City Seeks Musical Entertainers for Bell Park Concert Series
Local musical entertainers are invited to apply for an opportunity to
perform during the annual Bell Park Concert Series. The series runs from
June to August, with concerts taking place on Sunday evenings from 7
p.m. to 8:15 p.m.
Priority will be given to entertainers who meet the following criteria:
• Entertainment is appropriate for family audiences
• Entertainment demonstrates collaboration amongst artists and
individuals within the same area of performances
• Performances present minimal logistical requirements, ensuring the
concerts can remain a free event for the community
• Entertainers are representative of the diversity and culture of the
City of Greater Sudbury.
Concerts are held at one of the three locations within Bell Park: the
William Bell Gazebo, the Katherine Bell Gazebo or the Grace Hartman
Amphitheatre. The venue selection is determined by the City based on
criteria including: size of performing group, expected attendance,
technical requirements, and the availability of locations.
Performing groups will receive a small honorarium as compensation. To
express interest in participating in the 2015 Bell Park Concert Series,
www.greatersudbury.ca/bellparkconcertseries to access the
application form. The forms can be scanned and e-mailed back to
email@example.com or dropped off at any Citizen Service
Centre. The deadline to submit the application is 4:30 p.m. on April 17,
Shannon Dowling, Corporate Communications
City of Greater Sudbury,
705-674-4455, ext. 2539
Controversial fund put under
microscope March 6, 2015 - Sudbury Star - p. A2
Taxpayers will get their say about city council's controversial Healthy
Community Initiative starting Monday.
People who have something to say can submit written comments online
at 8:30 a.m. on Monday until 4:30
p.m. March 27.
Printed forms will also be available at the city's citizen service
centres and libraries.
Council has also scheduled a public hearing scheduled for March 24 at
6 p.m. in the council chamber of Tom Davies Square.
"Residents wishing to discuss and provide feedback on the HCI fund,
including whether or not residents think the fund should continue, how
it's used and administered, and ways to redefine the policy, may do so
by either filling out the online form, filling out the printed form or
by attending the public consultation meeting," the city said in a
"Those wishing to make a presentation at the public consultation
meeting must register with the Office of the City Clerk by calling 311."
All comments will be provided to city council's finance and
administration committee, with a report expected to be presented to the
committee in early spring.
Under HCI, each of the city's 12 councillors get to spend $50,000 a
year on projects in their wards. Critics call HCI a slush fund because
there is little oversight before the money is spent and that councillors
can use the money -- $200,000 over their four-year term -- to curry
favour with voters in their wards.
In its release promoting the public meeting and input, the city said
the Healthy Community Initiative fund "supports one of Council's
strategic priorities; the promotion of Greater Sudbury as a healthy
"The HCI fund allows
members of council the opportunity to enhance and promote harmonious
community in their wards in support of advancing the healthy community
priorities, in accordance with the Council Expense Policy and Healthy
Community Initiative Fund Policy."
- - - MORE INFO For more
information on the Health Community Initiative fund or to view the
existing policy, visit
Healthy Community Initiative Fund Public Consultation Meeting
The HCI Funding Public Consultation meeting will be held on Tuesday,
March 24, 2015 at 6 p.m. in the Council Chamber at Tom Davies Square.
Feedback can be sent from Monday, March 16, 2015 to end of day on
Friday, March 27, 2015.
Residents will have a number of options to provide feedback:
- Presentations at the meeting can be made by registering with
the Clerks Dept;
- An online feedback form (SurveyMonkey) will be available via the
City’s Website (link to follow at a later date).
- A print version of the feedback form will be available on the City's
website, and at local Libraries, Citizen Service Centres and at Tom
Davies Square; (see attached)
The City’s website will provide additional education pieces including
links to the policy, to the presentation made at the January 27 meeting,
as well as the printable and online feedback forms.
The feedback form will ask a variety of questions about the HCI fund
including: are you in favour of the HCI fund? Do you feel the fund
should continue but with changes to the policy? What changes would you
like to see? The form will also include an open suggestion section for
written comments. The print form, which is in the process of being
translated, is attached.
The meeting will be marketed via the City’s Facebook and Twitter
accounts as well as a flyer/poster at various City facilities including
Libraries, Citizen Service Centres and throughout Tom Davies Square,
promoting the meeting and feedback process. A reminder PSA will be
issued the Friday before the meeting (March 20) with social media
reminders posted until the submission process has closed.
If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Shannon Dowling.
Sherri Moroso, BPHE., M.A., Leadership, CSOS
Community Development Coordinator
City of Greater Sudbury
200 Brady Street
Phone: (705) 674-4455, x 2449
Fax: (705) 671-8145
HCI Public Consultation_print survey_EN.pdf
We Want to Hear from YOU!
2015 Provincial Survey
Elder Abuse Ontario (EAO) is conducting our Annual Survey to receive valuable feedback from our community of stakeholders. The survey fulfills our agreement to our provincial funders, to get evaluate the success and impact of EAO initiatives and activities, as we work at implementing Ontario's Strategy to Combat Elder Abuse.
EAO invites you to invest 10 minutes and complete the survey, answering the questions from your own professional experiences. The questions focus primarily on our efforts in the co-ordination of community resources, training of front-line staff, and public education to improve awareness of elder abuse in the province.
As well, to guide our work in the community and set the course for the coming years, we are seeking suggestions on how to improve our support/services and want to hear what you feel are the challenges and priorities for elder abuse prevention.
EAO want to ensure that we remain responsive to the needs and perspectives of the individuals, communities and organizations that we support.
Please click the Link below to complete the survey.
Please feel to forward the survey or provide contact information for colleagues or organizations that might like to participate, or with whom EAO could open the lines of future communications as we expand our outreach.
If you have any questions, please contact:
416-916-6728 or via e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Elder Abuse Ontario
Elder Abuse Ontario
would like to thank you
for participating in our
The deadline for
returning the survey is
As a special thank you
EAO would like to
a 15% discount
to the first ten
respondents to this
survey, to be applied
towards the Registration
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Thank you again,
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Thursday February 26 - 7:00 p.m.
Canadian Legion Branch 76
1533 Weller Street - Minnow Lake
No Charge to Attend
“Maley Drive - Moving a City”
by Thomas Price
Maley Drive Public Information Meeting
Arranged by CARP (Canadian Association of
Retired Persons- Sudbury Chapter) and
Friendly to Seniors - Sudbury
Potentially the largest and most expensive road project
Sudbury History the Maley Drive “extension” has created
recent controversy. Since the original concept over 30
ago there is concern as to actual need and expense. Many
citizens do not know exactly what the “extension”
where it is located and what is its purpose. Can we
cost, especially if it involves an increase in taxes?
Mr. Price has had extensive private and public
internationally in engineering process analysis and will
an in-depth review of the Maley Drive “extension” as it
to present traffic patterns and possible future needs in
Sudbury. There will be the opportunity to ask questions.
FYI Ontario Seniors Community Grant Program
Seniors Community Grant Program
The Seniors Community Grant Program, the first grant program in Ontario
dedicated solely to seniors, was introduced to give seniors more
opportunities to participate in their communities by providing funding
to not-for-profit community groups for projects that encourage greater
social inclusion, volunteerism and community engagement for seniors.
The program is focused on encouraging initiatives and projects in the
non-profit sector that encourage greater social inclusion, volunteerism,
education and community engagement for seniors across the province.
Grants range from $500-$8,000.
Who Can Apply?
• Individuals who represent a seniors group, not for profit
organizations, municipalities, local service boards and aboriginal
groups are eligible to apply. Applicants may want to consider
highlighting benefits related to: seniors in rural, aboriginal and or/
culturally diverse communities, senior women and intergenerational
• Applications are being accepted between January 28, 2015 to March 27,
2015 for projects that occur between June 15, 2015 and March 31, 2016.
• Read the program guidelines and use this application form and guide.
• January 28, 2015 - News Release
The Seniors Community Grant Program has already supported 179 projects
and helped 43,000 seniors across the province. For a full list of
previous grant recipients click here.
If you have any questions about the application process for the Seniors
Community Grant Program, please contact email@example.com
or 1-844-SCG-2015 (1-844-724-2015).
'Kitchen-table' conversations about the future
February 10, 2015 - Northern Life - Posted online
Imagine that it's the summer of 2025. You are entertaining friends from
out of town for the weekend. During their stay they ask, "So, what's new
in Greater Sudbury?" You reply by saying, "It's great! We recently...."
The Greater Sudbury Development Corporation (GSDC) invites citizens to
share ideas to grow our city's economic and social landscape over the
next 10 years, during a series of informal "kitchen table" conversations
in local neighbourhoods and communities. Open public conversations are
scheduled from Feb. 12 through March 12 in eight locations throughout
the city, between 6:30 p.m. and 8:30 p.m.
"It's vital that we listen to residents in our community as we build our
city's strategic plan," said Greater Sudbury Mayor Brian Bigger. "Sudburians
care about our future, and they want to see our community grow and
prosper. Our economic development plan is a vital first step to begin
our City's 2025 community-wide consultation later this year."
Economic development plans are used as a resource by council and the
GSDC to guide municipal decisions and actions that will lead to the
creation of a local economic climate that generates significant
employment opportunities, attracts know-how and talent, provides a high
quality of life and a higher-than-average standard of living.
Residents are invited to attend the following "kitchen table"
conversations in their home community:
T.M. Davies Community Centre/Arena Hall, 325 Anderson Dr., Lively, on
Thursday, February 12, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.
Beaver Lake Sports and Cultural Centre, 45 Club Rd., Worthington, on
Tuesday, March 3, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.
-Lionel E. Lalonde Centre, Room 101, 239 Montée Principale, Azilda, on
Wednesday, March 4, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.
-Centennial Community Centre/Hall, 4333 Centennial Drive, Hanmer, on
Thursday, March 5, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.
-Capreol Community Centre/Arena, 20 Meehan St., Capreol, on Monday,
March 9, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.
-Garson Community Centre/Arena, 100 Church St., Garson, on Tuesday,
March 10, from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
-McClelland Community Centre/Hall, 37 Veterans Rd., Copper Cliff, on
Wednesday, March 11, from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
-Onaping Falls Community Centre Main Hall, 2 Hillside, Onaping Falls, on
Thursday, March 12, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.
For more information about "kitchen table" conversations and other
public engagement opportunities, visit
www.gs2025.ca, follow them on Facebook (www.facebook.com/gs2025)
or on Twitter and Instagram using #gs2025.
The City of Greater Sudbury's 10-year economic development strategic
plan, "From the Ground Up - #gs2025", is piloted by an Economic
Development Strategic Plan Steering Committee, representing a
cross-section of the community and its economic sectors, for publication
in June 2015. Economic development plans chart a course of strategies
and actions to leverage existing strengths and to identify and respond
to new opportunities.
Sherri Moroso, BPHE.,
M.A., Leadership, CSOS
City of Greater Sudbury
200 Brady Street
Phone: (705) 674-4455,
Fax: (705) 671-8145
2015 FEO Conference Program Update Event
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Citizens Invited to Participate in 2015 Budget Consultation
As part of their commitment to long-term fiscal sustainability, the
Finance and Administration Committee is looking for creative solutions
to find efficiencies and opportunities for savings for the 2015
municipal budget. The committee will hear these ideas at a community
consultation scheduled for Tuesday, January 20, 2015 in the Council
Chamber of Tom Davies Square.
Residents wishing to make a presentation to the Finance and
Administration Committee must register with the Office of the City Clerk
by calling 3-1-1.
The Finance and Administration Committee will hear presenters in the
order they appear on the speakers' list. Presenters are asked to limit
their remarks to five minutes to provide as many people as possible an
opportunity to share their comments.
Those who cannot attend the January 20 meeting are welcome to submit
written comments online at
www.greatersudbury.ca/budget , starting on Monday, January 12.
Forms will also be available at your local Citizen Service Centre.
Written submissions will be accepted until end of day on Friday,
February 6, 2015.
All written comments will be provided to the Finance and Administration
Committee for review.
Christmas Events at
Walden Public School
ELK classes at Walden Public School will perform their Christmas
concert on Monday, December 15, 2014 at 9:30 am and 5:30 pm.
Primary students will host "The Sights and Sounds of Christmas" on
Monday, December 15, 2014 at 10:10 am and 6:10 pm.
Following performances by the Ojibwe Hand Drum Group and the Glee
Club, Junior students will present a musical based on students’
anticipating a 'snow day'. Performances will take place on Tuesday,
December 16, 2014 at 9:30 am and 6:30 pm.
Students will support the Kids Helping Kids Food Drive by
participating in school-based competitions including a
structure-building contest, where students will design and build
structures using non-perishable food items. The contest theme is winter.
The class to collect the most food items by Friday, December 12, 2014
will win a pizza party. Non-perishable food items will be collected
until Wednesday, December 17, 2014.
Staff members encourage families to purchase a $5 Food Bank Gift Card
in lieu of gifts. Each card will provide a meal for a person in need. It
is the sincere hope of staff and students at Walden Public School that
they can make a difference this Christmas for those less fortunate in
Walden Public School's Primary Choir and Glee Club will perform at
Meadowbrook on Monday, December 8, 2014 and the Anderson Farm Museum’s
8th Annual Tree Lighting event on Saturday, December 13, 2014.
Home and Community Care Survey to Northerners_EN.pdf
Friends of Sudbury Transit Update
Could you let people know about a Transit Survey the Friends of
Sudbury Transit created to collect data about what changes riders would
like to see in transit?
Do you use transit? Would you like to use transit but the
routes and times don't work for you?
Tell us what changes are needed in transit to better meet your
Please fill in this survey and the results will be shared with Sudbury
Join us at one of our two Transit Conferences to provide more input.
Wednesday, November 12
12-2pm and 7-9pm
Peddler’s Pub, 63 Cedar St., back room
Wednesday, November 19
12-2pm and 7-9pm
In the Valley at Howard Armstrong Recreation Centre, 4040 Elmview Dr.
Kinsmen (Hillcrest) Lively Outdoor Rink
And Oja Outdoor Rink
Neighbourhood Associations provide opportunities for residents of a
neighbourhood to get involved and increase participation in leisure
We are currently looking for people who can help with the outdoor rinks
and/or anyone who enjoys planning events in the Kinsmen area (Hillcrest
playground), the Lively Outdoor Rink area (Ski Hill) and the Oja Outdoor
For additional information, please call:
Shelley Lalonde 705- 674-4455 Ext. 2453
Or e-mail: Shelley.firstname.lastname@example.org
You are invited! Chez Nous on the Rocks shindig
Walden Lions Club Rain Barrel Sale...need 6 more Orders to reach 50!
Lions Club have 44 Rain Barrels ordered but
we would like to reach our minimum of
50 by the end of this week.
If you know
of anyone who would be interested in purchasing a Rain Barrel please
tell them to do it asap
Walden Lions Club
Knights Of Valour...One
Night Only, May 30th 7-9pm at Anderson Farm Museum!
– The ANDERSON FARM MUSEUM will be the setting of the most extreme sport
in history “FULL CONTACT JOUSTING.”
The Knights of Valour present “Warriors Through Time”, a two hour
event of epic proportion. Watch and enjoy as you are entertained by
exhibitions of horsemanship and live steel combat. Demonstrations
include bare back riding as was done in battle by Alexander the Great,
the Roman chariot, Glorious Birds of Prey presented by the Canadian
Raptor Conservancy, and Gladiator combat, see two fighters battle for
your cheers. The climax of the evening will be a full contact heavy
armour jousting tournament. Watch as some of North America’s best full
contact jousters compete for the title of champion.
All events are emceed by World Champion jouster and host of
History Television’s “Full Metal Jousting,” Shane Adams, Knights of
Valour Captain and owner. Before or after the show feel free to visit
our gift shop for souvenirs which can be autographed by the competitors
Don’t miss this incredible show and competition, one night only at:
7pm - 9pm – Friday, May 30th
Doors Open at 6:00pm for seating
Please be Advised this a open field and a bring your own chair policy
will be in effect.
GENERAL ADMISSION - $15.00 per person,
CHILDREN ages 4-10 are $10.00
And “lap” children 3 years and under are free,
There are no Advance tickets for this event. Tickets are at the gate
only on the evening at gate opening about 6pm.
*** Most horses of the Knights of Valour are rescued draft horses.
*** All jousting at this event is real; unchoreographed, and done by
trained professional athletes.
Click here to view Joust Sudbury
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Walden Food Bank
Annual General Meeting
All residents or people havinwelcome to join uWednesday,
June 18,201at 7 p.m.
Kinsmen Hall (Boardroom),
15 Kin Dr., Lively
For more information contact
Beverly van der Jagt, President at 705-919-6541
Anderson Farm Museum - Educational Tour Information Spring and Summer
TRINITY UNITED CHURCH
FISH & CHIP
& BAKE SALE
Saturday, May 24th from 12-6pm
at Trinity United Church on 6th Avenue
Fish * Cavendish French Fries
Coleslaw * lemon * tartar sauce
$12.00 per dinner
PLEASE PRE-ORDER TO GUARANTEE YOUR DINNER
Call: DOUG @ 692-0608
See you there!
You arecordially invited...
United Way Sudbury and Nipissing Districts’ Board of
Directors and staff cordially invite you to its
Annual General Meeting.
Where: IMAX Theatre, Science North
When: Tuesday May 20, 2014, 5:30 p.m.
Please join us as we review our successes from 2013. During
the event, we will award Community Grants, United Way
Awards, and GenNext Volunteer Awards. There will also be
a special announcement regarding our Annual Campaign.
Please RSVP your attendance today by contacting Melanie
Dionne at email@example.com or by telephone
705-560-3330, ext 200.
Plant sale at Chelmsford Valley District Composite School
greenhouse May 10 & 17
Chelmsford Valley District Composite School will host its annual
greenhouse plant sale on Saturday, May 10, 2014 and Saturday, May 17,
2014 from 9 am to 2 pm. Chelmsford Valley District Composite School is
located at 3594 Highway 144 in Chelmsford.
“Residents from across Greater Sudbury will be able to choose from a
wide assortment of beautiful hanging baskets, flowers and garden
vegetables that have all been grown in our school greenhouse,” said
Chelmsford Valley District Composite School Principal Pamela Potvin.
Principal Potvin thanked the many volunteers who work diligently
throughout the year to nurture the plants. “This annual event has been
held for the past 20 years with all proceeds to fund student bursaries,”
she said. “The greenhouse is contributing to the beautification and
sustainability of our community and supporting student success.” This
past year the Greenhouse also supported “at risk” programs for several
In addition to the Saturday sale on May 10th and 17th, the public is
welcome to visit the greenhouse and purchase plants every weekday from 9
am until noon.
About the greenhouse
The greenhouse at Chelmsford Valley District Composite School was built
40 years ago in the central courtyard of the school. Teachers and
students were involved in the project along with skilled trades. In the
past 20 years, a large contingent of community volunteers, mostly
seniors, and some staff operate the greenhouse, with great success.
Volunteers tend to the greenhouse each weekday morning and sometimes
weekends and holidays. Many people in the community support the venture,
not only by purchasing their plants from the greenhouse, but also by
providing free pots, planters and many cuttings that are used for
transplanting and propagating.
The greenhouse operates year-round with the exception of July and
August. Following start-up in September, the propagation of donated
plants begins and continues during the winter months. In the early
spring, the seeding of annual flowers and vegetables begins.
Watering and fertilizing is ongoing. This yearlong labor of love
culminates with the May sales where the community is invited to choose
from a wide assortment of healthy plants.
Over the years, the greenhouse has provided a natural classroom for
students from Chelmsford Valley District Composite School. Students
enjoy the peaceful setting as they help with seeding, watering and
general plant care. The greenhouse has also provided a perfect place for
science demonstrations on a variety of topics, such as photosynthesis
Students are encouraged to visit the greenhouse, where their questions
and inquiries are answered. They often volunteer their services and
assist with spring sales. Students also visit the greenhouse on special
occasions to purchase plants for family and friends.
Pamela Potvin, Principal, Chelmsford Valley District Composite School,
Rainbow District School Board, 705-675-0225.
Out of respect for the passing of Councillor Fabio Belli
over the weekend, the
for Tuesday, April 15,
2014, has been
The City is working with
the athletes to find a
suitable alternate date.
We thank residents for
their understanding and
look forward to
celebrating our Olympic
athletes at the
celebration's new date,
likely later this spring
or early summer.
Remise de la
célébration pour les
La célébration pour fêter le retour de nos athlètes
olympiques qui devait
avoir lieu le mardi 15
avril 2014 sera remise,
par respect, à
l'occasion du décès du
conseiller Fabio Belli
au cours de la fin de
La Ville et les athlètes
tentent de trouver une
autre date qui convient.
Nous remercions les
résidents de leur
compréhension et nous
fêterons nos athlètes
olympiques locaux lors
d'une autre célébration,
soit un peu plus tard au
printemps ou au début de
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