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Soups On …in Blackville
Wednesday, Apr 23 – 11:30 – 1:30
“The Greater Blackville Resource Center and the Provincial Department of Healthy and Inclusive Communities present ???Soups On???, an opportunity for ALL residents of Blackville, Renous and surrounding communities to get together and enjoy a simple luncheon meal FREE OF CHARGE!

Join us between 11:30 and 1:30 at:
Holy Trinity Anglican Church Hall, Blackville, on Wednesday, April 23rd
to celebrate our communities and to spend time with each other.

You are also welcome to participate by shopping, cooking, serving, decorating, greeting, entertaining or cleaning up.

The Program will run on three Wednesdays per month during March, April and May at various locations in the Greater Blackville area. Please join us at each or any of these events.

For further information or to volunteer, please contact Ken at 843-7872 /

Ken MacIntosh 5068437872
Napan Dance for Minor Ball
Saturday, Apr 26 – 9pm to 1am
“Short Sweet Rude is playing. $10 per person in support of napan Minor Baseball.

Chris Gibson
Benefit Concert for East Side Creative Centre
Tuesday, Apr 29 – 19:00
“Sponsored by the folks at KPH Kidplayhouse Productions, this benefit will raise much needed funds for the EastSide Creative Center.

Featuring performances by Paula Foley, Glenn and Elizabeth Copeland, and more!

Elizabeth Copeland
2nd Annual MS Yard Sale! Coming soon
Saturday, May 3 – 9:00-12:00 noon
“Friends and family of those suffering from Multiple Sclerosis will be having a fundraiser including yard sale items, baked goods, crafts, etc. The goal is to raise money and awareness of this debilitating disease. The sale will be happening at the Dr. Losier Middle School gym on Saturday May the 3rd from 9AM until 1PM. For all the yard sale goers itching to go out on Saturday, this will be the ideal place. Anyone wishing to rent a table on their own may do so for $10 or if you wish to just donate items hanging around the house, you may do so by contacting Joan or Jessica at 622-0952 or by email at Last year, was our first try at this fundraiser and it was a success. So looking forward to seeing everyone come and support us again this year at our 2nd Annual MS yard sale .So start that spring cleaning and if you have anything you want to donate, we???ll accept it!! All proceeds go to the Miramichi Walk for MS to help boost our total and to let everybody know t

Jessica Richard 622-0952
Catherine MacLellan In Concert
Monday, May 5 – 7 pm
“Folk singer-songwriter Catherine MacLellan will appear May 5 in Blackville for a Hunger Awareness benefit concert. Chris Gauthier will provide guitar accompaniment when the duo take the stage at the United Church Center.
Catherine and Chris recently completed a tour of select venues in Ontario and Quebec in support of their upcoming CD release. ???The Raven???s Sun??? will be Catherine???s fifth studio album. This is a wonderful opportunity to see a seasoned professional, who has toured internationally, in an intimate setting. Catherine was the 2010 ECMA winner for Female Solo Recording of the Year, and for Folk Recording of the Year. General admission tickets for the event are $20, available from Ken MacIntosh (843-7872, or

Ken MacIntosh 5068437872
R.E.L.I.E.F. Chronic Pain Support Group *FREE*
Thursday, May 8 – 7-9pm
“R.E.L.I.E.F. Chronic pain support group is a not for profit organization created by a chronic pain sufferer. The group is a monthly 2 hour free meeting discussing topics related to pain and coping mechanisms. This educational session gives sufferers answers to many questions they have about their pain and how to improve their quality of life while living with pain.
Monthly guest speakers come in to discuss the many pain management techniques and coping mechanisms specific to pain.
This group welcomes sufferers and their family members to attend this free educational group that empowers pain sufferers to take control of their health care needs.

Angie MacDonald 506-210-3568
Jumpin’ Fishes Gala Dinner with Juno Winner Stephen Fearing
Friday, May 9 – 7 pm
“Folk singer-songwriter Stephen Fearing will appear at the ???Jumpin??? Fishes??? Gala Dinner, May 9, at the United Church Center in Blackville. The evening will feature a gourmet meal of fresh Atlantic Salmon, and music by the Juno award winning performer. The event is a celebration of our community, sponsored by the Greater Blackville Resource Center, and is timed to mark the end of Hunger Awareness Week activities in Blackville. We hope to see this become an annual celebration of ???Unity in our Community???.
Stephen Fearing is a veteran of eight solo albums in addition to releases as half of the duo Fearing and White, and another eight albums with Blackie and the Rodeo Kings. He has won Juno awards for solo album Yellowjacket and for Kings of Love, with Blackie and the Rodeo Kings. Stephen winds up a tour of western Canada later in April, just in time for his appearance in Blackville. He has made a special effort to support this event, so please don???t miss this incredible opport

Ken MacIntosh 5068437872
Rotary Club of Chatham
Saturday, May 10 – 6:30 pm
“Rotary Club of Chatham 2014 Paul Harris Fellowship Recognition Ceremony. In Honour of Barry Campbell-Chairman of the Miramichi Relay for Life, Retired RCMP Officer. Lowell Loveday -Partner with Investia Financial Services, Rotary Assistant District Governor. Gary Dunn – Minor Hockey and Baseball Coach. Ian Flieger-Minor Hockey and Ringette Coach. Saturday May 10th, 2014 Dinner at 6:30pm Rodd Miramici River Hotel. Tickets $40.00each. RSVP by May 2nd, 2014 call Gena 773-6406 or 778-9995

Gena Skidd 773-6406
6th Annual Miramichi Fusion Festival
Wednesday, May 14 – 8:30 am to 5:00 pm

Miramichi Fusion Festival is an all-day annual event which sees many groups and activities coming together for a day of community involvement, youth participation and fun. This event evolved from the annual M.E.M.A. Slow-Pitch tournament which began in 2007, and it continues to grow! It is a festival for the whole family, especially promoting our youth.

Along with the slow-pitch tournament, the events scheduled for this year include face painting, breakfast, washer toss, skateboard and video game competitions, live music, BBQ, 3 on 3 basketball, carnival games, princess and pirate themed tea parties, the bike rodeo and many more!

Event Objective:

To create an open event with emphasis on youth involvement which encourages the community to come together, providing an opportunity to raise awareness of self, community, volunteerism, supporting a local cause in a fund raising capacity and encouraging youth in support of the City???s Wellness Strategy.