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Greater Sudbury has a new food strategy!

The Greater Sudbury Food Policy Council and the Social Planning Council of Sudbury launched The Greater Sudbury Food Strategy this week! The two part event consisted of a workshop session with 60 key stakeholders from various organizations gathering to commit to implement the 5 Pillars of the Food Strategy. The second part was an evening celebration with 160 people in attendance who enjoyed an all-local dinner, live music and a presentation of the Food Strategy. This document has been in planning and development for several years and is is the hope that the Food Strategy will be adopted to guide......

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Get Involved: Lockerby Kids Caring for Kids Cancer Drive

On October 26th, 2017, Lockerby Composite School will be hosting their annual Kids Caring For Kids Cancer Drive! Students will be canvassing the Greater Sudbury Area to raise funds for the Northern Cancer Foundation and Sudbury’s pediatric cancer care center. This great charity fundraiser began nearly 22 years ago; we talked to Lockerby student and committee co-chair Mia Jensen about the history of the Cancer Drive and how our whole community can get involved this year! Can you tell us a little bit about the Lockerby Kids Caring for Kids Cancer Drive? When was it founded, and why? Lockerby......

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Local charity teams up with local restaurants for delicious fundraiser.

If you could help someone by just eating dinner would you? This Wednesday, April 26, 2017 A Taste For Life returns to local restaurants in support of Réseau Access Network. By dining out for lunch or dinner on this day with one or the participating restaurants 25% of your bill will go directly towards Réseau Access Network’s many programs that help facilitate healthy lifestyles for those affected by HIV and Hepatitis. Some of Réseau Access Network’s programs include offering clinical services, case management, safe needle packages, needle cleanups, safe sex education, and nutrient rich groceries. A Taste For Life......

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Sudbury Makes Strides In The Fight Against Cystic Fibrosis

Join The Walk to Make Cystic Fibrosis History on Sunday, May 28th at Kivi Park! Sudbury will be one of the many cities participating in the annual walk and money raised goes towards world-class research and to advocate high-quality individual CF care. The 3.5 kilometre Green Trail at Kivi Park will be dedicated to the walk but participants will have access to the full park. “We are excited to be able to support groups like Cystic Fibrosis Canada and their effort to raise money and awareness about our country’s most common fatal genetic disease,” said Melissa Sheridan, Park Leader,......

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The Canadian Cancer Society is looking for volunteers!

April is Daffodil Month and the Canadian Cancer Society has partnered with Loblaw’s chain grocery stores and other businesses to sell daffodil pins and fresh flowers at select locations. The Canadian Cancer Society is looking for individuals who would like to volunteer their time to make this annual campaign a success. “Volunteering during Daffodil Month is incredibly special as it allows you to help raise funds for cancer research and to support those living with cancer. It also allows you to get out into your community and raise awareness. Many people will stop to chat with us volunteers and......

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Sudbury Yogathon for Mental Health

The Sudbury Yogathon for Mental Health is a one-day community event in support of mental health awareness throughout Greater Sudbury.  The Yogathon hopes to engage community members of all fitness levels, and to be an easy-going day of levelled yoga styles.All proceeds from the event will be donated to NISA/Northern Initiative for Social Action, a peer-run mental health organization providing vital services and programs to people with lived experience of mental illness. We spoke with Emily Zanini to find out more about the event and how we can get involved again! “Sometimes medication just isn’t enough. You need to be......

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#SNEscape: Will you make it out?

You’re sitting in the waiting room at CortX Laboratories watching an orientation video when all of the sudden something happens…before you know it, you have 45 minutes to escape before becoming a part of the experiment. Solve the puzzles and crack the codes to freedom while collecting evidence along the way! This scenario comes to life in Science North’s newest installation, the Escape Room. The Escape Room opened on January 20, 2017 after more than a year of hard work by Science North’s blue coats. The Escape Room was chosen as the newest installation at Science North because, “we......

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#cansforchristmas Movement

We’ve had a few snowfalls, and the cold is starting to come across Sudbury. Holiday Songs are starting to be played everywhere. Yippee! Christmas is on its way! Many of you may be as excited as me, but this year I had my eyes opened to the fact that many people see Christmas as a stressful time of year. Not everyone is as fortunate as you are. Yes, we always hear that. But it is very much a reality.  Check-out the recent article in the Sudbury Star here. This article explains that 1 in 10 Sudburians suffer from “Food......

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Celebrate Life in Full Colour: Colours of Hope 5K Sudbury

Add a splash of colour to your running calendar and join the Canadian Cancer Society for the 4th annual Colours of Hope 5k on Saturday, October 15th, 2016. Participants will be transformed in more ways than one during this non-competitive, family fun-filled event which celebrates life and raises important funds to fight cancer. This event is open to both women and men, all age levels! Participants will be splashed with vibrant colours as they walk, run or strut their way through the beautiful trails at Moonlight Beach and Lake Laurentian Conservation. This is one colourful event you do not......

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Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation CIBC Run for the Cure

The Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation CIBC Run for the Cure is Canada’s largest, single-day, community-driven, fundraising event in support of breast cancer research, health education and advocacy programs. Sunday, October 2nd marks Sudbury’s 19th local CIBC Run for the Cure event. Over the last 18 events, Sudbury has raised over $3.4 million for the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation. What is the fundraising goal for this year and how close are you to reaching that goal? This year, our goal is to raise $115,000 for the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation! With online donations alone, our participants have raised around $25,000.......

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