Things to do, things to see
Greater Sudbury Hosts Canada Day PartipACTION Play List Activity Challenge on Moonlight Beach
The City of Greater Sudbury invites residents to help celebrate Canada’s 150th birthday at Moonlight Beach on Saturday, July 1.by taking part in a variety of activities built around the ParticipACTION 150 Play List.
The ParticipACTION Play List challenges Canadians to try as many activities on the list as they can to get moving more andsitting less, all while having the chance to win great prizes.
The City of Greater Sudbury will focus on 30 of the 150 activities on Canada Day including a sandcastle building competition, yoga, beach volleyball, geocaching, dog walking and many more.
Events begin at Moonlight Beach at 9 am and wrap up at 2:30 pm. with the announcement of the sandcastle competition winners.
For more information about activities and scheduling, visit www.greatersudbury.ca/canadaday
Photography Contest Celebrates Canada 150
Artists on Elgin celebrates Canada 150 with a launch of 150 postcards of Sudbury. Over 800 images were submitted by local photographers of all ages and experience to the Capture Sudbury photo contest depicting favourite aspects of the city: historical locations, buildings, people, nightlife, activities, contemporary issues, nature, and what the public loves about Sudbury.
After an overwhelmingly positive response to the project, 150 images were selected and some community groups and local businesses sponsored favourite images to be printed as postcards for Canada Day.
“The images are stunning and unique, a way to fall in love with the city’s beauty all over again.”
The public is invited on July 1st at the Downtown Market from 8am-3pm to view all 150 photos as well as the winners of the Juror’s Choice, the People’s Choice and the Runner-Up awards. The community group and local business choices will also be revealed on July 1st. The postcards will be available for purchase after Canada Day at Artists on Elgin as a fundraiser to support local artists.
For more information on the Capture Sudbury photography launch visit www.artistsonelgin.ca/events or stop by our shop at 168 Elgin Street.
Big Nickel Show
FREE Special evening multimedia light and video show projected on the Big Nickel. Take a 15-minute time-travelling adventure that highlights key moments in Sudbury’s rich heritage. The show takes place every evening after dark in July and August. Check schedule at sciencenorth.ca/dynamic-earth/bignickelshow.
CP Canada 150 Train
FREE The Heritage Train with more than 10 restored Royal CP heritage cars will be stopping in Sudbury, Aug. 8. Arrival at the VIA station on Elgin St. scheduled for 5 pm. Family-friendly activities, complimentary treats, photo walls and an opportunity to decorate a special railcar that will be part of the holiday train. Canadian country music star Dean Brody, and Dallas Arcand, a world champion hoop dancer/aboriginal entertainer, will entertainment
What’s your railway legacy?
To celebrate Canada’s 150th birthday and to recognize the people, families and communities that helped shape the nation, CP is running a writing contest. From stories of sacrifice, bravery, ingenuity, even romance, authors of the two most compelling true short stories will win the experience of a lifetime including a two-day, two night, all-expense paid trip for two aboard the CP Canada 150 Train, with five-star hospitality from the Royal Canadian Pacific. Contest closes July 31, 2017. Visit cpconnectingcanada.ca to enter.
Northern Ontario Railroad Museum
The museum, located at 28 Bloor St. in Capreol, is in a restored Victorian-style house built in 1916. The museum has a gift shop, washrooms and tea room serving refreshments during the summer months. Prescott Park, located behind the museum is home to lush gardens, a railway-themed playground and a unique collection of rolling stock. There are picnic tables for visitors.
Admission to the museum includes a pass to the Heritage Centre on Young St. The repurposed building was formerly the town’s municipal offices, the police station and fire hall. The Heritage Room has several exhibits showcasing the social history of the community. There is a new model railway layout that will delight children and adults.
The museum and Heritage Centre are open every day in July and August from 10 am to 4 pm. (normhc.ca/events)
Science North Under the Same Stars
Minwaadiziwin Planetarium Show
This new planetarium show gives visitors a chance to learn about the Indigenous people, the common constellations visible in the night sky, and the Anishinaabe stories that define them. Sponsored by Ontario 150. (sciencenorth.ca/science-north/planetarium)
ParticipACTION 150 Play List is a program designed to get Canadians moving by challenging them to complete 150 physical activities in 2017. Anyone can register online and compete against other Canadians to complete as many of the 150 designated activities as possible. These are very Canadian activities: shovelling snow, gardening, picking fruit, axe throwing, washing your car, or playing lacrosse. Every time you check off an activity you earn badges and are entered for a chance to win prizes The Playlist Crew will be visiting Sudbury on its nationwide tour, Oct. 20, 2 pm at the T.M. Davies Community Centre, 325 Anderson Dr., in Lively. For more info check out: signedeven