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Rooted articles share stories about the people and places that make us proud to call our community home.

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Down syndrome awareness campaign becomes international success

Down syndrome awareness campaign becomes international success

‘The more we know about each other in this world, the better people we become,’ said Hillary Gauld-Camilleri
Local psychology student in the running for Miss Universe

Local psychology student in the running for Miss Universe

‘Growing up, I was always a positive individual, even after my father was diagnosed with bipolar disorder and depression’
Community Fridge project coming to Waterloo Region

Community Fridge project coming to Waterloo Region

The group behind the program hopes to have at least one fridge up and running in early September
Kitchener woman represents Canada in World’s Toughest: Eco-Challenge Fiji

Kitchener woman represents Canada in World’s Toughest: Eco-Challenge Fiji

Lying down for a two-hour sleep with water dripping on her face through the roof of the tent, she watched as hundreds of cockroaches skittered up the walls clustering into every crease and seam of the tent
Founders of St. Agatha community fostered over 30 children

Founders of St. Agatha community fostered over 30 children

'To see all the disadvantaged children they opened their home up to - to mend, repair and rebuild their lives into a more fulfilling, positive, productive future life - their philanthropic nature was inspiring'
The healing powers of Rockway Gardens

The healing powers of Rockway Gardens

If the Gardens could speak, they’d share a novel full of stories
Pre-teen entrepreneur pushing buttons for a good cause

Pre-teen entrepreneur pushing buttons for a good cause

KK Emmay will be hosting this year’s Waterloo Region Children’s Business Fair
Struggles of the city

Struggles of the city

‘What makes me successful in the field of social work isn’t having a degree, it’s the lessons I’ve learned in life,’ says Mike Everett, founder of Struggles of the City
Stand up, speak out, push back

Stand up, speak out, push back

‘It is up to us, not governments or traditional institutions to make the world a better place to live,’ said Heart Beats Hate founder, Alan Quarry
Cambridge Food Bank delivers free cooking classes

Cambridge Food Bank delivers free cooking classes

Community Nutrition Coordinator aims to make the world a better place, one bite at a time
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