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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.


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'
Granite Club Sports Coordinator Laura McKenzie anticipating a return to hosting big events

Granite Club Sports Coordinator Laura McKenzie anticipating a return to hosting big events

'We would get to host big events like the Pinty’s Grand Slam of Curling...and hopefully if all goes well, we will be able to start hosting big events again soon'
'Cooking with Dr. Singh' a success for North Bay Regional Health Centre Foundation

'Cooking with Dr. Singh' a success for North Bay Regional Health Centre Foundation

'A lot of our health can be improved through a preventative approach, meaning eating healthy, exercising, drinking lots of water and getting sunlight. Since the launch of his first virtual cooking class in July 2020, more than $61,000 has been raised for the community’s healthcare needs
Coaching philosophies and giving back to the community, a chat with coach Mark Hopper

Coaching philosophies and giving back to the community, a chat with coach Mark Hopper

'Not everybody plays sports these days and so any athlete you have, you have to foster an environment that is fun, and then I feel like you’ll get more out of them'
Nick Boegel's Broadway debut will be a magical one

Nick Boegel's Broadway debut will be a magical one

'By the time I was four years old I knew almost every lyric to every Rodgers and Hammerstein song ever written. It was pretty much inevitable I’d end up pursuing something theatre related.
Darren Summersby's passion for the arts turns leads to international recognition for student film

Darren Summersby's passion for the arts turns leads to international recognition for student film

'Even though I had the experience of being on a set, its interesting seeing what the industry is actually like and I don’t think it is for everybody. There’s so much to it and you're learning stuff everyday'
A voice that graced the airwaves: Bob Coles looks back on a 30 year career in radio

A voice that graced the airwaves: Bob Coles looks back on a 30 year career in radio

'That’s the fun of it is experiencing the unpredictability. You have to stay informed yourself, but you really don’t know what’s going to happen and you really have to be ready for anything.'
Warriors of Hope boasts a team featuring Grandmother-Mother-Daughter trio

Warriors of Hope boasts a team featuring Grandmother-Mother-Daughter trio

'We’re all working together to do something great and so it's just a fantastic group that is put together'
Callander Legion adds a digital touch to the 2021 Poppy Campaign

Callander Legion adds a digital touch to the 2021 Poppy Campaign

'All the money stays local and it is only used to support Veterans in our area, which include the Callander, East Ferris and Bonfield Legion Branches'