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Helpers articles share stories about the people making positive impacts in our community.

This section is made possible by our Community Leaders Program.


 

Shuffle brought music, money to charities for 18 years

Shuffle brought music, money to charities for 18 years

The vision of two volunteers brought 18 years of music, as well as thousands of dollars to Thorold and surrounding area charities.
He kept his promise

He kept his promise

In honour of the late Sherry DiFruscia, the ‘Sherry’s Promise’ team raises $71,000 to help upgrade chemotherapy treatment for local cancer patients
Terry Fox Run 'has got to keep going'

Terry Fox Run 'has got to keep going'

Candace Dickson’s one-block walk was no less heroic than Terry Fox’s epic journey 40 years ago. Though she could barely walk a block just six years ago, she insisted on participating in the Thorold Terry Fox Run, as she does every year
Sherry’s promise

Sherry’s promise

Before she passed away on June 30, Sherry DiFruscia made one request of her husband Anthony: to promise that he “Never forget her.” On Sept. 12, he and their three children will pay tribute to their beloved wife and mother, in a very special way.
Small but mighty

Small but mighty

Thorold has one of the smallest clubs in Canada, but helps thousands of people
Hitting a home run for Thorold kids

Hitting a home run for Thorold kids

A passionate volunteer team has worked hard to ensure Thorold kids can play ball, despite pandemic
Thorold South resident reaches out

Thorold South resident reaches out

“Rotary Opens opportunities”
Friends of Beaverdams hosting high-end virtual four-day yard sale

Friends of Beaverdams hosting high-end virtual four-day yard sale

Bargains galore will become available online this July 20 to 24.
Palmerino pledges to help hometown

Palmerino pledges to help hometown

In Thorold and Pelham, Joe Palmerino has been helping the most vulnerable members of society for five years.
Thorold craft show exhibitors ease nurses' pain

Thorold craft show exhibitors ease nurses' pain

What began as a way to protect her fiancé—a front line transport truck driver—quickly morphed into a substantial sewing stint for Beverley Interisano. Likewise, Leta Virag helped health workers during a critical phase in the COVID-19 crisis.