Month: November 2011

Nutrition Events in Douglastown this December

By Giv'er Miramichi / November 30, 2011 /

There’s a whole lot of great activities and events happening in December at Sobeys in Douglastown! Kids’ Cooking Class There’s nothing like cooking with your children to get your family into the holiday spirit. Join the Sobeys Dietitian for this free class and enjoy some fun family time. Open to children of all ages. Children…

Read More

Register Early! Win NHL Tickets!

By Giv'er Miramichi / November 29, 2011 /

Meterologists are predicting a cold winter, and Rotarians could not be happier with the ice possibilities. Registrations for the Miramichi Rotary Pond Hockey tournament 2012 are now being accepted, with the “Early Bird” deadline being December 15, 2011. Any team having their registration completed and team entry paid in full by this date will be…

Read More

A Mountain School Christmas

By Giv'er Miramichi / November 25, 2011 / Comments Off on A Mountain School Christmas

When my mother was a girl she would walk up the road every weekday morning with her siblings and friends to the old Mountain School, a traditional one-room schoolhouse in Gray Rapids on the Miramichi River in New Brunswick. I’ve grown up listening to stories of how children of all ages and grades learned their [Read More…]

Read More

Job Opportunity with MRTA

By Giv'er Miramichi / November 24, 2011 / Comments Off on Job Opportunity with MRTA

Content Developer Job Description: The Content Developer will work with the SMART Community Project Officer for Miramichi River Tourism Association. The primary objective of the MRTA is to support the development and promotion of the tourism industry i…

Read More

Finding Yourself Again After Cancer

By Giv'er Miramichi / November 24, 2011 / Comments Off on Finding Yourself Again After Cancer

How we perceive the world is much dependent on how we perceive ourselves. If perception of self is jeopardized, so too is the life force – the spirit. Women diagnosed with cancer are unwilling witnesses to its debilitating affects. The core of self enters a limbo state; a realm of darkness. The change in appearance [Read More…]

Read More

Holiday Raffle in support of NB Summer Music Festival

By Giv'er Miramichi / November 20, 2011 / Comments Off on Holiday Raffle in support of NB Summer Music Festival

Each year the New Brunswick Summer Music Festival brings the best in classical chamber music to Fredericton, performed by Canada’s most talented artists. To support the Festival, a number of years ago Bruno Bobak generously donated the original and a limited edition of 100 prints of his work, “Blissfield Pool”. We are selling raffle tickets [Read More…]

Read More

Miss Representation Documentary Film Fundraiser

By Giv'er Miramichi / November 16, 2011 / Comments Off on Miss Representation Documentary Film Fundraiser

There will be a local screening of Miss Representation on Thursday November 24th at the James M. Hill Theatre in Miramichi beginning at 6:30pm. Tickets are available at Books Inn and are $10 in advance or $12 at the door. After the screening, there will be community/ panel discussion led by Ivy Lam. All proceeds [Read More…]

Read More

1st Annual Fundraiser for Mount St. Joseph

By Giv'er Miramichi / November 15, 2011 / Comments Off on 1st Annual Fundraiser for Mount St. Joseph

A Celebration of Music1st Annual Fundraiser for Mount St. JosephFriday, November 18th, 7:30 pmSt. Micheal’s Church featuring Leander Mendoza from HalifaxAnd musical guests, St. Michael’s Senior Choir, St. Raphael’s Girls Choir, David Bunnell and Susan …

Read More

Christmas Craft and Bake Sale

By Giv'er Miramichi / November 12, 2011 / Comments Off on Christmas Craft and Bake Sale

A Christmas Craft and Bake Sale is being held today, Saturday, November 12 at the United Church Hall from 10:00 am to 12:00 noon. Come on out and support your local vendors while getting a little Christmas shopping done.  There’s something for e…

Read More

The Importance of New Beginnings

By Giv'er Miramichi / November 10, 2011 / Comments Off on The Importance of New Beginnings

You reach a certain stage in life when it seems there are more endings than beginnings. In his epic book, Think and Grow Rich, Napoleon Hill says that most people have given up their dreams by mid-forties. There are many ways to die. I got thinking about this as I sat parked in front of [Read More…]

Read More

Remembering Our Veterans e-Book

By Giv'er Miramichi / November 4, 2011 / Comments Off on Remembering Our Veterans e-Book

In honour of all the brave men and women that fought for our freedom, Memories of Blackville is paying tribute to local veterans this week. Available now, is a 445 page e-publication “Remembering Our Veterans” featuring the local heroes who…

Read More

Miramichi Fishing Report for November 3, 2011

By Giv'er Miramichi / November 3, 2011 /

With the fishing season over and equipment taken care of, I’ll wrap up another season with my annual Christmas shopping suggestions for the angler. I’ve checked with my friends in the tackle shops and have an estimated price range for many items mentioned. This column is the “clip and paste” on the fridge with certain items highlighted, as a sort of a hint.

But first we must extend a BIG THANK YOU to our sponsors, organizations and donors who have support us in keeping this column going this year. These include Deals 4 U, Eskape Anglers, Moncton Fish & Game Association, Fredericton Outfitters, Paul Marriner, Herbert Sheppard, and two anonymous donors.

I must also THANK my weekly contacts who are the real ones who make this report possible, as well as those who have submitted stories, photos and comments via e-mail.

With more and more ladies getting “on the water”, this might help the gentleman angler solve his Christmas shopping as well.

New in the last couple of years is the digital water thermometer. It clips on the vest, looks like a small pen, you point it at the water, click it and have the temperature instantly. A lot easier and quicker than the older models. I believe they run in the $30-$40 range.

For many of the following items, check with W.W. Doak and Sons (365-7828) in the Doaktown area, Curtis Miramichi River Outfitting (843-2481) in Blackville, Herb’s Fly Shop (843-6354) in Blackville, George’s Fly Shop in Renous (622-8226), Miramichi Hunting and Fishing (622-3071) in Miramichi, and Trout Brook Fly Shop (622-0676) on the Northwest for more detailed prices. A visit to Bryant Freeman’s Eskape Anglers (386-6269) on Wentworth Street in Riverview is always fun. Drop into Chris Munn’s Fredericton Outfitters (450-4044) at 285 Canada St. in Fredericton (authorized Orvis dealer).

Read More

The Irish Rovers at JMH

By Giv'er Miramichi / November 3, 2011 / Comments Off on The Irish Rovers at JMH

The Irish Rovers2011 Home in Ireland TourTuesday, December 13th, 20117:30pm James M. Hill TheatreTickets $42.50 in advance- $45.00 at doorOn sale at Books Inn, Bill’s Kwik Way and Newcastle Farmers MarketSponsored by Miramichi Folksong Festival Inc. 62…

Read More