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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.


21 years later Team 1305 still going strong

21 years later Team 1305 still going strong

“It was a community-based team right from the beginning.”
Investing in the community a lifelong goal for Tracy Davis

Investing in the community a lifelong goal for Tracy Davis

'It’s amazing to be part of a community where all are treated equally and to be able to honestly say we offer safe space to all'
A career behind the camera a fulfilling one for Yura Monestime

A career behind the camera a fulfilling one for Yura Monestime

'My start was on the backside of Pierre Trudeau retiring and that infamous walk in the snow.  Meech Lake Accord, Free Trade, national and provincial elections, Papal visit to the shuttle disaster, were all pivotal moments. It was very interesting to be a part of telling those stories'
Over 30 years of  helping people get the services they need

Over 30 years of helping people get the services they need

'I come from parents who were invested in helping other people. We lived in a close-knit community where the neighbours were always calling my dad to come help out with things and I just had that as an upbringing'
Giving kids an outlet a big reason for Wendy Brear's long-time involvement in coaching

Giving kids an outlet a big reason for Wendy Brear's long-time involvement in coaching

'Everybody must belong. So, if we can provide something that is an outlet for that, and of course with it being physically active which is something I’m a big proponent of, well I’m proud that I could have a hand in providing that'
Special Olympics Games Manager is a role Merv Shantz will never forget

Special Olympics Games Manager is a role Merv Shantz will never forget

When the games began, we could not believe the communities support. The gym at the University was packed.
Melanie Gainforth creates avenues for celebrating  special moments

Melanie Gainforth creates avenues for celebrating special moments

'The community is remarkable, generous, and kind'
Gil Pharand connecting people to what they need

Gil Pharand connecting people to what they need

"There are a lot of great causes in this community so its important for people to get involved and get behind them.”
A sense of belonging drives Harriet Madigan to community cleanliness

A sense of belonging drives Harriet Madigan to community cleanliness

"That feeling of ‘I live here, this is my home’ and everyone here has an opportunity to be a contributor.”
John Whittet dedicated to excellence in community coaching

John Whittet dedicated to excellence in community coaching

"The longer I’ve been around the more and more I appreciate the people that have come before us that have done so much"
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