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These stories about the people making positive impacts in our community are made possible through the continued support of Dr. Hopkins & Associates Optometry as part of our Community Leaders Program.

Ride for Dad a family affair for NOTL'S Matt King

Ride for Dad a family affair for NOTL'S Matt King

Over the first 14 years the Niagara Ride for Dad has raised almost $800,000 for prostate cancer research, initiatives and awareness; this weekend's 15th ride could push the total over the million dollar mark
Carrie Plaskett is a triple-threat community volunteer

Carrie Plaskett is a triple-threat community volunteer

Soccer Club, Wolves Minor Hockey and Crossroads Public School all benefit from the nurse's love of sports and giving back to her community
Big Brothers Big Sisters helping children and youth flourish

Big Brothers Big Sisters helping children and youth flourish

'Children are our future, and we need to invest in them,' says one Big Sister
Laurie Harley is NOTL's Citizen of the Year

Laurie Harley is NOTL's Citizen of the Year

Longtime volunteer recognized by the Chamber of Commerce for her efforts in starting and maintaining the NOTL Ambassadors Program
Lifelong music lover builds community of Ukesters

Lifelong music lover builds community of Ukesters

Longtime bass player giving back to the community through the group of almost 470 members who gather to play music and raise funds for charity
St. Vincent de Paul group in NOTL provides emergency help to residents

St. Vincent de Paul group in NOTL provides emergency help to residents

The NOTL group says thanks to generous parishioners, they are able to meet the needs of those who find themselves in emergency situations.
Youth movement behind the Wolves U18 bench

Youth movement behind the Wolves U18 bench

Four coaches whose age averages out to 25 years old are giving back to the organization that shaped their sports lives
Dorothy Soo-Wiens a tireless volunteer

Dorothy Soo-Wiens a tireless volunteer

From the Tractor Parade to Cornerstone Community Church and the NOTL Lions Club, Soo-Wiens is constantly giving back
Fred Fox keeps brother Terry's legacy alive

Fred Fox keeps brother Terry's legacy alive

Family member lauds communities big and small across the country for raising almost $900 million over 43 years
NOTL girl ambassador for walk to cure juvenile diabetes

NOTL girl ambassador for walk to cure juvenile diabetes

Greta says she is happy to be part of the walk, a national event, and to excited to be helping to find a cure for type 1 diabetes.