Born and raised in Oshawa, Anna Huk has been published in Today’s Parent magazine and the Ottawa Citizen.  Anna also hosts What’s On Durham, a show about family friendly things to do in Durham Region, on Rogers TV Durham. A graduate of O’Neill CVI and the University of Toronto, Anna can be reached by email at



11427923_864045713670956_3445622935967094228_oMaddie and Kiki Longo, best friends since 1988, have been food enthusiasts from the time they were tall enough to reach the kitchen countertop to begin mixing and experimenting with delectable ingredients of all kinds. The two sisters grew up in an Italian household, appreciating all kinds of cuisine and learning that the most important things in life are family and good food. Although the sisters no longer live under the same roof and are separated by a thirty minute car ride, they still spend 90% of their time together. They both work for the Canadian Council on Rehabilitation and Work, they write and produce their hit television show Maddie & Kiki: The Foraging Sisters, they are proud to be ambassadors of Durham Region, by being involved in a number of community events. When the sisters aren’t foraging or cooking, you can catch Maddie ‘loving on’ her cat, Little Ricky, and Kiki working on her Farm in Kendal.

Lisa Terech started with the Oshawa Community Museum in 2007 as a volunteer and joined the staff in October 2010. In the role of Community Engagement, Lisa participates with the Museum team in developing and delivering creative, engaging and consistent public programs. A lifelong resident of the Oshawa area, Lisa truly enjoys going out in the community and being a champion for Oshawa’s history and its future.


13934703_10210251466513482_8694307862135733717_nLasha Laskowsky-Reed (‘Shwa Girl) was born and raised in Oshawa.  She is a former College Professor, Television Producer and Lead Singer of a punk rock band.  Lasha is currently working at being a good housewife and mother as well as finishing her first crime novel, Hammered Heart.  Find Lasha at



leigh-photoLeigh Gibbens grew up in Oshawa. After several years in foreign locales (Kingston, Montreal and Toronto), she moved back after starting her own family. She plays many important roles in her daily life including freelance copywriter and project coordinator, wife and mom, community volunteer, student, household CEO, and most recently – What’s On Oshawa contributor. Leigh loves to attend community activities of all sorts and can often be spotted with various family members in tow at events around Oshawa.