April 16, 2014

Archive of: Local Hero

For those who dare …

For those who dare …

For most people, Halloween is a time of year for ghouls, goblins and goodies, but one local has found a way to marry together the fun of the season and giving back to the community.

Friends united by cause

Friends united by cause

Christine Dunn of Lawrence Park and Heather Gotlieb of Forest Hill are friends united by a cause they are both extremely passionate about.

Stepping up for a cause

Stepping up for a cause

Climbing the stairs of the CN Tower is no small feat, but a few steps for some can result in a giant leap toward a better tomorrow.

One local mom’s saga

One local mom’s saga

Two years ago, when Leaside’s Angie Morris first walked 32 kilometres in the Shoppers Drug Mart Weekend to End Women’s Cancers, she was participating as a tribute to someone else.

Local mom raises $40K

Local mom raises $40K

A Beverley Glen mother of three has recently helped raise almost $40,000 in support of finding a cure for women’s cancers.

Area mom raises $250K

Area mom raises $250K

Stepping it up for a cure

Growing for a cause

Growing for a cause

What started as a local community garden project to promote healthy eating and support local food initiatives is blossoming into a nationwide enterprise.

Kids’ singers honoured

Kids’ singers honoured

Generations of Canadians have grown up with Sharon, Lois and Bram as a staple of their childhoods. Now the “Skinnamarink” singers, who recorded their first album in 1978, may be honoured by...

Neighbour honoured

Neighbour honoured

Five friends have rallied the North York community to raise $41,000 to successfully rebuild and reopen Franklin Park near Yonge Street and Sheppard Avenue.

Mom leaves lofty legacy

Mom leaves lofty legacy

In 2005, the life of Elana Waldman, then a lawyer in her mid-30s, took a dramatic and unexpected turn. When a diagnosis of stage three ovarian cancer forced Waldman to leave the firm where she...