing its hours until further notice. The storefront will now be open from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. for the forseeable future.
  • Remax Sudbury (293 Larch St.) office will remain staff but be closed to the public until further notice.
  • The Candy Store has been closed until further notice. 
  • KUPP Centre has been closed until further notice.
  • GymZone Gymnastics and Athletics Sudbury and Valley locations have been closed until further notice. 
  • Tim Hortons will be closing all dining rooms beginning March 17 and until further notice. Restaurant service will be restricted to take-out, drive-thru and delivery during this time.
  • The New Sudbury Centre will be maintaining its regular business hours but will be giving retailers the option to reduce their store hours to: 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Friday, 11 a.m.to 6 p.m. Saturday, and 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday. 
  • Guilty Pleasures Bakeshop and Bar has closed their storefront to the public until further notice. A new website has been launched for deliveries.
  • Sudbury Indie Cinema is closed to the public until further notice.
  • Cineplex has closed its theatres nation-wide until April 2.
  • Imagine Cinemas, which runs the Downtown Movie Lounge in the Rainbow Centre Mall, has closed its theatres.
  • Bitter Bill's Ice Cream Parlour in Val Caron will be closed until further notice.
  • Huckleberries Chocolatiers has closed its storefront but will remain open for curbside pickup and delivery
  • P&M's Kouzzina has closed its dining room until further notice. Takout and delivery will be available beginning March 18.
  • The Nickel City Hotel at 252 Hazel St. has closed indefinitely.
  • Backyard Birder Home & Garden Gift Store will be closed until further notice.
  • Reitmans affliates including Reitmans, Penningtons, Additional Elle, RW&CO and Thyme Maternity stores nationwide will be closed until March 28.
  • Remax Crown Realty Inc. (1349 Lasalle Blvd.) has closed its office to the public until further notice. 
  • Starlotte Satine Vintage has closed its storefront until further notice. It will continue to service the public through online sales. 
  • Kitt On A Box - Custom Sewing and Alterations physical location will be running by appointment only for the foreseeable future. People can reach by phone to 705-822-5895, on Facebook or on Instagram @kittonabox for any and all questions.
  • Zaher's Small Batch has closed its storefront until further notice. Products will be available at participating retailers and Skip the Dishes.
  • The Northern Life/ Sudbury.com office will be closed to the public until further notice.
  • Heatwave Tanning Salons will be closed until March 31 at the earliest. All paid memberships will be frozen until further notice and expiry dates extended accordingly. 
  • DeSimone Foot and Ankle Centre and DeSimone Shoes and Spa will be closed until April 5. 
  • New Sudbury Canadian Tire will be reducing its hours effective immediately. The store will now operate Monday to Saturday from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. and Sunday's from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. until further notice. 
  • The Nickel Refillery will only be accepting online orders with scheduled pickups. Email info@thenickelrefillery.ca or phone 705-805-9969.
  • Tremblay Bookkeeping Tax and Management Services is closing its doors to the public as of 5 p.m. on March 19. The business assures its customers that it is still accepting tax returns and bookkeeping, which can be dropped through the mail slot in their front door at 208 Elm Street.
  • All Ontario Provincial Parks will be closed to the public March 19 until April 30. 
  • The Beer Store is reducing store hours and pausing recycling until March 31 to enhance efforts to protect employees and customers.
  • Bay Used Books is closing its storefront as of noon March 19, but is still open for online shopping and pickup. Visit www.bayusedbooks.com.
  • Winners, Marshalls and Home Sense are closing their doors for two weeks as of March 19. 

Clubs

  • The Sudbury Bridge Club is closing until further notice. The president of the club has called an emergency board meeting for March 14 at 10 a.m. to discuss the situation.
  • Friday Afternoon Seniors Bowling at Plaza Bowl is suspended until further notice.
  • The Caruso Golden Age Club Executive Committee sends notice that the Wednesday, March 18 event is cancelled.
  • Lions Club of Sudbury has cancelled all Saturday porketta bingos, restarting in October. The annual five-district convention in April has been cancelled this year. As well, the annual Five-Way Carnival, set for May, is cancelled until 2021.

Worship

  • The Anglican Church has suspended all public worship services until further notice. 
  • Catholic Diocese of Sault Ste. Marie will not be hosting public weekday or weekend Masses until further notice. Churches will remain open during the scheduled Mass times for peFrsonal prayer.
  • Glad Tidings Church will be closed to the public until further notice. 
  • All Nations Church will be closed to the public until further notice. Sunday's service will be broadcast on KFM 95.5 and livestreamed through its website.

Arts

  • Théâtre du Nouvel-Ontario suspended the March 13-14 performances of Le Club des éphémères.
  • The production "The Case of the Missing A. Y. Jackson" play that was to be staged at STC on April 5 has been postponed until June.
  • The Walden Art Club has cancelled its Spring Show scheduled for April 18 and 19.
  • La Nuit émergente, which was supposed to take place March 27, is cancelled.
  • Sudbury Symphony has postponed a fundraising event that was supposed to be held last week at Spacecraft Brewery on Notre Dame Avenue. The orchestra has also cancelled its March 28 concert.
  • Theatre Cambrian has postponed its upcoming dinner theatre production of "Do Not Disturb" and suspended rehearsals for "The Little Mermaid Jr." Patrons who require a refund may receive their refund by emailing office@theatrecambrian.ca or phoning 705-524-7317. Should you wish to hold on to your tickets, they will be honoured for an upcoming performance once normal operations resume.
  • Sudbury Theatre Centre is cancelling all public activity at the theatre until Saturday, April 4 in compliance with the Ontario state of emergency. Re-scheduled performances for The Sweet JulietsThe Case of the Missing A.Y. Jackson and Dance Evolution are still being worked out and will be announced shortly. Individual ticket-buyers are in the process of being contacted.
  • The Galerie du Nouvel-Ontario will be closed to the public until further notice. Staff can be reached by phone Tuesday to Friday from 12-6 p.m.
  • La Brunante and La Nuit sur l'etang, which were supposed to take place March 27 and 28, are cancelled due to COVID-19.
  • Théâtre du Nouvel-Ontario offices are closed to the general public for the week of March 16.
  • The Sudbury Art Club Spring Show and Sale scheduled for April 3,4,5 at Carmichael Arena has been cancelled. 
  • The Northern Ontario Art Association has cancelled the remainder of its tour. 
  • The Art Gallery of Sudbury/ Galerie d'art de Sudbury will be closed to the public until April 6. All March Break and public programs have been cancelled. 
  • Emergence 50, the 50th anniversary of the juried secondary school art exhibition to be hosted at the Art Gallery of Sudbury, has been tentatively rescheduled. The opening celebration has been cancelled in place of a closing celebration May 7. Public visitation has tentatively been scheduled for April 17. 
  • The Sudbury Theatre Centre, Dance Evolution NOFCC fundraiser has been postponed until June 2-3. 
  • The Laurentian Concert Band's "Canucks and Classics" concert, which was supposed to take place March 29, has been cancelled.
  • The 8th annual PlaySmelter New Works Festival has been postponed, possibly to the early fall, due to COVID-19 concerns.

Schools

  • Laurentian University has moved all of its classes online as of Thursday, March 12 after a COVID-19 case was announced in the area.
  • All publicly funded Ontario schools closed March 14-April 5.
  • Classes at Cambrian College suspended from March 16-20. Remote or alternate delivery of instruction will begin Monday, March 23 for all students.
  • Collège Boréal suspends classes until March 20.

Sports

  • Both the OHL and the National Basketball League of Canada have suspended their seasons, meaning no more Sudbury Wolves and Sudbury Five games for now.
  • Minor hockey along with the NOJHL playoffs have been cancelled. 
  • The Sudbury District Secondary Schools Athletic Association (SDSSA) announced that due to the school shutdown, all SDSSAA-scheduled sports activities and meetings previously scheduled during the March 23 to April 5 period, inclusive, will be postponed and rescheduled where possible.
  • The Little Native Hockey League (NHL) annual tournament, which was supposed to run March 15-19, has been cancelled.
  • Azilda Lions 37th annual hockey tournament scheduled for March 27-29, has been cancelled 
  • The OHL made the decision March 18 to cancel the remaining games on its regular season schedule because of the pandemic.



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