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Blackville Soccer Club Receives Grant

Blackville Soccer Club Receives Grant

Blackville Soccer Club Receives Grant

The Blackville Soccer Club was recently provided a grant in the amount of $3,500 in support of the Learn to Play Soccer Project. This GO NB grant is provided through the Sport and Recreation Branch of the Department as part of the Cananda-New Brunswick Bilateral Agreement to Advance Sport Participation. The Province of New Brunswick is pleased to support initiatives that enhance sport development for children and youth as well as improve community sport and recreation. The Blackville Soccer Group registered 89 children this summer. Ages ranged from four to twelve years and the group is hoping to expand that next year to fourteen years of age.

Jake Stewart, MLA for Southwest Miramichi, presented the group with the grant on Wednesday, August 21, 2013 to coordinators Edward Gilchrist and Melissa Curtis. Also present was volunteer coach Devan Brophy and some children who belong to the Blackville Soccer Group: Jaclyn Gilchrist, Derek Gilchrist, Andrew Walls, Ava Walls, Dakota Curtis, River Stewart, Roman Stewart, Coewan Munn, Sophie Munn and Blake Curtis.

Edward Gilchrist says “…as a new group in the village, this grant will help us obtain the equipment we need such as portable goals, balls, etc; these will allow our coaches to fine tune the practice sessions. Working with Active Communities Branch has also opened up ways to help us not only develop our players, but at the coaching level too.”

Province Investing in Blackville Park

Province Investing in Blackville Park

At a press conference today in Blackville, Premier David Alward, along with MLA Jake Stewart and mayor Matt Sturgeon, announced that the New Brunswick government is investing $75,000 in improvements to the community park. “Investing in community infrastructure projects that promote healthy living is a key part of our government’s plan to rebuild New BrunswickContinue Reading

Provincial government investing in improvements to Blackville playground

Provincial government investing in improvements to Blackville playground

BLACKVILLE (GNB) – The New Brunswick government is investing $15,000 in improvements to the playground in Blackville. “The provincial government is proud to invest in community projects that promote healthy living for families,” said Southwest Miramichi MLA Jake Stewart. “Today’s investment will increase wellness in the Blackville region.” Stewart was appearing on behalf of EconomicContinue Reading

Deputy Premier Visits Outdoor Rink Facility

Deputy Premier Visits Outdoor Rink Facility

Deputy Premier and Minister the Hon. Paul Robichaud stopped by the Blackville Outdoor Rink Facility recently to meet Rec. Council President Ian Fortune, newly elected Mayor Hal Muck and Councilor Matt Sturgeon, and to visualize the investment made in partnership with the Municipal Council. The Minister supported me and the community in securing $44,400 ofContinue Reading

Province invests in infrastructure improvements at local arena

RENOUS (GNB) – The provincial government is investing $90,000 in infrastructure improvements to the Tom Donovan Arena in Renous. “Our government’s investment will help ensure this important recreational facility is available to serve the entire Renous region for many years to come,” said Economic Development Minister Paul Robichaud. “The provincial government is proud to investContinue Reading

Investment made in improvements to school playground in Derby

DERBY (CNB) – The provincial government is investing $20,000 in improvements to the Millerton Community School playground in Derby. “The provincial government is proud to invest in community projects that promote healthy living for families,” said Southwest Miramichi MLA Jake Stewart. “Today’s investment will increase wellness in our region.” Stewart made the funding presentation toContinue Reading

Premier Alward Visits Students at Blackville School

Premier Alward Visits Students at Blackville School

On Monday, January 17, New Brunswick Premier David Alward visited Blackville School students for a skating party and speaking engagement. The morning started with students skating with the Premier at the Blackville Outdoor Rink. The students enjoyed skating around the Blackville rink with Mr. Alward and asking him a few questions that they had onContinue Reading