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These inspirational and diverse stories about local women of all ages in our community are made possible through the continued support of Original Home Furniture as part of our Community Leaders Program.

Reported violence against woman and girls growing in rural areas

Reported violence against woman and girls growing in rural areas

Sexual assault evidence kits only available at Guelph General Hospital, which creates a barrier for rural residents, says Rural Women’s Support Program manager
Fergus lacrosse player credits relationships with her progress

Fergus lacrosse player credits relationships with her progress

MacKenzie 'MJ' Renaud has been playing box and field lacrosse after joining the Centre Wellington Minor Lacrosse Association since the age of four
CW 100 Women Who Care hit over $100k in donations to community

CW 100 Women Who Care hit over $100k in donations to community

In 2022, the organization members donated $37,800 to four local charities
Mothers' book club inspires Fergus friends to start their own

Mothers' book club inspires Fergus friends to start their own

Book Babes of CW book club inspired by a book club many of their mothers belong to
Local woman seeks knitters, crocheters for food bank fundraiser

Local woman seeks knitters, crocheters for food bank fundraiser

Volunteers asked to take scrap bits and leftover pieces and turn them into small hat ornaments to be sold
Rockwood woman is an Ultraman champion

Rockwood woman is an Ultraman champion

'Coming through first on that day was really exciting,' said Amy Robitaille
Fergus student recognized for Indigenous youth advocacy efforts

Fergus student recognized for Indigenous youth advocacy efforts

'It goes to show the impact that small actions can have,' said Avaline Booth, a Grade 10 student at Centre Wellington District High School
Elora resident, 12, helping end child and youth food insecurity

Elora resident, 12, helping end child and youth food insecurity

Movie Night in the Park, a fundraising by Briar, will happen on June 18 at Bissell Park with a rain location set for the Community Centre in Elora
After losing two jobs during pandemic, Elora artist is happy she shifted gears

After losing two jobs during pandemic, Elora artist is happy she shifted gears

Emily Walser now sells custom art and paints murals
Harriston woman's singing lands her first place in talent competition

Harriston woman's singing lands her first place in talent competition

'It gave me an opportunity to focus on something that I enjoyed and loved, and reunited me to it'