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270722 pexels-bich-tran-1059383 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.

CanLit Trivia Night in support of Wordstock

June 1 

Nickel City Trivia is holding a CanLit trivia night in support of Wordstock Sudbury Literary Festival. The event takes place starting at 7 p.m. Thursday, June 1 at Little Montreal’s. Take part for a chance to win prizes. Enter a silent auction with items from local businesses such as Tail Blazers, Adora Oil, The Keg and fellow arts organizations like Northern Lights Festival Boréal, Sudbury Indie Cinema and Sudbury Theatre Centre and more. Admission is $10 per person.

Lasalle Secondary School presents “Robin Hood: The Great Escape”

June 1-3 

The Lasalle Secondary School Black Box Theatre invites the community to “Robin Hood: The Great Escape” from Thursday, June 1 to Saturday, June 3 at 7:30 pm. A modern take on a fan favorite, “Robin Hood: The Great Escape” by Andrea Boyde and Laura Teasdale tells the story of an underdog who overcomes a repressive regime to protect those who cannot defend themselves. The retelling of the classic tale features memorable characters and themes with a plot twist! Not only does Robin Hood steal from the rich to give to the poor, his community of outlaws provide a safe harbour for those that fit outside of societal norms - for the time period. The cost for admission is $5 for students and $10 for adults. Tickets can be purchased through SchoolCash Online, at the door, or by contacting Ashley Paige Fraser at 705-566-2280 or [email protected].

Collège Notre-Dame Le Bistro student concert

June 2 

On Friday, June 2, at 6:30 p.m., Le Bistro, Collège Notre-Dame’s (CND) singing café will present its end-of-the year repertoire to the public. The concert will take place in the school gymnasium located at 100 Lévis Street in Sudbury. The students are proud to be able to share their musical talent through this event. Tickets are $5 each and snacks will be available for purchase during the intermission. Le Bistro is made up of CND music students from grades 9 to 12. Tickets can be purchased at Collège Notre-Dame’s main office or at the door prior to show time. Proceeds from ticket sales will go towards CND's music program.

LOL Sudbury comedy shows 

June 2-3 

LOL Sudbury organizers are set to host comedians Fiona O’Brien and Keith Pedro on Friday, June 2 and comedians Ted Morris and Patrick Haye on Saturday, June 3. Both comedy shows will take place at The Daventry at 9 p.m. with doors opening at 8 p.m. Seating will be on a first-come, first-served basis. Individual tickets are on sale now for $22 per night at, at the LOL Sudbury Box Office (40 Larch Street, Unit 103), or by phoning 705-688-1234. Discounted ticket pricing is available if attending either comedy show in groups of four.

Greg Tayler Photo Exhibit

June 2-3

Take in an exhibition of the photographic work of the late Greg Taylor at Gallery 174. Gallery 174 is located at 174 Elgin Street downtown.

Lo-Ellen Park Secondary presents “She Kills Monsters: Young Adventurers Edition”

Until June 3 

The Lo-Ellen Park Theatre Company is proud to present “She Kills Monsters: Young Adventurers Edition” by Qui Nguyen. A comedic romp into the world of fantasy role-playing games, the play tells the story of high schooler Agnes Evans as she deals with the death of her younger sister, Tilly. When Agnes stumbles upon Tilly's Dungeons and Dragons notebook, she finds herself catapulted into a journey of discovery and action-packed adventure in the imaginary world that was her sister's refuge. In this high-octane dramatic comedy laden with '90s pop culture, She Kills Monsters offers a heart-pounding homage to the geek and warrior within us all. Tickets are on sale now for $15 at Lo-Ellen Park Secondary School's main office and at the door of the LEP Drama Room. The show runs May 31 and June 1 at 7 p.m. There will also be a Saturday matinée on June 3 at 1 p.m.

Sudbury Performance Group presents Jimmy Flynn

June 3

Of all the entertainment acts this country has to offer, The Jimmy Flynn Show has remained one of the most memorable performances available for more than 35 years. With a high-energy blend of side-splitting comedy and popular music, Jimmy Flynn remains Canada’s “Ambassador of Good Cheer” and foremost musical comedy act. Dressed in his trademark red checkered shirt, yellow sou’wester and rubber boots, Jimmy takes the stage, glances over the audience and erupts into volcanic comedy that melts the audience. The bottom line: this guy is hilarious! Performance takes place Saturday, June 3 at 8 p.m. at Sudbury Secondary School. Purchase tickets online here.

Will Gillespie and Jonathan Danyliw at Townhouse

June 3 

Singer-songwriter Will Gillespie and multi-instrumentalist Jonathan Danyliw (from Murder Murder, Bad Actors, Pistol George Warren and others) play a wide range of original music from their expansive and eclectic catalogues. Enjoy everything from folk, folk-rock, jazz, blues, cabaret, rockabilly to old-time and bluegrass styles, whimsical ditties and waltzes to heart-breaking ballads to foot-stomping rockers. These men have written a lot of songs on a number of subjects in all kinds of styles. Should make for an entertaining evening of live music! The show runs Saturday, June 3 at 8 p.m. at the Townehouse Tavern. $10 cover charge.

Gutsy Walk 

June 4 

The 28th annual Gutsy Walk to stop Crohn’s and Colitis will be held in Bell Park on June 4 this year. The event is the largest single fundraiser for Crohn’s and Colitis Canada and supports research to find a cure for both conditions, which impact the lives of some 300,000 Canadians. The Sudbury Gutsy Walk is being held in Bell Park, starting at the William Gazebo on June 4. Registration is at 10 a.m. 

SSO presents Emerging Artist Showcase

June 4

Enjoy a Sunday afternoon concert celebrating Sudbury’s future with a concert of youth and emerging artists, with guest conductor Jamie Arrowsmith. Concert takes place at 2 p.m. June 4 at the Radisson Hotel’s Palladium room. Purchase tickets online here

Celebrate Women 

June 5

Award-winning Canadian novelist, playwright, actor, and television host Ann-Marie MacDonald is the guest at this year’s Celebrate Women event. The event is put on through a partnership with the Canadian Federation of University Women (CFUW) Sudbury, YWCA Sudbury and LEAF Sudbury. The event runs at 7:30 p.m. on June 5 at the Sheridan Auditorium at Sudbury Secondary School. It will also be available to stream. Tickets cost $20 each, and are available at Adoro Olive Oils and Vinegars, the Apollo Restaurant and online through EventBrite. CFUW Sudbury has again partnered with the YWCA and the Women’s Legal, Education and Action Fund (LEAF) to raise much-needed funds to assist women and girls in the Sudbury area.

Sudbury Indie Cinema presents “The Starling Girl”

June 7 

Hosted by Sudbury Indie Cinema, #WomenInFilmWednesday is a showcase of the recent work of women directors. “The Starling Girl” runs at 6:15 p.m. June 7. Coming off its festival premiere at Sundance 2023, Eliza Scanlan and Lewis Pullman are the lead actors in first time writer/director Laurel Pamet’s first feature film and it is a strong debut. A coming of age film, that becomes a tight psychological thriller, based in a closed fundamentalist Christian community. If you enjoyed “Women Talking,” this is a must-see. Tickets are event priced at $12. 162 Mackenzie St. side door. Free parking. Visit for tickets and more information.

CARP AGM and lunch 

June 8 

The Canadian Association of Retired Persons (CARP) Sudbury Chapter is hosting its 24th Annual General Meeting & Buffet Luncheon on Thursday, June 8 at the Northbury Hotel on Brady Street at noon. Keynote speaker will be Mayor Paul Lefebvre. Tickets are $25 for members and $30 for guests. For purchase information, visit

Confederation Sec rock band concert 

June 8 

Love the music of the 60s, 70s, 80s, 90s and 2000s? Come make some noise with Confederation Secondary School’s new rock band in concert on Thursday, June 8 at 6 p.m. in the Confederation Secondary School gymnasium. Tickets, at $5 for students/seniors and $10 for adults, can be purchased from members of the band, at Confederation Secondary School, or online here. Confederation Secondary School has a long history of being Northern Ontario’s School of Rock, a tradition that continues today under the direction of music teacher Nick Beech.

Sudbury Theatre Centre PA Day Camp

June 9

Exploration and fun are the key words for Sudbury Theatre Centre’s PA Day Theatre Camps for youth ages eight to 12. The remaining date for this school year is Friday June 9. The program includes collaborative activities and games designed to build imagination, confidence, and creative expression. Visit for more information and to register.

Brain Tumour Walk 

June 10 

On Saturday, June 10, Brain Tumour Foundation of Canada returns to Sudbury for its annual Brain Tumour Walk. Taking place as a hybrid event this year, we are calling all our heroes to reunite and join in at Bell Park (Amphitheatre). If you can’t make it to the in-person walk, register here to join virtually and walk anywhere, at any time. The event runs at the Bell Park Amphitheatre starting at 10 a.m. More information is available online here.

Valley’s Got Talent contest

June 10 registration deadline 

Local youth who are talented in singing, dancing or acting are invited to take part in the Valley’s Got Talent Contest, with a chance to win prizes. The contest is being put on by Valley Community Theatre, and it’s open to youth aged 12 to 21 who reside in the Greater Sudbury area. If you’d like to take part in the contest, the registration deadline is June 10. Auditions will then take place June 17 and 18. Those taking part in the auditions are asked to prepare one audition piece. Those advancing to the next round will then take part in the main competition Aug. 3 at Cousin Vinny’s Restaurant in Hanmer. Registrations are being accepted by email at [email protected], by phone at 705-969-3122 or 705-919-3438 or by messaging the Valley's Got Talent Capreol Facebook page.

Café Heritage Super Sound Explosion concert

June 10

Join Café Heritage for the Super Sound Explosion concert featuring tributes to major country artists Alabama and Zac Brown, as well as the sounds of Open Road. The event is June 10 at the Dr. Edgar Leclair Centre (Azilda Arena). Tickets are $35 each. Click here to purchase yours.

Valley East Sports Hall of Fame dinner 

June 10 

NHL great Marcel Dionne will be the guest speaker at the annual Valley East Sports Hall of Fame dinner. The event is coming up Saturday, June 10 at the Centennial Arena in Hanmer. Dionne, named one of the 100 greatest NHL players in history, is an NHL Hall of Famer who spent 18 seasons in the NHL. He played for the Detroit Red Wings, Los Angeles Kings, and New York Rangers.  Besides the remarks from Dionne, the dinner will also feature the induction of 11 more local sports leaders into the Valley East Sports Hall of Fame. Tickets for the event are $50 per person, with dinner and a cash bar and a sports memorabilia silent auction. Auction prizes include Toronto Maple Leafs children’s bicycles, Marcel Dionne autographed limited edition photo book on legendary goalies, bobbleheads and jerseys. The event starts at 5:30 p.m. with dinner at 6:45 p.m. For tickets, contact organizer Ron Dupuis at 705-897-4700 or [email protected].

No String Attached Community Band “Spring Winds” concert

June 11 

The No Strings Attached Community Band presents its Spring Winds concert June 11. The show takes place at Lockerby Composite School’s McKellar Auditorium starting at 7 p.m.  This concert will feature a variety of traditional and contemporary marches, dances and film music compilations for Concert Band. The group will also showcase compositions by two Canadian women (Cait Nishimura and Anne McGuinty). Admission is "pay-what-you-can" with proceeds to the NSA band funds. 

Sudbury Indie Cinema presents “L’Innocent”

June 13 

Sudbury Indie Cinema is proud to present “Age Up,” a special film series aimed at older audiences. Enjoy a curated selection of hidden gems at a special discounted matinee price of $6. This week’s film is “L’Innocent.” “When a prison drama teacher marries one of the inmates, her son begins to wonder if the ex-con is still a criminal, or if he has actually been rehabilitated. “L’Innocent” swept the Cesar Awards in France, winning all the top awards. Visit for tickets and more information.

Health Sciences North AGM

June 13 

Health Sciences North (HSN) will hold its 2023 Annual Meeting virtually on Tuesday, June 13, 2023, at 5 p.m. This year’s meeting will feature a panel discussion with leaders from across the organization discussing progress made on Social Accountability, one of the key goals in our Strategic Plan. Our panel will discuss progress and recent developments made in mental health and addictions, Indigenous care, and care for older adults. Dr. Alex Anawati, HSN’s Clinical Lead for Social Accountability, will moderate this reflective discussion. Special guests include: Dr. Jo-Anne Clarke, Geriatrician, Medical Director for the North East Specialized Geriatric Centre, Deanna Jones-Keeshig, HSN’s Director for Indigenous Health and Dr. Tara Leary, HSN’s Regional Addictions Physician Lead. The Annual Meeting will also feature reports from the Chair of the HSN Patient and Family Advisory Council, the Chair of the HSN Board, the President and CEO, the Chief of Staff and the Board Treasurer. Register to attend the meeting online here by June 10.

GNO presents M. Gros 

June 14 to Aug. 20 

Geneviève and Matthieu’s installation-performance at Galerie du Nouvel-Ontario, M. Gros (Mr. Big), is inspired by the Canadian investigative technique called Mr. Big, which allows a police officer, undercover, to obtain a confession from a suspect of a serious unsolved crime. Led by shape-shifting characters, living sculptures, dual weapons and a televisual sound environment, M. Gros addresses issues of identity such as surveillance, infiltration, idea theft and copying; but beyond the classic investigative games, the story features a contemporary artistic flora. The show’s opening is June 14 at 7 p.m. at Place des Arts, kicking off FAAS 7 (see calendar entry below). The exhibition will run until August 20, at which time a “finissage” (closing) event is planned as part of the Up Here Festival. Admission is free.

GNO presents FAAS 7 

June 14-17 

Galerie du Nouvel-Ontario’s Sudbury Alternative Art Fair (FAAS) is returning for its seventh edition June 14-17. This time, FAAS will celebrate the Donovan neighbourhood by creating in various vacant spaces, simulating places for exhibition, conversation, and sharing. As usual, the event is free and open to all. The Donovan is home to many ethnocultural, marginalized groups, as well as a new wave of communities who have come to call it home. Every two years since 2008, la FAAS has celebrated a public space in the Nickel City’s downtown. Invited artists are challenged to complete new works over the course of the festival and according to each edition’s concept and theme. More information is available online here.

Queer North Film Festival 

June 15-18 

Queer North Film Festival is currently the only queer film festival in Northern Ontario. Queer North celebrates the diversity of the gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender and two-spirited communities through quality cinema. In its seventh edition, Queer North spans four days in June, drawing attendees for an in-person in-theatre festival experience with film premieres, artists talks and socials that focus squarely on queer-themed films and videos from Canada and around the world. To enhance Queer North Film Festival’s impact, audience and jury awards are an important component. Festival runs June 15-18 at Sudbury Indie Cinema. Purchase tickets online here.

Sudbury Music Festival AGM 

June 20 

The Sudbury Music Festival (SMF) holds its inaugural Annual General Meeting (AGM), to be held on Tuesday, June 20 at 6 p.m. at Sudbury Secondary School. This significant event serves as an opportunity for SMF to reflect on the accomplishments achieved since its transition from the Kiwanis Music Festival of Sudbury to the support and oversight of a new Board of Directors in September 2021. The primary objectives of the AGM are to provide an overview of the noteworthy work accomplished over the past two years, present the financial statements for the current fiscal year, and unveil the plans for the upcoming year. Membership fees for Sudbury Music Festival are $20 for individuals and $30 for organizations. To facilitate the membership process, interested individuals and organizations can access the membership form online here

HSN Volunteer Association AGM

June 21 

You are invited virtually to Health Sciences North Volunteer Association’s 22nd Annual General Meeting on Wednesday, June 21 at 4:15 p.m. If you would like to attend, phone 705 523-7100, ext. 3676 and an invitation will be emailed to you.

TNO presents Nickel City Fifs

June 22-24

On a Tuesday night at Zigs, Sudbury’s gay bar, a young queer thirsting for freedom and community experiences an initiatory journey unlike any other. Under the auspices of Holy Poetry, the crater’s patron goddess, the bar’s colourful fauna introduces him to their magical world by inviting him into eclectic, explosive, and absurd worlds. Will they be able to convince him to join them or will they lose him to the siren song of the big city? Guided by a desire to make theatre queerer, Nickel City Fifs pays tribute to the struggles of the past and present in an atmosphere that is at once campy, fantastical, irreverent, vulgar, caustic, demanding, and a tad disturbing in parts. A love letter to the region’s queer and francophone communities, this Sudbury epic showcases a voice rarely heard in French Ontario, let alone here in the North. The show runs June 22-24 at Zigs Bar. Tickets are available online here.

Art exhibit by Irvin Elwood Marshall

June 20-22

The Croatian Club of Sudbury (571 Kathleen St.) hosts an exhibit from 1-5 p.m. of the works and private collection of artist Irvin Elwood Marshall. The exhibit opens June 20 and runs to June 22.

La Slague presents Reney Ray and Eric Romanica at la St-Jean

June 25 

Open and natural, like an unexpected balm on life’s scrapes and scratches, Reney Ray comes to us from a village called Val-Rita in Northern Ontario. She’s a multi-instrumentalist and a singer-songwriter whose way with words is frank, yet sensitive. The way Eric Romanica makes a song makes you want to listen to what it’s saying. His lyrics deliver honest reflections, while his music is anchored in a solid country-rock vein. The show runs at Place des Arts starting at 7 p.m. June 25. Purchase tickets online here.

Art Gallery of Sudbury summer exhibitions

Dates vary 

“Joey Solomon: Indisputable Realities” runs at AGS until Aug. 27. The visual representations within these paintings do not contain social commentary, but are surreal depictions of the historical, and current treatment of indigenous peoples all over Canada. Destruction of stolen historic land, residential schools, pollution, MMIW2S (Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women, Girls and Two-Spirit People), and religious oppression, are not topics easily discussed or approached. The intended purpose of the visuals are to serve only as a catalyst for discussion and awareness. “Carl Beam: Columbus Suite” runs at AGS until July 30. Comprised of twelve large-scale etchings, Columbus Suite is one of Carl Beam’s most influential series. Created in 1990 ahead of the 500th anniversary of Christopher Columbus’ arrival in North America, Columbus Suite is one series in Carl Beam’s larger multimedia Columbus Project (1989 -1992). The art of Laurie J. Cochrane is also being exhibited through AGS at Sudbury Theatre Centre until June 20 and the art of Grant Neegan at the Laughing Buddha until July 11. More information is available on the AGS’ website.

Centre Club d’Âge d’Or de la Vallée

June activities 

Mondays knitting, Tuesdays bean bag toss, Wednesdays paper tole, Thursdays beading, Fridays darts and cribbage. Seniors’ dinner with entertainment on June 2 at 11 a.m., regular meeting and barbecue June 7 at 4 p.m. Carpentry runs Monday to Wednesday from 9 a.m. to noon. More information is available through the club’s Facebook page.

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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