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These stories about the people making positive impacts in our community are made possible through the continued support of Barber & Haskill as part of our Community Leaders Program.


Retired activity director keeps active, involved: 'It keeps me going'

Retired activity director keeps active, involved: 'It keeps me going'

'I love the seniors' Hillcrest volunteer says. 'I find they’re neglected. A lot of their families leave them there'
Former librarian serves as ideal MCC guide, volunteer ambassador

Former librarian serves as ideal MCC guide, volunteer ambassador

Marilyn Pillar may not know the answers to all your questions, but she’ll find out and help you have a good time doing it
Local BBBS creates lasting bonds matching 'bigs' with ‘littles’

Local BBBS creates lasting bonds matching 'bigs' with ‘littles’

Lisa Thompson met her match when Big Brothers Big Sisters of North Simcoe introduced her to ‘little’ Ella Grant four years ago. Since then, Thompson says they’ve learned a lot from each other
Volunteer duo bake up hope, support for local cancer centre

Volunteer duo bake up hope, support for local cancer centre

'I just love to give back to my community. It makes me happy to be able to give my time,' says Lorraine Moreau who volunteers with her niece Anne Beauchamp
Midland restaurateur puts helping others on the menu

Midland restaurateur puts helping others on the menu

'I just wanted to give something to other people,' said owner of Lorie’s Small Town Diner, who grew up with nothing and has a deep desire to help others
Local volunteers are the wind in the sails of the Ship’s Company

Local volunteers are the wind in the sails of the Ship’s Company

'We are maintaining an art that’s nearly been lost,' says volunteer for The Ship’s Company, which has built four replica boats, each one bigger than the last
'It’s my lifeline': Volunteer sings praises of local seniors centre

'It’s my lifeline': Volunteer sings praises of local seniors centre

'If people need it, I help out,' says Gerry Peters, who has volunteered at Askennonia Senior Centre in Midland since 2005
'It's very rewarding': Local woman is a passionate trailblazer

'It's very rewarding': Local woman is a passionate trailblazer

'It’s very satisfying in the end to see people enjoying the fruits of your labour,' says Frieda Baldwin, who has been a local trails volunteer for more than 35 years
GIVE Midland group helps those in the community who are struggling

GIVE Midland group helps those in the community who are struggling

'The main goal is to provide a space where you can come to ask for help without any judgment,' says woman behind GIVE Midland Facebook group
Local retiree supplies a doll a day for kids at hospital

Local retiree supplies a doll a day for kids at hospital

June O’Leary has knit over more than Izzy dolls for children that come to GBGH since she started knitting the dolls about six years ago and shows no signs of stopping