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


Warm-hearted volunteer serves up empathy at Out of the Cold Café

Warm-hearted volunteer serves up empathy at Out of the Cold Café

'I want to volunteer because I want to stay busy, I want to have a reason to get up every morning,' says Heidi Northover, a long-time Bradford Library staffer
‘Glimmer of hope’: Women’s Institute donates care kits to police

‘Glimmer of hope’: Women’s Institute donates care kits to police

Bears, blankets and books meant to give children a break from the trauma they may be experiencing and provide some comfort during a challenging time
‘It touched my heart’: Bradford crossing guard recognized

‘It touched my heart’: Bradford crossing guard recognized

'I like to help somebody that needs help and that’s a way to help the kids be safe,' says 74-year-old crossing guard for students of Chris Hadfield Public School
South Simcoe Police officer ‘incredibly humbled’ to win award

South Simcoe Police officer ‘incredibly humbled’ to win award

Police Association of Ontario presents South Simcoe Police Association president with John Walker Memorial Award as she ‘exemplified strength, compassion, and love’
Bradford couple refuses to 'bypass' support of community

Bradford couple refuses to 'bypass' support of community

Peter and Leni Vander Kooij have lifetime of volunteerism under their belts but have recently turned to activism over the path chosen for controversial Bradford Bypass
Local Women's Institute honours 'remarkable' efforts of volunteers

Local Women's Institute honours 'remarkable' efforts of volunteers

Leila Lloyd, Grace Elliott, Shirley Brown, Dianne van Voorst and Alice Lloyd were celebrated for their contributions to the Women’s Institute and Bradford West Gwillimbury
Bradford Ladies Auxiliary a 'great place to serve the community'

Bradford Ladies Auxiliary a 'great place to serve the community'

'Our purpose is to raise funds for the Legion, which then helps our veterans in the community and their families,' says Bradford Ladies Auxiliary official 
'Fantastic community organization': Bradford Lions exist to serve

'Fantastic community organization': Bradford Lions exist to serve

'They do so much to support youth, provide recreation and build community and they've done it for so long,' said Bradford councillor
Local kindergarten students embrace 'art' of giving helping hand

Local kindergarten students embrace 'art' of giving helping hand

What started as an art project at W.H. Day School culminated with 'excited' students collecting 212 pieces of food for Helping Hand Food Bank of Bradford
Page program piques political interest of Bradford student

Page program piques political interest of Bradford student

Liyao Yin recently served as legislative page at Queen's Park; 'It was interesting watching our personal future being debated right in front of us'