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These stories about successful initiatives, events and developments within our community and the people behind them are made possible through the continued support of McLean & Dickey Insurance as part of our Community Leaders Program.

Orillia Seniors' Centre program 'like one big, happy family'

Orillia Seniors' Centre program 'like one big, happy family'

Officials hope more seniors will join weekly program at St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church
Local volunteers 'make a big difference' to people in crisis

Local volunteers 'make a big difference' to people in crisis

'It's unfortunate we have to have the service, but it's reassuring to know that this group is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week,' says OPP inspector
Roots North fest celebrating 10th anniversary, 'expanding reach'

Roots North fest celebrating 10th anniversary, 'expanding reach'

'It's not just downtown venues anymore. . . .We are expanding our reach and getting more people out to enjoy live music,' said festival founder
'Fantastic' Couchiching Conservancy helps protect thousands of acres

'Fantastic' Couchiching Conservancy helps protect thousands of acres

'It's such a privilege to be part of an organization that has gone from success to success over the past 30 years,' says official of land trust that is nearing 15,000 acres protected
OSS band, Indigenous musician bring Nish Princess to life in song

OSS band, Indigenous musician bring Nish Princess to life in song

Song 'provides a great opportunity for us to learn about differences and similarities and see how we can be creative and join together,' says OSS music teacher
New local business helps dogs swim their way to better health

New local business helps dogs swim their way to better health

'Five minutes swimming is equivalent to a 20-minute walk, so they do get the exercise that way and it's lighter on their limbs for rehabilitation,' says co-owner
Rotary club's car lottery steers over $50K to seven local charities

Rotary club's car lottery steers over $50K to seven local charities

'This was a great thing that the Rotary Club did for the charities. It was a big success,' says shocked winner of new Ford Bronco
'Vital' nuclear medicine upgrades have cut wait times at OSMH

'Vital' nuclear medicine upgrades have cut wait times at OSMH

'Nuclear medicine imaging takes more time than other imaging. You get to learn people’s stories, and everyone has an interesting story to tell,' says OSMH staffer
Connexus Church 'excited' to move into new permanent Orillia home

Connexus Church 'excited' to move into new permanent Orillia home

'We're really excited to have a facility available to really make a difference in the community,' says pastor of church that has met inside Orillia's Galaxy Cinema for 16 years
New owners reopening Hog & Penny next week

New owners reopening Hog & Penny next week

'I think it should be recognizably The Hog & Penny to anyone who came in here before,' says co-owner of downtown pub