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These stories about the people making positive impacts in our community are made possible through the continued support of O'Sullivan Funeral Home as part of our Community Leaders Program.


How James O'Brien accomplished a dream — and gave back

How James O'Brien accomplished a dream — and gave back

The opportunity to raise funds for ARCH inspired the local yoga instructor to return to an unfinished challenge
Burglary adds extra urgency to this year's SOYA Christmas fundraising

Burglary adds extra urgency to this year's SOYA Christmas fundraising

For six years Connie Raynor-Elliott has baking treats to help those affected by addiction
Community-based festival a labour of love for Nicole Dyble

Community-based festival a labour of love for Nicole Dyble

Events like Fishbowl Fest are 'a sort of launching pad for ideas', says former Gore Street Cafe owner
Volunteer's mission results in warm feet, 'tearful moments'

Volunteer's mission results in warm feet, 'tearful moments'

Leslie Cassidy-Amadio says the idea for her charity hit her like a lightning bolt
It's all about quality time for this Big Brother

It's all about quality time for this Big Brother

Marc Sageloly says being there for young boys while they're growing up can pay huge dividends
Search and Rescue runs in the family for Jamie Lynn Marshall

Search and Rescue runs in the family for Jamie Lynn Marshall

In this week's edition of Helpers, Tiffy Thompson talks to a volunteer who is proud to help families when their loved ones are missing, even though sometimes the outcome isn't good
Skilled handyman finds rewarding work at Habitat for Humanity

Skilled handyman finds rewarding work at Habitat for Humanity

In this week's Helpers feature, we meet John Willcock. He can do it all, but finds one aspect of home building to be the most rewarding
Jamie and Jessie Boston have gone from bewildered parents to autism advocates

Jamie and Jessie Boston have gone from bewildered parents to autism advocates

The husband and wife team have helped create a long list of sensory-friendly events locally
Just like the posties, Al the school crossing guard is an 'all-weather fighter'

Just like the posties, Al the school crossing guard is an 'all-weather fighter'

An injury took him out of the sheet metal game, but Wesley Allan Moore found a new calling and he's determined to keep at it
This cat loving volunteer has a soft spot for the brawlers

This cat loving volunteer has a soft spot for the brawlers

In this week's Helpers profile, we meet Colleen Fera-Grisdale, who has been volunteering with The Animal Assistance Group for more than 10 years