READING TOWN SUDBURY  2017 ROUND UP

It’s that time of year again where for the second time Sudbury becomes a literary haven! Reading Town is a week-long celebration of the wild the wonderful world of books! Maybe you’re an avid bookworm, maybe you’re looking to make enjoying reading a part of your regular routine. This is the week to do it! This week will not be short of activities to take part in a ignite your passion for the written word all over again. Read on for all the details on the events around town put on by Reading Town Ville Lecture in association with......

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Rise 2017-Design and Visual Arts Grad Show

Last week we had the opportunity to check out Rise 2017-Design and Visual Arts Grad Show hosted by Cambrian College students, and it’s safe to say we were blown away by the amount of artistic and creative talented that filled the room! The exhibit was held on Thursday, April 20th, from 6-9pm at Cambrian College’s downtown Open Studio, located at 93 Cedar Street in Unit 303. The Open Studio’s large gallery space allows students to have the opportunity to mount their exhibitions, work alongside professional artists in the community, and also offers students real world experience. From the moment......

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HOW TO NATURALLY FIGHT ALLERGY SEASON

Are you a person who suffers from runny noses, clogged sinuses or itchy eyes whenever the snow melts and the flowers bloom? You are probably one of those people who “love” winter just because you dread allergy season.  Well spring doesn’t have to always be related with allergies, and here are some tips to help you welcome the greenery without the suffering. Herbs Herbs are an easy drug free way to help with some symptoms you may be experiencing.  You can enjoy herbs in tinctures or in teas, if you love teas then enjoy some of these loose leaf......

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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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ADD SOME FLARE TO YOUR WARDROBE WITH STARLOTTE SATINE VINTAGE

Who doesn’t love a good vintage piece? Be it a carefully preserved item of clothing, a great hand bag or accessory, just about everyone has at least one prized item from long ago in their collection. Bringing you back in time for a weekend of vintage treasures is Starlotte Satine Vintage with their latest popup sale April 29th-30th at The Bombshell Beauty Saloon! Miss Satine has been painstakingly searching out a collection of some of the best gems in the north to add a little extra flare to your day to day wardrobe. Along with her helpful gang of......

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An “Emergence” of Northern Secondary School Artists

Our Crater was invited to attend the opening of the Emergence 2017 art exhibit at the Art Gallery of Sudbury last Wednesday and obviously, I checked out all the excitement and today I’m sharing a recap of my visit.  The exhibit is composed of works of art from students of thirteen participating secondary schools from the various school boards in the area: Rainbow District School Board, the Sudbury Catholic District School Board, Le consiel scolaire du Grand Nord de l’Ontario, and Le consiel scoliare du Nouvel-Ontario.  The Emergence exhibit started in the 1970s and speaks to the process of......

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KEEP YOUR HOCKEY DREAMS ALIVE THIS SPRING!

The Maple Leafs are in the playoffs, the Dart Guy became a thing, the Wolves got a major rebranding and have had an action packed season – let’s face it, it’s a great time to be a hockey fan in Sudbury! In comes Sudbury Theatre Centre’s latest production in collaboration with YES Theatre, Hockey Dreams! Opening April 20th to May 7th this play is a coming of age story all set against the backdrop of the arenas and skating ponds you rink rats called home. Tickets are available for $27.50 online now, get yours early – this heartwarming show......

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SUDBURY INDIE CINEMA GIVES THEIR TOP PICKS FOR NATIONAL CANADIAN FILM DAY!

Today is a special day set aside to appreciate all things Canadiana! There’s just nothing like Canadian film, the indoctrination starts early with childhood favourites like Mr. Dressup, Sharon, Louise & Bram and Polka Dot Door. As we get a little older we’re introduced to Anne of Green Gables and Fly Away Home that both project coming of age stories against the kind of scenery we can only find up here. If you were really into the drama there’s the many regenerations of Degrassi to get you through – ‘it goes there’. Now all grown up you’re ready to......

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CRATER CREATIVES: NICO GLAUDE

Welcome to Crater Creatives, a biweekly artist profile series offering a unique look into the artists that call Sudbury home! There’s certain type of creativity that’s born up here in Northern Ontario, maybe it’s the wilderness that surrounds us, or maybe it’s just our resourceful spirit. Whatever the case may be we’re here to shine a spot light on the innovative artists of all sorts in this big old crater! Have an artist you’d like to recommend for a future Crater Creatives profile? Shoot an email to jessica@ourcrater.com and tell us all about it! Nico Glaude is an active......

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Big Nick: Sudbury's Newest Superhero

What started out as a ‘thank you’ to Graphic Con in 2015 quickly become Expired Comics most requested character! Big Nick is a mine rescue worker turned superhero and Big Nick #2 will launch in June at Graphic Con and we spoke with the creators to find out more about Sudbury’s own superhero! Tell us a bit about Expired Comics Expired Comics specialize in creating and publishing comic books and children’s books. Following the success of Big Nick #1 at last year’s Graphic Con and beyond, it looks like Canada wants more Big Nick, so we’ve put together a sequel for the ages!......

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