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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.


From Ballet to Contemporary, Kate Franklin has dedicated her life to dancing

From Ballet to Contemporary, Kate Franklin has dedicated her life to dancing

“It’s what I have invested most of my time and passion over the course of my whole life. I’ve been doing this professionally for about 20 years"

Sara Cornthwaite creating content for the world to see

"I took a leap of faith going for something that my heart said yes to, and it's been nonstop ever since, and I think that you’re in a good place when work doesn’t feel like work.”
Storming into the world of professional wrestling

Storming into the world of professional wrestling

Lance Evers may be one of the best pure athletes to ever come out of North Bay
Jack Lockhart's collection captures all that North Bay has to offer

Jack Lockhart's collection captures all that North Bay has to offer

'I'm very fortunate that I’ve sold them all over the world, but it doesn't happen overnight'
Jim Calarco helped plant seeds for North Bay's budding film scene

Jim Calarco helped plant seeds for North Bay's budding film scene

'We’ve gone from one or two movies a year to 17 or 18 a year in and around our city. We’re at the stage now where a good actor can find work in northern Ontario'
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."
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