CITY BRIEFS: Hiking, zumba and Taste for Life

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The Laurier Woods trails are ready for Sunday’s Hike for Hospice Supplied Photo

Hike for Hospice still a go for Sunday

The North Bay-Mattawa Conservation Authority confirmed that the Laurier Woods trails are in good enough condition to host the Hike for Hospice Sunday, which is part of a national fundraising campaign that aims to raise funds and awareness for hospice palliative care.

Last year, more than 400 people walked the Laurier Woods trails in support of the event.

All proceeds collected locally will go to Nipissing Serenity Hospice.

The North Bay fundraiser will include face painting, popcorn and a bouncy castle from Pascoe Rentals.

There also will be complimentary refreshments from East Side Mario’s and Twiggs Coffee Roaster.

Participants can pre-register at the Davedi Club Wednesday and Thursday from noon to 6 p.m., or on site at 10 a.m. The hike will start at 11 a.m.

To get a pledge form or donate, visit

11 restaurants join in on AIDS Committee fundraiser

Reservations are open for North Bay’s most delicious night out.

The AIDS Committee of North Bay & Area is holding its annual spring fundraiser, A Taste for Life, Wednesday at 11 restaurants in the city.

Twenty-five per cent of the proceeds will go to the AIDS Committee’s client services and outreach programs.

The 11 restaurants taking part this year include Aroy Dee, Average Joe’s, Cecil’s Brewhouse & Kitchen, The Crown and Beaver Pub, Farina Ristorante, Lu Lu’s Bar & Grill, My Thai Palace, The Portage, Raven & Republic, Station Tap House & Steak Co. and The White Owl Bistro.

One lucky diner at each of the 11 host restaurants will win a $25 gift certificate. Additional prizes and entertainment also may be arranged.

This will be North Bay’s 11th year hosting the event. The national fundraiser is currently held in 23 communities from Alberta to Ontario, with this year’s latest addition being Montreal.

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Zumbathon fundraiser brings on SickKids Hospital

North Bay’s annual zumbathon for cystic fibrosis has taken on another cause for this year’s fundraiser.

The Studio will host its seventh annual Zumbathon Charity Event this Friday to raise funds and awareness for cystic fibrosis, as well as the SickKids Hospital.

The Studio co-owner Macrina Perron has two children living with cystic fibrosis, while co-owner Kindra McMillan’s family is one of more than 300 locally who belong to the SickKids Hospital.

The Studio team will begin the 90-minute long zumbathon at 6:30 p.m., with international zumba presenter Ricardo Marmittee, at Alliance French Immersion Public School.

The cost to participate is $25 or free with $50 in pledges. No prior zumba experience is necessary.

For more information or to obtain a pledge form, contact The Studio at, 705-493-5226, or through the Facebook event page.

Senior summer games approaching

Registration has opened for the East Ferris Senior 50+ Summer Games.

The games will be presented by the East Ferris Golden Age Club and will start at 8 a.m., June 8, at the East Ferris Community Centre in Astorville.

Participants will play four games and join in the participACTION walking challenge.

The registration fee is $25, including a continental breakfast, lunch, and wine and cheese. The deadline to register is May 27.

Registration forms are available at local libraries,, or the East Ferris Golden Age Club Facebook page.

For more information contact Ronald Roy at 705-752-2215 or

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