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1Saves8 Crusades For Organ Donation

The entire city felt the loss May 2015 when beloved radio host Rich Griffin passed away suddenly. The loss was not entirely without hope though as Rich, a registered organ donor was able to save 5 lives and impact countless others. “Rich had a big heart, and it now beats on. Yours can too”, this is the message we saw displayed on Kingsway Boulevard with the launch of 1Saves8, founded by wife Nancy Griffin, and has been an inspiration to us all of how simple it can be to have a huge impact. With their Griff’s Anatomy Gala coming......

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GET A TASTE FOR LIFE TODAY!

Don’t have any dinner plans yet? Perfect! Réseau ACCESS Network wants to invite you out for A Taste for Life! At the networks annual fundraiser 25% of the sale of meals at participating restaurants go right back to Réseau ACCESS Network allowing them to continue providing vital services to the community. What services you ask? Réseau ACCESS Network provides direct client services (such as counselling, case management etc.), education and prevention services, and volunteer services for those living with HIV/AIDS, HEP C or at risk of contracting. Join Réseau ACCESS Network  for lunch or dinner today at any of......

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Northern Ontario PR Celebrates 1 Year

Publicity/media relations, social media management and event planning are a few of the services offered by Northern Ontario PR – a public relations company based in Sudbury servicing Northern Ontario. After 5 years experience in the media industry, Michelle TenHave decided it was time to be her own boss and start her PR company. Northern Ontario PR celebrated 1 year in business earlier this month and we had a chance to sit down with Michelle to learn more about Northern Ontario PR and what she’s been working on lately! What’s the story behind Northern Ontario PR? I have worked in the......

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Canadian Cancer Society will Paint the Downtown Yellow!

Did you know that April is Daffodil Month? The Canadian Cancer Society hosts Daffodil Month, their largest campaign, to raise funds for vital cancer research and support services. Last year, in honour of Daffodil Month, the Canadian Cancer Society, Sudbury& District office created Paint the Downtown Yellow – which raised $1,486.87 –  and the Bankers Corner Challenge – which raised $6,403.57 overall. This year’s Bankers Corner Challenge takes place today from 12:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. with TD, Scotia, BMO and RBX competing from 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. and the Downtown Sudbury Businesses -Downtown Sudbury Group, Vianet, Fuel Multimedia and SRO......

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Take a Walk Down Taste Street

This year marks the third annual Taste St. fundraising event, hosted by the Health Sciences North Foundation. The 2016 theme is “Graffiti Alley”, which will be an evening filled with food and drink from over 15 local vendors. Read on to find out all of the details about this year’s fundraiser, their vendors, and find out how you can get your hands on some tickets to Walt Disney World! What can we expect at this year’s Taste St. event? What is the theme, and how will it differ from previous years? On Friday, April 1, 2016, Health Sciences North......

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Laurentian’s Relay for Life: A Walk to Remember

Event: March 5th, 2016 – 7:30 p.m. to 7:30 a.m. @ Ben Avery Gymnasium Website: www.relayforlife.ca/laurentianu Cancer is a disease that affects us all, either directly or indirectly. Everyone knows someone who has had their lives touched by this horrible disease. The Relay for Life is an event that brings the community together and inspires us to remember those that we have lost to cancer and those still fighting the disease. This year, two of our own Laurentian students are working together to make a difference in the fight against cancer! Jessica Harris and Kourtney LaRose are organizing Laurentian......

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Kara Fillion: Representing the best of Northern Ontario

Miss North Ontario Regional Canada offers young woman from around Northern Ontario a unique pageant experience and is Northern Ontario’s official preliminary to Miss Teen Canada World and Miss Universe Canada. Pageant weekend attracts hundreds of people to Sudbury, boosting tourism and promoting our favourite city. We caught up with the 2015 Miss North Ontario winner, Kara Fillion, to find out what her pageant experience has been like and what her future plans are! What was your experience at the Miss North Ontario Regional Pageant like?                My experience at MNO has been a life......

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Lip-Sync Your Heart Out: LU Airbandz 2016 Raises $11,000!

Every year, Laurentian University hosts Airbandz For Cancer; an event where LU students team up, suit up, and dance and lip-sync their way to the top in front of a sold-out crowd, all to raise money for the Northern Cancer Foundation! This year’s Airbandz show was on February 6th, and raised $11,000! We talked with Joseph McGibbon, Residence Life Supervisor at Laurentian University to get the scoop on the history of Airbandz for Cancer. LU Airbandz is very popular fundraising event within the student community on campus; can you share with us the story of how it began? How......

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