Monday, January 30 Mark Smith Climbing Clinic – Join us January 30, 2017 as we welcome Mark Smith to ARC Climbing Yoga Fitness! Mark is making his way up to Sudbury to spend the evening running climbing clinics with our climbing community. Mark will be running a 2 hour clinic, from 6:30-8:30pm for anyone interested in learning more about developing their climbing, and learning how to improve their climbing techniques.Bring your gear, and be ready to climb! Mark will also be putting on a slideshow presentation about his climbing career, followed by a Q+A sessions. Cost: $15 for members | $20 for......

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Cauliflower Mushroom Lentil Soup

We’re really into soups this winter so we’re sharing another delicious soup recipe today – Cauliflower Mushroom Lentil Soup! This soup is perfect for these cold winter days. Ingredients: ½ onion (chopped) 2 cloves of Garlic 8 white mushrooms (chopped) 1L Vegetable broth 2 cups Cauliflower (chopped) 1 cup Almond milk 2 Tbsp Brown lentils 2 Tbsp Tamari 1 tsp sea salt 1 tsp cumin 2 tsp rosemary ½ tsp cardamom 2 tbsp brown rice flour Directions: Over medium heat in a large pot simmer onions, garlic, and mushrooms with 2 tbsp of grapeseed oil. Simmer until onions are translucent. ......

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Sudbury Music Spotlight: DJ Forest

We couldn’t have been more excited to have DJ Forest back for Y2Crater! He was behind the soundtrack for our Launch Party last summer, and this time around he and DJ Felix Felicis were at it again for our 90s dance party! Check our Q&A with him below. When did you realize that you wanted to become a DJ? I remember going to a festival for the first time and falling in love with every aspect of it. Also realized at some point that I like being in control of the music, especially in the car. What is your......

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Simply Chic Interior Designs by Andra

Simply Chic Interior Designs by Andra is a full service interior design business here in Sudbury offering colour consultations, lighting & fixture design as well as home decor. Andra is a recent graduate from the Interior Design Institute and she opened Simply Chic Interior Designs in 2015. We spoke with Andra about her interior design business and what design trends to look out for in 2017! What inspired you to start Simply Chic Interior Designs by Andra? As I got older, I realized I wanted to do something that truly made me happy and inspired me. Ultimately, I always knew......

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Top 5 Local Coffee Spots

Coffee fiends, fear not! We have your fix. If you live, breathe, and think coffee, just like we do, you know the importance of the perfect cup. But where or where could it be? The good news is that we’re sharing with you five of what we feel are our city’s best cups of coffee. The bad news? You’re probably going to want to try them all-tonight. Take your time coffee lovers, these cafés aren’t going anywhere. Here’s a list of our favourite cups, and now it’s up to you to decide which is yours! Old Rock Coffee  Located in the......

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RavenStar Studio: Unique, nature inspired creations

RavenStar Studio is a small home-based business owned and operated by Adrienne Assinewai! Adrienne has been creating for as long as she can remember and has been experimenting with many different styles over time. She works in a variety of mediums including wool, coloured pencil, and paint. We had the chance to see some of her work at the Makers North Handmade Holiday Market and she is incredibly talented!  Why did you decide to start RavenStar studio? A few years back I felt ready to add a more professional approach to my work and RavenStar Studio was brought into being......

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New Perspectives: Sudbury’s We Are… Photo Exhibit

You may have noticed a wonderful photo exhibit at Kuppajo Espresso Bar entitled We Are…, which highlights LGBTQ+ community members and allies, and shows the importance of the pride movement within Greater Sudbury. We talked to Aédan Charest, the artist behind the photo series, to find out more! Can you tell us about the inspiration behind the We Are… photo series? Who is featured, and what is the message or goal of the project? There are so many sources of inspiration behind this project but one of the major inspirations was Sudbury itself. What I have observed from this......

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Weekly Roundup: January 23-29

Monday, January 23 Understanding Your Hydro Bill – Is your business electricity bill too high? Find out why, and learn what you can do to reduce your consumption and save money! We have invited Greater Sudbury Hydro Inc. to help you better understand where the fees come from, and which parts of the bill you can directly control. We will also discuss how to save big through incentives for retrofitting. Green Economy North members will be on hand to discuss renewable energy, and energy management techniques and technology. 11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. @ Green Economy North – 176 Larch Street......

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Blast off! Get to know Cliff Skelliter of Launch Pad

Here at Our Crater we absolutely love highlighting the awesome people, and the work they do in Sudbury. Someone you should know is Cliff Skelliter, of Launch Pad Creative. Cliff has a wealth of knowledge about our city and loves to elevate the businesses he works with!  Cliff will be making his debut as a contributor with us, sharing his insights and advice on Marketing/Branding and his experiences in the field. So I sat down with the man himself to get to know him and the work he does a little better. Where did you start your adventures in......

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Sudbury Music Spotlight: DJ Felix Felicis

Greg McGarry, also known within the Sudbury community as DJ Felix Felicis, is going to be bringing us the 90s throwback we’ve all been waiting for at Y2Crater! Check out our interview with DJ Felix Felicis below. When did you realize that you wanted to become a DJ? When I was in high school I would go to parties and grab all my friends’ IPods and be in control of whatever stereo system there was. I always liked the idea of sound-tracking life’s events, especially parties. After a year of doing that, I did my research and bought my......

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