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Issue 31 • • October 2013 Celebrating Around The Block

Centennial Has Lots To Celebrate

Caitlin Corkum Community Schools/PALS Coordinator-Centennial School PALS Program Assistant Centennial School didn’t shut down for the summer; our students were hopping from one activity to another! Twenty-two students kicked off the summer with a week of camp at Camp Brookwood. They may have come back bitten alive, but they had a ball! Then we sent students to Camp Glenburn for a week. They started the week off with a bang, literally (there was a thunderstorm) but came back full of stories of the awesome stuff they did. The school also ran a summer camp. The students learned all about the port and tugboats. They had two fun packed days touring a cruise ship and watching a tug boat water show - it was a blast! We cannot celebrate our awesome summer though without thanking our many partners that made this possible. You guys are fantastic and your generosity made for one memorable summer!

Celebrating Our Community Nurse By Krista Turnbull, Community Schools Coordinator St. Patrick’s School. On October 3 we celebrated our very own community health nurse, Jill Roberts, as she and 28 other folks from Saint John and surrounding areas were recognized as wellness champions in their community. Jill is a constant support at St. Patrick's School and provides ongoing guidance to staff and students in the many programs in which she is involved. We are so very lucky to have her at the Marketplace Wellness Centre every day now and excited to have her on board with the new Fit & Fun For Girls program at St. Pat's this year. Congratulations from all of us at St. Pat's! Jill ... you most definitely are a wellness champion for us all.

Pictured above L-R: Juanita Black, Around The Block Coordinator, Holly Singh, Owner of Thandi Restaurant, and, Mary LeSage, Around The Block Advertising Sales. By Heather MacDonald Thandi's is a proud supporter of the Around the Block newspaper. We are a family owned business in uptown Saint John. Holly and Kenny Singh have many years of restaurant experience in and around the greater Saint John area. Thandi’s opened their doors at 33 Canterbury in May of 2006. The original building was constructed in 1878 after the Great Saint John Fire. In its early days it housed a printing press, namely, Lingley Printing. We recognize the importance of partnering with Saint John Inner City Schools and supporting the youth development. We are happy to be part of the Lunch Connection, serving up to 500 kids, hot, nutritious lunches.

Coordinators Comments

By Juanita Black, Coordinator, Around The Block, Phone: 647-4850. Email: As we celebrate Around The Block’s 5th Anniversary, let’s think back to the beginning. This paper started as a dream of then Vibrant Communities Coordinator Wendy MacDermott. We were hearing that the only time you read about our 5 priority neighbourhoods was when there were negative things to report. What about all the community celebrations and cooperation between each other, the good news events? Well, after 6 months of meetings between the communities, and many non-profit groups, a paper with no name was delivered on October 2008. We asked the readers to pick a name and after 56 names were submitted, our good news paper had a name “Around The Block”. We have grown for 8 pages and 6000 copies to 16 pages and 9000 free copies bi-monthly. I take pride as Coordinator in every person who has contributed to this paper over five years. The staff members from the communities that fill their individual pages, the non profit groups who time and time again let us know of the programs they offer to everyone, the proof readers who review each and every story that is sent in and the delivery staff who delivery 9000 copies. I have talked to many groups about the pride residents feel in having seen a story or picture they have sent to be published and I thought I could answer any question about Around The Block, but recently I was asked how many copies are in circulation from day one. I hesitated, I did not know. But that evening after adding up the numbers, I was pleasantly surprised with the number. As of the end of issue 30 we have printed 255,000 copies of Around The Block. I think the numbers are important, it helps our advertisers know they are reaching clients, and it helps the communities to continue to spread the good news stories, the reason it all started in the first place. As Around The Block has grown, so have I, and I could not of done it without the support of Vibrant Communities staff, past and present, the City of Saint John for funding and the Human Development Council where Around The Block is designed. Hopefully, we can continue to Celebrate the good news stories for awhile. Page 1

CST. Tony Arsenault Recieves Recognition

Celebrating C.E. (Nick) Nicolle

Pictured above: the Top 50 leaders that had been selected by the selection Committee By Scott Crawford Tony Arsenault, a member of the Saint John Police Force, has been recognized as one of Atlantic Canada's most promising young leaders by 21 Inc. He will be attending an extraordinary and intensive three day leadership Summit, held in Digby, N.S. This incredible opportunity will allow Cst. Arsenault and 49 others to heighten their abilities, provide the tools and relationships to continue to assist in leading their organizations and communities. He has been involved in organizing the Kids and Kops program, BAT (Businesses Against Theft) , graffiti eradication programs, and neighbourhood clean ups. Tony has worked closely with One Change and enjoys working in the Old North End area of Saint John. Congratulations Tony…

Halloween Safety Tips 1) 2) 3) 4) 5) 6) 7) 8) 9) 10)

Look both ways before crossing the street. Accept treats at the door and DO NOT enter a strangers house! Do not eat opened candy. Carry a flashlight to light your way. Travel on sidewalks not the streets. Wear light colored clothing or have something reflective. Be careful of animals and strangers. Plan your route on well-lit streets and share it with your family. Trick or Treat only at well-lit houses. Make Halloween a fun, safe, happy time for all.

ONE CHANGE Digital Literacy Centre The ONE Change Digital Literacy Centre will be offering a FREE introduction to basic computer courses. They will take place Mon and Wed afternoons from 1– 3 pm They may be attended according to particular need or interest. Sept 30 to Oct 7 Oct 9 to Oct 16 Oct 21 to Oct 30 Nov 4 to Nov 13 Nov 18 to Nov 27 Dec 2 to 11

Basic Computer and Operating Systems Internet and Email Word 2010 Excel 2010 PowerPoint Digital Lifestyles

We are located at 195 Victoria Street, entrance on Durham. For more information call Brenda at 652-6625

By Scott Crawford Since the North End Community Centre was renamed, a lot of people have been asking who Nick Nicolle was. We all must remember this man and his accomplishments. Nick was the first Director of Recreation for the Amalgamated City of Saint John in 1967. He would fit in well today as he believed in investing in neighbourhoods. During his time as Director, Community Centres as well as parks and rinks were constructed in all areas of the city. One of those was the North End Centre which was built in 1979. Nick was also a star athlete and is in the Saint John Sports Hall of Fame. He's remembered as a family man and church member. Nick's achievements have meant a great deal to generations of Saint John

One Woman’s Journey By Susan Barriault I would like to give you an introduction to the re-opening of the ONE Woman’s Journey. It is about dealing with womens’ issues which includes health, physical and mental, as well as self-wellbeing. We get together to enjoy each other’s company and meeting new people. We learn such things as how to protect your family in different forms and how to protect yourself on the internet. We are having outings such as rock climbing and other events. We will also have crafts and hobbies including gardening and games. I would like to invite the women of the Old North End to come and become part of our family.

RiverCross Mission The RiverCross Mission is open on Main Street. The building looks familiar. Main Street Baptist Church is now called RiverCross Church and is on Forbes Drive. This opens up plenty of space at the old church building to increase programs in the Old North End. The people in the building look familiar, too. You can still find Pastor John Knight at the RiverCross Mission. Plenty happens at the RiverCross Mission. Hope Mission is from 9 am – 1 pm every Tue and Fri. The North End Food Bank is open on Tue from 10 am – 1 pm. ONE Change Food Purchasing Club pickups are every third Fri of the month from 1 pm – 3 pm. And more things are coming soon! Stop in to have a look. Everyone’s welcome!


North Neighbourhood Contact Wendy Barron-Belmore Phone: 635-2035 E-mail:

Where Communities and Compassion Unite Please Support UCT TV Bingo Tuesdays at 6:30 Rogers Cable Channel 10 Cards Available at most Convenience Stores

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The Million Dollar Smile

Deloitte Has Big Impact On Community Garden

By Mary Mackinnon Every once in a while we have the opportunity in life to cross paths with someone who has that certain something. She is not a famous superstar but being around her is inspiring. She has something special! She swoops in quietly, identifies a need, and then rolls her sleeves up and does whatever it takes to fill that need.

A team of employees from Deloitte made great improvements to the South End Community Garden as part of their Impact Day activities Oct. 4th. They arrived at Rainbow Park first thing in the morning. By the end of the day they had constructed compost bins, a ramp for the shed, and cleared and tilled the entire garden. They also stained picnic tables in the park and did work on the future site of the Rainbow Park Memorial Garden.

In her wake, she leaves dozens of children with tears as they know she rose in the dark hours to create a gourmet breakfast and lunch especially for them, and she serves it to them with her million dollar smile.

Impact Day is Deloitte’s annual day of volunteer service. Employees across Canada take part in projects that help local communities. Check out Deloitte Canada’s Facebook page to learn more about this year’s activities in Saint John and across the country.

Hundreds of children thank you Holly Singh, for all that you are and everything that you do!

Income Tax Clinic Is your Income tax not done? No worries: Are you missing out on money you are entitled to? We have a year round income tax clinic! We can prepare tax returns for individuals who have low income and a simple tax situation. P.U.L.S.E. Inc located at 251 Wentworth Street. Call for an appointment at 632-6807

Comings and Goings at P.U.L.S.E. Inc We had a GREAT first ever Kids Wellness Fair at Rainbow Park!! Local agencies from Public Health helped out with information for all the kids to take home. Healthy snacks, even a visit from the local mascots, Sparky the firedog, Mario, Hello Kitty, and Daren the DARE Lion.

Kenny and Holly Singh

Learn and Go “The Butt Stops Here” Joan and Sarah started out on a journey last year to improve their neighbourhood. They were`tired of seeing cigarette butts everywhere.

They identified the problem and came up with a solution. Metal ashtrays attached to poles!! Several ashtrays can now be found around the bus stops, in front of the market and elsewhere uptown.

Our Wellness Clinics are going strong. Flu shots will also be available. Remember the third Tuesday of the month! Mark Nov 19 and Dec 17 on your calendars from 1:30 - 4:00pm. Sheree from the VON will be on duty.

Don’t forget to join us @ 251 Wentworth Street for BBQ and treats on Thursday October 31 from 5 - 8 pm.

Sgt David Hartley-Brown is available Mon from 8 am – 12 pm or by appointment. He can be reached at 648-3700 or by email @ david.

Have a safe Halloween! Would you like to support PULSE and buy a poster? For $10.00 you can put a “We support PULSE” poster in your window, and send the trick or treater’s our way!!

Halloween Extravaganza

Food Purchasing Club: Starting next month (November) the Food Purchasing Club will be moving down to the P.U.L.S.E. building at 251 Wentworth St from St. Andrews and St. David Church. You can drop off your bag and money during office hours. We will make this transition as smooth as possible. Do you have an idea that you want heard? Come visit me at the office. We are open Mon 9 am - 2 pm., Tues 9 am - 1 pm, Wed Closed, Thurs 9 am - 1pm., Fri 9 am - 2 pm. Follow us on Twitter. LIKE us on Facebook 632-6807

Rodney Weston

South Neighbourhood Contact

MP/député - Saint John

Mary LeSage Phone: 632-6807 E-mail:

T 506 657-2500 email: 90 King Street, Saint John, NB

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Aiden’s Story

By Rebecca Mason This is a follow up on the progress for the purchase of a wheelchair equipped vehicle for my son Aiden. I had a lengthy process but with all the hard work from Duncan at Downey Ford and Ashley from Malley Industry’s, along with all the donations and money Aiden and Duncan from Downey Ford raised from my auction and with Tracy, Aiden’s occupational therapist, WE DID IT!! Aiden could not be happier. The people at Downey Ford surprised Aiden and me with our new vehicle on August 23. Aiden now enjoys his drives in safety and comfort. Aiden and I would like to thank everyone who helped us when it was needed.

By Anne Driscoll Crescent Valley Walking Club is proud to be a NB Wellness Champion. The award was presented in October at the Fundy Wellness Network’s Wellness Champion event held at the Carleton Community Centre. The club was recognized for their community leadership, their hard work at reaching wellness goals and for inspiring other residents to try new adventures. Jim Diers from Seattle, Washington, was the guest speaker at the Accepting the Wellness Champion event, his topic was AssetAward on behalf of the CV Walking Based Community DevelopClub: Cathy Sabean, Kathy Hanna, ment. and Catherine Sabean, with Jim Diers (Photo Courtesy of CVRC)

RBC Supports Phase 2 of Flemming Court Park Project By Anne Driscoll A $1,000 donation from the RBC Foundation and the management and staff of RBC Lansdowne and Wellesley Branch was made towards the Crescent Valley Resource Centre – Flemming Court Park Phase 2 project (play park).

Yak &Snack At The CVRC

Left Photo L-R Yak & Snack participants: Standing: Lisa Clarke, Sheri McAulay (cultural awareness facilitator, PRUDE Inc.), Karen Rodgerson, Catherine Sabean, Christina Crawford- MacDonald, (CVRC program facilitator), Sandra Chappel, Kathy Hanna. Seated: Barb Doucette, Cathy Sabean Right Photo: Jian Zhu, Yak & Snack guest speaker at the CVRC, talks about Chinese culture and cooking. (Photos courtesy of the CVRC) By Anne Driscoll Crescent Valley and area residents have been enjoying a series of free “Yak & Snack” sessions at the CVRC. There are guest speakers and information session focusing on health, safety, cultural issues, and fun events too. Recently we were introduced to authentic Asian cooking and an information session on China and its amazing culture with guest speaker Jian Zhu, from PRUDE Inc. Thanks to NB Department of Healthy and Inclusive Communities for supporting the Yak & Snack program. CV & Anglin Drive neighbours watch the CVRC's Facebook page for upcoming sessions or call us for information at 693-8513.

Crescent Valley Wellness Champions

“We are happy to support this project,” said Pictured L-R: Ann Barrett, president CVRC Theresa Keane-Gor- board of directors, Theresa Keane-Gormley, ley, Branch Manager, RBC; Anne Driscoll, executive director, CVRC. RBC Royal Bank, Lansdowne & Wellesley. “These are exciting times for the Crescent Valley community and the play park is a much needed project.”

FREE Flu Clinic At CVRC Thursday, October 24 from 3 - 6pm A free flu clinic is being offered by Horizon Health Network for residents of Crescent Valley, Anglin Drive and area, for those aged 6 months and up. An appointment is NOT needed for this clinic. Walk-in only. Find us at 130 MacLaren Blvd., in the blue building.

Crescent Valley Neighbourhood Contact

Hon. Trevor A. Holder MLA Saint John-Portland Constituency Office 229 Churchill Boulevard Telephone: (506) 657-2335 Email:

Anne Driscoll: 693-8513

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Local Wellness Champions Recognized

The Fundy Wellness Network partnered recently with the Grand Bay –Westfield `in motion` committee to host an evening of celebration on Thursday, October 3rd at the Carleton Community Centre. Twenty eight wellness champions were honoured and received certificates of appreciation, as well as a gift of original artwork, by local artist Fabiola Martinez Rodriguez. The champions and their guests were thrilled to welcome world renowned community activist, Jim Diers, who delivered an inspiring keynote speech. He encouraged the champions to continue in their work, as they go above and beyond to promote the many aspects of wellness. Congratulations to the recipients and keep up the great work that you do!

A Community That Cares Lower West Saint John is a Community that cares. Take a stroll around Lower West Saint John and you will notice Community pride is showing and growing stronger every day. Partnerships between the residents, the city, the province, local businesses and community agencies are contributing to many positive changes in the neighborhood. The area around the Carleton Community Centre is alive with activity, including the construction of the new Community Garden, expansion of the playground, Skateboard Park and new Volleyball courts. Area residents have reported a renewed connection within the community. Thank you to everyone who makes Lower West Saint John a positive place to live and work.

Market Place Wellness Updates • • • • • • • •

Market Place Wellness Centre 5 Years And Growing 2008: Community requested improved access to Health Care, Wellness Advisory Committee established, community survey identified the need for a Health Centre, Nurse Practitioner sets up practice, Specimen Collection commenced in a small room at the Carleton Community Centre, outreach programs begin. 2009: Lower Level renovations take place with a grand opening in Nov./2009. 2010-2012: Specimen Collection increased , 2nd Nurse Practitioner added. Full time Admin. in place, Anti Coagulation Services, Foot Care, Food Purchase Program, Senior Fitness Classes, Community Kitchen & many Community outreach program established. 2013-present: Community partnerships are strengthening and have made the new Carleton Community Garden a reality. We would like to congratulate “Around the Block” on five years of success, and thank them for their commitment and for keeping Communities connected.

Specimen Collection, Tue and Wed 7:30 am - 2:30 pm., by appointment only, please call 648-6681 press #3. Food Bank, Tue and Fri 1 – 3 pm. Monthly Foot Care Clinic, - every 3rd Wed by appointment, 6572273 Are you over 50 and want to be more ACTIVE? Join our classes, - Tue 10 -11 am at Hope Centre & Tue and Fri 9:30 -10:30, 10:30 -11:30 at Market Place Wellness Centre – Free Food Purchase Club, for more information call; West-674-4335, Community Health Center, 632-5537 West Side Community Kitchen Program, Free- 674-4335 Social Development worker on site to answer questions, Tue afternoons 1- 3pm., Lending Library “Take a Book, Leave a Book” at Market Place Wellness Centre 674-4335

Flu Season Coming, Are You Prepared? Protect yourself with the Flu Shot. You can receive your flu shot at the your health care provider, most local pharmacies, & neighbourhood flu clinic such as the one at Market Place Wellness Centre, 120 Market Place on Oct. 17, 2013, 2-7 p.m. No appointment necessary. Wash your hands frequently.

FREE Education Money from the Government of Canada For your Child’s Education after High School Your child can use the money for:  Trade School  Community College  University  Apprenticeship program  other training Take 20 minutes to get up to $2000 for your children’s education after high school, and you don't have to use any of your own money - it’s all free!

Join us at St. Patrick’s School (172 City Line) on November 28 between 4:30 - 6:30 pm. Sign up for a Canada Learning Bond. • Any child born on January 1, 2004, or later (does not have to attend this school • Family net income must be less than $43,561 • Parent must know his or her SIN (social insurance number) Banks will be there to get you started – no charge to you; one time sign-up. It’s easy and free! YOU MUST BRING WITH YOU: 2 pieces of ID for parent: SIN and either a current provincial ID, or driver’s license (photo ID is best) or a current credit / debit card. Identification for child: Birth Certificate (not a photocopy) and SIN (you can get a SIN for your child on November 28).

Cover your mouth when you cough.

For more info contact Penni at 343-5382 or

If you have flu like symptoms be cautious around the sick, elderly & very young.


Hon. Dorothy Shephard MLA Saint John Lancaster

West Neighbourhood Contact

Saint John Lancaster Constituency Office 649 Manawagonish Road Saint John, NB E2M 3W4

Jill Roberts: 632-5552

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Tel: (506) 643-2900 Fax: (506) 658-9885

Courtenay Bay Summer Fun

Music In Stephen Park

By Carolyn MacLennan We had our first,” End Of Summer BBQ/Dance,” for children in the Courtenay Bay area. The children had so much fun that we plan to make it an annual event. The adults had just as much fun as well. We had a DJ and the kids danced all evening.

Photo by Wade Bradbin By Linda Harvey Brunswick Drive was the host to “Music In Stephen Park” this past summer. This was a new initiative by the Brunswick Dr. Tenant Association and Social Development, which took place outdoors in Stephen Park every Monday from 7 – 9 pm. For seven weeks, seven different bands/groups volunteered their time and performed for the seniors of Brunswick Dr., the residents of Courtenay Bay and for the neighbourhood as a whole. The music was a hit and the events were always well attended. Everyone enjoyed a BBQ each night which was run by volunteers. A big thank you goes out to all the volunteers who helped each week and who made this event so successful. A very special thank you goes out to our musician friends, Norm and Cathy Boucher, Wendy and Friends, Keith Facey, Marcel Caissie, Surrender and Krista Connell. Everyone had such a wonderful time this summer and are are hoping it becomes an annual event!

Fall Fair At The Salvation Army By Shelley McCready The Salvation Army Hope Community Church and Family Services, 27 Prince Edward St. / 36 Waterloo St. is excited to extend an invitation to all our friends to our annual Fall Fair being held on October 25th beginning at 6 pm.

It was so nice to see all the smiles, they didn't want the music to end. We had hotdogs and hamburgers with lots of treats throughout the evening. All the children were given a gift certificate by the end of the night. What an awesome way to end the summer!

Updates From The Waterloo Village

By Penni Eisenhauer The Waterloo Village Association meets on the first Wednesday of each month at 148 Waterloo Street (Coverdale Centre for Women) from 12 -1pm and continues to work on neighborhood priorities such as safety; beautification; and engaging residents to become involved in their community. This past summer, the group worked in partnership with Uptown SJ and surveyed the businesses in the neighbourhood and is excited about opportunities to engage with them. Also, the group had a successful bake sale & cake raffle and has raised over $200 that will be dedicated to a new sign for the By the Grace of God Garden. The group will be having another bake sale at Prince Edward Square Mall on Frday, November 1st, from 10 am -2 pm. If you are interested in becoming more involved in your neighborhood, please contact Penni Eisenhauer at or Donna McKee at 696-0196

This is a fun filled evening for families especially with elementary aged children that includes carnival games, lots of prizes, treats in the picture "Gerry Beresford gives Josh and a snack. Canon and Braydin McTavish pointers" Everyone is welcome (go ahead and wear your costume!) For further information call 634-7166

Village Neighbourhood Contact

Gerry Lowe, Councillor, Ward 3

Penni Eisenhauer 343-5382

I have recently been elected to Ward 3. Parts of the Lower West Side, Lower South End, and parts of the East and a bit of the North by the Rockland Road area. Each area has its own particular needs, hopes and potential for growth. I will work closely with residents in each neighbourhood to promote the well-being of all. Together we can build a safe, supportive and sustainable community. I can be reached by phone at 721-5690 and by email at

Carl Killen

MLA Saint John Harbour 642-9774 • 74 Germain St. Constituency Office: Mon 9:30 – 4:30, Tues/Wed 10:00 – 3:00, Thursday 4:00 – 8:00 pm Carleton Community Center: Thursday 11:00 – 3:00 pm

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Welcome Rebecca To HWSF

Lunch Connection

By Nicolle Blissett, Acting Principal I am very pleased to announce that we have a new Community Schools/PALS Coordinator at Hazen White St. Francis School. Rebecca McCullough comes to us with this fabulous sense of energy! Rebecca began with us in August and has already started many wonderful initiatives with the school. We at HWSF are very lucky to have Rebecca working with us, our community and all of our PALS!! When you see her in your travels do say Hello.

Photo -Students and Staff of St. John the Baptist – King Edward School Katie Heffernan, Community School/PALS Coordinator St. John the Baptist - King Edward School We have had a great start to the school year at St. John the Baptist – King Edward School (SJBKE) thanks to our partners in the South End! We have the Lunch Connection Program in our school five days a week and new coordinators Judith Arsenault and Mary MacKinnon have done a great job starting up the program. The South End Lions Club generously donated a kitchen for the program and Holly Singh has gone above and beyond for our school by tirelessly helping with the lunch program. We want to send Holly and everyone involved a big THANK YOU from the Clippers of SJBKE School!

Thanks To All Of Our PALS And Community Partners Krista Turnbull, Community Schools Coordinator St. Patrick’s School This school year we received overwhelming support in the way of donated school supplies from our PALS and community partners. Without this help we most definitely would struggle to provide what our students need in these challenging economic times.

Celebrating Generosity

We are one of the luckiest schools. Each year we have Partners that make sure our school and our students have everything they need to start the year off right! Before school even started this year we had Partners donating book bags and school supplies, food for snacks and lunches, and people signed up to dedicate some of their time to spend with our students! We couldn’t support our students and families the way we do without the generosity and support we get from our PALS and Community Partners. We are so excited for what the year has in store and we are excited to celebrate all our successes with you!

Each year partners go above and beyond to help our students at a time when many of them are struggling as well. We certainly appreciate all that you do to start the year off in a great way for our students.

“PALS” Of Mine By Rebecca McCullogh Community Schools Coordinator, HWSF School Children really are our greatest treasures, the keys to our future, and what every parent lives for. It takes a very special kind of person to reach out to other people's children, day after day for 7 years. Hazen White St Francis (HWSF) is extremely fortunate to have such a woman in their midst.

Partnering from Kindergarten to Grade 12 and Beyond

In Photo Pat Lively and Acting Pat Lively comes to the school Principal Nicole Blissett twice a week to prepare and Photo by Rebecca McCullogh serve breakfast to 175 students at HWSF. Pat knows every child by name, what they like to eat and just how to make them smile; and if that were not enough, she often arrives with boxes of school supplies that she and her friends at Saint John Regional Hospital, St. Joseph's, Public Health, and Horizon Network donated. Thank you Pat, for all you do! Page 7

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Partnerships Volunteering Mentoring Role Models Coaching Focus on Literacy Having Fun Tutoring Breakfast/Lunch Programs New Opportunities After School Programs Career Exploration Making a Difference

We ALL have something to offer!

Deborah Fisher Susan Tipper Caitlin Corkum

Female Empowerment Movement

Fall Programs At The Salvtion Army

By Tabitha Hawker I am an empowered woman! Here is your cue to envision one of “them”... girls burning bras and screeching obscenities…but not so! “Them” would imply that I am not unique. As a member of the Female Empowerment Movement (FEM), I am proud of the work our committee has been doing to educate and raise awareness on sexual assault and rape culture, mainly through the eyes and hearts of young women; the largest demographic of victims. FEM strives to foster the strength all women share, but cannot always find within themselves. On Nov 30 at the Saint John City Market, we will be celebrating and enlivening this oh-so-strange, beautiful thing called “empowerment”, for women ages 17- 25. Being knowledgeable on the mangled, gaping holes in our culture is our skeleton key in fixing them. “You shouldn’t go through life with a catcher’s mitt on both hands; you need to be able to throw something back.” – Maya Angelou.

We are thrilled that the fall line up at The Salvation Army has begun, Tue from 2-3 pm is “Life Talk Study Group”, doing the six week series “Not a Fan”. Wed is chapel featuring a different speaker each week and various musicians. (Yes, Rose Misner will be back this year!) Thur is 50+ Club full of fun every week including special outings. Chapel and 50+ Cub always include a wonderful meal. Everyone is welcome to attend. (You must be 50 years or older to attend 50+ Club.) For more info call Shelly McCready, Community Ministries Coordinator, The Salvation Army, 634-1633.

Cervical Cancer Awareness Week

Flu Shot Clinic

Thursday, October 24 9:30 -11 am and 1:30 – 3 pm. Seniors’ Resource Centre, Brunswick Square, level 3 Free for 65 + / $25 under 65 The goal of Cervical Cancer Awareness Week Oct 21-25 is to help educate women on the prevention and detection of cervical cancer. This includes having regular pap smear testing. Each year 400,000 women in Canada will receive an abnormal pap test result. If left untreated, the abnormal cells of the cervix could develop into cancer. On Oct 24, The Women’s Wellness Centre at St. Joseph’s Hospital will be offering a pap test clinic from 9 am – 3 pm. No appointment necessary.

Please register by Fri Oct 18, 3 pm. 633-8781 Contact person is Ann Bone at VON – 635-1530

Food Purchasing Club

Starting next month (November) the Food Purchasing Club from St. Andrews and St. David Church will be moving down to the P.U.L.S.E. building at 251 Wentworth. You can drop off your bag and money during office hours. We will make this transition as smooth as possible.

Join in for a day of fun, friendship and festivities at the

It’s our 24th Curl for Mental Health! Where:

Thistle St. Andrews Curling Club


Saturday, November 30th, 2013


9:00 AM Pledge Registration 10:00 AM Curling Begins 4:30 PM Awards Ceremony


4 Member Team

Entry Fee: Minimum $50 per person ($200 per team)

Pledge sheets are available now

No Experience Necessary! Two Four-End Games Guaranteed! Lunch for Curlers Provided by Domino’s Pizza! Silent Auction, 50/50 Draw, and Door Prizes! Great Music!

Get your pap test today; it could save your life. For more information you can call 632-5454. Services offered: prenatal clinic, pap/ STI testing, menopause education, breast health.

What is the purpose of the “Curl for Mental Health” fundraiser? The purpose of this major event is to raise funds to support the programs and services of Canadian Mental Health Association Saint John Branch. What benefits will your team receive? Your team will make a significant contribution to the Canadian Mental Health Association’s programs in the Saint John area. Teams will also have the opportunity to receive great prizes. Prizes will be awarded to: (a) The top 3 individual fundraisers. (b) The top 2 winning teams. How do we get involved? Simply fill in the registration form on the back of this brochure and send it in to register your team. Space is limited so hurry… Guests are welcome!! Have your family and friends watch you curl!!

Have Fun!!

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Champlain Heights Watch Committee

Salvation Army Christmas Registrations

The Champlain Heights Community Association/Neighbourhood Watch Committee was originally formed in the 1980s, but after a period of inactivity was resurrected in Oct 2004. This was as a result of a concern by the residents of Champlain Heights of increased vehicle traffic and related safety issues, and of concern for inappropriate activity towards property.

Shelly McCready, The Salvation Army Saint John Hope Community Church and Family Services The Salvation Army, 27 Prince Edward St., will be taking Christmas registrations for those in need (who are not registered at another church and/ or the Empty Stocking Fund) from Nov 4 - Dec 6, 9:30-11:30 am and 1–2 pm.

The Committee, consisting of ‘Block Captains’ from all areas of the Heights, meets every month from Sep to Jun to discuss issues and some concerns reported to them by the residents of Champlain Heights. We meet with representatives of the Saint John Police Force, and at times, with the City of Saint John, including Traffic and Leisure Services to discuss our concerns and to seek solutions to the issues affecting the area.

Please bring all Medicare cards for those in the household. No phone calls, please; registration must be done in person.

Taking on a broader role, the group has now become an active community association to make our neighbourhood a safe, clean and wellmaintained area. We are doing this by undertaking an annual “Clean and Green” of the park adjacent to the Champlain Heights School and by promoting an interest in the area. We issue a newsletter each spring and have a website ( ", OR ", OR "" to promote/inform people about our area. For further information contact coordinator, Brenda Thibault at 696-3043.

Energy Efficiency Tip This month’s energy efficiency tip… Window Air Conditioners - Remove window air-conditioners for the winter. If they must stay in place, seal them with caulking, tape and cover them with an airtight, insulated jacket. This energy efficiency tip has been brought to you by Efficiency NB, proud partner of Around The Block.


Vacation Draw Grand Prize

2nd Prize

Vacation Voucher

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Safe Harbour Is Participating In The Aviva Community Fund Competition!

St. Andrews Field Trip

Safe Harbour Transitional Youth Services is participating in the Aviva Community Fund Competition for a chance to win $150,000 and so far things are off to a good start!

By Kathy Floyd On August 27, there was excitement in the air; and the children were all smiles as we waited for the BIG bus to take us to the Huntsman Marine Science Centre in St. Andrews. We had packed a lunch and started out at 9 am for a fun filled day at the Centre, where we would learn about a lot of animals living under the sea. At the Marine Science Centre we got to meet with Minister Trevor Holder and then we went in and started our day. We got to hold sea life, and to see the smiles on the children’s faces and listen to all the questions. They asked if it was great fun to work there. We want to thank Minister Holder for giving the children the opportunity to enjoy this day and to thank the CV Community Tenants Association and the CV Resource Centre.

This year there is a special category for ideas that help at-risk youth. The At-Risk Youth Prize is one of two special Grand Prizes in the 2013 Aviva Community Fund and right now Safe Harbour is in the top 10 for this category. You can go online to and vote for Safe Harbour every day during each of the qualifying rounds! The first round is on now until October 14th and the second round goes from October 21st to November 4. Be sure to vote every day to make sure that we can bring this money to Saint John!

ONE Change congratulates Around the Block on their 54th year anniversary!!

People United in the Lower South End Inc. would like to congratulate “Around the Block” on their Fifth anniversary edition. third We look forward to many more issues.

Congratulations to Around the Block on your 5th Anniversary Issue.

The Executive & Board Of The Crescent Valley Community Tenants Association Would Like To Congratulate “Around The Block” On Their 5th 4th Anniversary

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Matt Gives Y Staff A Reason To Celebrate

SJMNRC Scholarship Winner

By Heather Oldfield, Director of the Forest Glen Community Centre Matt is a young man who attended our YMCA Integrated Day Camp for a number of years. Every summer we saw huge changes in Matt. He went from being a young child who struggled with a few issues such as noise and interacting with others to being able to stay overnight at our annual sleepover. This past summer was to be his last at the Y. Matt informed his mother that he was going to be a helper like the Y staff. Matt became a “Y Worker” with different duties to fulfill each day. At the end of the week his mother provided money which we gave to Matt along with a pay stub listing the duties he accomplished. Matt was very proud of the work. Back row L-R- Sheri McAuley, Amanda Beckwith, Mary Stack, Guy Verna, Jocelyn Stevens, Anne Marie Gillis, Yoon Hee Lee, Front row L-R - Li Song, Stacy Wang, Dirgha Adhikari, Janet Whittaker (photo courtesy of Randy Hatfield) The Saint John Multicultural and Newcomers Resource Centre announced the winner of the 2013 SJMNRC Scholarship Award at the end of August. The winner was Dirgha Adhikari. Dirgha has been a member of the SJMNRC Youth Program since it began three years ago. He has been an active and dedicated volunteer with SJMNRC as well. This Award provides newcomers with $1000 towards tuition at a post-secondary institution of their choice in Saint John, NB. Thanks to everyone who helped build the Scholarship Award once again this year; we couldn’t have done it without our dedicated volunteers, our great partners, and our awesome community! Want to learn more about this Awards program and our many other programs and events? Visit us on the 3rd floor of the City Market or check out our new website at

Matt has changed my life forever and even though it was his last summer at the Y's Integrated Camp, it is not the last chapter of our amazing journey.

What A Celebration!

The Saint John Learning Exchange Adult Education, Essential Skills & Workforce Literacy

Caitlin Corkum Community Schools/PALS Coordinator-Centennial School PALS Program Assistant We had a big celebration this fall! We are so excited to have been chosen to be a Love of Reading School and to be able to spend $51,000 on books for our classrooms and libraries over the next three years! We are celebrating this with classroom trips to Indigo Books at East Point where each student will have the opportunity to pick out a book for their home library! Then students received even more good news, each class will have the chance to enjoy a nice hot breakfast at the hotel, Hampton Inn & Suites, a craft, hot chocolate, and tour at Indigo books and a pizza party with their class courtesy of East Side Mario’s! What great news to celebrate! Page 11

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Anglin Drive Playground Expands

CV Summer Squad Crescent Valley and area children had an amazing summer filled with fun, crafts, exercise, field trips, special events, Storytents, and more. Trips to the Aquatic Centre, Buskers on the Boardwalk, adventures at DayTripping and the beach were a few of the fun activities that made for a memorable summer in CV. Many community partners made Summer Squad possible. The Summer Squad leaders were happy to see so A group of Summer Squad participants and many familiar faces of leaders enjoy the sunshine on the deck at children who participated the CVRC. in last year’s Summer (Photo courtesy of CVRC) Squad, and we are already looking forward to summer 2014!

Saint John Joins National Project To End Youth Homelessness

The Mobilizing Local Capacity to End Youth Homelessness (MLC) program will help Saint John identify what processes, supports and resources are required to end youth homelessness. With five year seed funding from the Catherine Donnelly Foundation, the MLC communities will:

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By Pat Porter What’s that unusual noise and activity taking place at the Anglin Drive playground you ask? Well, it’s finally happening!... Our new basketball court is being installed! How exciting! Thanks to the hard work and commitment of individuals and organizations, the playground of Anglin Drive is getting a 3-3 basketball court which will provide enjoyment for all age groups. We would, at this time, like to extend a very special thank you to Leisure Services Saint John and to the Province of New Brunswick for their funding and support to this project.

The Human Development Council (HDC) was pleased to learn that it was successful in its application to have Saint John join a national program to focus on youth homelessness. Saint John will join Kamloops, Kingston and Guelph in a program that will help our community develop a youth homelessness strategy.

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Hon. Trevor Holder, MLA Saint John Portland, presents $5,000 to Ms. Charlene Good, President of the Anglin Drive Tenants Association for an expansion of the Anglin Drive Playground to include a basketball court. (Photo by Elizabeth Flemming)

We’ll also be following up with a Grand Opening and Ribbon Cutting Ceremony! Watch for an announcement in the coming weeks!

Enhance community awareness about youth homelessness; Support communities to develop community plans to end youth homelessness; Foster effective networks and collective action to address youth homelessness; Bring about public policy reform to prevent, reduce and end youth homelessness.

A key piece to ending youth homelessness in Saint John will be the opening of Safe Harbour, a youth transitional facility. For more information on Safe Harbour and how you can help, visit their website: www.

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Ladies Day Out

Celebrate Community

Pictured above youth from the TRC and Teen Vibe Pictured above: Erika Grant, Erika Legacy, Betty Ann Morrell, and Audrey Patterson By Shelley McCready On August 27th, the Salvation Army and Fresh Start Services held another Ladies Day Out where we were able to celebrate nine lovely women we have come to know in the past little while. Each has a story, as do we all, of struggle and victory over various challenges. We were so happy to be able to pamper them a bit with new hairdos, manicures, make up and a delicious meal. It was a special bonding time for us all and so different than the circumstances we usually find ourselves in when we spend time together. Everyone left holding their heads a little higher. A big thank you to our friends at The Academy of Hair as well as Esther Gallop of Mary Kay for giving of their time and effort to provide excellent pampering to our ladies.

TRC Recieves New Computer Lab By Melissa Barrett The TRC would like to send our sincerest thanks to John Irving and Commercial Properties for their gracious donation to our “Dot Com” computer lab. Our teens were thrilled to kick off the new school year with a computer lab facelift including new Mac computers! These Mac`s can be used for homework, surfing the web or gaming and are all Photo left – right Josh, Keyara, Taylor, Austin equipped with the and Bennett latest software! We would also like to say that our Big Thanksgiving dinner is Thursday, October 10th, and we always looking for new teens to join the celebration.

By Adam Dunn Community is often thought of as a group of people who live in the same area or neighbourhood, and although this is true, community is something much more and should be celebrated. As a unified body of individuals we share social values, beliefs, attitudes, and interests which help shape and construct our sense of belonging. It is with our community, that we celebrate our joy because they are the foundation on which we stand. During times of hardship, it is our community that we lean on for support because they understand our pain. Aligned with the values of the Thanksgiving Holiday, we should give thanks to our community and celebrate all of the things that bring us together.

PALS At Saint John Energy Pay It Forward Krista Turnbull, Community Schools Coordinator St. Patrick’s School Recently our PALS at Saint John Energy decided to Pay it Forward in a huge way not only to St. Pat's but to so many children in our Saint John community. They provided Tim Horton's Smile Cookies and milk to every student at St. Pat's. Proceeds from the Smile Cookies go to support the annual Empty Stocking Fund in Saint John. Our PALS In The Line truck were joined by Saint John Energy employees to make the delivery. Students enjoyed the treats outside on the playground with some apples at recess and they admired the big truck as well. As always, we are so very appreciative for all our PALS at Saint John Energy for helping to make a difference in the lives of our students.

Helping Safe Harbour Cross the Finish Line

THANK YOU MARK! Mark Leger is a Safe Harbour board member and an avid runner. He’s running a marathon in Charlottetown on Oct. 20th, and raising funds in support of Safe Harbour's Winter is Coming crowfunding campaign through Giveffect in the process! To find out more check out Mark’s blog post at or go to Do you want to raise money for Safe Harbour through a personal event or initiative your life? Contact Jenny O’Connell at the Human Development Council. E-mail:

Congratulations To “Around The Block” For 5 Great Years!

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TRC Safe Place

186 Happy Campers

By Sam Roach and Keyara Armstrong In the Waterloo Village area of Saint John, there is a place where teenagers can feel safe and not have to worry about the stresses of school, relationships, etc. Not only is it a secure, happy place, but it also has... NEW COMPUTERS. Six iMacs in total, with apps such as Photo Booth, Safari, and App Store. Pictured Above: Sam and Keyara Not only has the TRC new APPLE computers, we also have rocking posters, amazing staff, cool people, awesome activities and other things you can get involved in! Come join our big amazing happy TRC family!

By Cindy Floyd Thanks to the Y's Strong Kids Opportunity Fund, 186 children had the opportunity to enjoy a Y camping experience this summer. Children attended overnight camp at Camp Glenburn and participated in the variety of Day Camps that were offered in many locations throughout Greater Saint John.

PALS At St. Malachy’s By Susan Tipper It is hard to believe that summer has come and gone and we have just finished the first month of school!! If only January and February flew by like July and August. I hope everyone had a good summer and that we are all energized for another school year.

Each year the Y raises money through the Strong Kids Campaign to provide support for children and families that can't afford the regular program fees. Many lasting memories were made for children in our community, thanks to our YMCA Strong Kids Campaign donors! "If they say you remember awesome times, then I’ll never forget this!" Brittany - Camp Glenburn.

Hockey Program At Boys & Girls Club Top Corner is a new “learn-to-play” hockey program being offered by the Boys and Girls Club of Saint John. This 20-week program will provide children ages 8-12, an opportunity to play hockey despite financial barriers. Youth participants from the South End and The Village neighbourhoods interested in learning to play hockey will have an opportunity to apply for Top Corner. Top Corner will take place Saturdays beginning mid-November at the Peter Murray Arena. The selected participants will be provided with equipment, ice time, and developmental coaching. Transportation for this program will be available to those participants. For more information about Top Corner please contact the Boys and Girls Club at 634-2011.

This is the 3rd year that PALS has been at St. Malachys. It is in the fall that the Learning Partnership hosts a national day for grade 9 students, Take Our Kids to Work Day. Every year we organize a day for those students who, for one reason or another, do not have a workplace to visit. We board the kids on the Go Bus in the morning and venture off to Canaport LNG where we are given a guided tour of the facility. We then travel to the NBCC Allied Health Building, located on the UNBSJ campus. Students will have the opportunity to take part in many activities that have been arranged just for them. We are treated to a beautiful luncheon at the Trade and Convention Center and end our day at Irving Paper or Irving Tissue. This is a great day for students and for the PALS coordinators. Students learn a lot and are exposed to many opportunities. Special thanks to the folks at Emera, Canaport LNG, Irving Paper, Irving Tissue, NBCC and Deb Fisher (PALS Coordinator) for making this day possible.

Thank You! Neighbourhood Police Council, Inc.

Thank you to all of the story and picture contributors, volunteers, proof readers, delivery staff, community partners, and staff of Around the Block for your support and contributions over the past 5 years.

Congratulates “Around The Block” 5th Anniversary On their 4th

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Hello There!

Judi Chisholm, Money Matter$ & A$$ets Coordinator

By Debbie McLeod We are a group of fourth year nursing students from UNBSJ that will be working in your community for the next couple of months. We would love to get to know you and are always open for suggestions as to how we can help to make your community better! If you see our friendly faces at 656 Brunswick Drive, 880 Dannels Drive or Charlton Place & Stephenson Tower, be sure to come and say hello! We look forward to meeting you!

Learn And Go 2013 - Go Teams Go! Participants from each of Saint John’s priority neighbourhoods started skill building workshops on September 23. Project ideas are flowing! Teams are forming! The excitement is growing! In the weeks to come Learn and Go teams will be working on developing their projects that will help their neighbourhoods. In the past Learn and Go programs included projects such as lighting, crosswalks, traffic calming measures, pole ashtrays, and playground improvements. In November 2013 teams will have an opportunity to present their projects to potential partners.

By Mel Voutour It is with deep regret that the Saint John Community Loan Fund announces the death of one of its staff, Judi Chisholm. Judi had been the Coordinator of our Asset$ and Money Matter$ programs for the past two years. As a small staff contingent of seven people, we are truly a second family. Judi worked closely with all of us and we are deeply saddened by this tragic loss. Judi loved her work; she had a smile for everyone and in her many travels to deliver training, she remembered each and every person and the personal stories she heard. She was often looking at other ways to help or get information to people and she loved it when her participants would let her know how they had grown or benefitted from her work! Following in the theme of Celebrate, it is our hope that those who knew her, and had a chance to work with her, will join us later this fall as we look to honour and celebrate all she did with the Loan Fund and for the people of Saint John!

We are very excited to see the wonderful projects that develop for 2013. Look for an update in the next issue.

Got Questions? Get Answers The Community Information Centre is your one stop shop for information on programs and services in Saint John.

Call 633-4636 OR Visit “The Best Service to find the Right Service”

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Stephenson Tower/ Charlton Place Supper Club

Tammy On Her Final Day At B.E.S.T My name is Tammy and I participated in the B.E.S.T (Basic Education Skills Training) program at the Learning Exchange. I wanted to get my GED before the end of pregnancy. I felt very comfortable in the program and enjoyed coming. The B.E.S.T program helped me so much in building my confidence and I'm excited to write my GED! After my positive experiences here at the Learning Exchange, I cannot wait to go on to college. I don't think I ever could have kept motivated on my own. I am so grateful that the Learning Exchange exists!

By Mary Doiron As a graduate of the Canadian Food Mentors program, I was looking for something I could do to share my love of food. When the opportunity came for me to facilitate the Stephenson Tower/Charlton Place supper club, I was excited to have the chance. The seniors and I get together once a month and cook/bake.

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We have fun preparing a healthy meal and everyone who helps with the preparation gets to enjoy the meal. We enjoy the companionship of not only sharing the meal but learning to prepare them as well. If you live at Stephenson Tower/Charlton Place you are welcome to join us, upcoming dates are Oct 21 and Nov 25 both at 1 pm. We meet in the Stephenson Tower community room.


Human Development Council

Thanks to Social Development and the Community Food Action Program for funding this project. For more information call Mary at 639-7157.

Recycling In Crescent Valley

By Patti Driscoll What a better way to wrap up the summer then by celebrating with an ice cream party! That’s what happened at the Crescent Valley Recourse Center for the winners of The Blue Run recycling contest. These keen residents of Crescent Valley had been participating in a recycling program started by the Crescent Valley Resource Center in conjunction with the Department of Social Development. To encourage participation by all residents, the Resource Center and the curbside recycling pick up company, The Blue Run, launched a summer contest. Households were divided into teams and given an ice cream flavour team name. The team with the highest percentage participation in recycling tracked over the 12 week contest period won an ice cream party, complete with lots of flavourful toppings and some prize draws to boot! The contest proved to be a nail-biter to the bitter end and four teams enjoyed the friendly competition. It was Team Butterscotch who won the battle and the ice cream party. All the teams deserve recognition for their recycling efforts, because as we all know the entire community wins when we recycle!


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News From Coverdale Centre

CV Community Garden In 21 Years

By Amanda Sherman, Program Faciltator Coverdale Centre for Women Inc., located at 148 Waterloo Street, is pleased to be offering some great programs this fall. Are you looking for somewhere to go during the day? Our drop in centre is the place for you. With the coffee always flowing and women always ready to chat, there is something for every woman. On Monday – Wednesday -Friday, you can participate in programs about self-esteem, boundaries, effective communication, healthy relationships, money management, meal planning, and anger expression (just to name a few). Thursday afternoons are craft days. Come get your hands dirty and take something wonderful home. Every second Wednesday is our hot lunch day, come visit, chat and eat. On October3rd, the ladies from Kingswood University will be coming to serve us a fantastic Thanksgiving lunch. Hot Lunch Schedule; Oct. 9th, Oct. 23rd, Nov. 6th, Nov. 20th, Dec.4th, and Dec. 18th (Christmas lunch) Coverdale would like to congratulate “Around the Block” on five great years of keeping us informed about what is going on in our communities.

By Juanita Black The weather wasn’t the best, but everyone worked in their garden to harvest many different crops. The garden expanded this year to allow more families and there are hopes to have 2 raised beds for the 2014 season. In our yearly friendly garden contest, members prepared their plots for the judge on Aug 29. Ribbons were presented to: Front row Karen & Frank Rodgerson 2nd place. Back row left to right; Elaine & Karen Orser honourable mention, Kathy Floyd (missing Dave) 3rd place, Louise Buick 1st place and the judge Judy Whalen.

Around The Block (Issue 31) Volunteers

Annual Apple Picking Tour In Gagetown

Old North End: Wendy Barron-Belmore. Lower South End: Mary LeSage. Waterloo-Village: Penni Eisenhauer. Crescent Valley: Anne Driscoll. Lower West Side: Jill Roberts. Proof readers: Belinda Kumar, Cindy Bishop, Mark Driscoll, Rona Howald, Randy Hatfield and Jenny O’Connell Layout and Design: Chris Hopkins and Juanita Black. Ad Design: Chris Hopkins and Belinda Kumar Community members: Carl Tricky, Lyn King, Amanda Maxwell, Debbie McLeod and Lisa Chamberlain.

Pictured above: Wilf (left) of Charlotte’s Family Orchard and Harold Power (right) have a seat on one of the giant pumpkins displayed at Charlotte’s in Gagetown. The annual Gagetown apple picking tour for seniors was held on October 4. Fifty-six participants (a record number) filled the bus and headed to Charlotte’s Family Orchard in the village of Gagetown. Residents from Crescent Valley, Stephenson Tower, 33 Smythe Street and Brunswick Drive apartments had a fun-filled day of sunshine, beautiful N.B. fall scenery, and many laughs. After apple picking, the group travelled the Evandale ferry and headed to Mama George’s restaurant in Springfield for a delicious lunch. Congratulations to Harold Power of Stephenson Tower who won the “Guess the Pumpkin’s Weight” contest. His guess was closest to the actual weight of 505 pounds! Harold got to take home a much more manageable pumpkin. Many thanks to NB Dept. of Social Development and the City of Saint John Leisure Services Dept. for organizing the trip.

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Trinity Workship Series

As part of the Trinity Workshop Series, we will be hosting "Gregorian Chant: A Cathedral in Time" featuring a day of learning the ancient and beautiful Missa Orbis Factor. • •

Workshop on Gregorian chant performance, technique and history Missa Orbis Factor will then be sung following the workshop at a celebration of the Eucharist for those who wish to participate

Date: Saturday, October 19 (9:30am – 4:30pm) (Morning Prayer at 8:30am for those who wish to join) Location: Trinity Church (115 Charlotte St.) Cost: $30 ($20 for Students) Kindly pre-register for the workshop by contacting Pam Stuart at Trinity Church: 693-8588 or More information is available at

Donation To The Salvation Army

Presley Proudly Holding Her B.E.S.T Certificate “I came to the Learning Exchange to get my GED and eventually work with children. I wanted to get a Diploma in Early Childhood Education from NBCC and work in a daycare. Since being in the B.E.S.T (Basic Education Skills Training) program at the Learning Exchange, my ambitions have soared a little higher. I am now waiting to take a training course, Autism 101, so that I can work with autistic children. The Learning Exchange has been a great tool in helping me achieve my goals. I now have the confidence in myself needed to achieve the things I want in life.”

The Crescent Valley Community Tenants Association (CVCTA) recently presented $200. to the Salvation Army to help cover transportation for community events. In the picture is Nelson Watkins, Community Response Coordinator and Janet McLaughlin president of the CVCTA.

The staff and clients of St. Joseph’s Community Health Center would like to congratulate staff of the local

Congratulations to “Around the Block” on your 5th anniversary of publication. Thank you for sharing your community news. We wish you success and continued growth in the future. SAINT JOHN POLICE FORCE

Community Newspaper “Around the Block” 2013 in delivering their 54th Anniversary issue October, 2012.

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Célébrons Nos Langues Officielles Avec Harmonie

Lets Celebrate Our Official Languages In Harmony

Théâtre Louis Vermeersch, jeudi le 17 octobre 2013 à 19h30 Par Ginette Hébert Nous le crions haut et fort. La diversité culturelle et linguistique qui anime la Ville de Saint-Jean, tout comme la province du NouveauBrunswick, est d’une importance cruciale à notre développement social et économique. Le jeudi 17 octobre prochain, nous aurons la chance de démontrer à quel point nous sommes fiers du bilinguisme qui s’épanouit dans la ville portuaire.

Théâtre Louis Vermeersch, Thursday, October 17th, 2013 at 7:30pm By Ginette Hébert The Association Régionale de la Communauté francophone (ARCf) de Saint-Jean, in collaboration with Symphony New Brunswick, will present the great Symphonic Unisson Symphonique event. This production will allow two francophone artists, Lina Boudreau and Pascal Lejeune, as well as two Anglophone artists, Jessica Rhaye and Thom Swift, to share the stage of the Louis Vermeersch Theatre, along with 28 musicians from Symphony New Brunswick, under the leadership of Michael Newnham. This is a great way to show our appreciation for such a gathering, given that this is the opening act for New Brunswick Music Week, which is held in Saint John for the first time.

L’Association Régionale de la Communauté francophone (ARCf) de Saint-Jean, avec la complicité de Symphonie Nouveau-Brunswick, produira un spectacle d’envergure intitulé Symphonic Unisson Symphonique. Cette production permettra à deux artistes francophones, soit Lina Boudreau et Pascal Lejeune, ainsi que deux artistes anglophones, Jessica Rhaye et Thom Swift de partager la scène du Théâtre Louis Vermeersch avec 28 musiciens de Symphonie Nouveau-Brunswick, sous la direction de Michael Newnham. En tant que spectacle d’ouverture de l’événement Semaine Musique Nouveau-Brunswick, qui aura lieu à Saint-Jean pour la toute première fois, il s’agit également d’une occasion en or de démontrer notre appui à ce genre de rassemblement. Vous pouvez donc vous procurer des billets symboliques HARMONIE au coût de 50$ et accédez aux meilleurs sièges tout en démontrant votre appui aux deux langues officielles du Nouveau-Brunswick. Votre billet HARMONIE vous donnera également un accès VIP à la réception d’ouverture de la Semaine Musique Nouveau-Brunswick qui aura lieu avant le spectacle, à 18h. En bonis, pour chaque paire de billets HARMONIE qui sera vendue, l’ARCf de Saint-Jean remettra un billet à un étudiant qui pourra bénéficier de ce grand spectacle.

« The UNISON concert is a wonderful chance for Symphony New Brunswick to take part in an event that brings together Francophone and Anglophone audiences, as well as members of all cultures, and where the province’s finest pop artists meet symphonic classical music », states Michael Newnham, UNISSON and Symphony NB’s music conductor. You can buy the HARMONY tickets for $50 and get the best seats while showing your support for the New Brunswick official languages. Your HARMONY ticket will also give you VIP access to the opening reception of New Brunswick Music Week held before the show at 6pm. Also, for each pair of tickets to HARMONY that will be sold, the Saint John ARCf will give away one ticket to a student. The tickets are available at the entrance of the Centre communautaire Samuel-de-Champlain, located at 67, Ragged Point Road or by phone at 506-658-4600. You can also buy your ticket online at: www.

Les billets sont disponibles à la réception du Centre Samuel-de-Champlain, situé au 67 chemin Ragged Point ou par téléphone au 506-6584600. Vous pouvez également en faire l’achat par l’entremise du site suivant :

Saint John South End Lions Club Ready to Help Whenever a Lions club gets together, problems get smaller. And communities get better. That's because we help where help is needed – in our own communities

Become part of the answer For information on how to become a Lions Member contact

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5th Anniversary Edition