A Look Back on the 2022-2023 Season

The Slague’s 2022-2023 season comes to an end. We’ve had such a wonderful time with you, that we wanted to take the time to look back on this incredible season in photos!

The 2022-2023 Season Launch

It all started at the launch…remember our season launch at the Bistro with Martine Fortin, Aurel and Stef Paquette?

We kicked off the season with a barbecue, your good company and performances that promised a great season!


Photo: Ali Rodriguez

The French Fest

It was a busy September for the French Fest, with a four-day program at Place des Arts.
Many of you came out to see Josh Mcleod + Willows + Mimi O’Bonsawin, Yao + Malika Tirolien, Danse Lhasa Danse and Stef Paquette Symphonique.


photo : Isak Vaillancourt

"La veillée des éveillés"

We had a blast at the first comedy show of the season with Jonathan Dion, Evelyn Roy-Mulgat and Improtéine during La veillée des éveillés!

Vincent Vallières + Dayv Poulin

Vincent Vallières and Dayv Poulin transported us into a warm, intimate atmosphere during a memorable show in La Grande Salle at Place des Arts.

Vincent Vallières left us a warm note...

[….] I’ve just finished my solo performance at Sudbury’s brand-new building: Place des Arts. In the quiet night, I look at the moon and smile as I think back to the role I played, the time the stars aligned and a great love story was born, in Sudbury.

Vincent Vallières on Sudbury, and his friendship with Éric Robitaille and Mireille Ménard.

You can read the article in French here.


We collaborated with our friends at the Réseau de soutien à l’immigration francophone du Nord de l’Ontario to bring you Kizaba! He put on a memorable and dynamic show that kept us dancing all night long!

Vaches! The Musical

In early December, we welcomed Vaches! The Musical in collaboration with our friends at Théâtre du Nouvel-Ontario! Do you still remember the chuckles and laughter in the audience? We sure do!

Fabien Cloutier presents "Délicat"

We closed 2022 with Fabien Cloutier‘s brand-new show called “Délicat”, our second comedy show of the season.

I was delighted to discover the beautiful venue of Greater Sudbury’s brand-new building: Place des Arts. I’m very happy to have met the Franco-Ontarian audience this evening.
-Fabien Cloutier

Maxim Martin + Chloé Thériault

The year of 2023 got off to a great start with the “Spectacle Juste pour rire”, with Maxim Martin as the headliner and Chloé Thériault as the opening act. With a packed house, the audience was writhing in laughter at this truly no-holds-barred comedian!

Luce Dufault

Luce Dufault joined us in La Grande Salle with her exceptional voice, transcendent charm and unique stage presence.

A special thanks to our friends from le Club Richelieu de Sudbury for sponsoring this show.

You are simply extraordinary. It was a pure joy to come and meet you!
-Luce Dufault on her visit to Sudbury

Marc Hervieux

A long-awaited show after its two unexpected postponements, but well worth the wait. With an impressive operatic voice, the audience was also charmed by Marc Hervieux’s jokes and sense of humor. In four words: a show to remember.

The 9th Nuit émergente : Face A

Our second festival of the season kicked off with the grand finale of Radio-Chaud, an event organized by the Conseil scolaire du Grand Nord to showcase the talent of young musicians. Étienne Fletcher, featured artist at The 9th Nuit émergente, spent the week with the young musicians, giving them invaluable advice on increasing their stage presence.

The following day, the 9th edition of Nuit émergente kicked off with a memorable double bill: McLean, followed by Étienne Fletcher.

photo : Isak Vaillancourt

The evening began with DJ ICEMAN and AGNEAU BINGO, a bingo game with African and Caribbean flavours, organized in collaboration with the Centre de santé communautaire du Grand Sudbury.
In the Librarie-boutique, the Project K‘s artists presented the progress of their art works inspired by Jack Kerouac. This project was presented by the Salon du Livre du Grand Sudbury, and Prise de parole.
The performances then began in La Zone, where la Slague’s artist-in-residence Aurel presented three new songs from her “Soundscape sudburois” project.
Philippe Mathieu and his band continued in the Studio Desjardins to present new songs from his album “Salut Philippe”.
The audience then moved on to La Grande Salle to see McLean perform a few songs in a duet format, taking the audience on a journey through his rich musical universe.
Finally, Étienne Fletcher performed touching and magical songs, with a full band. At the same time, la Galerie du Nouvel-Ontario’s exhibition “Sème la peau“was showcased for a dynamic and diverse evening!


photo : Isak Vaillancourt

The 9th Nuit émergente : Face B

The 9th Nuit émergente resumed the following day, presenting a panoply of artists, each as gifted, diverse and vibrant as the next.
The evening kicked off with KIMYA in the Bistro, followed by Martine Fortin and JOLY in La Grande Salle. Marc-André Labelle then gave an electrifying performance in the Studio Desjardins, followed by Cayenne‘s spicy, eclectic songs. At the same time, McLean offered an intimate performance in La Zone, while la Foire à ta tête, organized by local artisans, and Projet :: Projection, presented by la Galerie du Nouvel-Ontario, took place on the first floor of Place des Arts.
Rosie Valland and her luminous voice rounded off our superb evening at Place des Arts.
But … that wasn’t all! We celebrated in style at the Townehouse Tavern with a memorable Aft’heure featuring by Rouge Pompier, Calamine and DJ Deux Bums.


photo : Isak Vaillancourt

Daniel Lanois trio

The month of May ended with Daniel Lanois in trio format. The audience was on FIRE! With an amazing career of more than 20 years, Daniel Lanois shared his dynamism, his passion for music and songs from his entire repertoire, as well as new discoveries from his latest albums.

Reney Ray + Eric Romanica at la St-Jean

On June 25, we closed the St-Jean week in Sudbury with a show by Eric Romanica and Reney Ray, two Franco-Ontarian artists who gave us a remarkable performance.

A big THANK YOU! We really appreciated your warm welcome!
-Reney Ray on her Sudbury show

Northern Lights Festival Boréal

La Slague season ended on a high note with the Northern Lights Festival in Bell Park. We were honored to partner with the Northern Light Festival Boréal to bring you a very special Francophone night. The evening kicked off with Laura Niquay‘s incomparable voice, who sung in her traditional language: Atikamekw. Then Stef Paquette put on a warm show with symphonic versions of his signature songs! Next, Zap Mama got us dancing with her flamboyant energy, followed by Zachary Richard, our headliner, who put on a touching and memorable show, going through all the albums of his impressive career.

The evening ended with Mehdi Cayenne‘s rousing, electric performance at the Townehouse Tavern!

See you soon !

Once again, we thank you for your presence and your support for this incredible season. It wouldn’t be possible without you, so thank you so much!

We look forward to seeing you soon for a new season! Stay tuned, we’ll be sharing news of next season’s launch very soon!

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