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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.


CWDHS recognized for over a decade of food bank donations

CWDHS recognized for over a decade of food bank donations

On average, Centre Wellington District High School has donated between 1,200 to 1,400 pounds of food to the Centre Wellington Food Bank
Rockwood family helps others through Jam for Jammies

Rockwood family helps others through Jam for Jammies

Charlie and Etta Meads are learning about giving as they raise money to buy new pyjamas for children in need
Supportive Arts helping young adults within Wellington County

Supportive Arts helping young adults within Wellington County

Supportive Arts for Young Adults with (dis)Abilities is a free inclusive arts and mindfulness program for participants and their caregivers
Calendar campaign debunks myths about people with Down syndrome

Calendar campaign debunks myths about people with Down syndrome

The calendars are part of the Now I Know campaign run by Waterloo Wellington Down Syndrome Society
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