Check Your Inbox: You’ve Got Male

Gabrielle Bonin, Hannah Petingola, and Adriana Nicolucci (one of our co-founders!) are three recent graduates of Laurentian University with a strong passion for LGBT rights, issues, and education. They worked together during their final year of school to create a documentary short entitled You’ve Got Male; a film that explores the meaning of gender and masculinity from the perspective of local men in Sudbury. We talked to them about the idea behind You’ve Got Male, the creative process, and what they have planned for the upcoming year. Oh, and why someone called Laurentian Security on them (it’s a funny......

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Sudbury's First Yogathon for Mental Health

We’ve got the inside scoop from Emily Zanini on the Sudbury Yogathon for Mental Health – happening on Sunday, April 17th at the Caruso Club. The yogathon is a one-day community event to support mental health awareness throughout Greater Sudbury and we are really looking forward to it! Don’t consider yourself a yogi? No problem – Sudbury Yogathon for Mental Health is for people of all ages and fitness levels. What inspired the idea for the Sudbury Yogathan for Mental Health? After being diagnosed with a mental illness in 2013, I thought my life was over. I thought that......

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Weekly Roundup: March 20-25

Monday, March 21 Reading Town Ville Lecture 2016 Launch – The National Reading Campaign is calling on all readers and on all Sudburians who love to transmit creativity, knowledge and literacy through works of art. We will be launching Reading Town Sudbury Ville Lecture 2016, kicking off a multilingual celebration of reading throughout Greater Sudbury from April 30th to May 8th. Discover all of our off-the-wall programming at this very special launch, which will include entertainment and refreshments. Make sure to RSVP, as seats are limited! 10:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. @ Fromagerie Elgin – 80 Elgin Street International Day for......

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Chocolate Banana Overnight Oats

If you haven’t tried overnight oats before, you are in for a real treat. This chocolate banana overnight oats recipe is a favourite – they are so simple to make, can be made days ahead and taste seriously delicious. They say breakfast is the most important meal of the day but who really has time to cook breakfast before work/school? Skip the cooking and make these overnight oats on Sunday and have breakfast for the week! Ingredients: 1/2 cup steel cut oats 2 tablespoons chia seeds 1 tablespoon ground flax seed 1 teaspoon cinnamon 1 teaspoon nutmeg 2 tablespoons......

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Ontario Figure Skating Championship Set to Begin in Sudbury

Figure skating fans will be flocking to Sudbury this weekend to cheer on some of the best skaters in the province. The 2016 Skate Ontario Championships will be taking place from March 18-20 at Country Side Arena. Opening ceremonies are slated for Friday, March 18 at 4:55 p.m. (skating starts at 2:00 p.m.) and the competition concludes on Sunday, March 20 at approximately 3:00 p.m. Tickets can be purchased at Country Side Arena for the following: Adult ($6.00/Day) Seniors and Children ($4.00/Day) Children Under 5 (Free) We had a chance to sit down with two of the athletes competing......

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Weekend Roundup: March 18-20

Friday, March 18 March Break: Ventriloquist Yvette Locke – Join us for Canada’s premiere female ventriloquist. Yvette and her puppet friends will be sure to steal your heart. 2:00 p.m. @ Greater Sudbury Public Library – 74 Mackenzie Street Tour of Spain – WINE TASTING – Spain is best known for its passion for music, food, and wine. Come and join us to sample wines from five Spanish wine regions – and their perfect tapas pairings to add a little spice to your cold winter nights. Cost: $90 – 6:00 p.m. @ Kitchen Bits – 1390 Kingsway LU Nursing Games 2016 – Laurentian University Nursing Games......

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Spotify Playlist: Shamrock Shake

The pseudo Irish boys are back in town! It’s March and you know what that means… tacky “Kiss me I’m Irish” shirts, terrible Leprechaun accents, and pints of Guinness because that’s the only Irish beer anyone knows. In honor of our favourite wee lads I’ve compiled a playlist of the most beloved Irish bands. Girls, grab your Guinness and a friend and have a therapeutic swaying sing-along to Chasing Cars by Snow Patrol! Lovers, you can kiss your S/O (whether he/she’s Irish or not) and listen to Breathless by The Corrs! Stoners, enjoy a healthy dose of Enya and......

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Motivating You with Local Author Connor LaRocque

Connor LaRocque calls himself just a regular guy, but he has some revolutionary ideas. Within minutes of speaking to him, it is apparent that he has done his research and is ready to let you in on the keys to success and accessing your potential. Connor admits to living in the shadow of his older brother for most of his life, and his brother faced every obstacle without hesitation, which placed a lot of fear in Connor’s mindset. “I was always looking at the wrong side of things, the ‘what ifs’, and I used my family as a crutch;......

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Heirloom Island: Fine Art, Prints & Stationary

Julieanne, the artist behind Heirloom Island,  is a mother, world traveller, teacher and dreamer who creates with watercolours and acrylics and has turned a selection of her work into prints and cards. She spent her childhood growing up in the Sudbury area and her summers on Manitoulin Island. Her work is inspired by the time she spent living and travelling the globe as well as her home here in the north. Read through to the end to enter our giveaway for a few of Heirloom Island’s beautiful prints! What is the story behind Heirloom Island? I am an explorer, mother,......

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Build Muscle, Burn Fat and Never Skip a Workout with The Basement Fitness Bootcamps

If you’re struggling with your current workout routine or are looking for a new challenge, consider trying the bootcamps at The Basement Fitness (1212 Lasalle Blvd). These demanding workouts will have you sweating while having fun and the early start time will ensure that your day is off to a productive start. We recently sat down with the certified personal trainers behind the workouts to learn more about the different bootcamps offered at the facility. Bootcamp Schedule Monday: Basement Bootcamp 5:30 a.m. or 6:30 a.m. Tuesday: Bad and Evil Bootcamp 6:30 a.m. Wednesday: Basement Bootcamp 5:30 a.m. or 6:30......

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