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These inspirational and diverse stories about local women of all ages in our community are made possible through the continued support of AFYA Skin and Body Clinic as part of our Community Leaders Program.

New local STEM program coming for girls and non-binary youth

New local STEM program coming for girls and non-binary youth

'I think we've chosen the right place to start the chapter and there's a lot of excitement locally'
Local RMTs pen children's book about infant massage

Local RMTs pen children's book about infant massage

The book is called 'Your Nose to Your Toes' and 10 per cent of sales will go to the Children's Foundation Guelph-Wellington
Guelph's Cleo the Clown keeps bringing the smiles

Guelph's Cleo the Clown keeps bringing the smiles

'I'm as exciting as a bouncy castle,' said Jenifer Pettigrew, also known as Cleo the Clown
Guelph artist brings Lady Duff Gordon to life in new book

Guelph artist brings Lady Duff Gordon to life in new book

'It's a Guelph story,' said Laurie McGaw about 'Unsinkable Lucile: How a Farm Girl Became the Queen of Fashion and Survived the Titanic'
New exhibit at Guelph Museums celebrates local women in STEM

New exhibit at Guelph Museums celebrates local women in STEM

'You are going to be amazed at what these women do,' said Dawn Owen, curator at the Guelph Museums
Guelph woman finds help among horses

Guelph woman finds help among horses

After becoming depressed as a frontline healthcare worker, Nicole Bourgeois-Stocker turned to her first love to get back on track
Music therapy hitting all the right notes in Guelph

Music therapy hitting all the right notes in Guelph

'I think it's a healthy form of expression,' said Mary Meads, director of Wellington Music Therapy
Local puzzle maker pictures more representation in toys

Local puzzle maker pictures more representation in toys

'By having better representation, it allows the child to ask questions and lead conversation while puzzling,' said Ashley Kizis, founder of Kidunified
New day program, Camp Les Lilas, makes practicing  French fun

New day program, Camp Les Lilas, makes practicing French fun

'It was important for us to create an environment where kids feel excited to learn'
Fun the main objective for Guelph board game YouTuber

Fun the main objective for Guelph board game YouTuber

'My ultimate goal is to introduce people who don’t know about board games to board games,' said Jenna Beasley