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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.

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'
Fergus coach creates Facebook page about local sports to help residents get active

Fergus coach creates Facebook page about local sports to help residents get active

'Knowing that there’s one spot I can go to make a post, or one spot I can go to ask a question, it feels good'
Elora physiotherapist focuses on helping young female athletes remain in their sport

Elora physiotherapist focuses on helping young female athletes remain in their sport

Kristin Bignell began noticing similar injuries among some younger female athletes coming to her for treatment
Sisters start local Facebook group to help moms find and swap baby items

Sisters start local Facebook group to help moms find and swap baby items

‘It great to see items being reused and passed on'
100 Women Who Care Centre Wellington contributes $64,000 to local charities since forming

100 Women Who Care Centre Wellington contributes $64,000 to local charities since forming

'Hearing what our money is able to produce is absolutely astonishing'
A woman with various roles, Barbara Evoy finds time for advocacy

A woman with various roles, Barbara Evoy finds time for advocacy

Evoy is an award-winning community leader who takes on many positions, including advocating for women
Wellington County lacrosse player and referee Frances McKnight receives award for dedication to sport

Wellington County lacrosse player and referee Frances McKnight receives award for dedication to sport

'I love everything about lacrosse, it’s my favourite sport by far, and I just love being back in it even if you’re not playing'
Fergus nurse helping people get better sleep

Fergus nurse helping people get better sleep

Julia Worrall launched The Sleep RN clinic in 2015 and launched Best Sleep Magazine earlier this year