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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.


 

Volunteer-run dog rescue looks to collaborate with local businesses

Volunteer-run dog rescue looks to collaborate with local businesses

Free Dem Dogs was founded to ease financial so rescue organizations can focus on what really matters: saving more dogs
On Murphy's hike, the law is to keep putting one foot in front of the other

On Murphy's hike, the law is to keep putting one foot in front of the other

Collingwood's Healthy Hiker is planning an expedition to walk the Bruce Trail starting May 1 to raise money for women's shelters
Warm reception and support for local Coldest Night of the Year efforts

Warm reception and support for local Coldest Night of the Year efforts

'We live in a community that cares deeply about the well-being of others,' says local co-organizer for Coldest Night of the Year fundraiser
Collingwood volunteer travels across county to help at vaccine clinics

Collingwood volunteer travels across county to help at vaccine clinics

'We genuinely believe that this is important, and we need to help in some small way,' says volunteer Jody Mayhew
Making mattresses out of milk bags: area volunteers weave mats for a good cause

Making mattresses out of milk bags: area volunteers weave mats for a good cause

Since 2008, a community of volunteers, schools, churches, community groups and businesses across Canada have been involved in the MILKBAGSunlimited project
Local women find power (to help) in numbers

Local women find power (to help) in numbers

Founded in 2017, the South Georgian Bay chapter of 100 Women Who Care has contributed $265,300 to charities in the community
Local 'Irish' husky is a canine lifesaver

Local 'Irish' husky is a canine lifesaver

Local dog, Fionn, regularly donates blood to the Canadian Animal Blood Bank, which is used to help other dogs who need transfusions
Tech Time teacher finds fulfillment helping seniors navigate cyberspace

Tech Time teacher finds fulfillment helping seniors navigate cyberspace

'I think digital literacy is such an important skill, and one that is necessary in the age we live in,” said Gordon Palmer of Tech Time with Gordon
Husband and wife team offer support and a stage to area's youth musicians

Husband and wife team offer support and a stage to area's youth musicians

Port Music Festival began six years ago and has led to the creation of youth music programs in the community and helped budding musicians find an audience
Passion for home motivated career and volunteer work for housing activist

Passion for home motivated career and volunteer work for housing activist

'I truly believe that volunteerism is the rent that we pay for the place we occupy on earth,' says Marg Scheben-Edey