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These stories about the people making positive impacts in our community are made possible through the continued support of Simcoe Building Centre as part of our Community Leaders Program.


 

Canadian Sober Eh? show opens up the world of addiction and recovery

Canadian Sober Eh? show opens up the world of addiction and recovery

'My whole goal is to smash the stigma that people have against addiction,' says Collingwood resident and host of Canadian Sober Eh?
More than cookies, Girl Guide leader finds sweet fulfilment

More than cookies, Girl Guide leader finds sweet fulfilment

'I just love the program ... it gives them a taste of so many things,' says local Girl Guides leader Jessica Maitland
Volunteer fitness instructors share their passion near and far

Volunteer fitness instructors share their passion near and far

Local couple has been leading exercise classes for seniors and people with chronic medical conditions for 12 years
Snow Angels spread kindness and community in Collingwood and beyond

Snow Angels spread kindness and community in Collingwood and beyond

'The easiest way to describe our program is that it’s like a dating site,' says founder of site that connects snow shovellers with people who need help clearing their driveways
Cancer diagnosis leads to new support group in Collingwood

Cancer diagnosis leads to new support group in Collingwood

‘I don’t know how long I’ve got, but this could really help a lot of people. It could make my time effective rather than just feeling sorry for myself,’ says group organizer Frank Tilley
Pastor hopes Christmas Craft Sale will bolster community cupboard

Pastor hopes Christmas Craft Sale will bolster community cupboard

Hope Chapel hosting the sale Dec. 2 from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. to help cover costs of food, clothing and supplies available to anyone through the community cupboard
Group collects purses stuffed with items for women's shelters

Group collects purses stuffed with items for women's shelters

The Purse Project Network extends to Collingwood with the second-annual charity event coming up Dec. 6
Tireless volunteers make progress on Cranberry Marsh boardwalk

Tireless volunteers make progress on Cranberry Marsh boardwalk

‘The number of people that come out...they’re so pleased to be out in the middle of nowhere,’ says George Christie, who has led the volunteer effort to build the boardwalk in Collingwood’s west end
Tireless volunteers make progress on Cranberry Marsh boardwalk

Tireless volunteers make progress on Cranberry Marsh boardwalk

‘The number of people that come out...they’re so pleased to be out in the middle of nowhere,’ says George Christie, who has led the volunteer effort to build the boardwalk in Collingwood’s west end
From Don to Beaver Valley: resident tackles roadside refuse

From Don to Beaver Valley: resident tackles roadside refuse

'I think people think it’s not their problem, or that someone else is going to take care of the environment and pick up the garbage ... but it's actually coming back and polluting us,' says John Scott, part-time resident in Grey Highlands