Arts and Recreation in Northern Ontario
The Sudbury Arts Council SAC Facts
Canadian music sensation Frank Leahy celebrates Don Messer�s timeless music in the high energy performance �Don Messer's Violin." Running in P.E.I for three years audiences and critic's raved about Leahy's personal tribute to Messer�s enduring legacy. The concert will be held on Wednesday May 5, 2005 at 8:00 pm, at the Fraser Auditorium at Laurentian University. For tickets call .
Trip the Switch At The Art Gallery of Sudbury
A unique evening of performance and visual art. This will be a dynamic evening of experimental, multi-disciplinary performance and art by Sudbury�s Rachel Bergeron, Valerie Senyk, Dennis Castellan, Rob O�Flanagan, Trevor Laalo, Gino Cacciotti, Stephanie Skilling and others.
Expect to find a mix of photography, painting, sculpture, electronic music, poetry, movement, and singing all at play in one venue, utilizing two floors of gallery space. Doors open at 8 pm on April 23, 2005, with performances beginning at 8:20 pm and occurring at regular intervals until midnight.
Tickets are available at the Art Gallery of Sudbury and at Black Cat Too for $10. Only 150 tickets are available. Don�t miss this one-of-a-kind event!
For more info contact Rob at or .
The Canadian Mental Health Association Art in Bloom
The 4th Annual fund raising event, Art in Bloom will be held Sunday, June 12th from 11 AM - 4 PM at 169 John St., Sudbury. The Canadian Mental Health Association is looking for Arts and Artisans to participate in this event.
For further information please contact: Pat Mertl :
Being Caribou Documentary
In this stunning film, environmentalist Leanne Allison and her husband, wildlife biologist, Karsten Heuer, follow a herd of 120,000 caribou, on foot, across 1,500 kilometers of rugged Arctic Tundra. The husband and wife team will show this movie on April 21, 2005 to try to raise awareness of threats to the caribou's survival. The evening is free and starts at 7:30.
Heart and Soul Singers� and Sudbury Secondary School Choral Ensembles� Concert The Heart and Soul Singers, will join the talented choral students of Sudbury Secondary School for an evening of song on Friday, May 13th. From doo-wop to contemporary, sacred to secular, there is sure to be something for everyone.
Tickets are $12 ($10 for students and seniors) and are available at Black Cat Too on Durham Street, Canadiana Cabinets, or by calling Sonya at .
2005 Sudbury and Region Studio Tour
The deadline for entry into the Studio Tour is April 26, 2005. For an application form to enter or more information check out their website (CLICK STUDIO TOUR IMAGE), or Contact
The first meeting is also on April 26 at 7pm, at the Carmichael Community Center. Committees will be set up and work schedules discussed.
The Sudbury Craft and Arts Foundation will host their 15 Annual Studio Tour on October 1 & 2, 2005.
Tue Apr 26: The Agnostic Mountain Gospel Choir performs at The Townehouse
This is a great chance to see one of the most exciting live outlaw roots music bands in the country today. The Agnostics hail from Calgary and put on a great show that suits any festival stage, front porch or night club.
Please come downtown and support the scene... The Laughing Buddha restaurant (in the site of The Only Cafe) is now open... come early, enjoy dinner, come see the show at the Townehouse...
For more information email Paul Loewenberg at
Cinefest Sudbury International Film Festival is holding an Online Auction Fundraiser called:
"Lights! Camera! AUCTION!".
Find unique items from the arts, science, and sports worlds from the comfort of your own home or office, and support Cinefest Sudbury International Film Festival at the same time.
Items on the auction block include:
- a Famous Players BIG CARD which permits the successful bidder and a guest to attend unlimited films at any Famous Players cinema for a whole year!
- A scientific tour of the Sudbury Neutrino Observatory for four.
- Autographed articles from Denys Arcand, David Cronenberg, Norman Jewison, Atom Egoyan, Ron Mann, Louis Belanger, Josh Hartnett, and more!
- Tickets to: the Stratford Festival, Canadian Opera Company, Shaw Festival, Sudbury Theater Center, Toronto Symphony Orchestra and of course, Cinefest Sudbury International Film Festival.
Bidding will begin on April 8th and run through to 5:00 p.m. (EST) on April 22nd, 2005 at www.cinefest.com
Attention Short Story Writers
In October of 2005 northeastern Ontario�s regional literary publisher will be releasing Outcrops: Northeastern Ontario Short Stories, an anthology that will showcase the talents of our homegrown fiction writers. To fill out the collection YSPress is searching for authors.
There is no cost to submit your work, and if your story is selected the press will pay you for the right to publish it in the collection.
To have your work considered, YSPress needs three things:
� Up to three short stories, typed or word-processed in 12 point font, double-spaced, on one side of 8 � x 11� paper, with your name on each page
� A SASE (a self-addressed stamped envelope, big enough and with sufficient postage to carry the stories back to you)
� On a separate sheet, a one-paragraph biography about you and your previous publications, if any, plus complete contact information.
Deadline is May 15th 2005, submit stories to Your Scrivener Press or for more information call Laurence Steven at .
An Evening of Gospel Music and Spirituals With The September Classics Choir
The September Classics Choir is back by popular demand. This choir is now in its 23 year. Contact Patrick at for more information.
The concert will be held on Sunday, April 24, 7:00 pm at All Peoples United Church (, Sudbury) Refreshments will be served and their will be a free will offering. Contact Jan at .
Wed Jun 15: The La Cloche Art Show deadline for entries
This juried show and a sale which includes: oil paintings, watercolours, photography, mixed media, drawings and sculpture. Subject matter is varied.
The 28th annual La Cloche Art Show takes place July 9 to July 17 at the Whitefish Falls Community Center in Whitefish Falls, Ontario. There is no admission fee to the show.
Artists wishing to enter the show may get entry forms and additional details from our website www.geocities.com/laclocheartshow or call Margo at . or
"Franco-Ontarian Horror Stories�
Take part in a French-language literary contest and to submit original horror stories relating to French Ontario (legends, history, historical character, society, etc.)
The regulations are as follows:
- stories must be written in French and may not be translated versions of stories previously published in English or in another language;
- submitted stories must be about horror and contain substantial references to French Ontario;
- submitted stories must be a minimum of five pages and a maximum of 30 pages (double-spaced); and
- manuscripts must be submitted before July 1, 2005 at
For more information, please contact Alain L�tourneau, LU J.N. Desmarais Library, at , ext. 3319 or Luc Rousseau, psychology professor, at , ext 4253,
Thorneloe Summer Players Auditions for The Tempest
Thorneloe Summer Players are pleased to announce that this year's summer Shakespeare on the Chapel Lawn will be The Tempest. This ageless play will be directed by Mickey Teed, an alumnus of the Theater Arts Program. Performance dates will be from Thursday, June 23, to Sunday, June 26, and admission will be free.
Auditions for all roles will be held in the Thorneloe Theater on Thursday, April 28, and Friday, April 29, from 6 to 9 p.m, with a possibility of callback's on Saturday, April 30, from 1 to 3 p.m. Technical positions such as stage manager are also available, with university credit from Laurentian a possibility.
For more information, please contact Dr. Ian Maclennan, theatre arts professor at Thorneloe University, at , ext. 24 or
"The Original Fool" CD RELEASE WEEKEND!
Pre-Release Dinner Show
Boop's Diner - May 27, 2005 - 7pm Come out for dinner, stay for the show and enter to win a door prize which includes copies of the "The Original Fool" and "Mona Lisa's Secret"
CD Release Party
Copper Cliff Legion - May 28, 2005 - 9pm Come out and listen to the new tracks, get entered for a door prize, participate in the "Blue Newt" Triva contest and win cool stuff! This is more than just your average CD RELEASE PARTY Themed around the "Carnival."
Wind Down BBQ & Bus Smudge
May 29, 2005 - 3pm (undisclosed location) Come out to this special BBQ at the home of Blue Newt Music! Help smudge the new tour bus have some eats and laughs! (Invitations are included in every CD sold during the weekend, or by special request)
WATCH THE SITE FOR DETAILS
Rex Holmes and the Cheetah's to Play Cambrian Collage Student Center.
Flash back to the 70�s and 80�s with Rex Holmes and the Cheetah�s, presented by Cambrian Alumni Association. The show will take place on Friday April, 22, 2005 at 8pm. Tickets are $10 and can be purchased by calling ext. 7414, in room 4049 at the Barrydowne campus, Cambrian Book Store, and Records on Wheels. You must be at least 19 years old to attend.
"Spring into Art"
The Sudbury Art Club's Annual Spring Exhibition and Sale of Original and Affordable Art is
Sat Apr 30, 2005 from 10 am to 4 pm at the Carmichael Community Center at . Admission is Free. There will be a raffle of art works donated by members. Everyone is welcome... Come and enjoy the fine work being created by local artists!
Le 23, 24 et 25 juin, la communatu� francophone de Sudbury c�l�brera la Saint-Jean-Baptiste. Plusieurs activit�s sont au programme et sont d�crites au site www.stjeansudbury.ca
Contactez Lyse Lamothe au ou
ou Denis Brouillette au .
The 3rd Annual Northern Ontario Music and Film Awards MFM is pleased to announce the opening of the submission period for the third annual Northern Ontario Music and Film Awards Program. The Music Award categories for 2005 are Best Album, Best Vocal Performance on a Recording, Best Songwriter, Best Engineer and Best Presenter. The Film Award categories for 2005 are Best Film, Best Director, Best Film Editor, Best Cinematography and Best Screenplay.
The Eligibility Period is February 1, 2004 to May 13, 2005 inclusively.
Full requirements are available online at www.thinknorth.ca , under the "What' s New" section of the website. Email .
Sudbury Regional Heritage Historica Fair
In May 2005 we will sponsor the ninth annual SUDBURY REGIONAL HERITAGE HISTORICA FAIR celebration at Laurentian University. The Fair is an opportunity for students in grades 4 through 9 to learn more about their community�s heritage.
We invite you to provide a 35 minute workshop, performance or presentation for two groups of students on Friday May 6th.
For further information please call or e-mail
The Sudbury Opera Guild meets Sun May 1st at 2:00 pm
The meeting will take place at Cambrian College in room 2254. The presentation will be given by Guild members Mike Lamb and George Whalen and will feature a Preview of the Canadian Opera Company Season.
This presentation will be followed by the Annual General Meeting where voting will take place on several key issues.
Refreshments will be served at the meeting. New members and opera lovers are always welcome.
Contact Patrick O'Malley by email:
Sudbury Writers' Guild Meet Thursday, April 28, 2005.
This meeting will be a critiquing session.
For the Thursday May 26 meeting, one of the original members of the Sudbury Writers Guild, Colin Hayward, will be joining us to talk about writing for video and the stage.
Contact Janice Leuschen or email:
Photography April 2005 meeting
At the Sudbury Arts Council, , Sudbury ON
On Fri Apr 29 at 7:00 p.m.
Featuring a Show & Tell, an editing demonstration and discussions.
For professionals, amateurs and photography enthusiasts, all are welcome.
Photo Contest for 2005
The deadline is fast approaching! Please bring your entries to the Sudbury Arts Council. The theme for 35mm is Arts &Culture, for digital it's Attractions. Deadline for entries is April 30, 2005
For more information, please go to http://www.sudburyartscouncil.com/projects.html
For the entry form, go to http://www.sudburyartscouncil.com/documents/PhotoContest.pdf
The next Board Meeting of the Sudbury Arts Council
will be in the SAC space on Tue May 10 at 7:00 pm.
All artists, art groups, businesses, individuals interested in the arts are welcome.
Please RSVP by email:
The Arts Council is also hosting its Annual General Meeting on Tuesday June 14, 2005. This meeting is open to all members of the Arts Council.