Crater Hangouts: Nickel City Roller Derby

Did you know Sudbury has a Roller Derby league? We got to hang out with some of the members of Nickel City Roller Derby a few weeks ago and we found out a little bit more about the awesome sport of roller derby! Can you give us some background information? How did Nickel City Roller Derby start? Elle Hoar, the founder of NCRD, had just passed Fresh Meat when she moved back to Sudbury and started up the first Women’s Flat Track Roller Derby league. Being new to the sport herself, she recruited, trained and organized the league with those who......

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Weekly Roundup: May 9-13

Monday, May 9 Sudbury Protocol Conference – The ultimate goal of the Sudbury Protocol is to help replicate Sudbury’s success in those adversely affected or to be affected communities by industrial development to create greener environment, sustainable economic development, and prosperous community. 3:45 p.m. @ Laurentian University – 935 Ramsey Lake Road Celebrity Server for Pet Save – Join us for a delicious fundraiser night for PET SAVE! From 5-8pm, Boston Pizza will donate 10% of food sales to this great organization! All you have to do is come out to dinner on May 9, and when the hostess asks if you are......

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Spotify Playlist: “I’m Not Like A Regular Mom, I’m A Cool Mom”

In case you didn’t know, Mom’s are dope A F. They freakin’ made you INSIDE THEIR BODY and did things nobody even wants to think about to get you the hell out of there. But as rad as I’m sure your mom is, some are arguably a bit cooler. Here’s a playlist of some cool moms making some cool music for you to listen to with the ears your own cool mom made for you. We’ve got everything from Beyonce to Patti Smith, Lauryn Hill to Amy Millan up in here (just like you were up in your mom).......

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Weekend Roundup: May 6-8

Friday, May 6 KAPOW! – Reading Town is pairing up with the same team that brought you GSPL Graphic-Con last year and Le Salon to present KAPOW! the comic arts festival that hits you in the creative nerve first and asks questions later. – 6 p.m. – 9 p.m. – Le Salon du Livre du Grand Sudbury, Room Notre-Dame – 14 Rue Beech Identité Francaise en Amérique du Nord: Wolfe et Montcalm – Pour ce faire, il explore avec un regard neuf comment ont été façonnés les deux généraux qui allaient s’affronter à Québec. Il s’attarde à leur vie personnelle,......

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GET READY TO KICK OFF ANOTHER SEASON WITH YES AT THEIR ANNUAL FUNDRAISING GALA

As YES Theatre gears up for yet another whirl wind summer of music join them in celebrating their 7th season at their Annual Fundraising Gala! Past productions from YES Theatre have included; Hair, Rent, Spring Awakening, a sold out run of Jesus Christ Superstar, In the Heights, Fiddler on the Roof and this past winter a production of The Last Five Years (read our review here). Year after year they come back and set the local theatre scene on fire with their enthusiast and often thought provoking performances. Want to be part of making it happen again this year?......

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Stay Active with Sudbury Sport and Social Club

If you’re looking for a way to stay active throughout the year, Sudbury Sport and Social Club has got you covered. They offer everything from soccer to dodgeball and with their affordable prices and member benefits –  it’s the best way to stay active and social all year. We spoke with Matthew Rupoli, General Manager, to find out more! What’s the story behind Sudbury Sport and Social Club? The Sport and Social Club story stems all the way back to 1996 with the Toronto Sport and Social Club. You can read ab article about the founder Kristi Herold (Sudbury......

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Spotify Playlist: CMW(ahoo) 2016

It’s the most wonderful time of the year, it’s Canadian Music Week! CMW is the best time ever, partially because there are so many sweet bands to check out and partially because bars are open to 4AM. I’ve compiled my top picks in this handy dandy playlist for you, so if you’ve traded in the big nickel for the big city this week make sure to check these bands out. A special s/o goes out to our hometown bands playing CMW this year. Here’s to you Carden Cove, The Almighty Rhombus, Jennifer Holub, and Sulfur City. Make sure you......

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Greater Sudbury Public Library – It’s Not Just For Books Anymore!

With Reading Town hitting the scene and literary community is on fire this week! Naturally we find Greater Sudbury Public Library at the centre of the action. Maybe you’re a casual library user or maybe it’s been years since you’ve visited your local branch – but did you know it’s a whole lot more than books?! With GSPL in the spotlight we got in touch to find out all the resources available, and all you need is a library card! Tackle Share Program In partnership with Ramakko’s Source for Adventure, GSPL offers library card holders the chance to enjoy......

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Shop Local: Old Soul Soap Company

As soon as we heard about Old Soul Soap Company, we knew we needed to find out more! We asked Robin to give us all of the details about her natural soaps and beauty products – she even has a line of products just for your furry friends!  She can make just about anything into soap, and we really mean anything – like Stack Beer – seriously, keep reading, and she creates products that use only the highest quality ingredients. She has so many products to choose from so be sure to read to the end for a chance to win......

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Our Contributors Give You Their Top Reads

There’s nothing quite like getting cozy and enjoying an hour or two escaping into a book. A luxury that often is the first to get left in the dust with everyone’s busy lives. With the warmer weather around the corner, the time to sit in the sun and relax is upon us and we want to make sure you’re prepared to maximize your enjoyment! With Reading Town in the area we’re putting our best reads forward and giving you our recommendations for your summer reading list!    Adriana – The Outsiders, S.E. Hinton Most people had to read this......

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