Sudbury listings, April 8 to April 10

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April 8

Food: The Finlandia SISU Foundation is presenting the second edition of A Taste of Finland at Home, just in time for Mother’s Day. SISU makes it easy this year to celebrate mothers – whether a mom or a special mom-like person – with a special brunch-in-a-box filled with delicious items to share. Each box is portioned for two, packaged with a fresh rose and hand-crafted greeting card, and features many special Finnish treats that are sure to please, including kajalanpiirakka (rice pie), lihapiirakka (meat pie), munkkipossut (jelly pig donuts) suolakala, (cured salmon on rye bread), pulla, fresh fruit and a few special additions. Order and pre-pay by April 26 to guarantee your brunch for pick up on May 7. Call 705-524-3137 ext. 249 or email sisufoundation@finlandiavillage.ca to reserve your brunch.

Art: SNOLAB launched Drift, an art and dark matter residency in partnership with the Agnes Etherington Art Centre and the McDonald Institute. This trans-disciplinary residency explores the search for dark matter from an artistic perspective. The program began in 2019 when four artists — Nadia Lichtig, Josefa Ntjam, Anne Riley and Jol Thoms — visited SNOLAB’s underground facility to experience the search for dark matter and connect with the scientists and technicians who make that work possible. Drift is now open at the Agnes Etherington Art Centre and will remain there until May 31 when it will begin a tour that takes it to other gallery locations around Canada, including the Art Gallery of Sudbury. In addition to the exhibition, the Drift partners have created a digital interactive that allows audiences to explore the exhibit. This digital platform offers insight into the residency experience for the artists and showcases their final works. It also discusses the science behind SNOLAB and the search for dark matter. Go to bit.ly/2Oofa5jto learn more.

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Mental health: NISA is offering peer support for older adults, targeted towards those aged 55 and older, Currently, three peer support workers (two ladies and one gentlemen) provide inbound and outbound calls Monday to Friday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Every month an average of 300 calls are made or received. This is making a real difference. Social isolation is rampant, so having a regular phone conversation is beneficial. NISA also offers an older adult drop-in at their offices, 36 Elgin St. on the second floor. The drop-in is currently being held virtually due to COVID-19 restrictions. It takes place on Mondays. Zoom links will be provided upon request. To connect to the peer support team, call 705-222-6472 ext. 342 or email olderadults@nisa.on.ca.

Hospital fundraiser: April’s HSN 50/50 Cash Lottery for the North jackpot. The Health Sciences North Foundation, the NEO Kids Foundation, the Northern Cancer Foundation, and the HSN Volunteer Association operate the lottery. The new monthly draw is already live at www.hsn5050.ca. Win More Wednesdays continues with all cash prizes. Every Wednesday through April, early ticket purchasers are entered to win an early bird prize in addition to the grand prize jackpot. Any tickets purchased before 11:59 p.m. the day before the early bird draws will be included in that day’s draw; for example, to be included in the April 14 draw, you must have purchased your ticket before April 13 at 11:59 p.m. The jackpot is updated online in real-time and continues to grow as more people participate. Each month, half of the total ticket sales support patient care at HSN and the other half go to one lucky winner. Residents across Ontario older than 18 can purchase tickets for a chance to win. Tickets for the April draw are available to purchase right now, with sales ending at 11:59 p.m. on Thursday, April 29. The jackpot-winning ticket will be drawn on Friday, April 30 at 10 a.m. and posted online at www.hsn5050.ca.

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Art: The Art Gallery of Sudbury, 251 John St., presents Kenojuak Ashevak: Life and Legacy, until May 30. To visit during COVID-19, pre-book your visit online or call the gallery to make your booking. There are four different time slots available each day. The art gallery can accommodate small groups of one to six people from the same family or social bubble. Masks and gloves are provided as necessary; social distancing is expected; and hand-sanitizing stations are provided. Gallery touch points, including washrooms, are sanitized between tours. The exhibition continues until May 30. The gallery is open for pre-booked visits from Tuesday through Sunday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Admission is pay-what-you-can by donation and free to gallery members). For more, go to artsudbury.org or call 705-675-4871.

April 9

Community: Volunteer Sudbury is set to launch the Youth Engagement Council, or YEC. The YEC includes nine people ages 16-22 from Greater Sudbury who will create programs and outreach opportunities in the city. The goal is to promote volunteerism and to educate Sudbury youth about the importance of volunteering. Along with that, they’d like to spread the need for empowering, accessible and enjoyable volunteering amongst the youth here in our city. The Youth Engagement Council will officially launch on April 9. Members will take over Volunteer Sudbury’s Instagram account for the day. The promotions will begin at 10 a.m. and will run until 8 p.m. The group will promote the importance of what their group will mean to the city and the effort that they will put forth. General email: office@volunteersudbury.com.Virtual Zoom phone: 1-705-482-7422. General phone: 1-705-560-6661 (this mailbox is not monitored at this time).

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Hospital fundraiser: April’s HSN 50/50 Cash Lottery for the North jackpot. The Health Sciences North Foundation, the NEO Kids Foundation, the Northern Cancer Foundation, and the HSN Volunteer Association operate the lottery. The new monthly draw is already live at www.hsn5050.ca. Win More Wednesdays continues with all cash prizes. Every Wednesday through April, early ticket purchasers are entered to win an early bird prize in addition to the grand prize jackpot. Any tickets purchased before 11:59 p.m. the day before the early bird draws will be included in that day’s draw; for example, to be included in the April 14 draw, you must have purchased your ticket before April 13 at 11:59 p.m. The jackpot is updated online in real-time and continues to grow as more people participate. Each month, half of the total ticket sales support patient care at HSN and the other half go to one lucky winner. Residents across Ontario older than 18 can purchase tickets for a chance to win. Tickets for the April draw are available to purchase right now, with sales ending at 11:59 p.m. on Thursday, April 29. The jackpot-winning ticket will be drawn on Friday, April 30 at 10 a.m. and posted online at www.hsn5050.ca.

Community: The FSP, also known as Fierte Sudbury Pride, is developing a multi-year strategic planning process that will guide its decisions and activities through to 2024. To that end, the Sudbury-based group is asking the community to fill out a survey about the FSP’s role in the community. The survey also would like to gather your opinion on the diverse needs of Greater Sudbury’s 2SLGBTQ+ community, which involves topics such as programming, services, and advocacy work. There is another survey geared toward partnerships. Both surveys are available on its website in French and English, at www.sudburypride.com/stratplan/.

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Food: The Finlandia SISU Foundation is presenting the second edition of A Taste of Finland at Home, just in time for Mother’s Day. SISU makes it easy this year to celebrate mothers – whether a mom or a special mom-like person – with a special brunch-in-a-box filled with delicious items to share. Each box is portioned for two, packaged with a fresh rose and hand-crafted greeting card, and features many special Finnish treats that are sure to please, including kajalanpiirakka (rice pie), lihapiirakka (meat pie), munkkipossut (jelly pig donuts) suolakala, (cured salmon on rye bread), pulla, fresh fruit and a few special additions. Order and pre-pay by April 26 to guarantee your brunch for pick up on May 7. Call 705-524-3137 ext. 249 or email sisufoundation@finlandiavillage.ca to reserve your brunch.

Community: Coalition for a Liveable Sudbury and Myths and Mirrors invite residents to celebrate their neighbourhoods and one another with Plalk Around the Block. A Plalk is simply Picking up Litter as you Walk, hike or run. Once you have cleaned up, the coalition invites you to re-think waste, tap into your creativity and turn some of those discarded items into art. Don’t forget to take a picture or a video, and share it on social media at #neighbourhoodstogether, or email it to clsudbury@live.com or mythsandmirrors@gmail.com. To get notices of all the activities, you can register your neighbourhood at liveablesudbury.org/neighbourhoods_together.

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Fundraiser: A campaign is underway to help well-known community activist Bob Johnston get back in action following major surgery. A GoFundMe account has been set up. Donations can be made via eTransfer by emailing Johnston’s sister at brendalavoie609@yahoo.ca. The GoFundMe page is at tinyurl.com/yuhz6mt9.

Art: SNOLAB launched Drift, an art and dark matter residency in partnership with the Agnes Etherington Art Centre and the McDonald Institute. This trans-disciplinary residency explores the search for dark matter from an artistic perspective. The program began in 2019 when four artists — Nadia Lichtig, Josefa Ntjam, Anne Riley and Jol Thoms — visited SNOLAB’s underground facility to experience the search for dark matter and connect with the scientists and technicians who make that work possible. Drift is now open at the Agnes Etherington Art Centre and will remain there until May 31 when it will begin a tour that takes it to other gallery locations around Canada, including the Art Gallery of Sudbury. In addition to the exhibition, the Drift partners have created a digital interactive that allows audiences to explore the exhibit. This digital platform offers insight into the residency experience for the artists and showcases their final works. It also discusses the science behind SNOLAB and the search for dark matter. Go to bit.ly/2Oofa5jto learn more.

Mental health: NISA is offering peer support for older adults, targeted towards those aged 55 and older, Currently, three peer support workers (two ladies and one gentlemen) provide inbound and outbound calls Monday to Friday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Every month an average of 300 calls are made or received. This is making a real difference. Social isolation is rampant, so having a regular phone conversation is beneficial. NISA also offers an older adult drop-in at their offices, 36 Elgin St. on the second floor. The drop-in is currently being held virtually due to COVID-19 restrictions. It takes place on Mondays. Zoom links will be provided upon request. To connect to the peer support team, call 705-222-6472 ext. 342 or email olderadults@nisa.on.ca.

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Art: The Art Gallery of Sudbury, 251 John St., presents Kenojuak Ashevak: Life and Legacy, until May 30. To visit during COVID-19, pre-book your visit online or call the gallery to make your booking. There are four different time slots available each day. The art gallery can accommodate small groups of one to six people from the same family or social bubble. Masks and gloves are provided as necessary; social distancing is expected; and hand-sanitizing stations are provided. Gallery touch points, including washrooms, are sanitized between tours. The exhibition continues until May 30. The gallery is open for pre-booked visits from Tuesday through Sunday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Admission is pay-what-you-can by donation and free to gallery members). For more, go to artsudbury.org or call 705-675-4871.

April 10

Education: Cambrian College is taking its annual spring open house online again this year and the school is inviting all potential students to log on and check out the amazing opportunities that await as part of the Cambrian experience. The virtual open house takes place April 10 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. You may register online. The event is interactive. Tour the campus from the comfort of home and meet students and staff who can answer your questions about Cambrian’s 80+ programs, campus life and the well-paying careers that are available to graduates. For more information and to register, visit cambriancollege.ca/openhouse.

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High school reunion: Did you attend Sudbury High School starting in 1967? If you did, we’d love to see you at the Class of ’72 50th anniversary reunion being planned for the summer of 2022. Please send your email address to shsreunion72@hotmail.com so we can send you details. If you are in touch with anyone else from our class, please pass the word along.

Walk: Dental hygiene students at Cambrian College are getting ready for their annual Walk for a Smile fundraising initiative. The event takes place April 10 from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. to mark national oral health month. This year’s walk is virtual. Participating students will track their kilometres and submit them with a photo. Proceeds will support the Cambrian College student food bank and the Sudbury Food Bank. The goal is to raise $7,000. Students are asking for your support. You can make a donation online at bit.ly/3vnthsu. For more information, contact Terri Gainer, a professor in the dental hygiene program, at TERESA.GAINER@cambriancollege.ca.

Health: The Northern Cancer Foundation has launched its new Do-It-Yourself (DIY) online fundraising platform. Every year, the NCF said it is the charitable recipient of many lemonade stands, school dress-down days, birthdays and athletic challenges, but COVID-19 has changed the way donors can raise funds. In response, the NCF DIY website gives interested fundraisers digital tools to create their own fundraiser. Register your DIY fundraiser at bit.ly/NCF-DIY. Visit the NCF DIY site to learn more about online fundraising. A video tutorial is also available at vimeo.com/531988594. You can also donate at www.ncfsudbury.com.

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Hospital fundraiser: April’s HSN 50/50 Cash Lottery for the North jackpot. The Health Sciences North Foundation, the NEO Kids Foundation, the Northern Cancer Foundation, and the HSN Volunteer Association operate the lottery. The new monthly draw is already live at www.hsn5050.ca. Win More Wednesdays continues with all cash prizes. Every Wednesday through April, early ticket purchasers are entered to win an early bird prize in addition to the grand prize jackpot. Any tickets purchased before 11:59 p.m. the day before the early bird draws will be included in that day’s draw; for example, to be included in the April 14 draw, you must have purchased your ticket before April 13 at 11:59 p.m. The jackpot is updated online in real-time and continues to grow as more people participate. Each month, half of the total ticket sales support patient care at HSN and the other half go to one lucky winner. Residents across Ontario older than 18 can purchase tickets for a chance to win. Tickets for the April draw are available to purchase right now, with sales ending at 11:59 p.m. on Thursday, April 29. The jackpot-winning ticket will be drawn on Friday, April 30 at 10 a.m. and posted online at www.hsn5050.ca.

Education: Cambrian College is taking its annual spring open house online again this year and the school is inviting all potential students to log on and check out the amazing opportunities that await as part of the Cambrian experience. The virtual open house takes place April 10 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. You may register online. The event is interactive. For more information and to register, visit cambriancollege.ca/openhouse.

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Art: SNOLAB launched Drift, an art and dark matter residency in partnership with the Agnes Etherington Art Centre and the McDonald Institute. This trans-disciplinary residency explores the search for dark matter from an artistic perspective. The program began in 2019 when four artists — Nadia Lichtig, Josefa Ntjam, Anne Riley and Jol Thoms — visited SNOLAB’s underground facility to experience the search for dark matter and connect with the scientists and technicians who make that work possible. Drift is now open at the Agnes Etherington Art Centre and will remain there until May 31 when it will begin a tour that takes it to other gallery locations around Canada, including the Art Gallery of Sudbury. In addition to the exhibition, the Drift partners have created a digital interactive that allows audiences to explore the exhibit. This digital platform offers insight into the residency experience for the artists and showcases their final works. It also discusses the science behind SNOLAB and the search for dark matter. Go to bit.ly/2Oofa5jto learn more.

Art: The Art Gallery of Sudbury, 251 John St., presents Kenojuak Ashevak: Life and Legacy, until May 30. To visit during COVID-19, pre-book your visit online or call the gallery to make your booking. There are four different time slots available each day. The art gallery can accommodate small groups of one to six people from the same family or social bubble. Masks and gloves are provided as necessary; social distancing is expected; and hand-sanitizing stations are provided. Gallery touch points, including washrooms, are sanitized between tours. The exhibition continues until May 30. The gallery is open for pre-booked visits from Tuesday through Sunday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Admission is pay-what-you-can by donation and free to gallery members). For more, go to artsudbury.org or call 705-675-4871.

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