Community Groups

Sudbury Carving and Stained Glass Club

The Sudbury Carving and Stained Glass Club meets at the Parkside Centre. This club is open to anyone interested in carving or stained glass, and welcomes those with experience in these media or those who have an interest in learning. For more information please call the Parkside Centre.

Monday - Friday
September - June
8:00 - 11:00 am

Sudbury Carving Club

The Sudbury Carving Club meets at the Parkside Centre in the Hobby Room on Tuesday nights. This club is open to anyone interested in learning to carve a bird. Wood is available at a nominal cost to use in your carving. Some supplies you will need to bring are; a carving knife, wood chisels, rasps and sandpaper.

Tuesday Nights
September  - June
6:00 – 9:00 pm

Sudbury and District Quilting and Stitchery Guild
The Sudbury and District Quilting and Stitchery Guild is meeting at the Parkside Centre.  Each meeting consists of an address by the president, a show and tell, coffee break and a workshop to learn a new technique in either quilting or stitchery.  The Guild has an active Cuddle quilt program where quilts and other quilted/sewn/knitted items are donated to 15 charities throughout the Sudbury community. 
They are always looking for new members so if you are interested in joining them, come to a meeting, or contact the Guild by email at [email protected].  You can also check out their website at

January 9 to April 24, 2018
7:00 - 9:00 p.m.


Are you afraid to speak in front of a crowd?  Are you interested in further developing your leadership skills such as time management and organization? WE WANT YOU!

Toastmasters International is an organization dedicated to the development of leadership and speaking skills ( ). We invite you to come out as a guest to a meeting convenient for you. We have three (3) Toastmasters clubs meeting at the Parkside Centre at the following times:

Monday:         Sudbury Speakers Club, from 7-9pm (from September to June)
Wednesday:   Sudbury Noon Hour Speakers Club from 12-1pm (all year round)
Thursday:      Greater Sudbury Speakers Club from 7-9pm (from September to June)

For more information, feel free to contact Lynne Raven at [email protected] for more information.
Looking forward to seeing you!

WHEO (Widowed Help Each Other)

The WHEO Club (Widowed Helping Each Other) will be celebrating their 50th Anniversary in 2017. The club is essentially a support group that helps its members get through tough times and losses. They help each other through the grieving process at their regular meetings where they take their minds off of their grief by playing cards, hosting dances and general socialization.  They welcome any new member that can benefit from this type of support. They meet Monday evenings from 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm at the Parkside Centre.

Sudbury District Branch of the Ontario Genealogical Society

This group provides tips on how to trace your Family Tree. Share your successes with like-minded family historians and learn from interesting speakers and knowledgeable researchers.

Meeting nights are usually at 7:00 pm on the third Monday of each month, excluding July and August. We normally meet at the Parkside Centre and the general public is welcome. (Offsite meetings are limited to members only).

Northern Echoes

The Northern Echoes Choir meets at the ParkSide Centre on Wednesdays at 1:30 pm from September to June.  New members are welcome so come out and lend your musical talents to this group. For more information contact Jeannine Longe at (705) 693-2122.

Royal Purple of Canada - Sudbury Royal Purple Lodge #148

An Invitation to Join Us
The Royal Purple Lodge is a National, Fraternal and Charitable Organization identifying and addressing Community needs through the volunteer efforts of its membership. Currently, the Royal Purple of Canada has approximately 190 Lodges and 5,000 members.  Membership means you will receive a warm welcome when visiting any Lodge, a network of friends that you can tap into anywhere in Canada.

The qualifications to become a Member of the Royal Purple are: female, sixteen years of age, resident of Canada, supporting democratic and lawful government and the purposes and objects of the Order: 

  • To promote the Principles of Justice, Charity, Love and Fidelity;
  • To encourage and create opportunities for women to develop their leadership qualities;
  • To create greater awareness of women and their contribution to their communities;
  • To promote the reasonable aspirations of women in all fields of endeavour;
  • To promote the principles of charity by the development and financial support of the Elks and Royal Purple Fund for Children;
  • To show, by example, good citizenship at all times.


For more information, please contact:

  • Phyllis Blain - (705) 969-5494
  • Darlene Sargent - (705) 560-3669
  • Joan Chase - (705) 523-6835


Brain Tumour Support Group

Brain Tumour Support Groups help survivors, family and caregivers through their journey with a brain tumour in a number of ways. They provide connections with others who have faced life with a brain tumour thereby offering reassurance, reducing feelings of isolation and reinforcing a positive, hopeful attitude.

If you or a loved one has been affected by a brain tumour, you’re invited to share your experiences and journey in this confidential, supportive environment. The group meets monthly on the last Monday of each month at the Parkside Centre.
6:30 pm – 9:00 pm

Sudbury Shutterbugs

We are the Sudbury Photo club, Sudbury Photography club, or the Sudbury Camera Club, but no matter what you call us we consist of lifelong enthusiasts, to first time camera owners. Please come out to our meetings and share in our love for photography.

Our mission is to share and expand our knowledge about the art of photography, bringing together people of all knowledge levels from professionals to amateurs. We strive to have an open forum to discuss matters that are important to the members, to share our pictures, and to help members grow as photographers.

If you enjoy taking pictures no matter your skill level or equipment, come on out to the Parkside Center the first and third Wednesday of every month at 7:00 pm. 

Jubilee Folk Ensemble

The Jubilee Folk Ensemble (JFE) is a non-profit community-based musical group that contributes to Greater Sudbury's progressive, bilingual, multicultural life. Our ensemble consists of a diverse group of amateur musicians who play a variety of orchestral instruments under the direction of our conductor, Oryst Sawchuk (Note: our recent interim conductor has been our vocalist/flautist Sandra Faubert). Our practices are held on Monday evenings at the Parkside Centre on 140 Durham St. in Sudbury

The Jubilee Folk Ensemble always welcomes new members who enjoy performing a diverse repertoire of orchestral multicultural folk music.