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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.

Guelph Women's Football Team aims to increase women's participation in competitive sports

Guelph Women's Football Team aims to increase women's participation in competitive sports

 'I'm excited to see where things will be in two years, or even a year, after COVID is done'
Guelph Newcomer's Club helps women make friends and get involved in the community

Guelph Newcomer's Club helps women make friends and get involved in the community

'The wide range of activities attracts a lot of different women'
Guelph woman named among world's most inspirational and influential

Guelph woman named among world's most inspirational and influential

BBC News agency's 100 Women list focuses on bravery and achievements of Afghan women
Local Grade 7 students bake up some seasonal goodwill for those in shelters

Local Grade 7 students bake up some seasonal goodwill for those in shelters

'They baked a lot of cookies but they are all made with lots of love'
Art and education go hand-in-hand for local artist

Art and education go hand-in-hand for local artist

'The whole purpose of the learning session was to have the adult and the child painting side-by-side, to help foster that emotional competency'
Celebrating the plus-sized community and female entrepreneurship

Celebrating the plus-sized community and female entrepreneurship

'The plus-size retail space basically has us cornered,' Consign Your Curves owner says of the store's inspiration
Linebacker by day, coach by night: Royals linebacker Isabelle Hillen loves her football

Linebacker by day, coach by night: Royals linebacker Isabelle Hillen loves her football

'It was probably one of the best things that I have done in my life, so far,' said Isabelle Hillen about getting involved with the sport
Retired Guelph teacher completes 6,800 km bike ride across Canada

Retired Guelph teacher completes 6,800 km bike ride across Canada

'We are always capable of more than we imagine and I found that many days,' said Robin Todd, who completed the journey in 40 days
It's all family for Bishop Macdonell kicker Martina Vair

It's all family for Bishop Macdonell kicker Martina Vair

'She jumped right in, she's playing defence, she's playing contact with the boys,' said head coach, Justin Shoniker
Soon to turn 100, local woman embarks on 100 walks for charity

Soon to turn 100, local woman embarks on 100 walks for charity

Orpha Thrasher will complete 100 walks by the time she turns 100 all while fundraising for HOPE House