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Month: May 2016

Annual Miramichi Striper Cup Tournament Bigger than Ever

By Giv'er Miramichi / May 31, 2016 / 0 Comments
And they're off at the Miramichi Striper Cup!

The 2nd Annual Miramichi Striper Cup took place over the weekend with lots of bass being brought in for weighing and plenty of fish tales being took home. Registration numbers increased this year with 189 teams in boats hitting the water, 967 individuals fishing from the shore, and 252 youth participating. Organizer Jeff Wilson took to the Miramichi Striper Cup…

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Rotary RibFest 2016 Success

By Giv'er Miramichi / May 31, 2016 / 0 Comments
Rotary RibFest 2016 Success

Large crowds turned out over the weekend to enjoy the tastes, smells, sounds and lots of other fun at the annual Rotary RibFest on the waterfront in downtown Newcastle. With plenty of live local entertainment, vendors, washer toss and Foosball tournaments, and of course some very tasty ribs, the weekend long festival offered a little…

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Miramichi Senior Citizen Home Annual Open House

By Giv'er Miramichi / May 30, 2016 / 0 Comments
Miramichi Senior Citizens Home Annual Open House

The Miramichi Senior Citizens Home, 1400 Water Street in Chatham, will be hosting their Annual Open House – featuring a giant Yard Sale, BBQ and Bake Sale on Saturday June 4th from 8 am to 12 noon. All proceeds go towards Resident Activities in the home and community. If you would like to rent a table…

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Governor’s Mansion Inn – Celebrating 40 Years in 2016!

By Giv'er Miramichi / May 28, 2016 / 0 Comments

2016 marks the 40th anniversary of business operation for Governor’s Mansion Inn. Located in the Nelson neighbourhood in the west end of the City of Miramichi, this small full-service hotel offers comfortable, modern accommodations and fine dining along with numerous adventure packages to help visitors enjoy “Atlantic Canada’s Great Outdoors”. If already in Miramichi, visitors…

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Guatemala Girls Changing One Life at a Time

By Giv'er Miramichi / May 27, 2016 / 0 Comments

They call themselves the Guatemala Girls and they are a diverse team of nurses who embarked on a journey last June that changed their lives forever. Using their combined skills, education, and mindsets, they provided health care and teaching to almost 3000 vulnerable individuals in remote villages of Guatemala. The team included Keltie Keir-Wilson (Nurse…

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Big Tex Trout Derby 2016

By Giv'er Miramichi / May 26, 2016 / 0 Comments
Big Tex Trout Derby 2016

The Metepenagiag Mi’kmaq Nation hosted their annual Big Tex Trout Derby last weekend. The event kicked off on Friday May 20th and wrapped up Sunday May 22nd. Boats filled the water and fishermen lined the shores hoping to catch the biggest and the most trout. Click to enlarge any of the photos below. To view more…

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Miramichi Fishing Report for Thursday, May 26, 2016

By Giv'er Miramichi / May 26, 2016 / 0 Comments

Angling is slowly shifting into the summer season. There are lots of Striped Bass around, and they are beginning to spawn down river from the Red Bank Bridge. There have been a few bright salmon caught on the Northwest Miramichi, and possibly one seen on the Little Southwest. There have been a few unconfirmed reports…

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National Fiddling Day 2016

By Giv'er Miramichi / May 26, 2016 / 0 Comments
National Fiddling Day 2016 (Photo by Grace Trowbridge)

To celebrate National Fiddling Day, the Miramichi Fiddlers hosted an afternoon filled with fiddling and other entertainment on Saturday May 21st at the French Fort Cove Eco-Centre in Newcastle. A large fun crowd clapped time and enjoyed the selection of music. MP Pat Finnigan and MLA Lisa Harris opened the event, which also featured special guests the Retired Five, Jim…

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Chef’s Program in Blackville

By Giv'er Miramichi / May 26, 2016 / 0 Comments

by Jules Keenan Everybody knows the importance of teaching our kids how to cook and fend for themselves before they move out to start living on their own, but this can be a hard thing to do, especially when we might be unsure how to trust them in the kitchen, or have trouble finding the…

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My Name is Dakhel Faraj

By Giv'er Miramichi / May 25, 2016 / 0 Comments

May is Asian Heritage Month, a time to acknowledge the rich history of Asian Canadians and their contributions to our country. To celebrate, the Asian Heritage Society of New Brunswick invites you to an evening of theatre at the Vogue Theatre, Miramichi on Friday May 27, at 7 pm for My Name is Dakhel Faraj,…

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Miramichi Striper Cup is this Weekend

By Giv'er Miramichi / May 25, 2016 / 0 Comments
Miramichi Striper Cup 2015

The Miramichi Striper Cup happens this weekend, May 27-29, 2016. The City of Miramichi and Mr. Jeff Wilson recently announced that thanks to the generous sponsorship of two Miramichi companies, the Miramichi Striper Cup will be increasing the prizes for the Individual (Shoreline) Division and are able to offer cash prizes for the Youth (Shoreline/ under 16 years of age) division.

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Book Reviews: Two Titles from Nimbus on Current Canadian Issues

By Giv'er Miramichi / May 24, 2016 / 0 Comments

Nimbus Publishing has produced two excellent titles dealing with issues that have been in the national headlines for some time now: Post Traumatic Stress Syndrome (PTSD) in the Canadian Armed Forces and the Residential School system which attempted to erase the Mi’kmaw culture from young children.

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