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Northern Lights Fesival Boréal (NLFB) presents Ben Caplan at the Townehouse Tavern

Published on Mar 10, 2016

Northern Lights Fesival Boréal (NLFB) presents Ben Caplan at the Townehouse Tavern Acclaimed Halifax songwriter will be playing in Sudbury for the first time.

SUDBURY - Northern Lights Festival Boréal is proud to present one of Canada's hardest working and most charismatic musicians, Halifax's Ben Caplan. Come on out to the Townehouse Tavern on Tuesday March 29th and discover one of the East Coast's most respected songwriting talents. After the show, one thing will be obvious; this guy needs to play here more. 

Having spent the better part of the past few years touring the world over, Ben Caplan is currently touring North America behind his second album, Birds with Broken Wings, and for the first time, his heavy touring schedule is taking him through Sudbury. This evening promises to be unforgettable; how can one forget such a huge beard, unruly head of hair and incredible vocal range, from raucous roaring to smooth crooning.

“A charismatic charmer and a smasher of pianos. A madman and an earnest poet. A strummer of delicate chords and a lover of bent and broken melodies. Ben Caplan is not any one thing. (...)
Inspired in part by Eastern European and Jewish folk traditions, Ben Caplan mixes older musical sensibilities with his own soul, straight from his hairy heart. Lyrically, you've not heard the like before. Often edgy and dark, Caplan holds a mirror up to show us our nasty bits, singing about the ugliness and showing us that this darkness is the root of the sublime.” - Official artist biography

Sudbury’s own Barry Miles will be kicking off the evening. His upcoming record is a product of passion for the honest nature of roots music and respect for its songwriting, both traditional and modern. The sombreness of the record's themes and characters paints a vivid and often chilling picture of life in the North, and is rendered by an uncanny mixture of electric and acoustic instruments in lush arrangements, displaying the virtuosic musicianship of its players without betraying the nature of the song. Barry is backed by a full ensemble, borrowing his friends and bandmates from Murder Murder.

Advance tickets are 10$ are available at the Townehouse, at the Northern Lights Festival Boréal office (19 Grey Stret) and online at

Ben Caplan - Birds With Broken Wings (Official Music Video)
Félix HT / Communications and Marketing Coordinator
Northern Lights Festival Boréal 
Office: 705-674-5512 / Fax: 705-222-9574


LOL Sudbury Comedy Festival Presents: Bill Burr - LIVE at the Sudbury Community Arena

Published on Mar 4, 2016

This April 4th, Prolific American stand-up comedian, actor, and host of The Monday Morning Podcast, Bill Burr is known for his envelope-pushing and politically incorrect material and will be taking centre stage for Laugh Out Loud Sudbury Comedy Festival!

Here's a taste of what's in store, watch these clips from Bill's animated series, appearance on Breaking Bad and of course a bit of signature standup!

F is For Family

Breaking Bad

Bill Burr Makes Homemade Pie Crust

Tickets are only $69.00 each and are NOW on sale through the Sudbury Arena here or call (705) 671-3000.

Give us a call or check out for all the details!

RSVP to the show on our Facebook Event Page and see who else plans on going! 


Toronto Celebrates Sudbury: The Nickel (5th) Anniversary Event

Published on Mar 1, 2016


February 29, 2016                                          FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE            
Attend the Nickel Anniversary Event of Toronto Celebrates Sudbury

Support Sudbury while having fun in Canada’s largest city.  Toronto Celebrates Sudbury announces its Nickel Anniversary event on Thursday, June 9, 2016 beginning at 7 pm at The Burroughes, located at 639 Queen Street West, Toronto. 

It began as a simple idea to bring together people with a personal connection to Sudbury and to raise money for our community. Now, Toronto Celebrates Sudbury is hosting its fifth annual event – the Nickel Anniversary – of its signature social gathering. To date, over $100,000 has been raised for our community.

To mark the Nickel Anniversary Event, Toronto Celebrates Sudbury will be raising funds for three local organizations that cover a wide variety of sectors in our community – Cinéfest Sudbury, NEO Kids at Health Sciences North (HSN) and Science North.

Tickets are $200 each and can be purchased at

“Greater Sudbury is a remarkable City with a true community feel,” said Perry Dellelce, Wildeboer Dellelce LLP Managing Partner and Toronto Celebrates Sudbury Co-Chair.  “Once again, we are pleased and honoured to raise money for a community we called home for many years.”

“There are many people in Toronto that have connections to Sudbury - whether they have called it home or know some who has,” added Jamie Lamont, Mount Sinai Foundation Event Director and Toronto Celebrates Sudbury Co-Chair.  “What better way to celebrate our hometown, its beauty and all it has to offer than in Ontario’s capital.”

This year’s event will be taking place at The Burroughes, a character building with wood details, exposed brick and a scenic rooftop terrace – all in the heart of downtown Toronto.  Live entertainment, signature cocktails and a few surprises make this year’s event one you cannot miss.

“Cinefest Sudbury International Film Festival welcomes the opportunity of participate in such a dynamic event.  Toronto Celebrates Sudbury’s Nickel Anniversary will no doubt prove to be the most exciting event to date, and we look forward to connecting and celebrating with friends from Sudbury and Toronto alike” said Tammy Frick, Executive Director of the festival. “Visionary initiatives such as these, allow Cinefest Sudbury to maintain and enhance high-caliber accessible film programming to Sudbury and Northern Ontario.”

“Health Sciences North is grateful for the continued support of Toronto Celebrates Sudbury, its organizers and attendees,” said Dr. Denis Roy, HSN President and CEO. “The health care needs of our youngest and most vulnerable patients in northeastern Ontario continue to grow.  With support from incredible events like this, we are able to provide more services, equipment and research for children’s health care. 

“Science North is honoured to be a Toronto Celebrates Sudbury charity recipient for 2016 and delighted that Sudburians in Canada’s largest city continue to support Canada’s second largest science centre in this way,” said Guy Labine, Science North CEO. “We are excited to be part of this innovative fundraising initiative and applaud the vision of Toronto Celebrates Sudbury and its organizers over the years in supporting our community."

The Sudbury Community Foundation (SCF) acts as the administrator and distributor of the proceeds from the annual event.  “SCF is happy to be a conduit to bringing these important funds to our community,” said Carmen Simmons, Sudbury Community Foundation Executive Director.   



Sudbury Project Hope Presents Concert For Hope

Published on Jan 15, 2016

Sudbury Project Hope will host Concert for Hope on Friday January 29 at Glad Tidings Church. Cost is $25 per person. All money raised will support two refugee families being sponsored by Sudbury Project Hope.
“Concert For Hope features an outstanding lineup of local talent who have come together with one common goal: supporting Sudbury Project Hope and its effort to relocate and support two refugee families,” said Jeffrey Burton, event organizer. “Concert for Hope promises something for every musical taste from classical to jazz, blues and rock. “
The concert features four sets:
Classical: Irmgard Hechler & Darquise Poulin
Jazz:  Hugh Jazz
Bluegrass/soul:  Welcome Matt (Sarah Craig and Jim Matt)
Rock/blues: Bluez Brothers Revue (Rod Bazinet and Vic Theriault)
Doors open at 7 p.m. Show starts at 8 p.m.


Dinner & A Show at Motley Kitchen: Wednesday, November 12

Published on Nov 2, 2015

Chamber music, folk, jazz and world music are all elements of the exciting fusion that Toronto’s Ozere will serve up at The Motley Kitchen’s next offering in their Dinner & a Show series on Thursday, November 12.  Fresh from a US tour and a brand new CD release, the 4-piece group will include violin, guitar, mandolin, upright bass and vocals. Influences include bluegrass, Celtic, jazz, Klezmer, Afro Cuban, classical, Balkan and more.
Dinner and entertainment combined will cost $50.00 including HST. Show-only seats are $19.00 each. Doors open at 6:00 p.m. with the buffet dinner served at 6:30 p.m. and the show at 7:30 p.m. Seating is limited so reserve early by calling 705-222-6685. Or drop by the Motley Kitchen at 70 Young St. during business hours (Monday- Saturday 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. and Friday 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.).
While studying classical violin in university, Jessica Deutsch stumbled across a Celtic music jam at a pub not far from her place in Vancouver. She was intrigued--and when she started to join in, she was hooked.  After her studies, Deutsch took to the road, travelling around Europe with a cheap violin, playing anywhere and with anyone.  She absorbed tunes from fellow travellers, learned as much as she could, from Barcelona to Istanbul.  Her road led back to Toronto, where she became a key player with city’s notorious Balkan-powered party band the Lemon Bucket Orkestra ( a huge hit at Northern Lights Festival Boréal in 2014), among other musical adventures.  In 2013 Deutsch put together her own group with musical friends whose interests are as diverse as her own and Ozere was born.

The series is presented in association with Northern Lights Festival Boréal.


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