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BE PART OF A MILESTONE WITH NORTHERN LIGHTS FESTIVAL BORÉAL

BE PART OF A MILESTONE WITH NORTHERN LIGHTS FESTIVAL BORÉAL

Ah, volunteers, those kind-hearted souls who donate their time and efforts to make things run smoothly. Talk about putting thought into action, these people aren’t satisfied to sit back and enjoy the show – they want to be right in the thick of it! Volunteers are undeniably at the heart & soul of Northern Lights Festival Boréal, with a crop of veteran volunteers who return year after year turning the festival into something more like a family reunion. Boasting volunteers who were literally there from the very beginning 45 years ago it truly takes a village to make festival...

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Indie Cinema Tells All: Everything You Need to Know About Queer North Film Festival!

Indie Cinema Tells All: Everything You Need to Know About Queer North Film Festival!

From June 22-26, Sudbury will be hosting Queer North Film Festial (QNFF); our first LGBT film festival! There are many LGBT festivals in southern Ontario that draw films and viewers from around the world, but this is the first time that Sudbury will be home to a film fest that focuses on LGBT content and creation. Beth Mairs, Project Manager of Indie Cinema and the mastermind behind Best of Hot Docs Sudbury, Women in Film Wednesdays, and many other local film projects, is also responsible for QNFF!  Here, she gives us all the details about the festival. When did...

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SUDBURY GETS IN ON THE ZOMBIE FAN CULTURE

SUDBURY GETS IN ON THE ZOMBIE FAN CULTURE

There is nothing we love better over here at Our Crater than a creative Sudbury project! The Last of the Lost is no exception, presenting a multi layered story in a post zombie apocalyptic world using a motion comic style format they’ll be throwing a launch party to premiere their very first episode and Overtime Sports Bar & Grill on June 9th! With the success of shows like the Walking Dead and its spin off Fear the Walking Dead there’s no question zombie fandom is at its height these days. Local artist Rob Sachetto, Trevor TenHave and Kyler Green...

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A MAGAZINE ABOUT ANYONE – REALLY ANYONE!

A MAGAZINE ABOUT ANYONE – REALLY ANYONE!

A magazine about anyone, it’s something of a Seinfeld-esque concept but this is just what the new Anyone Zine is all about. A publication to showcase the unique stories Sudbury and its people have to tell, written by anyone, about anyone. The brainchild of collaborative workspace Anywhere Creator Space the zine has been popping up all over the city and creating an excited buzz in its path. We got in touch with Ella Myers to answer all your burning questions about this latest Sudbury publication. Tell us more about Anyone Zine?  Anyone Zine is a product of the Anywhere...

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LAST CALL FOR VENDORS AT NORTHERN LIGHTS FESTIVAL BORÉAL 45

LAST CALL FOR VENDORS AT NORTHERN LIGHTS FESTIVAL BORÉAL 45

It’s not too late to join Northern Lights Festival Boréal (NLFB) as a vendor for their 45th anniversary season! As one of the biggest events of the summer season if you’re a crafter wanting to show off your wares, non-profit looking to spread the word, or have a yummy festival treat to share this is not one to miss! NLFB boasts an impressive turn out of as many as 15,000 music lovers and are looking for unique vendors, products, and food to complete the festival experience. Last minute applications are still being accepted at the NLFB website with a...

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UP HERE BRINGS DOWNTOWN SUDBURY TO NEW HEIGHTS

UP HERE BRINGS DOWNTOWN SUDBURY TO NEW HEIGHTS

The recently renamed Up Here is back to paint the town – whatever the hell colour they want! With new murals to be popping up in our downtown core and a literal crap-ton of new acts to pay witness to it’s going to be a weekend for the books! You can get your passports now for the Early Bird rate of $110 here with tickets for individual shows will be up May 24th a 12 p.m.. You’d better get yours before they sell out but if you need some convincing the below should do the trick… Thursday August 11th...

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Trendsetter Thursday: For the love of loafers

Trendsetter Thursday: For the love of loafers

Welcome to Our Crater’s Trendsetter Thursday microblog! Here we show you our favourite looks and styles and give you some of our top fashion tips and tricks. Have any ideas for upcoming microblogs or want to know how to wear a particular item? Send to message to info@ourcrater.com and you might see it in a future post! Favorite Fashion Item: Loafers (aka the new ballet flat) What’s the deal with loafers you ask? Well, they’re originally a men’s shoe, they’ve been around since the Victorian era (I think), and they are cute, comfortable, and stylish as hell, so why...

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It Might Get Noisy: Getting to Know Greys

It Might Get Noisy: Getting to Know Greys

Toronto’s post-punk group Greys are coming to Sudbury for what will be the kick-off of a 14-city North American tour, beginning in our own crater, and stopping in Chicago, Vancouver, Portland, Los Angeles and Denver just to mention a few. In advance of their show on May 27th at The Asylum (19 Regent St, for those looking), we managed to get a hold of singer/guitarist Shehzaad Jiwani to find out a bit more about Greys! The first thing we’d like to know, Shehzaad, is, what made you guys decide to come to Sudbury to kick-off your tour?  We’ve never...

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ENJOY THE VIP EXPERIENCE WITH DOWNTOWN MOVIE LOUNGE

ENJOY THE VIP EXPERIENCE WITH DOWNTOWN MOVIE LOUNGE

I know we’re all sick of seeing photos of all our friends down south at the movies with their cushy reclining chairs and enjoying a nice glass of wine or a beer at their seats. Good news is we don’t have to be jealous anymore! With the opening of Sudbury’s latest theatre the Downtown Movie Lounge it’s time to get comfortable and enjoy the high life in their new location at the former Rainbow Cinema. We got in touch with Downtown Movie Lounge and got the scoop on our latest addition to the entertainment scene.  Tell us more about...

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Spotify Playlist: Stoked and Broke

Spotify Playlist: Stoked and Broke

What’s that sound? Oh right, it’s the sound of the winds of freedom. The school year is finally over and if you ignore the whole summer job to pay your tuition thing, you have complete freedom! No more homework, no more studying, no more class, only endless sunbeams, bon fires, and chillaxing at Bell Park. Here’s an hour and a half of pump up music to get you excited for the warm, stress free days ahead. Turn it up ladies n’ gents!  

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