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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.


 

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
Kolapore Wilderness Trails created 50 years ago by UofT students

Kolapore Wilderness Trails created 50 years ago by UofT students

The current president of the volunteer association taking care of the trails recalls his time in University of Toronto's Outing Club in 1973 when he and his peers built the cross-country ski trails now known as the Kolapore Wilderness Trails
Collingwood widow's mission to climb Kilimanjaro for higher purpose

Collingwood widow's mission to climb Kilimanjaro for higher purpose

'Through the tears, the pain, and the darkness, Kilimanjaro is my proclamation that I am still here,' says Averil Shadd, who is training for the feat and hopes to raise $50,000 to support widows living in poverty
Georgian Bay Forever launches 5th-annual shoreline cleanup

Georgian Bay Forever launches 5th-annual shoreline cleanup

Shoreline cleanups unite volunteers in protecting and preserving the bay's beauty