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What it is like to have had cancer more than once? Would you like to participate in a project to help others to know what this experience is like? We are inviting people who have had 2 or more cancers from Atlantic Canada to tell us about their experience. To participate in the study or for more information, please contact Megan Williams, Faculty of Nursing, University of New Brunswick at 1-844-284-3077 or email cancerresearch@unb.ca. You can also visit our facebook page at facebook.com/SMCUNB.

The Tutoring Centre, located at 1745 Water Street in Chatham (across from The Great Canadian Dollar Store) is offering tutoring sessions for the 2014-2015 school year, for students of all ages.  Limited number of spots available, please contact 506-773-5636 for more information.

KID SPORT MIRAMICHI DEADLINE - SEPTEMBER 30, 2014
Fall & Winter is approaching and also the decision as to what kinds of activities your children will be involved.  Is it hockey, skating, gymnatics or something else?  If you are thinking that the
costs associated just may be too much for your family budget, check out the application form for Kid Sport Miramichi.  KidSport Miramichi is a confidential organization that helps families needing assistance in paying sport registration fees.  KidSportis a children’s charity administered by Sports NB.  The objective is to assist families facing financial obstacles to participate in community sport programs.  Their deadline for applications is Sept 30th, 2014.  All completed applications will be looked at for sponsorship.  Applications can be picked up at the City Hall, the Golden Hawk Recreation Center and the Miramichi Community Wellness and Recreation Department.  Forms can also be found on the following website http://www.kidsportcanada.ca and go to the Apply for Assistance Link.  For further information please call Jason Walsh at the Recreation Coordinator at 506-623-2054, jason.walsh@miramichi.org  Please note that each application requires a notice of assessment from Revenue Canada.  You can obtain this by calling 1-800-959-8281.

Autism Resource Miramichi are are looking for an expression of interest for participation in their Youth Group which will be coordinated again this year with NBCC students.  They are also looking at the possibility of creating 2 separate groups should numbers and ages warrant.  Any youth ages 12-19 would be eligible to participate.  This group focuses on getting together with your friends for some fun activities!  It is a great social opportunity.  Startup will be towards last week of September.  Please submit names as soon as possible to Autism Resource Miramichi via email or by calling the centre at 506-622-8137.

There will be tryouts for the Miramichi Rivermen Pee Wee AAA team at the Miramichi Civic Center on the following dates & times:  Saturday, Sept. 6 - 3:20pm - 4:50pm, Sunday, Sept. 7 -  3:50pm - 5:20pm, Saturday, Sept. 13 - 3:30pm - 5:00pm & Sunday, Sept. 14 - 5:00pm - 6:30pm.  Tryout fee will be $60 with Cheques made out to District 8 Pee Wee AAA, and there are 4  guaranteed sessions.  Please pre-register by Monday, Sept. 1st by sending an e-mail to miramichipeeweeaaa@hotmail.com with the players name, DOB, phone number and e-mail address.

Football New Brunswick (FNB) is excited to announce it will be offering a football program this fall in the Miramichi/Kent Region to children born between 2001-2004.  The program will run from September 7 - October 19 and will include free coach training, volunteer information session, a 6 week developmental season and a year-end Jamboree!  The cost per child is only $50 and includes equipment rental, registration and insurance!  If you are a parent, coach, community volunteer or simply a fan of football and would like to know more about this great opportunity please contact Football New Brunswick from the contact information provided.  Even if you are considering this opportunity, everyone is encouraged to come to this session and learn more about the program and to have us answer any of your questions.  Please do not hesitate to Contact FNB to learn more about this new and exciting program, Josh Harris, Executive Director, Football New Brunswick: Email: ExecutiveDirector@FootballNB.ca   Tel: 506-260-2993

AUGUST 17, Sunday - Registration Open
SEPTEMBER 7, Sunday - Football Program Begins
OCTOBER 19, Sunday - Year End Jamboree
 

The Miramichi Rotary Community Band is looking for new members.  Miramichi's only brass and reed band practices weekly from September to June.  The band has been together since 1995 and performs locally at graduations and other events. If you are new to the area, or simply want to revive your musical talents from school, please give Elizabeth Walker a call at 506-778-8001.
 

The Greater Blackville Resource Centre thrift store sells quality used clothing to raise money to support the Blackville Food Bank.  It is open every Wednesday & Thursday 10:00am - 4:00pm and Friday 10:00am - 2:00pm.  Find great deals on all men's, women's and children's clothing, plus a nice selection of some specialty items.  Located in Upper Blackville just past the Nine Pine Restaurant.  For more information, please call 506-843-9024.

FIRST TUESDAY OF THE MONTH
The Breakfast Caregiver Support Group will happen at 10:00am at the Fundy Line Conference Room (Back Room).  This nurturing group is designed for caregivers of persons who suffer from Mental Illness/Addictions Issues.  Breakfast will be at your own expense but the nurturing and supportive environment is PRICELESS.  For more information, please call The Schizophrenia Society of NB Miramichi at 506-622-1595 or Janie Hubbard at 506-622-7966, please leave a message if no answer.

EVERY WEDNESDAY
The Community Support Group will be happening from 6:30pm - 8:30pm at Newcastle Kin Centre.  This nurturing group is designed for people recovering from Mental Health and Addictions.  Caregivers are more than welcome as well.  For more information, please call The Schizophrenia Society of NB Miramichi at 506-622-1595 or Linda Stevens at 506-622-2440.

SATURDAYS
2nd Time Around Summer Blow Out Sale!  Come fill a bag with clothes for only $5.  Every Saturday 9:00am - 1:00pm at St. Andrews United Church, 145 Main Street, Blackville.  Lots of items
including dresses, slacks, skirts, pants all for $1 and miscellaneous items 10cents - $1

STARTING SEPTEMBER 19
The official Youth Night Kick Off party will be held at the Golden Hawk Rec Center from 6:00pm - 9:00pm.  Activities include a Mobile Gaming Unit, Laser Tag, Open Gym Activities, Games Room and a DJ.  Golden Hawk Youth Night is open to youth Grades 5 - 12 and runs from Sept. 19 - May 15 on Fridays from 6:00pm - 9:00pm.  For more information, please call the Miramichi Community Wellness and Recreation Department at 506-623-2300 or email: jason.walsh@miramichi.org

SEPTEMBER 3, Wednesday - SEPTEMBER 20, Saturday
Registration is open for the Fall Theatre Arts Programs.  Kid Playhouse Productions are now a registered not for profit charity, and they have a new line-up of the great classes for kids of all ages. 
Classes start the week of SEPTEMBER 13 and run for 12 weeks.    Puppets and more for kids 6 - 8, Acting Up! for ages 9 & older, Acting Out! for adults, The Sky's the Limit for alternately abled kids and an after school drop-in program with a start date to be announced.  All classes will culminate with a Christmas Pageant.  For more information, please call Glenn Copeland 506-778-8493 or find them on Facebook at KidPlayhouse Productions.

SEPTEMBER 10 - OCTOBER 22
Nominations are now being accepted for the 3rd annual ‘Women of Influence Night’ to be held on Saturday November 29.  WOMEN is Miramichi’s only female entrepreneurial network serving the greater Miramichi area.  Nominations for the award categories of Female Entrepreneur of the Year, Female Professional of the Year and Women of Influence are now being accepted.  WOMEN is a membership-based network, however nominees, as well as the person sending in the nomination, do not have to be a member of WOMEN.  Details of each award can be found at www.womenofmiramichi.com
.  Once the nominations close on
October 22, a selection committee will narrow down each category to three finalists based on the information received for the nominator.  The three finalists in each category will be announced October 31. For more information, please contact the WOMEN network at women@nb.aibn.com.

SEPTEMBER 15 - SEPTEMBER 30
Nominations are being accepted for the 16th Annual Miramichi Chamber of Commerce Business Awards Gala!  This year the awards gala falls within Small Business Week and will be held on Wednesday, October 22 at the Rodd Miramichi River Hotel.  If a business or business owner comes to mind while reading, please nominate them with the form on our homepage. 

The following are the Awards and a brief description:


1.  Business Award of Excellence in recognition of a business enterprise that best exemplifies the spirit of economic development and entrepreneurship within the Miramichi region. This recipient models professional conduct and customer care for our citizens.
 
2.  President’s Award in recognition of a business enterprise senior leader that models professional conduct, advocates and catalyzes economic development, and contributes to the community as a steward and citizen. The Miramichi Chamber of Commerce President determines the recipient.
 
3.  Newcomer Business Award in recognition of a business enterprise new to the community that has initiated a commerce ‘start up’ within the last calendar year, modeling professional conduct and exemplary business practices and behaviours.
 
4.  Employee of the Year in recognition of an employee within a business enterprise that exemplifies superior customer /client service and teamwork participation. This recipient models best behaviours and sets the pace for productivity and workplace spirit.

SEPTEMBER 16, Tuesday
Instructional Swim Registration will be happening at the Tea Room of the Golden Hawk Rec Center from  5:30pm - 7:30pm. 
Registration is on a first-come-first-serve basis.  A maximum of 4 participants per person may be registered.

SEPTEMBER 19, Friday
Whalen's Barn Presents: Tomato/Tomato at 670 Old King George Hwy. Miramichi at 7:00pm.  The Saint John, NB duo will be
preforming a mixture of Roots, Americana, Old Timey, Folksey, Quirky, Jazzy Original music.  For more information, please visit the event website www.facebook.com/events/1524553564445564 or call 506-627-0987

SEPTEMBER 19, Friday
The 4th Annual Take Back the Night will be happening at the NBCC Miramichi Parking Lot at 7:00pm with the march starting at
8:00pm.  Take Back the Night is an internationally held march and rally intended as a protest and direct action against sexual violence.  For more information, please contact Sarah Gilliss at 506-778-6741.

SEPTEMBER 20, Saturday
The Columbian Ladies Auxiliary, Knights of Columbus, Father Dixon Council #4886 will be having a Yard & Bake Sale from 8:00am - 12:00pm at 345 Campbell Street, Miramichi.  Proceeds will go to support the groups charitable works through out the city.  All donations of baked goods, winter clothing, household items, toys etc are greatly appreciated.  For more information, please call Elsie 506-622-4883 or Elanor 506-622-0765

SEPTEMBER 23, Tuesday
The September meeting of the New Brunswick Genealogical Society, Miramichi Branch, will be held at 6:00pm at the Chatham Public Library, King Street, Chatham.  The guest speaker will be NBGS Provincial President Don Doherty who will show us the new provincial NBGS website.  A Meet & Greet will follow . All welcome

SEPTEMBER 27, Saturday
There will be a Men's Fellowship Breakfast at 9:00am at St. Mary's Anglican Church in Chatham.  Testimony will be given by Frank MacDonald and music by 'The River Men'.  A Freewill Offering will be taken and all are welcome.  For more information or if you have any questions, please call Rick Mills 506-625-7186

SEPTEMBER 28, Sunday
There will be a Gospel Music Benefit held for Dave and Annie Winterburn who lost all their belongings in a fire on Sept.19.  The benefit will be held at the Miramichi Wesleyan Church, 52 Nelson St. Miramichi.  All are welcome.

OCTOBER 11, Saturday
The Whooper Spring Players of Blackville are hosting a roast beef dinner with entertainment beginning at 6:00pm and followed by a two hour show performed by "Country Blend", a five person group from Alberta who perform songs made famous by such legendary country singers Johnny Cash, George Jones, Patsy Cline, Loretta Lynn and more of the country greats.  The show will be held at the United Church Center, 143 Main St. Blackville.  The cost of the dinner with entertainment is $25 each and tickets can be purchased by contacting Richard or Alice Gilks at 506-843-6139