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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.


New exhibit at North Bay Museum highlights the work of Backroads Bill Steer

New exhibit at North Bay Museum highlights the work of Backroads Bill Steer

'The beauty and the heritage of northern Ontario is on the backroads and the backwaters and there isn’t always a ton of information in how to get there and I felt like it was my job to make those links and connections'
Trees for Nipissing growing success through starter nurseries

Trees for Nipissing growing success through starter nurseries

'We planted about 900 different species of trees at the nursery here. We repeated that again in 2020'
Rob Budreau finds the beauty in shooting films in North Bay and area

Rob Budreau finds the beauty in shooting films in North Bay and area

'A friend and I would go to a cinema called “The New Yorker” which showed independent, foreign films and that’s when I really got in to it, just falling for a lot of classic films'
North Bay Mattawa Conservation Authority closing in on 50 years

North Bay Mattawa Conservation Authority closing in on 50 years

'Under the Conservation Authorities Act, NBMCA delivers all of its programs and services in over 2,900 square kilometres, an area that is based on identified watersheds within the Lake Nipissing and the Ottawa River Basins'
Emilie Perron leading the way for the next generation of aviators

Emilie Perron leading the way for the next generation of aviators

'The pilot let me take control for a few turns and I was just hooked right from that moment'
King's Framing and Art Gallery celebrating 13 years in business

King's Framing and Art Gallery celebrating 13 years in business

We take our framing side very seriously as well because we made a pact to open this business that we had an interest in and wanted to only offer quality products to both professional and amateur artists
Nipissing Regional Curatorial Collective an outlet for young diverse artists

Nipissing Regional Curatorial Collective an outlet for young diverse artists

'We really work with the multicultural centre and you get a lot of excitement from a diverse range of groups when we put on our events'
On the Edge Fringe Festival a staple of North Bay's Arts and Culture Scene

On the Edge Fringe Festival a staple of North Bay's Arts and Culture Scene

'This really is for everybody. You can be a completely experienced theatre actor or you can be just starting out and have this as your first show'
Jaymie Lathem wants North Bay/Nipissing to take pride in its creative sector

Jaymie Lathem wants North Bay/Nipissing to take pride in its creative sector

'Delivering these everyday things that people are so used to just gets lost in the shuffle but if we don’t support the creative sector it will just disappear and we need every city to be fighting to sustain its creative sector'
North Bay Symphony Orchestra hopes to play together again in June

North Bay Symphony Orchestra hopes to play together again in June

'It is important to make music, even when times are tough. The arts are not always easy, but in good times and bad times it is there for you'