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These stories about the people making positive impacts in our community are made possible through the continued support of The Roxborough Retirement Residence as part of our Community Leaders Program.


'It's therapeutic': Locals share stories of grief in Oasis films

'It's therapeutic': Locals share stories of grief in Oasis films

Newmarket's Jackie Playter shares her story of losing her husband in the first film of the series for local bereavement centre
<b>HELPERS:</b> York Region paramedics warm hearts with blanket drive

HELPERS: York Region paramedics warm hearts with blanket drive

Veteran paramedic spearheads the volunteer drive that brings connection and joy to local seniors in hospital
Newmarket No Frills owner brings food to table for those in need

Newmarket No Frills owner brings food to table for those in need

By filling the community fridge each week and sponsoring a variety of local charities, Newmarket’s John van Teunenbroek strives to 'make our community that little bit better'
<b>HELPERS:</b> Nutrition crusader cooking at Community Living

HELPERS: Nutrition crusader cooking at Community Living

New class aims to show people with intellectual disability how to create healthy, easy meals, while engaging them with others following pandemic isolation
Newmarket talent on display at annual weekend Artwalk

Newmarket talent on display at annual weekend Artwalk

The Newmarket Group of Artists event showcases the work of 34 local artists in downtown area venues and studios Oct. 1 and 2
<b>HELPERS:</b> Volunteer cooks up compassion at Newmarket hospice

HELPERS: Volunteer cooks up compassion at Newmarket hospice

Newmarket's Roberta Arbuckle has volunteered with the hospice since it opened in 2017, supporting residents and their families, cooking and baking meals, and assisting with tasks where needed most
Volunteering is way of life for Newmarket Ahmadiyya Muslim youth

Volunteering is way of life for Newmarket Ahmadiyya Muslim youth

Run for Newmarket will be held at Fairy Lake Oct. 2, with all funds raised donated directly to the Newmarket Food Pantry and Blue Door
<b>HELPERS:</b> Newmarket Hawks dig in to support food network

HELPERS: Newmarket Hawks dig in to support food network

The baseball team of boys aged 9 and 10 headed to Mulock Community Garden as part of the team initiative to 'put a spotlight on the importance of charity work and giving back to the community'
Newmarket-Aurora men 'who give a damn’ unite to pay it forward

Newmarket-Aurora men 'who give a damn’ unite to pay it forward

The local 100 Men Who Give a Damn chapter is welcoming new members to its gathering Thursday, June 2 at EVENTMRKT
Newmarket Lions' dog guides fundraiser gives residents with disabilities new leash on life

Newmarket Lions' dog guides fundraiser gives residents with disabilities new leash on life

The annual Pet Valu Walk for Dog Guides Newmarket-Aurora takes place June 5 at George Richardson Park to help provide dog guides at no cost to those living with epilepsy, autism, diabetes, trauma, and hearing, medical, and physical disabilities