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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‘Culture Days Fall Market’


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September 28, 2020

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

The event is slated for this Thursday from 4 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. and kicks off the month of October.

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

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Here’s to you, Ron Irwin


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September 16, 2020

Sault Ste. Marie has recognized a long-time local politician by renaming City Hall as the Ronald A. Irwin Civic Centre.

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Blue box food drive


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September 15, 2020

Sault Business Matters has received the following press release from St. Vincent Place marketing and fundraising coordinator Sara McCleary.

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NerdCon is a no go


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September 15, 2020

Sault Business Matters has received the following message from the organizers of the Steel City NerdCon event that was planned for next month.

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Steel City NerdCon is coming


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September 11, 2020

Steel City NerdCon is a go!

Sault Business Matters has learned that Vintage Games N’ Junque has decided to go ahead with its popular event at the Canadian Bushplane Heritage Centre.

It will have up to 40 exhibitors from across the province carefully spread out to allow for social distancing.

Details are as follows.

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Massey Fair alternative


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August 18, 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic has put what would have been the 113th edition of the Massey Fair on hold for this year.

But there is good news ahead.

Sault Business Matters has confirmed that officials have come up with alternative plans for the fair grounds for Saturday, August 29 with an event called ‘Pioneering the Pandemic.’

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Sault joins Canada United


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August 13, 2020

The weekend of August 28 to 30 has been proclaimed Canada United Weekend in Sault Ste. Marie.

And Rory Ring, who is the chief executive officer for the Chamber of Commerce, confirmed that mayor Christian Provenzano and Sault city council are supporting the Canada United movement that encourages buying and dining local.

“We’re grateful to the mayor and to council for supporting this endeavor,” Ring relayed.

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