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Issue 42 August / September

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WorkSafe NB: Know Your Rights Before You Start A New Job

What Happens When You Call 911

By Karen Rawlines, Communications Specialist | Spécialiste des communications. Ambulance New Brunswick Young and new workers are particularly vulnerable to workplace injuries. WorkSafeNB advises employers, supervisors, parents and students to be mindful of the risks. By Angela Kippers WorkSafeNB / Communications Officer New and young workers are four times more likely to be injured during the first month on the job than at any other time. That’s why WorkSafeNB wants new and young workers to know their rights before they start their job. Under the Occupational Health and Safety Act, New Brunswick workers have the right: 1. To know about workplace hazards and to receive training on how to do their job safely. 2. To help solve health and safety problems at their workplace. 3. To refuse dangerous work. Last year, 1,080 New Brunswickers between the ages of 15 to 24 were hurt on the job. Between 2000 and 2014, 13 young workers in New Brunswick died from workplace injuries. WorkSafeNB is working to protect all New Brunswick workers. For more information on worker rights and WorkSafeNB’s programs and services, call 1-800-222-9775 or visit

Coordinator’s Comments

We hope you never find yourself in an emergency situation – but if you do, help is only a phone call away. Ambulance New Brunswick’s skilled team of paramedics, dispatchers and flight nurses is here for you. It starts with dialling 911. Every 911 call is answered at one of the province’s 911 Public Safety Answering Points. If you need an ambulance, your call will be transferred to ANB’s dispatch centre. Our centre operates 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. When you call, it’s important to have the following information ready: • The address and community name where the ambulance is required, and the phone number • Details of what happened • The number of patients involved • List of medications (if applicable) An emergency medical dispatcher (EMD) will ask you several questions to help triage your call and ensure the ambulance is responding to the correct location. While you’re providing the information to the EMD, another dispatcher is assigning an ambulance and relaying the information you provide to the paramedics. Should your emergency require any lifesaving instructions, the EMD with whom you are speaking will stay on the phone to assist you. Tips to remember: • Only call 911 in case of emergency. • Stay calm and give clear information. • Stay on the line until the dispatcher gives you approval to hang up. • Call from a land line whenever possible. • Do not try to reach 911 through social media (Facebook, Twitter, etc.). • Do not pre-program 911 in your phone. • Do not hang-up if you call 911 by mistake. For more information about Ambulance New Brunswick, visit our website:

Juanita Black, 647-4850,

The Around the Block team of neighbourhoods and community partners have provided you with a wealth of “Safety” hints in this issue 42, You will find hints for food safety, child & pet safety, disposal of oil and a new location to drop off your used batteries and cell phones. The safety of the youth in our care is an ongoing concern for groups like the YMCA and Big Brothers Big Sisters. Please make sure the programs your children and youth attend have staff that have proper training and have police clearance. Welcome WorkSafeNB and Ambulance NB to the Around The Block team who also share their concerns for new and young workers and what happens when and if we need to call 911 for an ambulance. Take an extra minute to make sure you have put on your seatbelt, put your cell down and enjoy the rest of our summer SAFELY.

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Summer Safety

Bike And Skateboard Safety

By Cst. Jocelyn McIntyre The warm weather is finally here and with warmth comes events, barbecues, entertainment and LOTS of traffic. The streets and neighborhoods tend to fill up with children, seniors and those participating in the fun. It is crucial for drivers to remember some very important guidelines to ensure safety throughout our communities; buckle up, turn down the music (listening to our surroundings is very important), put the cellphone down, and #1, reduce your speed. While driving, if we each follow the above mentioned tips then unnecessary accidents will be prevented and each and every one of us can have a safe and happy summer!

By Nick Shepard, NNC Program Manager Bike riding and skateboarding are a lot of fun but it’s always important to be safe when enjoying these activities because sometimes accidents happen. Every year 300,000 kids go to the emergency room because of bike and skateboard related injuries. Helmets and proper protective equipment like knee pads and elbow pads can prevent most of these injuries from ever occurring. So please be safe this summer when riding your bike or skateboarding. You can do this by wearing all the necessary protective equipment and also obeying the traffic rules. The best summer is a safe summer!

O.N.E. 4th July Community Clean Up

O.N.E. Youth: Kira Poirier

(Photo Courtesy of Christa Petts) Congratulations on a job well done at our annual North End Clean Up. A big thank you to all of the youth, businesses and community members who participated in our clean up this year. We would like to thank Sobeys and the Saint John Police Force for assisting us with our BBQ, Crescent Valley Resource Centre for bringing their Trike Trailers, and the City of Saint John for bringing the green machine full of supplies for us. Thank you all for your support and time. Keep the North End clean and green!

Updates Nick Nicole Centre

85 Durham Street, 658-2980 Yoga - Wednesday evening from 7pm to 8pm. Drop in at 85 Durham and give it a try. Community Advisory Committee - If you have an interest in what happens in the community centre and feel that you would like to be a part of its present and future. Coffee and Chat - is held every Thursday morning from 9:30 - 1:30pm here at the centre. Community Garden - project is underway. Anyone interested in volunteering to help with our garden please give us a call. Old North End Days - will be coming up in August, Teddy Bear Picnic, Street Dance, Movie in the park and Family Fun Day. We are also looking for volunteers for all these events. Bee Me Kidz is returning to the Nick Nicolle Centre in the fall. This program is for children in Grades One, Two and Three. For more information Please call 506-654-0064 or email

Kira is here with us this summer as a Junior Leader with our playground program. She is a “Ray of Sunshine” every time she is here. Our children always ask about her and are excited to see her. Kira is 13 years old and is headed to Saint John High School this September. She looks forward to this new adventure and sees high school as a new beginning and looks forward to a more extensive course selection. Kira has a great singing voice and enjoys theatre and drama. She hopes to pursue a career in the performing arts or interior/exterior design. We will make sure that she comes back to visit often and share stories about her journey to stardom.

Christmas In July

This past week our summer playground program (ages 6-12) celebrated “Christmas in July “. The children did a wonderful job decorating the Nick Nicolle Community Centre and making it look very festive. We made Christmas treats, sang carols and watched Christmas movies. We even sent out Christmas cards to our friends at the Crescent Valley Resource Center. The children and staff want to wish everyone a very merry Christmas in July!

North Neighbourhood Contact Wendy Stephens Nick Nicolle Centre 658-2980

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Protect Your Children And Pets

Comings And Goings At P.U.L.S.E. Inc

Stop in to see Sheree for your wellness check August 18 and September 15 from 1:30 - 4: PM. She will take your blood pressure, cholesterol, sugars and your weight. If you have any concerns you can discuss with her as well. Don’t forget we have a lending library, computer access centre, and we are also a “pumping station” for the Healthy Hair-Happy Head program for head lice. Want to be a part of the Food Purchasing Club at P.U.L.S.E.? The cost is only $10 for one bag or $20 for two bags. Please bring your reusable bag(s) with your name on it when you pay for your order. You may also want to ‘Pay it Forward’ for the month and buy an order for someone else. Money is due August 14 and September 11 and it comes back to you the following Friday.

By Sgt David Hartley-Brown Cars parked in direct sunlight can reach internal temperatures up to 131° F - 172° F (55° C – 78° C) when outside temperatures are 80° F – 100° F (27° C – 38° C). Even outside temperatures in the 60s can cause a car temperature to rise well above 110° F. In warm weather, a vehicle can warm to dangerous, life-threatening levels in only 10 minutes. Very young children (age 4 and under) are particularly susceptible to hyperthermia. Never leave your child alone/unsupervised in a vehicle.

Storytent Coming To The South End

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Community Breakfast At Rainbow Park

Pictured above: Cheryl Brown reading with Ytalia Savoy By Cheryl Brown Storytent is an outdoor, drop-in family literacy program that provides a fun, safe place to read and/or borrow books and is a literacy support program for children and families. Storytent will take place on Sundays from 9:30-11:30 at Rainbow Park until August 23. Pictured above: Andree Deschenes-Bourguigon (Photo courtesy of P.U.L.S.E.) By Andree Deschenes-Bourguigon P.U.L.S.E. was pleased to partner with the City of Saint John for our second Passport to Parks event. More importantly we were able to serve over 300 people a FREE breakfast of ham, pancakes with homemade preserves, scrambled eggs, home fries and toasted English muffins! Special thanks to the following for volunteering in a BIG way; Judy Paquette who was in charge of wet ingredients for pancakes, Anne-Marie Mullin for scrambling the eggs, Nancy Bartlett for making coffee, buttering muffins and saving parking spots, Andree Deschenes-Bourguignon for standing over the BBQ all morning, Kathryn Ferris for doing whatever was asked and Carl Trickey who brought the event all together.

The storytent program provides an outreach location for the provincial Summer Reading Club; a province-wide library program which encourages reading by allowing children to set a reading goal for the summer, track their progress with log books and stickers, and celebrate their accomplishments.

OPEN HOUSE Come and view our facility. Let our Executive Director – Mona Clark guide you through our centre and show you the amazing learning opportunities that are provided for your children daily. Please bring your children to participate in the learning activities that will be available, let your child’s imagination and creativity shine through.

We were thankful for the 37th Service Battalion and for the use of their tents to keep us out of the sun. Thank you to Master Warrant Officer Gerry Beresford and Corporal James Russell for setting up the tent. They had some help from Terry and Cody who had a crash course in tenting 101.

For more information call 642-2222 or Saturday, August 22, 12 noon – 3:00 pm. 310 Prince William Street


South Neighbourhood Contact Mary LeSage Phone: 632-6807 E-mail: 251Wentworth Street

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Safely Dispose Of Batteriers And Cell Phones

Did You Dispose Your Oil And Other Wastes Properly ? By Cst Deanna Cole To properly dispose of used oil, put oil in a clean plastic container with a tight lid. Do not mix it with anything else – paint, gasoline, solvents, antifreeze, etc. – that will make it unsuitable for recycling. Take your used oil to a recycling center that collects used oil, a service station, quick lube, or any location that accepts used oil. Pouring used oil down a drain or pouring used oil into a storm sewer is very dangerous. Tossing used oil on your driveway, street, or the ground, and disposing of oil in lakes, streams, or wetlands is harmful to the environment. REMEMBER Oil drained from your car is a valuable resource when properly recycled. Recycling used oil can conserve our nation’s natural resources. It can be refined and purified into high quality motor oil. Improper disposal of used oil can contaminate the soil as well as surface and ground water. You can bring your used oil to any garage, Canadian Tire, or call NB Recycle to see where you can drop off your oil. Together we can all do our part. Keep our world clean!

By Anne Driscoll The Crescent Valley Resource Centre (CVRC) is collecting old batteries and cell phones to send to a recycling depot. This will help to keep them out of the garbage.

By Megan Donovan

You can drop off old cell phones, with or without their batteries.

I am delighted to join the Hazen White – St. Francis team! I enjoy working with students, teachers and parents to foster a positive school community that promotes learning opportunities for all.

Bike Share Program Update

New Principal At HW - SF

Hazen White – St. Francis is a vibrant community school with a wonderful staff and dedicated community partners. I look forward to working collaboratively with all stakeholders to continue to inspire our students to achieve and fulfill their potential.

The battery and cell phone recycling collection box is located inside 130 MacLaren Blvd. We are working with Call2Recycle to make this possible. We accept all rechargeable batteries weighing up to 5 kg each, including Nickel CadPictured above: Sydney Simon with mium (Ni-Cd), Nickel Metal cell phone & battery drop off box Hydride (Ni-MH), Lithium Ion (Photo courtesy of Anne Driscoll) (Li-Ion), Nickel Zinc (Ni-Zn) and Small Sealed Lead Acid (SSLA/Pb). We also accept alkaline, lithium primary and carbon-zinc batteries.

(Photo courtesy of Juanita Black)

It’s A Tomato Fest

By Anne Driscoll We’re having a Tomato Fest on August 13, 11:30am – 1pm at Crescent Valley Resource Centre (CVRC) 130 MacLaren Blvd with Superstore dietitian, Vanessa Yurchesyn. By mid- summer, tomatoes will be ready for harvest; join us to learn new and delicious ways to use this healthy fruit. Try samples of a snack, main course, and even a dessert made with tomatoes. Take home the recipes and a goody bag with the ingredients to make the tasty dishes at home. This is a free event but space is limited, register by August 6 - call CVRC, 693-8513. Thank you to the Millidgeville Superstore and Healthy Learners in School Program - SJEC for supporting this event.

(Photo courtesy of Anne Driscoll) By Craig Campbell Part of Bike Share is recycling donated bikes. Repaired bikes were presented to the Crescent Valley neighbourhood both before Christmas and at the end of April. Also a number of bikes have been provided to other neighbourhoods. Discussions have been held with several neighbourhoods regarding finding bike recipients, recruiting bike repair volunteers, helping them do bike repair workshops, and bike rodeos. If there is interest and they can find volunteers, they may also consider some form of drop-in somewhat similar to the Crescent Valley Tuesday Tune-Ups, where residents can bring their bikes and get advice and help on repairs. If your community neighbourhood area group wants to pursue some of these activities, contact Anne Driscoll 693-8513 and we'll try to help.

Crescent Valley Neighbourhood Contact

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

Anne Driscoll: 693-8513 email: 130 MacLaren Blvd.

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FREE Carleton Concert Series

Helmet Safety

by Julie Baribault, Westside P.A.C.T.

120 Market Place West-Carleton Community Centre Gazebo Wed, July 15th, 6:30 -7:30pm, The KV Country Band takes the stage Wed, July 22nd, 6;30 -7;30pm, Paula & Greg of the classic rock band Penalty Box Wed, Aug 12th, 6:30 -7:30pm, Dave Korotkov with his 1970’s Elvis Tribute Wed, Aug 19th, 6:30 - 7:30pm, Join Delbert Worden for some crowd favourites The Aug 19th event will be followed by a FREE BBQ, sponsored by West Side P.A.C.T. Concerts will take place rain or shine. Rain venue is the Carleton Community Centre. For more information please call-674-4307.

Market Place Wellness Summer Hours • • • • • • • • • •

Specimen Collection: Tue and Wed by appointment only, call 648-6681 press #3. Food Bank: Summer hours July & Aug. Tue 1 - 3pm. Monthly Foot Care Clinic: by appointment 657-2273. Are you over 50 and want to be more ACTIVE? Join our classes Tue 10-11 a.m. at Hope Centre & Tue, 10 am and Fri 11 a.m., at Market Place Wellness Centre – Free- New classes have started around the city - call 632-5537 for a place near you. Gentle Yoga: Will start up again in the fall. Zumba: Mon and Thu at 10: a.m. $4.00 drop in fee. Qi Chong: Will start up again in the fall. Food Purchase Club: for more information call West 674-4335, or St. Joseph’s Community Health Center 632-5537. Social Development worker on site to answer questions, Tue from 1 – 3 pm. Lending Library: “Take a Book, Leave a Book” at Market Place Wellness Centre 674-4335.

Danells Drive - Day Of Caring

On June 5th, residents of 880 Danells Drive, were delighted to host volunteers from the Bank of Montreal. All the outside windows of the building were washed through “The Day of Caring”, offered by the United Way. Our BMO volunteer team consisted of Nancy, A.J., and Kevin. These three volunteers were outstanding and cleaned and scrubbed until every window glistened. They even cleaned the outside windows on the downstairs doors. Nancy, A.J. and Kevin were so warm and friendly, they really put CARING into our day. We all enjoyed meeting them and hope we get them again next year when we submit a request for a volunteer team. A huge thanks to both the United Way and Team BMO from very happy and satisfied residents of 880 Danells Drive.

The Westside P.A.C.T is proud to team up with other community partners to promote safety in our community. We have also connected with a local convenience store (Ludlow Variety), to reward children who are seen wearing their helmets while skateboarding, bike riding etc., to get a coupon for a free popsicle. Children who do not have a helmet may be issued a “ticket” which they Pictured above: Charlie wearing his can exchange at the Wellhelmet ness Center for a properly (Photo courtesy of Patti Kelly) fitted helmet. Westside P.A.C.T. is hosting a walking club to help residents connect with their neighbours and get out and walk in a group together promoting safety and physical activity.

Square Foot Gardening At Danells Drive Drivey Wendy Coughlin

By Wendy Coughlin Gardening residents of Danells Drive were visited by Amy Cleveland from Halifax Seed. Amy presented an informative seminar on the benefits of square foot gardening. Amy explained in detail how this method would give a greater yield from a limited space as opposed to planting in rows. She brought planting charts with her explaining how many seeds to plant for each crop in each area. She also explained that it was essential to measure off and mark each one foot space both by width and length of the area being planted and then grid off these areas with string or twine. The number of seeds or transplants you place in each square depends on what you want to grow. We would like to thank both Amy and Halifax Seed for the presentation and the lovely plants and seeds that they donated to the gardeners at Danells Drive. Our bedding boxes have been gridded off and all plants and seeds put to good use.

Dorothy Shephard MLA Saint John Lancaster

West Neighbourhood Contacts

640 Manawagonish Road Saint John, NB E2M 3W5 Constituency Office is located at side of building facing Church

Jill Roberts: 674-4307 120 Market Place

Tel: (506) 643-2900 Fax: (506) 643-2999

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Pedestrian On Paddock Support TheLights Salvation Army

In Memory Of Our Friend Howie Robinson

By Linda Scott, for the Waterloo-Village Association We would like to thank the City of Saint John, with a special mention to Tim O’Reilly, for recognizing the need for pedestrian lights at the top of Paddock and Garden Streets. The lights are installed so that all four lights flash at once. It does not matter if you are coming up Garden Street, around a turn that puts you right on top of the intersection, or if you are coming up Paddock Street facing the sun on the horizon, you will see the lights. It was a dangerous intersection for both walkers and drivers. The lights are there for the protection of pedestrians. We would like to remind people to please use these lights properly. Once they become used properly on a regular basis, drivers will be more aware of those crossing the road and perhaps a bad accident will be avoided.

Cleaning Up The Grace Of God Garden

We, The members of the Thursday morning exercise class the A-team as Howie called us will miss Howie. Every Thursday morning Howie would greet us with a big smile and a kind word. He was our fitness instructor for about five years. He came to our senior’s building to give us our fitness class and arrived through all kinds of adverse weather! He never canceled a class! He made exercising easy and fun! We always had lots of laughs. He was so creative with his props as we used chairs, balls, broom handles, and bands. Howie was a hard worker, he enjoyed people and he loved his job! He was always so friendly, dedicated, and an active person who loved life. He was a true role model for us all. The city of Saint John and the YMCA lost a wonderful person. The A-team has lost a wonderful, friendly, hard working, dedicated person/ instructor. He will be hard to replace. Everyone who met him loved him. We will always remember him. So long, dear friend.

Volunteers from the SJ Learning Exchange were out in force on June 13 to freshen up the Grace of God Garden on Richmond Str. (Photo courtesy Harry Daley)

Updates From The Waterloo Village

By Juanita Black The Brunswick Drive High Rise Tenants Association and the Courtenay Bay Tenants Association are please to present Music in the Park. Every Monday evening at 7 pm behind 656 Brunswick Drive Flemming Court Park, Wednesdays July the 9 - Aug. 13 7pm-8pm High Rise, you can enjoy live entertainment, visit with neighbours FREE. All welcome. Bring a lawn chair or blankets. and friends, and have a snack from the canteen. Some events have already been enjoyed with some toe tapping music and sing-a-longs. Here is a list of entertainment for the rest of the summer.

Jul 27 Debbie Harrity Aug 3 Norm Boucher Aug 10 The Band Surrender.

One of the priorities that the Waterloo Village Association works on is safety for the residents of the neighbourhood. Some of the initiatives the group has worked on are crosswalks, traffic calming measures, and lighting at the intersection of Paddock & Coburg Street. The Association continues to encourage residents and community partners to be active in their neighbourhood, making positive change. The group meets on a monthly basis and the next meeting will be on Wednesday, September 9, 2015 from 12 noon - 1pm at Prince Charles School. For more information contact Linda Scott at 672-3686 or Penni at

Gerry Lowe Councillor Ward 3.

Village Neighbourhood Contact

I am your Councillor for 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.

Penni Eisenhauer 343-5382 116 Coburg Street

I can be reached by phone at 721-5690 and by email at Page 6

Marigold Planting At Danells Drive

P.E.S. Is A Community & PALS School By Jennifer Carhart, Principal Princess Elizabeth School. Princess Elizabeth School is happy to announce that it is officially now both a Community School and PALS School. We are going through some positive changes and most significantly are the addition of these two titles. We are gaining some new students from Lorne Middle School as well as a new administration team and new community schools co-coordinator to begin this new journey. We are collectively looking very much forward to the new places we will get to go. We welcome Denise Long as our full time community schools cocoordinator to the Panther team. Denise's role will be to work with new partners, help find new partners and support the staff and school community with any needs they may have. Please feel free to reach out to Denise anytime at I am joining the Panther family after many years working in the north end as the principal of HWSF School along with my VP and friend, Tammy Doherty. Please feel free to reach out to us anytime as we are both excited for this journey and looking forward to the opportunities community schools and PALS will bring. The best ways to reach us is at Jennifer. and If you or anyone you know is interested in joining us on this journey and volunteering, helping with breakfast, volunteering in the school with sports teams, clubs or activities please don't be a stranger. We are always looking to build our partnerships and looking for ways to become involved in the community - if you know of any just let us know. Our doors are open and are looking forward to meeting the many faces of the community of Princess Elizabeth School.

By Wendy Coughlin On June 4, students of Seawood School grades K-5 visited 880 Danells Drive to plant their Marigolds. Our partnership with Seawood School has lasted for the past 4 years and enjoyed by seniors and students. The children visit throughout the year for various activities under the SKIP program. These activities include Halloween where they receive treat bags and various holidays such as Valentine’s Day, St. Patrick's Day, Easter and Mother's Day where they do crafts and get a healthy snack. Throughout the year the school tries to ensure that each child gets to participate. This year was special to the children and seniors as NB Housing built three special boxes at the front of the property entrance just for the children’s marigolds. Planting Marigolds is hot and thirsty work so the children received cold juicy watermelon as a special treat. Thank you to the students and staff from Seawood School and all our seniors that volunteered.

Turnaround Achievement Award For James Basque By Jennifer Carhart, former Principal Hazen White St Francis School Recently, James Basque of Hazen White St. Francis School was the recipient of a special award entitled the Turnaround Achievement Award. James was celebrated for his efforts at a special event put on by the Saint John Exhibition Association at a dinner held at Lilly Lake. James was honoured for his work and efforts in putting his education first and creating positive relationships at school. James received a plaque, several photos, a certificate and a special gift from his 'family' at the Crescent Valley Community Tenants Association. A lovely time was had by all - especially his VERY proud mother Laura. James has matured and grown into a hilarious young man. I will miss very much our lunch dates and hearing about his silly pranks. James has shown that he has great leadership, strong will and kindness towards others. James has a kind heart and is very thoughtful. I wish for James that he continue to stick with school, put his best foot forward daily, that he avoid the negative temptations of High School and use his strong will to finish school.

St. Patrick’s Summer Adventure Camp

By Krista Turnbull, Community Schools Coordinator, St. Patrick’s School Earlier this month a group of St. Patrick’s School students enjoyed a three day Summer Adventure Camp. The camp was facilitated by community schools coordinators in partnership with Stonehammer and Rockwood Park. We visited Rockwood Park for some interesting walks with Wanda and Megan from Stonehammer where the campers discovered many new things and had a picnic lunch. On day two we were welcomed by Emily and Chloe at Rockwood Park to chat about the turtle research program going on in the park. Then we made a special trip to Indigo and a visit with Jeremy when the weather changed and we were unable to go to New River Beach. On our final day we held an amazing race at school and worked on our memory books to share with our family and friends who visited later in the day along with Peter and Jill to talk about summer safety. It was a great week and we would like to thank all the people who helped to make the week possible, especially our great KOTG bus driver, Paul.

Our paramedics, dispatchers and flight nurses are proud to serve your community. Nos travailleurs paramédicaux, répartiteurs et infirmiers de vol sont fiers de servir votre communauté.

Partnering from Kindergarten to Grade 12 and Beyond • • • • • • • • • • • • •

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!

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Deborah Fisher Susan Tipper Caitlin Corkum

Important: Community Food Basket Beginning in August, the Community Food Basket (245 Union Street) distribution days will be Wed & Fri (not on Tuesday)

When?: Sunday, September 20th, 2015

Foot Care Clinic’s

Where?: ‘First Arch’ picnic site in Rockwood Park

Ann Bone, VON Saint John. Victorian Order of Nurses would like to remind everyone that we continue to conduct foot care clinics in various locations in the Greater Saint John area. For more information on locations and costs please call VON office 635-1530.

Time?: 11am to 1pm **For more information please contact AIDS Saint John at 652-2437 or email

Live Well! Bien Vivre! What kind of changes do you want to make? • Control portion sizes • Get more exercise • Manage stress • Prevent or manage diabetes • Quit smoking We can help you take control of your health. Contact your free local Health Coach to get started: Lesley Melanson, Health Coach, Saint John Region. (506) 608-6498 or

The Saint John Multicultural & Newcomers Resource Centre and the Imperial Theater are coming together for this special retro film night. Part of the proceeds will go towards the SJMNRC Scholarship Award Fund. Tickets are only $10.

Greg Norton  Councillor (Ward 1)/  conseiller (Quartier No 1)    City of Saint John 

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YMCA Aims To Keep Children Safe

By Nicole Vair As the largest and longest running not-for-profit Child Care in Saint John, the YMCA puts children first and provides a safe and reliable environment for every child to reach their full potential. All of our staff and volunteers complete Child Protection Training and Police Record Checks are required before taking part in Y programs.The values of the YMCA of Greater Saint John align with our Child Protection standards. We strive to be respectful, responsible, inclusive, caring and honest. Protecting children and keeping them safe is the number one priority at the Y. Building healthy communities begins with raising healthy kids, and we look forward to helping make our community strong.

Summer Food Safety

By Letti Eastwood Summer is here and at the TRC and TEEN VIBE we’ve been working up big appetites playing laser tag, bowling, and much more. One thing we love about summer is that it is easier to fill up on fresh fruits and veggies to get the energy for all our activities. Here are a few tips to keep in mind when preparing fresh produce this summer: 1. Always wash your hands before washing off produce. 2. Take a few extra minutes to inspect produce, watch out for damaged or bruised produce and think about how long before it will be used (this saves $ too!). 3. Be sure to use separate cutting boards to avoid cross contamination with other foods.

TO PLAY TO WIN WEEKLY a number, fill out a ticket with your name and number, put one part in the box and keep the other weekly by placing the green label with your number on a toonie(s) and drop it in the gold rush box (506) 634-2011

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Newcomers Learn Workplace Safety

I’m Christie Aguiar, a stem cell biologist from Goa, India. I completed my Ph.D from University of Montreal and moved to Saint John a year ago. The Saint John Multicultural & Newcomers Resource Centre (SJMNRC) has been an amazing springboard to get me up and going since I moved here. I now work at Dalhousie Medicine NB, as a Translational Research Assistant with Dr. Keith Brunt. Working in the laboratory is always exciting and fun, as long as we don’t blow up the lab! There are lurking hazards in the (Photo courtesy Aristi Dsilva) lab that are potentially dangerous when overlooked, as I learnt through the Safety Start Program offered at SJMNRC by their partners, Safety Start NB. Inefficient handling of biological samples and chemicals can affect my colleagues, my employer and me. Following rules and working judiciously can more than often prevent accidents at the workplace.

Amanda McKillop - Learning Exchange Success!

By Danya Lutes Amanda started at The Learning Exchange in 2010 studying for her GED in the Community Adult Learning Program. She moved into the Basic Education and Skills Training class and graduated with her GED in 2013. She then moved into the Workplace Essential Skills class in 2014, which lead her to NBCC where she completed the Early Childhood Education program. Amanda now works full time in her field. Congratulations Amanda on all of your success!

Call For Volunteers At The New YMCA

Do You Want To Try Paddling?

(Photo courtesy Sharon Fournier) By Craig Campbell The Fundy Paddlers Club with Maritime Day Tripping are providing paddling opportunities free to community groups. Most of the 10 sessions are at 6 pm on Mondays, although some other options may be arranged. Sessions will involve a short period of instruction and about an hour of paddling on Lily Lake in a big canoe. Groups of four to eight people (or more) can be accommodated and life jackets and paddles will be provided. Several paddlers from Crescent Valley and from the Canadian Council of the Blind have been out. This program is called Grass Roots and has been funded by Transport Canada and the Canadian Safe Boating Council. The objective - to promote safe boating practices! Contact your local community neighbourhood organization.

The therapy pool tiles have been laid at the new Y (Photo courtesy Shilo Boucher) by Nicole Vair The Saint John Regional Y is set to open its doors to the community in September and we are looking for volunteers who will help make the opening run smoothly. If you’re interested in sharing your time and talents at the YMCA, please contact Jennifer Galbraith, volunteer coordinator at 646-2116. There are a variety of positons available, and a place for everyone to lend a helping hand. Tour Guides, Hosts, Greeters and many more are needed. For a full list of opportunities and up to date information on the new YMCA, visit

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Chaleur, noyade et insectes: les dangers de cet été

Pictured above left to right; Angelique,Jacob, Gerald & Adrien. (Photo courtesy Sandrine Selway) By Sandrine Selway Chaleur : De nombreuses régions du Canada connaissent des périodes de chaleur accablante qui peuvent nous rendre vulnérable, causer des coups de chaleur/soleil et même entraîner la mort. Il est important de se protéger avec une crème solaire, chapeau, parasol... Insectes : Les maladies transmises par les insectes et les tiques Les insectes (moustiques, poux, puces, punaises) et les tiques sont susceptibles de transmettre de nombreuses maladies dues à des agents infectieux. Protégez-vous lors de balade en pleine nature ou proche de plans d’eau. Noyades: Trois minutes dans quelques centimètres d'eau suffisent à tuer un enfant. La solution: prévention, surveillance et sécurité autour des lieux de baignade. Choisissez les plages sous surveillance de sauveteurs.

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Moving Forward: Missty Cook

By Missty Cook I took the Workplace Essential Skills (WES) program at The Saint John Learning Exchange this year and it has benefited me in so many ways. During the program, I learned that I would like to obtain a career in business and taking the POWER UP! program helped me look into career options and educate myself. As graduating time came closer for the WES program, I realized that working in business is something I would really like to do with my life. I now have the chance to work with one of the social (Photo courtesy Harry Daley) enterprise businesses at The Learning Exchange to gain some experience. I am proud of the woman I am today and happy that I benefited from these programs.

Walk For Life

By Marilyn Conley The Pregnancy Resource Center of Saint John held its annual fundraising WALK FOR LIFE on May 30. Here, the Director of the center, Anna Steeves (left) presents Marilyn Marshall the prize for top fundraiser for the walk. This is her third year to hold the title! The Pregnancy Resource Center of Saint John is located at 219 Wentworth Street, 634-1867

Food Purchase Contest This is issue 42 of Around the Block and our Food Purchase Club contest. We are happy to partner with Saint John Energy to offer 2 - $10.00 fresh fruit and produce orders. You need to locate, hidden throughout Around the Block, two Saint John Energy logos (excluding this notice and the Saint John Energy ad).

Sharon Amirault (left) Executive Director of First Steps, receiving a $10,000. cheques from Stefanie Richard, President of the Canadian Progress Club Ignite (Photo courtesy Pam Thomas)

Send your answer to or call 6474850. You need to identify the page and location of each hidden logo, only one entry per household. Your name will go into a draw for one of the orders. The contest will end August 20 and you will be called if you are a winner with the location of where you can pick up the order. Congratulations to the winners for issue 41 June/July, they were Kathy Hanna and Rose Davey. We will list winners of this contest on the Around The Block Diva’s Local Radio Facbook page on Thursday evening August 20.

Proud Sponsors of Around The Block Around The Block Team (Issue 42) Old North End: Wendy Stephens. Lower South End: Mary LeSage. Waterloo-Village: Penni Eisenhauer. Crescent Valley: Anne Driscoll. Lower West Side: Jill Roberts. Proof readers: Mark Driscoll, Belinda Kumar, Cindy Bishop, Sadie Phillips and Julia Wright Layout and Design: Chris Hopkins, and Juanita Black. Ad Design: Chris Hopkins and Belinda Kumar Community members: Carl Trickey, Lyn King, Lisa Chamberlain, Ryan Locke and Debbie McLeod. Page 11

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