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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.


Councillor takes historic look at downtown and waterfront projects and how they shape the future

Councillor takes historic look at downtown and waterfront projects and how they shape the future

'You’ve now had several successions of City Council who have really taken this area to heart'
Young professionals giving back to community through Rotaract Club

Young professionals giving back to community through Rotaract Club

'A lot of people see great value and a ton of potential in our community and there are those opportunities to have fun while giving back'
Creating a supportive network for Black students at Nipissing University

Creating a supportive network for Black students at Nipissing University

'We just want to create that opportunity for Black students to have a platform or have a place that you can be around people that look like you or talk about issues with people that might know what you’re going through
Beer Baroness Society having a pint to celebrate International Women's Day

Beer Baroness Society having a pint to celebrate International Women's Day

'We wanted to create a comfortable space to extend that appreciation and education among woman because sometimes that’s hard. It can be difficult for women to feel comfortable in what is largely a male dominated industry'
Giles Blunt reflects on Cardinal series and career as an author

Giles Blunt reflects on Cardinal series and career as an author

'It is one of the easier forms in which to generate suspense and people just love that feeling of needing to read another page. I love that feeling myself and that’s why I wanted to write the best detective novel that I could, and I really didn’t expect that I would be writing more than just one'
Best years may still be on the way for acting career of Gerry Mendicino

Best years may still be on the way for acting career of Gerry Mendicino

'You’re just not sure when exactly that work is coming or what its going to be, but that’s also part of the excitement because you’re always staying on your toes and staying ready and you’re not doing the same thing all the time'
A decade of success for Lakers Mens Volleyball Coach Eric Yung

A decade of success for Lakers Mens Volleyball Coach Eric Yung

'I got a taste of representing the red and white which was an unreal experience...to be with our guys and represent Nipissing Lakers Athletics on the world stage and personally it was an eye-opening experience as well'
Colin Vickers dedicates years of professional and personal time to helping children excel

Colin Vickers dedicates years of professional and personal time to helping children excel

'The kinds of things they did in the community appealed to me. They had a focus on children and youth'
Scott Clark's 'dumb ideas' produce long lasting community fundraisers in North Bay

Scott Clark's 'dumb ideas' produce long lasting community fundraisers in North Bay

'We learned about how our actions and our words and putting it all out there and how that was affecting families and the community as a whole. That really moved me'
Community of North Bay a basis for success in Lynn Johnston's comic series

Community of North Bay a basis for success in Lynn Johnston's comic series

'I was grateful to have lived there. The people are friendly. They watch you put out your garbage and they see the hassles you get into and your ego is really in check and people are caring and supportive and give you your privacy and I was very grateful for that, I think that saved my bacon. But also, it is just a great place to live and North Bay has got so much to offer'