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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.


University women continue promoting knowledge and education

University women continue promoting knowledge and education

'Something that I think is in all of us is just finding a way to help those when you see a need. Our group just really believes in that and a lot of the work we do is just done quietly, without a lot of fanfare'
North Bay Canoe Club growing under Mihail Oghina's guidance

North Bay Canoe Club growing under Mihail Oghina's guidance

'We’re seeing positive growth with the club overall. We have big team locally, but we are also a very young team, and I’m encouraged by how many of them are training with me year-round'
Simon Gagné looking for community support in CBC music contest

Simon Gagné looking for community support in CBC music contest

'I received my first guitar, a ¾ nylon string, for my 4th birthday and my first electric guitar for my kindergarten graduation. I haven’t gone a single day without playing for at least an hour since'
New Dionne Quints show sparks full weekend of activity downtown

New Dionne Quints show sparks full weekend of activity downtown

'What they came up with was way beyond my expectations and I was just thrilled and I knew we had something really good here'
<b>Rooted:</b> Women's volunteer group IODE supporting those in need in the community

Rooted: Women's volunteer group IODE supporting those in need in the community

'Most of our members are people who have been privileged and want to find a way to provide those opportunities to those who haven’t'
<b>Rooted</b> Regan Pictures becoming prominent fixture in North Bay's media and cinematography landscape

Rooted Regan Pictures becoming prominent fixture in North Bay's media and cinematography landscape

'It’s important to continue learning and, as a comparison, the equipment that I work with is like a musical instrument. You have to practice in order to develop and maintain skills'
<b>Rooted:</b> Joe Butkevich is helping to grow women's hockey

Rooted: Joe Butkevich is helping to grow women's hockey

'I have a niece and if she chooses to pursue hockey at a high level, I want her to have the same opportunities that her male counterparts have'
<b>Rooted:</b> Dennis Murphy's golf tournament idea results in hundreds of thousands of dollars donated to local hospital

Rooted: Dennis Murphy's golf tournament idea results in hundreds of thousands of dollars donated to local hospital

'I told them I was hoping to raise $5,000 and we ended up raising $7,500 at the golf tournament, which was supposed to just be a one and done deal'
Tickled Teals team up with Children's Aid Society for Balloon Buddies initiative

Tickled Teals team up with Children's Aid Society for Balloon Buddies initiative

'I knew the feeling of missing out and I thought this was a good chance where I could donate balloons and give back to the children of North Bay'
Bob Wood's personal and professional life has lasting impact on North Bay

Bob Wood's personal and professional life has lasting impact on North Bay

'I instinctively knew that it would take a massive team effort to thwart the military on what I considered to be a disastrous decision'