Category Archives: Stories of Ordinary People Making a Positive Difference

Stories to inoculate us against despair: starting with stories from my 70th birthday party

Catherine Rockandel’s Stories: Ordinary People Making a Positive Difference

I facilitate community dialogues on homelessness and supportive housing. These are often emotionally charged meetings as a good percentage of neighbours assume that most homeless are drug addicted people they see pushing shopping carts. This is such a small percentage … Continue reading

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Dave Strong’s Story: Ordinary People Making a Positive Difference

Picture This….. When I started to think about ordinary people who are making a difference in people’s lives my first thought went to a group that I volunteer with as a facilitator.  But my story is not about me or … Continue reading

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Carole Brown’s Story: Ordinary People Making a Positive Difference

I have had the good fortune to have a career in nutrition service so I have had opportunity to see people from many “walks of life” give of themselves frequently whether it’s reading to an ill person, taking them to … Continue reading

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Carol Good’s Story: Ordinary People Making a Positive Difference

Patience and persistence pay off On Saturday, October 20, 2018, my husband and I attended the official renaming of small suburban park in Bolton. The name was changed to the Ruth and Richard Hunt Park in honour to two long-time … Continue reading

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Bob Jeffrey’s Story: Ordinary People Making a Positive Difference

This is one of many stories from a wide variety of sources and a multitude of forms contributed by people upon request for my 70th birthday.   They will be posted without editing, with the attribution that was with them.  I … Continue reading

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Bill Staples’ Story: Ordinary People Making a Positive Difference

This is one of many stories from a wide variety of sources and a multitude of forms contributed by people upon request for my 70th birthday.   They will be posted without editing, with the attribution that was with them.  I … Continue reading

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Robin Parson’s Story: Ordinary People Making a Positive Difference

This is one of many stories from a wide variety of sources and a multitude of forms contributed by people upon request for my 70th birthday.   They will be posted without editing, with the attribution that was with them.  I … Continue reading

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