SUDBURY -- Amid COVID-19 concerns, events across the country are being cancelled.

CTV News is compiling a list of cancellations from northern Ontario:

  • All court matters scheduled between March 16 and April through Ontario Provincial Offences Courts are adjourned. Defendants will be notified by mail of new court dates in the coming weeks.
  • All Goodlife Fitness clubs across the country closed, member payments suspended as of March 17
  • All publicly-funded schools closed March 14 to April 5
  • All minor hockey cancelled for the season
  • All OHL games
  • All NOJHL practices and games suspended
  • All Cineplex theatres are reducing capacity to allow for social-distancing and enhancing cleaning protocols
  • All weekday and weekend masses in all Catholic Churches within the Diocese of Sault Ste. Marie are cancelled until further notice
  • Curling Canada postpones upcoming championships and suspends all domestic sanctioned activities
  • Federation of Northern Ontario Municipalities (FONOM) AGM May 13-15
  • United Way Centraide North East Ontario's Community Volunteer Income Tax Preparation Program


  • All Sudbury Lions Cub events, including charter nights and regional rallies
  • Cambrian College in-person classes suspended March 16 - 20, remote or alternate delivery begins March 23
  • Cambrian Student Innovation Challenge
  • Canada Revenue Agency at Lasalle and Notre Dame is asking non-essential service employees to say home
  • Curl Sudbury closes, events cancelled, and year-end bonspiel postponed until Oct. 2-4. The facility will open Tuesday – Friday from 10am-2pm & 5pm-7pm for members to retrieve their equipment and clean out their lockers and pay their bar tabs.
  • Dynamic Earth effective March 13 at 6 p.m.
  • Grace United Church spaghetti dinner March 28
  • Greater Sudbury Police Service temporarily suspending non-essential services: non court-ordere record checks, fingerprints, and property returns
  • Inspired Hands spring craft show
  • Kiwanis Club of Sudbury's 75th annual music festival
  • Knox Presbyterian Church service suspended until April 11 and will resume for Easter Sunday April 12 
  • Laurentian University classes and events up to March 15, Saturday's open house will be offered through online information sessions
  • École secondaire Macdonald-Cartier’s 50th Anniversary May 15 - 17
  • Northern Ontario Railroad Museum and Heritage Centre's March Break program
  • Northern Women's Show
  • Parkside Centre closed until April 5
  • Pysanka (Ukrainian egg decorating) workshop at Ukrainian Seniors' Centre
  • Ontario Genealogical Society Sudbury branch's Mar. 16 meeting at the Older Adult Centre and library session Mar. 17
  • Raise the Roof event at Coniston Curling Club
  • Rayside Balfour Quilt and Stitchery Show postponed to Sept 19 and 20
  • Science North effective March 13 at 6 p.m.
  • Sudbury CARP general meeting March 26
  • Sudbury Five games suspended
  • Sudbury Home and Lifestyle Show
  • Sudbury German Language School classes at Sudbury Secondary School, expected to resume April 18
  • Sudbury Homebuilders Assoc. Home & Lifestyle Show April 4 & 5
  • Sudbury Kinsmen Showcase Sweepstakes this year
  • Sudbury police's International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination Dinner March 21
  • Sudbury Secondary School Adult Education Centre classeswill resume April 18
  • Sudbury Wolves games suspended
  • Sudbury YMCA childcare, March Break camps, land-based programming, swimming classes, health, fitness and aquatic centre, and employment and immigration services
  • Theatre du Nouvel-Ontario production of Le Club des ephemeres has been suspended - ticket holders will be contacted
  • Valley East Renegades' house league tournament March 27-29
  • Walden Art Club Spring Show April 18 & 19
  • Yogathon postponed  

NORTH BAY and area

  • Canadore College's social events and large gatherings only until April 30
  • City of North Bay's neighbourhood meeting on Bourke Park March 18 will move online
  • Davedi Club Ladies Auxiliary March 29 Spaghetti Supper
  • FIRST Robotics event at Nipissing University
  • Full Gospel Business Men's Fellowship in Canada April 3 dinner
  • Laurentian Skill Hill closed for the season
  • Many events at 250 Clark in Powassan
  • Nipissing District Soccer Club's activities
  • Nipissing University cancels all classes on March 16 & 17, classes will move online March 18, all school-related travel outside of Canada cancelled or postponed
  • North Bay Battalion games suspended
  • North Bay Canadian Club March 18 meeting
  • North Bay Golden Age Club's activities March 16 – April 6
  • North Bay Horticultural Society cancels meeting scheduled for Monday, March 16th
  • North Bay & District Multicultural Centre’s Taste of the East March 25 event is postponed
  • North Bay Museum to delay its retro game week opening until March 17
  • North Bay YMCA childcare, March Break camps, land-based programming,swimming classes, health, fitness and aquatic centre, and employment and immigration services
  • Relay for Life at R.J. Surtees Athletics Centre
  • Restoule Legion Seniors' Lunch March 25
  • Restoule Lions' annual winter carnival
  • Sturgeon River House Museum closed until April 6
  • Trinity's North Bay Worship service on Sunday, March 15, the board will be meeting via tele-conference on Monday, March 16 to discuss further actions
  • West Nipissing community and recreation centre, municipal arenas, pool and the fitness centres closed until April 6


  • All weekday and weekend masses in all Catholic Churches within the Diocese of Sault Ste. Marie are cancelled until further notice
  • 2020 WE ARE THE SOO North of 50 Expo
  • Algoma University in-person classes, labs and tutorials as of March 16 for the remainder of the term
  • City of Sault Ste. Marie suspending large events and public gatherings with potential to draw over 250 people
  • Easter Seals Telethon's live show to be replaced with pre-recorded special
  • Hiawatha Highlands building will be closed, but trails will continue to be groomed
  • Irish Stew Supper at Jocelyn Twp Hall, St. Joseph Island
  • Lake Superior State University (MI) moving to online learning March 16 until at least April 17
  • Twins Saults Polar Plunge has been postponed
  • Sault College scheduled events cancelled, while all in-person classes are being suspended as of March 23, remote instruction to be determined
  • Sault YMCA childcare and March Break camps closed March 17 - April 5
  • Soo Greyhound games suspended
  • The Simon and Garfunkel Story has been postponed until May 22
  • Tim Horton's free swimming at John Rhodes Community Centre
  • Yesterday Once More at Sault Communty Theatre Centre

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According to Sudbury public health officials, 67 people have been tested for the COVID-19 virus and only one person has tested positive between March 2 - 13 at noon.


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