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These stories about the people and places that make us proud to call our community home are made possible through the continued support of Leon's Furniture as part of our Community Leaders Program.


Rotary Club still rolling despite COVID-19 pandemic

Rotary Club still rolling despite COVID-19 pandemic

'We’re not a huge club, we’ve got 28 members and to see this group step up day in and day out and do all the things we have accomplished, it just blows my mind. I’m incredibly proud to be a member of this club'
Tamara Evans reflects on a diverse career in the entertainment industry

Tamara Evans reflects on a diverse career in the entertainment industry

“I sort of made a promise to myself that if I didn’t get to the Stratford Festival by the time I was 30 I was going to quit the business, and then I got there in my early 20’s I felt like that was a good sign that I should keep going."
<b>North Bay's Jim Watson relishing role on Canada's #1 show</b>

North Bay's Jim Watson relishing role on Canada's #1 show

'Its everything you want it to be but completely different from what you might have expected'
Olmsted family name a perfect fit for a North Bay beach

Olmsted family name a perfect fit for a North Bay beach

"I just followed my older brother Peter down to the Canoe Club and that’s how it all started. I was immediately hooked."
Building a business from a passion for the arts

Building a business from a passion for the arts

"They have been happy enough with the work that we’ve done and with the numbers that they’ve had come out to the show. And they are booking us not even knowing what that next play is going to be."
21 years later Team 1305 still going strong

21 years later Team 1305 still going strong

“It was a community-based team right from the beginning.”
Investing in the community a lifelong goal for Tracy Davis

Investing in the community a lifelong goal for Tracy Davis

'It’s amazing to be part of a community where all are treated equally and to be able to honestly say we offer safe space to all'
A career behind the camera a fulfilling one for Yura Monestime

A career behind the camera a fulfilling one for Yura Monestime

'My start was on the backside of Pierre Trudeau retiring and that infamous walk in the snow.  Meech Lake Accord, Free Trade, national and provincial elections, Papal visit to the shuttle disaster, were all pivotal moments. It was very interesting to be a part of telling those stories'
Over 30 years of  helping people get the services they need

Over 30 years of helping people get the services they need

'I come from parents who were invested in helping other people. We lived in a close-knit community where the neighbours were always calling my dad to come help out with things and I just had that as an upbringing'
Giving kids an outlet a big reason for Wendy Brear's long-time involvement in coaching

Giving kids an outlet a big reason for Wendy Brear's long-time involvement in coaching

'Everybody must belong. So, if we can provide something that is an outlet for that, and of course with it being physically active which is something I’m a big proponent of, well I’m proud that I could have a hand in providing that'