Community Groups

Community Groups

The Parkside Centre is home to several different service clubs, community organizations and support groups. Check out all of the great interests you can pursue through the work of these great organizations.

Sudbury Shutterbugs

We consist of lifelong photography enthusiasts, to first time camera owners. Please come out to our meetings and share in our love for photography. 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 of interest to the members, to share our pictures, and to help members grow as photographers. If you enjoy taking pictures no matter your skill level, equipment, come on out to the Parkside Centre the first and third Wednesday of every month at 7:00 pm. Contact Harriet Kideckel at or Ron Laplante at for details.


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 Toastmasters Club #2816, 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)

Please note that meetings will be held via the ParkSide Centre’s Zoom account until we can safely reopen.

For more information, feel free to contact these people for more information about each group.

Sudbury Toastmasters Club #2816     
Sudbury Noon Hour Speakers Club
Greater Sudbury Speakers Club         

Looking forward to seeing you!

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, the general public is welcome. Currently OGS meetings are held on the Ontario Genealogical Society Zoom site. Contact the OGS for details at