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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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Waterloo Knights of Columbus delivers free birthday gifts

Waterloo Knights of Columbus delivers free birthday gifts

‘We phone and make sure someone is there to receive and then the gift is placed at their door,’ said Martin Hickey
ThunderStorm Productions offering free ‘dancing distantly’ parties

ThunderStorm Productions offering free ‘dancing distantly’ parties

‘Just because we’re practicing social isolation doesn’t mean we can’t party,’ said Eric Hoshooley
The Umbrella Project announces Mental Health Scholarship

The Umbrella Project announces Mental Health Scholarship

$3000 will be awarded to students and educators modeling behavior benefiting the community
Openly autistic mom of two advocates for equality

Openly autistic mom of two advocates for equality

‘My diagnosis, at age 46, was like discovering a piece of my brain, picking it up, putting it in place and feeling whole for the first time,’ said Wanda Deschamps
Award winning psychotherapist converts wounds into wings

Award winning psychotherapist converts wounds into wings

'Despite all the beatings, and the pain from feeling unloved, unseen, unheard, I was going to show them that I was deserving of love'
Redefining what it means to be a man

Redefining what it means to be a man

What started as an after-school program for boys has grown into a national organization
Former paramedic becomes motivational speaker

Former paramedic becomes motivational speaker

Diagnosed with Myalgic Encephalomyelitis (Chronic Fatigue Syndrome), CJ Janzen says she also secretly battled alcoholism
Waterloo singer-songwriter one of Canada's top independent artists

Waterloo singer-songwriter one of Canada's top independent artists

Inspiration for ‘Listen to your Heart’ came from looking back at some darker moments in his life
Local adventurist invites community to walk with purpose

Local adventurist invites community to walk with purpose

The 65-kilometre trek has already raised over $45,000 for The Working Centre
Grade 10 student creates ‘Girls for Change’

Grade 10 student creates ‘Girls for Change’

'To enable girls to go to school globally because when we build strong women we build a stronger nation,' said Hana Rauf, founder of GFC
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