Chocolate Pumpkin Squares

If you’re looking for a delicious vegan and gluten-free dessert, you need to try these chocolate pumpkin squares! Ingredients: Bottom Layer 1 cup of Pecans 2 tbsp of Cocoa powder 2 tbsp of Chia seeds ¼ cup of maple syrup 2 tbsp of grapeseed oil Directions: Process pecans in a food processor until grain size, then add all other ingredients and process until blended. Press the mixture evenly into a 9×9 inch greased pan or glass dish. This will be your bottom layer. Top Layer ½ cup of Pumpkin puree 2 tbsp of Grapeseed oil 1 tbsp of Blackstrap......

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International Women’s Day Event Roundup

International Women’s Day is Tuesday, March 8th, but Sudbury has plans to make it a week-long affair! See our roundup below, or visit the International Women’s Week Sudbury Facebook page! MARCH 6 SDLC International Women’s Day Brunch – Hosted by the Sudbury & District Labour Council Women’s Committee and the Canadian Labour Congress are hosting. Information booths, guest speakers, and a silent auction. Proceeds support a local women’s organization. Tickets: $25 – 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. @ the Radisson Hotel Downtown – 85 St. Anne Road  Journée de la femme – Présenté par le Club Amical du Nouveau......

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Weekend Roundup: March 4-6

Friday, March 4 Free Nordic Skiing – The event will be located at the stadium chalet of the Nordic skiing club. It is located on the far side of the track and field stadium. When traveling to the Ben Avery building you will take a right just before the fence starts for the track and field stadium and continue on that road until you can take a left into a small parking lot. The chalet is located just behind the parking lot. 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. @ Laurentian Nordic Ski Club  SCC Porketta Bingo – Porketta Bingo at the Beef Friday......

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Add a Little twig + SPARK Into Your Life!

Katie Morrow is a graphic designer, outdoor enthusiast, and Canadian adventurer. She is also the girl behind twig + SPARK, a new nature-inspired brand and Etsy shop carrying everything from adventure inspired greeting cards to jewellery. Her whimsical designs come from her love of crafting and being surrounded by nature, which can be seen in all of her products, including tree stump coasters and paracord earrings. We talked to Katie to find out more about twig + SPARK! When did you decide that you wanted to create and share your ideas with others? I think I’ve always been a......

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A Walk for Syria: High Fashion for a Cause

On February 26th, WUSC Laurentian hosted a one of a kind event at the university. Two Syrian refugee students will be attending the school in Fall 2016, and Yvonne Udowa; committee member, resident fashionista and blogger, decided that a fashion show would be the perfect way for WUSC Laurentian to support them. Read on to find out more about A Walk for Syria! Can you tell us a little bit about what motivated you to organize A Walk for Syria? Who will benefit from this event, and how will this fashion show help support the cause? A Walk for......

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Varsity Profile: Katie Wismer

Stats: Height: 5’3 Weight: 113 pounds Birthday: September 3, 1993 School: Laurentian University-Northern Ontario School of Medicine Favourite Store in Sudbury: Manitoulin Chocolate Works Favourite Restaurant in Sudbury: The Laughing Buddha Social media profile: @ktwismer Ladies track and field star Katie Wismer of the Laurentian Voyageurs has a fast-paced life; keeping up with the competitors and school work at the Northern Ontario School of Medicine (NOSM) can be a challenge, but she takes it in stride (pun intended). A fifth year student at Laurentian and freshman at NOSM, Katie competes with some of the fastest girls in the varsity......

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R&B Artist Tessa is About to Take a Big Step With USA Tour

Sudbury raised artist Tessa has been working hard on new music after relocating to Toronto in 2013. Finally, her hard work is paying off as she is about to embark on a US Tour including stops at SXSW and ending at a showcase event in Tampa. Locally you might recognize Tessa from her years lending her voice to YES Theatre including her role as Mary Magdalene in their sold-out production of Jesus Christ Superstar. We got in touch with Tessa and got all the details on her music including her upcoming tour, EP, and how you can help her......

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Getting Fit with Muay Thai

It’s October and my cousin tells me he’s been going to a local muay Thai gym. He says he loves it and I should come out with him. He tells me there is a free 2 weeks to see if you like it. I had been doing typical weight lifting gym routine, and it was starting to become really repetitive. I took my cousin up on the offer, went to my first class and I was hooked. Sweating having fun, doing a lot of cardio, learning what you need to defend yourself and attack in the traditional muay Thai......

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Weekly Roundup: February 29 - March 4

Monday, February 29 Board Game Networking – Join us for a fun way to end your day, networking with other business owners while playing one or more board games. Develop your strategic thinking skills and enjoy casual conversations that may be easier to have around a gaming table when the focus is on something else, than at a more formal networking event. Stay for as short as half an hour or as long as two and a half. You don’t have to know how to play the games before you come. 4:00 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. @ The Learning Initiative......

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Laurentian’s Relay for Life: A Walk to Remember

Event: March 5th, 2016 – 7:30 p.m. to 7:30 a.m. @ Ben Avery Gymnasium Website: www.relayforlife.ca/laurentianu Cancer is a disease that affects us all, either directly or indirectly. Everyone knows someone who has had their lives touched by this horrible disease. The Relay for Life is an event that brings the community together and inspires us to remember those that we have lost to cancer and those still fighting the disease. This year, two of our own Laurentian students are working together to make a difference in the fight against cancer! Jessica Harris and Kourtney LaRose are organizing Laurentian......

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