Giv'er Miramichi

Miramichi Threads sent to Montreal.

By Giv'er Miramichi / May 15, 2020 /

A group of Miramichi seamstresses have been making scrub caps and sending them to nurses in Montreal. It started when Alexandros Halavrezos, a nurse at St. Mary’s Hospital in Montreal who had been working many long shifts, reached out to his aunt Georgia Halavrezos asking if she could make him a few scrub caps.  “Do…

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Research Strategies and Tips from Ancestry®

By Giv'er Miramichi / May 12, 2020 /

The Ancestry® Extra webinar series gives you access to a range of genealogy experts from across Canada and beyond. Airing every Tuesday (11am AST) and Thursday (1pm AST) on the Ancestry Canada Facebook page, these expert sessions will be filled with useful tips and tricks to help you further your family history discoveries. Sessions are…

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New Brunswick Public Libraries Have More Online Resources Than Ever!

By Giv'er Miramichi / May 6, 2020 /

NB Public Libraries have been working with partners to bring you access to more content during this unprecedented time. In addition to Online Databases, eBooks and Audiobooks, and the Public Libraries Catalogue, they’ve added Additional Online Content to help you read, learn and stay entertained at home. Some of the additional content will only be…

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Remembering Their Sacrifice – 75 Years Since the Liberation of the Netherlands

By Giv'er Miramichi / May 4, 2020 /

In May 2000, the late Cliff Chadderton (1919 – 2013) led a parade of fellow Canadian veterans through the streets of Apeldoorn, Netherlands, where they were met with cheering crowds and words of “thank you.” This May marks 75 years since Canadians sacrificed life and limb to help liberate the Netherlands from Nazi occupation. Chadderton…

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Walk for Alzheimer’s – Walk Online 2020

By Giv'er Miramichi / May 1, 2020 /

The IG Wealth Management Walk for Alzheimer’s is moving online! While we can’t physically walk together right now, we can still connect virtually and come together in spirit as a sign of solidarity and hope for those living with dementia! The time is right. Now. Join. Walk. Help. Join us May 31st at 1:00 pm…

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Nature NB, Clean Foundation hosting Maritimes Backyard BioBlitz

By Giv'er Miramichi / April 23, 2020 /

Nature NB is launching a new initiative to collect information on local biodiversity and to encourage New Brunswickers to spend time outdoors. Anyone can participate by submitting photos of emerging flowers, animals, trees, birds, lichens, or all the above! Nature NB, in partnership with the Clean Foundation and the Maritimes City Nature Challenge, will be…

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Jerrica Manderville, On Finding Her Voice

By Giv'er Miramichi / April 21, 2020 /

by Stacy Underhill, Just two years ago, Jerrica Manderville was petrified to present a project in front of the people she grew up with at school. Now, at 14 years old, she has found her confidence and will be one of the inspirational Speakers at WE Day 2020, October 8 in Saint John, NB. “It…

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THANK YOU Decal Campaign Shows Support to Front Line Workers

By Giv'er Miramichi / April 17, 2020 /

Covid-19 has cast a very dark shadow on our world in recent days. However, nothing can take away the hope we as Canadians have for a better world. Together, we will get through this, we will find a way, we will come back stronger as a country and as people. These decals represent all our…

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Ashley Hallihan, Inspiring Young Entrepreneurs at BHS

By Giv'er Miramichi / April 17, 2020 /

by Deanna Nordin Blackville School is a K-12 school situated in the little Village of Blackville. Within this school there is a new learning facility called the BHS ICE Centre. The BHS ICE Centre focuses on Innovation, Collaboration, and Entrepreneurship. Here students are encouraged to participate in activities where they create products in a Makerspace…

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Meet Bruce Harrison, Artisan – Knot ‘n Butt Wood

By Giv'er Miramichi / April 16, 2020 /

by Stacy Underhill If you’ve been to a market or craft sale in the past year, chances are you’ve come across Bruce Harrison of Knot ‘n Butt Wood. His tall stature and twinkling smile are surpassed only by his booming voice and personality – and the quality of the wooden pieces he creates. Bruce makes…

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Allan J. Ritchie and the Ritchie Wharf

By Giv'er Miramichi / April 15, 2020 /

by the Miramichi Historical Society, Have you ever looked up at the sailing masts on the Ritchie Wharf recreation area and wondered why these are a prominent feature of the site? Easy enough to connect water and sail in our minds but why here and why is the Ritchie name attached? On this site in…

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Tai Chi and Qi Gong – Staying Fit While Standing in Place

By Giv'er Miramichi / April 14, 2020 /

By Mary E. King Tai Chi is a slow moving, breath-focused exercise or series of exercises exhibiting a number of postures and movements all oriented to enhancing relaxation, balance and physical function. As an internal and mindfulness practice, Tai Chi and Qi Gong also help the practitioner with focus, stress, anxiety and depression. Evidence is…

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Winner of Quilt Raffle

By Giv'er Miramichi / April 10, 2020 /

The Friends of Seamen’s Hospital Craft Group are very pleased to announce the winner of the Quilt Raffle. The lucky ticket was drawn by members Christel Pond, Paula Johnston and Frances Novinscak. The winner was Mrs. Stella Lefurgey of Miramichi. Stella’s daughter Amy Lefurgey was able to accept the quilt on behalf of her mother.…

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