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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.


Baby, these kids were born to run, with thanks to Southlake

Baby, these kids were born to run, with thanks to Southlake

'It’s wonderful that they are contributing to our community and hopefully inspiring others to as well,' says Krissy Young of her four children who are raising money to express their family's gratitude for care received at Southlake
HELPERS: Annual Shop 2 End Stigma aids youth mental health

HELPERS: Annual Shop 2 End Stigma aids youth mental health

Fundraiser on April 29 will contribute even more to the $135,000 Judy Brunton has already helped raise for CMHA York Region and South Simcoe youth mental health programs
HELPERS: Newmarket seniors' group yarning for good causes

HELPERS: Newmarket seniors' group yarning for good causes

Seniors, premature babies, hospital workers, and the homeless are just a few of the groups who have received special hand-knit and crocheted items from YARNS (You are Really Necessary Seniors)
'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
HELPERS: 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'
HELPERS: 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
HELPERS: 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