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Sudbury Yogathon for Mental Health

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?

#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

#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

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

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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A NIGHT WITH A VIEW AT THE GROTTO

A NIGHT WITH A VIEW AT THE GROTTO

The Grotto is one of Sudbury’s best kept secrets. Tucked away on Van Horne St you wouldn’t really know it was there unless you were looking for it. It’s a great location for a casual walk and with those roman columns and fountain its no wonder this spot is a prime location for photo shoots of all kinds!  Everyone’s favourite hidden gem is about to get blown with A Night at the Grotto presented by Medi-I-Well. But with proceeds going back into the community to four different local charities, I think we’re ok with it! The night will feature...

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NHL X NEO Kids: Hockey Superstars Headed to Sudbury!

NHL X NEO Kids: Hockey Superstars Headed to Sudbury!

He shoots, he scores! Grab your family and friends and come see NHL superstars like Nick Foligno, Marcus Foligno, Andrew Desjardins, Derek MacKenzie, Zack Stortini and more live in action! The hockey pros will be taking on health pros from Health Sciences North in a battle on the ice to save lives at the Gerry McCrory Countryside Sports Complex. After the game, fans can even grab an autograph from their favourite player!   Tickets are $22 and can be purchased through the Sudbury Arena website or at the box office at 240 Elgin Street. The game is being hosted...

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Top 5 Places to go on a First Date In Sudbury

Top 5 Places to go on a First Date In Sudbury

I have never been a fan of taking girls to the movies or a club for a first date. At the movies you just sit there and stare at a screen and debate weather or not you should grab her hand. At a Club you can’t hear anything… You need to scream to even have a slight conversation. You may not think the same as I do but I like to be able to talk to her and get to know her in a comfortable atmosphere. So if you have a first date or a second or a third...

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Get down and dirty at the 3rd annual Mudmoiselle!

Get down and dirty at the 3rd annual Mudmoiselle!

The Canadian Cancer Society is pleased to host its 3rd annual Mudmoiselle; Ladies Mud Run. The event takes place Saturday, August 20th at Rotary Park-Adanac Ski Hill. Get down and dirty! Get ready for a day of mud, sweat and cheers! The Mudmoiselle obstacle course is a 5K stretch of the muckiest, filthiest, slimiest mud. This women’s-only event is open to ladies of all shapes, sizes and fitness levels. Whether you’re used to running marathons, running around the office or running after your kids. It’s where your inner child runs free while testing your endurance, strength and determination. But...

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Overcoming Adversity: Gabriel Rodrigues and the Brain Tumour Foundation of Canada

Overcoming Adversity: Gabriel Rodrigues and the Brain Tumour Foundation of Canada

Meet Gabriel Rodrigues, a Laurentian and Cambrian graduate (as well as a former star soccer player for the Voyageurs), who has been all over the news lately.  Gabriel has quite the story to tell. At an early age (around 7 years old) he was suffering from some constant dizziness, double vision, and even woke up regularly from night terrors. Obviously a concerning matter, Rodrigues’ family sent him through a gauntlet of medical appointments, culminating in a CT scan confirming a parent’s nightmare… Gabriel had a brain tumour. Following this diagnosis, he was brought to Sick Kids Toronto for surgery, upon...

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