Volunteering means new learning opportunities for Ralph Gonawabi

WIIKWEMKOONG—When Ralph Gonawabi moved back to Wiikwemkoong with his young children he became involved in hockey as a volunteer coach and trainer. However, after...

Little Current United Church hosts indoor labyrinth

LITTLE CURRENT—Little Current United Church will be hosting an indoor labyrinth from Wednesday, April 25 to Sunday, April 29. The labyrinth is on loan...

Two Island youths move on to Legion provincial championships

ESPANOLA—Three students from Manitoulin Island competed on April 15 at Royal Canadian Legion Branch 39 in the District H and K Finals to represent...

Helping protect species at risk is John Diebolt’s impetus to volunteer

BIG LAKE—It isn’t much of a secret that the planet is facing another mass extinction event, and this time it isn’t a meteor or...

Ontario honours Meemee Lavell-Harvard as recipient of 2018 Victim Services Awards of Distinction

TORONTO–Twenty remarkable individuals and organizations from across the province received the Attorney General’s Victim Services Awards of Distinction on Thursday, April 12 for their...

The Angel Bus Committee is asking Island residents to “pay it forward”

MANITOULIN—“Paying it forward” means to respond to a person’s kindness to oneself by being kind to someone else. April 28 is designated as “Pay It...

Manitoulin Sea Cadet Corps launches recruitment drive with open house

MANITOULIN—There are few activities for youth on Manitoulin Island that provide more opportunities than joining the Manitoulin Sea Cadet Corps. The Corps has launched...

Deep roots nurture a historical connection to volunteering for Sandy McGillivray

LITTLE CURRENT—There is nothing that Alexander (Sandy) McGillivray loves better than an interesting old story about Manitoulin Island, unless it’s sharing the output of...

Green living taken to the next level at Expo

KAGAWONG—Every other year Kagawong is host to the Green Living Expo: a two-day public education and social event focusing on local environmentally friendly activities....

Policing mental health: Part II of a series

Navigating solutions for police interactions with vulnerable persons MANITOULIN––On April 9 Ontario announced it was taking steps to implement a new police response framework that...

Campbell Horticultural Society celebrates 90 years of beautifying communities

SPRING BAY–Horticultural societies are a deep-rooted tradition in Ontario. The Ontario Horticultural Association (OHA) has been around since 1906 and has over 30,000 members...

Fruits of Jim Sloss’ volunteer life found all around Manitoulin

GORE BAY—Two generations of Manitoulin Secondary School alumni will quickly recognize Jim Sloss as a first-rate teacher in the school’s business and commerce studies...
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