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Helpers articles share stories about the people making positive impacts in our community.

This section is made possible by our Community Leaders Program.


Making parts for the Canadian Shield

Making parts for the Canadian Shield

In this Helpers feature we talk to Luis Gomes from the Wellington Catholic District School Board about the team effort underway to produce badly needed parts for medical masks using 3D printers
Local artist goes online with virtual tutorials

Local artist goes online with virtual tutorials

Rae Wright has adapted to the times by taking her art classes to the internet
Important to talk to your children about what's happening, says expert

Important to talk to your children about what's happening, says expert

Children need extra love, attention and things to do during difficult times
Free online group therapy for people in isolation

Free online group therapy for people in isolation

In this Helpers feature we talk with psychotherapist Shane Smyth about the challenges of providing counselling during the COVID-19 pandemic and his free, online group therapy sessions
Picking up the tab and dropping the puck

Picking up the tab and dropping the puck

In this Helpers feature we join seven-year-old tab collector Wade Patterson-Grigsby along with his family and schoolmates from Westwood Public School during the Sleeman’s Pick Up the Tab campaign event at the Sleeman Centre
Celebrating Guelph police VIPs

Celebrating Guelph police VIPs

In this Helpers feature we join members of the Guelph Police Service and the Kiwanis Club as they celebrate the work of former VIP Officer Kyle Grant and welcome new VIP Officer Const. Brian Murphy
Good sports for a good cause <b>(9 photos)</b>

Good sports for a good cause (9 photos)

In this Helpers feature we hit the ice with some local businesses that teamed up for the 15th annual Rotary Hockey Challenge
The Guelph Games looking for some helping hands

The Guelph Games looking for some helping hands

In this Helpers feature we put out a call for 400 volunteers to help with the Guelph Games that are coming to downtown this summer
Record turnout and donations for the Coldest Night of Year

Record turnout and donations for the Coldest Night of Year

For this Helpers feature we bundle up and go for a walk on the Coldest Night of the Year to raise money and awareness for the homeless in our city
Record numbers show up for lunch at Shelldale Family Gateway fundraiser <b>(11 photos)</b>

Record numbers show up for lunch at Shelldale Family Gateway fundraiser (11 photos)

In this Helpers feature we visit Shelldale Family Gateway for the sixth annual Winter Warm-Up lunch fundraiser