SudburYAY (Summer Sampler)

SudburYAY (Summer Sampler) Wowza this summer is gonna be more lit than a backyard bonfire! I recommend that you stock up on at least 1lb of earplugs because tinnitus is so last year and there are four hype A F music festivals you’re going to need to go to this summer. For this playlist I compiled my favourites (that are available on Spotify) from this summer’s line-ups at Up Here, River & Sky, Northern Lights Festival Boreal, and Jazz Sudbury. And goddamn, these line-ups are hella dope. Turn it up ladies n’ gents!...

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Weekend Roundup: June 24-26

Friday, June 24 24th Street Wailers – Cost: $10 – 10:00 p.m. – 2:00 a.m. @ The Townehouse Tavern – 206 Elgin   Queer North Film Festival – CAROL – 7:00 p.m.  – THOSE PEOPLE – 9:00 p.m. @ Sudbury Secondary School. Tinder/Grinder Party @ Zig’s 9:30 p.m.  Saturday, June 25 Twin Forks Community Yard Sale – Join us June 25th at Twin Forks playground in New Sudbury for a community yard sale and barbecue. If you would like a free table to sell items please call Mike at 705-560-7044. 8:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. @ Twin Forks – 1475 Gary Avenue Yard Sale Fundraiser......

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Trendsetter Thursday: Blue Period

Welcome to Our Crater’s Trendsetter Thursday microblog! Here we show you our favourite looks and styles and give you some of our top fashion tips and tricks. Have any ideas for upcoming microblogs or want to know how to wear a particular item? Send to message to info@ourcrater.com and you might see it in a future post! Favourite Fashion Item: T-shirt dresses, aka the ultimate summer wardrobe staple T-shirt dresses are the easiest way to stay cool in the summer, in my opinion. This one in particular is from the Gap (similar styles here and here); not going to......

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Good Reads: Rule of Seconds

Rule of Seconds interlaces the lives and stories of four generations of one family in Sault Ste. Marie where the author, Shawna Partridge, grew up. Spanning from the 1920s to present day, the narrative depicts the extraordinary lives of the narrator-protagonist Sheila, her mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother. Searching for the cause of her epilepsy, Sheila looks to her family history for answers; what she uncovers is years of secrets. This is Shawna’s first book and we were really excited to find out more about her novel, the publishing process and her future writing plans! How did you come up with......

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ONTARIO MUSIC FESTIVAL ROUND UP

The summer has arrived and with it come the long hot days and cool nights that make for the perfect setting to enjoy all your favourite acts! There’s nothing like grabbing a group of friends and spending a weekend immersed in a festival – it’s almost like another world!  Ontario is home to some of the best festivals in the country and with scenery that keeps diehards coming back year after year. We know you Sudburians are last minute folk so we took the liberty of putting together a list of road trip worthy festivals to hit up this......

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Christina Best- Sudbury’s Own National Champ

Christina Best is a modern martial artist, a mother and a mentor. Don’t let these photos fool you; she is a badass, but she’s also one of the friendliest people around. Christina trains out of Melbrook Martial Arts Academy, where she can be found almost every day, either smashing Thai pads, the heavy bag, or as acting instructor during Women’s only classes. Recently, Christina has been very busy, with fighting in the featured bout of Northern Fights (a local amateur promotion), followed by winning the National Championship for WAKO in her weight division. We sat down with Christina to......

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Northern Ontario’s Local Colouring Book: Woodland Animals of Manitoulin Island

Duncan Neganigwane Pheasant is the artist behind the very popular (and locally made) colouring book, Woodland Animals of Manitoulin Island. Originally from Manitoulin, Duncan began his art career at a very young age. While colouring, readers will also be able to learn about the Ojibwe language and culture! Find out more in our interview with Duncan. When did you first being drawing? High school I made and sold my first painting; it was of the rock group KISS! What made you decide to publish your illustrations as a colouring book? The idea originally came from my friend Pat Hess......

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Weekly Roundup: June 20-24

Tuesday, June 21 National Aboriginal Day: Movie Marathon – Celebrate the 20th Anniversary of National Aboriginal Day on June 21, by joining us for a movie marathon of Indigenous films being screened throughout the day (documentaries, fiction, heritage minutes and juvenile movies).Come celebrate the unique heritage and diverse cultures of First Nations, Inuit and Métis peoples in Canada. 10:00 a.m – 4:00 p.m. @ Greater Sudbury Public Library – 74 Mackenzie Street Social Ride – BikesNBeers! – Guys & Gals – Are you new to mountain biking or perhaps already a pro…EVERYONE is WELCOME to come ride at this next SOCIAL RIDE! Mark......

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Weekend Roundup: June 17-19

Friday, June 17 Relay For Life in Sudbury – Whether you are cheering on survivors, walking the track, passing the baton to your teammate or joining in exciting trackside activities, Relay For Life is more than just a cancer walk – it’s a journey. Go the distance and join the thousands of Canadians making a difference funding vital support services and Canada’s most promising cancer research. 6:00 p.m. – 12:00 a.m. @ Laurentian University Community Track  Poutine and Beer Pairing – Taphouse hosts Stack Brewing for Beer and Poutine Night! This event is part of our schedule of activites for Ontario Craft......

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Shop Local: Tree Top Bath & Body

Fans of LUSH, the Body Shop, and Kiehl’s rejoice: Sudbury has its very own natural line of face and beauty products made right here in our hometown! Jen Stiller is the owner of Tree Top Bath & Body, a natural line of products including soaps, scrubs, body butters, toners, and even soy candles! Fun fact: We personally can’t live without her infamous Green Tea Toner, and are obsessed with her Coconut Lime body butter! Jen filled us in on how she started making her natural beauty line, as well as her big upcoming plans for Tree Top this year!......

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