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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.


Barbara Wellard finds accomplishment and community pride through volunteerism initiatives

Barbara Wellard finds accomplishment and community pride through volunteerism initiatives

“There’s so much to do and this city has so much to offer."
Childcare providers staying connected during COVID protocols

Childcare providers staying connected during COVID protocols

'It is great to know that people are recognizing the need for childcare providers and to know the economy can’t really reopen without us there'
Providing opportunities through PADDLE

Providing opportunities through PADDLE

'We want them to feel empowered with who they are and proud of everything they do'
Gateway Heritage Festival holds lasting impression upon Gateway City

Gateway Heritage Festival holds lasting impression upon Gateway City

'There were in excess of 25,000 people that were at that concert and we brought in Stompin’ Tom Connors twice, and again those numbers were above 20,000 for those shows'
Sharon Fung makes sure Hockey IS for everyone

Sharon Fung makes sure Hockey IS for everyone

“I was actually scared to death, because I had this amazing idea, and I knew I was going to do it, but I didn’t know anything about hockey or how to start a community program.”
Taking Pride in all that Summer Challenge has to offer

Taking Pride in all that Summer Challenge has to offer

'Some of them come in with almost no experience, having never been on stage, and they just fall in love with it either through the show or through their friends or just the actual experience of singing and dancing and stepping out of their comfort zone in a very safe environment'
Marson helping  those in need move forward through the toughest of times

Marson helping those in need move forward through the toughest of times

'’ve always felt that you have to take the opportunities that are given to you and you hone your skills and you do something good with them'
From brewery to hand sanitizer facility, New Ontario doing what they can for community

From brewery to hand sanitizer facility, New Ontario doing what they can for community

"Our beers might not be available for a little while, but we are producing hand sanitizer that will go out to not only in North Bay but throughout northern Ontario.”
O'Kane's kindness felt beyond the classroom walls

O'Kane's kindness felt beyond the classroom walls

“I may not have been an excellent Principal at other aspects of my job, like budgeting, scheduling or anything like that, but the kids were always first and foremost in my work for sure.”
Quints Home more than just a historic artifact

Quints Home more than just a historic artifact

“I just felt that it would be crazy if we got rid of something that was symbolic to North Bay and the surrounding area.”