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Heart of Ruth Mission: 5th Annual Spaghetti Dinner

Heart of Ruth Mission is hosting our 5th Annual Spaghetti Dinner Fundraiser on January 13th, 2018 in Sudbury and this year will be bigger and better than ever! The night starts at 4pm at 430 Westmount Ave (in the Westmount Plaza) under the Christian Horizons sign. Live entertainment will begin at 5pm Brooke Bruce feat. Mike Mascioli!! Tickets are $10 and includes  a plate full of spaghetti, slice of garlic bread, caesar salad, a drink and an entrance to the door prize. This dinner is a drop in setting, welcoming guests anytime between 4-8pm. As always, they will have a variety of sauces......

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Canadian Blood Services needs your help!

Have you made your appointment to donate blood yet? What are you waiting for? Head over to www.blood.ca and register to donate this week. If you go in today until December 8th, you’ll be rewarded for your good deed with some delicious pizza. We spoke with Amy Gravelle, Event Coordinator at Canadian Blood Services, to find out what you need to know before you donate! Wondering if you’re eligible? Donors must be a minimum of 17 years of age Donors between the age of 17-23 must meet the height and weight requirements. Donors over the age of 23 must......

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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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