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These stories about the people making positive impacts in our community are made possible through the continued support of Grand River Agricultural Society as part of our Community Leaders Program.


Minor lacrosse scores award for mental health advocacy

Minor lacrosse scores award for mental health advocacy

Nathan Joyes, president of the Centre Wellington Minor Lacrosse Association, said the association was nominated by the community
New outdoor market serves female entrepreneurs and Hillsburgh

New outdoor market serves female entrepreneurs and Hillsburgh

Foods of the World Outdoor Market helps participants launch a food business or product that reflects their cultural and culinary heritage
Youth bring food accessibility to their front door

Youth bring food accessibility to their front door

'Take what you need and leave what you can,' the motto of new food pantry in Fergus created by students
Youth ambassadors helping to address local youth mental health crisis

Youth ambassadors helping to address local youth mental health crisis

'We can just kind of connect to different things that are going on,' said Cachzmiera Wisniewski, a youth ambassador with The Grove Hubs
Youth for Justice wants to help raise youth voices in local politics

Youth for Justice wants to help raise youth voices in local politics

On April 24, the group plans to host its first event, the Youth for Justice Walk, which will be held at 300 St. Andrew St. W. at 2 p.m.
Fergus bagpiper closes out nightly shows for frontline workers <b>(7 photos)</b>

Fergus bagpiper closes out nightly shows for frontline workers (7 photos)

'It's a little sad that this is over but it's not because we're moving forward,' says Peter Hummel
Victim Services seeking additional volunteer crisis responders for North Wellington

Victim Services seeking additional volunteer crisis responders for North Wellington

'At least 95 per cent of the calls that we go out on, we have volunteers doing those calls'
Abby wants her school, and world, to be a kinder place

Abby wants her school, and world, to be a kinder place

Centre Wellington Grade 12 student Abby Graham has started the kindness pledge to better educate and encourage kindness in her community
Feeding the hungry, feeding the soul at Elora's Bungalow Community Project

Feeding the hungry, feeding the soul at Elora's Bungalow Community Project

'The miraculous thing about the Bungalow Community Luncheon is that it was immediately welcomed and everyone came'
Fergus teens step up to the plate by making takeout Christmas dinners

Fergus teens step up to the plate by making takeout Christmas dinners

'We just want to make sure that they are giving back to the community and to make sure the community is feeling the love and the Christmas spirit'