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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.


Killing it on stage: Volunteer’s love of theatre a family affair

Killing it on stage: Volunteer’s love of theatre a family affair

'It’s like you’re a member of a really fun club that’s sole purpose is to put on plays,' explains Maggie Killing, a volunteer set designer, painter and decorator with almost 25 years’ experience with Huronia Players
Wowing people with inspiring knowledge of nature at Wye Marsh

Wowing people with inspiring knowledge of nature at Wye Marsh

Dorothy Harper has volunteered at the Wye Marsh Wildlife Centre for nearly 30 years and has the wealth of wetland knowledge to prove it
<b>HELPERS:</b> Paying it forward at Port Café feeds many in need

HELPERS: Paying it forward at Port Café feeds many in need

The Port Café in Port McNicoll has a suspended board that allows those in need to have a meal generously provided by other customers in the ultimate random act of kindness
<b>HELPERS:</b> Local senior volunteers with Native Friendship Centre to share knowledge

HELPERS: Local senior volunteers with Native Friendship Centre to share knowledge

Lorraine Lacroix is a force of nature and uses her passion to keep the Sisters in Spirit walk going
<b>(Helpers):</b> Saving lives priceless for Southern Georgian Bay Airboat Rescue group <b>(5 photos)</b>

(Helpers): Saving lives priceless for Southern Georgian Bay Airboat Rescue group (5 photos)

When two snowmobilers died near her home, Christina Wood looked for a way to stop that from happening again
<b>HELPERS:</b> Nourishing those in need with the Georgian Bay Food Network

HELPERS: Nourishing those in need with the Georgian Bay Food Network

Paul Stack has volunteered with the storefront-style food bank since it opened in December, and he’s been busy
<b>HELPERS:</b> A village full of volunteers like Betty Laurin would spread a lot of cheer

HELPERS: A village full of volunteers like Betty Laurin would spread a lot of cheer

Betty Laurin has volunteered for We Are The Villagers — a charity that helps children participate in extracurricular activities — for six years and shows no signs of stopping
You need a big heart to improve someone’s quality of life

You need a big heart to improve someone’s quality of life

Wendy McKinnon has volunteered with CLH for a few years helping provide developmental support services to more than 2,000 adults, youth, children and their families 
<b>HELPERS:</b> Volunteer, Special Olympics athlete and all thumbs up <b>(4 photos)</b>

HELPERS: Volunteer, Special Olympics athlete and all thumbs up (4 photos)

Trevor Knight’s enthusiasm for volunteering at the YMCA in Midland is contagious
<b>HELPERS:</b> For the love of animals; volunteer and be rewarded with lots of cuddles

HELPERS: For the love of animals; volunteer and be rewarded with lots of cuddles

Donna Chalmers has been loving the animals at the OSPCA's Midland branch for almost 20 years. She has loved every minute of it