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Things do to in Sudbury, July 30 to Aug. 1

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July 30

Music: Live music is returning to Manitoulin Island on Friday courtesy of Country 103’s August Long Country Jam and featuring Kelsi Mayne (pictured), Jason McCoy and The River Town Saints. The live show will be hosted at the Flat Rock Entertainment Centre, home of the Manitoulin Country Fest near Little Current, on July 30 beginning at 6 p.m. Doors open at 6 p.m. and the show begins at 7 p.m. Tickets for the show are available at www.showpass.com/august-long-country-jam.

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Health: Public Health Sudbury and Districts is offering a number of COVID-19 vaccination opportunities for the week of July 26. To book online, visit www.covid-19.ontario.ca/book-vaccine or call 705-674-2299 (toll-free at 1-800-708-2505). For a list of scheduled clinics visit www.phsd.ca/COVID-19/vaccine-clinics. Friday, July 30 – Pop-up clinic at Valley East Public Library and Citizen Service Centre, Valley East. Mobile clinic at Espanola Mall, 800 Centre Street, Espanola. Walk-in-only clinic at Carmichael Arena, Greater Sudbury.

City: The City of Greater Sudbury and WZMH Architects are now ready to show what they have in mind for the Junction East project. Based on feedback from the community and key stakeholders, WZMH Architects has developed a conceptual design for the facility. More information is available at overtoyou.greatersudbury.ca/. People can also view and provide feedback on the design at overtoyou.greatersudbury.ca/ until July 30. In addition, the company has released a video, which can be viewed at https://youtu.be/WZ59kiiPNbA.

Art: Perivale Gallery’s 7th Annual In the Spirit of Tom Thomson and the Group of Seven show runs daily, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., until Aug. 8. Images of all of the works are available online at bit.ly/3roTBka. Visitors can vote for their top three favourite pieces for the People’s Choice Award. Votes can also be made on the Perivale Gallery Facebook page by liking the artists’ works. This year, Canada’s favourite cartoonist, Lynn Johnston, has submitted a painting to the show as a fundraiser for the Canadian Liver Foundation. More info: Info@PerivaleGallery.com, 705-210-0290, 1320 Perivale Road East, Spring Bay, Manitoulin Island.

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Photography: Kathy Browning’s photographic exhibition entitled New Zealand will be shown at the Art Gallery of Sudbury July21-Sept. 5. Browning is a retired Laurentian University Faculty of Education professor of visual arts. The gallery is located at 251 John St.

Family: A Sudbury-owned business is making a splash this summer by bringing a new traveling inflatable water park to Chelmsford in August. After a stint at a private resort near Niagara Falls, Splash N Go Adventure Parks will be setting up at Vermillion Lake Park from Aug. 1 to 15. Due to COVID-19 protocols, the park will be operating at 75 per cent of its 135-person capacity as restrictions allow. Tickets can be purchased online for four 1.5-hour sessions throughout the day at 11 a.m., 1 p.m., 3 p.m. and 5 p.m. to allow for contact tracing and social distancing. Passes will be available starting July 14 for $25, tax included, per person and include full access to the park. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit www.splashngo.ca.

Health: Public Health Sudbury and Districts is offering vaccine clinics to help children under 11 catch up on routine and required immunizations. Appointment-based clinics will run every Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. from July 14 to Aug. 31. Note: COVID-19 vaccines will not be available at catch-up clinics. Evening appointments will also be available on Thursdays upon request. The clinics will be held at various locations, including the Gerry McCrory Countryside Sports Complex, Carmichael Arena, Centennial Community Centre and Arena, and the Dr. Edgar Leclair Community Centre and Arena. Parents or legal guardians can make an appointment by calling public health at 705-522-9200, ext. 458.

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Art: Galerie du Nouvel-Ontario welcomes artist Sonia Ekiyor-Katimi as part of an “at home” residency for July and August. “My aim,” Ekiyor-Katimi writes, “is to unveil the ways in which queer people of different backgrounds have experienced desire, secret communication, shame, vulnerability, and comfort.” For more information about Tenderly Coded, to go gn-o.org/en/, call 705-673-4927 or 1-877-358-6615, or email info@gn-o.org.

Fundraiser: Northern Survey Supply Canada has launched an initiative called the Cross-Canada Challenge, during which it hopes to raise $5,500 (the distance, coincidentally, from the Pacific to the Atlantic coast). NSS is challenging its colleagues and local mining and mining supply services organizations to get on board to promote regular exercise within their organizations as a means to enhanced health and well-being. NSS Canada has set up a GoFundMe at gofundme.com/f/nsscanada and participants are encouraged to download the Strava app to join the NSS Canada club (strava.com/clubs/NSSCanada) to track their kilometres — either walking, running, cycling or swimming. The first team to log 5,500 km wins the challenge and prizes. For more information on NSS Canada or the Cross-Canada Challenge, visit nsscanada.com. Find it on social media at linktr.ee/nsscanada.

July 31

Health: Public Health Sudbury and Districts is offering COVID-19 vaccination opportunities for the week of July 26. To book online, visit www.covid-19.ontario.ca/book-vaccine or call 705-674-2299 (toll-free at 1-800-708-2505). For a list of scheduled clinics visit www.phsd.ca/COVID-19/vaccine-clinics. Saturday, July 31. – Pop-up clinic at Bell Park, Grace Hartman Amphitheatre, Greater Sudbury. Mobile clinic at Elgin Street/CP Rail lot, 79 Elgin Street, Greater Sudbury. Appointment and walk-in clinic at Centennial Community Centre and Arena, Hanmer.

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Pre-order: Ukrainian garlic appetizers, a hot luncheon, and even fresh garlic will be available at the Ukrainian Seniors’ Centre on Notre Dame Avenue 11 a.m.-1:30 p.m., curbside pick-up only. Fresh cabbage rolls and pyrohy are $10/dozen; balabushky (stuffed rolls with potato and cheddar) to take home and heat are two for $3; garllos (phyllo rolled with a spinach mixture) to take home and bake are two for $3; Kozak patties (savoury ground beef in curry pastry) to take home and eat are two for $3; sausage tartlets (spicy sausage with onions, olives, mushrooms and cheddar in a tart shell) are two for $3; and garlic butter tarts are two for $3. A hot lunch featuring pyrohy, cabbage rolls and patchyky (meat stick) is $12. All items have to be pre-ordered by Aug. 19. Two garlic vendors will also be on site on Aug. 22. Garlic can be purchased through pre-orders by contacting the vendors – Simon Deboer of Langside Farms (sbdeboer@hurontel.on.ca) or Jim and Janice Jones of Big Ass Garlic (bigassgarlic@hotmail.com) – in advance. The garlic can then be picked up curbside at the Ukrainian Seniors’ Centre.

Music: Jazz Sudbury, in partnership with the Downtown Sudbury BIA, will be presenting more talented local jazz artists this summer. Join them at the corner of Durham and Cedar this summer. Two free concerts will be presented each Saturday morning beginning at 10 until Sept. 11. The official event page will be pinned to the Jazz Sudbury Facebook page at www.facebook.com/JazzSudbury, which will be updated with artist information. Public safety protocol will be in place. These events will also be streamed live at bit.ly/2Ul9MTM and available for viewing on the Jazz Sudbury YouTube channel.

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Food: Sudbury Market, located off of York Street, is open Thursdays from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m., and Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. For more, go to info@sudburymarket.ca, www.sudburymarket.ca, or call 705-586-1902. Masks are mandatory. Customers encouraged to email or call vendors in advance of the Market to arrange for pre-orders. Find vendor contact information on the Vendor Page. All products will be pre-packaged, in compliance with health and safety requirements. Maintain a distance of two metres/six feet apart from others at all times. Take notice of new signs posted at the entrance and around the Market.

Music and theatre: YES Theatre’s summer program consists of streamed and in-person events. Live from the Grotto runs Aug. 31-Sept. 19, and features three concerts from the Grotto (Through Rose Coloured Glasses, Ghosts of Broadway, A Song to the Moon). Night Owl Cabaret Series runs various nights from July 16-Aug. 14. Watch livestreamed cabaret shows created and performed by YES Theatre artists. Take Out Cabarets run during July and August, and allows people to invite neighbours and family to take to the driveway or the grass for a special one-hour concert presented by YES Theatre artists. Tickets at www.yestheatre.com.

Art: Perivale Gallery’s 7th Annual In the Spirit of Tom Thomson and the Group of Seven show runs daily, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., until Aug. 8. Images of all of the works are available online at bit.ly/3roTBka. Visitors can vote for their top three favourite pieces for the People’s Choice Award. Votes can also be made on the Perivale Gallery Facebook page by liking the artists’ works. This year, Canada’s favourite cartoonist, Lynn Johnston, has submitted a painting to the show as a fundraiser for the Canadian Liver Foundation. More info: Info@PerivaleGallery.com, 705-210-0290, 1320 Perivale Road East, Spring Bay, Manitoulin Island.

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Photography: Kathy Browning’s photographic exhibition entitled New Zealand will be shown at the Art Gallery of Sudbury July21-Sept. 5. Browning is a retired Laurentian University Faculty of Education professor of visual arts. The gallery is located at 251 John St.

Art: Galerie du Nouvel-Ontario welcomes artist Sonia Ekiyor-Katimi as part of an “at home” residency for July and August. “My aim,” Ekiyor-Katimi writes, “is to unveil the ways in which queer people of different backgrounds have experienced desire, secret communication, shame, vulnerability, and comfort.” For more information about Tenderly Coded, to go gn-o.org/en/, call 705-673-4927 or 1-877-358-6615, or email info@gn-o.org.

Food: St Mary’s Ukrainian Catholic Church, 40 Notre Dame Ave., sells Ukrainian food every Saturday from 10 a.m. to 12 noon (Back door of church, off the parking lot). Stop by and pick up. Pyrohy (potato/cheddar $10 dozen or sauerkraut $10 dozen). Cabbage rolls (with meat $10 dozen or rice only $10 dozen). Borscht $10 a jar.

Education: Sudbury Catholic District School Board has invited parents and students in all grades to register with Sudbury Catholic Schools for the 2021-22 school year. Parents can register their children for Kindergarten, for those turning four years of age on or before Dec. 31. For a full list of English Catholic elementary schools, visit www.sudburycatholicschools.ca. For information about registering, go to www.sudburycatholicschools.ca/registration.

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50/50 draw: St. Joseph’s Foundation has launched 50/50 Draw to raise money for continuing care in Sudbury. To purchase tickets, visit St. Joseph’s secure portal at www.stjoessudbury5050.ca.

Music: Northern Arts Festival, put on by the Sudbury Performance Group. All performances will be livestreamed from The Coulson Nightclub, from to 9 p.m., on Sudbury Performance Group’s Facebook page. Concerts are free. The shows will be held every Saturday evening until Aug. 21. For more, go to sudburyperformancegroup@gmail.com.

Aug. 1

Health: Public Health Sudbury and Districts is offering a number of COVID-19 vaccination opportunities for the week of July 26. To book online, visit www.covid-19.ontario.ca/book-vaccine or call 705-674-2299 (toll-free at 1-800-708-2505). For a list of scheduled clinics visit www.phsd.ca/COVID-19/vaccine-clinics. Sunday, Aug. 1 – Mobile clinic at Moonlight Beach, Greater Sudbury.

Photography: Kathy Browning’s photographic exhibition entitled New Zealand will be shown at the Art Gallery of Sudbury July21-Sept. 5. Browning is a retired Laurentian University Faculty of Education professor of visual arts. The gallery is located at 251 John St.

Family: A Sudbury-owned business is making a splash this summer by bringing a new traveling inflatable water park to Chelmsford in August. After a stint at a private resort near Niagara Falls, Splash N Go Adventure Parks will be setting up at Vermillion Lake Park from Aug. 1 to 15. Due to COVID-19 protocols, the park will be operating at 75 per cent of its 135-person capacity as restrictions allow. Tickets can be purchased online for four 1.5-hour sessions throughout the day at 11 a.m., 1 p.m., 3 p.m. and 5 p.m. to allow for contact tracing and social distancing. Passes will be available starting July 14 for $25, tax included, per person and include full access to the park. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit www.splashngo.ca.

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Music and theatre: YES Theatre’s summer program consists of streamed and in-person events. Live from the Grotto runs Aug. 31-Sept. 19, and features three concerts from the Grotto (Through Rose Coloured Glasses, Ghosts of Broadway, A Song to the Moon). Night Owl Cabaret Series runs various nights from July 16-Aug. 14. Watch livestreamed cabaret shows created and performed by YES Theatre artists. Take Out Cabarets run during July and August, and allows people to invite neighbours and family to take to the driveway or the grass for a special one-hour concert presented by YES Theatre artists. Tickets at www.yestheatre.com.

Music: Tickets are on sale for legendary rockers George Thorogood and the Destroyers, who are bringing their latest tour, Good to be Bad: 45 years of Rock, to the Sudbury Arena on May 13, 2022. Tickets start at $59 and go are on at greatersudbury.ca/tickets.

50/50 draw: St. Joseph’s Foundation has launched 50/50 Draw to raise money for continuing care in Sudbury. To purchase tickets, visit St. Joseph’s secure portal at www.stjoessudbury5050.ca.

Art: Perivale Gallery’s 7th Annual In the Spirit of Tom Thomson runs daily, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., until Aug. 8. Images of all of the works are available online at bit.ly/3roTBka. Visitors can vote for their top three favourite pieces for the People’s Choice Award. Votes can also be made on the Perivale Gallery Facebook page by liking the artists’ works. This year, Canada’s favourite cartoonist, Lynn Johnston, has submitted a painting to the show as a fundraiser for the Canadian Liver Foundation. More info: Info@PerivaleGallery.com, 705-210-0290, 1320 Perivale Road East, Spring Bay, Manitoulin Island.

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Theatre: Due to the high level of interest, Sudbury Theatre Centre is offering additional camps open to students aged 8-12. Musical theatre camp 2 will run Aug. 9-13. Each week-long day camp runs Monday to Friday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and enrolment is limited to 12 students per week. Registration discounts apply when booking more than one class or registering multiple children in the same family. For more information, including registration forms, visit sudburytheatre.com/summer-theatre. You may also contact the box office at boxoffice@sudburytheatre.ca or 705-674-8381 ext. 21.

Health: The Northern Cancer Foundation has launched its new Do-It-Yourself (DIY) online fundraising platform. Every year, the NCF said it is the charitable recipient of many lemonade stands, school dress-down days, birthdays and athletic challenges, but COVID-19 has changed the way donors can raise funds. In response, the NCF DIY website gives interested fundraisers digital tools to create their own fundraiser. Register your DIY fundraiser at bit.ly/NCF-DIY. Visit the NCF DIY site to learn more about online fundraising. A video tutorial is also available at vimeo.com/531988594. You can also donate at www.ncfsudbury.com.

Fundraiser: Northern Survey Supply Canada has launched an initiative called the Cross-Canada Challenge, during which it hopes to raise $5,500 (the distance, coincidentally, from the Pacific to the Atlantic coast). NSS is challenging its colleagues and local mining and mining supply services organizations to get on board to promote regular exercise within their organizations as a means to enhanced health and well-being. NSS Canada has set up a GoFundMe at gofundme.com/f/nsscanada and participants are encouraged to download the Strava app to join the NSS Canada club (strava.com/clubs/NSSCanada) to track their kilometres — either walking, running, cycling or swimming. The first team to log 5,500 km wins the challenge and prizes. For more information on NSS Canada or the Cross-Canada Challenge, visit nsscanada.com. Find it on social media at linktr.ee/nsscanada.

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