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    Date(s) - 31/07/2017 - 31/12/2017
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    September 21-23, 2017


    The NB 55+ Games 2017 are being jointly hosted by Hampton and Sussex this September.  These games are open to individuals 55 years of age and older and reside in the province.  Registration for the games has recently opened and will be accepted until August 15.  The purpose of the games is to enhance the quality of life and well being of new Brunswickers, 55 years of age and older through recreational, cultural, and physical activities.  Click herefor more information.




    Shelley Scott, Park Manager of Ganong Nature Park is looking for some help:


    At the Ganong Nature Park we will be running day camps for the summer starting on July 3rd.  We have been fortunate enough to have some wonderful companies sponsor spaces for kids who may not otherwise have the opportunity to attend camp for the summer.

    Each sponsored space is for a week long camp.  We are looking for assistance in finding kids who may be interested in attending the camps but who would otherwise not have the opportunity.  With some of the spaces we also have transportation available through Kindred Home Care.


    We would greatly appreciate any assistance in spreading the word to any families you believe may need a bit of assistance and kids would enjoy a week of camp.


    Families can reach out to myself by email at sscott@scepinc.com or by calling (506) 467 9905.


    Summer camp poster

    July 3 – September 1
    Ages 5 – 12
    $125 / week
    $30 / day
    Children will explore the forests,
    fields, beaches and trails of the Park in a fun
    and adventurous day camp!
    Visit ganongnaturepark.com for a registration form.
    Every week is a different theme.
    Spaces are limited.

    Habitat for Humanity is accepting applications from families for a house to be located on Boundary St.  If you live in a home/apartment with health or safety conditions (such as mold), overcrowded conditions, or in an unsafe neighbourhood, have a family income of $30,000+ per year, and are willing to donate 500 volunteer hours working on your own home, please apply now.

    Applications can be picked up and dropped off at the Milltown Elementary School until the last day of school or the Town Hall in June and July.  For more information, please call Cathy Halstead at 466-7362.

    Ministers Island Heritage Park is looking for an Executive Director. 

    The Van Horne Estate on Ministers Island Inc. (VHEMI) is a non-profit corporation working in partnership with the Province of New Brunswick in the protection and development of the Ministers Island Heritage Park, its physical assets and the delivery of programming reflecting the Island’s diverse history, celebrating the life and achievements of Sir William Cornelius Van Horne, as well as the Passamaquoddy heritage and other eras of settlement and development.

    Click here for more information.

    I had the privilege of interviewing our very own Jeremy Barham for Vibrant Communities Canada.  Jeremy and I talk about the ins-and-outs of Business Bootcamp as a replicable, scalable model of collaborative poverty reduction and local economic development.  Check it out here.

    Oak Hill Christian Camp

    All details here.

    Ongoing in the Community:

    • As a charity or community organizations in Charlotte County, are you interested in ways to do what you do even better?  The United Way is looking for 2-3 organizations they could work with to help strengthen. You could be looking for support with something like governance, operations, financial management or reorganization. First they would work with you to do to identify where to focus our attention, then they would match you with a coach with expertise to help you create the change you would like to see. If you are interested, please contact Sarah@unitedwaysaintjohn.com
    • Lonicera Hall is a non-for-profit housing organization in St. Stephen providing affordable assisted living accommodation for older adults. The home is currently seeking eighteen more people to come live with them in their beautiful 1841 mansion. Recent updates include a new elevator to access second and third stories, new bathrooms, and new bedroom decor. The home is centrally located and within walking distance to shopping, places of activity, and services. Contact lonicerahall@nb.aibn.com for more details.
    • If you are an employer, please fill out this survey which the Women’s Equality Branch is using to determine the knowledge and use of pay equity in compensation practices in NB.
    • Click here to access the Canadian Financial Literacy database.
    • Go to NBCC’s elevatED page to comment on and contribute to their 2017-2022 Strategic Plan.
    • The HungerCount 2016 study shows that food bank usage in New Brunswick has persistently increased in the last decade, from 15,368 in 2008 to 19,769 in 2016. See attached letter from the Common Front on Social Justice which summarizes the results and calls for action.
    • To see the attached poster to see type of projects that community inclusion networks (like Vibrant Communities Charlotte County) across NB have funded through grants from the Economic and Social Inclusion Corporation.
    • Big Brothers and Big Sisters needs four men to be mentors for boys who are between the ages of 10-14 in Charlotte County. This will involve hanging out and playing sports for 90 minutes a week for 10 weeks through the Game On! program. Contact at meagin.huisman@bigbrothersbigsisters.ca or 635-1145 for more information.
    • Please see the attachment from the St. Andrews Food Bank calling for donations of baking, hand-made items, and clothing for their Sweet & Warm Holidays campaign.
    • Vibrant Community Charlotte County and the United Way are looking for people in Charlotte County with expertise that would be helpful to charities in the region. We are looking for people with expertise in areas such as; governance, finance, strategic planning, evaluation, program planning, needs assessments, management practices, fund development or fund raising, human resources, communications, change management, technology. There may be opportunities to volunteer or obtain short term contract work in the region and we want to be ready. If you are interested, please send a brief description of what you have to offer to sarah@unitedwaysaintjohn.com

    Future scenarios of Charlotte County

    Working Together to Reduce Poverty/
    La réduction de la pauvreté, c’est l’affaire de tous!