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Blues lovers flock to downtown Sudbury

By: Sudbury Northern Life Staff

 | Jun 15, 2014 - 11:18 AM |
Members of the blues band Zamboni Slim perform at Downtown Rotary Blues for Food June 14. Photo by Heidi Ulrichsen.

Members of the blues band Zamboni Slim perform at Downtown Rotary Blues for Food June 14. Photo by Heidi Ulrichsen.

There was something for everyone at the 24th annual Downtown Rotary Blues for Food, which was held on Durham Street June 14.

Blues lovers revelled in the blues music at the festival's main stage. Kids enjoyed the numerous children's activities, including a performance by the magician The Amazing Rene.


Those feeling a bit hungry headed over to the refreshment area, where there was a barbecue and festival food available.

Although there was no admission fee, festival organizers did ask for donations to the Sudbury Food Bank.

The event makes sure the food bank's shelves are full during the summer, when many people forget to donate, said Sudbury Food Bank executive director Dan Xilon in an interview prior to the event.

“It fills the coffers right away,” he said.

Not counting the donations at the most recent festival, over the years, Downtown Rotary Blues for Food has brought in 57 tonnes of food and more than $250,000.

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