Sudbury Celebrates “Fire and Ice”

Outdoor gala brings ‘fire and ice’ to Sudbury’s Ramsey Lake

‘This is something in the spirit of northern Ontario, the spirit of Sudbury’

CBC News Posted: Mar 05, 2015 8:05 AM ET Last Updated: Mar 05, 2015 8:05 AM ET

The Fire and Ice Outdoor Gala will take place on Saturday, March 7, on Sudbury's Ramsey Lake.

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Fire and Ice Outdoor Gala in Sudbury

Sudbury’s Ramsey Lake will be transformed into a winter spectacle this weekend to raise funds for the YWCA Genevra House women’s shelter.

The inaugural Fire and Ice Outdoor Gala will take place near Science North and will feature figure skaters, musicians, horses, an ice bar, and a vintage snowmobile show.

Paul Kusnierczyk

Paul Kusnierczyk is one of the people behind the Fire and Ice Outdoor Gala. (Roger Corriveau/CBC)

“It’s going to be something Sudbury has never seen before,” organizer Paul Kusnierczyk said on CBC Radio’s Morning North. “This is something in the spirit of northern Ontario, the spirit of Sudbury. Embrace the elements.”

Kusnierczyk is one of three real estate agents at Royal LePage who are raising funds for the Royal LePage Shelter Foundation. That foundation will provide the funds to the YWCA Genevra House.

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We share your sentiment! We love the outdoors as well. Trailhead North

HOMECOLUMNS

If I wasn’t writing this, I’d be in the bush

By: Scott Haddow – True North

 | Mar 12, 2015 – 11:32 AM |
Greater Sudbury is a wonderful region full of lakes, hills, forests, wildlife and rugged splendour. Supplied photo.

Greater Sudbury is a wonderful region full of lakes, hills, forests, wildlife and rugged splendour. Supplied photo.

I was four when I dropped a hook and worm into Big Gull Lake off the end of a dock at my aunt and uncle’s camp.

Soon, a smallmouth bass inhaled the bait and bent the fishing rod. A moment later I was holding the fish up with a big smile on my face. I didn’t realize it then, but the real catch of that day was me.

I was instantly enthralled with fishing and it is also the exact moment my love for everything outdoors began.

Get outdoors – trail groups have said this for years!!

Sudbury Accent: ‘Kids need to get outdoors’

Mary Katherine Keown

By Mary Katherine Keown, The Sudbury Star

Gino Donato/The Sudbury Star
Four-year-old Logan Anderson tobbogans at Robinson Playground.

Gino Donato/The Sudbury Star Four-year-old Logan Anderson tobbogans at Robinson Playground.

At six-years-old, Kiersten Anderson simply likes the feel of the wind on her cheeks as she swoops down a hill on an oversized inner tube.

“The tubes go really fast and it’s really fun, (especially) when you jump off,” the little adrenaline junkie says. She admits she has taken a couple of tumbles and has hit her head once, but says it only hurt for a couple of minutes.

Kiersten’s father, Wes, takes a more measured approach to the perennial childhood past-time.

“Wear comfortable apparel and dress appropriately — nice puffy toques,” he says. “The sliding gear is also important.”

The Star caught up with the mini speedster on Wednesday at Robinson Park. Kiersten, her four-year-old brother and her father, as well as a couple of friends, were out taking their chances on the playground’s small hill. Despite the damp cold — the kind that settles in the bones — they were happy to show off for the camera.

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Epic Adventures Hike this Sunday. Thanks Michael!

Hi Hikers –SignDesignLogo.jpg.w300h263 Will be doing a hike this upcoming  Sunday.  Departure time is 1:30 pm.

Will be doing the Deer Lake Trail System.  Still undecided on whether or not we will do the Loftquist Lake Trail or the Deer Lake Mountain route.  Will decide that day.

In any case prep for a 2-3 hour outing.  This trail system is mostly of moderate skill level, with the exception of a few steep difficult climbs.

Remember snacks, fluids and snowshoes.  Dress for the weather. Meet at Epic Adventures shop at 1:30 pm. Please advise if you will be attending or not.

More Information from Michael – Epic Adventures

Your Future includes “A Relaxing Stay in Thunder Bay’s Waterfront District”

by  Jim Byers

The scenic backyard view at McVicar Bed & Breakfast walking distance to downtown Photos by Jim Byers

The front porch is big enough to play a game of rugby. There’s a beautiful garden with an iron sculpture of a cyclist, and bright orange tiger lilies and lavender and yellow flowers. And a gorgeous, old-time main floor with beautifully polished wood and high ceilings and an oh-so-solid-they-don’t-make-‘em-like-this-anymore feel.

For more information and to the see the full article visit: http://www.northernontario.travel/thunder-bay/charm-of-bb-part-of-a-relaxing-stay-in-thunder-bays-waterfront-district

Jim Byers

Jim Byers recently retired from the Toronto Star after 32 years (and a day) at the paper. He served as travel editor during the last five years at the Star. Prior to that he covered municipal politics and was twice the paper’s City Hall Bureau Chief. He also covered the Blue Jays in the glory years and was the paper’s Olympics Editor for years, leading the Star’s team at six Olympic Games.