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City of Greater Sudbury Introduces a 3 month pilot project- Free Day at Dowling Leisure Centre/ La Ville du Grand Sudbury lance un projet pilote de 3 mois pour offrir aux gens une journée gratuite au Centre récréatif de Dowling

The City of Greater Sudbury invites residents to enjoy a FREE day every week at the Dowling Leisure Centre until June 25, 2014.  

During the months of April, May and June residents can enjoy one free fitness day a week.
Please note that the following list is the designated dates and times that the free pass can be accessed:

Every Saturday- April 5 to May 31, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Every Wednesday- June 4 to June 25, 8 am. to 1 p.m. & 4 p.m. to  8 p.m.

Residents must be 16 years or older to use the fitness equipment and children visiting the facility must be supervised by an adult at all times. A membership or coupon is not necessary to access this free pass but residents are asked to see the front desk receptionist to sign in.

For more information about the Dowling Leisure Centre Free Day please dial 3-1-1.


La Ville du Grand Sudbury invite les membres de la communauté à profiter d’une journée gratuite par semaine au Centre récréatif de Dowling jusqu’au 25 juin 2014.

D’avril à juin, les résidents peuvent profiter d’une journée de conditionnement physique par semaine sans frais. Notez que cette offre s’applique uniquement aux dates et aux heures suivantes :

Les samedis, du 5 avril au 31 mai, de 9 h à 14 h;
Les mercredis, du 4 au 25 juin, de 8 h à 13 h et de 16 h à 20 h.

Les gens doivent avoir au moins 16 ans pour utiliser l’équipement de conditionnement physique et les enfants doivent être accompagnés en tout temps d’un adulte. On ne doit pas être titulaire d’une carte d’abonnement ni présenter un coupon pour profiter de cette offre. Toutefois, les résidents sont priés de s’inscrire à la réception en arrivant.

Pour obtenir plus de renseignements relatifs au Centre récréatif de Dowling, signalez le 3-1-1.

Olympic Homecoming Celebration Postponed

Out of respect for the passing of Councillor Fabio Belli over the weekend, the Olympic Homecoming Celebration scheduled for Tuesday, April 15, 2014, has been postponed.

La célébration pour fêter le retour de nos athlètes olympiques qui devait avoir lieu le mardi 15 avril 2014 sera remise, par respect, à l’occasion du décès du conseiller Fabio Belli au cours de la fin de semaine.

Winner of the contest.

We have a winner! Thank you to everyone who entered our contest by sharing, liking or signing up to

The lucky winner of a $150.00 gift card of your choice is Melissa Spielmann Stringer! Congratulations Melissa from Best Start.

Please private message us for to arrange to get your prize.

Applications being accepted for coaching program for students with Learning Disabilities entering grade 7 or 8 in September 2014

Learning Disabilities Association of Sudbury, in partnership with Laurentian University’s School of Education, the City of Greater Sudbury Public Library and the English School Boards, is continuing a comprehensive student coaching program for September 2014. The program allows third year Laurentian University students to obtain their required placement hours by working one on one with a grade 7 or 8 student identified with a learning disability. In most cases the program is delivered in one of the branches of the public library system. However, please note that there may be limited opportunity to comply with each family’s preference of branch location, especially in the outlying areas of the city.

Letter to parents-grades 7 – 8 
Student Application form
SCDSB consent form
RDSB consent form




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Until March 30, sign up for emails or like us on facebook to be entered in a draw for a $150.00 gift card of your choice.

Please enter yourself, and share with the families you work with. Good luck.

Best Start Survey- winner

Thanks to everyone who participated in our recent survey on Services for Children in Greater Sudbury and the Manitoulin Sudbury District. Janet Charlebois was the winner of the $250 prize. You have provided very valuable information that will help us improve services.

Registration is now open for the City's Leisure Programs- Summer and Fall- Register online or call 3-1-1

Download the 2014 Spring/Summer Leisure Guide (pdf - 7.5 MB) or register online for programs.

Register early to avoid disappointment. All programs have limited capacity, and registration is on a first-come, first-served basis. Register online at

Téléchargez le Guide des loisirs printemps/été 2014 ou inscrivez-vous en ligne.

Inscrivez-vous tôt pour éviter les déceptions. Inscrivez-vous en ligne à l’adresse

Tous les programmes ont un nombre de places limité. L’inscription se fait dans l’ordre des demandes.

Researchers from the University of Ottawa wish to invite you to participate in The Canadian Survey on Parenthood!

The purpose of this research is to better understand the ways Canadian parents perceive parental roles in today’s society. These two surveys can be completed by both mothers and fathers and are focused on perceptions associated with different parental roles:

L’objectif de ce sondage consiste à identifier les perceptions des Canadiens quant à différents rôles parentaux  dans notre société actuelle. Les deux sondages suivant peuvent être complétés à la fois par les mères et les pères et sont focalisées sur les perceptions associées à différents rôles parentaux.