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These personal stories from community members in connection with Greater Sudbury's rich history are made possible through the continued support of Orendorff & Associates as part of our Community Leaders Program.


Memory Lane: Readers share memories of the city’s centennial

Memory Lane: Readers share memories of the city’s centennial

A year of celebrations that included a hot air balloon festival, a birthday song contest and a cake that weighed nearly a tonne — these are just some of the recollections readers shared of the Nickel City’s centennial year in 1983
Memory Lane: Remembering Sudbury’s 100th birthday celebrations

Memory Lane: Remembering Sudbury’s 100th birthday celebrations

In 1983, the City of Sudbury celebrated its 100th anniversary. What do you remember about that banner year? Share your memories with Sudbury.com
Memory Lane: Readers share memories of Christmases past

Memory Lane: Readers share memories of Christmases past

We asked, you answered — remembering the holidays of yesteryear when downtown Sudbury was the bustling hub of the Christmas season
Memory Lane: Christmas shopping in the downtown of yesteryear

Memory Lane: Christmas shopping in the downtown of yesteryear

In this instalment of Memory Lane, Jason Marcon highlights the holiday shopping experience in downtown Sudbury from the Great War years to the birth of indoor malls in the 1970s, and he wants to know: what are your memories of Christmas shopping in the downtown Sudbury that was
Memory Lane: Y2K, ‘We all survived and life went on’

Memory Lane: Y2K, ‘We all survived and life went on’

Readers share their memories of Y2K, the societal effort of the late 1990s to update computer dating systems to prevent what many predicted would be dire consequences
Memory Lane: Remember when Y2K almost ended the world?

Memory Lane: Remember when Y2K almost ended the world?

In the 1990s as the world was rapidly digitizing, the Y2K computer problem galivanized governments around the world to spend billions to update computer systems to fix what amounted to a calendar issue. Share your memories of Y2K with Sudbury.com
Memory Lane: Readers share memories of Royal visits

Memory Lane: Readers share memories of Royal visits

With the passing of Queen Elizabeth II, Sudbury.com asked readers to share their remembrances of Royal visits to the Nickel City
Memory Lane: Remembering when the Royals came to town

Memory Lane: Remembering when the Royals came to town

With the passing of Queen Elizabeth II, Sudbury.com invites you to share your memories of encounters with royalty
Memory Lane: Remembering Eaton’s, a uniquely Canadian experience

Memory Lane: Remembering Eaton’s, a uniquely Canadian experience

We asked, you answered — here are your memories of shopping at Eaton’s
Memory Lane: What are your memories of shopping at Eaton’s?

Memory Lane: What are your memories of shopping at Eaton’s?

Now defunct, Eaton’s was part of Canadian life for more than 100 years