Les McLaughlin

Blackville School Receives $6,000 Donation

By Les McLaughlin / July 13, 2015 /

Blackville School has received a $6,000 donation from Ford Canada’s Drive 4Ur School program. Hal Somers’ Towne Ford Sales & Service partnered up with BHS student council to host the test-drive fundraising event on Saturday, May 16. For every valid test-drive completed, Ford Motor Company of Canada donated $20 to the school. Blackville received the […]

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Glow in the Dark Party at Blackville Park

By Les McLaughlin / July 8, 2015 /

On Friday, July 10, there will be a Glow in the Dark party at the Blackville Municipal Park for youth from grades eight to twelve. The event takes place from 8:00pm to 11:00pm. Hosted by Dr. Tiffany Keenan and summer student Marcey Jardine, the three hour event will include music, karaoke, local talent and more!…

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Blackville’s Centennial Field Grand Re-opening

By Les McLaughlin / July 7, 2015 /

The Blackville 49ers and Mosquito teams will mark the grand re-opening of the recently upgraded Centennial Field in Blackville on Thursday, July 9. Admission is free. A ribbon cutting ceremony is planned to commemorate the overhaul of the baseball park beginning at 6:00pm.  The two new mosquito teams, children aged nine to eleven, will play…

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Splashdown and Big Bad Marty Band to Highlight Blackville Days

By Les McLaughlin / June 25, 2015 /

This years Blackville Days celebration will take place on Saturday, July 18. Join us as we celebrate living in this amazing village! The day kicks off with the Annual Splashdown hosted by the Blackville Fireman’s Club. The river run begins at noon at the Mouth of the Cains River and ends at Blackville Park. A…

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Blackville Homecoming Weekend July 31 to August 2

By Les McLaughlin / June 23, 2015 /

Mark your calendars now for Homecoming Weekend 2015 that takes place Friday, July 31 to Sunday, August 2!  This three-day event is open to anyone who attended school in the area that is now served by Blackville School. It’s the perfect opportunity to reconnect with classmates, faculty and staff, and a time to enjoy summer…

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Tilly O’Neill Gordon Hosts Blackville Fundraising BBQ

By Les McLaughlin / June 17, 2015 /

On Saturday June 13, Tilly O’Neill Gordon, Member of Parliament for Miramichi, hosted a fundraising BBQ at the Blackville Municipal Park with donations going to the Greater Blackville Resource Centre’s food bank.  Blackville mayor Andrew Hawkes and GBRC’s Founder & President Rev. Albertine Le Blanc were also in attendance. The event was held from 11:00am to…

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Blackville Graduates Attend Prom

By Les McLaughlin / June 14, 2015 /

Blackville High School students held their Hollywood themed prom last night, Saturday June 13th. The evening kicked off with the students meeting at St. Bridget’s Roman Catholic in Renous for photos then heading to the Blackville Community Park for more photos before forming their parade procession to the school. Students then roared into the prom in style and…

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Blackville Students Raise $700 for Josie Foundation

By Les McLaughlin / June 10, 2015 /

Blackville School students have raised $700.00 through various fundraising initiatives for local non-profit organization The Josie Foundation. The fundraising campaign was organized by the High School Student Council. Southwest Miramichi-Bay du Vin MLA, and Josie Foundation founder, Jake Stewart recently accepted the donation on behalf of the organization. The foundation’s aim is to establish, receive…

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ATV Show and Shine This Weekend in Blackville

By Les McLaughlin / June 9, 2015 /

A Show and Shine Poker Run, sponsored by Towne Mazda, will be held this weekend, June 12 to 14 at the Dungarvon Power Track in Blackville. Registration begins on Saturday morning from 10am to 11am and is $10 per bike. 50/50 tickets will also be sold. The Show and Shine and Poker Run take place…

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Blackville Weight Watchers Participate in 5K Walk

By Les McLaughlin / June 8, 2015 /

Forty five members of the local Weight Watchers group participated in a 5K walk on Sunday, June 7 in Blackville. Joined by more than twenty family members, the group met at Blackville School at 2:00pm and walked along MacLaggan Drive and North Bartholomew Road. “The weather was great! Everyone enjoyed themselves while having fun, living…

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Barbecue Fundraiser to Benefit Blackville Food Bank

By Les McLaughlin / June 3, 2015 /

On Saturday, June 13, there will be a fundraising barbecue at the Blackville Municipal Park from 11:00am to 2:00pm. The event is sponsored by the Miramichi-Grand Lake Conservative Executive and Mrs. Tilly O’Neill Gordon, MP will be in attendance. All proceeds will go to the Greater Blackville Resource Centre’s Food Bank. The Greater Blackville Resource…

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NHL Player Jake Allen Visits Blackville School

By Les McLaughlin / May 27, 2015 /

NHL player Jake Allen, professional goaltender for the St. Louis Blues, visited Blackville School on Friday, May 22 for a meet and greet with students from grades 3 through 12. Allen, who was on the Miramichi for a fishing vacation, visited the school to sign autographs and pose for photos with students. Photographs were provided…

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Weight Watchers 5K Walk on June 7 in Blackville

By Les McLaughlin / May 24, 2015 /

On Sunday, June 7th at 2:00pm, Blackville Weight Watcher members, along with some members from the Miramichi Weight Watchers group, are meeting at Blackville School to participate in a 5km walk. Members are walking to celebrate their change to living a healthier lifestyle. Since Weight Watchers began last September in Blackville, some members have lost…

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