Power to gamer girls

Village resident Cecily Carver breaking barriers in life and online.

Happy campers

Jocelyn Palm has devoted her life to helping women thrive.

Teen inspiring change

Richmond Hill student reaching out at home and abroad

High-rise heroine

Bayview resident helped neighbours stay warm during the ice storm

The heart of the matter

Richmond Hill man dedicated to raising cardiac health awareness.

Lacing up opportunity

Forest Hill resident has donated almost 3,500 skates to kids.

Teens boost skin smarts

Filling belly and heart

Spreading the word

Everyone knows the dangers of impaired driving, but this North Toronto resident knows first-hand the damage such recklessness can cause and is spreading the word about a campaign aimed to prevent it during the holiday season.

Send in the clown

It’s the early ’60s, and the Eaton’s Santa Claus Parade is making its way through town. A young Carol Penhale is mesmerized and mystified by the clowns walking by on their hands. She’s warm and cozy in the red and white snowsuit that her mother made from scratch, and she waits on her father’s shoulders for Santa Claus to make his way to town.

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

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

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

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

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

Stepping it up for a cure

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

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 having a local playground named after them.

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

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 practised family law, she took to pursuing every avenue she could to raise awareness and funds in hopes of increasing the survival rate of ovarian cancer patients.