New Sudbury Days

New Sudbury Days is returning for a fifth year with activities on August 24 and 25 at Twin Forks and Westmount community parks. This festival is a series of free family-focused events that offers opportunities for residents to get together and celebrate the great neighbourhood we live in!

The organizing committee includes:

Brandi Braithwaite
Bev Brisco
Arthemise Camirand-Peterson
Elyse Lamontagne
Gates Legault
Mike Morelli
Mary Morrier
Rachelle Niemela
Councillor Al Sizer

About New Sudbury

The New Sudbury area is centered on Lasalle Boulevard running east-west and Barry Downe Road running north-south. In French, it is known as le Nouveau Sudbury. This area was a former farming community, with only a handful of the old farm houses still standing. It includes a mix of commercial development along Lasalle, including the New Sudbury Shopping Centre, the largest shopping mall in Northern Ontario, and residential properties on most of its streets. This community is home to the Adanac Ski Hill, Rotary Park, the Nickeldale Moraine, as well as Timberwolf Golf Course and Cambrian College. The area also includes the smaller neighbourhoods of Nickeldale, Barry Downe, Don Lita and Lebel. [1] Wikipedia

New Sudbury is divided into four City of Greater Sudbury wards: Wards 5, 8, 11 and 12.


Our logo

LOGO FOR NEW SUDBURY DAYS

Our logo is based on the street sign toppers that are installed throughout the New Sudbury neighbourhood. The toppers preserve our historical heritage, identify our Greater Sudbury neighbourhood, and help to beautify our well traveled roads.

Thank you to Pam Nelson Designs for generously providing us with this logo.

Background

In 2013, the Ward 12 New Sudbury Community Action Network, in partnership with the New Sudbury Historical Society/Societé Historique du Nouveau Sudbury, began a project to design and install toppers on street signs in New Sudbury. This project was based on the work done by the Uptown Community Action Network who installed street sign toppers in their downtown Sudbury neighbourhood.

In January 2014, the New Sudbury Historical Society worked with local high school principals to give a presentation and history lesson to local grade 7 and 8 students. The students were asked to submit designs for the toppers with the theme of highlighting the farming history of the area.

Three of the best designs were chosen by members of the Historical Society from each school with four of the five school submitting entries.

The twelve designs were on display at the New Sudbury Shopping Centre for one week for a public vote.  Hannah Villeneuve, a grade 8 student from MacDonald Cartier, was the winner by a large majority.

The logo, which shows a barn and horse, notes the dates 1883 to 1939 – the farming era in the townships now known as New Sudbury.

The design is featured on 30 street sign toppers installed in the New Sudbury area, with another 50 to be installed in 2019.