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Reading Week: Keeping Busy

So you’ve decided to stay in Sudbury for Reading Week. Whether it be the quiet of Laurentian sans students, the ability to take any study space you want without someone else getting there first, short lines at the Fresh Food Company, home is too far away, or that you live here in Sudbury you stayed for a reason. Let me give you a couple more reasons to justify staying!  

There are a ton of things that you can do in Sudbury over this week! All of the event links (where possible) are included all you have to do is click on the activity that suits you!

You could start off on Monday, February 20th – Family Day – by attending a free public skating session put on by Sudbury’s own Member of Parliament: Glenn Thibeault. Politics aside, everyone can get behind free skating at the Sudbury Community Arena from 10:30-12:30 & again 12:30 – 2:00. Rumour has it that there will be food provided as well! That day there is also a free hike organized by the Rainbow Routes Association starting at Langdon Park – or you could use this opportunity to checkout on of the many trails that Laurentian has to offer. Note: some of the trails may be inaccessible without snowshoes or cross country skis – but don’t worry! You can rent them from the stadium on campus.  

Tuesday through Thursday over at the Sudbury Curling Club, CTV is hosting the Northern Masters Curling Bonspiel. If you’re an avid curling enthusiast or just want to get out for the day for a unique experience head on out – it’s free for spectators.

On Wednesday the Sudbury Public Library’s south end location is hosting their monthly Afternoon Book Chat from 2:00-3:30 and they are always looking for more participants. You can use this opportunity to sign up for a library card and truly utilize Reading Week for reading! Further on in the week you might take the opportunity to see the Sudbury Wolves play either the Barrie Colts on Friday February 25th at 7:00pm or the Mississauga Steelheads Saturday, February 26th also at 7:00pm. Great to attend on your own or with other students who are still kicking around!

If you’re interested in theatre, the Sudbury Theatre Centre has shows of Moose on the Loose and Theater Cambrian is performing a musical comedy called Sister Act. Both offer student discounts. If comedy is more your style, Little Montreal has a comedy show Friday, February 24th called He Said, She Said for $10!

Here are some other activities that you can participate in all week long that don’t have set schedules!:

  • Go rock climbing at ARC
  • Do the new escape rooms at Science North
  • Go get a massage (your student benefits should cover this!)
  • Apply for summer jobs – that deadline is coming sooner than you might think!
  • Head to the mall and people watch
  • Go grocery shopping
  • Sit down and read a book
  • Learn a new hobby
  • Play board games at Scrabbalatte.

Do you have anything else you think should be added to this list? Send me a tweet (@ronnockoch) or leave a reply in the comments below.

There’s always lots to do in Sudbury and to see what else is happening check out Entertainment Subdury’s website ( for a full calendar of local events.

Go forth and adventure!