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Vicki Gilhula

Support LIVE FROM LONDON Theatre

Producing a new play is an expensive and risky enterprise. Most theatre companies, even the biggest ones in the country, stick to comfortable plays. They cannot afford a flop. That’s why audiences are fed a diet of Arthur Miller, Noel Coward, Shaw, Shakespeare, warmed-over Broadway musicals, and proven Canadian dramas and comedies. It is possible [...]

September 10, 2012 Vicki Gilhula Vicki Gilhula 0

Happy September

September is a busy month. The Jazz festival, Cinefest, and Culture Days. The Sudbury Arts Council invites everyone to A Taste of Opera, Friday, Sept. 28 at the Jubilee Centre. A night of music and wine. Admission is free. This is part of the Culture Days Celebration and is co-sponsored bu the Jubilee Centre. [...]

September 4, 2012 Vicki Gilhula Vicki Gilhula 0

Happy Labour Day!

I have had several phone calls asking about Labour Day events. Here is the news release about Labour Day celebrations at Bell Park Monday.   Sudbury’s inaugural Labour Day Family Fun Fest is a great way to enjoy the last day of Summer and help our community. While enjoying an exciting day out at Bell [...]

August 29, 2012 Vicki Gilhula Vicki Gilhula 0

Is this seat taken?

If you’re old enough to remember Expo ’67, you’re familiar with Ontario’s unofficial anthem, A Place to Stand, A Place to Grow (Ontari-ari-ari-o!). The song was written for the movie shown at the Ontario Pavilion and every school-aged kid knew the words. But what about Ontario, A Place to Sit? As a rapidly aging boomer, [...]

June 27, 2012 Vicki Gilhula Vicki Gilhula 0

Something New From Sudbury Living

I am delighted to tell readers about our new magazine for parents, grandparents and anyone who loves children. The inaugural issue of Sudbury Living Parents, which features articles with a Sudbury point-of-view by some of the most talented writers in the city, has just done to press and will be out in about two weeks. [...]

June 15, 2012 Vicki Gilhula Vicki Gilhula 0

Do you remember Nights in White Satin?

Everyone my age seems to be talking about their bucket lists—the things they want to do before they kick the bucket. I knocked a few off mine in the last year. I saw Paul McCartney play live in Toronto in the summer of 2010, and more recently I attended The Moody Blues concert in Windsor. [...]

February 4, 2012 Vicki Gilhula Vicki Gilhula 0

Best movies about journalism

To celebrate Cinefest, Sudbury’s film festival, I am reprinting a list of movies about journalists and the media that are worth a look, vg J-Source editor-in-chief Janice Neil shares her top 10 picks. All the President’s Men (1976, dir. Alan J. Pakula) Handsome Robert Redford and charming Dustin Hoffman tell the true story of how [...]

September 22, 2011 Vicki Gilhula Vicki Gilhula 0

Congrats to Bryan De Vouge

I got a nice surprise recently. Bryan De Vouge, who took my memoirs course a few years ago, has published a collection of his stories. The book is called My Youth (As I Remember It.) The retired engineer writes about growing up in the Gaspe Peninsula. [...]

August 31, 2011 Vicki Gilhula Vicki Gilhula 0

Those Bostonites are full of beans

Those Bostonites are full of beans

Who says Americans know nothing about Canada? On a recent trip to Boston, the locals wanted to know if I lived anywhere near Parry Sound. Parry Sound? Everyone has heard of Bobby Orr’s hometown. Orr played on the Bruins from 1966 to 1976 and led the team to the Stanley Cup in 1970 by scoring [...]

July 13, 2011 Vicki Gilhula Vicki Gilhula 0

Time to bring some life to ‘Dead Square’

When I visit Tom Davies Square, I find myself using the side entrance off Brady St. rather than walking across the courtyard to use the front doors. This is ironic because the courtyard outside city hall has some attractive features, and it was designed to be a people place, like Nathan Phillips Square in Toronto [...]

August 12, 2010 Vicki Gilhula Vicki Gilhula 0