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Toronto Celebrates Sudbury raises $45K for local charities

This year's 'reunion' takes place May 30 in downtown Toronto
Perry Dellelce, co-chair, Toronto Celebrates Sudbury, presents a cheque for $45,000 to this year's recipients of the fundraising event. From left, Tammy Frick, Cinéfest Sudbury, Dellelce, Shanna Crispo, NEO Kids, Guy Labine, Science North. (Arron Pickard/

People from Sudbury who now call Toronto home are helping to spread the wealth.

It's going on eight years now that Torontonians and Sudburians have gathered together in the heart of downtown Toronto to celebrate the Nickel City. It will happen again May 30 starting at 7 p.m. 

The event is almost sold out, and co-chair Perry Dellelce advises you to get your tickets soon.

Preceeding that, however, was a cheque presentation to the recipients this year. Science North, the NEO Kids Foundation and Cinéfest Sudbury will split $45,000.

“Toronto Celebrates Sudbury is a gathering of Toronto-based individuals who are originally from Sudbury, or who have a link to Sudbury, either with family or friends here, they went to school here, people with ties to the city who want to celebrate it now that they are living in Toronto,” Dellelce said. “It's really a big reunion of Sudburians,”

The intention was always to be a fundraising event, Dellelce said. It has raised close to $200,000 since its inception.

“Recipients are Sudbury-based, and these organizations help us in return by working behind the scenes to raise awareness of the event,” he said.

Previous recipients include Laurentian University and Health Sciences North.