The words “community pride” were on the lips of many during the 10th anniversary celebration of Sudbury Living magazine.
Staff, friends, community members, politicians and more turned up at Respect is Burning on April 7 to join in celebration of a decade of a publication that celebrates Sudbury.
“Sudburians are really proud of Sudbury and they like seeing themselves,” said Vicki Gilhula, managing editor, Sudbury Living.
“We look good, we are good, and there's so many beautiful things here to showcase.”
The quarterly magazine was launched 10 years ago by Patricia Mills, who still lends her words to the magazine's back page, while working as the president of the NEO Kids Foundation.
“There are so many great things and great people here, whether it's in retail, or fashion, or environment, there's so many interesting stories,” said Mills.
“This magazine is about raising the profile of these people and our city, it's who we are and I'm really proud that we've been able to help develop that.”
In an industry that is constantly migrating into the online world, Sudbury Living has maintained a strong reputation and continues to put out a quality product.
“Magazines, like newspapers have a real challenge, there's so much competition from online and broadcast and other outlets,” said Gilhula.
“We've really been accepted into the community so I'm not worried, there are always going to be interesting stories, we'll always have stories to tell.”
The magazine not only builds pride within the community but across the province and beyond, says Northern Life publisher Abbas Homayed.
“We've had such great support from our readers and advertisers and the community,” said Homayed. “To see something that started 10 years ago and has evolved into a magazine that profiles Sudbury locally and nationally is wonderful.”