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

Teamwork helps the community face mental health struggles

Teamwork helps the community face mental health struggles

RGA Counselling and Psychological Services and The Space Within always helped each other out with referrals and support. A recent merger is an effort to better serve the community. Owners Al Voort and Linda Mackay urge everyone to be mindful of the many mental health resources available in the city and region
A heartwarming story of the Stratford Winterfest snowmen

A heartwarming story of the Stratford Winterfest snowmen

Cory Geiger got involved with Stratford Winterfest through Community Living Stratford and Area, an organization that assists people with developmental disabilities. Cory is instrumental in getting one of Winterfest's traditions up and running
A forever home for the final chapter for large animals

A forever home for the final chapter for large animals

Most of the animals that arrive at Out of the Ashes are unadoptable. Some 90 per cent are special needs, with ailments ranging from ulcers to undernourishment to blindness. The large animal rescue has a fundraiser each holiday season
Documentary shines a light on the amazing life of McKenzie Hinz

Documentary shines a light on the amazing life of McKenzie Hinz

The documentary, produced by Ballinran Entertainment, features interviews with family and others whose lives are impacted as McKenzie Hinz contributes to his community
Foster parents give pets a home before their forever homes

Foster parents give pets a home before their forever homes

The Humane Society of Kitchener Waterloo and Stratford Perth are always looking for potential foster parents, with the need growing this time of year
Multicultural Association continuing to help Ukrainian refugees

Multicultural Association continuing to help Ukrainian refugees

There has been a groundswell of community support across Perth and Huron counties since the war in Ukraine broke out – but there are still many needs and challenges being faced. Financial donations are the most pressing need to assist with travel arrangements
Year-round support at Stratford Pride Community Centre

Year-round support at Stratford Pride Community Centre

Pride Month may be wrapping up but there is plenty on the schedule for Stratford Pride Community Centre. In July, a host of events and programming for the summer and fall will be announced.
Rotary Club of Stratford giving back to the community for 100 years

Rotary Club of Stratford giving back to the community for 100 years

Some 200 tickets were sold to a gala event that celebrated a century of 'service above self' for the Rotary Club of Stratford.