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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.


<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
<b>HELPERS:</b> Everyday heroes: Volunteer firefighters drop everything to help their communities

HELPERS: Everyday heroes: Volunteer firefighters drop everything to help their communities

It’s demanding, it’s challenging and you gain a new family when you volunteer as a firefighter, and that’s why Haley Piitz loves volunteering with Tiny Fire Department
<b>HELPERS:</b> Spreading hope with a sense of humour at the Georgian Bay Cancer Support Centre

HELPERS: Spreading hope with a sense of humour at the Georgian Bay Cancer Support Centre

After fighting cancer herself and alongside her Family, Karen Ryan has a lot of loving support to offer those affected by cancer
<b>HELPERS:</b> Volunteering means being bigger for kids in need

HELPERS: Volunteering means being bigger for kids in need

Cindy McQuirter Fairley has been a Big Sister for a lifetime, and says giving your time makes more difference than anything