Skip to content

Local Heroes

Unity in Diversity: Althea Alli

Nov 22, 2022 | Emily Dickson

Shelburne resident Althea Alli is the driving force behind Shelburne’s multicultural events, and the Dufferin County Multicultural Festival.

Stitches in Time: Basia and Shannon Knowlton

Nov 21, 2022 | Jeff Rollings

The crafty mother-daughter team is on a mission to keep people warm, fed and looked after with their “Warmth for the Winter” initiative, and other charitable works.

Invested in Community: Gord Gallaugher

Nov 21, 2022 | Jeff Rollings

The founding director, president and chair of the Dufferin Community Foundation is well known in Mulmur for his longtime passion for local politics, community service and charity work.

Common Ground: Stuart Lazier and Tony Arrell

Nov 21, 2022 | Nicola Ross

This duo is the driving force behind the creation of Creemore’s brand new $4.5-million Village Green, an initiative to provide a place for people to enjoy, for families to play, and for community events.

Sister Act: Malini and Hemani Singh

Nov 21, 2022 | Emily Dickson

Recipients of the 2022 Community Arts Volunteer Award, Malini and Hemani were recognized for their dedication to promoting classical Indian dance, music and culture both at their school and in the community at large.

Habit of the Heart: Neil Morris

Nov 18, 2022 | Jeff Rollings

Neil was awarded Caledon’s Community Champion Award 2022 for both his longtime participation as a member of the Bethell Hospice volunteer team and his involvement in a wide range of Caledon environmental initiatives.

Local Heroes 2022

Nov 18, 2022 | In The Hills | Features

Every year we honour those who go above and beyond to help others, to make exciting things happen, and to improve the quality of life in their communities.

Local Heroes 2021

Nov 29, 2021 | In The Hills

Our 14th annual salute to local people who make a difference – we’re grateful to each of them for making 2021 a whole lot brighter for so many.

Nature Booster: Janice McClelland. Photo by Pete Paterson.

Nature Booster: Janice McClelland

Nov 29, 2021 | Alison McGill

How the Erin resident transformed a passion for the outdoors into many fruitful years of volunteering for the Bruce Trail Conservancy.

Ken Hunt. Photo by Pete Paterson.

Ice Angel: Ken Hunt

Nov 29, 2021 | Nicola Ross

Thanks to this community builder, the Palgrave Mill Pond is a place where the village meets in winter to skate, play shinny and connect.

Yes, She Can: Ashley Lawrence and Kadeisha Buchanan

Nov 29, 2021 | Nicola Ross

Two pivotal players in Canada’s first Olympic gold in women’s soccer in Tokyo call Caledon East and Shelburne home.

Valerie (left) and Shannon McGrady. Photo by Pete Paterson.

Inspired by Matthew: Valerie and Shannon McGrady

Nov 29, 2021 | Jeff Rollings

The mother-daughter duo advocated for Orangeville’s new Bravery Park – which honours all military personnel, including their late son and brother.

In The Hills is an independent, locally owned print and online magazine that has earned its reputation as the best-read, best-loved magazine in Headwaters.

The magazine is delivered to more than 40,000 homes and farms throughout Caledon, Erin, Dufferin, Orangeville and Creemore – up to double the circulation of any other local publication. And it is available to visitors at local inns, restaurants, specialty retail stores and other tourist locations.