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These stories about local youth taking action to make a difference in our community are made possible through the continued support of Sunshine Super Wash. as part of our Community Leaders Program.


Youth centre worker takes wheel of cab, helps avert tragedy

Youth centre worker takes wheel of cab, helps avert tragedy

After noticing cab driver foaming at the mouth, worker jumped into front seat to take control of the vehicle as six youths 'freaked out' during scary incident
'Really big help': Coat drive fills a key need <b>(5 photos)</b>

'Really big help': Coat drive fills a key need (5 photos)

'We are really happy with the response from the community — both in donations and families coming to access the coats,' says official, noting 560 coats have been picked up
OSS Students for Change focused on 'giving back' to community

OSS Students for Change focused on 'giving back' to community

'Being a part of this group showed me how getting involved and helping other people can develop me as a person,' says student
Local student raises $1,400 for cancer in memory of beloved papa

Local student raises $1,400 for cancer in memory of beloved papa

'I understand the pressure of all the people who have family members dealing with cancer,' says Grade 3 student whose grandfather succumbed to cancer two weeks ago
Local teen realizes dream, helps Team Ontario win national title

Local teen realizes dream, helps Team Ontario win national title

'It’s something I had always dreamed of accomplishing when I was younger but never thought of it as an obtainable goal,' says Orillia lacrosse player
Local singer to compete in CNE's Rising Star talent competition

Local singer to compete in CNE's Rising Star talent competition

'It's nerve-wracking, but it's also going to be an experience,' said 11-year-old Ruby Manias, who will sing in this year's Rising Star competition at the CNE
Orillia Lady Kings standouts 'giving back' through summer clinic

Orillia Lady Kings standouts 'giving back' through summer clinic

'I want them to understand the importance of lacrosse, being a student-athlete, and all the gates it can open in life,' says Orillia player-coach
Orillia teen dances his way into National Ballet of Canada

Orillia teen dances his way into National Ballet of Canada

'Having this opportunity is truly amazing,' says Kolton Ruyter, 13, who adds: 'It means a lot because I’ve spent countless hours practising'
Local skateboarder stumbles on trick to success on TikTok

Local skateboarder stumbles on trick to success on TikTok

'It’s almost a metaphor for life. If you give up, you will never be able to do it. If you keep going, you can achieve a lot of things,' says OSS grad with passion for social media
Local rapper drops 'personal' EP reflecting on his music journey

Local rapper drops 'personal' EP reflecting on his music journey

PF grad Tie Bond releases Welcome to Hollywood; 'I’m definitely excited for what’s on the horizon for me,' says rapper, encouraging local youth to chase their dreams