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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.


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
Terriers superfan ignites joy in hockey community <b>(6 photos)</b>

Terriers superfan ignites joy in hockey community (6 photos)

'He definitely brings the best out in a lot of people and reminds you what’s important in life,' says Terriers manager of Max Weaver who is well known in local rinks
Local students discover Halloween treats generate scary amount of waste <b>(4 photos)</b>

Local students discover Halloween treats generate scary amount of waste (4 photos)

Grade 7 student Elora DeWolfsmith rallied her class to gather, sort and send four boxes of candy wrappers, with persuasive letters, back to manufacturers
Local students put giving on the menu for Christmas <b>(3 photos)</b>

Local students put giving on the menu for Christmas (3 photos)

Grade 9 students at Twin Lakes Secondary School made 200 holiday dinners for Orillians; 'It feels really good to know we helped that many people,' says student
OSS students give gift of music to local nursing homes <b>(3 photos)</b>

OSS students give gift of music to local nursing homes (3 photos)

'I thought it was so nice to have the young people come. I think it was good for them, and it was good for us,' says Trillium Manor resident of OSS quartet
Local youth working hard to tackle climate change <b>(3 photos)</b>

Local youth working hard to tackle climate change (3 photos)

Sustainable Orillia Youth Council working to organize summit on climate change; 'Any local action has to be youth-driven because it’s (their) world,' says official
Local Indigenous teen’s art raises funds, awareness for truth and reconciliation

Local Indigenous teen’s art raises funds, awareness for truth and reconciliation

PF student's design, first sold on masks and hoodies, symbolizes learning of Indigenous history; 'Our future is in good hands,' says teacher
Brothers saw a need and stepped up to help others amid pandemic

Brothers saw a need and stepped up to help others amid pandemic

'They’re always up to something to make our community a better place,' says food bank official in praise of Odlozinski brothers
Cumberland Beach kids spread joy with 'pictures of kindness'

Cumberland Beach kids spread joy with 'pictures of kindness'

'It feels good to know that you could’ve put a smile on someone’s face and make their day,' says 10-year-old of family's efforts to bring joy to community