Sudbury briefs: Remembering Jeremy Mahood, homeless for a night, the YAM Project, OPP recruiting

Jeremy Mahood Gino Donato / Gino Donato/Sudbury Star

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Honouring Rev. Mahood

A tribute dinner will be held Oct. 27 at the Caruso Club for Jeremy Mahood, pastor of All Nations Church, who died suddenly June 4.

Organized by All Nations Church members, friends and community leaders, the event will involve a reception at 5 p.m. followed by dinner at 6 p.m.

Tickets are $50/person or a table of eight for $400. They can be purchased at All Nations Church and the Jackson and Barnard Funeral Home.


Homeless for a Night

Wednesday night, 110 students from École secondaire catholique Champlain in Chelmsford will take part in the Homeless for a Night activity, accompanied by three staff members.

This marks the 11th consecutive year the school has participated in this activity. This awareness-raising activity will begin at 4 p.m. in the Place Bonaventure Mall, located on Highway 144 in Chelmsford. The event will conclude on Oct. 10 at 8 a.m.

The students will have only cardboard boxes and tarps for shelter. They will also collect non-perishable food items and monetary donations. Community members are encouraged to stop by for a visit and donate to this great cause. All past participants are also invited to stop by in the evening to stand in solidarity and sign a commemorative poster.

The monetary donations will be used to purchase winter clothing for the less fortunate in our community, as well as items for the Sudbury Infant Food Bank and the Chelmsford food bank.


The YAM Project faces fierce competition

A local group is asking the public for help in its bid to win the Gardens for Good competition.

This is an international competition in which only one Canadian project will be funded; the prize is $15,000. Members of the public can vote for the project (and read more about it) by visiting

Youth with experience planting ecologically sustainable gardens will work with other youth to develop new garden projects. A core group of Youth Agriculture Mentors (YAMs) originally developed the project while working and volunteering together with Sudbury Shared Harvest, a non-profit organization that led the establishment of Sudbury’s first community food forest.

The Delki Dozzi Community Food Forest has become a site for environmental education, an outdoor communal space, as well as a source of locally grown food that is available to anyone in the community who wishes to pick it.

The original plan was to gradually expand the size of the food forest over a number of years, but public feedback led the project in a different direction. In 2019, Sudbury Shared Harvest collaborated with a high school and a neighbourhood association to create two much smaller food forests, or edible forest gardens. It was out of these initiatives that the YAM project was born.

Connecting with other local youth who are participating in food security initiatives in Sudbury, the core group of YAMs will mentor other youth to take on leadership roles in the project, delivering programs and activities related to permaculture-style gardens and environmental education in their schools and communities and for their peers.

To learn more about Sudbury Shared Harvest, visit


OPP job session

Members of the public interested in finding out about career opportunities with the Ontario Provincial Police are invited to attend an information session in Sudbury.

A recruiter will provide details and information related to the OPP uniform recruitment process, the various stages of the recruitment process and how to prepare for a career in policing. The session is beneficial in assisting candidates to understand the process when applying to the OPP.

The sessions will be held Monday, Oct. 28, 2 to 4 p.m. at the Sudbury OPP Detachment, 3767 Highway 69 S.