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Arts Orillia 'committed to creativity, culture, and community'

Arts Orillia 'committed to creativity, culture, and community'

'An encounter with the arts — a song, a dance, a poem — has the potential of becoming a life-changing experience. This is our goal,' says 'new' group
North Simcoe Victim Services seeking 'empathetic' volunteers

North Simcoe Victim Services seeking 'empathetic' volunteers

'For a lot of people, if they can help one person it’s worth it,' says local agency's volunteer services coordinator
'Truly affordable housing' rises from ashes of apartment fire

'Truly affordable housing' rises from ashes of apartment fire

'One of the beautiful parts about this project is that it is part of the church’s mandate to care for people in poverty,' says official
Knights of Columbus host roast for the first time in two years

Knights of Columbus host roast for the first time in two years

The fundraiser will take place on Aug. 13
Ukrainian kids relish Canadian experience at area camp

Ukrainian kids relish Canadian experience at area camp

'This experience will help set them up for success as they go to school and potentially continue to live here,' says camp official
Local charity hockey game 'a perfect fit' for Leafs captain

Local charity hockey game 'a perfect fit' for Leafs captain

'I spend a lot of my off-season in the Simcoe County-Muskoka region,' Tavares says of participating in next week's fundraiser in Barrie
Cats from northern Ontario looking for new, local homes

Cats from northern Ontario looking for new, local homes

This re-homing mission, in partnership with the Second Chance Pet Network, brings cats and kittens to areas of the province where there are families waiting to adopt
Giddy up! Horse-loving senior's wish granted at Georgian Downs

Giddy up! Horse-loving senior's wish granted at Georgian Downs

Seniors are 'so often forgotten, so when we do things like this, it just means a lot to them and all of us too,' said Senior Wish Association official
WE Unite seeking local volunteers to 'empower' our community

WE Unite seeking local volunteers to 'empower' our community

WE Unite, based in Oro-Medonte, aims to 'connect the community while supporting people when they need it most'
Pride looking to foster 'more accepting and safer' environment

Pride looking to foster 'more accepting and safer' environment

'City staff, members of council, members of the hospital, and a lot of members from the community and university' attended kick-off in Orillia