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Sudbury’s largest hall, the Caruso Club, was founded in 1947 and has expanded several times since.
Sudbury’s host for almost 70 yearsSudbury’s largest hall had a modest beginning in the heart of the city’s Italian community almost 70 years ago.On May 18, 1947, members of Sudbury’s Italian community, including Luigi Battaino and Antonio Buttazzoni, met at the Ryan Community Club in the city’s west end, and decided to form their own association, as other communities in the outlying region had already done.The proposed name for the association was Fratellanza Italiana di Sudbury, or the Italian Brotherhood of Sudbury.Bu...


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Minaki Yurt Adventures provide outside-the-box lodgings
More than 20 years ago, Nadene and Jordy McBride decided to create a back-to-nature retreat that was a little off-the-beaten path.Located 45 minutes from Kenora and three hours from Winnipeg, Minaki Yurt Adventures sprang out of the couple’s involvement in a not-for-profit group maintaining a t...
Meet and greet at Hockey Heritage North
A money-losing museum in Kirkland Lake has found new purpose as a state-of-the-art convention centre.Hockey Heritage North is experiencing a rebirth as a popular community gathering place for social, training and corporate events.The 17,000-square-foot facility opened in 2006 as a government-su...
Major facelift for Fort Frances hotel
Bryce Campbell wants the Copper River Inn & Conference Centre to be the preferred place for meetings and conventions in the Rainy River district of northwestern Ontario.“Without a doubt that’s our goal,” said Campbell, who acquired the former Adventure Inn in Fort Frances in February 2014. “Whe...
Aboriginal training institute aims to be meetings host
An Aboriginal training institute is aiming to host large-scale conferences in Kenora by renovating space at a former high school.Seven Generations Education Institute received almost $1.2 million from FedNor in early July to begin work this summer to upgrade more than 30,000 square feet at its ...


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