Arts & Culture #GreaterTogether

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Mayor Brian Bigger invites residents to come together to share inspiration, support and hope during these unprecedented times.

Greater Sudbury is a vibrant, artistic and cultural destination thanks to our many creative individuals and tireless volunteers whose organizations provide festivals, learning activities, workshops, performances and exhibitions.

Physical distancing to flatten the curve of the COVID-19 pandemic means event organizers and artists must be more creative than ever to uplift our spirits during these difficult times.

The City of Greater Sudbury has gathered resources and activities from across the web to make it easier for residents of all ages to find what they need to feed the mind and the spirit.

Check Important Links and the City of Greater Sudbury website at www.greatersudbury.ca/COVID for virtual events, activities and information. Stay connected by helping others, sharing your creativity or by asking questions. We're here to help.

Stay safe. Stay informed. Stay positive. We’ll get through this together. #greatertogether


Mayor Brian Bigger invites residents to come together to share inspiration, support and hope during these unprecedented times.

Greater Sudbury is a vibrant, artistic and cultural destination thanks to our many creative individuals and tireless volunteers whose organizations provide festivals, learning activities, workshops, performances and exhibitions.

Physical distancing to flatten the curve of the COVID-19 pandemic means event organizers and artists must be more creative than ever to uplift our spirits during these difficult times.

The City of Greater Sudbury has gathered resources and activities from across the web to make it easier for residents of all ages to find what they need to feed the mind and the spirit.

Check Important Links and the City of Greater Sudbury website at www.greatersudbury.ca/COVID for virtual events, activities and information. Stay connected by helping others, sharing your creativity or by asking questions. We're here to help.

Stay safe. Stay informed. Stay positive. We’ll get through this together. #greatertogether


  • NEW 2S-LGBTQ+ Older Adults (55+) Monthly Book Club

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    21 September, 2020
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    The 2S-LGBTQ+ older adults Book Club is run in partnership by Réseau ACCESS Network and the Greater Sudbury Public Library. This Book Club is intended for older adults (55+) who identify as 2S-LGBTQ+ members of community and their Allies. Sign up to receive handpicked books for the group! Then join us for a monthly discussion about the chosen books. The group will meet the first Wednesday of every month at 2:00 pm.

    Interested? Join us on October 7th to meet the group and pick our first title! Meetings will be held virtually through Zoom (phone, tablet, computer with microphone and/or camera needed). A link for the group will be provided upon registry.

    For more information, or to join: Email Adrienne at adriennem@reseauaccessnetwork.com, or call 705-688-0500, EXT 222

  • Festival alumni Serena Ryder, Hawksley Workman and Martine Fortin to perform at Sudbury’s first drive in concert

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    Sudbury’s first ever drive-in concert is approaching in less than two weeks. This is a real, live, in-person concert – enjoyed from the comfort of a vehicle. The event is presented by Northern Lights Festival Boréal, the organization behind the treasured music & arts fest, held each year in Bell Park, Sudbury. This special presentation will feature three amazing artists who have hit the Northern Lights Festival Boréal (NLFB) stages in past years. Festival alumni Serena Ryder, Hawksley Workman and Martine Fortin are all ready to triumphant returns, just under a format that is a little different than in the past.

    https://nlfb.ca/festival-alumni-serena-ryder-hawksley-workman-and-martine-fortin-to-perform-at-sudburys-first-drive-in-concert/

  • Former Sudburian Cheryl Cerri got patriotic during pandemic with DIY music videos

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    05 August, 2020
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    One video features Canada’s national anthem, the other an original patriotic song penned by Cerri.

    Check out the article on Sudbury.com here: https://www.sudbury.com/lifestyle/inspiring-artists-former-sudburian-cheryl-cerri-got-patriotic-during-pandemic-with-diy-music-videos-2612050

    See Cheryl's music videos on her YouTube channel here: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCusPeuXyWipxSMYpIakPdOg

  • Café Heritage Concert: Denise Vaillancourt, Thursday July 9, 2020

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    09 July, 2020
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    Live online concert, 7 p.m. on Thursday, July 9, 2020.

    Visit cafeheritage.ca for more information and to watch Denise Vaillancourt in concert.

    www.cafeheritage.ca

  • The Lounge: Go North Music Festival

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    30 June, 2020
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    Just because the Canada Day Celebrations will be over doesn't mean the music has to stop!

    Join us this Thursday, July 2, on our website or Facebook page for a livestream concert curated by the Go North Music Festival. The Go North Music Festival is a one-day music festival held on Beautiful St. Joseph Island. The day-long, family-friendly event primarily features a variety of musical acts from across Canada. The music ranges from blues and folk, to rock and pop, with a focus on new music and excellent local talent.

    This Livestream concert will feature music from Frank Deresti, Jesse Merineau, and The Fast Romantics. Check out the Facebook Event for updates on the concert and visit our page in the weeks to come to learn more about the exciting concerts and events that will be featured at The Lounge.

  • SUBMISSIONS OPEN: Northern Ontario Songwriters Challenge 2020

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    30 June, 2020
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    CION has launched its call for submissions for the 2020 edition of the Northern Ontario Songwriters Challenge. This year's songwriting mentors are Meg Remy from U.S. Girls and Jasmyn Burke from Weaves, along with Matt Wiewel from Deadpan Studios.

    Due to COVID-19, the 2020 event will take place entirely online. While this is a change from previous versions of the event, the Northern Ontario Songwriters Challenge still promises to develop up-and-coming songwriters. Participants will also learn entirely new skills relating to collaborating and recording over distances.

    To participate you will need an up-to-date computer and a high speed internet.

    Click here for more details and to apply

  • 100 Sudbury Choristers and Frontline Workers Serenade the Country

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    26 June, 2020
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    The virtual mass choir includes members of The Bel Canto Chorus, Nickel City Sound, Sudbury Chamber Singers, Sudbury Studio Singers, and YSS. They are joined by local essential service workers from Greater Sudbury EMS, Fire, Police Services, Health Sciences North, Pioneer Manor, and Public Health Sudbury & Districts, as well as several community leaders. The performance will premiere the morning of June 30th on local media and on the Young Sudbury Singer’s YouTube channel https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCiIGFp9KqI-XVAoP_A19uyA

    Sudbury Celebrates Canada Day on July 1st will also feature this performance as part of their Virtual Event: https://www.sciencenorth.ca/canada-day

  • Virtual Canada Day Celebration

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    26 June, 2020
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    Celebrate our nation’s birthday with the whole family in the comfort of your own space! This year, we are switching to a virtual event to celebrate our country, people, culture and values. In partnership with the City of Greater Sudbury, the Sudbury Multicultural-Folk Arts Association, and Northern Lights Festival Boréal, we are bringing Canada Day to you and planning a day full of virtual fun with multicultural entertainment, cool science, kids’ activities, arts and crafts, and a whole lot more. This free family friendly event will be taking place from 2 to 4 p.m. and from 6 to 8 p.m on. Wednesday, July 1, 2020 and will be available to stream on social media, CTV Northern Ontario’s website, and EastLink TV. Join us for great fun and great entertainment!

  • "Heart to Home" Virtual Block Party Concerts, June 21 to 27

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    25 June, 2020
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    Thanks to Canadian Heritage (building communities through arts and culture) and Greater Sudbury Healthy Community Initiatives, Café Heritage Productions is pleased to announce that Rayside-Balfour Heritage Days is going VIRTUAL with its HEART to HOME Concert Series. 13 incredible one-hour concerts with 2 shows starting at 7:00 and 8:00 p.m. every night starting Sunday June 21 and ending Saturday June 27. Kindly go to www.cafeheritage.ca and ENJOY. We would appreciate your feedback at garyjm@sympatico.ca.



  • Café Heritage

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    16 June, 2020
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    Café Heritage has as its mission to Envision, Excite, Enlist, Embrace, Engage and Empower Greater Sudbury in celebrating our diverse cultures and heritage. The preservation and promotion include multi-media stage productions, festival, events, summer concerts, story telling and a vocal competition for aspiring children and youth.

    www.cafeheritage.ca