Sudbury listings, Feb. 23 to Feb. 26

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Feb. 23

Health: The HSN 50/50 Cash Lottery for the North is underway. The February draw, live at www.hsn5050.ca, includes “Win More Wednesdays”. Every Wednesday through February, 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 Feb. 10 draw, you must have purchased your ticket before Feb. 9 at 11:59 p.m. Residents across Ontario older than 18 can purchase tickets. Tickets for the February draw are available to purchase right now, with sales ending at 11:59 p.m. on Monday, March 1, 2021. The jackpot-winning ticket will be drawn on Tuesday, March 2, at 10 a.m. and posted online at www.hsn5050.ca.

Film: Sudbury Indie Cinema is back now that Sudbury is out of the provincial stay-at-home order. For more information, including showtimes, prices, and location, visit SudburyIndieCinema.com or call 705-674-0000.

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Fundraiser: Inzira y’Urumuri/Le chemin de la lumiere has launched its One Brick at a Time fundraising campaign aimed at raising $50,000 to build additional classrooms in Saint-Abel Primary School in Rwanda. The organization’s first step was to build kindergarten classrooms in the village of Kavumu. In 2021, the goal is to undertake the construction of classrooms for Grades 1-3 students with a completion date of this May. Entitled #BuyABrick, the challenge consists of buying a brick or making a donation, sharing the campaign information in various social networks or organizing a fundraiser. The #BuyABrick challenge is being shared on the organization’s social media and in schools across Ontario. As a reminder, the organization has been registered under the Income Tax Act of Canada Revenue Agency since June 2019 and can issue receipts for tax purposes for all donations of $20 or more. To make a donation, visit: chemindelalumiere.ca/. Funds raised in recent years have allowed more than 100 students to attend school and receive an education in their own village.

Film: Cinefest Sudbury is now accepting submissions for the 33rd edition of the international film festival. Feature-length, short and documentary films can be submitted online at Cinefest’s Film Freeway website. The early bird deadline for submissions is on June 14 and the regular deadline is on July 2. Late submissions will be accepted until July 9. For more information, visit www.filmfreeway.com/cinefestsudbury.

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Music: Sudbury cover band Good Vibes, known for their dance parties featuring classic songs from the 70s, just launched their first ever original single that is now available on all major streaming platforms. The upbeat indie rock tune called “I’m The Problem” takes the listener into an all too familiar situation where love grows stale and the protagonist realizes he’s at fault. Keep an eye out for Good Vibes’ second single in coming weeks, and when allowed, on stage behind plexiglass at a socially distanced event near you. To listen to the new single, visit drive.google.com/file/d/1UXwbtjSzO6tvKYLYQIivnrrQjZR3I7t7/view.

Art: The Galerie du Nouvel-Ontario (GNO) is accepting memberships for the 2021 season. The cost to purchase a membership for the year is $20. Anyone can become an associate member that encourages the development of contemporary art in Ontario by supporting the gallery’s activities. Active members, who provide the dynamic and growing direction of the GNO, must be Francophone contemporary artists and must be recommended by another active member of the gallery. To learn more, visit the Become a Member page on GNO’s website at www.gn-o.org.

Tickets for talk on sale: The Sudbury branch of the Canadian Federation of University Women (CFUW) is hosting the 25th annual Celebrate Women fundraiser on March 25. During this year’s event, author Mary Lawson will speak about her most recent book A Town Called Solace online from her home in England at 7 p.m. Tickets for the event are on sale now for $10. Details for registering for the event or for purchasing a book can be found at www.cfuwsudbury.com.

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Feb. 24

Books: A young Sudbury author is beginning an exciting new chapter after self-publishing her first novel in February. Brianna North, a 21-year-old digital marketing specialist at Snagged Internet Services, is the author of Stay Strong, a young adult novel about a young boy whose little brother is diagnosed with leukemia. Both ebook and paperback versions of Stay Strong are available for purchase on Amazon at www.amazon.ca/Stay-Strong-Brianna-North/dp/B08VCMWSZJ. For more information about the author, visit www.briannanorthauthor.com/.

Film: Sudbury Indie Cinema is back now that Sudbury is out of the provincial stay-at-home order. For more information, including showtimes, prices, and location, visit SudburyIndieCinema.com or call 705-674-0000.

Music: Young Franco-Ontarian musicians are invited to participate in a set of workshops, with the opportunity to perform at a concert in the spring. Musicians aged 15 to 30 are eligible to take part, with the deadline for registration falling on April 16. Visit www.lanuit.ca/labrunante to read the rules and complete the registration form.  For more information, contact La Nuit sur l’étang executive director Pierre Paul Mongeon at 705-673-NUIT (6848) or productions@lanuit.ca. Health: The HSN 50/50 Cash Lottery for the North is underway. The February draw, live at www.hsn5050.ca, includes “Win More Wednesdays”. Every Wednesday through February, 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 Feb. 10 draw, you must have purchased your ticket before Feb. 9 at 11:59 p.m. Residents across Ontario older than 18 can purchase tickets. Tickets for the February draw are available to purchase right now, with sales ending at 11:59 p.m. on Monday, March 1, 2021. The jackpot-winning ticket will be drawn on Tuesday, March 2, at 10 a.m. and posted online at www.hsn5050.ca.

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Art: The Galerie du Nouvel-Ontario (GNO) is accepting memberships for the 2021 season. The cost to purchase a membership for the year is $20. Anyone can become an associate member that encourages the development of contemporary art in Ontario by supporting the gallery’s activities. Active members, who provide the dynamic and growing direction of the GNO, must be Francophone contemporary artists and must be recommended by another active member of the gallery. To learn more, visit the Become a Member page on GNO’s website at www.gn-o.org.

TV: Applications now being accepted: Got a business idea you would like to pitch to some Canadian business leaders with money in their pockets to invest? CBC’s Dragons Den television series is now accepting applications from aspiring entrepreneurs across Canada seeking a “Dragon” investment to help launch their business to the next level. Due to safety restrictions surrounding the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, all 2021 auditions will be done virtually. Successful applicants will be contacted directly and provided an opportunity to make a pitch to the Dragons Den producers If the applicant shows the producers they have what it takes to pitch in the Den, they could be invited to face the Dragons for a chance to be featured in the next season on CBC. For more information and to apply online, visit cbc.ca/dragonsden/auditions.

Feb. 25

Film: Sudbury Indie Cinema is back now that Sudbury is out of the provincial stay-at-home order. For more information, including showtimes, prices, and location, visit SudburyIndieCinema.com or call 705-674-0000.

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Tickets: La Nuit sur l’etang will be offering an escape through words and music this spring with an event called En voix d’évasion. The performance will take place March 27 at 8 p.m. at Trisac Auditorium and the Pied au Rocher Hall at College Boreal. Any public-health protocols in place at the time will be respected, organizers said. Given that seating will be limited, La Nuit sur l’etang will also capture the event through a multi-cam, 360-degree broadcast it will share online over the weekend of May 7-9.  Tickets for both the live event and the special web broadcast will be available at the Theatre du Nouvel-Ontario box office at 21 Lasalle Boulevard and by phone at 705-525-5606, ext. 4, or online at www.letno.ca. Tickets for the live performance are $50 for adults (18 to 59), $40 for seniors (60-plus); $20 for teenagers (13-17) and $15 for children (six-12).  Tickets for online event are $20 for a one-time viewing during the weekend of May 7-9.

Book: Sudbury author Ray A. Vincent released his latest book called A Matter for the Heart in January. Described as a contemporary Romeo and Juliet, the story follows two women who fall in love during Quebec’s turbulent ‘Quiet Revolution.’ A Matter for the Heart explores how the FLQ era affected families and personal relationships as it moves across rural Quebec, Montreal, and Toronto between 1966 and 1968. Published by Adelaide Books, the novel is available for purchase on Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and other booksellers in the US and worldwide.

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Tickets for talk on sale: The Sudbury branch of the Canadian Federation of University Women (CFUW) is hosting the 25th annual Celebrate Women fundraiser on March 25. During this year’s event, author Mary Lawson will speak about her most recent book A Town Called Solace online from her home in England at 7 p.m. Tickets for the event are on sale now for $10. Details for registering for the event or for purchasing a book can be found at www.cfuwsudbury.com.

Environment: The Greater Sudbury Watershed Alliance has arranged for an online Forum entitled “Troubled Waters”, featuring presentations by five internationally recognized water quality experts. The focus of the webinars will be the impact of climate change on our water resources and how it is affecting local drinking water supplies and the aquatic ecosystem. The virtual events take place beginning on Thursday, Feb. 4. All the events start at 7 p.m. Feb. 25 – Andrea Kirkwood, “Using the Community Science Co-Production Model to Inform Lake Management”. March 4 – John Smol, “The Power of the Past: Tracking Lake Ecosystem Changes in an Anthropocene World”. The registration link is bit.ly/3sCfX1X, but is also live at gswa.ca.

Film: Cinefest Sudbury is now accepting submissions for the 33rd edition of the international film festival. Feature-length, short and documentary films can be submitted online at Cinefest’s Film Freeway website. The early bird deadline for submissions is on June 14 and the regular deadline is on July 2. Late submissions will be accepted until July 9. For more information, visit www.filmfreeway.com/cinefestsudbury.

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Health: The HSN 50/50 Cash Lottery for the North is underway. The February draw, live at www.hsn5050.ca, includes “Win More Wednesdays”. Every Wednesday through February, 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 Feb. 10 draw, you must have purchased your ticket before Feb. 9 at 11:59 p.m. Residents across Ontario older than 18 can purchase tickets. Tickets for the February draw are available to purchase right now, with sales ending at 11:59 p.m. on Monday, March 1, 2021. The jackpot-winning ticket will be drawn on Tuesday, March 2, at 10 a.m. and posted online at www.hsn5050.ca.

Feb. 26

Fundraiser: Inzira y’Urumuri/Le chemin de la lumiere has launched its One Brick at a Time fundraising campaign aimed at raising $50,000 to build additional classrooms in Saint-Abel Primary School in Rwanda. The organization’s first step was to build kindergarten classrooms in the village of Kavumu. In 2021, the goal is to undertake the construction of classrooms for Grades 1-3 students with a completion date of this May. Entitled #BuyABrick, the challenge consists of buying a brick or making a donation, sharing the campaign information in various social networks or organizing a fundraiser. The #BuyABrick challenge is being shared on the organization’s social media and in schools across Ontario. As a reminder, the organization has been registered under the Income Tax Act of Canada Revenue Agency since June 2019 and can issue receipts for tax purposes for all donations of $20 or more. To make a donation, visit: chemindelalumiere.ca/. Funds raised in recent years have allowed more than 100 students to attend school and receive an education in their own village.

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Music: J.C. Brae is a Canadian country music artist who was born in Sudbury with a microphone in his hand. In 2008, Brae decided to follow his dream to Nashville, TN, to record his first self-titled album. He was recently signed to MC1 Nashville/Brandy Records Canada with Sony Music/The Orchard distribution, and his new single “Savin’ It Up For Saturday Night”, is now available on all major streaming platforms.

Culture: Ukrainian Seniors’ Centre is organizing and hosting a learn to Pysanka on Zoom workshop on Friday, March 19 at 10 a.m. The fee is $25 per kit, which includes supplies and Zoom registration. Participants must register and pick-up the kit by March 15. For more information, call 705-673-7404.

Music: Sudbury cover band Good Vibes, known for their dance parties featuring classic songs from the 70s, just launched their first ever original single that is now available on all major streaming platforms. The upbeat indie rock tune called “I’m The Problem” takes the listener into an all too familiar situation where love grows stale and the protagonist realizes he’s at fault. Keep an eye out for Good Vibes’ second single in coming weeks, and when allowed, on stage behind plexiglass at a socially distanced event near you. To listen to the new single, visit drive.google.com/file/d/1UXwbtjSzO6tvKYLYQIivnrrQjZR3I7t7/view.

Health: The HSN 50/50 Cash Lottery for the North is underway. The February draw, live at www.hsn5050.ca, includes “Win More Wednesdays”. Every Wednesday through February, 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 Feb. 10 draw, you must have purchased your ticket before Feb. 9 at 11:59 p.m. Residents across Ontario older than 18 can purchase tickets. Tickets for the February draw are available to purchase right now, with sales ending at 11:59 p.m. on Monday, March 1, 2021. The jackpot-winning ticket will be drawn on Tuesday, March 2, at 10 a.m. and posted online at www.hsn5050.ca.

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TV: Applications now being accepted: Got a business idea you would like to pitch to some Canadian business leaders with money in their pockets to invest? CBC’s Dragons Den television series is now accepting applications from aspiring entrepreneurs across Canada seeking a “Dragon” investment to help launch their business to the next level. Due to safety restrictions surrounding the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, all 2021 auditions will be done virtually. Successful applicants will be contacted directly and provided an opportunity to make a pitch to the Dragons Den producers If the applicant shows the producers they have what it takes to pitch in the Den, they could be invited to face the Dragons for a chance to be featured in the next season on CBC. For more information and to apply online, visit cbc.ca/dragonsden/auditions.

Tickets for talk on sale: The Sudbury branch of the Canadian Federation of University Women (CFUW) is hosting the 25th annual Celebrate Women fundraiser on March 25. During this year’s event, author Mary Lawson will speak about her most recent book A Town Called Solace online from her home in England at 7 p.m. Tickets for the event are on sale now for $10. Details for registering for the event or for purchasing a book can be found at www.cfuwsudbury.com.

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