Moonlight Magic on Thursday!


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November 14, 2022

There are a plethora of events, performances and shopping specials on the slate for this Thursday from 4-10 p.m. when ‘Moonlight Magic’ comes to the Sault’s downtown. A few of them are listed below.

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Trick or treat at AU


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October 19, 2022

Algoma University and the Students Union welcomes families to dress in costume and enjoy a traditional trick-or-treat around the campus the evening of Friday Oct. 28, from 5 to 8 p.m.

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Voyageur Trail in Tea Lake


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October 7, 2022

Looking to help some good folks out and get some good, healthy, outdoor exercise at the same time? Well, here is an option.

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Achieve Fitness issues challenge


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September 26, 2022

Achieve Fitness and Wellness Centre, which is part of the Mane St. Co. in the Sault’s downtown, has instituted a 30 day charity corporate challenge. See below for details.

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Bushplane Days are coming


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September 14, 2022

This weekend signals the return of the ‘Bushplane Days’ family event at the Canadian Bushplane Heritage Centre on lower PIm Street.

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Visual arts, wine and cheese


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September 5, 2022

Algoma University’s Visual Art Program has confirmed its first wine and cheese fundraising event, Falling Into Art. It is slated to take place this Thursday, Sept. 8 at the Sault Ste. Marie Museum. 

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New to Sault Symphony


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August 20, 2022

Just ahead of its looming 50th anniversary season, the Sault Symphony Orchestra has confirmed the appointment of Stephen Mallinger as its new artistic director. Notably, the SSO has also confirmed a full season of concerts.

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Fringe North 2022 is coming


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August 10, 2022

Fringe North 2022 is on its way to the Sault. From August 18 to 21, diverse artists from across disciplines will come together to present their works in fun, exciting, and unexpected ways. Content is uncensored, creativity is running high, and festival coordinators say they are sure there is something for everyone.

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Downtown Street Party


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July 10, 2022

The Downtown Association welcomes all to its first Queen Street E. block party of 2022, this Thursday from 4-10 p.m.

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Country legends tribute


The music of Garth Brooks, Keith Urban and Zac Brown Band will be celebrated as part of a Country Legends Tribute Tour in early August.

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Marconi to host free event


Marconi Cultural Event Centre will be the host site for its ‘Marconi Meets World’ free event to be held from July 21 to 23 at its 450 Albert St. W. location. Donations will be accepted at the gate with proceeds going to the Soup Kitchen. 

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Sleep Inn helps out


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June 12, 2022

On Saturday, our local Sleep Inn, in collaboration with the United Food and Commercial Workers Union locals 175 and 633, decided to piggy bank off the Downtown Association’s World’s Longest Garage Sale event by hosting their own garage sale and barbecue in support of the Leukemia  and Lymphoma Society of Canada.

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Troy’s Trail is just ahead


Troy and Annette Chandler, local representatives on behalf of Hydrocephalus Canada, created the first Troy’s Trail Spirit Walk in 2012.

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Big garage sale this week


Sault Ste. Marie’s Downtown Association will be hosting what it is calling the “Longest Garage Sale” this Saturday, June 11.

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Gathering at Rapids Pow Wow


Algoma University has confirmed that the 16th annual Gathering at the Rapids Pow Wow will be held June 4-5 at the school’s George Leach Centre. The event will focus on Indigenous culture, which includes traditional drumming, singing, and competition dancing. There will be Indigenous artisans, craftsmen and traders displaying and selling their work.

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Marconi Meets World


EDITOR’S NOTE: Sault Business Matters has received the following press release from the Marconi Event Centre. The Marconi is located on Albert Street in the Sault’s west end.

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Downtown events calendar


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March 11, 2022

The Sault’s downtown will be the place to be for a number of events over the upcoming weeks and months of 2022. See below for a full list of calendar events from the Downtown Association.

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Marconi meets world!


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March 5, 2022

The Marconi Cultural Event Centre, located on Albert St. in the Sault’s west end, has a three-day outdoor event planned for July 21-23.

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Sault smiles … at Moonlight Magic


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November 19, 2021

Moonlight Magic took over the Sault’s downtown on Thursday evening and despite the winter like weather, it was a happening place as stores, cafes and bars and other eateries, attracted a good number of locals, while maintaining social distancing.

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Major curling event for Sault


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November 11, 2021

Sault Ste. Marie already has a good reputation for hosting major curling events. And its repute figures to receive a further boost as the host city for the upcoming Everest Canadian Seniors Curling Championships, which are slated for December 6-11 at the Community First Curling Centre.

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ARCH and the Machine Shop


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November 1, 2021

The Machine Shop has confirmed that it will be the host site for “Illuminate the Season with ARCH” on Thursday, November 18 through Sunday, November 21. The in-person celebration will bring together local businesses showcasing their talent, and dedication to not only the holiday season but support towards a local charity.

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A first for St. Mary’s Knights


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October 23, 2021

For the first time in their high school history, the St. Mary’s Knights have captured the aggregate title in the city’s Cross Country meet. Under ideal conditions at Hiawatha Kinsmen Park, the Knights recently captured division titles in the Novice and Junior Girls, and Novice Boys events to claim the championship.

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Community partners, holiday season


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October 18, 2021

Mayor Christian Provenzano and the City of Sault Ste. Marie have confirmed the return of the Downtown Association’s Moonlight Magic initiatives including the annual Community Tree Lighting celebration.

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An evening at Hogwarts


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October 14, 2021

Sault Business Matters has received the following press release from the zany folks at Hogwarts.

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Downtown Street Party is back!


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September 1, 2021

The Downtown Association will be holding a street party this Saturday from noon to 5 p.m. in the Sault’s downtown.

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FBFM and the Street Party


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August 27, 2021

Sault Business Matters is pleased to share some news relative to the upcoming Downtown Street Party via the team at Fit Bodies. Fit Minds.
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Pow Wow served to remind


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August 23, 2021

It was a well attended, two day, weekend event at the sun drenched, community ball fields of Garden River First Nation.

This year’s annual Garden River Pow Wow was held in honour of the children of residential schools and the subsequent and recent discovery of grave yards from a shocking time of Canada’s history.

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Honouring residential school kids


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August 19, 2021

Garden River First Nation will be host to a Pow Wow in honour of the children of residential schools this Saturday and Sunday at the ball fields.

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Davey Home fundraiser


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August 11, 2021

F. J. Davey Home Foundation is encouraging Sault Ste. Marie residents to register to walk and fund raise in support of The Grand Parade.

The Grand Parade is a fundraising walk that celebrates and supports aging Canadians and their families in Sault Ste. Marie and locations across Canada.

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Indigenous History Month


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June 18, 2021

The Sault Ste. Marie Museum is partnering with the Shingwauk Residential Schools Centre to present a virtual film screening and community discussion for Indigenous History Month.

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Remembering Michael Doan


Photo by Bob Davies

Family members, friends, former teachers and teammates once again showed their support for the annual Michael Doan Memorial Golf Tournament that was held on Saturday at Crimson Ridge in Sault Ste. Marie.

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‘Great Giving Challenge’


During the month of June, Grocer 4 Good and Northern Credit Union will participate in the ‘Great Canadian Giving Challenge.’ It is a summer fundraising campaign put on by ‘Canada Helps.’ Grocer 4 Good is located at 133 Gore Street in the Sault’s downtown area.

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Central United silent auction


Venerable Central United Church of the Sault will hold its annual silent auction online from Friday, May 28 to Friday, June 4, at 3 p.m.

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What’s next for Croatians?


When Croatian immigrants first arrived in Sault Ste. Marie at the turn of the last century, their social gatherings were commonplace. Whether in a home, at a picnic grounds or in a building, one could hear Croatian language spoken, celebrate the food, folklore and traditions, and revel in Croatian culture. In the 1970’s the community incorporated the Canadian Croatian Home Association-Sault Ste. Marie (CCHA-SSM) as a non profit culture and heritage organization and moved from Wellington St. West to a newly built home on Second Line East.

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Battle of Atlantic ceremony


Royal Canadian Legion Branch 25 was the site for a gathering of local officials who recognized those who served our country in what was a victorious Battle of the Atlantic during World War 2.

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Fringe North embraces change


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April 27, 2021

Onward and upward.

As was the case with a number of events within the arts and culture sector, 2020 saw the cancellation of what would have been the fourth annual Fringe North Theatre Festival in the Sault.

Now, as the ups and downs of COVID-19 continue to be a challenge, Fringe North is working to try to figure out what can happen relative to the 2021 festival season.

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Environmental town hall


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April 16, 2021

(EDITOR’S NOTE: Following is an excerpt from a release sent to Sault Business Matters relative to the Ontario New Democratic Riding Association and an upcoming environmental town hall event.)

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A first for the Sault Museum


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March 12, 2021

Isabelle Michaud

Francophone visual artist Isabelle Michaud is being featured at the Sault Ste. Marie Museum as its first artist in residence.

An exhibition will display pieces exploring the history of the Dionne Quints, the French community of Sault Ste. Marie, and French Town.

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Happening at the Legion


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March 11, 2021

Branch 25 Legion, which is located on Great Northern Road in the Sault, has much to offer the public and its members. See below for several examples.

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Virtual blues mini series


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January 4, 2021

Ten years and counting.

As in, the year 2020 was the 10th anniversary of the Sault Blues Society.

And with 2021 now into its infant stages, the Sault Blues Society has a special mini series planned that is slated to begin this week.

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Let it snow at the Museum


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December 8, 2020

The Sault Ste. Marie Museum and ‘Bon Soo Winter Carnivale’ are teaming up for an innovative community exhibition.

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Hoping for you, Bon Soo


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November 30, 2020

Organizers of the venerable Bon Soo Winter Carnival are hopefully cautious of hosting the annual event in 2021.

To that end, they have decided on Feb. 5-15 as the dates that the Bon Soo Winter Carnival will be staged, with the ‘Machine Shop Co.’ on Huron Street as a primary location for many of the events.

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Nominate a local visionary


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November 4, 2020

Strive Young Professionals Group of the Sault has confirmed the fourth Algoma Visionary Awards and the first virtual event, which is slated to take place on January 15, 2021.

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Support the Bushplane Centre


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November 2, 2020

Sault Business Matters has received the following information from the good folks at the Canadian Bushplane Heritage Centre.  

That is, they are pleased to announce that with the assistance of Algoma Public Health, there will be six weekends of local small business vendors being featured at the local Bushplane Centre.

See below for more details.

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St. Mary’s helps St. Vincent


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October 27, 2020

SMC Action group went in to action to help St. Vincent Place

Students from a Grade 12 religion class at St. Mary’s College have completed a community service project that resulted in a donation to the St. Vincent Place men’s shelter.

The student group from the Sault’s Catholic high school was called SMC Action — and it organized a clothing drive.

St. Mary’s teacher Robby Calvano noted that he gave his students “the opportunity to do something good for our community and they ran with it.”

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Fall market vendors


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October 1, 2020

Great Lakes Crates, one of the vendors

The resolve was evident in the number of people who took part as supporters and vendors.

To be sure, it was a nice local feeling as part of a (sort of) nice fall day in the Sault’s downtown.

That is, in partnership with the local Downtown Association, the Sault Ste. Marie Museum held what it called a Culture Days Fall Market.

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This is happening today


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October 1, 2020

This is another opportunity to support local.

Sault Ste. Marie Museum, in tandem with the local Downtown Association, is holding what is being called a Culture Days Fall Market.

The event is slated for today from 4 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

The fall market, outdoor event will be held behind the museum’s 690 Queen Street East location.

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